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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
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Overview

Charming Federalist building turned inn on the water, steps from Beaufort’s historic district

The Lowdown

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

Anchorage 1770 Inn
1103 Bay Street
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 385 Reviews
A Superb B&B
Reviewed 5 days ago

We are locals in this wonderful town of Beaufort, SC. Anchorage 1770 offers a wonderful place for a staycation and anyone fortunate to pass through this historical town. Amy & Frank along with their staff do it right and the accommodations are tops!
Dan H.

A Lowcountry Gem!
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another wonderful stay this week at Anchorage 1770. Frank and Amy have restored a wonderful property. The rooms; honor bar; porches overlooking the harbor; inclusive breakfast; and proximity to Beaufort's great restaurants make this stay a no-brainer! The staff is very accommodating as well. I will be returning for business or pleasure.

Restaurant only
Reviewed 1 month ago

We came for the food and were very impressed with what the inn offers to its guests. The inn has been beautifully restored and offers a superb location and comfortable rooms. It is pricey to stay there but there isn't anything as nice in Beaufort. The restaurant is in a room off the main entrance which we assume was the dining room. It was also to eat on the front porch overlooking the harbor but the night was too chilly. Our dinners from a monthly-changing menu based on local availability were delicious. Short ribs with risotto was perfect for the season and wolf fish - not often seen on menus - was also seasonally appropriate. We will certainly visit again but will wait for warmer weather since we missed a drink on the top floor balcony.

Wonderful Inn, Great Location
Reviewed 1 month ago

This is a beautiful old home that has been converted into an inn. The outside porches have a wonderful view of the harbor. The Inn is directly across from the walkway that runs along the river and is only a few minutes walk from a number of great restaurants. The breakfast, which is included in your stay, was delicious and they offer a menu with a number of choices. The owners and staff are warm and friendly. We will definitely return!

Intimate yet Sublime
Reviewed 1 month ago

My stay at the Anchorage 1770, from start to finish, was, as always, incredible.

First, check in is a breeze and the champagne upon arrival is a wonderful, relaxing way to start a long weekend.

The majesty of this historical gem, centered amongst the panoramic waterfront views, never fails to fully ignite the senses. The rooms are luxurious yet welcoming. There is simply no better place to relax and unwind than on one of the vast porches. The best views of this charming town are to be had than from the upper rooftop deck. The team is always delightful; quick to offer a warm smile and available for any questions or requests. The owners are charming and have a vast knowledge of the area that they share happily with their guests.

The chef and cuisine are world-class. You simply can't go wrong with anything that is offered on the seasonal menus.

The history of the Anchorage is rich and enchanting. Once you've learned of the background, you may find yourself lost in eras past while enjoying the interior and exterior views. It's an immersive experience to stay at the Inn if you read the history of the property. So many wonderful stories....

I can't say enough about the Anchorage Inn. There simply aren't words. Do yourself a favor and look no further if you're planning a visit to Beaufort. You will not regret one moment of your decision by choosing this phenomenal spot. There are few places that equal the experience of staying at the Anchorage 1770.

I'm looking forward, happily, to many returns.

Lynn T.