The Shaw House Bed & Breakfast
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The Shaw House Bed & Breakfast in Georgetown, South Carolina, is an early Colonial American home with six columns on the front porch. Nestled on a grassy knoll, among the pine trees, the Inn overlooks miles of marsh lands and pre-Civil War rice fields.
The Shaw House is located 32 miles south of Myrtle Beach and 55 miles north of Charleston on Highway U.S. 17.
Your stay includes full breakfast, complimentary refreshments such as tea, coffee, juices, cake and fruits. Cover turn back at bedtime with chocolate on the pillow.
For your entertainment we have great places to dine, many shops, a board walk along the river where small boats anchor at night, lots of historical homes and churches, sandy beaches, and a cultural center "Brookgreen Gardens" where renown works of sculpture are displayed. The Shaw House is approved by Mobil and Fodors.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Mary for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
We have one of the friendliest places and great views. Guests love our nice porch because of the large view.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
I love all my guests and treat everyone special. The Shaw House has been around for 27 years and what I love most is entertaining people and being around good company.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
The history. Definitely a very historical city.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
So many I lost count! I have received many compliments and mail. All my guests love the friendly atmosphere.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
We have fantastic restaurants, upscale, on the waterfront with great views and great seafood.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Guests have to make some time to see the Brookgreen Gardens; which are about 20 minutes away from the inn. It’s a very well-known place. You really need about 2 days to really explore that area. There are also boats nearby where you can go sailing and see the plantations. Nearby beaches are also 10 minutes away from the inn.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
The whole town is nearby, 4 blocks away! Most of my guests just walk to downtown.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
All of them! The River Room is by far my favorite. There are so many good restaurants.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
Chamber of Commerce has many great resources.
How many rooms does your inn have?
3 large rooms with private baths and television.
Do you accept pets?
No pets allowed.
History of Georgetown
Europeans first settled in what is now Georgetown County in 1526 when a band of hearty Spaniards established an ill-fated settlement near Winyah Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It was not until almost two centuries later that colonists from Northern Europe began arriving and established settlements that flourished.
Thus Georgetown County today traces its roots from these early Englishmen, Scots, French Huguenots, Germans and other immigrants. Many of their creations in homes, places of culture and worship still exist, and can be seen today.
Features and Amenities
- Spacious guest rooms furnished with antiques
- Private baths
- King & queen size rice beds
- Beautiful view of the Willowbank marsh
- Birdwatcher's haven
- A hostess with intimate knowledge of the area, including historical sites, gift shops, restaurants, and much more
- A complimentary southern home cooked breakfast including fresh hot bread, and your own pot of coffee
- Nightly turn down & chocolates
- Bicycles, piano, games
- Wonderful library
- Phone & TV in each room
- Central heat & air conditioning
- Gift certificates available
- Just added: A tremendous, screened-in porch overlooking marsh.
- Very comfortable furniture to relax all day long!
- Picturesque quiet neighborhood where oak trees line the streets
- Within walking distance of the historical District of Georgetown
- Close to many golf courses, tennis courts and two marinas
- Historic area offering a fine blend of antique and gift shops, restaurants, museums & art galleries
- Near Myrtle Beach, Pawley's Island and Charleston
- Minutes to ocean beaches, Huntington Beach State Park and Brookgreen Gardens
- Access to several rivers and the Intracoastal waterway
- Boat tours and historical walking tours
"This is the first time we have stayed with the Shaw's. The room was very nice and clean. The breakfast was great. To sum it up as the first time I've stayed at a B&B I could not have picked a better place. Marry & Joe nice and considerate of all our needs." -Bob Castle Hayne, NC
Please Read a Review about our B&B (by the Charlotte Observer) posted on Sun, November 20, 2005.