Old-fashioned Southern living with lots of new-fangled comforts.
A quarter-mile long avenue of oaks draped in Spanish moss leads to this classic 1750s rice plantation. While the first impression feels right out of Gone With the Wind, this 1,600-acre property houses a wide range of accommodation types, from the wood-and-leather Gun Room in the Plantation House to the six-bedroom Guest House, perfect for corporate retreats. While this place touts itself as a country inn, the description is too quaint for the dignified and graceful atmosphere. Styles vary from room to room. You may find yourself surrounded by rich cream fabrics and stately four-poster canopy beds. Or you can escape to the rustic Chapel Creek Villas; made of rough-hewn cypress, these three-bedroom retreats have private patios overlooking the creek. Regional cuisine is served in the Carriage House Club. The nearby Beach House offers beach access to plantation guests. Recreation on the grounds includes two tennis courts, a free-form swimming pool and a 68-slip, private marina.