5 on August 31, 2014
We were passing through nearby Greenville to see a friend and we need a place to stay. This appeared to be the best choice in the area. I’m very glad that we stayed here. The owners are very pleasant and helpful and welcoming. They really seem to enjoy the B&B business. The husband is rightfully proud of his beautiful garden. He gave us a nice tour. The rooms are surprisingly large and modern. Only a couple of ground floor rooms are original to the 19th Century. Most everything has been remodeled so that the whole house looks new, but done in an old style. The amenities are complete and guests’ needs are well-anticipated. The wife cooked us a beautiful large meal for breakfast. We could have eaten in the dining, but it was a great morning and we ate on the lovely back porch. I would highly recommend a stay at this beautiful home.
4.8 on August 13, 2013
Our hosts served us with true southern hospitality. Immaculate accommodations with gourmet breakfast. Number one on our list of B&Bs with 13 years of our travels to B&Bs.
5 on August 13, 2013
Our first time at a B&B and it was way beyond our expectations. Everything was elegant. Grounds were beautiful and relaxing. Hosts were friendly and engaging but not bothersome. Food was fabulous. Had her write down the recipe for the french toast casserole before we left as this will be our Christmas breakfast this year!
4.6 on June 11, 2013
We love coming to The Garden House! The innkeepers are extremely hospitable.
5 on March 11, 2013
The Shelton's hospitality was matched only by the beauty and quiet atmoshphere of the Garden House B&B. My wife and I have 3 teenage boys and needed a brief "Couple" getaway. The location, beauty and amenities make for a fantastic value. The breakfasts were magnificent and the portions large! My wife and I cannot wait to go back. Curt & Melissa S. Taylors, SC
5 on February 24, 2013
All stars in every category! Congenial hosts, fellow guests -- the epitome of gracious, southern hospitality. Beautiful house, with porches, veranda, and series of gardens. And the food -- oh, my -- perfection.
5 on December 28, 2012
Thank you Mr. And Mrs. Shelton for a wonderful and relaxing stay at your beautiful Inn. The Fallin's
5 on September 18, 2012
The purpose of our short vacation was to explore the Upcountry of South Carolina, specifically Greenville with its revitalized Central Business District. We stayed at the Garden House in Simpsonville, a short drive down the Interstate from Greenville. The Garden House lives up to our expectations. The room we stayed in was clean, comfortable, spacious, attractive, and private. The breakfasts were different each day (we stayed for four nights) as well as delicious and filling. We didn't "run out of gas" in the middle of the day which allowed us to further explore Greenville and surrounding communities. The yard is a one of a kind beauty, meticulously cared for by Roy. While our stay was enhanced by the facilities it was made even more so by Frances and Roy. They are gracious hosts and most interesting conversationalists. We won't hesitate to schedule another stay.
5 on September 17, 2012
... when not expecting much after having stayed at some many hotels before and than you step into this wondrful place! Never thought that business trips could become that nice ... well at least as far as accomodation is concerned .... and not just the room itself ... it's the overall atmosphere / the "feel at home & getting spoiled" feeling starting from the place itself (house, rooms, garden etc) and definitely not stopping with Frances & Roy's warm welcome & magnificent way of looking after you (that includes a breathtaking breakfast every morning) .... unfortunately I was pretty busy on that trip so I could not spend enough time at teh Gardenhouse .... yet enxt time I will ......
5 on August 27, 2012
We so enjoyed our host's hospitality, our lovely, comfy room, awesome food. We frequent B&Bs and this one is a real "stand-out!"
5 on August 13, 2012
Frances & Roy and their beautiful house were beyond accommodating. Attention to detail, food, rooms are more than anyone is expecting. Great experience for us!
5 on August 13, 2012
Upon seeing the formal garden, followed by a more natural scape, we knew we had a great place. Francis & Roy have created a warm & welcoming escape where no detail is overlooked. The house is lovely and comfortable. We highly recommend The Garden House.
5 on August 04, 2012
Beautiful home, beautiful views, beautiful host. Just what the doctor ordered! Thanks Willi! You are the greatest!
