As you drive down the quarter-mile-long entrance to your romantic weekend at Litchfield Plantation–a Country Inn Resort in Pawley’s Island, SC., surrounded by massive live oaks draped with Spanish Moss–you may feel a little like Rhett Butler and Scarlet O’Hara. Prepare for a weekend of southern hospitality, whether you choose to stay in one of the beautifully renovated rooms in the 1750 Plantation House or a modern villa where you can enjoy your own hot tub, two-person Jacuzzi, or fireplace. Be sure to stop in the Carriage House Club at Litchfield for a glass of wine or dessert in front of the fire in the wood-paneled library.
Mansfield Plantation B&B (circa 1718) is a member of the National Register of Historic Places and is owned and operated by the descendent of the original Parker family owners. With three guest houses, visitors can enjoy a secluded weekend away with a full Southern breakfast served every morning in the main house. Explore the grounds with the restored slave quarters, rice mill and rice-winnowing tower. Nature lovers will enjoy hiking or kayaking on the nearby marshes and Black River. The Plantation is family-and pet-friendly. And if you’re a movie buff–you’ll recognize Mansfield Plantation as the setting for the movie “The Patriot.”