My husband and I rented a cabin for the weekend and were pleasantly surprised by the perfect cleanliness and order of the cabin. WiFi and Netflix was provided, but the peace and natural beauty of the surroundings was the biggest draw. The manager, Judy, was pleasant on the phone when I made our arrangements and was even nicer in person when we checked in. The location is a bit further from town than we normally stay, but the tranquility was so nice that the 30 minute drive to Beaufort or the 20 minute drive to Ridgeland wasn't a botheration at all. The wildlife - deer, squirrel, racoon, armadillo, and all sorts of birds made for a special treat while we were there. I don't think I'd recommend this place to families with young children or teens since there's no pool or activity room. But for adults wanting a relaxing, quiet place to stay with plenty of privacy and tranquility, this is definitely the place to be. We will definitely go back again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Palm Key is a hidden gem of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Located an hour each from Hilton Head Island, Charleston, Beaufort and Savannah, this 350 acre retreat is southern living at its most genuine. Beautifully appointed cottages look out over the woods or the salt marsh, and are outfitted with their own kitchens, laundry facilities and porches to relax on. Each bedroom has 2 queen size beds and a private bathroom. Professional guides on-site offer kayak, birding and walking tours. Great fishing in the salt water backyard, or in the stocked fresh water pond that is the center of the community. Palm Key is also dedicated to the arts, and the talented, dynamic on-site artists lead workshops in their respective crafts. Guests are also welcome to explore on their own, to walk the oyster shell labyrinth or visit the nearby Civil War railroad. Wholesome and healthy food is served family-style in the dining area, or delivered to cottages. Judy and Em have been the owners and operators since 1985 and maintain their dedication to nature, the arts, and wellness. Every stay is individualized to what you want to see, do and eat. Palm Key is unlike anywhere else and practically guarantees a really relaxing stay, be it for a few hours or a lifetime. ... more less