Isabella's Bed & Breakfast

601 Mims Avenue , Johnston, SC 29832 USA (Show map)


Isabella's is a 143 year old Victorian home located in Johnston, SC, a small railroad town also known as the Peach Capital of the world. It is only 26 miles from Augusta,GA. and 21 miles from Aiken, SC. Easy access from I20.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Special place

5 on February 12, 2018

Really enjoyed my stay. The house is gorgeous and is beautifully decorated. Jessie, the owner, has thought of every touch and is a great hostess. The rooms have beautiful wood floors and high ceilings. The breakfast was excellent-fresh fruit, walnut waffles, and bacon. Great value and will stay again when next in the area. And how often do you get to stay in a great house built in 1875?

Outstanding in Every Way!

4.8 on October 09, 2017

My wife and I returned to Johnston for a wedding that my wife; the Pastor was officiating. We were given acommodations for two nights at Isabella's in the suite and was very pleased. The entire house is decorated tastefully and is spotless. Our suite also had a private balcony which we used. Jessie, the owner is warm and friendly and a superb cook as the breakfasts she prepared was delicious. And Carly, her small dog , has a lot of personality and made our stay feel even more like home and not a hotel. Highly recommended!,

Class Reunion

5 on October 01, 2017

I needed a place to stay for my 30th class reunion. I grew up around this area and knew there were no hotels a friend told me about Isabella's. Miss Jessie runs a top-notch bed and breakfast. She had breakfast serve fresh and hot every morning at 8:30 it was like sitting at your Grandmother's table. The quality of food was excellent. I stayed for two days and add wonderful service she accommodates everybody's needs and is a gracious host. This is one of the best bed and breakfast have ever stayed at. For Johnston South Carolina this should be a feather in their cap and if you ever get a chance to go there I highly suggest STAYING.

Home away from Home

5 on February 20, 2017

My daughter and I enjoyed our stay very much. Ms. Jessie is very accommodating and a pleasure to talk with. It was a delight to have coffee from a rose china tea cup and wonderful banana nut and lemon pecan bread. I would recommend staying here. I hope to visit again. Pam

Very Pleasant Repeat Stay

5 on February 09, 2017

We met our son and daughter-in-law for a Christmas visit over 400 miles from our homes at Isabella's B&B. Again, we were very pleased with Jessie's warm hospitality and wonderful breakfasts. Johnston and the surrounding towns are very pleasant, quiet and friendly.


5 on January 10, 2017

We LOVED our stay at Isabella's. Jessie is so kind. My husband and I were in an unusual situation and Jessie made us feel welcome and right at home. The breakfasts were delicious and very creative. We had a different made-from-scratch meal every morning. We look forward to our next stay with Jessie and Carly! Thank you, Jessie...¿¿¿¿¿¿

Isabella's is a great B & B

5 on August 14, 2016

Jessie is such a sweet person and so accommodating. She's a good cook and all items included in breakfast were hand made, right down to the jam for the homemade bread. The home is decorated to the nines. It is quiet and serene. Truly an Antebellum experience.

a very comfortable stay

5 on August 05, 2016

This was a wonderful b and b, extremely comfortable, a beautiful house and a very hospitable hostess.We could not have asked for more and would highly recommend.

Great B&B!

4.8 on September 08, 2015

Jessie was a great hostess and the Inn is top notch. in room amenities and comfortable beds make this a very relaxing property to visit. the breakfast is outstanding as well!

A pleasant stay in Johnston

5 on July 01, 2015

We stayed a couple of days at this charming and historic B & B. A beautiful home and a most hospitable hostess, nothing was too much trouble including our vegetarian breakfast! We plan to get back sometime.

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Rooms & Rates

Isabella Suite

Queen size bed with quality linens. Separate sitting room. Each room has an electric fireplace,HDTV and WIFI. A private balcony overlooks the garden. Warm and cozy bathrobes available in room.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

Scarlet Room

Located on second floor with easy access to a balcony. Queen bed with quality linens. Decorated with antiques. Electric fireplace. WIFI and HDTV. Cozy bathrobes in room.

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $95

Victoria Room

Located on second floor with easy access to large balcony equipped with wicker rocking chairs. Electric fireplace, HDTV and WIFI. Warm bathrobes available in room. Has queen bed with high quality linens.

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $95

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Location Type

Downtown, Small town


Augusta, GA (AGS-Bush Field)

Directions to property:

On I20 West take exit 33 to Hwy 39N to Hwy 23N continuing to Johnston. Take right on Mims Ave. traveling one block. We are on the corner of Mims Ave and Church St.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Big Mo Drive In Theatre, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Spa, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Fridge on site, Coffee/Tea facility on site

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Hunting, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only A fine of $250.00 will be charged if you smoke inside.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash



Jessie Chavis

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About the innkeepers

It was a dream I had. Finally materialized in 2008 when I found this house by accident and fell in love with it. After some renovations I opened in July 2010. I love to cook and garden. My favorite thing about running Isabella's is meeting the people from all over the world. I do everything myself at present. It is a labor of love for me.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Back Deck, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Signature Dish

Banana Nut Bread