Montage Palmetto Bluff
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Winner: Best For Families
- Just 38 individual cottages set on 20,000 acres of rural South Carolina
- Free access to fitness facilities (court time at the Lawn and Racquet Club, use of bicycles and the pool and fitness centers)
- Jack Nicklaus–designed golf course, a spa and water activities for families
What To Know
- All cottages were refurbished with new rugs, reupholstering and TVs in 2012
- For the Lagoon, Forest View or River View Cottages, a $30 resort fee per cottage, per night, will be collected upon purchase on Jetsetter; for the three-Bedroom Village Home, the resort fee is $45 per night
- Savannah is about 45 minutes by car; Hilton Head is about 35 minutes
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Retro and timeless, the charming Inn at Palmetto Bluff takes inspiration from its namesake hometown, a sleepy South Carolina town surrounded by a watercolor canopy of draped oak trees. A brick-lined path connects the inn’s 38 cottages to the restaurants and spa, but the surrounding 20,000 acres lend a natural air of seclusion.
Bed and Bath
The cottages and suites have a classic Southern style, with pine-planked floors, vaulted ceilings and screened-in verandas. The comfy beds are dressed in down duvets and luxe Italian linens, and working fireplaces up the cozy factor. LED TVs, DVD players and WiFi supply the modern comforts, while the spacious bathrooms have deep soaking tubs and separate steam showers, plus organic amenities.
Golfers make a beeline for the Jack Nicklaus–designed course at May River Golf Club that sprawls across the property, while non-golfers can take advantage of the spa’s soothing treatments that use local lemon balm, jasmine, fresh cucumber and mint. Water babies should drop a fishing line in the various rivers, ponds, salt marshes and remote streams, or just take a turn in the readily available kayaks, skiffs, yachts and more. And all guests should enjoy the fresh South Carolina fare at the May River Grill at the Clubhouse.
How to Get There
The Montage PB is an amazing property in every way with stellar service from everyone who works here. This was our first time staying at a Montage property and we instantly became fans!
The food is fantastic and there are endless activities to keep everyone in the family entertained. The PB area is huge! I’d highly recommend renting a golf cart to get around. All of the shops and restaurants are so charming! We thought about taking a day to either Savannah or Hilton Head but there really is no reason to unless you’re here for a longer stay as PB has everything you need for R&R + lots of excursions to enjoy! All of the staff were so kind to our 5 year old son, which is always appreciated. Keep up the great work Mintage PB—We will definitely be back!
My wife and I stayed for three nights at the end of a longer trip just to relax a bit before heading back to the West Coast. We could not have asked for more. The staff is wonderful. I cannot remember a single person who did not say hello and offer some personal greeting. If we had a question or needed help, they took care of it straight away. Exceptional, gracious, personable and wonderful every time. The grounds are equally wonderful. We had bikes for all three days and rode everywhere. We kayaked, we hiked, we swam, we steamed and used the sauna. And, we feel like we just scratched the surface of the 2000 acre property. Everywhere you look could be a postcard. The rooms, spa, and other hotel facilities are all also lovely and perfect. Just a beautiful, wonderful place. It is charming in every way. Southern hospitality at its very best.
The closest experience I can compare it to is the Four Seasons Hampshire, just with a Southern low country flavor (and weather) vs the English countryside. Both are lovely in their own way and both offer exceptional and extraordinary escapes to get away and relax. We will be back. Thanks to everyone at the hotel for making our stay special.
Stayed 3 nights for our annual meeting in South Carolina, previous meetings were at the Sanctuary on Kiawah Island. This was a sad comparison. I am used to a friendly greeting at check in and an offer to go over the resort amenities. At Palmetto Bluffs our room wasn’t ready, so they asked for a phone number to text us when it was ready. No offer then or later when room was ready to orient us to the resort. Room was a 10 minute walk from the main hotel, told the shuttle went every 10 minutes, we rarely saw it. It rained every day, the elusive shuttle would have been nice to use. Once the desk offered to call the shuttle for us (didn’t know that was an option), they called...after 20 minutes of waiting and still no shuttle we walked in the rain, at least they had plenty of umbrellas.
Food was nothing special, but priced like a Michelin star restaurant. Excursions were similarly very overpriced, above and beyond what you would find in actual 5 star resorts.
Overall would recommend anywhere but here. Try The Sanctuary in Kiawah or Charleston Place in Charleston, or a number of places in Savannah or Hilton Head.
We visited the Montage Palmetto Bluff for a corporate award trip. (We have visited 2 other Montage resorts previously on award trips) As we have come to expect the finest of accommodations, service and food and beverage, PB did not disappoint! We were expecting a beautiful hotel facility but we had no idea of the surrounding areas 20,000+ acres would be so beautiful, and lush. Everywhere you looked was such a photographic moment. The southern charm of the architecture was really delightful and a pleasant change from what we have here in NJ.
Our stay placed us in the main hotel which was convenient to take the golf cart type shuttle if needed to our events. I don’t think we ever waited more than 3 minutes for a shuttle. Many times we chose to walk because it was such a pretty stroll through lush landscape, water views, bridges etc. As always, the service in ALL areas st the Montage was superb! Everyone was always very friendly, and eager to please.
We will definitely return to PB, as we were intrigued with the area and surrounding real estate, all of which was stunning.
If you are looking to escape to a quiet place, with plenty to do, and want to be pampered and cared for, we highly recommend the Montage Palmetto Bluff.
First class accommodations, first class service and gorgeous property. So much to explore and enjoy. Rent a golf cart for the course of your stay so that you don’t miss anything. Make sure to find the tree house and to relax in the spa.