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.