Make sure your SC travel plans include Bernibrooks Inn, a two-story Southern bed and breakfast located in Abbeville, South Carolina, in the SC Old 96 District. The Inn is filled with charm, antiques and friendly service. Built in 1860 shortly before the Civil War, this beautiful house with its wide front porch is perfect for relaxing. Owner Karen Berni is a superb hostess who never meets a stranger. She serves a farm to table breakfast that is to die for! Early in the evening or after breakfast, sit on the front porch and watch the world go by. The comfortably furnished bedrooms are contained upstairs with different configurations to meet visitors’ needs.
Bernibrooks Inn is located just a block from downtown Abbeville and is convenient to near shops and restaurants. Located a short distance away from the Inn is a piece of South Carolina history. The Burt-Stark Mansion was visited frequently by Confederate President Jefferson Davis. It was here that President Davis signed the document officially ending the Civil War.
Take a short stroll to the brick street downtown square where you will find unique and interesting shops. Court Square Market, a Mennonite bakery filled with fresh baked bread, cookies, cake, and cheeses are just a few stores you can visit. Stop in Red Likker Barn for a sampling of different flavored moonshines and a small tour of their distillery. Grab a bite at Maria’s Mexican restaurant and The Village Grill located off the square. Take in an awarding winning play featuring local talent at the oldest opera house in South Carolina, The Abbeville Opera House.
Plan your visit to coincide with the Abbeville Spring Festival in May or the Hogs and Hens Barbecue Festival in mid-October. Abbeville County is also home to one of the most scenic state parks in South Carolina-Calhoun Falls State Park. Whenever you plan to visit Abbeville or the surrounding counties that comprise South Carolina’s Old 96 District, make sure you plan to stay at Bernibrooks Inn – a cozy, comfortable, affordable and close to fun places to shop, eat and enjoy!