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A Quick Getaway to Montage Palmetto Bluff
Hello Friends!
I was recently featured on the Smartflyer website for my review of Montage Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina. You can view the full review with pictures here. Please shoot me an email (laura@smartflyer.com) if you’re interested in visiting and I would be happy to answer any questions. :-)

Adventure, Family, Hideaway


There are a wide variety of rooms here so it is important for me to talk to each individual client about what they are looking for. My personal favorite were the River View Cottages. They were just gorgeous and I loved the location. They also have rooms at the Main Inn, Guest Houses, and Village Homes for a more residential experience.


I could talk about the delicious food all day but I think this quote sums it up pretty well, “From stately restaurants with warm, elegant character and celebrated cuisine, to rustic cafes with irresistible treats and captivating views, you’ll find much to discover and enjoy throughout the Village. Many of our restaurants feature locally sourced organic ingredients that are unique to the area, with preparations that embody an unmistakable Low country spirit. Bon appetite!”


The food and beverage manager, Ross, gave us the history of their signature drink – Artillery Punch. Make sure to try it while you’re there! They have Octagon Bar which has live music at night. I went there thinking I would stay only a few minutes but ended up staying for hours. It was such a lively spot and so fun to mingle with other guests and hear about what they did that day.


Lowcountry luxury, warm and inviting, truly feels like your own southern home.


There are three pools and two fitness centers. My favorite pool was the River House Pool which is adult only and is Olympic-length. There are a wide variety of fitness classes offered and the equipment is excellent.


I have been to a lot of spas and this is one of my all time favorites. The massage was out of this world! They have a great steam room, sauna, and outdoor area with a cold and hot pool. The spa use is complimentary even if you don’t get a treatment, but trust me – you need to get a treatment…


It is perfect for families. Not only do they have a great kids program but they have such great activities for all ages. Everything from clay pigeon shooting, dolphin tours, golf at their Jack Nicklaus course and treatments at their fabulous spa. It would take a few paragraphs to list all of the activities; they even have their own bowling alley! This hotel makes family bonding very easy and the experiences they create for guests are memories that will last a lifetime.


Palmetto Bluff is located within a 20,000 acre community and set on the May River. If you are not within driving distance you can fly into Savannah which would be a great city to combine with a visit to Palmetto Bluff. It’s right outside of Bluffton, SC only 23 miles from the Savannah airport.

San Francisco Trip: Client Review

nonameWow, what can we say that would not be positive about our trip to San Francisco?! Everything was perfect!   While we initially planned to be in the area due to business, Laura soon turned this trip into one of our most memorable.   We stayed just over the Golden Gate Bridge at Cavello Point in a gorgeous, contemporary, unbelievably spacious and luxurious room!  Laura was able to confirm an upgrade for us through her contacts at the hotel. The resort was historic, and has been totally transformed, but the part we stayed in was situated on a hill above the main lodge, and had breath taking views of the Golden Gate right outside our huge sliding glass doors. Every detail in the room was designed for comfort of the guests, and created a home away from home feeling immediately.   While we almost had a hard time dragging ourselves from the room or sitting area or back patio, we did have to venture out to do some hiking around the Golden Gate as well as over the bridge, and then an amazing day hiking through the Muir Forest.   With a freshly prepared breakfast every morning, and two great choices for dinner at night, as well as the spa to enjoy – coming home each day was almost the best part of the trip.

Twice we visited the charming, sea-side town of Sausalito which was a ten minute drive from our hotel (note, they have cars that guests can use) and shopped and ate amazing Italian one day and amazing seafood the next. You could visit this little town every day and not get bored. Then we dove into San Fran and enjoyed seeing some of the city.

Our next stop was Napa Valley.We had an amazing lunch at Bottega and then went to George Rubisows vineyard on Mt. Veeder. It is beautiful, especially the back vineyard and the views over to Sonoma. Laura had wonderful hotel recommendations but since we were visiting friends we stayed with them. Now we are dying to go back to stay in some of the beautiful hotels that Laura recommended.

All in all it was such a wonderful trip!

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