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
My daughter and I stayed at the Anchorage Inn for a getaway night. It is a gem of an Inn. This lovely building has been renovated beautifully - maintaining the character of the period it was built especially on the first floor and in the halls and large staircase. The bedrooms are updated and decorated in peaceful hues -- new bathroom fixtures, beautiful beds and linens. We enjoyed our welcome champagne on the top balcony for sunset. The breakfast is excellent and enhanced our stay. The restaurant came highly recommended but was not open the night we were there; we'd love to visit again to try. Beaufort is a great walking city and we enjoyed the main street, historical society, waterfront, and impressive homes/inns. We recommend highly!
Beautifully restored but had some issues...There for birthday retreat, not able to use upper veranda (which was a main reason for choosing this property). Tired so we enjoyed dinner there and comfortable room. No hot water in our room the following morning (3rd floor). All in all disappointed for what I paid for our retreat. The standout for us was a young English employee. Thankful for her kindness and service. Won’t be staying there on our visit to beautiful Beaufort again next weekend.
Just got back from the South Carolina Bike & Boat Tour with the “Great Bike Tours”. It past our expectations by far. Our accommodations were fabulous and the trails and routes were exciting. Loved the kayaking as well as the biking. It’s always fun to meet and make new bike friends from all over the country. Highly recommend this bike trip with Great Bike Tours.
We had the honor of staying in this beautiful historic home several days in May 2018. The home has been renovated and each room is beautifully decorated. The room has a super shower and the bed and linens are top quality. Not your average B&B at all! Sitting on the front veranda over looking the water is a added bonus! We had reservations for dinner there and they have a top chef! If you go please do a carriage ride. The town is loaded with history! The owners are hands on and love this historic home.
What a pleasant experience - wonderful accommodations, best bed to sleep in and excellent cuisine. A stop on our low country bike tour with Great Bike Tours, but a highlight for sure. Comfy bed - no back pain!!! Breakfast was more than adequate and was fresh and tasty. Would go back again!