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Litchfield Plantation Country Inn
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
Web Site: www.litchfieldplantation.com

As you enter Litchfield Plantation through the wrought iron gates, and ride down the quarter-mile Avenue of Live Oaks shrouded in Spanish moss, you feel transported in time, your heartbeat slows, and your cares slip away.

The late poet laureate James Dickey, a longtime resident here, wrote:

"The moment you come into Litchfield Plantation from the ordinary world is as dramatic as Alice going through the looking glass... you are enveloped in wonder. Here, there is nothing else."

Litchfield Plantation is an extraordinary retreat on the principal 600 acres of a 1750s coastal rice plantation. It has been meticulously transformed into a country inn, with some of the most exceptional accommodations you will ever encounter. Gourmet dining is also available in our Carriage House Club.

Accommodations

Litchfield Plantation offers the exceptional accommodations of a unique country inn, with four categories of rooms, all very distinctive, to suit your individual needs and preferences. For your added enjoyment, each room also has direct access to a comfortable living room, dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. Gourmet dining is available in our acclaimed restaurant, The Carriage House Club. Litchfield Plantation is ideal for corporate retreats as well as individuals, couples and families preferring accommodations in a quiet, secluded setting. Accommodations at the Plantation are all equipped with king-size, queen-size beds or twin beds, private baths, cable TV, and voice-message/data port telephones. Furnishings vary according to the character of each unit.

The Plantation House: The exceptionally spacious Ball Room Suite features a large living room area, a four-poster king size bed, fireplace, and a beautiful bathroom containing a double Jacuzzi and adjoining glass-enclosed shower. Perhaps the foremost asset of the second floor is the view, a full 360 degrees over the Plantation grounds...your gaze wanders out at the Avenue of Live Oaks, to our lovely crystal-clear pool, and finally to the masts of sailboats passing along the Intracoastal Waterway.

The Gun Room is on the first floor of the Plantation House. Decorated with leather and wood, this suite includes a comfortable sitting room with separate half-bath. The bedroom has a queen-size canopied bed, fireplace, and a stunning view of our Avenue of Live Oaks.

The Blue Room, on the second floor, offers views of the historic rice fields that lead to the river. Featuring a cozy sitting area, fireplace, and a king-size Rice Bed, this lovely room abounds with Southern charm.

The Red Room has an Oriental flavor blended with the soft grace of the Lowcountry. With its outstanding view of the rice fields, queen-size bed, fireplace, and down chaise lounge that envelopes you, this comfortable room offers a delightful escape.

The Guest House at Litchfield Plantation is an 8,250 square foot brick and stucco residential mansion surrounded by courtyards, landscaped patios, covered walkways and is located beside a natural pond. The Guest House has 10 ft. ceilings and ceramic tile flooring throughout the first floor. The main living room (17' X 35') features a fireplace, grand piano, and ample space in which to relax and enjoy luxury. The formal dining room comfortably seats 12 for dinner. Other common rooms include library, bar room, kitchen and breakfast area. Perfect for corporate retreats and reunions, the Guest House offers six bedrooms with king size and double beds, each with private bath, telephone, and cable TV. The expansive Executive suite features a massive writing desk and cozy sitting area in front of the fireplace.

Executive Suite: An elegant room for a truly superlative getaway. Occupying the entire second floor of the Guest House, the Executive Suite provides our guests with a king size antique sleigh bed, a snug sitting area before the fireplace and a modern wet-bar. The bathroom contains a luxurious double Jacuzzi and adjoining glass-enclosed shower, double sinks and a wicker chaise lounge. The warm Chinese red glow in the décor provides the atmosphere of a cozy retreat.

Dining room:  The classic formal dining room of the Guest House can elegantly accommodate 14 guests at table. It is an ideal setting for a group of friends to dine or a small corporate group meeting. The kitchen is just through the swing door and catering may be arranged with the Carriage House Club. Flip charts and A/V equipment are available as well.

