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’s Sesquicentennial Birthday Celebration!

RHouseFrontFullThe 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 Dec through Feb we will be offering two nights and get second night 25% off listed price. 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.

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OsterRoast201311th Annual Historic Beaufort Foundation Oyster Roast
January 11, 2011
The grounds of Marshlands, a historic view on Beaufort’s waterfront, will be the site of the 11th annual oyster roast sponsored by Historic Beaufort Foundation January 21st, 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Open to HBF members and the general public, the event will feature a traditional oyster roast, chicken gumbo, beverages and dessert catered by Reeves Outdoor Catering and music by the bluegrass band of Beek Webb and the Sea Island Ramblers.

Tickets are $50 per person, and reservations must be made for 5:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. servings. However, the grounds and the bonfires will be open to guests throughout the evening. The bar opens at 5 p.m. Tickets will not be sold at the door and must be purchased by January 14th. Tickets may be ordered and charged to a credit card by calling the office at 379-3331. The office is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Beaufort Chamber MusicChamber Music Concerts

February 8
Festival Series: Chamber Music Concerts with top musicians from Lincoln Center. USCB Center for the Arts. Pieces by Beethoven, Stravinsky, Debussy and Webber. Show time is 5pm. (843) 208­-8246.

Rhett House Inn - Beuafort Film Festival8th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival

February 11-­15
The purpose of the festival is to invite and recognize aspiring filmmakers of almost every genre and to showcase the beautiful, “film friendly” region of Beaufort and the Sea Islands. The festival will feature approximately 30 independent films and screenplays at the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Center for the Performing Arts. (843) 522­3196 or beaufortfilmfestival.com. Check for kick­party info and meet the filmmakers events.

Beaufort Symphony OrchestraBeaufort Symphony Orchestra

February 26:
The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra presents Holiday at the Pops, Winter Holiday Concert. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Performances will be held at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Dr. (877) 548­3237 or beaufortorchestra.org.


Rhett House Inn - Sam Doyle Folk Arts FestivalSam Doyle Folk Arts Festival

Sam Doyle Folk Arts Festival. A 2-day festival with artwork from SC, GA & FL. Folk artists & Sam Doyle Collection featured in York W. Bailey Museum. Penn Center, St. Helena Island. 838-2432; info@penncenter.com;


Upcoming Dates:

Fri 3/13/15 at 4:29 pm – Fri 3/13/15 at 4:29 pm
Sat 3/14/15 at 4:29 pm – Sat 3/14/15 at 4:29 pm


Rhett House Inn - Fall House and Garden ToursBeaufort Historic Foundation to Host the 2nd Annual Architects’ Tour

Please join us on the 2nd Annual Architects’ Tour scheduled for March 28, 2015. Additional details to follow.

Historic Beaufort Foundation Lafayette SoireeHistoric Beaufort Foundation’s Lafayette Soiree

Sat 3/28/15 at 12:00 am – Sat 3/28/15 at 12:00 pm

One of Beaufort’s premiere social events, the 45th Lafayette Soiree commemorates French Revolutionary War hero General Marquis de Lafayette’s visit to Beaufort 190 years ago. The original visit was followed by a grand ball and this event includes champagne, dinner and dancing on the grounds of a gorgeous historic estate. Money raised is used to rescue historic buildings in danger of being lost. Last years event sold out, so buy your tax deductible tickets early. For additional details please visit historicbeaufort.org


Rhett House Inn - Beaufort Air ShowMCAS Beaufort’s Airshow

Sat 4/11/15 – Sun 4/12/15

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort will host nearly 150,000 of its closest friends and neighbors at the Beaufort Air Show. There is no cost to the general public to attend the show. The show will showcase Naval aviation at its best with a demonstration by the United States Naval Flight Demonstration Team, the Blue Angels!