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About Our Beaufort, SC Bed and Breakfast


We are Connie and Pierre-Edouard (Ed), the owners of the Cuthbert House Inn in beautiful historic Beaufort in South Carolina’s low country.

It all started when we met in college at the University of Toulon and Var, in the south of France. Ed is a city boy, originally from a suburb of Paris, France and Connie grew up in the farmlands of the Midwest United States. Business and family have taken us to five continents. During our travels, we stayed at many bed and breakfasts, enjoying local hospitality and cuisine. We came to appreciate the authentic connections we were able to make with the people we stayed with. These encounters sparked in us the dream to one day operate our own bed and breakfast inn.

After staying at the Cuthbert House Inn, we fell in love with it! We love this beautiful, historic home and its lovely setting on the water and, equally important to us, the wonderful, caring staff, who focus on making every detail of the guest’s stay delightful. Add to that the history of Beaufort itself and the many, many activities for visitors to enjoy, and we felt we had found the ideal place to share hospitality with our guests.

We enjoy a variety of activities such as sailing, visiting museums and learning about history, and taking walks with our dog, Ike. We are the proud parents of three children; a grown daughter and son as well as a younger son who is currently away at college.

The best part about owning the Cuthbert House Inn is hosting the Social Hour for our guests. We love to meet and talk with them about their travels and share a bit about Beaufort and the Low Country with them.

We invite you to come and enjoy this beautiful house and our lovely town. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Ed and Connie Binot

Planning your dream vacation to Beaufort, SC?  View our guest rooms and plan your stay today. You can even bring your furry friend on vacation with our pet-friendly accommodations!

Cuthbert House Inn History

The Cuthbert House was originally built for the Cuthbert family as their summer home. It was a cool retreat along the water situated to take advantage of the fresh breezes of the coast. The now historic bed and breakfast also provided an escape from the swarm of insects that invaded further inland with every warm season. The Cuthbert family spent the summer in this home receiving visits from other prominent families of the area.

It is believed that this historic mansion was built around 1790. In 1861, fearing the arrival of Union troops, the Cuthbert family fled Beaufort. Then, two days later, the Union army, led by General Rufus Saxton, sieged Beaufort and Saxton took this beautiful house as his own. His duties included the continual and successful operation of all cotton plantations confiscated on the Sea Islands. General Saxton was responsible for managing, housing, paying and recruiting the newly freed slave population for the remainder of the war. Several young soldiers who came into the house left some of Beaufort’s earliest graffiti behind when they carved their names in the marble mantle of one of the fireplaces. Their signatures can still be seen today.

It was in this house that General Saxton entertained his old boss from the western Indian wars, General W.T. Sherman, in late January 1865, after his drive to the sea and the night before his infamous march through the Carolinas. After the war, General Saxton purchased the Cuthbert House at a tax auction for two thousand dollars. He made it his home for the next 10 years and then sold it to a prominent hardware and lumber yard owner, Mr. Duncan Wilson, who expanded it to its present day 10,000 square feet with a unique adaptation from its Federal roots to a masculine Victorian style – the Adams style.

When the National Historic Landmark Program began in 1960, the Cuthbert House was one of the first homes in Beaufort to be listed on the National Register of Historic places. After a close call with destruction in the late 1960’s, the Cuthbert House has been lovingly restored by several families to the grand manor you can enjoy today.

To learn more about the history of Beaufort, SC and of the Cuthbert House Inn, please click here: The Founding of Beaufort and Cuthbert House History.

Our amenities are provided for your comfort during your stay at the Cuthbert House Inn. Come experience true rest, relaxation and Southern hospitality at our historic, coastal bed and breakfast in South Carolina. Here, you will discover the best of both worlds–the amenities you would expect at a small, luxury hotel combined with our personalized concierge service set in a historic mansion.

Planning your dream vacation to Beaufort, SC? View our guest rooms and plan your stay today. You can even bring your furry friend on vacation with our pet-friendly accommodations!

