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Luxury B&B + Golf = Ideal Winter Getaway

image001 (1)The Horse Stamp Inn, one of the newest and most distinctive bed & breakfast inns on the Georgia coast, is hosting a winter promotion that includes golf at the championship Sanctuary Cove, designed by Fred Couples and Davis Love III. The golf course sits on the Golden Isles of Georgia, representing one of the top semi-private golf facilities in the state.

From January 1 thru March 15, 2013, guests of the inn who stay for a minimum of two nights (based on availability) will receive one complimentary round of golf, including cart. Sanctuary Cove Golf Course is only seven miles from the inn and a perfect accompaniment to the luxurious and handsome southern mansion.

The 5-bedroom inn is nestled on 16 sprawling acres with expansive pastures, rustic horse barn and artesian fresh water pond. Owners Tom and Kris Hutcheson begin each day with breakfast prepared from fresh and locally produced ingredients. Guests can have breakfast served in their room or suite, choose to dine on the al fresco verandah or in the homey kitchen.

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Lowcountry in your Pocket

The South Carolina Lowcountry is in your phone.  Things to see and do throughout Beaufort County are covered in our app Hilton Head Essentials, published by Sutro Media this month. It’s available for download from the iTunes app store for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch devices.

More than 800 images with 130 items showcase the coastal area.

It includes a Google map for each entry; one-touch phone calling to each business; one-touch access to the individual website; immediate access to selected YouTube or user reviews; relevant hours and pricing information. Categories include where to stay, where to eat, shopping, attractions, selected upcoming events plus a bit of history and local culture throughout Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort and the neighboring rural areas and towns.

Authors Liz and Charlie Mitchell, long-time South Carolina coastal residents, created the app in partnership with Sutro Media. Their first app Myrtle Beach’s Best was launched in December with a new version published in January.

Updates of Hilton Head Essentials are planned for additional golf and event coverage. Local businesses are invited to follow the authors on Twitter or the Hilton Head Essentials Facebook page or contact the authors via their website.  Event schedules and updated information may be considered for inclusion in future versions. Businesses do not pay to be listed, and the authors base choices on personal experiences and availability of quality content.

The Mitchells also co-authored two travel books published by Channel Lake in the 2010 Tourist Town series. The books available from major booksellers and from Amazon are Hilton Head: A Guide to the South Carolina Lowcountry and Myrtle Beach: A Guide to South Carolina’s Grand Strand. Both books are sold at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash where the authors appear for periodic special events.

The Hilton Head guidebook also is available in Beaufort at Cuthbert House Inn and at the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce and in Bluffton at Rose Hill Mansion.

Sleeping with 200 years of History

Cuthbert House Inn

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.

Beaufort Waterfront

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.