The Grove -The Inn on Harlee

408 Harllee Place , Marion, SC 29571 USA (Show map)


Whether travelling or seeking relaxation, one will find haven in this impressive 7000 square foot Victorian mansion (c. 1895). Located on five acres in the heart of historic Marion SC, each well-appointed guestroom reflects its own personality, appealing to an array of style preferences. Private baths (three with jacuzzis) and individual thermostats in each room highlight other amenities such as hair dryers, TV-DVD-VCR, irons/ ironing boards, elegant period antiques, and comfortable chairs. A full gourmet breakfast is served each morning. For enjoyment,read in one of the grand parlors or on the spacious porch, take a tour of Marion's historic district, antique shops, or a day trip to the Myrtle Beach area or Charleston.



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

Girl Scouts

5 on June 16, 2016

We had a our first Girl Scout Cookie Ceremony at the The Grove. Mrs. Ann & Mr. Denley was so sweet with helping us with everything. The food was awesome, our girls really loved the history of the house and our sweet hosts. The grounds were so pretty, just the right setting for what we were looking for... can't ask for a better place in small town,... your in the city, but it feel like you are out In the country

A Fantastic Find!

5 on June 18, 2014

I stumbled upon The Grove recently when I was in the area on business. What a find! The house and grounds are gorgeous! Ann and Denley are wonderful, warm and hospitable hosts. Breakfast was scrumptious and provided in part by the resident flock of egg laying hens. I can't remember ever coming home from a business trip feeling so refreshed. I look forward to coming back for a weekend soon.

Wonderful Stay!!

4.4 on December 01, 2013

Ann and Denley are wonderful hosts at their beautiful b and b. We stayed 3 nights and enjoyed their very warm hospitality, comfortable and beautifully appointed rooms and delicious breakfasts. The house has so much history and they have maintained as much of its original decor. A must stay if you are in the area or traveling through!

No better place!

5 on November 24, 2012

You will not find a cleaner, friendlier, more relaxing place than the Grove! Denley and Ann do a fabulous job as innkeepers. This continues to be a favorite retreat spot of ours!

Total satisfaction

5 on September 12, 2012

The Caughmans are the perfect B&B hosts and set a perfect mood for your stay from the booking right through your good-bye. They allowed me to fulfill a wish by allowing me to bring my 2 granddaughters to share in my love of the B&B experience. We had the PERFECT room, with 3 single antique beds (2 UNIQUE Bonnet beds) and even the "rollaway" was an antique, iron, COMFORTABLE bed! We recieved attention as if we were the only guests...truly a stay we will all long remember. I have stayed in 41 B&Bs and The Grove is absolutely top 10 material! Sue ... Charleston,SC

We love this place!

5 on September 26, 2011

The home is so beautiful and has so much history! The rooms are beautiful and the food was wonderful! The homemade ice cream is a must! We really enjoy our stay and Anne and Denley were the perfect hosts! A great refuge for personal or business.

Extraordinary Ambiance and Hospitality Found Here

5 on February 10, 2011

It would be difficult to find another B&B that has been so meticulously and lovingly restored to preserve the family history, combined with the gracious and warm hospitality of our host and hostess, Denley and Ann Caughman. We just returned from our second stay at The Grove, this time was with friends celebrating their 50th Anniversary. The candlelit 5 course dinner alongside a crackling fire, fresh flowers, and soft music made us feel like royalty. Not to mention the ambiance of our grand accommodations and the sumptuous breakfast. Ann and Denley, we thank you for going above and beyond to make this celebration so unforgettable. It was hard to leave, and we are already greatly anticipating our next stay.

Return Visit

5 on February 02, 2011

From Canada, we found The Grove on the internet and booked Annie's Room for one night enroute to Florida. We had an exceptionally long travel day and as we stopped in the driveway by the entrance to this beautiful home, we were met by Ann Caughman who welcomed us and instantly made us feel we had arrived home. The warmth and gracious hospitality of our host was felt immediately. We were shown our room and all the amenities provided and invited to have a tour of this incredible Victorian home with the period furniture and antiques - some coming from the original owners of this house. The comfort of the room wrapped itself around us and the wonderful homemade cookies were an instant hit. Denley and Ann Caughman are the consummate hosts leaving nothing to chance and putting the welfare of their guests first. We were so impressed with the Caughmans, their hospitality, the comfort of the home and the wonderful breakfast that we returned for a second night on our return trip to Canada. This B & B is definitely an oasis in this busy world and a visit to "The Grove" will only be the first of many.

