John Rutledge House (Bed and Breakfast), Charleston

John Rutledge House (Bed and Breakfast), Charleston

On the north side of Broad Street in historic Charleston, the magnificent John Rutledge House Inn is very close to the old South of Broad neighborhood not only in geography but also in feel. Known as "America's most historic inn", the house boasts a fine old pedigree indeed; built for Constitution signer John Rutledge in the 1760s, it's one of only fifteen homes belonging to the original signers to survive. George Washington breakfasted here with Mrs. Rutledge in 1791.

Today, the tall three-story structure is one of the most popular bed-and-breakfasts in Charleston, having earned a AAA Four-Diamond rating. History is everywhere in this building, but it is also beautifully restored with every modern convenience and elegant, but very comfortable furniture. There are 19 guest rooms, ranging from standard hotel rooms to large suites, which are divided among the main house and the two carriage houses at the rear of the property. The period interior is stunning: Italian marble fireplaces, original plaster moldings, and masterful ironwork abound in the public spaces. The ballroom (open to the public) is used for afternoon tea as well as breakfast.

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Sight Name: John Rutledge House (Bed and Breakfast)
Sight Location: Charleston, USA (See walking tours in Charleston)
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