by Courtney Elko
This unique inn offers more than guestrooms as it is also a historic landmark featuring beautiful gardens and architectural designs. Inn guests are welcome to tour the House Museum, gardens and stable yards. General admission to the Middleton Place National Historic Landmark and the House Museum is included in your stay. Private horseback riding tours around the property are available as well as kayaking tours on Ashley River are also available, both for a fee. The seasonal outdoor pool is also a great place for families to hang out, swim and play or rent a bike and pedal around the property. Pets under 50 pounds are welcome to stay at the inn for a fee. Each guestrooms is unique in decor but all of the rooms feature a seasonal wood burning, a mini-fridge, great views and complimentary Wi-Fi access so everyone can stay connected. Guests can find breakfast each morning served in The Lakehouse.
Our Editor Loves
- Free Wi-Fi
- Kayaking tours
- Admission to historic landmark and museum
- Horse Back Riding
- Free Wi-Fi
We stayed here for one night, and definitely will come back again. If this is Southern hospitality, count me in anytime!
By staying in this place, there are historical sights that you can visit right within the inn vicinity (for free). The breakfast was great in a nice dining area.
The grounds extensive, with lovely views. Nice to take a walk (bring bug spray though, if you are prone to be bitten, which I am). You can easily spend at least 4 hours exploring the place, and even more. Attached to this place are a garden and a historic manor that you can sign up for free as a guest to tour (there is a schedule when the tours are ran). We attended the manor tour, and was worth it! It is maintained by volunteers and the history about it is worth the time. There was a museum store, place to eat or buy sandwiches. This place reminds me of a wee bit of England so it is a great place to visit and stay.
The hotel or place you will sleep in was designed by an architect who did it in a certain style. So the room we stayed in is very interesting. Comfortable beds! So just want to let you know since it's a different feel. The bathroom has a big sunken tub/bath pool big enough for two people. Also at around 5 or so, there was music in the Lodge where drinks can be bought with free cheese and crackers. Nice place to lounge around, listen to music, read a book, and play chess.
Definitely a great place to stay and even a place to visit!
We booked two rooms, one for my husband and I, the other for his parents. Our rooms were pretty and cozy, and located on the first floor of the Middleton building. Check-in went smoothly, although it’s best to wait until the 4p check-in time to arrive.
I wouldn’t recommend this place for children tethered to the internet and gaming consoles. The TV in the room is quite small, and electrical outlets in the bedroom area are limited. Take advantage of the beautiful property and unplug!
The only qualm we had with our room is that the weatherstripping under the door needed replacing. We had to send several little crawly critters back outside. The uninvited guests were most likely due to poor weatherstripping and the room being on the ground floor, accessed through the outdoors.
The continental breakfast is quite simple. Oatmeal, cereal, scones, yogurt, fruit, juice, coffee, tea. Hot meals cost extra and must be ordered.
We took advantage of the opportunity to kayak from the hotels backyard. It’s not included in room cost, but two tandem kayaks ran us about $110 for a 2.5 hour self-guided trip. Well worth it for the scenery. Afterwards, we hopped in the pool!
For dinner one night, we all ate at the Middleton Place restaurant...all I can say is wow! Make a reservation before you go. The service and food are excellent! 4/5 of us opted for the fried chicken and it was absolutely wonderful. The place is a little pricey, but you feel better about the cost when you get delicious, fresh-cooked, flavorful, southern food in return.
Several tours of the property/plantation are included with your room, but we didn’t go on any of them.
Overall, this was a remarkable stay. This was my first time visiting South Carolina and this first time in Charleston. The peaceful property was so refreshing and much needed.