Historic Elm Street home that ‘built Conway’ becomes bed and breakfast | News

Outside the property boasts a pool, as well as an outdoor dining area and a sitting area on either end of the home.

The property, at 1503 Elm St., was listed on the National Register in 1986.

Known around Conway as Dr. Lollice Bradford Courtney’s home, Henry Ambrose was the first owner of the property. Construction on the home began in 1924 and was completed in 1926.

Ambrose was the general manager of the Conway Lumber Company for just over three decades, according to the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. He built the home for his wife Maude Law Ambrose, a native of Canada, and she nicknamed the home Dunmeade.

“There wasn’t any utilities here,” Janel Ralph said. “When they built the house, they ran all the major utilities to the house so everyone else that was built around them was able to access those utilities, running water, things like that.

“So it’s kinda known as the house that built Conway,” she added.

The property is one of two bed and breakfast locations within the city of Conway, according to city spokesperson June Wood. The Spivey House on Fifth Avenue also serves as a bed and breakfast.

As the city of Conway has worked to attract more tourists to its businesses, events and making plans to offer incentives to potential hotels, it welcomes new places for people to stay within city limits.

“We welcome them to Conway and are happy to have new offerings,” said Conway City Administrator Adam Emrick.

Janel Ralph said she hopes the property will also be a place where events are hosted.

The entire HW Ambrose home, which can sleep about 16 people, can be rented for $1,800 per night through airbnb. Guests also have the option to reserve a single room and can make reservations by emailing [email protected] or calling 843-222-9322.


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