Five reasons to stay at 86 Cannon on your next trip to Charleston

Every year we go to The Spoleto Festival in Charleston for Memorial's Day for a weekend of art and tango and this year's was one of the best (even though it was for sure one of the hottest and muggiest). This year we stayed at 86 Cannon, which hands down has been my favorite place to stay in Charleston so far.

Five reasons you should try it, too:

1: The hospitality

I have never ever been treated better than we were on this visit. It's a small privately owned bed & breakfast and you can tell that the owners spent a TON of time thinking over all of the details - but what makes them really stand out from the crowd is that you can feel they really want you to be well taken care of.

2: The bikes

If you haven't cruised through Charleston on a bike, you need to! Especially on a cool cruiser like they have available!

3: The rooms

Recently very stylishly redone, these rooms have the highest, fluffiest beds with amazing sheets. I wouldn't have been able to get out of bed in the morning, but that brings us to number four:

4: The breakfast, wine & cheese

I am not a morning breakfast eater at all. It's usually all I can do to get something down before I work out and then I have my eggs when I get home, but after the first morning, I was the first one up and ready to get out of the door for their quiche, almond croissants, fresh yogurt, berries, and super good coffee. This is no fake egg and bagel type of a complimentary breakfast! Another testament to the owners really wanting to go above and beyond is the nightly wine and cheese. They very artistically hand make little cheese boards and serve them with exceptional wine.

5: The porch

The porch is such a relaxing place to hang out with coffee and a book. (I finished A Gentleman in Moscow while we were there and I HIGHLY recommend it if you're looking for your next read.)  It really is a unique space, with drapes to ward off the sun if you need to and beautiful couches and chairs to lounge on. It's a perfect place to enjoy number four!


It's in a neighborhood that is in the process of some revitalization, right off of King Street. There are some buildings surrounding this one that need some TLC, and I hope that they get it! Charleston is such a beautiful historic place. I love seeing it being well taken care of and refurbished.

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