This 1,000 acre old rice plantation sits about 1.8 miles off the main road near the historic downtown of Georgetown, South Carolina. Now, a lovely bed and breakfast, Mansfield Plantation offers luxury comfort in a quiet and beautiful setting. During the first weekend of February, we visited this historic plantation that dates back to 1718 as the weather was warming up and plants were demonstrating their transition form Winter to Spring.
Mansfield Plantation is a recognized national historic landmark and is known for being one of the most architecturally intact rice plantation in South Carolina. The plantation is now owned and operated by the descendent of the original Parker family owners, John Rutledge Parker, and his wife, Sallie Middleton, Jr.
During our visit, we had the pleasure of staying in the old school house, which offers views of the Black river that is not often captured in a photo, but I tried my best to do so. In the room, you will find a well appointed space offering a queen size bed, a sitting area, and a small refrigerator and coffee/tea options. In addition, there is a folder full of local attractions and sample menus of the restaurants in the area.
The main house is the residence of the current owner. There you will be served by the innkeeper, Kathryn Green who is so gracious offering true southern hospitality while serving a breakfast worth waiting for as you prepare for a relaxing visit to the surrounding areas. A plantation-style breakfast in the main house’s dining room is served daily at 9 am. While you wait for your breakfast, please explore the first floor and gardens. You will not be disappointed. There are bicycles available free of charge, if the mood strikes you.
Booking a Stay
You can find information about the Mansfield Plantation including reviews on TripAdvisor. Don’t expect to find Mansfield Plantation booking options on any of the main online booking sites such as Booking.com, Priceline.com, or Hotels.com
The easiest option to see what rooms are available during your planned visit, is by going directly to the Mansfield Plantation’s online reservation link. You can click the image below to go directly to the reservation page.
I chose this option and the innkeeper, Kathryn Green contacted me by phone to finalize our reservation.
Enjoy your visit to Georgetown, South Carolina and consider staying at the Mansfield Bed & Breakfast