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Blog posting reprinted with permission from Christina Algeciras

Charleston, SC to Savannah, GA

I arrived at the Phoebe Pember House in Charleston, a B&B I booked for the night, where I was greeted by the lovely Tanya who was an absolute star. After showing me my room, Tanya invited me to join her for a glass of wine. We ended up sitting in a lovely sitting room in the house and chatted about life, my trip, children and all sorts of things. What great welcome to a great place. Tanya told me that Phoebe Pember was a maverick and a woman who really marched to her own drum. I found this B&B by accident and really could not get over the fact that it was so the right place for me. I mean they even had yoga classes on site! I also met the inspiring Carolyn Rivers, who founded the Sophia Institute, which is onsite and a very noble and special place.

After my chat with Tanya I went to Fleet Landing for dinner and had my first ever fried green tomatoes. Quite good actually.

The following morning I was treated to coffee on the veranda and then took a Kundalini yoga class with the wonderful Sheri Cohen at the Sophia Institute. It was a different style of yoga than what I normally practice but a great experience.

I had a lovely breakfast in the garden and set out to see a bit of Charleston. After walking around for a while and taking pictures of some lovely things I decided to make my way to Savannah.

The Studio at Phoebe Pember House

Phoebe Pember House and Studio: an oasis in the heart of Historic Charleston-a place to relax, re-center, and restore

A unique bed and breakfast in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina's historic district.

The Phoebe Pember House is widely regarded as the most unique historic Charleston bed and breakfast, specializing in personal retreats and relaxation retreats in a holistic environment, and offering accommodations only.

In the heart of the Historic District with private parking.

Two hundred year old property with carriage houses, beautiful open piazzas, private walled gardens.

Featured on the Preservation Society's Fall Candlelight Tour of Homes. Rated as a Category One property, the highest Charleston gives.

All rooms beautifully and individually appointed with private baths, king, queen, and twin size beds available.

Guests at our Charleston, SC B&B enjoy a gracious continental breakfast including a selection of healthy breads prepared daily by a local bakery, fresh fruit, granola, yogurt, coffee, tea, and juice in our Gathering Garden. Lovely silver tray breakfast served in room available upon request. Guests are welcomed to take a quiet moment to center themselves in the Contemplative Garden.

Lovely silver tray breakfast served in room or with other guests under the arbor in our walled garden.

Individual, couples or small group relaxation, wellness and personal retreats. We are happy to assist in planning your retreat, tailoring it to your needs, or hosting your own small group retreat.

That we sponsor retreats with some of the foremost visionary leaders, thinkers and activists of our time, such as Sue Monk Kidd, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Jean Houston, Andrew Harvey, Paula Reeves, Marianne Williamson, Gloria Karpinski and others.

YOGA classes daily in our studio, massage, workshops.


26 Society Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Corner of Society and East Bay Streets)  843-722-4186  fax:843-722-0557
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