Step into the Presidential Culinary Museum at the Inn of the Patriots, and you're stepping into history. Assembled from the private and public collections of Martin CJ Mongiello, a former White House chef, the museum shines a light on the dining traditions of presidents dating back to James Madison as well as the staff members who made it all happen. Guided tours explore Revolution-era artifacts, First Ladies' favorite recipes, and food items that take their name from Presidential sources, including the Baby Ruth candy bar. Chef Mongiello also hosts cooking classes so that visitors can start preparing their children for White House dining before they've even been elected.
With a stay at Clarion Inn Airport in West Columbia, you'll be near the airport and close to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. This hotel is within the vicinity of Governor's Mansion and Finley Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 142 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include desks and complimentary newspapers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including a fitness facility and a seasonal outdoor pool. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access and discounted use of a nearby fitness facility.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, business services, and audiovisual equipment. This hotel has 5 meeting rooms available for events. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
Budget Blinds offers custom blinds, shutters, plantation shutters, curtains, shears, and shades for all styles and budgets. Whether you are need custom mahogany plantation shutters for your estate home, motorized fabric shades for your morning room, or simple blinds for your garage, Budget Blinds has the perfect solution!
Passed down through the generations, South Carolina has kept a secret. Our great state has been hiding one of the world’s finest gourmet barbecue sauces. Our state’s great barbecue tradition includes a golden sauce, unique to the Midlands of South Carolina dating back to colonial days.
Creative Sewing aims to usher in a sewing renaissance by educating thread-bearers in several techniques and supplying seasoned sewers with the best tools for their craft. The quilt-shop quality fabrics from Moda, Amy Butler, or Lila Tueller wrap needleworkers in limitless patchwork possibilities ($7.99+), and an array of popular patterns from brands such as Children's Corner and Silhouette are great for sewing dresses that recreate MC Escher paintings ($8.99+). In order to stitch these fabrics into a whole piece, cotton connectors can choose from a range of Mettler and King Tut threads ($2.99) and, to plan their pointed attack, Chaco liner marking pens ($9.99).
For more than three decades, Jarrett's Jungle's two greenhouses and bustling flower shop has composed a visual symphony of petals, succulents, bonsais, and orchids. The delicate displays of blossoms and leaves draw from the world's floral arrangement traditions—walking down the colorful aisles, customers see everything from European flower baskets to Japanese Ikebana. Fresh boxes of tropical blossoms arrive weekly from Hawaii, entrancing guests with scents from across the seas. Jarrett's florists concoct breathtaking combinations of plants for weddings and special occasions, and an onsite horticulturist oversees repotting, pruning, plant maintenance, and open-trunk tree surgeries.