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The Rhett House

1009 Craven Street , Beaufort, SC 29902 USA (Show map)
11 Reviews
$149 - $289
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The Rhett House Inn dates back to 1820 when Beaufort was a prominent coastal town noted for its rich culture and politics. Restored after the War Between the States, this authentic antebellum plantation house with its sprawling verandahs and white columns emulates the beauty and romance of the Old South. Bordering the Intracoastel Waterway and in the historic district, the Rhett House Inn is perfectly situated to discover the glory of the South Carolina low country. Elegant antebellum era inspired decor and fresh cut flowers create a warm and charming ambiance throughout the inn. All the rooms have cable television, telephone, compact disc player, and private bathrooms equipped with hair dryers and robes. Many of the rooms feature fireplaces, private balconies, and whirlpool baths. Guest rooms in the newly renovated historic cottage have private entrances and porches - perfect for a romantic getaway. Weddings performed on premises. For the lowest rate, guaranteed, please visit our website.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Services4.5
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Dining4.5

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5 on April 11, 2014

Great vacation spot for rest and relaxation. Extremely enjoyable place to stay. Very capable and friendly staff.

A Port in the Storm

2.8 on March 10, 2014

We arrived in Beaufort on an atypically cold and rainy day that was warmed immediately by the gas logs fireplace in our room. The Inn is comfortable, conveniently located, and has a professional and friendly staff. The only negative was an average eggs to order-type breakfast unless the "famous Southern" refers to offering grits and country ham as sides. If so than it is a Southern breakfast but we have had more tastily-prepared offerings at iHOP. Nevertheless, if it's plantation ambiance you want then the Rhett House delivers and does very well. We enjoyed our stay.

Bed not so comfy...

4.4 on January 24, 2014

We love the Rhett House Inn and have stayed there multiple times. This stay however was not as restful as before. The mattress on our bed was awful and the waterproof mattress pad made a crunching noise every time you moved. The sheets were also scratchy, a very low thread count. We had never experienced this before when staying there. We were thankful to return home and sleep in our own beds. Everything else was outstanding! The bed was our only complaint.

Quaint, Cozy and Comfortable

5 on February 11, 2013

My partner and I traveled 8 hours to Beaufort, SC, on business and arrived in the town about 8:00 p.m., without a reservation - I had an important business meeting the next morning. We searched TripAdvisor for B&B's on our cell phone and called the closest one in the old town, the Rhett House. The on-duty host, Lanier, answered the phone, welcomed us at the door, showed us the available accomodations (we selected Room #2 on the 2nd Floor), checked us in, offered us a selection of wines, directed us to a restaurant, and made sure we both took a slice of homemade Key Lime Pie to our room for an after dinner dessert, and lent us one of 5 movies made locally in Beaufort to watch later on. For walk-ins without a reservation, we couldn't have been welcomed more warmly. We slept well. Although I had to be at my business meeting at 8:00 a.m., my partner slept in. When I returned at 10:00 a.m., I was expecting to receive coffee at most, but was delightfully surprised to sit down and, in short order, have a full breakfast served (pancakes, eggs, bacon - the whole works) - they have a chef on staff. Before we checked out at 11:00 a.m., we were greeted personally by the owner, thanking us for staying, and the morning hostess provided us a map detailing a self-guided walking tour of the historic town, which we loved. Overall, we had a fabulous experience at the Rhett house, and are looking forward to visiting again soon - with a reservation.

Antebellum Grace and Beauty

5 on April 23, 2011

This property is a visual delight, both inside and out. When my wife and I, traveling Canadians dawdling our way around the southeastern US arrived, we were greeted with the welcoming arms of the south. The innkeeper, Anya, quickly and cheerfully guided us through the checkin process and by coming in through the 'friend's back door' we were able to meet the Inn's owner, Steve, who very quickly invited us to visit his own home, The Innkeeper's Cottage. Our stay here for three nights was most pleasant, made even better by the wonderful breakfasts on the verandah, where I truly learned to love grits as a part of my gourmet breakfast. This inn, however, would not be for those with handicaps as the many stairs would make it a challenge to negotiate. That being said we loved our time both in the Rhett House Inn and in the wonderful old town of Beaufort.

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Location Type

City, Downtown, Small town

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Nature area, Barrier Island, 100 historic homes, great beaches, River, Ruins, Bicycle riding trails, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Hunting, Antique shopping., Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis racket rental

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On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Hunting, Antique shopping., Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis racket rental

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Over 5 years of age only.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on some weekends.
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposit required, all reservations must be guaranteed with a valid credit card.
  • Cancellations: Reservations must be canceled 72 hours prior to arrival date to avoid a penalty of one night's room and tax.



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Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, In-room

Details Diamond Collection

1009 Craven Street , Beaufort, SC 29902 USA (Show map)

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