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Quick Tips for Your Next Charleston Vacation…

Quick Tips for Your Next Charleston Vacation If you are visiting historic Charleston, SC in the near future, you better come ready to experience one of the most vibrant cities in the South.  From culture to cuisine, Charleston has it all!  When you do visit Charleston, you should know how best to experience the city: and get the most out of your dollar.  We highly recommend that you request our Charleston Vacation Guide to plan and prepare for your trip.  However, in the meantime, here are some quick tips: Take a Carriage Tour  A carriage tour is a great way for you or your family to tour the city, and … Continue reading

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Charleston Getaway Deal!

Our Charleston Getaway Deal is Back for a Limited Time!  Now is the time to enjoy the perfect getaway to Charleston!  For a limited time only, stay with us before February 28th and get up to 35% off!  Bookings must be made via the links on the right. In 2012, Charleston was distinctly honored as the “Top City in the World” in the Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards!  Charleston has become not only one of the most vibrant cities in the American South, but in the US.  From culture to cuisine, Charleston has it all! Our three-story 18th century mansion and kitchen house are located in the heart of Charleston’s … Continue reading

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Bed and Breakfasts Charleston SC

Bed and Breakfasts Charleston, SC…  Looking for bed and breakfasts in Charleston, SC? Look no further than the Governor’s House Inn. When it comes to bed and breakfasts in Charleston, it is truly hard to beat all that we offer our guests.  The amenities and luxurious accommodations make the Governor’s House Inn a top choice among Charleston tourists.  We have 11 luxurious accommodations available in the heart of downtown Charleston, just a short walk to the battery and King Street shopping.  We are glad to help you find the perfect room or suite for you and your family, and we are also here to serve you as your local expert on … Continue reading

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It’s Time to See Charleston in the Fall…

Are you looking to visit Charleston in the fall?  It’s a great time to tour the downtown peninsula and visit the surrounding plantations.  If you have never experienced Charleston in the fall, it’s a great time to do it.  It’s truly hard to beat this time of the year.  To show our appreciation of the season, we’re offering a new fall package:  “Fall” in Love with Charleston Package. The Fall season is here, which means it is time for new beginnings.  Charleston truly comes alive in the fall.  It’s a great time to visit and experience downtown, as the crisp weather makes for a truly refreshing experience.  We hope that you will … Continue reading

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Cheap Flights to Charleston, SC- Welcome JetBlue!

The Governor’s House is excited to welcome JetBlue to the Charleston area! We hope to see you soon on these great JetBlue fares available! For Immediate Release, September 2012 JETBLUE FLIGHTS TO CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, NOW ON SALE Daily, Nonstop Service Begins February 28, 2013 CHARLESTON, S.C. (September 20, 2012) — JetBlue announced today that tickets to Charleston—the airline’s first destination in South Carolina—are now available for purchase at JetBlue will serve Charleston International Airport (CHS) with twice daily nonstop service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and a daily flight from Boston’s Logan (BOS) starting on Thursday, February 28, 2013. Charleston is the airline’s … Continue reading

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The 4th of July in Charleston, SC… America the Beautiful!

July 4 is a great time to visit Charleston, SC and a fabulous time to experience the beaches and waterways that define the landscape of the Lowcountry.  If you haven’t been to Charleston over July 4, you should consider making the trip.  It is definitely worth it. Make sure you plan well ahead to ensure you have a place to stay, eat, and celebrate our nation’s independence!  Here are some quick tips on planning for your July 4 vacation to Charleston, South Carolina: Book Your Stay As Soon As Possible July 4 is a big holiday, and it can typically be difficult to find a place to stay over this … Continue reading

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Escape to Charleston for the Summer and Get 25% Off!

Please accept our invitation for a summer escape that includes ways to enjoy the rich history of Charleston and the beauty of one of the Lowcountry’s four fabulous beaches. (Kiawah Island, Folly Beach, Sullivans Island, and Isle of Palms).  Come and escape to sunny Charleston, SC and receive up to 25% off! Elegant accommodations for two to or more glorious evenings Enjoy the opportunity to experience a Spoleto Festival event (May 25, 2012 – June 10, 2012)! Or come in September for Charleston Restaurant Week (Sept 5, 2012 – Sept 16, 2012)! Spend time touring historic Charleston or take a bike ride through the city! Get some sand between your … Continue reading

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Bed and Breakfast Recipes: Chocolate Sherry Cream Bars!

