Warm, breezy days, sparkling water, cobblestone streets, sleepy Spanish moss draped over live oak trees… isn’t Charleston grand? Don’t let the summer slip by without some well deserved rest and relaxation in your hometown. Forget rising gas prices and take a short drive to the John Rutledge House Inn for a lovely little staycation.
From July 29th through August 29th, the John Rutledge House Inn will treat Charleston locals to a “Date ‘Over’ Night” Package. You’ll receive royal treatment upon check in to the 250-year-old house turned bed and breakfast. Sample afternoon hors d’oeuvres with a glass of icy cold lemonade or sweet tea in the Signer’s Ballroom. Feel the breeze blow by Broad Street from a seat on our second floor piazza, glass of brandy in hand. Allot plenty of time to relax in your historic room before taking a walk to Circa 1886 Restaurant. Here, you’ll linger over three delicious courses from the restaurant’s seasonal menu – some current favorites include a gorgeous Hearts of Palm appetizer or Blackened Flounder with ‘Dirty Rice’, okra gumbo, pepper trio sauces, and Bermuda mango relish. Wrap it up with a sweet finish of Peanut Butter Pluff Mud or Peaches n’ Cream Souffle.
Residents of Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties may take advantage of this package, priced from $299/night. Select nights may require a two night stay. Book your staycation today – call our concierge to make reservations at 843-723-7999. Get all the details here. [Package features these complimentary amenities, a three-course dinner for two at Circa 1886 Restaurant (alcohol at dinner not included) and one night in a Standard Room.]
Here’s some advice from our staff on making the most out of your Charleston date ‘over’ night.
Our Innkeeper Kathy recommends:
“I love to have lunch al fresco. I like the mussels at Rue de Jean; the crab cakes and she-crab soup at 82 Queen and the warm caprese appetizer at Eli’s Table is to die for. I also love to walk to the Battery or Waterfront Park, sit on a bench and watch the world go by.”
Our Assistant Innkeeper Elizabeth says:
“The Charleston Farmers Market on Saturday mornings is a must. For those traveling with pets, bring your dog along to the Blind Tiger Pub for a beer in their pet friendly courtyard. You can also leave your dog at the inn and grab a window seat at Bin 152 for a good glass of wine and cheese.”
Our Concierge Jessica says:
“I love walking around the Battery and Waterfront Park. I also love finding little side streets to walk down and look at the gardens. For dessert and drinks I love Cypress. They have a molten chocolate cake that takes 15 minutes to make but it’s worth the wait. My favorite drink at Cypress is the pear martini or the lavender martini. Very light and sweet.”
Our Concierge Cassandra says:
“One of my favorite places for a quiet after dinner destination is Leaf Cafe. They have a great beer and wine selection and an excellent Trio of Dips – my choices are usually hummus, the to-die-for house made boursin, and the feta mousse.”