Cuthbert House Inn in Beaufort, SC is the only waterfront antebellum bed and breakfast in this quaint historic town on the Intracoastal Waterway. The 10,000-square-foot house is a beautifully preserved architectural treasure.
The view displays the marina and moss-draped live oaks over Beaufort Bay often dotted with sailboats.
Step into this foyer and open the door to history. Arrive for social hour with refreshments and lively conversation. Take a short stroll downtown for fresh seafood in a waterfront restaurant. Wake up to hot and homemade Southern delicacies for breakfast.
It’s the year 2010, and the war between the states has long since ended, but we are reminded of General Sherman’s march to the sea when Beaufort was preserved as a headquarters for Union soldiers. Soldiers left their carving on this marble mantelpiece, but no ghosts appear among antiques and amenities in a luxurious suite. Modern conveniences include gas fireplaces and cozy robes and comforters to follow a soak in the claw foot tub.
The quiet little town is rich with dozens of restored antebellum mansions and tales of wealthy plantation owners fleeing these homes at the threat of war. Touring the neighborhoods, browsing for antiques and art or celebrating a special event are reasons to savor this visit. Weddings, girlfriend getaways or romantic interludes are perfectly set here. Make this your headquarters for day tours to Hunting Island, Hilton Head, Charleston or Savannah.
The Cuthbert House Inn takes reservations online and by phone at 800.327.9275. It is recommended in our travel book recently published in Channel Lake’s Tourist Town series — Hilton Head: A Guide to the South Carolina Lowcountry. The book is available for purchase at the Cuthbert House Inn, in all major bookstores and online.
We’ve arrived at our favorite bed and breakfast.