If residing in a manor house of Tara-like proportions has always been a dream—even though being without Wi-Fi and access to cable can be a bit of a nightmare—Rosewood Manor in Marion, South Carolina, will feel like home. The 100-year-old house has been lovingly restored by new owners, Dr. Gary McKeel and J. Harold Cunningham, who took pains to ensure the empire style of the home remained intact.
The six bedrooms, with names like the Theodosia Burr Alston bridal room and John C. Calhoun suite, are adorned with antiques yet are fully modernized with individual bathrooms and televisions. It’s up to guests to decide whether they want to stay connected or unplug completely.
“We have tried to make it as comfortable, yet as elegant as possible,” McKeel says, noting that the house’s proximity to I-95 makes it a perfect stop for those traveling south or waiting to leave on a honeymoon who want a real taste of history and hospitality. To top off the experience, mornings are greeted with a hot gourmet breakfast of locally sourced eggs, greens and, of course, grits.
Visit Rosewood Manor at 900 North Main St. in Marion. Call 417-379-3693 or go to rosewoodmanor.com for more details.