Come enjoy Beaufort, SC for the Summer!

In the Summer 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”

These are just a few of the rave reviews you will see about us on Trip Advisor. 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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Taste of Beaufort16th Annual A Taste of Beaufort

May 1-2, 2015

The 16th annual A Taste of Beaufort music, art and seafood festival will be May 1 and 2 in the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort.

The festival is produced by Main Street Beaufort, USA and opens noon May 1 with the Arts and Crafts Market. First day festivities will be 6 to 10 p.m. with food from local restaurants and Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers performing.

May 2 will include the 5k Bridge Run/Walk at 8 a.m. followed by a Kids Fun Run for children 7 years old and younger at 8:45 p.m. Advance registration is required and available at www.atasteofbeaufort.com. Packets can also be picked up at 4 to 6 p.m. May 1 and before 7:30 a.m. May 2 at The Lollipop Shop.

The festival resumes 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and entertainment will include Walker Dean, The Cluster Shucks and The Bill Grapes. Inflatable jumpers and slides will be available for children near the playground.

Food and beverages can be purchased with tickets, which cost $1 each, and items range from two to eight tickets.

Details: 843-525-6644, www.atasteofbeaufort.com

Beaufort's Pickin by the riverPickin’ By The River

Sat 5/2/15 at 12:00 pm – Sat 5/2/15 at 5:30 pm

Pickin’ by the River is a free event held at the Henry C Chambers waterfront park from noon till 5:30 pm. Stage show and open jams throughout the park, beginner to advanced musicians welcome. NO Alcohol, no amplifiers and no drums. All Acoustic Bluegrass, Country & Folk Music. Everyone welcome; bring a lawn chair….. for more info please contact Pat at (843) 379-9084

Inspired Homes Tour2015 Inspired Homes Tour

Friday May 15- Sunday June 7. ( Fri & Sat 10am-5pm , Sun 11am-4pm)

This event begins on Friday May 15- Sunday June 7. ( Fri & Sat 10am-5pm , Sun 11am-4pm) Habersham is the home of two professionally decorated homes inspired by two lifestyle brands, Southern Living & Coastal Living. Tickets are $10 to tour both homes, and Net proceeds are to benefit the newly re-established Boys and Girls Club of the Lowcountry. More information can be found at www.habershamsc.com and tickets can be purchased at 22 Market Street.

Bottles and Barrels2nd Annual Bottles & Barrels

Saturday, May 9th in the Habersham Marketplace from 1 to 5 p.m.

This unique, Southern Living Inspired Event returns to the coastal town of Habersham for the second year to spotlight select fine wines, craft brews and farm-to-table dishes. Bottles & Barrels 2015 kicks off Friday, May 8th with small, breakout wine dinners at private homes throughout the Habersham neighborhood. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. prior to the 7 p.m. dinner. Guests will sit down to a professionally prepared meal, complete with hand-selected wine tastings by vineyard representatives in attendance for the event.

The tasting portion happens Saturday, May 9th in the Habersham Marketplace from 1 to 5 p.m. Bottles & Barrels features a menu from boutique wineries and craft beer breweries. Guests are able to experience a classic tasting event in a timeless setting with friends and neighbors. As in 2014, the Chef Cook-off will provide a top-notch culinary experience. Plus: enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations, and more!

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com. Separate tickets available for Friday and Saturday events as well as all-weekend passes. Event Venue: Habersham Marketplace: 13 Market, Beaufort, SC 29906

CroquetAMIKids 24th Annual Beaufort Crouquet Picnic Saturday, May 16 at 10:00 am. Please join us on Bray’s Island Plantation, Saturday, May 16 at 10:00 am. The Croquet Picnic fundraiser benefits AMIKids Beaufort, a nationally recognized residential facility for at-risk youth that helps them earn their GEDs and also offers job training. The event includes a day of Croquet, silent auctions, and festive refreshments. Come join us! For more information, please contact Dr. Mike Harris at 843.846.3149, or visit www. AMIKIDSBEAUFORT.org.


Rhett House Inn BBQHigh on the Hog Beaufort June 5 and 6, 2015 Sample BBQ from the south’s top teams plus other food vendors and entertainment – benefit – Lady Island.

Beaufort, SC Garden - Rhett House Inn2015 Garden a Day

June 8 thru 12, 2015

The Beaufort Garden Club presents Garden a Day Week.

9:30 am to 12:30 pm ~ Rain or Shine!

Admission is complimentary.

Monday, June 8: 801 Prince Street, Beaufort SC 29902 and 705 Washington Street, Beaufort SC 29902

Tuesday, June 9: 130 Old Plantation Dr. East, Beaufort SC 29907

Wednesday, June 10: 19 Wade Hampton Drive, Lady’s Island, SC 29907

Thursday, June 11: 11 Molly Hill Drive, St. Helena Island, SC 29920

Friday, June 12: 411 Craven Street, Beaufort SC 29902


4th of July, 2015 Celebration & Fireworks at the Sands of Port Royal4th of July, 2015 Celebration & Fireworks at the Sands of Port Royal

Sat 7/4/15 at 5:00 pm – Sat 7/4/15 at 9:30 pm

4th of July Celebration & Fireworks at he Sands of Port Royal. Hosted by the Town of Port Royal and Historic Port Royal Foundation 5:00 pm till after fireworks display ends. Hamburgers, hot dogs, face painting, jump castles and much more. www.portroyal.org.


60th Annual Beaufort Water Festival60th Annual Beaufort Water Festival

July 17 thru 26, 2015

Save the Dates for the 60th Annual Beaufort Water Festival, July 17 thru 26, 2015. July 17 – July 26, 60th Annual Beaufort Water Festival, Beaufort, SC, www.bftwaterfestival.com Celebrating 60 years in 2015! Opening weekend includes an air show, raft races, children’s road fishing, a Saturday evening concert, Children’s Day and teen dance on Sunday. The final weekend includes the Grand Parade, Dragon Boat race, musical concert, the Commodore’s Ball, Blessing of the Fleet and Parade of Boats. An Arts & Crafts Market is open daily during the festival. Tickets go on sale in March 2015.


Rhett House Inn BeachHunting Island State Park

August 1 thru 31, 2015

Hunting Island State Park is located just 16 miles east of the historic town of Beaufort and is one of the most popular and beautiful beaches in South Carolina. This 5,000 acre park and it’s 3 miles of natural beach hosts more than a million visitors a year. It’s a place where you can truly find yourself again. It’s a place where humans and nature have always seem to co-exist. Park Hours: Monday-Sunday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. (extended to 9 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time). Park Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Park Admissions Fee – cost per person: Adults: $5, SC Seniors, $3.25, Children 6-15, $3, Children 5 & Under, Free. huntingisland.com.

Rhett House Inn Farmer's MarketFarmers Market August – Wednesdays, 2015 Downtown Beaufort Farmers Market, May – September! 2-6 p.m. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Pavilion. Join us each week and visit Area Farmers & Growers, Live Entertainment, Prepared Foods made with local ingredients. (843) 525-6644.

Rhett House Inn August Event St. PetersHistoric Tours

August – Fridays & Saturdays:

Tours of Historic 1846 St. Peter’s Catholic Church and Graveyard. 1-3 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. 710 Carteret St. Free. (843) 522-9555 or stpeters-church.org.