When we arrived it felt like we were driving through the fog in time... it was cold and the trees had almost no foliage, we arrived kind of late so it had a little bit of a scary feeling. I had no idea what we were getting into. We saw the little slave cabins (some nicer than others) and I started to doubt our decision... when we arrived at the main house we were greeted by Kathryn, she was very nice, explained to us the details of our stay and showed us our room, the room was really pretty, a little bit in the small side (specially for parent and children) but it was in very good condition. The next day we had great breakfast, there was more people than seats in the table but Kathryn was quick to find us accommodation, the food was fantastic (these breakfast were the best of the whole trip) the atmosphere was great and cozy. After breakfast we went to visit the amazing plantation, I was very sad to see all that land and no use at all... I wish there was a way to make the plantation produce something, I heard they are trying some crops but no sure how much of that is real... I didn't see much going on. The place is beautiful but I will recommend to go when is no so cold, Im sure you can see a greener landscape and plenty of flowers. My kids enjoyed fishing, riding bikes (provided by them), we did gorgeous pictures too. There is not much more in Georgetown so I wouldn't plan more than two or three days in the area.
- 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