Charming Inns of Charleston Puts Money in Holiday Shoppers’ Pockets

Charleston, SC, November 22, 2008 --( Charming Inns of Charleston is playing Santa’s helper this year by giving shoppers a much-needed boost toward their holiday budget when they stay at one of three historic inns, all located in the heart of Charleston's shopping district on King Street. The "Santa's Little Helper Shopping Package,” which begins just in time for Black Friday, gives guests of the inns a $50 Visa gift card for each night’s stay along with a host of coupons from King Street retailers.

The package is available at Kings Courtyard Inn, Fulton Lane Inn or Victoria House Inn, which are all within walking distance to Brooks Brothers, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ann Taylor, the Shops at Charleston Place, Charleston’s City Market and local boutiques.

In addition to the gift card and coupons, the package includes overnight accommodations for two, wireless Internet access so guests can check the sales and plan their shopping route, a complimentary breakfast to give them fuel for their day and an evening wine and cheese reception for shoppers looking to rest their feet.

“We realize budgets are tight this holiday season, so we are offering this package as a way to spread some holiday cheer and help our visitors with their shopping expenses,” says Rick Widman, owner of Charming Inns. “This is an excellent opportunity for visitors to enjoy one of the best shopping districts in the country while saving money in these difficult times.”

The “Santa’s Little Helper Shopping Package” is available Nov. 27 (for shoppers looking to head out on Black Friday) through Dec. 1 at $219 per night and Dec. 2-24 for $189 per night. Availability is limited. For reservations, please call 800-845-6119 or visit

Charming Inns of Charleston is offering another holiday package for visitors looking for some holiday food and fun. When guests reserve a seat for the popular Progressive Dinner, where they are taken via horse-drawn carriage to several historic inns and Circa 1886 restaurant for different courses of a gourmet meal, they may stay the same evening in one of several Charming Inns’ properties at a special rate.

The offer, for two guests for one evening, includes the elegant AAA Five Diamond Wentworth Mansion® for $299, the AAA Four Diamond John Rutledge House Inn for $154 or the Kings Courtyard Inn, Fulton Lane Inn or Victoria House Inn for $129. The cost of the dinner is $95, including tax and gratuity, but excluding beverages and runs Dec. 2, 4,-6, 8, 10-13, 15, 17-20, 22, 23 at 5:30 p.m. Call 843-853-7828 for reservations or visit for more information on the dinner and menu.

About Charming Inns
Charming Inns® is a family of five elegant and historic bed and breakfast inns all located within the heart of downtown Charleston. The properties, which include the AAA Five Diamond Wentworth Mansion®, the AAA Four Diamond John Rutledge House Inn, the Kings Courtyard Inn, the Victoria House Inn and the Fulton Lane Inn, have received numerous national accolades, including three as members of Historic Hotels of America and one as a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. In addition, Charming Inns owns and operates Mobil Four Star, AAA Four Diamond Circa 1886 restaurant located on the grounds of the Wentworth Mansion. For more information, visit

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