Own a piece of history – Beaufort’s Rhett House Inn
(Thomas Smith Rhett House, ca. 1820) FOR SALE
Spanning nearly 200 years, the history of Beaufort’s Thomas Rhett House, ca. 1820, contains many chapters. In its long history, it has served as a private residence, a boarding school, a funeral home, corporate offices, and several Inn incarnations, among other things.
The current chapter began in 1986 when a young couple left their New York fashion careers to begin a 25-year journey to create an experience unparalleled in Beaufort – an inn that reflects all the elegance and amenities of a luxury hotel, while maintaining the intimate comfort and service of a sophisticated Bed & Breakfast.
Over the years, the property grew from 5 to 17 rooms, and garnered a litany of awards, accolades, and raves from travel guides and guests. The Inn also earned the only AAA 4-Diamond award between Charleston and Savannah, a distinction it has held for 18 straight years – the second-longest AAA 4-Diamond streak among Bed & Breakfasts in S. C. Marianne and Steve’s creation became a major driving force behind historic Beaufort’s transformation from sleepy small town to cosmopolitan travel destination and an icon of Beaufort hospitality, hosting many celebrities and glamorous events that established it as the premiere destination for Beaufort visitors.
After a fulfilling 26-year run, the owners of The Rhett House Inn are now seeking to enter a new phase in their lives, and pass the torch to the author of this storied property’s next chapter.
For complete listing and details, contact Will or Deena McCullough of Lowcountry Real Estate.They will be glad to answer any questions and arrange showings to
qualified interested parties.