It took just one stay at The Inn at Middleton Place on our 7th wedding anniversary trip to Charleston for us to fall in love with its elegance and charm. Two years later and we’re still singing its praises. The Inn is a graceful blend of modern architecture and the natural landscape and in every way the ultimate getaway for us. It’s situated along the Ashley River, surrounded by lush greenery. We love the possibility of gathering in the common room to sit and read with cocktails on quiet nights, hiking the trails, visiting the stunning and massive landscaped garden (America’s oldest!) and the rest of what Middleton Place has to offer, taking a swim in the pool, going on a guided tour, renting a kayak, lounging in one of the hammocks scattered about the grounds, and never even thinking of leaving to do anything else. I dream of the stunning floor-to-ceiling windows that let in the most glorious light, the calming marble and wood tones, the enormous jade plants, the soaking tubs. Outside, the dramatic concrete and vine covered walls are the perfect backdrop for a shoot. The entire place is truly my ideal design. Even when you have to stay in a room with two twin beds like we did on this trip (ha!), it’s an incredible experience. I’m grateful to have one more stay here in the books. Click through to see more of this lovely spot!