Rhett House Inn Accommodations


The Rhett House Inn consists of the Thomas Smith Rhett House, built ca. 1820 as a summer home by one of South Carolina’s wealthiest planters and statesmen; The Cottage, which was built ca. 1864 as one of the first schools/stores for freedmen in the South; and Newcastle House, a detached luxury two-bedroom home adjacent to the Inn. The Rhett House contains 10 rooms on three floors, many of which feature high ceilings, antiques, oriental rugs, fresh orchids, and fireplaces; and are surrounded by spacious verandas. The Cottage contains 7 charming and historic rooms on two floors, which feature whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, and individual decks/patios. Newcastle House is a beautiful, self-contained two-bedroom home, perfect for 2 couples or anyone seeking the ultimate in upscale downtown accommodations. All accommodations are beautifully appointed; decorated and furnished with comfort, style, and grace in mind, with flat-screen televisions, ceiling fans, DVD players, Rhett House robes, luxury toiletries, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards, CD/Clock radios, and wireless internet access.

Room 1

Deluxe Inn King Room


Rhett House Tour

Our Rhett House Rooms are located within the three levels of the nearly 200 year-old Thomas Rhett House, and are beautifully furnished, with private baths, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, luxury Rhett House Inn robes, flat-screen televisions, DVD players, CD/radios, and wireless internet access. Some have high ceilings, fireplaces, English and American antiques, and access to the house’s spacious, wrap-around verandas. Rooms 7 & 8 contain two beds.

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Cottage Rooms

Our Cottage Rooms are located across Newcastle Street in the former Freedmen’s Store, ca. 1864, which was the first store/school for freed slaves in Beaufort County. After various incarnations and uses, it became part of the Rhett House Inn in 1996. Seven additional King and Queen rooms are located on two levels, and each room has its own balcony or patio, whirlpool tub, separate step-in shower, fireplace, flat-screen TV, luxury Rhett House Inn robes, iron, ironing board, hair dryer, and wireless internet access. Some rooms still contain the 150 year-old fireplaces, original wood floors, and brick alcoves and display shelves where goods such as rice and flour were displayed for sale.

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Rhett House Inn's Pet friendly Room 11Room 11 with it’s own entrance and exit to the outside is our ‘pet friendly’ room. Has a king size bed and jacuzzi tub. No extra fee for pets.


Newcastle House

Newcastle Cottage is a beautiful, self-contained two-suite cottage on the grounds of The Rhett House Inn. The house has been featured in numerous magazines and publications, most recently in the Christmas 2011 & 2012 issues of Southern Living Magazine. It is decorated in a ne0-British Colonial style, with breathtakingly contrasting Honduran mahogany floors and woodwork; clean, bright surfaces; designer furnishings; and high-end, state-of-the-art kitchen appliances. If you’re feeling adventurous, create you own culinary masterpiece; or, dine at any or our fine restaurants. Rental of Newcastle Cottage includes access to all of The Rhett House Inn’s famous amenities, including our full Southern breakfast each morning; daily housekeeping; complimentary glasses of champagne upon arrival; teas, lemonade, and pastries all afternoon; evening hors d’oeuvres and cocktail hour; nightly desserts; bicycles; beach gear; and access to the facilities at The Sanctuary Club at Cat Island.

Newcastle House

For more information or to book Newcastle Cottage, please call 888-480-9530

Whatever your choice, The Rhett House Inn’s accommodations artfully blend the character and ambience of old and new, and provide all the comfort, convenience, and modern amenities you expect from an AAA Four-Diamond property.