Inn Amenities

  • Free private parking lot, off-street
  • Free high-speed Wi-Fi access
  • Free concierge service
  • Ample common areas
  • Fireplace
  • Gift Shop
  • Game room
  • Magazines, books, games
  • Verandas overlooking Beaufort Bay
  • Formal Charleston-style gardens
  • Outdoor furniture
  • A full homemade gourmet breakfast
  • Evening Social Hour with a drink and appetizers
  • Evening sweet
  • Coffee available 24/7
  • Fax service
  • Loaner bicycles and maps for touring the National Historic Landmark District or the Spanish Moss Trail
  • E-Bikes available for rent
  • Two blocks from boutique shops, casual and fine restaurants and art galleries
  • Beach towels
  • Beach chairs
  • Microwave
  • Ice
  • DVDs – we have all of the movies filmed in Beaufort

Guestroom Amenities

  • Individual control of heat and air conditioning in each room
  • Private bathrooms in each room/suite
  • Lovely views
  • Sitting area
  • Robes
  • Hairdryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • DVD player
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Microwave in some rooms
  • Coffee maker
  • Wine and water glasses
  • Bottle opener
  • Bottled water
  • Ice bucket
  • Cable TV
  • Telephone
  • Working gas fireplace in some rooms
  • Whirlpool tub in some rooms
  • Alarm clocks/Wake-up service

Cancellation Policy

Should you need to cancel a reservation outside of seven days prior to your stay, you will be refunded your deposit, minus a $25 processing fee for each room. Should you need to cancel within seven days of your stay, you will forfeit your deposit. Please contact us with any cancellations so that we can work with you to reschedule your visit and avoid a cancellation fee.

The Wedding Cancellation Fee is $150.00.

Children over the age of 12 are welcome.

Reservation Information

  • A two-night minimum reservation is required for weekends and for suites at various periods throughout the year.
  • Cancellations must be made 7 days prior to scheduled arrival.
  • American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted.
  • Check-in time is between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – Check-out is 11:00 a.m.
  • Advance deposit of one night is required at the time of reservation and will be refunded (less $25 cancellation fee) if cancellation is made before 7 days prior to arrival.
  • The Cuthbert House Inn is a non-smoking environment; however, outside smoking areas are provided.
  • Families with children 12 and over are welcome.
  • Some pet-friendly rooms are available for dogs, but dogs are not permitted in the indoor common guest areas. Service dogs are welcome. Our pet friendly rooms are the Mariner Suite and the Courtyard Room.

Gift Certificates

Consider giving a bed and breakfast gift certificate to celebrate any special occasion. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, holiday, retirement or just a special getaway, gift certificates are a great way to share a thoughtful gift that promises relaxation and a private escape.

Certificates may be purchased for any amount. Your recipient will receive a beautifully designed certificate, an introduction to Beaufort, SC and the Cuthbert House Inn, and instructions on how to make their reservations.

Along with our guarantee to make your recipients’ stay with us an enjoyable, memorable event, we will be glad to add any additional arrangements to make the trip even more special. This can include dinner reservations, champagne, chocolates or flowers in the room, carriage rides, and tours.

To purchase a Gift Certificate for use at the Cuthbert House Inn, contact us.


The Cuthbert House Inn is a historic home, built around 1790. Consistent with the prevailing architectural norms of that time, the inn has stairs outside and within the building and does not have an elevator. For guests with accessibility needs, we recommend the Courtyard Room, which can be accessed directly from the parking lot. It has wider doors, a lower-height bed, and the bathroom features a roll-in shower, floating sink, and handrails for additional support. Guests requiring special accommodations should contact us directly at (843) 521-1315.


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A stay at the historic Cuthbert House Inn will be the highlight of your time in Beaufort, SC.

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Private Porch
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Clawfoot Tub
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Oaks Room

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