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Why Stay At Woodlands Inn
Woodlands Inn is escapism at its best: a former golden-age retreat in a still-bucolic low-country setting that's a perfect foil for the adult playground of Charleston, just 24 miles away.
If the walls at Woodlands weren't so discreet, they'd tell a tale of antebellum grandeur, party-giving as civic duty, and romantic skullduggery. This 1906 neo-Georgian mansion with a whiff of Tara was commissioned by Pennsylvania railroad baron Robert Parsons as a winter getaway in Summerville, 24 miles outside Charleston. In Parsons's time, Summerville was a destination for people who had a deep desire to be considered fashionable. One hundred years later, it remains a hot spot, thanks to Woodlands's second act as a 19-room hotel in a setting of forests and formal gardens. At check-in, the tack-sharp concierge serves guests peach-infused iced tea, with orange slices and simple syrup on the side. And every time you turn around, someone is offering you a biscuit.
Woodlands hosts many on-site culinary events that spotlight local farmers, chefs, and artisans, such as painting demonstrations by local artists that culminate with a champagne brunch.
Kids and pets are well-loved here: the concierge can call on a roster of professional nannies for in-room sitting, and the property furnishes custom pet beds and made-to-order pet meals.
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Arrive at Charleston AFB/International Airport (CHS), which is approximately 20 miles (30 minutes) from the hotel.125 Parsons Road, Summerville, South Carolina, United States
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Meeting Rooms
- Flat-Panel Televisions
- BOSE Speakers
- Gas Fireplaces
- Whirlpool Tubs
- Heated Towel Racks
- Afternoon Tea
- Room Service
- 2-person occupancy in Superior Room
- 3-person occupancy in Junior Suite and Executive Suite
- Afternoon tea each day
Top Shopping: Filigree. Heather Key Tiller sells her natural gemstone jewelry here, in the fashionable Upper King Design District. 843/722-6189.Read More
Delicious Dishes: FIG (Food Is Good). A coddled Sea Island Farm egg, frothy with stone crab and parsnip cream, is perfectly representative of this favorite neighborhood restaurant that serves simple, honest, and elegant dishes by staunch local-ingredient advocate chef Mike Lata. Dinner for two $100. 843/805-5900.Read More
Local Scene: Husk. Chef Sean Brock reinterprets heirloom ingredients (including resurrected pre-Civil War crops) at his restaurant in a 19th-century Queen Anne complex. Classic cocktails (hand-cut ice cubes, small-batch boutique liquors) are served in the crowded, rough-hewn bar downstairs. Drinks for two $25. 843/577-2500. Read More