Sunday's are always the perfect day to take a drive.
Have you ever noticed that?
You have nowhere to be,
and the day just seems lazier than say a Saturday.
A couple of Sunday's ago the husband and I found ourselves sitting at the kitchen table with nothing to do.
The day was overcast and there wasn't anything special going on.
So we hopped in the car and headed towards Palmetto Bluff.
Palmetto Bluff is located in Bluffton, South Carolina,
and is situated right on the May River.
From Charleston it is roughly a 2 hour drive.
But, there could not be a prettier more relaxing 2 hour drive,
even if you tried to find one.
gorgeous oak trees, Spanish moss, 2 lane highways, back roads, historic plantations and old country stores.
The most perfect small Southern towns.
It could be the setting for a book, if it's not already one.
I have heard a lot about Palmetto Bluff.
It's supposed to be magical, peaceful, inspiring, quiet, and perfect.
It was that and everything more than what I could have imagined.
I'm ready to spend a weekend at The Inn (read: perfect Anniversary Trip).
The drive in takes you through Historic Bluffton,
a gorgeous couple-hour visit in itself.
When you approach the turn for Palmetto Bluff you are greeted with pure Southern charm.
The 4 mile drive in from the main gate ends at Wilson Village.
Wilson Village is the small town located in Palmetto Bluff,
and it's also where The Inn is located.
Small shops, a picturesque chapel, restaurants, and docks that lead to the May River can all be found at Wilson Village.
On our way out we made a quick stop by RT's Market for some gas and homemade chocolate chip cookies.
The market was quaint and the people were friendly,
exactly what you would imagine for Palmetto Bluff.
On our way into the market we noticed a few signs for Tree House parking.
Before finally heading off towards Charleston, our curiosity got the best of us.
We parked the car and walked the short walk over to The Tree House.
It would have been the perfect place to swing the afternoon away, or even have a picnic.
I was incredibly sad that our day had ended and we were heading back home.
The feeling that you get at Palmetto Bluff really is like no other.
I felt at total peace and full of happiness.
I easily could have stayed a week.
If you find yourself visiting the Beaufort, Bluffton, or Hilton Head area,
be sure to plan a trip to Palmetto Bluff.
I am anxiously awaiting my next visit, which will surely include a weekend stay, and maybe even some time at the spa.
*all images are original to Simply Lowcountry