America's Best Bed and Breakfasts
Wentworth Mansion; Charleston, SC
This mansion's 21 rooms have modern amenities, like wireless Internet service, plus antique details such as hand-carved marble fireplaces, intricate woodwork and Tiffany stained glass windows. Chef Marc Collins updates Southern dishes for dinner at restaurant Circa 1886, housed in the former carriage house. He also oversees breakfast, which might include sautéed shrimp and organic Carolina grits or rice-flour pancakes with maple syrup and homemade rabbit sausage. Rooms from $259; www.wentworthmansion.com.
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