5 on July 24, 2012
We would definitely repeat our visit. Inn keepers treated us like family.
5 on July 24, 2012
Beautiful home & gardens. We felt very comfortable and welcome. Wonderful breakfast. We enjoyed chatting with Frances and Roy and their guests. Would definitely recommend & return.
5 on January 27, 2012
The Garden House is a beautiful Victorian home which was renovated in the early 2000's. Mr. and Mrs. Shelton live on the third floor, leaving the first and second (very spacious) floors for their guests. I was able to experience the new living room TV, which Mr. Shelton noted had a 60' screen. I stayed at the Garden House for 11 nights during a two week trip to the Greenville area. Mr. and Mrs. Shelton are truly kind and friendly hosts who strive to make their guests feel comfortable. I thought 11 days worth of breakfast would push Mrs. Shelton to her limits, but somehow she managed to make me a new, delicious breakfast creation every morning. She is an outstanding cook.
5 on June 06, 2011
Frances Shelton is an outstanding innkeeper. Everything exceeded my expectations. The inn is a palace and Frances will make you feel at home the instant you walk in. But, don't think you'll be able to remain on your summer diet. Frances will provide you w. a sumptuous amount of delicious Southern hospitality. And that's all there is to it! Leeds Levy
5 on October 03, 2010
This is a great place to stay, and the owners make you feel right at home. We certainly hope to come back.
4.4 on January 13, 2010
We were so at home and toted on constantly! We loved our time here. The food is AMAZING!!
4.0 on January 12, 2010
Lovely, caring hostess. Beautiful, spacious accomodations. Would definitely stay again and put my family there.
4.6 on December 09, 2009
Our overnight stay at the Garden House Bed and Breakfast was one of our best stopovers at a B&B. Beautifully restored house and war, friendly hostess. The house and gardens are truly lovely.
4.0 on September 03, 2009
My husband had never stayed at a B & B before. What a wonderful first time. Roy and Francis were wonderful and full of local information. We were very comfortable being around both of them. Our room was wonderful with a full bath, and to say that the breakfast was great would be an understatment. A walk through the back garden in back was picture perfect. We intend to go back soon. Thank you.
5 on August 21, 2009
As previous guests have noted in their reviews, Roy and Frances have fashioned their Garden House B&B into one very outstanding B&B! We enjoyed every minute! We shared champagne on the back porch in the late afternoon, overlooking Roy’s incredibly manicured garden. (Frances was gracious to offer her real glass flutes to replace my traveling plastic flutes!) Our beds were so comfortable, breakfast was a beautiful feast and visiting with Roy and Frances was inspiring. Their home is so beautifully decorated that I thought they might have hired a decorator. I’m in awe -- Frances did it all herself! I might also add, the house was so clean that there wasn’t a spec of dust anywhere! After I saw how adorable this B&B was, I longed for more time at the Garden House B&B so I could curl up on every one of the precious porches and enjoy the peace and quiet offered there. We will be back!
5 on July 31, 2009
Garden house innkeepers enjoy their guests & show it with fantastic breakfast, served family-style. Frances loves to discuss her garden. Her 68-year-old husband will tell you his adventures on the AT at age 60!
5 on July 27, 2009
Personalized service sets this quaint Inn apart from many others. The Gardens were amazing!
5 on July 20, 2009
We made "last minute reservations" and were able to hit a window of opportunity to have the room we wished. The Property is absolutely charming. Well lit rooms, VERY QUIET. Soft music and a very receptive welcome greet you upon arrival. Very spacious so that you can have privacy if you choose or indulge in conversation in the public spaces. The B&B has typical "Southern charm" and the place is simply a joy to rest and refresh at. Wonderful tall pin oaks and a bird sanctuary on the grounds are an added bonus. We peered into other unfilled rooms and each has it's individual charm and theme. The gardens and grounds offer tranquility and relaxation should you choose to be out-of-doors. Simpsonville is close to Greenville and is a very typical old southern town that "time is passing by." So, you can have a great relaxing stay and still have all the amenities of our hectic day to day pace, near by. (Free wireless, if for some odd reason you need to be connected on vacation.) The food was ample and very good. Fresh seasonal fruit, pastries, great coffee, etc., etc. How can you go wrong? We plan to return there again.
