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 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.

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Festival of Trees Beaufort SC27th Annual Festival of Trees to benefit Friends of Caroline Hospice

Thurs Dec 4th to Sat Dec 6 A dazzling 3 nights of over a hundred and fifty decorated trees competing to be the ‘Best tree of the night’ in this fun fundraising competition. friendsofcarolinehospice.org

Night on the Town Beaufort SCA Night On The Town

Friday, December 5th, 6-9pm
Downtown businesses stay open late for your shopping pleasure. Entertainment by local choirs, dance groups, and clubs. Christmas Tree lighting with Santa himself and a performance by the Parris Island Marine Corps Band immediately following the official lighting of the City’s Christmas Tree.

Light Up the Night Beaufort SCLight Up The Night Boat Parade

Saturday, December 6th, 5:30-8:30 PM

Join Beaufort Sail and Power Squadron and Main Street Beaufort, USA, as we celebrate another festive holiday season and the magical display of decorated boats ambling up the Beaufort River in the Light Up the Night Boat Parade at the Waterfront Park.

Bring the family to watch the enchanted display of decorated boats with cookies and a cup of hot chocolate.

Beaufort's Christmas ParadeBeaufort’s Traditional Christmas Parade

Sunday, December 7th, 3pm
Downtown City Streets


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.