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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.