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The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, A Montage Resort

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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Buckinghamshire UK
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87 hotel reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

One a half times the size of Manhattan Island at 22,000 acres, Palmetto Bluff is a private resort, with extremely low levels of housing within an unspoilt, carefully managed nature/ eco sanctuary. The drive alone from the entrance to the "village" is about 4 miles long, following the same roads as Native Americans used, lined with large oak trees, dripping... More 

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PalmettoBluff, General Manager at The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, A Montage Resort, responded to this review

TM99, Thank you for such a delightfully descriptive account of your time at Palmetto Bluff. I am pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and were able to take time to enjoy the wildlife. I also appreciate your comments regarding the village homes. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you're looking to slow down... More 

new york city
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514 helpful votes 514 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I came here with wife and 5&7 year old kids mostly on the strength of a 3-hummingbird classification by Andrew Harper, which is the best of the best. The resort is on a beautifully manicured island development and the 6 minute CD you get at the welcome gate and the drive to the inn gives you a fantastic first impression.... More 

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PalmettoBluff, General Manager at The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, A Montage Resort, responded to this review

ivanciment, Thank you for your extensive feedback. It is through comments like yours that we are able to continually improve our level of product and service. I am glad to hear that your family enjoyed painting the pony and the boat ride with Captain Herb. The ability to connect with nature at Palmetto Bluff is a very special aspect of... More 

USA
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172 reviews 172 reviews
28 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the Palmetto Bluff in early April. While we marked PB 5 stars above, we're really hovering around 4.5 stars for the reasons below. While the weather was less than cooperative, the overall service and amenities were wonderful. We had a private cottage facing the lagoon. When the rain stopped, we watched the sun rise... More 

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PalmettoBluff, General Manager at The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, A Montage Resort, responded to this review

MoonlightRainSO, Thank you for your recent visit and TripAdvisor comments. It was wonderful to hear that the weather was kind enough to allow you to witness some of the spectacular sunrises over the May River. I am also glad to know that you enjoyed dining on property. We look forward to welcoming you back for many more sunrises. Kind Regards,... More 

Overland Park, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

I can't say enough about our wonderful stay at PB last month. We had a private cabin facing the lagoon. Well appointed inerior. We loved the steam shower, and each to one each day. Each cabin has 2 bikes for getting around the property, which we used each day. The property is lovely with many species of birds everywhere. We... More 

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PalmettoBluff, General Manager at The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, A Montage Resort, responded to this review

Ran_Away_Crying, I was delighted to hear that you had a memorable stay. Your comments on our guest service are greatly appreciated. Boo is a remarkable employee and provides an authentic, local experience in his tours. We hope that you'll look forward to many more warm welcomes by our team. Kind Regards, Marty Wall More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This was our second visit to Inn at Palmetto Bluff, and it was as every bit as good as our first visit several years ago. The property is gorgeous - situated on the river, surrounded by marsh. Our cottage was spacious and beautifully decorated. Loved the steam shower! Service is excellent - everyone addresses you by name and does everything... More 

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PalmettoBluff, General Manager at The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, A Montage Resort, responded to this review

kandjh, Thank you for your recent visit and kind comments regarding your stay. I was pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the River House and Canoe Club. I encourage you to reach out to our reservation specialists to plan your next vacation, we have a variety of activities for all ages and would love to welcome your entire family... More 

New York City, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We have stayed here twice - the first time on a whim in late 2011 when we needed a restorative retreat not so far from NYC after much international business travel. It was magical. In early 2013, we brought our 1 year old son and again, the place, the staff, the very essence of this resort - worked its magic.... More 

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MM19, We are delighted to hear that the Inn at Palmetto Bluff has become an annual tradition for your family. It truly is a magical place and you are always welcome to escape the cold northeast winters with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, Marty Wall More 

SE USA
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375 reviews 375 reviews
37 hotel reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The Inn at Palmetto Bluff is an exceptionally nice property located in the marshland of South Carolina. Everything about it is top-notch, from the entry gate where you get your pass for the car to reception to the cottage. The staff is extremely accommodating and friendly. They were very speedy to pick us up at our cottage and deliver us,... More 

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PalmettoBluff, General Manager at The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, A Montage Resort, responded to this review

travchef, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed exploring Palmetto Bluff and experiencing the wildlife. It is one of the aspects that makes our property so unique. We appreciate you sharing your experience on TripAdvisor and hope that you will think of the Inn again for your next spur-of-the-moment getaway. We look forward to welcoming you back to the... More 

Arkansas
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I have been lucky enough to spend two vacations at PB in the past 6 months. It was every bit as nice as the first time. Previously I had a massage, kayak tour of the may river and drove. This time I learned you do not need a rental car. I had car service to and from the airport then... More 

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London, Ontario
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We knew this place had great reviews, so we had high expectations and they were not disappointed. Our lagoon-view cottage was very comfortable, nicely furnished, and very clean. For a few dollars less than the river view, the lagoon view is preferable because you are much closer to the water and there is much more wildlife to see. Birds, that... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This is a special place! It's an authentic experience that can't be beat. I can't wait to go back with my family. The service, the food, the room - all out of this world! They really thought of everything. I can't rave enough. This place blew me away. The rooms are over the top. Our room had the most amazing... More 

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