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About Lookaway Inn

Located in North Augusta, SC

For well over a century, Lookaway Inn has nobly stood overlooking the historic town center of North Augusta. This historic southern mansion is a classic Beaux-Arts jewel from the 1800's. Guests enjoy large, elegant bedrooms with spacious private baths, a landscaped courtyard and gardens - all accessed by way of grand verandas. Lookaway Inn was built by Walter Jackson, older brother of James U. Jackson, who built Rosemary Inn and is considered the founder of North Augusta. The beautiful home is known as a landmark, as it sits prominently on a hill overlooking the city.

Meet The Innkeepers

Innerkeeper Photo | Lookaway Inn

Kelly and Diana Combs moved to North Augusta from California in 2009. Diana is a Nebraska native and Kelly grew up in Southern California. The two met and wed while attending the University of Nebraska after which they moved to California to start a career and family.

Diana devoted much of her time to raising their two children, Sarah and Caroline. Diana also ran a home business of hosting regularly scheduled themed and catered luncheons for women. Based out of their home in Yucaipa, it was a great success with over 400 registered participants and enabled Diana to perfect her hospitality and creative event planning skills.

Kelly worked primarily in the medical device sales and sales management businesses. In the late 1990's he and his two physician brothers developed a medical office building in Temecula, California leading to Kelly starting a medical office development and construction company.

The combination of Diana's event planning and execution skills with Kelly's experience in construction and commercial real estate development and management has prepared them well for creating an exceptional guest experience and ensuring that Lookaway Inn and Rosemary Inn Bed and Breakfast will be preserved for future generations.

Kelly and Diana purchased Lookaway and Rosemary Halls in September 2009. Diana and Kelly have twin goals of preservation of North Augusta's iconic structures and creating an exceptional experience for guests.

Green Intitiatives At Lookaway Inn

Lookaway Inn is committed to managing our overall impact on the environment without sacrificing the safety, comfort and enjoyment of our guests. The Inn strives to conserve water and energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality and minimize waste in many ways. Ceiling fans in all rooms offer alternative cooling even though the Inn is fully air-conditioned. We use environmentally friendly cleaning products wherever possible. Most of the Inn's floors are natural wood with area rugs which greatly reduces cleaning energy and allergens.

SCETV Features Lookaway Inn - April 2012