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 is a beautiful hotel with amazing staff. From the concierge that helped me create an itinerary and transportation, to our amazing greeting at check-in, Anthony Gardner is unbelievably pleasant and kind, housekeeping, spa, dining, transportation, all happy and willing to help in any way possible. The hotel is beautiful and the spa provides a Lowcountry atmosphere that aids in the relaxation of the treatments. The Mimosa Cruise is a must! Can hardly wait to return!
We just went for a wedding. and reception for the weekend. The grounds are gorgeous. The chapel is beautiful. The rooms in the inn were spacious and well appointed. The staff was courteous, helpful and unobtrusive. There are bikes and fun shops. WE loved our stay in this wonderful getaway. We'll be back!
We 100% enjoyed our stay. Our beautiful balcony room at the Inn was perfectly located with a view over the lagoon. I'd recommend requesting a room with that view and and not over the adult pool area. The cottages are also wonderful but our personal preference was to be at the Inn being closer to its amenities.
The service was exceptional. I used the Concierge desk for on-site dinner reservations and all the concierge staff were exceptionally friendly and more than helpful. I want to give a special thank you to Phantasia at the main pool...she was the perfect example of what the Montage is accomplishing offering genuine warmth and outstanding service.
We rented bikes for the duration of our stay and biked to breakfast at Buffalo's (delicious) and took advantage of the trails especially enjoying the ride to the 5 story Tree house near Moreland Village.
We ate all our dinners on the Palmetto Bluff property at Cole's, Buffalo's and the River House (The Canoe Club was closed on the night we wanted) and there wasn't one thing...either service or food...that wasn't excellent.
I'd also recommend walking over to the Boat House and booking the Dolphin 2 hour boat trip. Our guide Gio was so knowledgeable about the history of the area and sights on the tour.
All in all, I'd highly recommend this hotel and property to anyone who is wanting a relaxing vacation with 5 star excellent service all done with genuine warmth and friendliness.