10 Nov B&Bs/Inns in Old 96 District
I recently wrote a post about the Bed & Breakfasts and Inns in the Old 96 District. Filled with history, southern charm and warm, friendly inn keepers, the accommodations in the Old 96 District are worth the trip. There are so many beautiful, cozy B &B’s and Inns in the O
ld 96 District that I couldn’t possibly fit them into one post. These inns are as inviting as the ones I described in my earlier post. These accommodations are near historic attractions, charming southern towns, unique shopping, theater and museums.
Located in Cross Hill, South Carolina, Lady Amelia Bed and Breakfast Inn is a beautiful and historic home built in 1894. It features warm and inviting rooms. The Inn is close to all the wonderful outdoor adventure, culture and history the Old 96 District has to offer. At the back of the house is a beautiful restaurant open for Lunch and Dinner which is open to the public. The cuisine is French Canadian. If you love cheese, you will be thrilled with their specialties, Fondue and Raclette.
Abbeville has three more gems for a weary traveler to rest his head. Hearthside Manor has amenities that a traveler staying for more than a night would appreciate. Each of the rooms has a kitchenette, private bath and TV. The large wrap around porch has a perfect view of the two huge Cedar trees.
Take a short stroll through downtown Abbeville to the Veranda Inn. The sunny exterior of the inn invites you in, allowing you leave your cares at the front door. The interior is equally as cheery, with the welcome addition of the smells of a homemade breakfast waiting for you. Everything in the Veranda Inn was hand selected to provide the most pleasurable experience for their guests. Every bedroom has custom made bedding, linens and draperies. The 800 thread count sheets are so soft and luxurious; you will not want to leave.
Abbeville Auberge is a restored 1860’s home filled with antiques from the period. While staying at Abbeville Auberge walk to historic Abbeville square or settle in for the afternoon in one of the rocking chairs on the veranda. Owner, Pam Tucker, creates a warm, friendly stay for all visitors.
Fannie Kates Inn, located in the Historic town of McCormick, was built in the 1880’s upon the discovery of gold in the area. The tunnels of the original gold mine lie directly beneath the inn. Golfing, boating, fishing and antiquing is close at hand for whatever you are in the mood for. Relaxing on the front porch in view of the old train depot may be more up alley. Fannie Kates Inn has a full restaurant & pub, so you won’t have to go far for a bite or libation. The inn is just a 20-minute drive to Augusta, GA and 5 minutes from breath taking Lake J. Strom Thurmond.
The Farmhouse at Bush River is a southern inn with Irish flavor. Located in Clinton, you will encounter rolling green farmlands, stone walls, lovely gardens and an inviting farmhouse. You feel as if you are in Ireland. The Farmhouse has an understated charm accented with stained glass, iron and stone work, cabinetry and furnishings made by local artisans. Each room contains a mix of Irish and English antiques and original art.
When visiting Greenwood, stay at the Inn on the Square. This inn is a little larger, but has all the personal touches as smaller inns. Choose from a room for a romantic weekend getaway or a family vacation. Taking a trip with your canine best friend? Inn on the Square welcomes your four-legged friends too. Each room includes all the modern amenities of the big hotels, such as microwaves and hairdryers, but, with the pampering of a small inn. Each stay includes a delicious southern breakfast. While staying at the inn, enjoy a drink at the Fox and the Hound Pub or a quiet dinner at the Carriage House Restaurant. The Inn on the Square also offers “stay and play” golf packages for the golf lover. Choose from one of Greenwood’s golf courses.
No matter where you choose to visit in the Old 96 District, from the Ninety-Six National Historic Site to Phoenix Factory’s Old Edgefield Pottery, the Old 96 District has many places to spend the night. The B&B and Inns in Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens & McCormick counties will provide a warm place to rest your head, a good meal to fill you and new friendships to make.