Frequently Asked Questions
Inspected and Recommended by Select Registry and the South Carolina B&B Association.
Each guest chamber is individually controlled, consistently on either air conditioning or heat; the innkeepers will advise which system is activated during your stay. You control the temperature via the up or down arrow on the keypad located in your chamber. For your comfort, TRANE CleanEffects™ for 99.98% allergen free air has been added to the system. This breakthrough, patented technology as verified by the Harvard School of Public Health filters the air 100 times more than a standard filter.
We are rich in a large variety of birds, including humming birds and cardinals, butterflies, fireflies, bunnies and squirrels. Once in a great while we will see a deer crossing the property. However, as much as we love pets, it is not possible for us to host them at Bloomsbury.
Breakfast is freshly prepared for each guest. You will be asked what hour you prefer for your seating. Breakfast is normally served between 8:00-9:00 am; but, times can be adjusted to meet your schedule. Breakfast can be provided for outside guests with proper notification to the innkeepers for a nominal charge.
Due to the historic construction of Bloomsbury, candles are strictly prohibited in the guest chambers. The safety of our guests is paramount.
Check-in is 3:30 – 6:00 pm and check-out is not later than 11:00am. The innkeepers ask that you honor these hours to allow for the proper preparation of your and other guests’ comfort. If you need an earlier/later time, please contact an innkeeper.
Bloomsbury is wireless; high-speed internet is available throughout the home and on the verandah.
As a small luxury accommodation, an innkeeper is delighted to assist you with additional services, reservations and recommendations.
The front door is open daily from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm. Any exceptions will be discussed with guests. If you need to enter/exit outside this window of time, please speak with an innkeeper.
Be sure to post something on our page before you arrival or during you stay, we have a special memento for our FB guests, upon check-out.
The primary phone is designated for fax receiving; please discuss details with an innkeeper.
There are nine original fireplaces in the home and one walk-in fireplace in the old kitchen house. Enjoy the crackling sounds of fire-like ambiance in the room’s beautiful original fireplace. The guest chambers and dining room feature all-season fireplaces, and the hunt room hosts gas logs.
Each bed chamber has been custom decorated so we respectfully request that outside food not be brought into/consumed in the bed chambers. The innkeepers will be pleased to provide a proper table setting for the consumption of outside food. Ice is available upon request for each bed chamber.
Although there are many original features of Bloomsbury, none of the furnishings are original to the home. Rich with history and antiques, the owners welcome the opportunity to provide an historical walking tour of the home and property.
A very small gift locker is available for your perusal/purchases as desired. If there is a specific item you are seeking, please ask an innkeeper.
There are four well-appointed guest rooms from which to select.
Each guest chamber is cleaned daily and fresh towels are provided. Bed linens are changed every fourth day during extended visits. Ironing board/iron are in each room.
The South Carolina State paper is available each morning and USA Today is available each afternoon (arrives in the daily post). The Camden Chronical-Independent is delivered on Monday-Wednesday-Friday.
Bloomsbury provides off street parking directly in front of the house. Our guests are only a few steps away from the front entrance. The night lighting of Bloomsbury also adds increased security for the short distance to the door. Those who desire to have their automobiles in a covered area may park in the garage for increased protection from the elements.
A composite of menus, brochures is available in the Hunt Room; the innkeepers have a wealth of recommendations and will be happy to assist with reservations.
Bloomsbury is located in the historic district: wide, tree lined streets in the safest of areas. A 1.1 mile and a 4.1 mile area map is available for the outdoor exercise enthusiast.
Bloomsbury is equipped with emergency lighting in case of a power failure. In addition, each guest chamber has a personal flashlight located beside the bed. The entire home is ADT alarmed and has hard-wired smoke alarms. Fire extinguishers are conveniently located in common areas of each floor; the fire department is one mile away. If an emergency exit is required, please exit the front door or as directed by the innkeepers. The Bloomsbury gathering point is out the front center gate and across the street. The outside lighting offers additional security: eight lights mark the entrances and verandah; six under verandah lights; ten of the fourteen columns have up lighting; twelve landscaping light features are in the east and south lawns; and, these are in addition to the city street
Each evening, 5:30 to 6:30 pm, a social is hosted in the ladies’ parlor or on the verandah, weather permitting. A non-alcoholic beverage and wine, along with light hors d’oeuvres, are served.
Yes, Bloomsbury would be a beautiful venue for a special event, however, we are located in the heart of the historic district and we are zoned for the bed and breakfast. We are not zoned or insured for special events.
Special Occasion Amenities
If you are celebrating a special event or just desire to be treated special, please do not hesitate to ask an innkeeper about special amenities: wine in your room, rose pedals, birthday cake,massages, etc.
Bed turn down service is offered each evening of your stay; it is normally conducted during your evening outing. If you prefer no turn down or prefer turn down at a different hour, please contact an innkeeper.
We hope that your stay in Camden and at Bloomsbury is enjoyable. It is a pleasure to have you here. Please do not hesitate to e-mail or ask questions to be considered for this page.