We have been to Mansfield Planation for 3 years now, on our anniversary in October. It is a 900 acre planation where numerous films have been made, including "The Patriot" with Mel Gibson. Don' t expect Tara, however; the main house is small by modern standards and the guest rooms surrounding it are made from the old kitchen, the school, and several guesthouses. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated, with AC and heat, TV/VCR, separate closets and bathrooms, refrigerator and coffe maker. The best part for us is that the plantation is dog friendly. We take our two big boys and they LOVE it! They can run with no leashes and play with the other dogs.
Take plenty of snacks and drinks. The stores are not far away, but you won't want to make the drive too often. GREAT restaurants in Georgetown proper, including the Rice Paddy and The River Cafe. Rooms rates are below usual for B&Bs, but there is a non-refundable pet deposit. Our favorite getaway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mansfield Plantation (ca. 1718) is a well-preserved, antebellum rice plantation on the banks of the Black River in Georgetown, South Carolina. Today, Mansfield still retains the old world charm and elegance of a bygone era. With over 1,000 acres of property, Mansfield Plantation offers guests the unique opportunity to step back in time and experience life on a Southern Plantation.A gourmet breakfast buffet is served each morning in the main house, with offerings such as stuffed French toast, poached pears, and Kathryn's always-changing egg bake. Mansfield is sensitive to guests food allergies and preferences, so just ask!The plantation has three surrounding properties with unique guests suites in each. The North Guest House has four private suites, while the School House has two guest rooms. The Old Kitchen House has two lower-level suites and one upstairs suite. All nine guests suites have a private entrance, private bathroom, as well as many amenities from a modern hotel (satellite TV, coffee maker, mini fridge, etc.)Rent a room and stay for the weekend, or rent the entire plantation grounds! And look for Mansfield in "The Patriot", which was filmed on-location at Mansfield.As seen in Garden & Gun, Charleston Magazine, South Carolina Homes & Gardens, on CNN, and more! ... more less