Romantic Places in South Carolina
-Lowcountry- This richly evocative southeast coastal region set the standard for Southern historical preservation. The Lowcountry includes Charleston, S.C. on down to Savannah, Georgia. Charleston Genteel and tree lined, known for its historic homes, monuments and gardens. Two Meeting Street Inn Charleston, S.C. T: +1 843 723 7322. No fax. 9 rooms, b&b only. US$ 165- www.twomeetingstreet.com Gorgeous white Victorian mansion down by the Battery. Planters Inn 112 N. Market St. Charleston, S.C. T: +1 843 723 3474. 62 rooms. US$ 150- www.plantersinn.com 19th century former dry goods store, now equipped with gas fireplaces, high ceilings and canopied four poster beds. John Rutledge House 116 Broad St. Charleston, S.C. T: +1 843 723 7999. 19 rooms. US$ 235- www.johnrutledgehouseinn.com George Washington slept here. The house was the 18th century home of the South Carolina’s first governor, John Rutledge. Woodlands Inn 124 Parsons Road Summerville, S.C. T: +1 843 875 2600. 19 rooms. US$ 295- www.woodlandsinn.com English country house styled manor, this romantic hotel is set on 42 acres in the South Carolina Lowcountry, half-hour outside of Charleston. Beaufort & the Sea Islands – Carolina Lowcountry This is Prince of Tides country, located midway between Savannah and Charleston. Beaufort is the lowcountry’s Charleston with its grand Georgian mansions, romantic hotels, Spanish moss and magnolia trees. Beaufort is also the gateway to the Sea Islands where the ancient African culture is preserved in the islands’ Gullah language and customs. Cuthbert House Inn 1203 Bay Street Beaufort, Lowcountry, SC T: +1 843 521-1315. 7 rooms. US$ 145- www.cuthberthouseinn.com Classical and elegant, this 1790 Federal style plantation house has sweeping verandahs with dramatic views of Beaufort Bay. Rhett House Inn 1009 Craven St. Beaufort, Lowcountry, SC T: +1 843 524-9030. 18 rooms. US$ 139- www.rhetthouseinn.com 1820′s-era house located in Beafort’s historic district; owned by former Manhattan fashion executives. -Thoroughbred Country- Race tracks and thoroughbred stud farms make their home here, just west of the Lowcountry, Aiken Wide avenues, historic mansions, thoroughbred horse country; a favorite 1920-30′s winter getaway for America’s northern rich. The Willcox 100 Colleton Avenue Aiken, S.C. T: +1 877 648-2200. 25 rooms. US$ 300- www.thewillcox.com Elegant romantic hotel located in residential area.
-Blue Ridge Mountains- Winding country roads, green valleys and forested mountains. Hotel Domestique 10 Road of Vines Travelers Rest, South Carolina T: 864-516-1715. 13 rooms. USD$ 335- www.hoteldomestique.com Boutique getaway and restaurant on a Blue Ridge Mountains hilltop overlooking 29 acres of gardens and vineyards. Created in 2013 by the 17-time Tour de France cyclist George Hincapie who used to train on the nearby winding roads. Bicycles and a 25-meter pool – perfect for those in training for a triathalon – are available for guests to use.