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February 5th 2010
Published: February 5th 2010
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Hotel In Downtown BeaufortHotel In Downtown BeaufortHotel In Downtown Beaufort

This is a very old hotel, Rhett House, where we stayed just a block from the main street in downtown Beaufort, SC
Several weeks back we headed by auto to Beaufort, South Carolina. I had won an auction for a three night stay at an old hotel in downtown Beaufort. The old hotel was just a block off the main drag and was a delightful place to sty. The old room was tasteful decorated and there was free wifi. In the afternoon we had tea at the main house and in late evening they offered drinks and desert. Each morning there was a very good breakfast on the porch of the main establishment. One afternoon we headed for the beach and before leaving they packed a picnic lunch for us and offered chairs and bicycles if we wanted yo take them along.

The beach is a few miles form the main town but well worth the drive. Being is a rather remote area there not that many people there the day we were there. Downtown Beaufort is a quaint little town right on the waterfront. They have an excellent and fairly new waterfront park. Lots of small bots tied up, kids fishing and people in general just taking life easy. There are several really nice restaurants in the downtown area and we
"Gone With The Wind Stairs"Gone With The Wind Stairs"Gone With The Wind Stairs

At the hotel where we stayed
ate at all of them and found the food good at each and everyone.

You can take some short day trips from Beaufort. There is a small town about 5 miles from downtown which has a great little coffee shop where you can drink coffee , read the paper and what the world go by. In this place it does not move very fast. We also took a day trip to Parris Isalnd, the Marine Corps training base. If you visit that base be sure and visit the museum. It is very nice and has only recently been renovated and reopened.

In and around Beaufort are some nice drives that take you into the pine thickets of South Carolina. Occasionally you will run across an old historical maker and sometimes the remnants of a building. These trips were relaxing and well worth our time.

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Bridge Into BeaufortBridge Into Beaufort
Bridge Into Beaufort

The bridge swings open to allow traffic into downtown Beaufort
Old Church In BeaufortOld Church In Beaufort
Old Church In Beaufort

This is an old church located just a few feet from our hotel
Boats at dockBoats at dock
Boats at dock

Boats at the dock in downtown Beaufort
Guest at our beach picnicGuest at our beach picnic
Guest at our beach picnic

Guest were always showing up to join us at the picnic on the beach
Another beach guestAnother beach guest
Another beach guest

Another beggar wanting a share of the food we brought along
Lighthouse At The BeachLighthouse At The Beach
Lighthouse At The Beach

This lighthouse was at the beach just a few miles from Beaufort
Old RuinsOld Ruins
Old Ruins

These old ruins were a few miles from Beaufort. This was not a destination as we just stumbled across these ruins which had military significance
Historical SignHistorical Sign
Historical Sign

This historical sign tells about the old ruins
Coffee TimeCoffee Time
Coffee Time

Just a short distance from the city limits we found this delightful coffee shop
Horse & BuggyHorse & Buggy
Horse & Buggy

This horse and buggy passes in front of our hotel

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