Southern Exposure with Black Southern Belle: Anchorage 1770

Escape the fast-paced city life and stay in Anchorage 1770, a newly renovated waterfront inn with incredible preserved history and astonishing coastal views. Nestled in the quaint town of Beaufort, SC, named the “2015 Best Small Town” by Southern Living Magazine. The Inn is a five-story pre-Revolutionary house built in 1770 by William Elliott and is known as the largest and oldest tabby structure still in use. Locals know the establishment as “the old tabby Clubhouse” that hosted some of their special events.

Anchorage 1770 pays homage to its history with renovations by architectural designer Cooter Ramsey and interior design by Michelle Prentice. This Lowcountry retreat offers cozy porches, large bay windows, and a refreshing view of the natural elements.

Guests can enjoy in-room massages, yoga on the porches and a daily happy hour. The Inn’s Top Deck features the best waterfront views. Interior designer Michelle Prentice designed the Inn with contemporary spaces that respect traditional design. She was careful to fill the rooms with furniture and decor that is timeless and strong. Owners Frank & Amy Lesesne also mastered adding personal touches like a rich selection of wine in the honesty bar and local soaps in the rooms with sweet southern smells.

So, if you’re on the hunt for a Southern B&B experience with history and 360 waterfront sights, Anchorage 1770 needs to be on the top of your travel must list!

Photography by Kaitlin Beckwith Photography

Michiel Perry | Michiel Perry is the founder of Black Southern Belle and the curated network of diverse brands Black Southern Belle Collective. Prior to her blog, Michiel worked as a brand strategist and event planner for Google, Inc in Washington, D.C. and a collegiate marketing ambassador at Lillybee. In 2014, she was inspired to develop this lifestyle brand highlighting diverse Southern tastemakers and all things “Southern Bred and Soul Infused”, while planning her Charleston wedding and decorating her first home. She desired to build a community to inspire, experience, share a love for the South.

Michiel resides in a historic home outside of Charleston with her husband and son. When she is not exploring the South, creating inspired entertaining experiences, or working with brands, you can find her adding to her antique collections and sharing her love for the low country.

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