5 on July 20, 2009
My husband and I just stayed for one day, but it was well worth it. We are never able to get away and I haven't been away from our six year old EVER!! Would do it again soon if we ever get the chance
5 on April 08, 2009
The innkeepers (Frances and Roy) are very accommodating. From cleanliness of the rooms, fantastic meals, relaxing walks through the garden, information on local sightseeing and general conversation we couldn't have asked for a better B&B. We have stayed at others before and never felt like we were family. Thank you.. If in the area again we will certainly look into availability at the inn.
4.4 on January 28, 2009
Roy and Frances were delightful. The room and house and grounds were beautiful. Breakfast was delicious. Great weekend getaway. Can't wait to go back! Charming little town.
5 on January 14, 2009
We enjoyed our stay at The Garden House. Our room and the expansive bath were immaculate and well-appointed for our visit. The guest areas were beautifully decorated and inviting for guests to relax and read, watch television, or enjoy the gardens. The hosts were friendly and very helpful in tips and information about local places to eat and visit. We would certainly choose to visit again at The Garden House.
4.8 on January 09, 2009
What a great experience staying at this B&B was. It exceeded our expectations for our 1st anniversary!
5 on November 14, 2008
The Garden House was all we hoped it would be and more. The room was very comfortable, the bed was ENORMOUS, we had long soaks in our claw foot tub, and we enjoyed a view of the lovely garden. Frances and Roy are the consummate hosts, and we were fortunate to be able to spend some time with their son Frank, who was visiting after his second tour in Iraq. Frances is definitely not a Continenatl Breakfast type of hostess, and we feasted on creamed eggs, baked french toast (made from bread she baked herself), and egg souffles. There was always beer and wine available, proper pots, cups and saucers for our tea, and our only regret was that we didn't stay longer. We will definitely make it a point to visit The Garden House the next time we are in South Carolina.
4.6 on November 10, 2008
What a beautiful place. Roy and Frances are great and this place is just right for any occation. This was a belated honeymoon and this will be a great anniversary spot.
5 on November 04, 2008
Innkeepers were very accommodating. beautiful setting, wonderful little town. Will go back again. Furnishings were beautiful. company was great.
4.6 on October 29, 2008
My husband and I were thoroughly impressed with Garden House B&B. Francis and Roy anticipated and met every possible expectation we had. They were delightful hosts. We have already recommended them to our friends.
5 on October 28, 2008
This was our first time staying at a B&B. We were very impressed. It was gorgeous and we had a very good time. Roy and Frances make you feel right at home. so classy. SO relaxing. So much fun!
4.6 on October 23, 2008
Beautiful grand home and gardens with modern amenities. One of our favorites.
4.6 on September 11, 2008
My husband and I live locally but chose this as an escape from our reality for a night, and it was more than worth it. The innkeepers are extremely friendly, and even helped us find a place for dinner that evening (offering to make a reservation for us as well). The entire house (inside and out) was immaculate, and the furniture was simply beautiful. Breakfast the next morning was amazing, and never did we feel rushed through our stay. I look forward to many returns to this Inn, and will be recomending the Inn to friends and family.
5 on September 05, 2008
My husband and I stayed at the Garden House over Labor Day weekend. The house was just beautiful. Tastefully decorated, with beautiful antiques. The bedrooms were big, clean and very comfortable. They all had a bathroom. Frances and Roy were very friendly and we enjoyed our stay. My husband said he has never slept so good away from home, which is amazing! We will definately stay at the Garden House again on our next trip down to see our kids and grandkids.
5 on July 31, 2008
This bed and breakfast is first class. The rooms are elegant, clean, roomy and very comfortable. The breakfasts were great. Roy & Frances were interesting and fun to talk to. The highlight of this inn is the outside grounds. Roy is a professional class landscaper. The flowers were gorgeous. Would recommend this inn for your next stay.
