15 Church St: The Phillips-Yates-Snowden House

15 Church St , Charleston, SC 29401 USA (Show map)

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CONTACT us by filling in "Inquire Today!" or CALL us by clicking on the "Call Innkeeper" link in the DETAILS column to the right of this text. ***MOST INNKEEPERS PROVIDE A ROOM; WE PROVIDE AN EXPERIENCE:*** The Phillips-Yates-Snowden House c. 1842 at 15 Church Street Charleston, SC 29401. Now the home of Dr. & Mrs. Jack W. Simmons, Jr., the property was originally owned by Captain Timothy Phillips during the Revolution. The Yates family constructed the present house in the early 1840’s and it served as a hospital during the Civil War during which time it was struck by four cannonballs, two of which are now mounted on the gate posts. It is notable for its Adam style paneling by Thomas Pinckney and ironwork by Charleston ironwright, Philip Simmons, his most recent addition (1998) being the basement gate at the front. The Earthquake of 1886 leveled the 4th story, which was rebuilt with a Mansard roof. Subsequent to this, the structure was reinforced with "earthquake rods", bolts running through the house between the exterior walls. Almost 100 years later, in bringing the structure up to code, this same technology was used with the addition of nine more bolts. *NOTE:This is our only website.*

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Innkeepers: Jack & Annelise Simmons

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Charleston Delight

4.8 on May 10, 2017

Jack and Annelise provide a very inviting bed and breakfast experience with their beautiful historic home in Charleston. This was my first B&B experience, and it definitely exceeded my expectations. The rooms were extremely clean and very inviting. A great value for accommodations in the Charleston area. Jack and Annelise provide a very comfortable dining experience with tasty food. They provide a fun social hour to get to know them and the other guests. Adult beverages, sodas etc provided with cheese and crackers for your enjoyment. We were provided with many suggestions for dining and sightseeing. Jack would even help with reservations if needed. I also enjoyed the Julie's (B&B staff) as well as their dog, Franny and cats, Drifter and Clarence. Highly recommend this B&B.


It's the people you meet!

5 on May 06, 2017

As lovely as Charleston is and as great the restaurants are, it's the people (and animals) you get to know that makes the trip special. The accommodations are fabulous. The ambiance is wonderful. Jack and Annelise are the most gracious hosts. The Julies are two of the sweetest and most helpful people and Frannie, Drifter and Clarence just add to the charm of it all!


Excellent

4.8 on April 30, 2017

Exceptional hosts and location. Southern hospitality at it's finest. We loved enjoying wine on the piazza with our hosts and other guests. Jack's restaurant recommendations were outstanding and he was kind enough to help us with reservations. Lastly we should mention the "Julies", Jon and the animals (Frankie, Drifter and Clarence) made our stay memorable.


A must for Charlestonians

5 on December 21, 2016

We have lived in Charleston for 72 years and we love our wonderful, Southern heritage. But if you have never spent a few days South of Broad (no initials, please), YOU DO NOT KNOW CHARLESTON. That community lives life in a different way than the rest of the area - bridge groups in the afternoon, social hours in the early evening, gorgeous but hidden away gardens, walking to church - it's life as it was 200 years ago and the way we all know it ought to be. And there is no better place to experience the real Charleston than at 15 Church Street with Jack and Annelise - and Fannie the Lab and Drifter the marmalade - and be sure to spend some time with Julie (cooks, cleans, gardens, grooms pets). We chose the Simmons as our hosts for celebrating our 50th anniversary and we could not have been more delighted.


What A Way to Experience Charleston

4.8 on November 11, 2016

Jack and Annelise were hosts extraordinaire. We were there for four nights and really felt part of the family the minute we got there. As first timers in Charleston the location was ideal. Originally had a rental car but quickly got rid of it and walked. Couldn't have been better. Their staff was helpful and friendly and made you feel at home. Take advantage of their suggestions for dinners, tours, etc. They really know the best! We will forever have fond memories of Charleston because of our stay. Although off our bucket list, we look forward to another visit. And, there is only ONE place we will stay. Don't miss out. Richard Allen

Innkeeper Response
Many thanks to all of our wonderful guests for their kind and thoughtful comments. Please remember that you contribute just as much to the experience of all. We give our guests 5 stars!

- Jack & Annelise (innkeeper)


Delightful Hosts

5 on October 24, 2016

What a delightful stay Jack and Annelise provide for all their guests! They provide great service -- anything you want -- and participate fully in the Social Hour each night. They share the history of the area as well as their own unique stories. On top of their great hospitality their B&B is lovely -- great location, lovely home. Jack and Annelise made our experience special. We have traveled to many places. Jack and Annelise are the best hosts we have ever had at a B&B. -- Kathy


Wonderful..Wonderful..

5 on August 30, 2016

I can't remember a better experience in a B&B. The Hosts were terrific and the accomadations were perfect. Food was great and the people that we met there were from all over the world. Would highly recommend for location and Southern Hospitality.


Wonderful Weekend

5 on August 21, 2016

If you are looking for true southern hospitality, then this bed and breakfast is for you! Conveniently located to all the amenities that Charleston has to offer, the accommodations were just perfect! Our party thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Charleston and welcomed the suggestions offered by Jack, Annelise, and Martha. All were so friendly and accommodating and we loved the quaint, quiet and historic atmosphere offered by the Carriage House! This will certainly not be our last visit to Charleston and we will be sure to return to 15 Church Street!


Get away with daughter

5 on July 28, 2016

My daughter and I had a weekend getaway here. We were very relaxed here, had a great time visiting with the owners and the other guests, and will always make this place our first pick when traveling to Charleston.

Innkeeper Response
Many heartfelt thanks to all of our wonderful guests who have been so kind to honor us with their gracious reviews.

- Jack & Annelise (innkeeper)


Relaxing, enjoyable, and hospitable

5 on June 19, 2016

Scott and I stayed over for the Memorial Day weekend, for Spoleto festival. They treated us like honored guests, and we got to chat and just learn about each other like old friends. The food was delicious. They were helpful in navigating us through the city, and the rooms had so much charm, and were clean. The porch was nice, and the view from our rooms to the Barbour reminded me how close we were to the ocean.


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Rooms & Rates

Carriage House

The Carriage House has a private garden entrance. Single rooms available. It can also accommodate a family of 6. Decorated with vintage family furniture, antiques, original Charleston artwork. Fully updated electrical, plumbing, HVAC systems. Has cable TV. Note: Taxes at our facility are only 4%. Not set up to accept BedandBreakfast gift certificates; however, we do offer our own. Rates: $225.00 to$325/night double occupancy; extra guests $50 each. If you stay four or more nights there is a 10% discount. Included in the rate is a full breakfast. There is no charge for parking, or the 6 PM Charleston “social hour” with wine, craft beer, soft drinks, snacks.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $225 - $325

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Location

Location Type

Downtown

Airport

Charleston, SC (CHS) 10 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, Ocean, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Tours

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Piano, VCR, Wired internet , Piazza (side porch) and garden, Four bicycles, Custom breakfast available, Afternoon wine & snacks;no cheap wine allowed!, Opportunity to live in history, Off street parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only May smoke outside on porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Welcome if well behaved; please discuss with innkeeper first
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum /Not set up to accept BedandBreakfast.com gift cert
  • Accepted payments Other, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One-half of total.
  • Cancellations: Fourteen days. Not set up to accept BedandBreakfast.com gift certificates; however, we do offer our own.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jack & Annelise Simmons

Languages spoken

English, French, German

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8 AM to 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Porch/Garden, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Low Carb.


Signature Dish

Crustless sausage quiche; fluffy Virginia pancakes