Situated in the picturesque South Carolina Lowcountry along the beautiful May River, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff is the embodiment of all that is graceful, comforting and romantic about the South. Our peaceful retreat, which pampers you with luxurious accommodations, distinctive cuisine and stimulating adventure, is the newest addition to world-renowned Auberge Resorts. Come and enjoy.
The 20,000-acre tract known as Palmetto Bluff extends from the headwaters of the May River near the town of Bluffton, skirts Bull and Dafuskie Islands via the Cooper River to its east, and gives way finally to the ancient freshwater rice fields of the New River along its western edge. The land mass defined by these three historic rivers is thus an island in the truest sense, and that is surely one of the reasons it remains so pristine today.
For more than a century, “The Bluff” has been known to a privileged few as one of the wildest and most beautiful places in the Carolina Lowcountry – itself an area recognized as one of the most picturesque in the world.
Here, amid spectacular natural beauty rich in wildlife, a diverse group of people will create their own legacy of living as well by connecting to themselves, their families, one another and the wonders of creation.
Handsomely designed to celebrate this region’s rich architectural heritage, our 50 Cottages and Cottage Suites and 5 Village Homes greet you with genuine pine floors, high vaulted ceilings, cozy fireplaces, and spacious screened verandas. Generously appointed rooms feature premium fixtures, hi-fidelity home theater systems, fine bed linens and upscale personal care amenities. You’ll feel right at home as you gaze out of your window at panoramic vistas of natural beauty.
Whether you’re in the mood for a fine gourmet meal or a casual snack, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff offers you a wide variety of dining choices to satisfy most every culinary whim and desire. Many of our restaurants feature locally sourced organic ingredients unique to the area, often prepared with a special South Carolina Lowcountry flair. Bon appetit!
GOLF COURSE OVERVIEW
For the avid golfer, a trip to The Inn at Palmetto Bluff is a journey to Nirvana. The May River Golf Club is an 18-hole, Jack Nicklaus signature course, weaving throughout the May River Forest and featuring several holes right on the banks of the river.
With 7,171 square yards, this amazing course is a spectacular blend of championship-level design and natural beauty that will challenge golfers of all skill levels. All tee boxes and fairways feature Paspalum, the newest eco-friendly turf.
Wide, inviting fairways are strategically bunkered and feature natural waste areas. Your nerves will be tested on the approach by Championship Bermuda greens which are well guarded by white-sand bunkers and feature gentle undulating slopes to challenge your putting skills. Finally, the back nine features three par 3′s, three par 4′s, and three par 5′s.
Caddie service is required with each round, and we encourage you to walk the course so you can best appreciate the majesty of the century-old live oaks and the beautiful native landscape.