5 on July 29, 2008
Very friendly, gentle and helpful innkeepers. Every day a different breakfast always with fresh fuits and superb coffe. I felt like at home.
4.2 on July 27, 2008
Accommodating and pleasant innkeepers. The open and spacious house is lovely, as are the gardens. All aspects provide a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere.
4.0 on July 14, 2008
Very, Very Good.
4.8 on July 06, 2008
We truly enjoyed our anniversary getaway - luxurious bedroom and bath, a beautiful garden to stroll through (right out the back door of our room), extremely hospitable hosts. We walked downtown to the superb restaurant recommended by Frances, just 3 blocks away. Loved the library upstairs! Thanks, Roy and Frances!
4.8 on July 03, 2008
We enjoyed the property. The house & grounds are wonderful.
4.0 on June 30, 2008
I will definitely stay here again. It was a very pleasant business trip. Wonderful library to seat a small group for business meetings. All of the bedrooms are great, especially the ones on the back of the house away from street. The owners are wonderful and make you feel right at home. Beautiful grounds immaculately maintained.
4.6 on June 27, 2008
Roy and Frances are delightful innkeepers; personable and very accommodating. The house is spacious and welcoming with charming porches and a beautiful back lawn and garden. I would recommend this B&B and hope to visit again
5 on June 24, 2008
My new husband booked this Bed and Breakfast as a surprise for me. We arrived at 11PM and both Frances and Roy were waiting. A table with candlelight was set up on the porch upon our arrival where we had a light dinner we had brought from the reception. It was dark and I couldn't see the beauty of the garden but I could smell the rosemary and gardenias. The room was wonderful, the bathroom luxurious and the next morning the breakfast view of the garden was spectacular! Roy and Frances are gracious hosts and we will surely visit this B&B again.
4.0 on June 20, 2008
The price of our rooms were very reasonable, Frances is a very polite individual, the rooms were decorated very nicely and the landscape was well done.
4.2 on June 20, 2008
A warm and absolutely friendly welcome. An atmosphere like comming home...GREAT!! A special Thank you very much to Fraces and Ray!
5 on June 18, 2008
this is the best b&b that i have ever visited. not only was our room beautiful with great views of the garden, but Frances spoiled us with an elegant breakfast on the back porch.she even let us choose what time to eat
5 on June 16, 2008
garden house is so peaceful and beautiful that i never feel the need to venture out beyond it's spectacular gardens and warm, wonderful hosts.
4.0 on June 16, 2008
best b&b we've been to - classic design - beautiful,large, gardens, plenty of outdoor areas to sit, relax, eat. hospitality and helpfulness WAY above normal! very friendly,just like home
4.8 on June 16, 2008
always up beat , supportive,interest in the people they take care us.
5 on June 09, 2008
Perfect B and B. Food was super. The room and bath were clean and comfortable. The hosts anticipated our every need. We felt relaxed and well cared for in every way. The host family was terrific !
5 on June 05, 2008
we had a great stay at a beautiful inn with wonderful hosts
5 on May 30, 2008
Absolutely perfect. Beautiful gardens, gourmet breakfasts, great comfortable rooms. Hosts were very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. It was a fantastic experience.
4.6 on May 27, 2008
Beautiful landscaping, clen and bright rooms, fantastic breakfast, and delightful owners. We will go back...
5 on May 25, 2008
My wife and I stayed there after I returned from Iraq on my first deployment in 2005, and had a wonderful stay. The proprieters are warm friendly people that make you feel at home. The town had the small town feelign to it while having everything you could need nearby with Greenville a short distance away. All the amenities you could ever ask for or want. I recommend this location to all my friends and will return to this B&B again.
5 on May 22, 2008
Unbelievable! Frances and Roy are fabulous and the inn is beautiful. Staying here was a delight.
5 on May 22, 2008
It's like home away from home. Beautiful home and wonderful food. Roy and Frances are so nice and inviting.
