A lovely four-story wooden mansion house with heaps of character, comfortable beds, and spotlessly clean rooms. Known also as the “Peter Freneau House,” the Federal-style residence dates back to the 1790s and is named after its original owner, the successful merchant, ship-owner, politician, and respected Charleston journalist. All rooms feature fireplaces, 11-foot ceilings, original wide-planked hardwood floors, and plenty of Victorian antiques. Note that the top-floor rooms share a bathroom. You’ll be sleeping on anything from antique Gothic rope beds from the 1840s, to Victorian iron or teak masterpieces. The porches—on three levels—offer a soothing retreat and are ideal perches to soak up the street scene. Terry and Debra Flowers are extremely generous hosts (and Harley Davidson enthusiasts). Advance reservations are essential, as this place books up months in advance (great deals are available off-season). Two-night minimum on weekends.