Come enjoy Beaufort, SC!

Beaufort SC prices can be 1/3 less for comparable hotel and restaurant meals than expensive next-door sister cities Charleston and Savannah.  Because of that, savvy travelers are now using Beaufort as a base and do day trips to Savannah (40 min. away) and Charleston (1 hr. 15), plus you don’t have to move your bags around as much checking in and out.  Also golf guests at the Rhett house have exclusive access to three championship private golf clubs both in town and within a 30 min drive-The Sanctuary, Dataw, and Palmetto Bluff, instead of having to stay at just one location and the course there.


Rhett House Inn Beaufort Water Festival59th Annual Beaufort Water Festival

For a complete list of events and features of the festival, please access the Beaufort Water Festival website: bftwaterfestival.com

The Festival opens on Friday, July 18 ~ Festival Arts & Craft Market Noon-7pm Promenade at the Waterfront Park; Opening Ceremony Gates open at 6pm, Ceremony at 7pm Entertainment by The Parris Island Marine Band with a Fireworks show at Dusk. Free Shuttle Service from Beaufort County Government Center.


RHett House Inn - Dragon BoatJuly 26 Dragon Boat Beaufort

 Be part of the action when dragons invade Beaufort!

The 59th Annual Beaufort Water Festival is hosting DragonBoat Race Day at beautiful Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park right downtown on the Beaufort River. This exciting event will take place Saturday, July 26th from 8am until 4pm as 36 teams race right in front of the Park’s seawall. Among the fun and festivities will be an opening ceremony, three heats of races and the moving Carnation Ceremony for cancer survivors and their families. DragonBoat Race Day will include many local businesses, community groups, teams of friends and family racing against each other. The mixed Cancer Survivor Division will be the showcase for our heroes and heroines, honoring the spirit of DragonBoat Race Day. All teams will be fundraising as part of the competition.



Rhett House Inn - Upcycled Art AutionSaturday, August, 23 Upcycled Art Auction

The Shed, Port Royal, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Save the Date- Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity is holding an Upcycled Art Auction to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its ReStore.  Mark your calendars now for this “do not miss” event.  All proceeds from the auction will benefit LowCountry Habitat for Humanity.  More information coming soon!



Rhett House Inn - Shrimp festival20th Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival

Friday, October 3rd. Please save the date for the 20th Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival, celebrating local wild caught shrimp. The South Carolina Shrimper’s Association partners with Main Street Beaufort each year to bring awareness to thousands of visitors and residents. The location of this celebration is the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in the Historic Downtown District of Beaufort. Admission is free.

Restaurants compete for the coveted Silver Cup and bragging rights for the best shrimp dish each year. Some festival goers take part in the Shrimp Heading Competition and some children touch their first shrimp in the Shrimp Peeling Competition. Sea Island Rotary organizes the rubber shrimp race each year, and live entertainment, a children’s area, craft market and 5K run round out this popular festival.

Octoberfest at the Old Village of Port RoyalOctoberfest at the Old Village of Port Royal

Please save the date for a rollicking Octoberfest on Paris Avenue in the Old Village of Port Royal on Sat 10/18/14 at 12:00 am – Sat 10/18/14 at 12:00 pm.

Additional details to follow.

Fall Festival of Houses and GardensFall Festival of Houses and Gardens Stroll through lovely gardens and homes in Beaufort’s Annual Event. Please save the date for the much anticipated Fall Tour of Homes on October 24, 25 and 26, 2014.

Additional details to follow.