A January 2006 trip
to Charleston by Adol456
Quote: If you want to see the most historic places, read on. I hope to show you all the many historical sights there are to see. I hope to make your planning easier as well, but remember to bring your walking shoes: you're going to need them.
Hotel | "The Lodge Alley Inn"
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 17, 2006
Lodge Alley Inn
195 E Bay Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Restaurant | "High Cotton"
High Cotton is one restaurant you do not want to miss. We were lucky and the restaurant was apart of our resort. We not only got to dine there but we also had room service from there. I would make sure that I had reservation because this place fills up quick.
Once you have your reservation it’s time to dine. Our first experience with High Cotton was after Sunday services. My wife and I surveyed the menu. We were surprised to see that regular breakfast was out of the question. We decide both to have the Eggs Benedict. The gravy was divine the eggs were cooked to perfection. The best part of the brunch would have been the hot corn bread that was served with each. I would have to say that this breakfast revivals even my grandma's homemade butter milk biscuits and her fresh bacon and sausage. I think I will return to Charleston just for one more brunch. I thought brunch was good I could not wait to try dinner. We had along day so once we got back to our room we decide to stay in. We have a habit of loving room service.
We decided to try it being that brunch was so good and our resort (Lodge alley Inn) restaurant was high cotton.We were not mistaken we decided to both have salad and share a filet mignon. The filet was cooked well done and I was surprised to see how moist it was. I was also surprised to see how big the leaves on the lettuce in the salad were. The cesar dressing the smothered the top of the salad was to die for. i suggest if in Charleston that you do eat At high Cotton or you will miss out. I room service bill was around 70 dollars and brunch was around 50 so don’t be surprised to spend some money. I suggest you do it is well worth it.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 13, 2006
High Cotton Restaurant
199 East Bay Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
This old jail is set in a part of town that is not to great but that gives it more flavor and adds to the adventure. We walked to the jail, as it was not far from our resort. This tour was amazing; the guide was well versed in the legends and what had been seen there. Not only was she well versed, but she had many of her own frightening experiences while in the jail. The way things were done and shown to us made our experience even more thrilling.
Each tour has its price. Most of them are reasonable and well worth the money. If you want to see how much each one is, go to www.buldogtours.com. Make sure to pick up a brochure, because most of them have a $2-off coupon. I guess the eeriest story about the jail is not that it has a ghost, but that many in the whole population in the jail died, so you can see why it has many spirits. Another cool fact is that people believed that spirits could not cross water, so if you look at the houses around, you noticed that they don't face the jail and all of the doors are blue.
If you visit Charleston, you need to make sure to take this tour. Make sure to bring your digital camera, as just like in The Haunted Mansion at Disney, you may find that you have a hitchhiking ghost on your film. We did. I will put some pics of our ghost: just look for the orbs, or what the wife and I like to call our hitchhiking ghost. Oh yes, and be prepared to be scared: this place is not for the weak of heart. I would, suggest from just this experience, that you use Bull Dog Tours. They have all the stories and history you need.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 10, 2006
Bull Dog Tours
40 North Market Street
Charleston, South Carolina