John Rutledge House, Charleston

Carolinas

JOHN RUTLEDGE HOUSE 116 Broad Street Charleston, SC 29401 (843) 723-7999 (800) 476-9741 (843) 720-2615 Fax E-mail: jrh@charminginns.com John Rutledge was one of 55 men who signed the Constitution of the United States. His home, which he built in 1763 as a wedding gift to his wife, is one of only 15 belonging to those signatories that have survived and the only one that is now a boutique hotel accommodating lodging guests. The Inn is a complex of three buildings--the main house and two carriage houses--that enclose a courtyard garden of plants indigenous to coastal Southern Carolina. There are tables in the courtyard for guests who wish to have breakfast outdoors. All rooms have parquet floors, Italian marble fireplaces and 14-foot ceilings with equally tall classic window treatments, and crystal chandeliers. The second-floor ballroom is a public area where the Colonial experience is recreated for the edification of guests. Wine and sherry are offered. Guest rooms are decorated with accurate period reproduction furniture and some antiques. All rooms have individual climate control, remote control color TV and refrigerators. Suites contain fireplaces in the bedrooms as well as in the parlors. Foldout sofas are in the sitting areas. Large marble baths have corrian marble counters and large, well-lighted mirrors. Suites also have double jacuzzis and a separate shower. There is no full service restaurant at the Inn, but afternoon tea and refreshments in season are served. The Inn specializes in small, upscale meetings and offers the full range of meeting and catering services. Guests are extended privileges to Wild Dunes and Kiawah, two golf resorts nearby. The Inn is located in the heart of Charleston's historical district, directly across from the famous antebellum mansions. Fine restaurants, theaters, shopping, Charleston Place and the Market are within a few minutes' walking distance. SERVICES & AMENITIES: Parking, Laundry, Babysitting service, Library, Some rooms with fireplaces, Complimentary newspaper, Telephone, Radio, Wet bar, Cable TV, Stocked refrigerator, Complimentary toiletries, Some rooms with whirlpool bath, Robes, Complimentary wine, sherry, tea and refreshments, Complimentary toiletries, Individual heat & air-conditioning control BUSINESS FACILIITES: Message center, Secretarial center, Copiers, Audio-visual, Complete business service center CONFERENCE ROOMS: yes, capacity 20 SPORTS FACILITIES: Golf resorts nearby LOCATION: Historic District, downtown Charleston, 12 miles to Charleston Airport ATTRACTIONS: Convenient to tours, shopping, dining, Battery and Market Area

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