Set on 20,000 acres of pristine Lowcountry, Montage Palmetto Bluff is a South Carolina gem where Spanish moss drips from low-lying branches and the spectacular setting quickly becomes your playground. The resort recently debuted a massive renovation, adding 150 rooms and suites, retail outlets, and restaurants, plus a 13,000-square-foot spa, pool, and fitness center. These fresh amenities on top of already-established dining options, charming boutiques, and a myriad of activities makes the Montage a more than perfect place to swing down South for a long-weekend getaway for friends, families and couples alike. It's a place where manners are polished to a high shine and where Southern-style service will go above and beyond your expectations.
Retro and timeless, the property offers a range of charming accommodations including spacious cottages, guestrooms, suites and village homes.
Seamlessly blending Southern comfort, elegant design and coastal charm, the signature Cottages welcome you with 1,183-square-feet of luxurious indoor-outdoor space and offer a sense of total seclusion. The Cottages are spread throughout the property and look out over the lagoon or into the forest, offering a sense of total seclusion.
Inn and Guest House
The Inn and Guest House accommodations offer sweeping views of the lagoon and maritime forest, and come with all the modern comforts of home with resident-style furnishings, antique pine entryways and luxurious marble baths. Beautiful and expansive, the Inn accommodations are centrally located with close proximity to Spa Montage, pool facilities and restaurants. Just beyond the Inn you’ll find the two-story Guest House accommodations, which offer a more intimate and tucked away stay and feature gorgeous greenspace for seamless indoor-outdoor living.
Village Homes & Montage Residences
Nestled in the quaint Village of Wilson, Village Homes and a limited collection of Montage Residences offer a range of two-to-five single-family options that elevate Lowcountry living to its highest standard. Each features a gourmet kitchen, open living spaces, and screened porches, authentically styled and luxuriously appointed.
Innovative takes on traditional Southern, low country cuisine with an emphasis on local is the name of the game at the Montage Palmetto Bluff. With a total of eight restaurants on property, Montage’s diverse dining ranges from a casual café to a more sophisticated spot that serves gourmet organic options.
Buffalo’s – Located in the Wilson Village center, Buffalo’s is within walking distance from most cottages. It’s a casual family-friendly spot with indoor/outdoor dining and serves fresh baked goods and treats throughout the day. Biscuit-lovers, beware: the biscuit bar is incredible!
May River Grill – Alongside the pristine fairways and stunning live oaks of May River Golf Club, the clubhouse serves a number of healthy options, as well as your usual grill favorites. The May River Grill Dog – we’re talking a wagyu beef hot dog wrapped in applewood smoked bacon and white cheddar – is an absolute must!
Cole’s – Located in the Moreland Plantation and just a short drive from the main resort, Cole’s features regionally inspired comfort food in a casual setting with stunning marsh views along with bowling, billiards and shuffleboard.
Fore & Aft – Break away from Southern comfort food with light bites in a casual setting. Adjacent to the pool and perched over the inland waterway, Fore & Aft is a casual outdoor setting perfect for the whole family (children’s menu, included!).
Jessamine – Named for South Carolina’s state flower, Jessamine serves up Southern charm and chops—featuring classic dishes for breakfast and bold, steakhouse favorites with a creative twist for lunch & dinner.
Canoe Club – Designed to mimic the inside of a boat, the dinner-only Canoe Club features a rather fitting fish-centric menu with an adult-focused atmosphere.
Octagon Bar & Gathering Place – Nestled between the Lobby Lounge and Jessamine, Octagon Bar & Gathering Place is a social hub featuring live entertainment nightly.
River House Lounge – A casual bar with a lovely veranda, craft cocktails and light bites, River House Lounge is the perfect place to cozy up next to a fire overlooking the May River. Come for the complimentary s’mores bar any night of the week!
RT's Market – A neighborhood-like market, RT's Market is the go-to spot for snacks and any necessities.
THE ACTIVITIES, SPA & FITNESS
From Mimosas on the May aboard the resort’s 60-foot antique motor yacht to clay shooting at the Palmetto Bluff Shooting Club – there’s no shortage of fun-filled activities at Montage Palmetto Bluff.
