Welcome to Bloomsbury Inn: Your charming, historical escape in Camden, South Carolina. Experience Southern hospitality at its best — let us pamper you like royalty as you stay in our luxurious antebellum home. Bloomsbury Inn is a wonderful destination for those seeking relaxation and elegance; there’s a reason it has won many awards over the years. The inn was named one of the top 10 best bed & breakfasts and is ranked the #1 accommodation in the South Carolina midlands. Afternoon owners’ hour and the full gourmet breakfast await you. Just 3 miles from I-20, in the heart of the historic district.
Things We Love
History - history - history! Mary Boykin Chesnut once lived in this Antebellum manor house
Our gourmet breakfast served in the Chesnut Dining Room, features locally sourced foods
Gracious living in the heart of the Camden historic district -- no horses on sidewalks
At A Glance
- Complimentary WiFi
- Electric Vehicle Charger
- Smoke-Free Property
- Free On-site Parking
- Concierge Services
- Adult Only
- Fireplace or Firepit Onsite
- Turndown Service
- Arts & Culture
- History & Heritage
- Romantic Retreat/Honeymoon Destination
In The Know
Here are a few things you can't miss when you visit...
- Watch the horses at the Springdale Race Course - private tours available for the equine enthusiast
- Drive a go-cart or race car at the South Carolina Motorsports Park
- Play a round of pickleball at the Camden Tennis and Pickleball Center
- Watch the alligators on the Mill Pond while dining waterside at Boykin Millpond Steakhouse
- Don't miss the historic Kershaw Cornwallis House Tour at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Park
Bloomsbury is a proud to be a SelectSafe certified property with Select Registry, for meeting/exceeding all CDC gudelines. Welcome to Bloomsbury Inn: Your charming, historical escape in Camden, South Carolina. Experience Southern hospitality at its best with us -- let us pamper you like royalty as you stay in our luxurious antebellum home. Bloomsbury Inn is a wonderful destination for those seeking relaxation and elegance; there’s a reason it has won many awards over the years. The inn was named one of the top 10 best Bed & Breakfasts and is ranked the #1 accommodation in the South Carolina midlands.
One of the best features of this gorgeous property is its history. The 1854 manor house and its two acres of property survived the Civil War. It was also the home of author Mary Chesnut, who wrote many of her famous war diaries here. You’ll love the historic architecture, as well. The inn boasts 14 magnificent columns with extensive, hand-carved interior trim, as well as a splendid, 10-foot wide veranda covered by a fourteen-column rain porch. It’s the perfect spot for a glass of wine in the afternoon, where you can enjoy a reprieve from your daily stressors. Bruce, one of the innkeepers, will gladly tell you more about the house and its family, so don’t hesitate to ask.
A trip to Bloomsbury Inn is more than just a stay -- it’s a private and magical experience that you will take with you no matter where you go. You’ll feel as if you found a home away from home while still enjoying top-notch amenities and unmatched, timeless elegance.
Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, National Historic Registry, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Wine/Spirits Available, Concierge Services,
Food & Wine
The full, gourmet breakfast, at individual tables, safely social distanced, is truly the highlight of your stay at Bloomsbury Inn. Enjoy a three-course breakfast in the luxurious, historical dining room -- be ready for an amazing culinary experience. The whole breakfast is served in several courses and is homemade from local and fresh products such as farm-fresh eggs, freshly baked breads, creamy butter, and aged cheeses, jams made on the property, fruit soups, skillet biscuits, praline-peppered bacon, and more. You can also choose from a variety of tea options and a signature coffee, as well as fresh juice.
Meals Offered: Breakfast
Restaurant on Premises: No
Special Diets Accommodated: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Yes
Breakfast Service: Full
Breakfast Seating: Communal, Set Times, Flexible Times
Alcohol Permits: Wine
Dining Amenities: Complimentary Beverages , Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Snacks, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Complimentary Evening Hors d'oeuvres, Picnics Available
Rooms & Suites
The rooms at Bloomsbury Inn are the nicest in Camden, South Carolina, and among the best in the whole South. You can choose from four large bedchambers for your stay. Each one of them offers a delightful, authentic feel thanks to elegant period decor. They all boast sitting/reading areas, decorative fireplaces (including original 1854 mantels), as well as private, 1930s-era Italian tile baths. All the beds are designed to provide the utmost comfort and feature luxurious linens. You can sit back, relax, and dream the night away undisturbed. All rooms are cleaned/sanitized to CDC guidelines for COVID and each room is UV light sterilized between bookings. So pick your favorite room to enjoy a safe and exceptional experience.
# of Rooms: 4
Beds: Twin, Queen, King
Room Entertainment: Cable TV, Music Library
Safes: In-Room, Front Desk
Handicap Accessible: Limited
Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishing, Bathrobes, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards, Turndown Service
The best aspect of staying at Bloomsbury Inn is the impeccable service. The historical inn provides an experience—not just rooms. The innkeepers and staff go the extra mile to make sure your stay is as perfect as it should be, and you can feel it as soon as you step through the door. They also offer specials and packages throughout the year, including cheese trays and a bottle of wine upon arrival.
Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary
Front Desk/Security: OnSite, Business Hours
Corporate Rates: Yes
Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, National Historic Registry, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Wine/Spirits Available, Concierge Services
Location Type: City/Metro, Small Town/Village, Rural
You can check in at Bloomsbury Inn from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Should you require a later check-in, please inform the innkeepers at the time of the booking. Early arrivals may leave their luggage at the reception and return at 3:30 p.m.
Check-out is between 8:30 and 11 a.m. Reservations are based upon one or two people per room. All guests must be above the age of 12.
Plans can certainly change. If you need to cancel your reservation, please inform the innkeepers as soon as possible.
Minimum Stay Required: Peak Season
Innkeeper's Pets: Outside Only
Smoking Policy: Outside Only
Family Friendly: Over 12
Weddings & Events
Although Bloomsbury Inn doesn’t offer options for weddings, it does offer a fabulous setting for engagement, bridal, and senior portraits. The rose window in the west stairway offers the perfect backdrop for a photoshoot. Bloomsbury is also the perfect place to celebrate the first evening of your marriage, an engagement or any special occasion you desire!
Business Travel & Events
Bloomsbury Inn has various meeting options for your business retreat. Our dining room can seat up to 12 people at the main table. Our kitchen house can seat up to 50, as well, and be rearranged to accommodate any type of meeting. You can also use our beautiful, covered veranda which offers both tables and rocker seating.
# of Meeting Rooms: 1
Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats, Social
Meeting Facilities: Indoor
Business Travel & Event Max Capacity: 15
Total Rooms Sq Footages: 600 sq ft