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President Andrew Jackson Room
This room is dedicated to President Andrew Jackson, who was born about 10 miles north, and whose father is buried in nearby Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church cemetery, which also has a statue of Andrew's mother Elizabeth Hutchison, who died and was buried in Charleston. Several families in the area, including the Craig's, are descendents of Andrew Jackson's aunts, and thus this room is also known as "Cousin Andy's". Jackson's birthday in March is celebrated annually at nearby Andrew Jackson State Park. A portrait of the seventh President is by famed Jim Shore, a local artist.
The room has two gas-log fireplaces with original mantles - one in the bedroom (where the mantle is finely carved), and the other in the large bathroom. Bedroom furnishings include a circa 1840 chest of drawers, a cherry wood armoire crafted by Bill Craig (who operates Craig farm), two cozy fireside wing chairs, and a comfortable four-poster queen-size rice bed.
The room features a large collection of old Jackson prints and etchings, including a rare colored print of his wife Rachel. The luxurious bathroom is equipped with two pedestal sinks, a large hydro therapy whirlpool bath, and an enclosed shower. The wood floors of this suite are the original heart-pine of the early 19th century.
Guests have easy access to the comfortable rocking chairs on the second story front porch which overlooks the pastoral setting of Craig Farm and historic Craig House.