Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina

I can’t even begin to tell you how much we absolutely loved this beautiful southern resort!  I had been wanting to visit this hotel for the last several years and finally had the chance to visit this past summer. Located two hours south of Charleston, and thirty minutes north of Savannah, I knew it would be the perfect place to add to our southern itinerary.  I have to tell you that after we arrived at the Montage in Palmetto Bluff, we decided to cancel our Savannah reservation in order to enjoy this beautiful resort for one more day!  Two days was not enough and I can’t wait to go back!  The perfect place for a family holiday, girls weekend, or couples trip.  Hmmm….even a trip alone wouldn’t be a bad idea at all!  It is enchanting, charming, welcoming, beautiful, and the perfect place for a southern getaway!  How is that for an endorsement?!

Upon arrival I immediately fell in love with this long porch.  Perfect place for an afternoon spritzer, mint julep, or sweet tea!  And it was the perfect place to find some shade.  I’m not going to lie to you.  It was beyond hot!  If you can manage to deal with the heat during the day, you are rewarded with beautiful evenings.


This beautiful resort is surrounded by forests, freshwater rice fields, and biking and walking paths. The Montage, which is four miles in from the main road, makes you feel like you are really getting away from it all.  And you really are.


Right after we checked into our room our next stop was the bike facility.  Our favorite way to get around Palmetto Bluff.



Late afternoon and evening s’mores are offered daily



Beautiful palms and swaying Spanish moss all add to the beauty and calm of this picturesque destination.


Kayaking in the local pond or on the beautiful May River is something we really enjoyed while staying at the Montage.  And there is paddle boarding, boating, and two swimming pools…there is an adult pool and a kids pool.  Our kids enjoyed the kids pool while we enjoyed the tranquility of the beautiful adult pool.



The remains of the former Wilson plantation.  I love how they have kept this part of history on the property of the hotel and it blends in so beautifully to the surroundings of the area.  It was also a popular place for family pictures.


A peek inside one of the rooms. Our room was a bit messy to display. 😉


This will be the new main building of the hotel opening this month. This is the back side seen from our cottage.


This will be the new front entry of the hotel.  They were still putting on the finishing touches, including landscaping, when we were there in July.  I can’t wait to see the changes and I really hope they kept the lovely front porch.


Looking out to the beautiful May River.  It is considered to be one of the cleanest saltwater tributaries in South Carolina and the state goes to great lengths to keep this precious river clean and vital.  I’ve heard that May River oysters are some of the best in the world in case you are an oyster connoisseur.  Another bonus: We saw many dolphins in this beautiful river when we were kayaking.


One of the beautiful tidal marshes in Palmetto Bluff.



Have you been to the south? What are your favorite southern cities?

If you haven’t been to the south I highly recommend it. So much history and so much beauty – and southern hospitality is alive and well!

In case you missed my visit to the Montage in Laguna Beach you can read about that property here.

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10 comments on “Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina

  1. What a breathtaking resort! I have heard of that place before but have never been there. I love Charleston and Savannah so it’s nice to know Palmetto Bluff is between the two cities. I really need to travel down south more….just lovely!

    • Hi Shelley, Glad you liked the post! It is off the beaten path a bit and I’m so glad we went out of our way a bit to visit. You will need to check it out the next time you are down that way! Thanks again for stopping by! April xo

  2. April, This looks heavenly! I’ve never been to this part of the country and it’s lovely. Only part of the south I know is Kentucky and Florida. I love the porches, the pretty trees and the rooms. Wow all gorgeous! This is on my list. Oh the bikes are a big plus with teens. Seems like the perfect family getaway! Love that photo of you on the porch, so cute! xo Kim

    • Hey Kim, Thanks for stopping by! This hotel is definitely a new favorite and I can’t wait to go back to see what they have done since July. It is a special part of the country and the service was just outstanding. I know you would love this place!! xo

  3. Wow. I really want to see this beautiful place in person! Thank you for the details and amazing pictures! What a fun, educational & gorgeous getaway experience. I love it.

    • Hey Gina, Thank you for stopping by to say hi! xo So glad you enjoyed the post… was fun putting it together! It is a lovely place for sure! Definitely worth the visit if you are in Savannah or Charleston! So many great cities to visit in the south!

  4. Oh the beauty of the South….You have captured it beautifully with your images, April! My dad was from South Carolina, so this takes me back to some really special trips back when I was younger. Love that pic of you on the porch! Speaking of travel, I just launched my new curated travel agency. I have a fun giveaway going on to celebrate it so I hope you stop by and enter it!
    Hoping for cooler temps soon!
    xx, Heather

    • Hi Heather, Thanks for stopping by! The south is such a special place and so different from the west. I love the charm, the hospitality, and the warm summer nights the most. It sounds like you have some great memories from that area. It might be fun to re-visit and see how the area has changed or maybe it is just nice to remember it the way it was back then, right? I’ve been loving your posts on Italy! What are you planning next? xo

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