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A Charleston Insider's Experience

Welcome to wonderland. The air & afternoon tea are perfectly honeyed.


If you dream of living in Charleston, this beguiling behind-the-scenes getaway will cast you in the role of a true local.

From strolling through a magnificent private garden to touring an exquisitely preserved (closed-to-the-public) mansion, the Planters Inn Live Like a Local Experience is a unique hotel package designed for discerning visitors seeking an ultimate insider experience.

Check into Planters Inn and discover our hidden courtyard oasis created by Sheila Wertimer, the landscape architect behind for some of Charleston’s most elegant gardens. 

Unwind on your first evening with a split of champagne and a slice of the legendary 12-layer Peninsula Grill Ultimate Coconut Cake®, described as “a little slice of heaven” by The New York Times.

Enjoy sweet dreams as you tuck into a luxurious four-poster Baker Historic Charleston Collection bed with elegant hemstitched bedding.

Awake to embark on the exclusive Charleston Tea Party Tour, a one-of-a-kind opportunity to go inside private homes and gardens.

After meeting your knowledgeable and charming guides, you will be served a delicious Southern-style breakfast while enjoying views of the Charleston harbor. Then it’s off to discover the beautiful details of Charleston’s famed Historic District.

The tour concludes with afternoon tea at a lovely private residence.


Online reservations for the Live Like a Local Experience require four week’s advance booking. If you wish to book within four weeks of arrival, please call the hotel directly to inquire about availability: (843) 722-2345.

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Please note: This one-of-a-kind experience takes you into private homes and therefore is not available on Saturdays, Sundays, or Holidays.