Chesnut Cottage B&B      
1718 Hampton St, Columbia, SC 29201-3420, USA    
(888) 308-1718, (803) 256-1718


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Circa 1850. This inn was originally the home of Confederate General James Chesnut and his wife, writer Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut. She authored "A Diary From Dixie," written during the Civil War but published posthumously in 1905. The white frame one-and-a-half-story house has a central dormer with an arched window above the main entrance. The small porch has four octagonal columns and an ironwork balustrade. Hearty breakfasts are served in the privacy of your room, on the porch or in the main dining room. The innkeepers can provide you with sightseeing information, make advance dinner reservations, as well as cater to any other special interests you might have.

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$125 to $225

Off Season: $95 to $195

Payment Types Accepted Include American Express, Master Card, Discover, Visa, Diners Club, Carte Blanche and Personal Checks.

    • Breakfast
    • Snacks/Refreshments


This property has 5 total guest accommodations with private bath, 3 with fireplaces, 1 two-bedroom suite. The types of beds available include King and Queen.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Coffeemaker
  • Computers
  • Copy Machine
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack Bar
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Turn-Down Service

Events Hosted

    • Family Reunions
    • Seminars
    • Meetings
    • Weddings
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Any Small Groups Of 50 Persons Or Less. Seating Is Limited To 20

Inns Of Interest

    • Civil War

Pet Restrictions

Well behaved
  • Pets Allowed
  • Innkeepers pets on premises
  • Well Behaved

Innkeepers Association Memberships


Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Children Restrictions

well behaved


Must be cancelled 14 days prior to check-in


Smoke Free Property.

Other Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Water Sports

Historic Interest

The Chesnut Cottage was the wartime home of Mary Boykin Chesnut during the last stages of the War. President Jefferson Davis gave a speech from the front steps of the porch in October of 1864.

Historic Awards:

  • National Register (Granted)
  • State Register (Granted)
  • Local Register (Granted)
  • National Historical Site (Granted)
  • State Historical Site (Granted)
  • City Historical Site (Granted)

Historic sites nearby:

Robert Mills Mansion, Hampton Preston Mansion, Woodrow Wilson Boyhood home, Mann Simon Cottage, Siebels House

Nearby College/University


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pampered and spoiled

You really know how to pamper and spoil. Chestnut Cottage is a great place to stay.

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