I waited for two years to visit this place. I was not disappointed by anything. The drive down Mansfield Rd to the plantation entrance was a transformation into a time past. Driving through the old slave village sparked imagination of how life was during the rice production days. We stayed in the Simons room in the old kitchen building and really enjoyed the seclusion, the peace and quiet, and the relaxation of our entire time there. The breakfasts that were prepared by the innkeeper, Katherine, were superb. I found myself arriving early, hanging out, sipping coffee, anticipating what we were having. The step back in time while roaming the property, strolling through the cabins where the slaves once lived, sitting on a bench pew in the old village chapel was overwhelming as I imagined the necessity of knowing God under those conditions. I was extremely humbled by the whole experience and just sat there quietly, respecting the effort that had to have been made in those days. I would highly recommend taking a few days to spend there to simply enjoy quiet at its best. It is a picture perfect solution to serenity and escape from everything life forces on you today. It was our 25th wedding anniversary and we are planning another trip there one day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mansfield Plantation (ca. 1718) is a well-preserved, antebellum rice plantation on the banks of the Black River in Georgetown, South Carolina. Today, Mansfield still retains the old world charm and elegance of a bygone era. With over 1,000 acres of property, Mansfield Plantation offers guests the unique opportunity to step back in time and experience life on a Southern Plantation.A gourmet breakfast buffet is served each morning in the main house, with offerings such as stuffed French toast, poached pears, and Kathryn's always-changing egg bake. Mansfield is sensitive to guests food allergies and preferences, so just ask!The plantation has three surrounding properties with unique guests suites in each. The North Guest House has four private suites, while the School House has two guest rooms. The Old Kitchen House has two lower-level suites and one upstairs suite. All nine guests suites have a private entrance, private bathroom, as well as many amenities from a modern hotel (satellite TV, coffee maker, mini fridge, etc.)Rent a room and stay for the weekend, or rent the entire plantation grounds! And look for Mansfield in "The Patriot", which was filmed on-location at Mansfield.As seen in Garden & Gun, Charleston Magazine, South Carolina Homes & Gardens, on CNN, and more! ... more less