5 on May 13, 2008
For our October honeymoon, I organized a surprise trip through the Smokies to the Atlantic coast and back to St. Louis. This B&B was by far the best of all my wife and I encountered. Roy & Frances are very friendly, knowledgable, and hospitable! The Inn is wonderfully warm and cozy. The gardens are beautiful. This B&B will certainly be on our list for our next trip east!
5 on May 03, 2008
My stay was so wonderful with my only regret being that I could not stay longer. The house was beautiful and clean and the rooms spacious and quiet. Roy and Frances were great hosts and fixed a delicious hot breakfast. The gardens are beautiful. I will definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone.
5 on January 30, 2008
We enjoyed our short stay. It was a quiet, peaceful room to sleep in after a hectic day moving our son into his dorm room. The breakfast was fantastic.
4.4 on November 12, 2007
Our 3 night stay far ezceeded our expectations. Frances and Roy Shelton are wonderful hosts. We certainly plan another visit.
5 on October 30, 2007
My husband and I stay at Bed and Breakfasts as often as possible for a more unique experience.The pictures surely do not capture the beauty of this home or the gardens!This was by far the most lovely, spa-like retreat experience we ever had.We felt completely at ease as guests in the home of Roy and Frances-unfortunately we could only stay one nite-I was ready to stay!! Don't miss this experience!
4.6 on October 18, 2007
We were wanting to getaway for the weekend and just relax and were able to do just that. Frances and Roy's house was very lovely and our bedroom was spacious and the bath spectacular. We were able to sit on the veranda and view the lovely garden or just look out from the bedroom. Frances fixed very nice breakfasts with homemade bakery items and the other items were top quality. It is also close to Greenville SC where we discover the shops of downtown along with a Fall Festival. Highest recommendations as a great place for a couple to spend a night or two.
5 on September 22, 2007
An almost missed opportunity. On Thursday night we stayed in Greenville at another B&B but were unable to confirm for Friday night and found this "Gem", instead. We were so glad we did!!! We will return again. It is just lovely...Roy & Francis are such accommodating hosts. Gale & George Warren Madison, GA.
5 on September 08, 2007
For the second year in a row my association's executive board has held our summer retreat here and I do mean TREAT. Frances and Roy cannot be more gracious hosts. The accomodations are simply beautiful and breakfast on the verandah can't be beat. They are within walking distance to a wonderful restaurant for dinner. The whole experience is awesome. I look forward to our next stay!
5 on September 06, 2007
We stayed at the Garden House on a couples' weekend, and couldn't have had a better time. The rooms were well apportioned and comfortable, the food was delicious, and Roy and Frances could not have been more perfect hosts. We were very close to all there was to do in Greenville and the surrounding areas. I can not say enough good things about our experience at the Garden House. We will definitely be back!!
5 on July 30, 2007
A BEAUTIFUL home with gracious hosts! Frances and Roy are lovely people who helped us feel right at home as soon as we arrived. Our room was gorgeous...just as we pictured in our minds' eye. Frances' suggestion of a quiet local resaurant just a couple blocks down the street (a lovely little walk) offered a fantastic dinner. Upon rising, Frances served yummy breakfast in the dining room: fritatas with fresh bits of herbs and cheese, as well as fresh fruit salad and breafast rolls and danish. YUM! Our experience and the Garden House Bed and Breakfast was OUTSTANDING in every way! It is experiences like these in life that make giggle with delight...Kudos to Frances and Roy!
5 on July 24, 2007
Truly a top notch B&B, along the lines of quality in Charleston and Savannah. The gardens are truly breathtaking!!
5 on May 20, 2007
We had a wonderful stay at the Garden House. The innkeepers were very hospitable and house is gorgeous. The breakfast was wonderful. It is within walking distance to shopping and dining. We could not have asked for a better place to get away.
5 on April 22, 2007
One never knows how the "real" B&B will compare to the information provided. In this case, the actual was even better than advertised. Beautiful grounds, lovely accomodations, outstanding breakfast; great hosts. Truly worth the trip.