Hilton Head’s Inn at Palmetto Bluff: Charm, Tradition & Romance at its Best


The Inn at Palmetto Bluff is on the river, just a 30 minute drive from Hilton Head Island in South Carolina and let’s just say, looks divine. There’s an outdoor pool, a fitness center, a private patio off each room and a fireplace. Yup, talk about romantic.  You can book horseback riding or canoeing trips from the hotel and there’s fabulous food on site. The River House Restaurant is on site and features southern cuisine for dinner hours and also a full bar. May River Grill offers casual dining and there are 2 other restaurants as well as room service available.

The property is 9 miles from Hampton Hall and Savannah city center is about located a 40 minute drive away. Think rolling green lawns, a nearby river, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course as well as tennis, bocce and croquet courts at the Wilson Lawn and Racquet Club. Palmetto Bluff extends from the headwaters of the May River near Bluffton, S.C.,skirts Bull and Daufuskie Islands via the Cooper Riverto its east and gives way to the ancient freshwater rice fields of the New River along its western edge.

The Inn at Palmetto Bluff has 50 guest cottages, including eight cottage suites, ranging from 1,340 to 1,140 square feet, all of which honor the heritage of Lowcountry architecture. From the cottages, you can catch great views of the May River and the interior islands. They tout large screened porches, fireplaces, wide pine‐plank floors, and hipped metal roofs.

Rates start at $475 per night. Two, three and four bedroom Village Homes are available from$1,100 per night.

The spa takes up 9,500 square‐feet and is modeled after a gracious Southern‐style manor house, is located on a private island in a freshwater estuary with a wading bird rookery. The Spa features eight treatment rooms, including a couple’s room and a private Vichy steam room, each with its own veranda, soaking tub and breathtaking view. Treatments, including massage therapy, skin care and body treatments, draw upon the healing traditions and ingredients indigenous to the area, such as cornmeal, peaches, cotton, wild rice and red river clay. The grounds of the spa feature a private garden with a wide selection of roses, local flowers and herbs.

There’s also an EQUESTRIAN FACILITY. Palmetto Bluff’s Longfield Stables provide 24‐hour equestrian care in a professionally maintained staffed farm setting for resort guests. The facility includes a covered arena, outdoor dressage area, 5‐acre turf event field and a 24‐stall main barn. There’s also a raquet club and nearby hiking, offshore fishing, guest lectures, biking trails, yoga and pilates classes and nearby art galleries.

Renee Blodgett
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