Bed and breakfasts are a popular alternative to hotels, and there are many guides available, often devoted to a small region of the US. One of the nicest of these is Historic Holidays: A History and Travel Guide Featuring Bed and Breakfast in Carolina Villages, by Sarah Jane Polk and Julie Durand Craig. In addition to describing bed-and-breakfasts in 12 South Carolina villages, the book gives historical background, recommended places to dine and shop, and extensive antique listings.Skip to next paragraph
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Of the 28 host homes set up by the authors, only four are commercial inns. Most of the hosts are members of a local historic society and are opening their homes for the first time because want to share the history of their home with others.
Historic Holidays is available for $6, plus $1 postage (South Carolina residents add 24 cents sales tax), by order from Historic Holidays, RR 2, Box 330, Seneca, S.C. 29678.