Summer may be over, but the fun is not.
If you’ve been following along these past few months, you’ve watched each of our inns’ websites undergo a pretty stunning transformation (why thank you, Blue Ion friends!) Our fourth and final site for the Fulton Lane Inn launched just last week and now we’re ready to start up our next round of fun.
So without further adieu we’d like to officially introduce Penelope, our resident pineapple. Most people are used to seeing her in black and white on our Charming Inns logo, but she has sprung to life and is hitting the streets for a five-week Charleston vacation. Starting Monday, September 10th, Penelope the Pineapple will be spending some time at each of our inns and doing some sightseeing as well. She has a backstage pass to some of Charleston’s most intriguing places and will be sharing her travels via blog and Facebook.
Here’s the clincher, though she’ll be seeing some cool spots around town, it’s up to you to guess exactly where she is each week. Every Monday through October 8th, Penelope will post a photo to the blog and Facebook along with some clues about her location. You’ll have until that Wednesday to guess where she is. Guess Penelope’s location correctly each time, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a special overnight package for two at the Fulton Lane Inn. The package also includes dinner to our Circa 1886 Restaurant (with wine pairings) and a tour through the city from Bulldog Tours.
Scrounge up those Charleston vacation photos, grab a guidebook and prepare your fingers for some Googling. Penelope’s first vacation photo will be posted on Monday at 10am. If you’re not the most seasoned Charleston traveler and can’t get her location right every time, there will still be plenty of fun along the way.
Stay tuned and learn a bit more about the glorious city that is Charleston. Stay in touch with Penelope’s travels on Facebook via the pages of Charming Inns, Wentworth Mansion, John Rutledge House, Fulton Lane Inn or Kings Courtyard Inn.
The Reveal of Penelope’s Itinerary:
Week One: The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, Charleston Museum Mile and a stay at the John Rutledge House Inn. Read about it here.
Week Two: Middleton Place on Rice Harvest Day, an ode to Charleston culinary tradition, then Circa 1886 Restaurant to sample some lowcountry cuisine. Read about it here.
Week Three: Penelope stays at the Wentworth Mansion and gets the Holy City Treatment, visiting the famous St. Philip’s Church and St. Michael’s Church followed by the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Read about her Holy City hopping here.
Week Four: Penelope kicks back and relaxes at the Kings Courtyard Inn while visiting some of the city’s beautiful parks and green spaces. Read about her Charleston park tour here.
Week Five: There’s nothing like exploring the beauty of Charleston’s French Quarters, even down unsuspecting alleys. Read about her final week of vacation at the Fulton Lane Inn here.