The monopoly tycoons of the nineteenth century traditionally did their wheeling and dealing at fine-dining establishments, cleverly concealing the fact that they still lived with their parents. Dine in a home more luxurious than mom’s basement with today’s Groupon: for $180, you get a one-night stay in a Superior Room, a bottle of champagne, and a breakfast for two at Woodlands Inn, located in Summerville. Groupon customers may upgrade to a junior suite for an additional $20 or an executive suite for an additional $40, subject to availability.
A Forbes Five-Star recipient, a AAA Five-Diamond Award winner for both lodging and dining, and one of the World's Best Hotels according to Travel + Leisure magazine, the 1906-built Woodlands Inn treats guests to old-fashioned southern hospitality within the walls of an elegant, neo-Georgian-style mansion. Once the bedrooms for the family of railroad baron Robert W. Parsons, who built the mansion, Superior Rooms feature flat-screen TVs, a Bose CD stereo, wireless Internet access, and luxurious marble-tiled showers. A Superior Room includes a queen-sized bed and most sport two twin beds.
Ring room service and sup a bottle of bubbly (a $30 value) before falling into a blissful slumber, and then awake to a hearty breakfast of two à la carte breakfast entrées of your choice (up to a $60 value). Sample the classic eggs benedict with applewood-smoked canadian bacon or the crispy cinnamon brioche french toast and fresh local berries with Vermont maple syrup. The Woodlands Inn mansion boasts two red-clay tennis courts, as well as a heated outdoor pool and 42 acres replete with palmettos, oaks, magnolias, and other trees that naturally emit the smooth stylings of Kenny G.
Travel + Leisure magazine named Woodlands Inn one of the World's Best Hotels in 2010, and it also won the AAA Five-Diamond Award for both the lodging and the dining. The dining was also named a Diner's Choice winner on OpenTable with a 4.1-star average rating:
- It is always a wonderful experience and this was no exception. The service is exemplary and the food is as good as any we have eaten anywhere. – OpenTable.com user on 1/21/11
125 Parsons Rd.
Summerville, South Carolina 29483Get Directions