The John Rutledge House Inn is located in the heart of the historic district of Charleston, South Carolina. The inn offers visitors to the Palmetto City elegant, upscale lodging, hospitality, and amenities in a historic setting.Which begs the question, Why on earth did I bring my 10-year old son?
Charleston is a beautiful city with a rich heritage and significance in our nation’s story. In addition to its history, there’s an exciting culinary scene as well as a wealth of entertainment, shopping, museums and recreational opportunities.
With all Charleston has to offer, I wanted to add one more special treat to a ‘Mommy and Me’ trip – an extraordinary stay in a historic bed and breakfast.
The John Rutledge House Inn on Broad Street is one of those exceptional places that not only cater to the finer tastes in life, it also welcomes guests with children.
Style and Elegance
One of the personal touches making us feel welcomed.
Breakfast of Champions
Breakfast at the John Rutledge House Inn is much more than a bowl of cereal or fruit and yogurt – it’s a dining event.
First of all, guests are given a choice of where they’d like to dine; in their room, in the ballroom, or weather permitting, in the courtyard. Naturally, we had to dine in different locations each morning of our stay.
My son got a kick out of completing our breakfast request card each evening and placing it on the doorknob to let the staff know what and where we’d be eating in the morning. The choices offered were delicious, and I have to say, the stuffed French toast was out-of-this-world.
Guests can choose to enjoy breakfast in their room, the ballroom or in the courtyard.
Port and Brandy
Friendly and helpful staff
In addition to superior service, the staff assists with a lot of little touches. Items such as securing reservations, giving directions, chocolates at the turn-down time, and a small but helpful detail, directing us to their cooler full of water bottles. Charleston’s hot and humid this time of year, and when they remind you to stay hydrated, they aren’t kidding. The water bottle we picked up stayed with us the entire day.
When I asked my son how he liked his stay at the JRH he replied, “Even though there wasn’t a pool, it was the best!”
Ah, a supreme compliment from a 10-year old, indeed.
Photo Gallery: More Pictures from The John Rutledge House Inn
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