Nestled in the upper western corner of South Carolina, you’ll find the Old 96 District, comprised of five counties offering everything from historic sites and outdoor adventures to distillery tours — an ideal destination if you’re in the mood to be charmed. We’re counting down nine darling bed and breakfasts in the area that are perfect for anchoring your next weekend getaway!
Sharon Manor | Abbeville County
12 Firehouse Rd., Abbeville, SC 29620 • (864) 378-9310
Owned by husband-and-wife duo David and Benita Chupp, Sharon Manor offers four luxurious guest suites, each styled after a place the Chupps hold close to their hearts.
The newest suite, The Amelia, is modeled after Amelia Island, FL, and offers a king bed, kitchenette, and spacious private bath. The Litchfield suite also has a king bed and the property’s largest kitchenette — it’s designed after a town in Connecticut where the Chupp’s oldest son lives. This room can also be adjoined with The Blue Ridge, named after the Blue Ridge Parkway, which offers a queen bed, cozy sitting area, kitchenette, and private bathroom. The property’s final room, The Beaufort, offers subtle nods to the Lowcountry and includes a king bed, plenty of natural light, a kitchenette, and a private bathroom.
SB Tip: Don’t skip Sharon Manor’s coffee, which is roasted in-house!
The Belmont Inn | Abbeville County
104 E. Pickens St., Abbeville, SC 29620 • (864) 214-7453
The Belmont Inn is an Abbeville landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. What started as a hotel for railroad visitors and Abbeville Opera House performers has been renovated into a beautiful and luxurious modern bed and breakfast — all while maintaining the building’s original architecture.
As you enter The Belmont Inn, you’re immediately greeted by a spacious veranda with marble terrazzo flooring and many antiques and furnishings from the early 1900s. Eight guestrooms are on the first floor, while the remaining 17 are upstairs (with room number 13 being omitted from the lineup to account for superstition). Accommodations include a wine parlor, breakfast room, and the inn’s on-site restaurant, JP’s Food & Spirits.
The Lofts at Court Square | Abbeville County
103 Court Square Apt. 2, Abbeville, SC 29620 • (864) 221-6935
If you prefer to stay in an Airbnb, The Lofts at Court Square is a fantastic option. Located off Abbeville’s historic square, the property’s one-bedroom apartment accommodates up to four guests and includes a stunning antique queen bed, a queen pull-out sofa, a full kitchen, and a dining area.
The property also recently introduced a king suite that sleeps up to four and includes a California king bed, a full-size pull-out sofa, a full kitchen, and an additional full-size couch. Both units are within walking distance of some of Abbeville’s best shopping and dining locations, including Two Brews.
Veranda on Main | Abbeville County
802 N. Main St., Abbeville, SC 29620 • (864) 366-9540
Veranda on Main is a luxurious bed and breakfast located in the heart of Abbeville. Beautifully renovated to fit the exact specifications of a historic 1800s home, the property is the perfect home base for a getaway with girlfriends or a relaxing couples’ weekend. As you step inside, take note of the hardwood floors, sourced from the Tennessee mountains, and the Swarovski crystal chandelier hanging in the entryway. No matter which room you stay in, you’ll enjoy high-end bedding, linens, and drapes.
Azalea Inn | Edgefield County
201 Egghouse Rd., Johnston, SC 29832 • (217) 412-9617
Located on a working farm, Azalea Inn is a unique bed and breakfast located in Edgefield County. The 137-year-old farmhouse offers four guest suites, each with a four-poster bed and high-end linens. Plus, guests can enjoy a homemade breakfast every morning, courtesy of the farm’s daily harvest.
For dinner, you’re guaranteed a reservation at the inn’s restaurant in Edgefield, Christine’s Farm to Fork. In addition to other farm attractions like Three Star Vineyard & Orchard and Hickory Hill Milk, guests are just minutes from Palmetto Shooting Complex, the Old Edgefield District Genealogy Society, the Forks Area Trail System, and the Ten Governor Rail Trail.
SB Tip: Azalea Inn’s daily harvest includes fresh strawberries from now through June!
Isabella’s Bed & Breakfast | Edgefield County
601 Mims Ave., Johnston, SC 29832 • (803) 275-0735
Located in a historic 1800s Victorian home, Isabella’s Bed & Breakfast is the third oldest home in Johnston. Offering three guest suites — each equipped with an antique queen bed and private bathroom — this is the perfect getaway for couples, families, or a group of friends.
For a stay with a bit of added luxury, book the second-floor suite, which includes a separate sitting area and a private balcony. When you wake up, you can expect something different (yet equally delicious!) every morning for breakfast — including waffles, muffins, sausage, and more.
Inn on the Square | Greenwood County
104 Court Ave. E., Greenwood, SC 29646 • (864) 330-1010
As Greenwood’s only full-service boutique hotel, Inn on the Square is a top choice for many travelers. Carefully renovated to preserve the building’s original architecture, the inn offers two luxurious levels. Amenities and accommodations include a full-service restaurant, casual bar and lounge, and 24-hour fitness center.
Each of the 49 guest rooms has been thoughtfully designed to meet your every need, offering high-quality linens, premium toiletries, comfortable beds, and more. The hotel is also within walking distance to Uptown Greenwood’s Main Street, which is home to a wide variety of dining and shopping options.
Lady Amelia Bed & Breakfast Inn | Laurens County
258 N Main St, Cross Hill, SC 29332 • (864) 998-3040
Built in 1894, the Lady Amelia Bed & Breakfast Inn is the perfect place to unwind. As you enter the historic home, you’ll immediately notice the stately hardwood floors and carefully curated collection of antiques and furnishings throughout. Upstairs is where you’ll find the warm and inviting guest rooms. A charming red barn is located near the back of the inn and is home to the on-site antiques shop and restaurant. The restaurant is known for standout French dishes, including its fondue and raclette!
Hickory Knob State Park Resort | McCormick County
1591 Resort Dr., McCormick, SC 29835 • (864) 391-2450
While technically not a bed and breakfast, the lodging options at Hickory Knob State Park Resort are equally charming. If you’re looking to disconnect and enjoy the shores of Lake Strom Thurmond, this is the spot to call home for your stay.
The resort includes 16 one-bedroom, one-bathroom cabins for up to four guests, and each one sits about 100 yards from the lake. If you have a larger group, opt for the two-bedroom cabin located in the restored Historic French Huguenot Guillebeau House. The park is also home to 76 lodge/motel rooms that include television, coffee makers, and other modern amenities.
Enjoy your South Carolina travels, wherever they may take you!
This article is sponsored by Old 96 District. All photography provided.