This was a beautiful place. Our room was very nice too with plenty of privacy. Something we did not see on any of the reviews before we went is that there is a paper mill or some other kind of smelly factory nearby and parts of the day the area had quite a strong odor. The breakfast was yummy, but you are forced to eat at the same time and at one big table with all the other guests. The innkeeper one morning made us all introduce ourselves and say why we were there that weekend. I know some people really like this, but for a romantic weekend getaway, it is not my style. I prefer the B&Bs that have small tables spread out in dining room and let you come in over a couple hours versus making you come to breakfast at a specific time (or serve you in your room). Like I said, this is my preference, and this review may be helpful to people with tastes opposite from mine.
My last note is to be careful walking around the grounds as they have several dogs running around leaving little surprises throughout the yard (one of which my shoe managed to find very well).
- 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