Immerse yourself in legendary Southern hospitality while experiencing South Carolina’s rich heritage when you stay at impeccably preserved historic properties throughout the state, from a Gilded Age mansion in the city to a charming bed and breakfast in the mountains.
Four-poster beds, plush bathrobes and luxurious linens set the scene for pampering at this circa 1898 hotel in Aiken. Unwind with a massage in the spa, listen to live music in the lobby bar and order an Angus beef filet served with truffle cream at the restaurant.
Once home to cotton magnate Francis Silas Rodgers, this 21-room historic mansion nods to Charleston’s opulent Gilded Age. Marvel at Tiffany stained glass, Italian crystal chandeliers and marble fireplaces, and then indulge in artfully presented Lowcountry cuisine at Circa 1886 restaurant.
Take in views of the square of Historic Abbeville from the veranda of this hotel dating back to 1903, originally a railroad hotel and a place for vaudeville stars to rest overnight. Book one of the colorful, quirky rooms and grab a drink at Tinker’s Alley before heading to the nearby opera house.
Step back in time at this bed and breakfast located on one of the country’s best-preserved antebellum rice plantations—a nearly 1,000-acre estate in Georgetown with guest houses shaded by behemoth live oaks. In the morning, fill up on stuffed French toast and poached pears before biking the grounds.
Grand white columns flank the sides of this 1903 Greek Revival-style mansion in Dillon. You’ll find lavish details such as crystal chandeliers, fireplaces and antique furnishings. Before a gourmet breakfast, stroll through the gardens to start your day.
Relax with a book and a pitcher of tea or lemonade on the sun-dappled porch of this 1913 Colonial-style home, just minutes from downtown Spartanburg. Stay in one of the suites—complete with fireplaces and chandeliers—or opt for the vintage 1947 MackRail Cabin Car caboose.
Stay in Lancaster’s oldest surviving dwelling, a beautifully restored country home embellished with ornate crown molding, chandeliers and antique artwork. Explore the woodland paths and pastoral landscape, and then unwind by your in-room fireplace or in your whirlpool bath.
Escape to a storybook setting in Greenville’s Pettigru Street Historic District when you stay at this stately red brick home surrounded by blooming gardens. Choose from six guest rooms, which feature cottage-chic décor and amenities like in-room Keurig coffee and tea bars and private porches.
Featuring a variety of great stories and exciting trip ideas, the 2021 South Carolina Vacation Guide makes planning your next getaway to the Palmetto State easy. Request your free copy or download the guide today.