Elliott House Inn
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We stayed at a place called Elliot House, quite old but very affordable, right in the heart of Charleston. Charleston is simply beautiful, For Kiwi's, it has alot in common to Ponsonby with the old district, cafes, shops etc. Very flat so travelling, shopping and sight seeing is easily done on foot or cycle. I suggest cycling around trown first to …
... Southend Brewery where Marc had assured us they had the 2nd best burger in he whole of America (Apparently the best burger can be had on the Florida keys). With such a glowing recommendation coming from our esteemed co traveler myself and Les ordered the burger and licked our lips in anticipation. Well I'm sad to say that Marc's memory is either not very good or the brewery has made some major culinary changes for the worst as ...
... we unloaded luggage and went to the "Piggly Wiggly" for groceries. You know, the kind of grocery store that you only find deep in the rural backwoods where ************e lives and even fewer go to the grocery store. Yup. Groceries back at the house, lunch eaten, still trying to make this work, we took a drive to Edisto Beach where we expect to be spending several days at the Beach. Uh, let's just say completely underwhelmed with the beach.
Not trying to make it work ...
... laid out with antiques from the Antebellum period. We weren't able to take photos, but trust me it was really special. We also checked out Slave Street an area on the plantation where a number of the original slave quarters are still standing. There were some really interesting displays on the slave trade and fight for civil rights for the African / Americans.
From there we went into downtown Charlestown on ...
... famed gardens. The gardens contained many azaleas, statues, and rice fields. After about 4 hours, we headed back to Charleston to go to the Nathaniel Russell House.
This is a historic house which contained a non-supported staircase and was restored to look like it would have when the Russell's lived there. A member of the Russell family married a Middleton (If you haven't read above, go back and read it)! ...
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility