For The Examiner | For a collection of hotels and resorts that continues to impress guests with their phenomenal accommodations, dining, spas and residential options, it’s no surprise that as of February 1, 2014, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff is part of the Montage Hotels family. A quintessential southern getaway in Bluffton, South Carolina, the Inn provides guests with fifty cottage options paired with championship golf and world-class spa opportunities among the vibrant waterfronts and tranquil forests.
With Savannah just south and Charleston up the coast to the north, it’s no surprise that southern charm is experienced throughout every element of this property. Certainly a different direction for Montage Hotels, but since they’ve seen success in creating a dynamic collection of properties; each having their own personality, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff will be a great addition as the brand ventures to the East Coast for the first time. Beyond this exciting opening, Montage Kapalua Bay debuts later this spring, and Los Cabos is in development… making the future of Montage very vibrant.
While being very careful to preserve the southern charm of the property, there will be development beginning almost immediately. 150 luxury rooms will be added to the already 50 cottages on the property, as well as a premium spa and fitness center. Already being promoted, the customized “town” or “country” residences will surely be a very popular option at this desired resort destination. The residences and designer residences have proven to be very successful at other Montage properties, so Palmetto Bluff should only accentuate this unique offering.
For golfers, the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course provides an idyllic location with several holes along the river and a typical Nicklaus design to make you work for every shot, while being blown away with the level of course design and nature’s beauty surrounding you at every shot. A state-of-the-art practice facility is also available to sharpen your game while enjoying Palmetto Bluff.
For those seeking a chance to escape from all the stress of everyday life, the Spa at Palmetto Bluff is a perfect compliment to the property, and will only be enhanced with the developments. Tucked away to create a spa sanctuary, the combination of nature and body treatments are sure to leave you wanting to explore the residence options so this getaway could become more permanent, or at least a regular vacation hideaway.
Home to several culinary and cultural events each year, the location has a lot to offer both the guests looking to relax and unwind, as well as the guests seeking out adventurous ways to further explore the more than 20,000 acres of diverse lands year-round. By foot or by horseback, these lands combined with miles of river to be explored by kayak or boat creates a very unique setting among the southern oak trees and coastal wetlands. The Inn at Palmetto Bluff also takes pride in offering authentically inventive southern cuisine, using the freshest locally harvested ingredients, and sure to provide an extraordinary epicurean experience. Regardless of your knowledge of other Montage properties, the brand is sure to turn on their southern charm to create a personalized Lowcountry experience for all their guests and residents.