The Inn At Middleton Place
What We Love
- The fresh breakfast served at the Lake House each morning, and nightly wine and beer reception in the lodge are included in the Jetsetter rate
- Expansive windows in the guestrooms provide grand vistas of the Ashley River, and when the shutters are pulled open it feels as though the tree-lined horizon is limitless
- Free access to the grounds of Middleton Place, America’s oldest landscaped gardens
- Explore the property’s 65 acres by kayak, bike or horse; several heritage breed horses live on the grounds
What To Know
- It’s a 30-minute drive to downtown Charleston
- Guestrooms have Shaker furniture and wood-paneled walls that give the space a distinctly cabinlike feel
- Pets are permitted for $75 per stay; there is a weight limit of 50 pounds
- An 8 percent service fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Southern Modernist. When the inn’s architect, W.G. Clark, designed the contemporary buildings 25 years ago, he used open spaces and floor-to-ceiling windows to best complement the sweeping landscape. As you approach the four buildings today, you’ll notice nature has complied as well: Fig vines that began growing up the exterior walls then now almost completely obscure the inn.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms have Shaker furniture, wood-paneled walls, working fireplaces and braided rugs that give the space a distinctly cabinlike feel. Expansive windows provide grand vistas of the Ashley River, and when the shutters are pulled open it feels as though the tree-lined horizon is limitless. The inn’s bathrooms have all-natural, biodegradable Sprout Out products nod to the hotel’s surroundings.
Just a five-minute walk from the inn, Middleton Place is a historic property first owned by Declaration of Independence signer Arthur Middleton. Today the place has a bit of a Colonial Williamsburg vibe; picture sheep grazing on the green, horse and buggy rides and on-site blacksmiths charged with crafting many of the gift shop’s goods. Tour the House Museum to get a sense of how life was lived as a prosperous rice farmer, or explore the gardens for a closer look at the sprawling swaths of rhododendron bushes, magnolia trees and one 900-year-old oak. The on-site restaurant serves traditional Low Country dishes, including locally produced she-crab soup, shrimp and grits, and collard greens.
In the Area
The 24-mile stretch that makes up the Ashley Scenic Byway is lined with plenty of other notable sights. Plan a visit to see Magnolia Plantation’s stunning collection of azaleas and camellias, and Drayton Hall’s marvelously maintained Georgian-Palladian buildings — the oldest preserved plantation open to the public in the country. Visit Charles Towne Landing to see where European settlers first landed in the Carolinas. Grab a bucket of steamed oysters at the Crab Shack, one of South Carolina’s must-try seafood stops.
How to Get There
Nice quiet location. TV screen was a 20 inch computer monitor and bed linens were worn . The chairs in the room should have had chair pads. I don’t know that I would come back based on the accommodations. However the plantation grounds are beautiful
Middleton Place has many GREAT $$ options I paid under $200 per nite. Given the location, Free Drinks, Free Appetizers every Eve. The River Rooms can be considered RUSTIC and there is SOMETIMES a slight fireplace odor but very minimal. I found the rooms to be very clean and maintained. And ALL places where many ppl use facilities show wear and tear over time Middleton does have THIS. But it NO WAY effects the use of the room and does not reflect upon the MANY amenities that are offered.
The first day we returned to our room to find the door open on the deadbolt, leaving all of our possessions vulnerable, and neither the coffee supplies or water replaced. It was also obvious the bathroom had not been cleaned, and there was still a small,pile of dead leaves in a corner of the room that had been there at check-in the previous day. We called to complain, and were given complimentary breakfast tickets. The next day when we returned to our room, NOTHING had been done, not even the bed made.
This sweet Inn has to be the best kept secret in the Charleston area! The architecture is stunning, all the rooms are 'corner' rooms with stunning views of the beautiful grounds. The property is kept in a beautiful 'natural' state with walking trails, bird watching, bikes to explore with, horseback riding, and kayaks are also available. A beautiful 10 minute walk along the Ashley river takes you to a great restaurant. Breakfast and lunch are available at the 'Lake House" on the property. The rooms are spacious, well appointed and in the cooler months each has a wood burning fireplace, not to mention an olympic size tub in each room! it is easy to go on and on, it just needs to be experienced. Keep in mind, this charming spot is a nature lovers paradise, one our group of friends loved and will return to.
I saw this advertised on an article about the Carolinas and spent 2 nights here as a Chrustmas present to myself !
This place is much more than I woukd usually spend on accomodation, but it really is as nice as it looks on the website.
Unfortunately i didnt have time to vusit the main house which is included in the price.
Breakfast was included which was a nice suprise.
It is very remote and if you dont intend to eat ‘on site’ then take food with you as you are not near anything.
Really really nice, would reccomend !