Come, relive the charm of the past. Sip mint tea and relax in a rocker on the piazza of this Victorian home. You'll enjoy watching the horse-drawn carriages as they pass with guides sharing the secrets of days gone by. The house is located in the prestigious South of Broad Historic Area where evenings are quiet and safe for walking. Homemade cookies will be waiting in your room when you arrive. The rooms, with their brass & iron beds, braided rugs over heart of pine floors, quilts, and antiques give a comfortable feel. Maps, brochures, menus, etc. are available as well as many other amenities!
4.6 on May 18, 2015
FIRST TRIP TO CHARLESTON. LOVED THE CITY & DIANE'S FOLKSY CHARM. NOTHING FANCY ABOUT THIS PLACE, BUT I CAME FOR THE CITY NOT THE ACCOMMODATIONS. ONLY 2 UNITS WHICH MADE FOR QUIET. TUCKED AWAY IN A GREAT HISTORIC DISTRICT WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE TO SMALL RESTAURANTS, BUSLINE, WATERFRONT/RAINBOW DISTRICT, & HOMES TO TOUR. DIANE WAS FULL OF INFORMATION ON WHAT TO SEE, WHERE TO GO, AND TOOK A GENUINE INTEREST IN OUR WELL BEING. TO TOP IT OFF SHE SERVED A FULL COURSE, DIFFERENT BREAKFAST ON THE PORCH EVERY MORNING, WITH SECONDS IF YOU WISHED. IF YOU DON'T NEED THAT MARBLE LOBBY "HOTEL" EXPERIENCE, THIS IS A LOW KEY ALTERNATIVE.
3.6 on April 08, 2015
My daughter and I spent 4 nights in this B&B. Diane served lovely, nutritious and plentiful breakfasts - and offered second if we wanted. The room was nice and comfortable with 2 nice chairs in which to read, and a large closet. It was warm so we did not need the heater, but one was provided in the bathroom and one in the bedroom. Our hostess provided a lot of very valuable advice about the city, which she knows extremely well. Thanks to her we found restaurants with the type of food we wanted, in areas that we wanted. She also recommended a wonderful guide who took us on a very interesting walking tour of the city. Indeed, Diane did all she could to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. The location is superb - in the middle of historic Charleston. When walking back at night, we always felt very safe, which was a great plus.
4.4 on February 17, 2014
Nice room with a private entrance and bath. Generous, well-prepared breakfast. A good value for a perfect location. Tradd is a quiet street of lovely homes, tucked just a block off of Broad. Perfect place to stay and experience historic Charleston.
3.6 on June 18, 2012
I believe the hostess must be reading these reviews as we had no complaints. Plenty of breakfast and she made a point of asking if we wanted more each day. The place is clean and full of character. Yes, you have to take your shoes off in your room, but it that really so hard? She has a floor rug right at the door for you to stand on as you do this.
2.8 on May 03, 2012
Our first visit to Charleston, and the Inn was a good place to begin our adventure. The Innkeeper had lots of good tips for eating and touring, and the room was clean and neat with a comfortable bed. A pleasant, if unspectacular place to stay, with an excellent location..
5 on May 01, 2011
My husband and I were looking forward to our stay in historical Charleston. The Country Victorin Bed and Breakfast on Tradd Street was our choice. We had a wonderful time! We felt close to Diane Weed, the innkeeper, the moment we chatted with her. She reminded us of our sweet aunt. Diane was a retired teacher, she lived in Japan & Hawaii, and she loved baking cookies. We arrived a bit late Sunday night in April but Diane was waiting for us concerned whether we had gotten lost or not. Next, we followed her up to a country Victorian decorated room which intrigued us. We couldn't stop talking about each antique. Because we take off our shoes at our house, having to do that in her house made us feel right at home. We had shoes going 3/4th up the stairway. As she showed us around, she also introduced activities of interests as well as various restaurant ideas. The brochures and maps left in our room were extremely helpful. The location of this bed & breakfast was perfect (in the historic district, close to museums, restaurants, stores, antiques shops, and tennis courts), quiet (we loved the gas lamps outside), and safe (even late at night). Every person we met in town offered information of favorite places to visit or eat. Breakfast on the piazza was delicious, filling, and enjoyable as we cheerfully connected with Diane each morning. Diane's suggestions were accommondating and thorough. She even made phone calls for us for different historical tours. Our room was always clean and Diane's nice touch of leaving snacks added to our cozy environment. We loved the tours that explained the preservation and history of Charleston. The beaches were about 20 - 30 minutes away. The plantations were larger than we expected. You see, this town absolutely captivated us and we can't wait to return. That includes returning to Diane's Country Victorian Bed & Breakfast.
2.2 on April 09, 2011
Rooms: musty, although clean; not one comfortable place to sit and relax; many, many rules are posted throughout the rooms; heat was not available for a night that dipped down to low 40's; be sure to request bath mat for the slippery tub; shoes may not be worn inside - take care on the steep, slippery staircase! Service: breakfast time is rigid; request for 10 minutes earlier was refused Dining: light, tasty breakfasts; if you are a big eater this won't work for you; did find a half of a toothpick in my breakfast sandwich. That was a nasty bite!
4.0 on September 28, 2010
Ample parking, able to greet us even though we were a late night arrival, had customized maps we used to navigate the city, had a walking tour booklet we used to tour the city, interesting antiques on the walls, bedside m&ms!, baggie of cookies!, SNACK BASKET!, wonderful breakfast on the porch.
4.0 on July 19, 2010
We stayed here 10 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We found the place again today as we were driving around town. We got to walk around and take some pictures. We plan This stay here again.
4.0 on June 27, 2010
I was vacationing alone in Charleston, and it was like I was staying with an old friend. Diane was gracious, helpful in suggestions of things to do, and delightful breakfast conversation.
main historic district, South of Broad, City, Downtown, Small town
Charleston, SC (CHS) 15 miles
South of Broad St detailed maps are sent with confirmation note.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Theatre, Historic House Tours, 230 restaurants within walking distance, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area
, Menus/brochures, flowers in season
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Walking tours, Harbor cruises, Dinner Marina, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts
Diane Deardurff Weed
I'm a former teacher who enjoys quilting, collecting antiques, reading, cooking, historic preservation, and visiting with guests.
I love baking, especially different kinds of cookies, so you will be surprised with one of my special kinds of cookies awaiting you upon arrival.