For nearly forty years, the Cottage has flourished as an inn for travelers visiting South Carolina’s capital.
Today, The Chesnut Cottage Bed and Breakfast offers five rooms, each with its own unique character and history, for visitors of all ages to enjoy.
As one of Columbia’s “best kept secrets,” you’ll be able to take a step back in time and experience the same enchanting space that Mary Boykin Chesnut and her husband, General James Chesnut, called home for years.
Rates: $188 – $240
Built in the 1850’s, the Chesnut Cottage was home to Mary Boykin Chesnut and her husband, General James Chesnut. Mrs. Chesnut, a woman of wit and high intelligence, knew intimately the leading men and women of her day. She herself was a daughter of one of the finest families of the South and her husband was before the war a United State Senator.
While the façade of Columbia has changed drastically since the 1850’s, the Chesnut Cottage still stands strong on Hampton Street and invites guests of all ages to enjoy.