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Mansfield Plantation
Ranked #1 of 4 Georgetown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 18, 2007

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.

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Reviewed November 4, 2007

What a treasure! This property is simply wonderful. You drive down a dirt road, past wonderful old brick gates and it is like stepping back in time. As you get closer, there are huge oak trees draped with hanging Spanish moss on each side of the road, forming an immense canopy - and finally you come upon th is very beautiful plantation - just lovely. The guest rooms are in the old outbuildings - the kitchen, the schoolhouse, & the guest house - all lovingly restored and maintained. It is quiet & serene & the sense of history is amazing. Breakfast was superb, served with the family silver & china - all beautiful touches. I must say that being there in the Fall was perfect - very few mosquitoes! Perfection was marred only by terrible pillows, but hopefully the innkeeper will read this & take a hint. This is a very short drive to Georgetown, which we found to be charming and interesting, well worth seeing.

  • Stayed: November 2007
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Thank Virginiawanderer
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Reviewed October 6, 2007

When you first drive onto the two mile long dirt drive you wonder where it will lead! At the othet end you break out to an alley of 200+ year oak trees the lead to the rice plantation house built in 1716....so beautiful. The B&B rooms are located in the old schoolhouse and kitchen. They include four-poster beds and modern amenities such as satellite TV, mini-fridge, and a microwave. The rooms were spotless. The grounds (1,000 acres) include hammocks and swinging chairs to enjoy views of the marsh. Breakfasts were prepared by the innkeeper Kathryn and were incredible both in quality and quantity. We ended up skipping lunch most days as we were still full! The plantation is being further restored by the owner yearly. Portions of the movie "The Patriot" with Mel Gibson were filmed here as it is truly a well kept representation of that era. Well behaved dogs are welcome too so our Lab really had a great time playing with the house dogs Becca and Humphry! A great discovery, we'll be back!

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Thank breezdog
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Reviewed June 24, 2007

My partner and I just returned from 3 days/2 nights at Mansfield and had a really great time. I generally shy away from B&Bs because of the lack of privacy. But not here. Every room has its' own private entrance, private bath, and much needed air conditioning. For most of the time, you feel as if you have the entire plantation to yourself. When you do see other guests, it's generally only at breakfast. Afterwards, everyone is on their way to do their own thing. Rooms are very attractively decorated with just about everything you could need. The owners have a real jewel in their innkeeper, Kathryn. She has just the right touch - knowing when to help, knowing when to back away. That is truly a gift. Her cooking skills are top-notch - if you are there for a french toast breakfast, you're in for a treat. This is a great place for couples - both gay and straight - weddings, and family reunions. I would hesitate to recommend it to anyone with children under 10-12 because I believe the B&B experience, beauty, ambiance, etc., can't be appreciated by a child of that age. Teenagers with a sense of history and adventure will have a great time. Two *very* small things would've have made it better for me: a better shower-head (water pressure, though, was great), and better coffee. But most importantly, don't forget your bug spray! Thanks again, Kathryn, for a great time. We will be back.

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank NavyDawg
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Reviewed May 5, 2007

It was one of those weekend get-away's that you book at the last minute. Hence, I didn't expect the best room or even for them to be accomodating (I guess my past experience with last minute bookings had left me a little jaded!).
We sought out this particular property because it was located in historic Georgetown and most importantly, they allowed pets.
In fact, on their website they state "as long as it can fit through the doorway, it is welcome here..." this was an important fact as our furchild is 90lbs!
When I called to book one of the rooms they claimed was available online the reservation lady told me that the room had since been booked but that they had a higher priced room that she would gladly give us for the same price as the lower priced room that had just been booked. Now that's what I call customer service!
Upon entering the plantation you feel as though you are truly stepping back in time. You have to wind your way through oak trees for about a mile and a half before you reach the main house. I believe the iron gates to the property are original.
The friendly plantation dog greets your car as you pull upto the main house to retrieve your key.
Our room was in what used to be the old plantation school house. The caretaker personally walked us to our room and gave us extra sheets and blankets for the dog to lie on. The bed was one of those old rice beds. There was plenty of room for the 3 of us. The bathroom was a little small but the atmosphere more than made up for it. We were told that all of the crown moldings and fire place were original. I could just feel the history literally oozing out of the woodwork!
There are bikes available to all guests so that you can feel free to tour the plantation grounds on your own schedule and the hammocks are strategically placed in places where you would love to have a break from riding!
The breakfast is provided by the plantation and is served back at the main house. Upon booking they ask if there are any dietary restrictions for you and your guest (and I do have a couple) and they were more than accommodating to make sure that I had something very tasty that I could eat.
All in all, it was a lovely escape from the hectic life for just a couple of days. All three of us (2 legged and 4 legged) can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled as a couple
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Thank fawa777
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Reviewed March 13, 2007

Our party of five (middle aged husband and wife, 18 yo son, son's college friend, and our Shetland Sheepdog) enjoyed an absolutely delightful 3 day stay at the Mansfield Plantation. Our room (Hayes) was beautifully decorated, homey, absolutely clean, and large enough to accomodate the five of us comfortably. Kathryn's breakfasts included a variety of delicious, beautifully presented, and abundant food. Kathryn is the ideal innkeeper: friendly, helpful, but unobtrusive. We enjoyed exploring the grounds, every day walking in a different direction. Our Sheltie was delighted to meet the resident dogs, Becca and Humphrey, and loved strolling the grounds with us, sniffing out tracks of wild critters. It was like visiting the family farm, or an ancestral "homeplace" without needing to accomodate any relatives or help with cooking and chores.. We chose Mansfield because of its 'dog friendly' policy, and found it to be a terrific place to stay, with or without a dog!

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled with family
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Thank OHSheltieLover
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Reviewed December 27, 2006

My husband and I, along with our four-legged family member, Rufus, stayed at the Mansfield Plantation over Thanksgiving weekend 06 and enjoyed our stay immensely.

The Plantation itself is gorgeous, and driving up the driveway is like stepping back in time. And the breakfasts were incredible! Kathryn, the innkeeper, was very generous and fun to chat with, as was all of the other guests.

We stayed in the Lance room, located on the second floor the beautiful guest house. Our room was lovely, with a big, comfortable bed and all of the amentities needed to make for a wonderful stay.

Overall the Plantation more than met our expectations and we will definitely be returning!

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled as a couple
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Thank tcreath
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Additional Information about Mansfield Plantation

Address: 1776 Mansfield Rd, Georgetown, SC 29440-6923
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Georgetown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Georgetown
Price Range: $150 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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 

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