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A classic beauty, The Cuthbert House Inn, a Beaufort, South Carolina bed and breakfast, began its history over two centuries ago, when it was built as a healthful retreat from the rigors of plantation life. Today, where the gentleman and ladies of the Old South once came to relax and appreciate the bay breezes, discerning guests enjoy the refreshing combination of natural beauty, elegant architecture and personal attention.

The Cuthbert family, successful indigo and cotton planters, built their fine Federal style house in 1790 on our warm and breezy island. To the classical style they added an elegance and airy spaciousness, the legacy of their West Indies migration from Scotland.

Our house served Cuthbert family descendants until captured along with all of Beaufort, SC by Union (Yankee) forces in November 1861. Let us help you trace General William T. Sherman's march through the Confederacy including his stay at the house his Aide-de-camp described as "General Saxton's fine double house on Bay Street" - now The Cuthbert House Inn.

Feel the pride at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, with its museum and graduation ceremony only six miles away. Historic Beaufort tours follow the tree and moss draped avenues of our National Landmark District of over 90 buildings. Antique shops, restaurants, bookstores, local artists and their galleries share the historic downtown. Take some of Beaufort's history home with you with our artists' colorful portrayals and local crafts.

The Cuthbert House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been restored to its original splendor. It stands grandly in the heart of Beaufort’s historic district. Minutes from the beach and golf courses, steps from restaurants and entertainment, the Inn offers you the ideal location for exploring the pleasures of the Carolina Low Country.

There's always something to do, when you visit the Cuthbert House. Here are 50 Things to Do in Beaufort, which you can include as part of your stay.

Festivals and celebrations are part of our area's forte. Click here for a list of Events in Beaufort.

The Cuthbert House Inn
1203 Bay Street . Beaufort, SC 29902
Toll Free 1-800-327-9275 . Local (843) 521-1315 . Fax (843) 521-1314
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