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Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 15 September 2012

This 1820's cottage, the home of General and Mary Chestnut during the Civil War, is charming. The five bedrooms are themed and tastefully decorated. The bed was extremely comfortable. The bathroom appeared to have had some updating but was really in need of more renovation. There is a pleasant garden at the back of the cottage with garden furniture and...

2Thank Premier_Cru_USA
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Reviewed 5 June 2012

This is an excellent B&B in a well restored historical cottage. Gale and Sherwood went out of their way to make us feel welcome and her breakfast is worthy of any 5 star restaurent. (too bad they do not do dinner). The room was very well appointed and comfortable. Only complaint is the the ghost of Mary Chestnut did not...

2Thank Charles C
Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewed 31 December 2011

The chestnut cottage was the first stop on our honeymoon and we were not dissapointed! Our room was charming and the breakfast in bed was delicious! We look forward to returning on our anniversary!!!

2Thank m r
Maryville, Tennessee
Reviewed 18 October 2011

The innkeepers greeted us upon arrival at 9pm and served us a wonderful breakfast the next morning (strawberries and cream, eggs, sausage, tomatoes, cereal, milk, juice). We enjoyed touring the historic property after breakfast and learning about Mary Chestnut. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Boykin_Chesnut for a preview.

2Thank Brandon508
Seneca, South Carolina
Reviewed 17 September 2010

I personally love the history behind the Chesnut Cottage, and likewise me and my wife adore the hospitality of Gale and Sherwood. The rooms are quite nice, and breakfast is really, really good. We have taken at least two anniversary trips while staying at the Chesnut Cottage, and have stayed there on several other occasions. It is genuinely our home...

3Thank KennyLLC
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 11 September 2010

I thoroughly enjoyed my short stay at Chestnut House. I never want to leave Columbia when I visit my son attending USC. Gail(sp?) and Sherman are intuitively attentive, allow privacy, and lived up to everything promised. They have an ability to feel your needs whether its alot of attention, need for conversation, or to be left alone---they can help conversation...

Thank yeah-oh-well
Richmond VA
Reviewed 2 September 2010

We stayed in the Jeff Davis room and did not experince any of the problems of the prior reviewer although the lights could have been brighter and I had to borrow a glass from the kitchen for the bathroom. The food was fine and the inn keepers freindly and helpful.

Thank John G
Savannah, GA
Reviewed 23 July 2010

Columbia is not a city noted for B&B's but the website for this one looked very nice. However once we arrived we quickly discovered that The Chesnut Cottage has a lot of potential but it doesn't bear much resemblance to what we saw and read about on-line. We stayed in The Jefferson Davis Room, which appeared to be decorated with...

6Thank suznfused
Reviewed 25 June 2009

My husband and I stayed at the Chestnut Cottage for our wedding night! It was very quaint and true to time period. We either had an extremely long night or the bed was extremely comfortable! :) Probably a mix of both. Gale was great... they asked us what we wanted for breakfast and delivered everything to a T! .... it...

1Thank younique
Reviewed 13 February 2009

Chesnut Cottage is one of the best B&Bs we have experienced. Gale is a delightful and thoughtful host, full of excellent information about Columbia, stories about the house and its history, and gracious hospitality--he even mailed me a jacket I had left behind when we departed. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable, and the house is located in the historic...

2Thank TallDancer

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Address: 1718 Hampton St, Columbia, SC 29201-3420
Region: United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Number of rooms: 5
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“talk to the innkeepers and get a feel for what you are looking for”
 of 5 bubbles polecat5, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The rooms actually inside the house are more quaint and historic”
 of 5 bubbles Dabonee, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The weeding room is the best for privacy. The others are in the main house.”
 of 5 bubbles dann932, 14 Dec 2015 | Read review
“ask for the "2 room suite" on the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles cakiernank, 17 Nov 2013 | Read review
“The room on the right nearest the street.”
 of 5 bubbles MikellaW, 30 Jan 2013 | Read review
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