October 24, 2011

Our Babymoon: Palmetto Bluff

This past weekend Josh and I had a little "babymoon".  Lilly went to her grandparent's house for the weekend and we got some much needed r&r.  Friday night we stayed here in Charleston and had a date night which included seeing Dracula at the Dock Street Theater.

{Photography by Julia Lynn via}
 
And then Saturday morning we headed 2 hours south to Palmetto Bluff.

Palmetto Bluff = Best Place On Earth

 
I mean that.  It's my new favorite place ever.  I have wanted to visit Palmetto Bluff for about 5 years now but just haven't gotten around to doing it.  Something about spending money to go have a "lowcountry style" weekend when we already live in the lowcountry just kept us from making the trip.  But thank goodness we finally did because I. am. in. love.


If I were planning a wedding, I think this little chapel at the resort would top the list!

There's a reason why they won #1 Hotel in the US/Canada by Travel & Leisure in 2010.  Yes, number one.  They're resort - perfection, service - perfection, amenities - perfection.  Here's some pictures of the little cottage we stayed in.

And these bikes were there waiting for us!  So fun.


And a large screened in porch with a perfect view of the lagoon.

Absolutely gorgeous.  After settling in we hopped in a canoe and Josh did a little fishing while I relaxed and read some magazines.


And look!  He caught one :)


Thank goodness (you know how men can be... ha).  The rest of the afternoon we rode around on our bikes exploring the resort and then relaxed in the cottage.  We had a wonderful dinner at the River House and then finished the night outside roasting s'mores.  They have three firepits and provide all of the supplies.  BLISS.

We woke up Sunday morning like this.


And headed to the spa for massages.  It was fabulous!  As was the lunch we had after (we split a pimento cheese bacon burger & short rib sliders).  Palmetto Bluff is such an amazing place, I can't wait for the day I can go back.  I highly recommend you visit.  It was the perfect spot for our little babymoon.

39 comments:

Natalie said...

The fish comment made me laugh. Matt stays in a bad mood if he comes back empty handed from his fishing trips. That place looks amazing maybe we will go there for our next anniversary! Glad you got to relax and have fun!!

Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

Wow this looks amazing! I really need to make a trip down to your neck of the woods. What a perfect way to celebrate your little man!

17 Perth said...

This place looks amazing! I have heard of palmetto bluff, but we have never been for the exact same reason. Haha--sounds like we need to check it out. Glad you got some r and r before the new baby arrives!

caycee said...

Well I guess I know where we should head for our baby-moon :) It really did look amaze, and I am so glad you got to relax before you become a mommy of two!!

megan said...

Wow, that looks like the perfect weekend! Cameron is the same way if he doesn't catch any fish!

Jasmine Sinclair said...

Oh! That looks like absolute HEAVEN! I will definitely be looking into taking a mini vacation with the Hubby sometime in 2012. Inspiring!

marysia reeves said...

you lucky duck...looks like a perfect baby moon:)

Amy Rene said...

looks like such a wonderful time!

Kelly Galvin Robson said...

I'm obsessed. I never knew this place existed-- I must go there! Great images too, that room is stunnning!

Kyle said...

What a fun weekend. Loved learning about Palmetto Bluff. We are taking a baby-moon in Dec. I can't wait!!

Pawleys Island Posh said...

oh my word this looks incredibly relaxing! So glad you had such an amazing time!!!

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

Looks amazing!!! Must go there!! xo

Ashley said...

I've never heard of this little resort but it looks incredible!! Now I'm itching to go!

Amanda Hill said...

I am so happy you had a nice time mama! Babymoons are such a great idea! Your pics are adorable! Say Hi to Josh for us!

La Maison Boheme said...

THis place is going on my "Must Go THere" list. SO lovely!

Caitlin said...

I went to a wedding at that beautiful little church a few years ago- hands down the most beautiful & best wedding i've ever been to. I fell in love with Palmetto Bluff too- the PERFECT place for your baby moon!!!! so glad you enjoyed it! XO

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

That place looks perfect! So relaxing, yet you can be outdoors and enjoy a bikeride or fishing. I'm definitely showing this to my hubby! and thank goodness your husband caught a fish! My husband is like that with fishing or when college football doesn't go the way he wanted it to. haha Looks like you had a fantastic babymoon!! So glad to hear it.

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

That does sound absolutely perfect...relaxing in a gorgeous setting is already good enough for me...but great food and S'MORES??? HEAVEN. (c: And I definitely know why it was great that Josh caught a fish...that could have been a deal-breaker right there! (c:

christy said...

Gorgeous place. My sister was there last year and loved it, had a small college reunion with a bunch of girls there. Your pictures are beautiful and I really like your blog..just found it!

daninotes said...

LOVE that place. It rained the weekend we went...but we still had a wonderful time,hard not to. Perfect place for a babymoon!

Deirdre Zahl said...

I'd never heard of it! It looks amazing! Love local getaways!!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Sign me up! Wonder of the mister wants to get married again, because I am sold on that place. Gorgeous. Ugh. Could so use that right now.

Leslie said...

I think Charleston is such a gorgeous city, but I haven't been there since I was younger. What a fun babymoon; I'm glad you two could get away. :)

Lily said...

Oh my gosh...it looks so gorgeous there !! Glad you had such a great time !!

xxLily
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Lovin That! said...

that looks amazing!! Good for you guys! My hubby and I did a babymooon before our second arrived and I'm so glad we did - pure bliss...

{darlene} said...

good gracious. Jealous does not even begin to describe...

SO glad you got a Babymoon in. You will treasure it always.
- {darlene}

Anna (A Newfound Treasure) said...

Sounds amazing! I'm jealous... :) Glad you enjoyed yourself!!

Sara B said...

So gorgeous and charming! Glad you had that time together!

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Oh I want to go to there! That chapel is just so perfect and charming! I'm already super relaxed after seeing all these pics ;)

carolyn said...

oh wow, serious perfection happening here! looks like you guys had a perfectly relaxing time!!

Morgan said...

How have I never heard of this magical place? Looks beautiful and relaxing!

SHERRY HART said...

I love that place! It is beautiful. I was there when it was first starting.....that church is so dang cute!!!

travelkate said...

It looks so picturesque, what a great babymoon getaway! We just got back from ours as well :)

Julie and Lauren said...

This is so adorable!!! The perfect baby moon. Hope you are feeling well! XO

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

Oh that place looks amazing! How great to get away for the weekend!

christine, just bella said...

This sounds like an absolutely dreamy weekend, I'm imagining myself there right now *sigh*.

Lonely Wife Project said...

This looks incredible! What a perfect way to spend a babymoon!

Bud and Leo said...

Wow this looks amazing!!! It's so beautiful- that chapel is seriously perfect! So glad you had such a nice getaway! Happy babymoon :) xo Lisa

Katie said...

My dear friend Whitney was married there! Love it! And love your blog!!!

XOXO
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