Nineteenth-century Southern luxury awaits at this luxurious manor.
Following the Civil War, Union general Columbia Downing returned to the South and built this classic Victorian mansion in 1886. Although it was a bed-and-breakfast for many years, its condition had deteriorated, but new owners have done more than spruce it up. A total metamorphosis, its restoration returned the home to its nineteenth-century grandeur, with four rooms (including one suite with a small kitchen area) that are richly appointed with antiques and modern amenities. Burnished hardwood floors and trims gleam anew, and the grounds are well-manicured. Guests enter the front door on a classically styled verandah set with Corinthian columns to find a dramatic staircase flowing from luxuriously appointed public spaces. Some beds are canopied, creating a romantic aura. A koi pond and orchid conservatory add to the sense of retreat and luxury. Located on moss-draped Halifax Square, one of Brunswicks historic squares, the inn is close to downtown where restaurants and boutiques await. Innkeepers Stacy Bass and Jay Anderson are experienced hospitality veterans, with special talents in the wedding and meeting planning arenas, both areas especially suited to the inn. Easily reached off I-95, Brunswick Manor is pet-friendly, with one suite reserved for guests with animals in tow.