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
I have the pleasure of staying the night at Anchorage 1770 late last year. Everything about my experience was amazing. It was a bit of a splurge to myself as a birthday treat while travelling at it was worth every penny. I was greeted like I was family, invited to an afternoon tea on arrival,was given prosceco and made to feel at home. They have mastered all the little touches like an amazing selection of wine in the honesty bar to beautiful local soaps in the rooms. Reading my book and watching the sunset on the top deck I felt like a princess in paradise. The lower deck was great the next morning when the heat got up. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. And the bed may have been the most comfortable I have ever slept in.
If you want a special night/weekend away I cannot recommend Anchorage highly enough. Book now. I have travelled widely and this might just be the most amazing places I have had the pleasure of staying
We stayed 5 nights at the Anchorage since it is the perfect location for day trips to Hilton Head, Savannah, etc. We stayed in the second floor room of the cottage which was spacious and beautifully appointed. A love seat by the gas fireplace is a comfortable arrangement for relaxing at the end of the day. The bed was superbly comfortable and topped with good quality ever so soft linens. The bathroom features a large shower with rain shower and hand held. Start the day with a fabulous breakfast menu (those grits will make a grit lover out of most). The staff is most pleasant and helpful. At the end of the day, sitting on the front verandas, sipping a glass of wine looking out on the river is most pleasant. We truly enjoyed our stay.
I think it's best to approach this as 'pros' and 'cons.'
*Lovely old home with tons of character and detail you just don't see anymore.
*Spacious, well appointed rooms.
*VERY comfy beds and luscious sheets.
*Light and open and welcoming.
*Great location - IN downtown, close to the Spanish Moss Trail, close to Hunting Island.
*INCREDIBLE restaurant (Ribaut Social Club.)
*VERY nice staff in the inn and the restaurant.
*Gorgeous woodwork and staircase
*Needs a good cleaning -- large light fixture over the sink in the bedroom was dirty, corners of the room needed attention
*Bad/inconvenient situation in unloading/loading the car - you must park on the street (you are provided a pass which is fine) but then you have to schlep your bags (no dedicated bag person around to help though the manager/asst manager offered to help) and I saw no bag cart (could have been in use?)
*I'm hesitant to state this but there are some repairs, like peeling paint, that need fixing but I understand that an old house is in CONSTANT need of repairs and it's hard to keep up.
I just want to be honest but fair. We had a really nice time and would stay here again. Truly, the restaurant/hotel staff (Briget, Harper, Luanne, Amy and one other beautiful young woman whose name escapes me - sorry!) and Chef Byron were spectacular, really.
Very cool restored Inn - Great accommodations, beautiful views, wonderful food and service. Happy hours on the third floor balcony were a blast. Location is easy walk-ability to everything downtown. Terrific spot-
My husband and I spent a long week-end at the Anchorage in early March. We had a room with a marsh and water view. They service dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. We had dinner on Friday, it was delicious. The breakfasts are also delicious.
You can walk to the historic downtown shops and restaurants. Beaufort is interesting as well as historic as is the surrounding area. We visited the Penn Center and Pat Conroy’s grave.
Can’t wait to return. A must visit and stay. Pam Hughes