The Cuthbert House Inn

1203 Bay Street , Beaufort, SC 29902-5401 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

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Bed and Diamond Collection, AAA Four Diamond Award, Coastal Living's award in "Our Favorite Inns on Every Shore." "Top Ten Most Romantic Inns" award by American Historic Inns. Featured as INN OF THE MONTH by Travel & Leisure. Beautiful water views, fine antique-filled and circa 1790, the Cuthbert House Inn on Beaufort Bay in the National Landmark Historic District offers a warm personal invitation to refresh your spirit in shaded verandahs, elegant parlors and the scenic conservatory. From the sunset refreshments on the porch or by the fire, to delicious breakfasts overlooking sailboat moorings, the Inn delights the senses. Spacious guestrooms are a comfortable home base for Lowcountry exploration. Beaufort offers the perfect vacation mix of golf, water, unique shopping, wonderful restaurants, art galleries and museums just a stroll away. Minutes from I-95, Charleston and Savannah are a short drive away. Gracious southern hospitality and charm are the best reasons to relax at the Cuthbert House Inn.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Outstanding Property in Beaufort

5 on August 27, 2018

Decided to book a two night stay at the Cuthbert House for some R&R before a family gathering in Hilton Head. The inn was delightful...warm, welcoming staff, bright and cheerful room with amazing shower, delicious breakfasts. Connie and Ed were the most gracious hosts ever. Joined guests for nightly cocktail hour which was very tastefully done. Nice assortment of beverages and treats and lively conversations. Have stayed at other upscale Inns in Beaufort, but this was our favorite by far. Looking forward to another stop in Beaufort next year!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much! We love taking care of our guests and making sure that they have everything they need to relax and enjoy Beaufort. We can't wait to see you again!

- Ed (innkeeper)

Boating Trip

4.4 on July 03, 2018

Nice Place.

Best Bed and Breakfast experience ever

5 on May 12, 2018

We stayed at The Cuthbert House Inn early May 2018 and our stay was perfect. The Ballroom was beautiful, quiet, with a comfortable king bed and in room thermostat. The service was friendly and breakfast just right without taking hours to complete, excessive amounts of food, or excessive sugar. This was our best Bed and Breakfast experience ever.

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate your kind words. We believe that breakfast is half the experience of staying in a bed and breakfast. We have an alternating menu of savory and sweet dishes. We try to ensure that our guests have something different each day of their stay. It might be Orange-blueberry pancakes with Grand Marnier syrup or Eggs Benedict and Roasted Asparagus. We like for our guests to start their day off with plenty of energy for exploring all that Beaufort has to offer!

- Ed (innkeeper)

Wonderful Stay at the Cuthbert House

5 on April 13, 2018

The Cuthbert House Inn is situated so nicely in Beaufort, that you can sit on the beautiful porch and view the harbor, then walk to dinner, the shopping area, and to the Historic Point. The breakfast was scrumptious, the room was lovely, and the owner, Pierre, very welcoming and helpful.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you. We feel so fortunate that our home looks out over the water and is still within walking distance of everything that makes Beaufort such a great small town! In fact, 7 of our 10 guest rooms and our own apartment have water views! The 3 rooms that don't look over the bay have views of our Charleston-style courtyard with its Spanish moss draped live oak and babbling fountain.

- Connie and Ed (Pierre-Edouard), owners (innkeeper)

Enjoyed our stay

5 on April 13, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay for our sister trip. The room was spacious and clean with all the little extras such as water bottles in the refrigerator. The breakfasts were delicious and the staff very friendly.

Cuthbert Inn

5 on March 19, 2018

Wonderful in every way. Really nice wine and snacks each evening too and enjoying talking with other guests and the innkeepers. Everything was so nice and they made us feel very welcome. Highly recommend.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your review. We really love the social hour too. Every evening at 5pm we get to stop what we're doing and sit down to enjoy pleasant conversation with our guests.

- Connie (innkeeper)

First time to Beaufort

5 on March 18, 2018

Our first visit to Beaufort was made perfect by this charming inn located a short walk to everything. The owners were lovely and very inviting. Great staff who worked hard to make our stay perfect.

