Room Rate: Mary Chesnut Bed Chamber, Room II, includes the room, afternoon social, full gourmet breakfast and all taxes. This elegant king bed chamber is named for Mary Boykin Chesnut, wife of James Chesnut, Jr., a woman of society in the best sense, noted for her personal warmth, great wit and acute mind. In her daily journal which eventually became A Diary of Dixie, she brought life to the daily tribulations and human dimensions of the Civil War. In this very house, 12 June 1865, she wrote, “And yet from my window I look out on many a gallant youth and maiden fair. The street is crowded, and it is a gay sight…They call the walk in front of Bloomsbury the boulevard”. This 20’ by 20’ room (newly renovated) features a king-sized iron bed, a large in-room sitting area, a secretariat desk, a private dressing area, all season fireplace and private en suite bath. The convertible day/twin bed located in this room is offered for a third person, over the age of 12 years, at an additional.