Find Southern Hospitality at 10 South Carolina Bed and Breakfasts and American Historic Inns suggests 10 romantic bed and breakfast inns in South Carolina that are sure to bring out your inner cupid.

by: Shirley Anitra Swagerty

Flowers and fragrances or bonbons and baubles are commonly considered romantic gifts to bestow on a loved one, yet romance can mean something different to each person. Some people feel attending a poetry reading is romantic, while others insist it is watching a scary movie. Romance can bloom on a bus, a boat, or even a bobsled. If just the thought of warm Southern hospitality, lounging away a lazy day on the veranda of an antebellum mansion, sipping sweet iced tea and watching the gorgeous sunset conjures up romance, then get ready to fly on cupid’s arrow. Whatever your romantic vision may be, bring your partner to one or all of these ten South Carolina bed and breakfast inns exuding their own style of romance while catering to yours.

Magnolia Manor 
magnoliaSCCouples from every state in the Union have married at Magnolia Manor in Westminster, South Carolina. Others proposed and became engaged during a romantic weekend getaway; more return to celebrate their anniversaries at this delightful family-run bed and breakfast inn. More than three acres of gardens and ponds create an inviting ambiance for love to blossom.

Spears Guest House
Genteel and historic Cheraw, South Carolina, is known as “The Prettiest Town in Dixie.” Spears Guest House offers memorable modern-day pleasures and extra helpings of Southern hospitality in an elegant and romantic setting. Explore the nearby Olde English Tourism District and stop to enjoy a pot of tea for two and a sweet treat.

Ashley Inn B&B
ashleyLocated in Charleston, South Carolina, historic Ashley Inn Bed & Breakfast provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic setting. The innkeepers will assist with special touches such as flowers, champagne, chocolates or other personalized requests for special occasions and connect you to premier tourist destinations for couples.

Walhalla Liberty Lodge
Perfect for an intimate destination wedding, Walhalla Liberty Lodge even has an onsite officiate available. This spectacular Victorian manor, which was originally built as a wedding gift, graces the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Walhalla, South Carolina. Explore the many picturesque state parks with hiking trails and more than 120 waterfalls in Oconee County.

TwoSuns Inn Bed & Breakfast
Relax on the veranda overlooking the water at this bayside B&B in Beaufort, South Carolina. Gourmet breakfasts are created by a French Cordon Bleu chef for the ideal beginning of a romantic day. Stroll hand in hand through the gorgeous garden and walk to local attractions from this historic central location.

Pleasant Lane Acres B&B
pla-3Romantic getaway packages are personalized with special touches to create a loving environment at Pleasant Lane Acres B&B in Edgefield, South Carolina. Enjoy an affectionate stroll along the pond or sit together by the fire. Elegant accommodations can include a six-course dinner served on china, crystal and silver.

The Gray House
Every thoughtful detail at The Gray House in Starr, South Carolina, exudes romance. Uniquely personalized weddings and romantic getaways are popular amid the 200 acres of farmland, gardens and a pond. The Amish-crafted horse-drawn carriage, fabulous meals at the onsite restaurant and Victorian accommodations accented by candlelight allow love to flourish.

Walnut Lane Inn
Romance has room to grow amid the historic grounds of this six-acre cotton plantation in Lyman, South Carolina. Gracing the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the lush landscape is a wildlife sanctuary popular for outdoor weddings. Intimate indoor ceremonies and receptions are also enjoyable events. ElopePlus is a wedding day alternative available to couples interested in getting married stress-free at the inn.

Main Street Inn and Spa
Picturesque Hilton Head Island in South Carolina is a locale known for long beaches, natural marshes, world-class golf and tennis. Main Street Inn and Spa offers a luxurious setting with Charlestonian gardens, Italianate fireplaces, sunlit balconies, private courtyards and tranquil accommodations that feature Old World opulence and gracious southern charm. Outstanding therapists will pamper and refresh you with treatments chosen from an extensive spa menu.

The Farmhouse at Bush River
Forty acres provide an impressive backdrop for a romantic getaway at The Farmhouse at Bush River in Clinton, South Carolina. Located between the mountains and the shore, there are many scenic sitting areas inside and out that invite peaceful interludes. Couples who enjoy a bit of a competitive sport may like to shoot pool in the game room with a pint of Guinness.

No matter how you define romance, take your loved one on a getaway to any or all of these ten romantic South Carolina bed and breakfast inns. The innkeepers are just waiting to provide thoughtful extras and create packages that will encourage romance and enhance loving relationships.