Linda chose the Water’s Edge Inn on Folly Beach for our 20th anniversary getaway. It is a 4.5 Star Rated Inn and according to Condé Nast Traveler “the best place to stay in One of the Top 12 Beach Towns in the USA.”
When Linda found out one of the eight guestrooms had a Hemingway theme, she booked it right away. You may remember that my wonderful wife is a Hemingway worshipper and dragged me all over Cuba while she drooled over places The Old Man and the Sea author lived, loved, fished, and wrote. There were pictures and memorabilia of Ernest neatly scattered about the room.
The inn and its two villas were built in 2007 by developer Paul Lauer who moved to S.C. from Hawaii in 1997. He and his family live on the premises and try to present “Southern hospitality with Key West charm.”
The amenities included a buffet breakfast, evening cocktails, and, for a small additional fee, kayaks, sunset cruises, surfing lessons, paddleboarding, jet skis, and golf carts. Paul also offered special honeymoon, elopement, lover’s retreat, and sailing packages. We were not disappointed. Everything was finetuned to our every whim. Our anniversary weekend began with dinner at Bowen’s Island Restaurant followed by two days walking around The Holy City. We took in two Spoleto events, the Gibbes Museum, and ate at Poogan’s Porch, one of our favorite Lowcountry cuisine restaurants. Next week: Bowen’s Island
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