During a recent trip to Summerville, SC, I had the pleasure of spending an enjoyable night at Linwood Bed and Breakfast Inn. This lovely Victorian home is situated on nearly 2 acres of award-winning, landscaped gardens embellished with handsome statuary. The gardens have lots of special niches (including a child's secret garden) which provides additional areas for relaxing while visiting the inn. Unlike most bed and breakfast inns, Linwood also offers guests a large swimming pool to enjoy during warmer months. Peter and Linda Shelbourne are the gracious resident innkeepers at Linwood, and their many years of innkeeping is reflected in the excellence found throughout their delightful inn. Linda is also a master gardener, and her talents are evident throughout the gardens.
There are 3 tastefully decorated suites within the main house, and I especially like the one I stayed in (The Brandt Suite shown above). Comfortable mattresses and high-quality linens are standard throughout the inn, as well as private label amenities. There is a working fireplace in The Brandt Suite which I also enjoyed during my visit. Linwood also offers 3 fully furnished and equipped outbuildings which are ideal for long-term, short-term, or corporate rentals; each of these is self-catering. The Guest House and The Hay Barn (both shown below) provide excellent lodging for families traveling with children.
For guests staying in the main house, a bountiful and tasty Continental breakfast is served each morning in one of the inn's two dining rooms. The table is impressively set with gleaming silver, fine china, and starched linens.
The quaintness of Summerville makes it one of my favorite SC towns. Located just 23 miles from Charleston, Summerville is conveniently located to favorite tourist destinations such as Middleton Place Plantation, Drayton Hall, and Magnolia Place & Gardens. When visiting the Summerville area, I have always had excellent meals at Middleton Place Restaurant and Summerville's Sweet Water Cafe (within walking distance of Linwood).