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Romance And History Merge In A Charming Inn

Located halfway between Vero Beach and New York City, Abingdon Manor offers a gracious step back in time.

Abingdon Manor, aglow at night, is a beacon for guests and townspeople.

Abingdon Manor, aglow at night, is a beacon for guests and townspeople.

If you like the feel of a private historic residence, gracious sitting rooms, four-poster beds, a six-course gourmet dinner, and rocking chairs on an airy, columned porch, there’s an inn for you. Abingdon Manor in Latta, S.C., six miles from Interstate 95 near the border of North Carolina, is the place.

In 1995, after leaving successful business careers in Miami, husband and wife team, Michael and Patty Griffey, acquired a rundown inn on 3.5 acres of property in the quaint and quiet town of Latta. The Griffeys immediately began an extensive renovation and restoration of the 1902 structure. Today the inn exudes modern amenities: a wireless router in the building, seven bedrooms with en suite baths, HD flat-screened televisions, bedside surge-protectors with cell phone-chargers and air conditioning.

Read the entire article in the April 2014 issue