On the Water
– Boat tours to private beaches and the May River Sandbar
– Boat tours to historic Daufuskie Island
– Wine & cheese cruise
– Daily boat shuttle to Harbour Town for shopping, golf and beach trips
– Full and half days on the water tubing and skiing
– Scenic dolphin tours
– Saltwater & freshwater fishing, crabbing, shrimping, shell hunting & birding
– Kayaking & canoeing
– Golf at May River Golf Club – an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature course
– Tennis & bocce at Wilson Lawn & Racquet Club
– Equestrian at Longfrield Stables’ 173-acre farm and special painting experience for kids
– Bike riding
– Clay shooting at Palmetto Bluff Shooting Club
– Bowling at Boundary Bowling and Game Room
– Porching – sip on sweet tea while sampling traditional Southern foods like oysters, shrimp and grits
– A beautiful soulful Lowcountry sanctuary, Spa Montage is the perfect place for some R&R after an activity-packed day. There’s an extensive treatment menu inspired by the Lowcountry locale and using rich natural ingredients such as mud from the May River.
– There’s a state-of-the-art Fitness Center with options for personal training, private classes and complimentary group classes (yoga, pilates, spin & cardio)
THE EVENT SPACES
Montage Palmetto Bluff is the perfect place to celebrate magical moments. Be it an intimate dinner or a 300-person wedding, there's a myriad of event spaces to choose from. One of the most unique venues is the Moreland Landing–an amazing spot for a rehearsal dinner under a pavilion–which is reachable both by boat and by car. On a beautiful night, shuttle your guests to the venue via boat for a scenic route and take them back by bus or car for convenience. Just beyond the pavilion, under the open air, is where fresh Lowcountry oysters are steamed, and guests may be treated to a scrumptious, traditional oyster roast. Anchored to the banks of the May River is an incredible 5-story tree house which wraps around a centuries-old live oak tree.
We really love that the Montage attends to every detail and makes your special day a priority.
Get more details on each venue at this link.
FOR THE KIDS
Leave it to Montage Palmetto Bluff to entertain your little ones at Paintbox, the exclusive children’s program for guests between the ages of 5 and 12. There’s a happy mix of games, crafts, movies and engaging activities inside, and outside play that ranges from bike riding, nature hikes, lawn games and scavenger hunts.
Everyone is a winner thanks to Montage Merit Badges, where your little one will receive a pin for each activity they participate in. If the little guest completes every Montage Merit activity, they’ll earn a coveted ‘Gilbert Status’ pin to show the world that they are a true ‘Lowcountry Explorer’.
The exploration continues thanks to a few treehouses dotted along the property. And last, but most certainly not least, the Canine Ambassador program featuring English Labrador Retrievers bring joy to guests of all ages with daily meet and greets held in the lobby twice a day.
Just a thirty-minute drive from Savannah, the stunning resort is snuggled between Hilton Head Island and Interstate 95 on the May River.
Just beyond Palmetto Bluff is the quaint, charming, coastal town of Bluffton. Antebellum homes, historic churches and unique shops rest along the oak-lined streets of Bluffton’s downtown historic district, offering a taste of Lowcountry living. The feeling in town, often referred to as, “A Bluffton State of Mind,” is apparent as you explore unique artisan shops, galleries, restaurants and boutiques.
A mere 30 minutes away, on Hilton Head Island, are some of the region’s most pristine beaches, a wealth of restaurants, world-class golf courses and tennis. The ideal day excursion, the island can be visited in one of Montage Palmetto Bluff's complimentary Mercedes or via our daily boat trip over to Harbour Town.
Tucked into narrow interlocking streets and adorned by natural foliage and centuries-old, moss-draped live oak trees, downtown Beaufort is one of the gems of the region. The city’s historic district can be explored with a professional guide, either walking, by horse-drawn carriage, or touring van. Its downtown area has an eclectic array of shops and art galleries. Fine homes from the Civil War era can be found in the eastern portion of town, many with unrivaled water views.
Families, Couples, Girls/Guys Getaways
(3-Day Weekend or Weeklong Family Trip)
AROUND THE AREA
Bluffton's charming town has some great restaurants & bars for live music. If you're looking to spend a night or two off property, here are some of our favorites...
BENEFITS OF BOOKING WITH ITKE:
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Full breakfast for up to two in-room guests, served in restaurant
$100 USD Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability