Ready for a Ghost Story?
Charleston, South Carolina. A Family Weekend Vacation.
2 Nights at The King George IV Inn.
The King George IV Inn is a 200 year old (circa 1790s) “Charleston Historic House”. The House is named the “Peter Freneau House”, after a prominent Charleston journalist and co-owner of the Charleston City Gazette. Freneau was also a merchant, shipowner, and Jeffersonian politician.
He lived in the house for many years.
The Inn is a four story Federal style house with three levels of lovely Charleston porches. Guest rooms have decorative fireplaces with 11 foot ceilings, architectural moldings, and 7 foot windows. All rooms have original wide-planked hardwood floors, and a nice combination of antiques and reproductions.
In the heart of the action, the Inn is as lovely as described…
And then we “met” the Ghost.
First Night in the Historic District.
Charleston is Charming.
A Great Shrimp and Grits Dinner. Southern Cooking Done Right. Retire to a lovely suite at the Inn.
Midnight (just like in the movies, right?) the Clock Radio Alarm buzzes.
Get up to turn it off. Former guests must have left it set.
3:00 AM. Clock Radio Alarm buzzes Again.
Get up to turn it off.
Finally, the Morning. Everything looks better in the Morning Light.
Check that Clock Radio.
THE ALARM IS NOT IN THE “ON” POSITION. NOT ON. NADA.
Over breakfast, We mention the Alarm Clock Mishap to the Innkeeper.
She nods. In a whisper she suggests we unplug the Clock Radio. Just in Case.
The King George IV Inn in Charleston.
Maybe NOT the place to visit on Halloween.
Unless you’re Braver than I am..
But it is Magical.