Experience Luxury and Southern Charm at its Best
Passing through the private gates of Palmetto Bluff, you immediately feel relaxed yet excited about the adventure ahead. The long, winding road, lined with large oak trees dripping with live Spanish moss, eventually opens up to a beautiful residential and resort community comprising 20,000 acres located in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. West of Hilton Head on the mainland across the May River and just outside of Bluffton, South Carolina, this hidden gem offers an experience your whole family will enjoy. Known for its historic significance, nature conservancy, cultural history and Southern hospitality, Palmetto Bluff and its surroundings will be a vacation you won’t soon forget.
Guests can choose from accommodations that include well-appointed antebellum-style vacation homes, riverfront cottages and suites, and luxurious rooms at the beautiful Montage Palmetto Bluff hotel. The hotel was constructed to be reminiscent of a historic mansion constructed in 1910 by the wealthy New York banker R. T. Wilson Jr. The building, along with the surrounding property, was the winter residence for the Wilson family, one of the wealthiest families of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, until it burned down in 1926. The front steps of the Wilson mansion have been preserved on the property where they stood so long ago.
Whatever you decide, you’ll enjoy deluxe accommodations and experience the Southern charm and congeniality indicative of the deep South. And you will not be lacking things to do during your stay.
The property boasts a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course at the May River Golf Club, which was planned and developed so as not to disturb the natural slopes and trees that have been a part the land for centuries. The par-72 course includes bunkers with sand shipped from Ohio, which was chosen because it holds up better to coastal weather due to its angular grain that adheres better to sloped surfaces.
Prefer tennis? Check out the Wilson Lawn and Racquet Club where you’ll find eight Har-Tru tennis courts, two bocce courts, an extensive pro shop and four courtside shelters where you can enjoy a post-match sweet tea or stronger libation.
If clay shooting is more your style, the Palmetto Bluff Shooting Club situated on 40 acres has a 13-station course with varying difficulty; an elevated, covered five-stand station; and a wobble-deck field. You can also test your skills shooting targets with bows and arrows.
For those who love horses or just want to experience them up close, you’ll be blown away by Longfield Stables, Palmetto Bluff’s equestrian facility on a 173-acre farm that stands out among some of the best equestrian facilities in the country.
And then there are the 32 miles of waterfront along the May River to discover. Schedule a fishing expedition; try your hand at paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing; or have a picnic lunch on the river sandbars that reveal themselves at low tide.
Your trip would not be complete without enjoying the 13,000-square-foot Spa Montage that includes a relaxing outdoor pool, men’s and women’s saunas, steam rooms, cold plunge pools and whirlpools. Expect to be pampered when you choose one of the personalized beauty treatments and spa therapies offered by the professional, caring staff.
Of course, every adventure isn’t complete without exceptional food, and Palmetto Bluff is not lacking in possibilities. With five eateries from which to choose, each offering diverse menus and beautiful views, you won’t go hungry. Options include exceptionally prepared fine dining and casual fare in relaxing atmospheres featuring signature cocktails, craft beers and wine by the glass or the bottle. A specialty of the area is the oysters harvested from the May River, which are a treat you’ll want more than once during your stay.
Your ultimate family vacation is waiting for you at Palmetto Bluff and the Lowcountry of South Carolina. And you will want to visit again and again.
Known for its historic significance, nature conservancy, cultural history and Southern hospitality, Palmetto Bluff and its surroundings will be a vacation you won’t soon forget.
Whatever you decide, you’ll enjoy deluxe accommodations and experience the Southern charm and congeniality indicative of the deep South.
A specialty of the area is the oysters harvested from the May River, which are a treat you’ll want more than once during your stay.