John Rutledge House Inn
The John Rutledge House Inn, located in Charleston, SC, is an historic bed & breakfast that is an attraction all its own. Built in 1763, the John Rutledge House Inn is celebrating 250 years. Originally the home to one of the signer's of the U.S. Constitution, the house is a designated historical landmark as well as an architectural masterpiece. Several drafts of the Constitution were written by Rutledge in this home. Nestled right in the historic district, the home is amidst some of the best sights that Charleston has to offer.
The John Rutledge House Inn has retrained all of its 18th century charm. Decorated with antiques from the period, this bed & breakfast also boasts marble fireplaces, 12 foot ceilings, and the original ornate flooring and moldings. All king rooms also have a gorgeous canopy bed. In addition to a complimentary breakfast, the Inn offers an afternoon tea served in the ballroom or piazza and also maintains the tradition of evening sherry, port & brandy.
The Inn, however, is not without modern comforts. Tempurpedic beds ensure guests get a peaceful night's sleep and high-speed wireless internet is available. Rooms come with refrigerator, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, flat screen TV and DVD players. Access to a nearby athletic club is available and the nightly turndown service comes complete with chocolate.
Those interested in other things historic may wish to visit Fort Sumter. Less than 2 miles from the John Rutledge House Inn, guests can catch a ferry to take them to this site. The neighborhood also has ample opportunity for antique shopping, within walking distance or just a rickshaw ride away. For a fabulous dining experience, guests can check out Fast & French or Circa 1886 at the Wentworth Mansion, each within just several blocks of the Inn.