Charleston is home to some of the best bed and breakfasts in the country, each with its own unique charm and story behind it.
The John Rutledge House Inn is one of these special places, and it's steeped in history.
John Rutledge was a native South Carolinian who took the prominent stage in local and national politics.
WHO WAS JOHN RUTLEDGE?
In South Carolina, he served as president from 1776 until 1778 when he resigned due to his refusal to approve changes in the state constitution.
Rutledge's Charleston residence is a beautiful three-story Federal-style single house and is a fine example of American colonial architecture.
THE JOHN RUTLEDGE HOUSE
Originally built in 1763, it found new life in 1989 when it became a beautiful bed and breakfast.
Today, the inn is listed among the top 25 historic hotels of America and features 19 guest rooms, each with its own private bath.
THE INN TODAY
Separating the main house from the carriage houses is a beautiful patio and courtyard. It's a great location for unwinding after exploring Charleston.