Cuthbert House

A majestic 18th-century mansion set on the Beaufort River with 10 rooms and waterfront views.


A majestic 18th-century mansion set on the Beaufort River with 10 rooms and waterfront views.

front exterior of Cuthbert House with spanish moss and live oak trees
Beaufort History Museum





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The Basics


Originally constructed in 1790 for the Cuthbert Family, this antebellum-style home served as a residence during the summer social season. While welcoming visits from other prominent families and political figures, their refreshing retreat along the bay was perfectly situated to capture cool, gentle coastal breezes. Over time, the home has been lovingly preserved and meticulously restored into the grand, historic inn it is today. 

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge Services
  • Fireplaces
  • Water Views
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic Getaway

In the Know

  • Borrow our bikes and ride to the Cypress Wetlands and Rookery in Port Royal

  • Watch the sun set while having dinner at Fish Camp

  • Get a reservation at the Black Sheep restaurant by being online the minute the calendar opens at the beginning of the month

  • Walk, run, bike, fish, skate, scoot or stroll on the Spanish Moss Trail 

Stay for the Story

For visitors wishing to experience the natural beauty and rich history of the Lowcountry, Cuthbert House is a serene waterfront sanctuary where guests celebrate the present while stepping into the storied pages of the past.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Enjoy American comfort food classics and innovative cocktails at the Old Bull Tavern 

Saltus River Grill is an urban seafood grill offering exceptional fare, breathtaking waterfront views

Enjoy handcrafted libations and fine dining at Breakwater

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Explore Hunting Island State Park with five miles of pristine South Carolina beaches, thousands of acres of marsh, and a maritime forest.

Visit the nation's most important historic landmarks in downtown Beaufort and uncover the details of the Civil War with a walking or carriage tour.

Discover local artists and exhibits at the Beaufort Art Association.

Guest Reviews

Don’t second guess staying at the Cuthbert House. The service couldn’t have been better. They made us feel at home even making us a special treat when we couldn’t make breakfast. Shannon sent me a message and shipped it to me when I forgot a personal item. The bed was so super comfy that we didn’t want to leave, and the scenery and walkable Beaufort location was the best...See More

- Sara Myers

I visited here on a whim with my wife, my one-year-old daughter and my dog. it was an absolutely spectacular experience. the breakfast was amazing and they made accommodations from my daughter as well. The staff was so friendly and pleasant and they just made us feel like we were actually just staying over at their house. I couldn't recommend this place enough and if you are in the...See More

- Ray Nyamete

Karen and Mary were terrific hostesses! Room was great and quiet to be on Main Street of town (a block or two from main businesses) but still a wonderful venue. And their concierge service in setting us up for three terrific dinners at nearby restaurants (which were all terrific!) and carriage tour our first morning were way above and beyond. Breakfasts were not to be missed either. Eggs frittatata,...See More

- Harry Ogden

We received a gift card from our children for Christmas to the Cuthbert Inn. Our rooms was beautiful with a gorgeous view of the bay. Everyone was friendly and very accommodating. We will definitely return for a longer stay.

- Liz Reese

Love! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to coming back! The rooms were gorgeous, breakfasts were delicious and the social hours were so much fun! Julie and Karen were wonderful hosts - it was so nice to meet them and they’re perfect for this job! Beaufort downtown is right next to the house, and nice to walk around. Great spot for a low key, relaxing getaway.

- F J

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 10

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Coffee Maker/Service, Hair Dryer, Telephones, Antique Furnishings

For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Smoke free

Family Friendly: No , Welcomes children over the age of 12

Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: No

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Complimentary Evening Hors d'oeuvres, Complimentary Snacks, Evening Cocktails, Special Diets Accommodated

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: Business Hours

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, National Historic Registry, Weddings & Events Available, Wine/Spirits Available

Weddings & Celebrations

Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremonies, Elopements

Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Retreats

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Location Type: Coastal, Waterfront