For a nature or history lover this place is absolutely amazing. The grounds keeper was very friendly and cooks a great full breakfast. I skipped lunch the whole weekend. The rooms are retro fitted into the original structures on the plantation. I choose the upstairs room as I liked the view over over the old rice fields. Although if you have hard time going up steps stay with the downstairs rooms. The upper rooms are up narrow old masonry stairs. Each room has it's own entrance so you can come a go without disturbing others. Most of the time my wife and I stayed on the plantation itself just enjoying the peace, watching the birds swinging under old growth oak trees with Spanish Moss handing down. Breakfast is in the main house and takes you back a couple hundred years in time as you eat at main dinning room each morning. I'm already planning for a return trip in the fall of the year. One side of me hates to write this review as I think they could easily charge much much more the rooms. Head a tails above any location I've stayed before and a great value to boot. Can't wait to return again.
- 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