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Welcome to the Hearts of Arden Estate and Cottages, our delightful B&B nestled in the heart of historic Summerville, SC. Built in 1891 and formerly the winter residence of cosmetics icon, Elizabeth Arden, our property boasts a storied past.

But we offer more than just history. Hearts of Arden is an enchanting estate and a perfect venue for intimate gatherings, along with three cozy cottages for those seeking a peaceful getaway. We pride ourselves on breaking away from the ordinary B&B experience, offering a unique allure that sets us apart. While we do not offer breakfast, we often surprise our guests with an awesome impromptu happy hour on Friday evening… We like to joke that B&B at “The Heart” stands for bed and booze!

Whether you are celebrating a wedding, hosting a special event or charitable cause, or just seeking a quiet weekend, your extraordinary experience at the Hearts of Arden Estate & Cottages awaits!

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Testimonials & Reviews

mary anne mcdonoughmary anne mcdonough
21:02 17 Feb 24
This is truly a wonderful placeBeautiful, peaceful & relaxingRon & Allison are the most gracious hosts!BOOK IT BOOK IT BOOK IT
Jessica RogersJessica Rogers
21:47 26 Jan 24
We stayed in the Casino cottage while staying at this property. The owners are amazing! They greeted us when we arrived , offered suggestions of places to eat and even hosted us for a happy hour. The cottage was so clean and well taken care of, it even had little extras incase you left something at home. I would highly recommend staying at any of the 3 cottages while visiting Summerville!
Marlene McDanielMarlene McDaniel
01:47 19 Jan 24
Had a relaxing week at this beautiful resort.Our cottage was very welcoming, clean, well equipped, comfortable furniture and bed.Decorated very tasteful and pretty but still with a very warm feeling.Definitely will return and recommend to friends and family.
Richard DuncanRichard Duncan
13:35 17 Jan 24
Lovely spot, in the district of interesting, very historic homes in Summerville. Easy walk to see the homes as well as downtown, which has many shops and restaurants. Ron and Allison were most hospitable, very welcoming. We were there in the winter, which was fine. I can imagine during the warm months lounging by the pool. Regret: did not get a chance to play chess on their life-sized outdoor chess set!
Jackie BuckJackie Buck
17:14 16 Jan 24
Beautiful estate! Our cottage was nicely decorated and very clean. We lived the location and creative cocktails they served for happy hour. Will definitely be back!
Christie McIntyreChristie McIntyre
03:56 14 Jan 24
Everything about our stay at Hearts of Arden was 5 stars! To start, Allison and Ron are incredible hosts, they’re so charming, welcoming, attentive and make you feel at home immediately. The cottages are cozy, clean and thoughtfully decorated, every detail fine tuned for our experience. The grounds are GORGEOUS and beautifully maintained. Our trip to cute Summerville was so much fun and staying at Hearts of Arden made it that much better. 100% would recommend and we can’t wait to go back!
logan yeagerlogan yeager
21:15 08 Jan 24
My husband and I stayed at the Hearts of Arden Estate & Cottages. We were BLOWN AWAY by not just the beautiful property, but the owners friendless and accommodations. Our cottage was extremely clean, orderly and smelled great. There is a stunning pool area as well as a nice hangout area with a fire pit for a nice morning coffee or late night chat. The estate was such a romantic getaway for the two of us. We will absolutely be coming back with our daughter for a family trip. Allison and Ron are very friendly and we enjoyed a fun cocktail hour with them by the pool house.Bonus: there is a peaceful garden with a magical swing that we absolutely loved!! Thank for you a wonderful stay!!
Rachel ColeRachel Cole
20:46 08 Jan 24
Hearts of Arden is absolutely stunning! The garden is absolutely beautiful and incredibly well cared for. But, the highlight of the place is the owners! Ron and Allison truly want to share their love for the property with their guests. The location is perfect as it’s just a few minutes walk to downtown Summerville where you’ll find plenty of shopping and restaurants. Not only is it a great place to stay but a great option for events as well. It’s so charming and picturesque right in the heart of town.
Brianna DojanBrianna Dojan
20:33 08 Jan 24
Hearts of Arden is a breathtaking backdrop for any party, meeting or weekend getaway you may be planning. Ron and Allison are accommodating, kind, and inclusive hosts. They go above and beyond to make their guests feel included and ensure that their time in the charming flower town in the pines is memorable. From stories told by friends to my own experience at Hearts of Arden, this place is magical and one of a kind.
Haley StairHaley Stair
19:39 08 Jan 24
My third stay at the Hearts of Arden was lovely. Allison and Ron are gracious hosts who always make me feel welcomed and they truly think of everything. The cottages are well maintained, very clean, stocked with essentials, and easy to check in/out of. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful, making it hard to leave! The on site life sized chess board and the local public pickle ball court just around the corner are also fun added bonuses!

We're located in beautiful Summerville, SC

Downtown Summerville, SC
Downtown Summerville, SC
Just a 10 minute walk from Hearts of Arden Estate & Cottages

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