The Columns Bed and Breakfast Inn

601 EAST MAIN STREET , DILLON, SC 29536 USA (Show map)


This beautiful Greek Revival antebellum, circa 1903, portraying 34 columns, surrounded with rocking chairs porches and balconies, is a great example of a bygone era. We offer the warmth of an exceptional bed and breakfast with the style and tradition of times gone by, where you will find comfort, beauty and timeless elegance. Our Bed and Breakfast features east and west parlors, a music hall, spacious suites and chambers with king and queen beds, high ceilings, wood floors, all with private baths. With cast iron claw foot tubs, tub/shower, shower, pedestal sinks, and beadboard wainscoting, original to the period.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9


5 on December 03, 2016

I just got back from a "girls night" with my daughter and god-daughter! I have experienced a lot of b&b's but NEVER one like this! The attention to every little detail, the thoughtfulness and consideration for our comfort was simply outstanding! I can't wait to go back! The girls, who are both grown, married with kids, are now referring to the owner as "Uncle Mike"!..... lol Dr Melanie Stewart Fuquay Varina, NC

5 star Luxury- Gracious welcome- Gorgeous Inn

5 on September 01, 2016

Simply divine.Columns Inn is a spectacularily decorated masteriece. Michael, the Innkeeper, is a charming and gracious host with impeccable taste. Breakfast was delicious and beautifully served. The Dogwood Suite was exquisitely appointed.This is the perfect Inn for a romantic weekend or quiet get- away. The Columns is truly a special place. We will return. Jennifer and George


5 on July 27, 2016

When we arrived our host and owner greeted us with a very warm and friendly welcome. The place is Immaculate. Furnished with impeccable taste that fits the house. Well worth the stay. One of the best in the country. John and Doris Jobe, Poquoson, Va.

Fabulous Retreat!

5 on May 12, 2015

What a find! Michael is so gracious and talented. The decor is impeccable and the food and ambiance went above and beyond our expectations. We will definitely be returning.

March 2014 Visit

5 on December 27, 2014

We celebrated our anniversary March of 2014 at the Columns. Michael was a outstanding host from the time we walked into the door. The room was lovely and the food was excellent. We enjoyed our stay so much we are going to try to make it an annual anniversary trip.

Simply Delightful!

5 on November 25, 2014

We’d like to add our voices to the chorus of praise singers who have been lucky enough to stay at The Columns B&B. We were encouraged to book a room there by the glowing reviews we read, and found to our delight that all the 5-star ratings were richly deserved. This property is truly a gem, and its owner even more precious. With his wonderful talents in interior design and decorating, and wide-ranging interests and experience, Michael has created a lovely environment to showcase both his beautiful antiques and gracious hospitality. This was far more than just another night’s stay at a wonderful B&B for us. We’ve been treated to a delightful experience we will long remember, and the glow of pleasant thoughts of returning there someday soon.

Simply The Very Best

5 on October 27, 2014

We stayed at The Columns at the beginning of a 3 week holiday and it set the bar very high, it was just a shame that we only had one night there as we absolutely loved everything about our short stay. Michael is the perfect host and we felt like we had known him for years by the time the time we left and we didn't want to leave, his delightful B&B is as good as it gets. It is beautifully furnished, spacious, very comfortable throughout and we really cannot praise it enough. The breakfast was wonderful and was presented with such care, a real treat and we cannot fault anything about our stay and will do our best travel in that neck of the woods again just so we can visit The Columns and Michael again. Thank you Michael for making our stay so memorable, we were sad to leave.


5 on September 02, 2014

The Columns B&B Inn is the finest B&B we have stayed at, and we have been to many fine ones around the country. Innkeeper Michael is truly a gracious host. The Inn is filled with gorgeous antiques and beautifully appointed throughout. Every detail of the Inn was impeccable. The breakfast was superb.

Best Bed and Breakfast stay, ever!

5 on April 13, 2014

My husband and I stayed 2 nights in the Azalea Suite. We are frequent B&B guests throughout the country and this inn surpassed anywhere we have ever stayed. Michael, the owner and host, has all the gifts and graces to create the perfect stay. His design and decorating talent crafted the most beautiful inn imaginable, his cooking skills delighted us with culinary delights each morning, and his gift of hospitality made us, and all of the guests around his table, comfortable and entertained. His attention to detail is unsurpassed. From the bottle of wine on arrival, to the power strip provided for electronics that appeared after the first night because he realized we needed it, everything was anticipated and provided for. We truly hope to come this way again.

Deserves 6 Stars

5 on October 15, 2013

My wife and I stayed at The Columns B & B Inn on 10/10/13 while on our way from Savannah to Charlottesville, VA. I saw the 5 star reviews and the picture of the inn and I booked it. I expected it to be very good but it was off the charts and thus deserves a 6 star rating. Why so high? It was not only a magnificent property but the owner, Michael, was simply wonderful. He is an interior designer and the decor reflects a very creative use of antiques, color and design. All the rooms were tasteful, yet fun, and well equipped. Did I say he was a joy to talk to? For me he was the best part. He has a wide range of interest and a very open way about him. I came away feeling I made a friend and look forward to my next stop there. I'd like to add that the breakfast was 6 stars too. The fresh fruit was arranged like a sculpture and the eggs benedict was delicious.

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Rooms & Rates

The Azalea Suite

Appointed with King Size Bed, Antiques decor, Fireplace, high-quality linens and bedding, woods floor and oriental rugs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $155 - $155

The Dogwood Suite

A second floor suite with a bay window overlooking the gardens as the tall dogwoods touches the windows. Appointed with a beautiful King size bed, antiques, private bath, fireplace and wood floors and oriental rugs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $155 - $155

The Camellia Suite

A beautiful suite with a private bath with claw foot tub/shower combination, tiled floors and bead board wainscoating. A sitting area with antique furniture and oriental rugs.2

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $155 - $155

The Magnolia Chamber

A quaint chamber with large windows, a private bath with a full shower, fireplace,sitting room, queen size bed, wood floors and oriental rugs. Second floor over- looking the magnolia trees.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

The Jasmine Chamber

A second floor chamber, with a private bath, queen size bed, fireplace, sitting furniture,wood floors, and oriental rugs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

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Location Type

Small town

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Fax Machine, Library, Piano

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Golfing, Kayaking

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  • Check In:: 3-7 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit.
  • Cancellations: Need 72 hours notice to cancell.
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Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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  • Time Served: 8 to 9 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

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