Anchorage 1770 Inn
What We Love
- Enjoying a cooked-to-order breakfast in your guest room's four-poster bed
- The ultimate relaxation: gazing at the water from a Carolina hanging bed
- The homemade cookies that appear in the room
What To Know
- Bicycles, beach chairs, and badminton equipment are all complimentary
- “Garden-level” rooms are actually below ground
- Free WiFi and on-street parking
Beaufort’s got small town charm to spare, and this little inn helps you make the most of it, combining comfy rooms and delectable meals with water views and proximity to the sights. Take advantage of the concierge service, which can book private yoga classes and spa appointments or pre-order paddle boards or kayaks. Otherwise, time will mostly be spent strolling the historic district, exploring the marshes or nearby parks, or just putting your feet up on one of the house’s wide, Southern-style porches (we especially love the giant porch swing, known down south as a Carolina hanging bed), where drinks and small plates get delivered right to your seat. Each of the 15 guest rooms are bright and modern, with the occasional historic detail like an Adams mantel or 19th-century plaster. The hotel restaurant, the Ribaut Social Club, is open to the public for dinner and brunch and offers a menu that stays true to its southern roots, leaning on ingredients like local corn, Carolina Gold rice, and snap beans that evolve into sophisticated dishes like apple-and-brie-stuffed pork loin.
In the Area
The elegant antebellum houses of Beaufort, combined with the riverside location, make this town a delightful place to explore. The historic district is a couple of blocks from the inn; stop at the Beaufort History Museum first for some useful background on the area’s history. Lowcountry Produce is a café/market that draws hordes of locals (especially on weekends) for its glazed yeast donuts, fried oyster po’boys, and other Lowcountry treats—and it’s less than 10 minutes’ walk from the inn, so you can beat the crowd to a table. Pick up a jar of their pickled okra or blackberry lemon marmalade for a souvenir. Hunting Island State Park, which can be reached by car in under half an hour, makes an excellent spot for a day hike. It’s also possible to take fly-fishing trips or paddle board in the harbor—ask the inn to make arrangements.
How to Get There
We spent two nights here and loved it. Our room was big and bright, our bed a four poster. We went out to stroll and when we returned there were fresh cookies and iced lemon water in our room. There is a coffee machine in the lounge, 24 hours a day.
A sumptuous a la carte breakfast is served. We sat outdoors on the patio overlooking the river. Dinner is served most nights, but not when we were there.
Staff is friendly and helpful. Parking on the street is free with a special card provided at check in. We checked out early and were given a packed breakfast which was led in the fridge. We would stay here again.
My wife and I recently stayed at Anchorage 1770. What a perfect spot. The bed and breakfast is located in a 250 year old house that was masterfully converted to a bed and breakfast by the proprietors, Amy and Frank, who were fully engaged and lots of fun. The rooms were every bit as good as staying at the Ritz Carlton but in an intimate B&B package. The best unexpected surprise was the food. We ate a dinner and a couple of breakfasts at the inn and they were spectacular. The inn itself is located on Bay Street in downtown Beaufort so it is pretty much on top of everything the town has to offer. All-in-all we loved Anchorage 1770 and Beaufort and highly recommend.
Our stay was just amazing! From the lovely location to the outstanding staff, it doesn’t get better then Anchorage 1770.
We spent the weekend exploring the beautiful town of Beaufort and enjoying the ambience and wonderful food the Low country had to offer. This was my second time staying there and it was just as breathtaking as the first. Top marks all the way around!!