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John Rutledge House Inn

John Rutledge House Inn welcomes two dogs up to 100 lbs for an additional fee of $40 per pet, per night. Only four rooms allow dogs. Guests with pets must call (877) 411-3436 prior to booking to verify availability of a pet-friendly room or risk not being able to check in with a pet and/or incurring any associated cancellation penalties. Well-behaved dogs may be left in guest rooms unattended. The inn provides water bowls and treats, and there is a grassy area for pet relief across the street. Cats are not permitted.
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    • 2 double beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • Pet fee additional
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Built in 1763 by John Rutledge, a signer of the US Constitution, the John Rutledge House Inn is located approximately three blocks from Charleston's historic market area. It is also two miles from downtown Charleston and the city marina, five miles from Patriots Point, 12 miles from Folly Beach, and 15 miles from Sullivan's Island. The antebellum home is now an elegant bed-and-breakfast where guests can enjoy afternoon tea, morning pastry delivery, and wine and sherry in the ballroom where patriots, statesmen, and presidents have met. Complimentary wireless Internet access is also available. The Inn has 19 rooms in three buildings. All have antiques, historic reproductions, and a variety of amenities.


  • Pet Friendly
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Babysitting Available
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Breakfast Available
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa Services
  • Parking Available
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Non-Smoking Property


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

John Rutledge House Inn has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 4 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 983 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Nancy
    Jan. 31, 2023
    Very beautiful place to stay

    Very nice room, breakfast in bed, afternoon tea at this beautiful B&B. Very close to walk to the historic district, and not too far to the city market. Love the architecture. Very nice staff. They loved our puppies, welcomed them with treats!

  • Angela
    Jan. 8, 2023
    Amazing inn and service

    The Inn allowed a large dog with a pet fee. The property was beautiful and so well maintained. The staff were so helpful and the afternoon tea and breakfast included in cost of the room were amazing.

  • John
    Aug. 4, 2022
    John Rutledge House

    Over the years I have stayed at many Bed and Breakfast Inns all over the country. I would rate the John Rutledge House s one of the best. All of the staff, particularly Margo, were superb. She along with all of the other staff made one feel important, special and right at home. Sophie loved it. We will definitely return.

  • Robert
    Sep. 5, 2020
    Great folks in a great place

    This facility was built in 1763, but it features a free off street parking lot, very helpful in the narrow streets of old Charleston. Fabulous southern hospitality on display by all staff , to the point of driving me to a local hospital ER for an illness (unrelated to B&B) .

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John Rutledge House Inn