Spectacular Stay

5 on March 10, 2018

Beautiful old southern home with large clean rooms, warm friendly hosts and staff. We visited and enjoyed wine every evening on the expansive front porch with other guests as we watched spectacular sunsets over the bay. Easy walking distance to downtown restaurants and shops.Breakfasts each morning were equally incredible. We would return here when we visit beautiful Beaufort the next time.

Valentines Stay

5 on March 05, 2018

My wife and I stayed here for a Valentines weekend. This room was great, the shower was OUTSTANDING and the location is amazing. We parked our car and walked everywhere all weekend.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much! We do benefit from being close to all the restaurants, shops, art galleries and museums of the downtown, yet we are in a calm neighborhood.

- Connie (owner)

A wonderful place to stay

4.8 on March 04, 2018

Spacious rooms, excellent service, quiet historic location close to shopping and waterfront. Staff is very knowledgeable of the area and offered excellent recommendations for dining, shopping, and local attractions. We will visit there again.

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Rooms & Rates


The Ballroom boasts water views with a four poster Ethan Allen Rice Bed, a memory foam mattress, a fireplace, claw-foot soaking tub and separate standing shower. Top Floor with 12 foot ceilings; fireplace; soaking tub and shower; water views, just off top portico for lounging. Second Floor, East; King Bed; Roll-away bed available for a third guest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Coastal Suite

Three room King suite with sofa sleeper in the living-room. Private covered porch over looking the water. Kitchenette with fridge, microwave and wet bar. Very large bath room with 3-way body shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Courtyard Room

Queen room with private entrance and private large bath, ADA accessible. Pet friendly.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Eastlake Suite

Main floor premier three room suite. Parlor size sitting area; large fireplace, separate bedroom with King bed; separate bath with soaking tub and shower. Main floor Parlor suite, queen convertible sofa

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Federal Room

The Federal Room boasts a fireplace, clawfoot soaking tub, separate standing shower and a four poster Ethan Allen Rice Bed with a memory foam mattress for a great nights sleep. Top Floor with 12 foot ceilings; fireplace; soaking tub and shower; water views, just off top portico for lounging Second floor, west; King bed Roll-away bed available for a third guest

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Garden Room

The Garden Room has two queen sized beds with a beautiful view of the garden and courtyard. 2d Floor, Balcony, overlooks gardens, two queen beds.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Hideaway Room

This room is a bright king tucked away on the East side of the house. It is a great mix of old and new with 19th century charm and 21st century amenities. It has a very large private bathroom with a two person rain shower and lots of space to add to a comfortable stay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Mariner Suite

King sized bed with whirlpool tub, sitting area; private water view patio and private entrance; pet friendly.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Oaks Room

2nd floor balcony overlooking looking live oaks and courtyard fountain. Large shower with rain head.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Victoria Room

Second floor, west wing; Queen room with water views decorated in the Eastlake style. Bright sunny bath with shower only. A spacious queen sized room with a water and garden view.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

intra-coastal waterway, Downtown, Island, Small town


40 miles

Directions to property:

From Savannah Airport- Go west on Airways Ave. to I-95 North. Travel 16.4 miles to South Carolina EXIT 8. Merge onto US-278 East towards Hilton Head for 5.1 miles and take a left on SC-141. Proceed 3.8 miles to SC-170; turn left on SC-170 N.(Okatie Hwy). Drive 15.9 miles to US-21 (Boundry Street). Bear right and follow SC-21 for 1 mile. Go right on US-21 Ribaut Road for .4 miles. Turn left on North Street and proceed to Bay Street. The Cuthbert House is at the corner of Bay Street and Church Street.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Horse drawn carriage rides, River boat rides, Eco-tours, Guided and self paced tours, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Computer, Fax Machine, Piano, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Horse and Buggy History Tours, Walking Tours, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 12+
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends,holidays and special events
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card # holds room. One night's deposit required.
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Pierre-Edouard and Connie Binot

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

We love playing host to worldwide travelers and neighbors alike. We enjoy cooking and gardening as well as entertaining guests. We are so blest to live in such a beautiful and history-rich part of the Lowcountry!

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  • Time Served: 8 AM to 9:15 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Port poached pears
Delicious Anjou pears poached in Port and served on a bed of vanilla bean yogurt.

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