Bars: 4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate 1 cup margarine 4 eggs 2 cups sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour ½ tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla Melt chocolate and margarine over hot water, cool slightly. Beat eggs until light. Cream in sugar. Add remaining ingredients. Beat 1 minute. Pour into 10×14 inch pan lined with parchment paper. Bake 25 min @ 325 degrees. Cool. Filling: ½ cup butter 4 cups powdered sugar ¼ cup half and half ¼ cup sherry Beat butter and sugar together gradually adding cream and sherry. Should be light and and fluffy. Spread over bars and chill. Topping: 1 (12-ounce) package semi-sweet morsels 4 Tbl water 4 Tbl … Continue reading

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The Best Time to Visit Charleston…

It is difficult to pinpoint the absolute best time to visit Charleston, SC, but the end of April and through the month of May is truly a great time to visit, and arguably the best.  Here are just a few reasons as to why we love this time of the year: The Weather is Beautiful It is truly hard to beat the weather this time of the year in Charleston, South Carolina.  It is warming up nicely, but it is still mild enough so that you can enjoy the beaches along with walks through downtown.  As you stroll through downtown make sure you visit the art galleries, and be sure … Continue reading

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Check out Fort Sumter!

When you come to Charleston, you should definitely consider visiting Fort Sumter to witness where the civil war began.  It is a great opportunity to take in some US history! Apparently, you won’t be alone if you choose to check out the Fort this year.  In fact, visitation hit record levels last year with a total of 328,000 people taking the boat tour to Fort Sumter.  This was partly due to the 150th anniversary of the civil war, but the trend continues this year, as the visitation is up 11% through March (ABC). Here is some more information and history about Fort Sumter from the National Park Service if you … Continue reading

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Accommodations for Spoleto Festival: Where to Stay for the Spoleto Festival in Charleston!

Accommodations for Spoleto Festival Are you wondering where to stay for the Spoleto Festival in Charleston? It is honestly one of the most talked about festivals in Charleston, and a great time to visit the area.  If you are looking for accommodations during the Spoleto Festival, then give us a call. We would be more than glad to help you plan your trip around the festival, so you get the most out of the experience.  The Governor’s House Inn is also a great location in relation to the various venues that are a part of the festival.  Here is some additional information on the Spoleto Festival from their website to help … Continue reading

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What To Do in Charleston, SC

Have you planned your trip to Charleston, South Carolina, but you are still wondering what to do when you get here?  Well, there is no shortage of things to do and see in this historical city, and you honestly can’t go wrong no matter what you decide to take part in.  If you need help rounding out your itinerary, then check out our brief guide below on what to do in Charleston: What to Do In Charleston: Take a Carriage Tour Downtown:  When you take a carriage tour through downtown Charleston, you will truly have a unique opportunity to take in the architecture and learn about the history that shaped … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Spoleto? Remember to Plan Ahead…

Are you ready for Charleston’s Spoleto Festival?  It  is probably one of the largest and most famous events in Charleston, SC.  It is arranged by Spoleto Festival USA, which claims it as the one of the best all encompassing arts festivals in the nation.  The festival occurs late in the spring season and towards the start of summer.  It typically starts in May, on Memorial Day, and lasts for 17 days. It incorporates over 120 performances of dance, opera, music, theater, and visual art.  It is a great opportunity to enjoy the city and the vibrant culture surrounding it.  As an added bonus, attendees will have an opportunity to simultaneously … Continue reading

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Battery Park, Charleston SC

Are you planning a trip to Charleston in the not too distant future?  Have you already made your plans, booked your reservations, and built your itinerary?  We know that planning your vacation can be a little overwhelming at times, and we’re here to help make your trip to Charleston one to remember!  Don’t sweat it if you have already made your plans for your next visit, but be sure to walk around Battery Park, you won’t regret it! If you are planning to visit Charleston sometime soon, it is always worthwhile to take a stroll through one of Charleston’s best promenades, Battery Park or White Point Gardens.  It is a … Continue reading

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The Low Country Boil, A Charleston Tradition…

If you have visited Charleston or the “Low Country,” you may have had the opportunity to try a “Low Country” boil.  If you haven’t heard it called by this name, perhaps you have heard it called by it’s less appealing name, Frogmore Stew.  It does not matter what you call it, it is a traditional recipe you should definitely try at some point. Here is a little history about the traditional dish and a recipe from Coastal Magazine for you try: Once called Frogmore Stew, this one-pot wonder was created by a National Guardsman when he needed to cook a meal for 100 soldiers. Richard Gay, who learned the recipe … Continue reading

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