The Inn at Middleton: A Getaway Without Going Away

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Are you overworked, anxious, or overwhelmed by the stressors of these unusual times? Wouldn’t you love to find an oasis in your backyard – a staycation that transports you far away? Somewhere nestled in breathtaking natural surroundings and offering entrée into one of America’s iconic historic sites? Wouldn’t you love to spend a few nights in a place whose award-winning architecture melds the inside and outside worlds?

You can do all that in one place at The Inn at Middleton Place.

You don’t have to stand in a long security line at the airport or spend a fortune on gas to enjoy the comfort and beauty of The Inn. Located on the Middleton Place property, it’s a short drive from anywhere in the Lowcountry. Staying at The Inn offers sunrise-to-sunset access to the national historic landmark next door, which encompasses 125 acres, including the oldest landscaped gardens in the U.S.

Middleton Place offers a unique connection to the past.

Middleton Place is a rare and authentic landscape where history happened. Once the home of Founding Fathers, Statesmen, and Diplomats, Middleton Place today is a vibrant enduring historic site that illustrates the complex history of our nation. The Gardens, House Museum, working Stableyards housing artisans and heritage breed livestock, along with the Restaurant, Inn, and Farm, reveal three centuries of stories of men and women, free and enslaved, who participated in the building and the stewardship of this American icon.

The Inn at Middleton Place is an architectural wonder.

The Inn is a masterpiece in its own right. Tucked among live oaks born before Europeans landed on the continent, The Inn is renowned for its minimalist modern architecture that creates a seamless transition between natural and man-made worlds. Considered the masterwork of architect W. G. Clark, the designer of the South Carolina Aquarium, it sits picturesquely on the edge of a bluff overlooking the Ashley River. Rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, walk-in rain showers, and Covid-killing air purifiers. Redolent of the wood from local trees, rooms are equipped with amenities and soft goods that reflect a focus on sustainability and local sourcing.

The American Institute of Architects was sufficiently impressed to award The Inn at Middleton Place its highest honor when it was completed in 1987.

Visitors at The Inn enjoy a complementary Lowcountry breakfast buffet in the Lake House and are situated steps away from seasonal Lowcountry fare at the Middleton Place restaurant, serving dishes harvested from on-site gardens and local farmers. Visitors can enjoy access to horse riding at the Equestrian Center and miles of walking trails along the Ashley River and around the property. Artists and bird watchers regularly visit the grounds to capture the abundant natural beauty.

Experience being a tourist in your town.

The Lowcountry beyond Middleton Place beckons visitors to The Inn. Historic downtown, the magnificent culinary and cultural scenes, the beaches and waterways – they’re all a hop, skip and jump away. Staying at The Inn allows residents to enjoy a vacation in their own town, taking advantage of all the sites and activities that they are always too busy to take the time to enjoy. Special rates for mid-week escapes are available throughout the year, making the short drive for a rejuvenating getaway even more enticing.

Gifted to the Middleton Place Foundation in 2021, The Inn is undergoing a revitalization to increase visitor comfort while staying true to the original architectural vision. (And don’t worry, the sunken tubs will remain in select rooms). This hidden gem of the Lowcountry is getting polished to shine even brighter so that your next visit is every bit as magnificent as it possibly could be.