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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 445 Reviews
Anchorage 1770 is wonderful fun!
southbysouth

My wife and I wanted to explore Beaufort, SC and we stayed a long weekend at The Anchorage 1770. It was our first time at The Anchorage and it won't be long before we return. The bedroom was very comfortable and spacious. Loved the four poster bed and we could walk right onto the balcony for sunsets! The folks that run Anchorage are friendly, knowledgeable and great hosts! Our morning breakfasts were spectacular and we looked forward to it! We loved walking over to the riverfront areas of Beaufort and the fine local restaurants. Can't wait to go again!

First-Class Experience
John M

I spent a weekend at the Anchorage 1770 Inn and it was phenomenal. The proprietors, Amy and Frank, were incredibly gracious, welcoming, and hands on. The food was excellent and the service impeccable.

Our room (403- great if you can get it with water views), was beautiful and cozy all at the same time. The place really feels authentic and true to its roots. Easy walking distance to downtown Beaufort is another plus. Highly recommend!

Wonderful Inn in downtown Beaufort
BenMC72

My wife and I stayed at the Anchorage 1770 Inn for the weekend and loved it! The location is perfect as are the sunsets from the rooftop deck and bar. Hosts Frank and Amy are attentive and warm and highly knowledgeable about the town's history and fun things to do. The rooms are well appointed and the bed linens are awesome. Thank you for a wonderful stay!