Jeffrey B. Haines, interior designer for The Bernards Inn explains his vision for our current Holiday décor. Come and see the beautiful décor through New Year's.
On a recent late summer day, The Bernards Inn’s garden became a classroom when Chef Corey Heyer hosted students from The Willow School for a celebration of the Harvest. Students enjoyed picking, tasting and learning about different and unique vegetables and herbs, how they grow best, and why fresh local produce is both tastier and better for the environment.
‘Tis the season for giving and it’s almost time for the Inn’s annual Holiday Shopping Boutique. What better way to shop than to browse our collection of unique, upscale vendors while supporting Heartworks, a local group that pays forward the type of kindness that began on September 11, 2001 for families living in crises?
This year’s Boutique will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 4, from 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. in the Fenwick Ballroom. Enjoy light fare at the Library Bar or sip a cocktail by the fireplace. The Inn will be elegantly decked for the Holiday season for a spirited yet relaxing shopping experience.
My name is Samantha Meighan and I am a Hospitality Management major at the University of South Carolina.
I spent my summer as an intern at The Bernards Inn in the hotel division. I was a front desk agent and was able to use what I learned in my classes in real life situations. I took “Hotel Management” as one of my courses which taught me all about how a hotel functions and the different terminology used for the front desk. However, working in an actual hotel versus learning about it in one of my classes made me so much more knowledgeable about the hospitality industry. Yes, in class we learned about customer service, but working at the Bernards Inn gave me first hand experience on what it really means to be hospitable and how a hotel operates and upholds its standards.