Stay at The Grove

4.2 on January 03, 2011

Great visit to The Grove. The setting is lovely and peaceful!

I Didn't Want To Leave - so I didn't!

4.0 on October 19, 2010

Everything was lovely. I'd never been to Marion so I had no idea what to expect. Upon arrival, Denley (Innkeeper) gave me a wonderful tour of the house and gardens. You can have a great time just wandering through the rooms checking out the photos, books and decor. "Annie's Room" was beautifully decorated with antiques but you still had a warm, casual, comfy feeling. I then discovered the fabulous robe in the closet AND the cookies and I was one happy lady. I rushed down to breakfast the next morning anxious to start my trekking through graveyards, in search of long lost ancesters. My anxiousness faded quickly when met with soft music, candles and freshly brewed coffee. By the time I enjoyed the fresh fruit, coffee cake, bacon and eggs, I was in no hurry but I had to step up the pace on trekking. I almost felt guilty at being treated so royally sitting there all by myself. After two comfy nights, two great breakfasts and now two bowls of cookies, it was time to head for home. Make a stop at the archives and find a place along I95 to break up the drive. Sitting in that archives, all I could think about was that wonderful other room, "Kate's Room" with the little antique canopy beds (original to the house) and great bathroom with the spa tub. I had to go back. To heck with the long drive. I called Ann & Denly (my new best friends)and they laughingly took me back. I told another friend I was staying another night and we would get together. It didn't happen. Once again, the cookies, robe, spa tub and those little beds held me prisoner. I have worked with and stayed in most of the finest hotels around the country and can assure you, Ann and Denley Caughman have thought of everything to accomodate your stay. I am diligently searching for more lost ancestors around Marion County so I can return the Grove. PS: I did have another bowl of cookies waiting for me when I returned.

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Rooms & Rates

Senator Montgomery's Room

Warm golds and rich indigo complement the gleaming woods of the Eastlake furniture in Senator Montgomery's Room, so named after the master of The Grove who served as a South Carolina state senator and legislator. Room has one Queen bed, individual heating and air conditioning controls, complimentary wireless Internet access, and Cable TV with DVD player, radio and CD player. Each room also has a hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Private bathroom with claw-foot tub and walk-in shower!

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $155

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Location Type

one hour from beach, 45 minutes from NASCAR track, 20 minutes from airport, Downtown, Small town


Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR-Myrtle Beach Jetport) 50 miles

Directions to property:

From I-95, take either exit 170 or 181 and follow signs to Marion downtown. This business route becomes Main Street. Once on Main Street, look for Harlee Street, which only turns one way. Look for the sidewalk clock on the Magnolia's on Main Building. Turn onto Harlee Street, go to the end of the street and through our gate, which is the end of Harlee Street.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, gardens and topiary garden, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Library, Piano, Videos, Wedding Facilities , bicycles and helmets, gift shop, hospitality center/refrigerator, homemade cookies, tours of manor house an property, area

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Wood working, Learning to cook on a wood cook stove, Gardening, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only permitted on porches
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No over 12 years, subject to approval from innkeeper
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No no pets
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's deposit required
  • Cancellations: Cancellation policy: 48 hour notice or charged for one night's room rental
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Denley and Ann Caughman

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

Denley builds 18th century furniture, which is displayed in the house and also participates in 18th century re-enacting. He has restored much of the woodwork in the house. Ann enjoys housekeeping, cooking, and music. Both enjoy getting to know their guests and pampering them while they visit The Grove.

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  • Time Served: 8:00-9:30, earlier on request
  • Serving Location: patio or porch, in room for special occasion, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

strawberry soup
A lucious cold soup of strawberries, cream, and yogurt made and chilled to perfection. Guests love it, summer or winter, and enjoy it served in beautiful sherbert compotes.


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