Dining                                                       

Your stay also gives you the pleasure of dining in the privacy of the Carriage House Club at Litchfield Plantation. An English carriage house, this prestigious on-site dining facility gives you the flexibility to enjoy a quiet night out, while feeling completely pampered by our attentive staff. No visit to Litchfield Plantation is fulfilled without dining at the Carriage House Club.

Amenities

Carriage House Club
Our private, on-site restaurant provides a unique ambiance that complements superb cuisine. Delight in regional favorites without having to leave the comfort of the Plantation.

The Beach House
Litchfield Plantation’s own 3-story oceanfront beach club house is located on nearby Pawleys Island, known for its old homes and unspoiled character. Enjoy private parking and direct beach access. Ground floor dressing areas have showers, and the second floor breezeway is a cool spot for bring-your-own lunches. The third floor has even finer furnishings for special occasions on a reservation-only basis.

Marina
The private marina, on the Plantation grounds, is available for short-term dockage of guests' boats (space permitting). Convenient to the Intracoastal Waterway, the marina is a protected fresh-water harbor.

Pool & Tennis
Two tennis courts are adjacent to and within a few leisurely steps from the Carriage House Club and The Plantation House. A competitive match or a friendly game can be enjoyed during your stay at Litchfield Plantation.

Nearby are several Har-Tru courts which can be reserved. Guests can also golf at area premier courses, several within a five minute drive.

The large free-form design of the heated pool, with a view overlooking the adjacent tidal marshes, will give you the feeling of open spaces and natural beauty. You may also enjoy our club house cabana with kitchen facilities.

Weddings

Litchfield Plantation's Carriage House Club is this area's premier venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions. We cater to a wide variety of wedding styles from formal to casual and intimate to grand scale. Each aspect of a wedding, including rehearsal dinners, lovely ceremonies performed under the majestic live oak trees, receptions and wedding brunches are expertly planned and orchestrated by our staff. The Litchfield Plantation Beach House, located on premier oceanfront property, is an alternative venue for beach-loving couples. We can also offer recommendations for wedding-related services of proven professionals, such as videographers, entertainers, planners and even a baker whose cakes taste as good as they look! If you know someone who is planning to be married, make their special day a memorable occasion by contacting the Carriage House Club.

Meetings

Litchfield Plantation provides the idyllic setting for small meetings, retreats and overnight seminars. Our versatile meeting rooms, elegant dining facilities, luxurious accommodations, and indulgent amenities create an elegant yet relaxing atmosphere for your meeting. Litchfield Plantation is an intimate location for a limited number of specially tailored summits and seminars each year… Nestled between ancient rice fields and pristine beaches, appointed with majestic moss draped oaks, flowering dogwoods and azaleas, this 18th century sanctuary proffers gracious hospitality in an idyllic setting… an uncommon, private venue for laying plans for and into the 21st century. Our professional staff will attend your every need.

Accolades
  • 2003 - Restaurant featured as an excellent "Food Find" in Pawleys Island by Southern Living magazine.
  • Chosen as one of the "Top Ten Most Romantic Inns" for 2000 by American Historic Inns.
  • Featured with the best of "20 Fall Getaways" by Travel & Leisure magazine.
  • Featured in the acclaimed German magazines, Vogue and Hideaways.
  • Three Crown Rating by the American Bed and Breakfast Association.
  • Winner of the "Business Image Award" presented by the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce.
  • Highest rated of the Grand Strand properties, described as "excellent", in the prestigious Zagat Survey, qualifying the Plantation as one the "Top 50 U.S. Inns and B&B's".
  • Glowing endorsements by Fromers, Fodors and Best Places to Stay in the South.
  • Recommended by "The Official Guide to American Historic Inns".
  • Recommended by Condé Nast Johansens.
  • Chosen as a "Connoisseurs Choice 2003" resort by Resorts & Great Hotels.
  • "Property of Distinction" award for outstanding guest comments received by Bed and Breakfast Online.
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Litchfield Plantation Country Inn
Kings River Road, P.O. Box 290, Pawleys Island, SC 29585. (843) 237-9121. 1-800-869-1410
Web Site: www.litchfieldplantation.com
Email: vacation@litchfieldplantation.com