Rhett House Inn and Chef Beverly Mayo

The Rhett House Inn, Beaufort S.C. Featured in National Geographic Traveler Magazine’s 20 Best Trips of 2015 to Visit in the World   The editors of National Geographic Traveler magazine have lauded Beaufort’s Gullah culture, with a spotlight on the Rhett House Inn as the place to stay as one of the top 20 Best Trips in the world to make in 2015. The Rhett House Inn’s Gullah Chef Beverly Mayo’s breakfast is detailed in the article which hits stands this week nationwide. Says Chef Beverly who grew up in the Gullah tradition, cooking with her mother and grandmother in Sheldon. “To us, food is love…you put your love, heart, and soul in it and that’s what makes the difference and the ingredients follow”. She remembers her grandmother making sweet grass baskets by the stove while also turning bread, or churning butter. Adding “At Christmas, we would all cook and give each other presents of beautifully presented food and Christmas cookies”. About working at the Rhett House, Chef Beverly says “The Rhett House has a wonderful spirit, our guests are our first priority, that’s why I love it so.” She’s had guests from all over the world tell her ‘they’ve never tasted grits like hers before’. Her secret? She uses chicken stock instead of plain water, with cream and butter and adds Gullah seasoning at the very end. The recipe is online at www.rhetthouseinn.com. For Christmas this year she’s making cinnamon pancakes in addition to her renowned sweet potato ones. The complimentary breakfast comes with a nightly stay at the Inn. The historic Rhett House Inn, built in 1820...

Rhett House Inn’s 150th Birthday

Rhett House Inn’s Sesquicentennial Birthday Celebration!   The Rhett House Inn celebrates it Sesquicentennial in 2015—150 years as a beloved historic Inn serving visitors to Beaufort SC. In 1865 after Union troops who had occupied the building retreated at the close of the Civil War, the William Rhett house became an Inn for the first time and operated that way for the rest of the 19th century and into the 20th. Manhattanites and former fashion designer Marianne and Steve Harrison have been the proud owners for the past 28 years and the Inn has been awarded the coveted AAA Four Diamond award for the past 26 of those years. “Loved the champagne upon arrival” “Great Southern Breakfast” “Amazing after dinner deserts” “Walk to everything” “Super attentive staff” Are just a few of the rave reviews you will see about us on Trip Advisor. Sesquicentennial Birthday Specials In honor of our 150 years, for the months of Jan and Feb we will be offering $150 off the total of any two night stay. A savings of $75 a night! Come join in the celebration of one of the South’s great historic landmarks and sit by our roaring fire with a great glass of wine or a slice of our famous bourbon ­pecan pie. Book...

A Romantic Antebellum Home

Experience a romantic antebellum home right out of Gone With the Wind like some of our recent guests:   “Loved the Southern Hospitality and charm” – Sarah & Greg Arnold “Beautiful & peaceful weekend vacation” – Scott & Susan Duncan “The breakfast, complimentary deserts and attentive staff were fabulous!” – Gwen & Bill Johnson   Centrally located in the Historic District, just steps from the waterfront and all shops, tours and restaurants featuring fresh local caught seafood, the circa 1820 Rhett House Inn, awaits your romantic getaway with that special someone in your life or a Southern Style Girl’s Weekend or Golf...

Hollywood South

Join the ranks of movie Stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand who have stayed at the Rhett House Inn while filming movies in Beaufort like The Prince of Tides, Forrest Gump, The Big Chill, and The Great Santini just to name a few. Stars and their rooms: Barbra Streisand stayed in Room 3 and Room 4 Sandra Bullock stayed in Room 2 Robin Givens stayed in Room 8 Ben Affleck stayed in Room 10 Gwyneth Paltrow stayed in Room 3 Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgewick: Christmas at The Rhett House Inn Blythe Danner stayed in Room 10 Robert Redford stayed in Newcastle House Gabriel Byrne stayed in Newcastle House Michael O’Keefe stayed in Newcastle House Tom Hanks stayed in Newcastle...