If you’re not familiar with the coastal oasis known as Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina, simply picture this: A charming yet lively town nestled along the pristine May River. A variety of spectacular settings, from wetlands to forests to marshes. Nature as your playground. Abundant activities to choose from, yet a relaxed pace of living.
Now imagine a grand resort with classic Georgian architecture, accompanied by luxurious amenities and endless access points to its scenic surroundings. Recently named the #1 resort in the South by Conde Nast Traveler’s 2023 Readers’ Choice Award, the Montage Palmetto Bluff places visitors in the heart of the Lowcountry while offering memorable opportunities for dining, shopping, and activities.
Lucky for nature lovers, the outdoors can be enjoyed year round in Palmetto Bluff due to the Lowcountry’s temperate climate. Let’s take a look at what the Montage Palmetto Bluff has to offer in its own backyard.
Get Out on the Water
During a stay at the Montage Palmetto Bluff, you’ll enjoy immediate access to the May River and close proximity to the beaches of Hilton Head Island, which is easily accessible by boat. The best news? Time on the water isn’t exclusive to boatowners – the Montage provides opportunities for water recreation through rentals, connections to private charters, and scheduled activities. Choose between a dolphin tour, a beachcombing cruise, a boat ride to Hilton Head or Daufuskie Island, or fill your itinerary with all of the above.
For more individualized activities, consider renting a kayak, paddleboard, or fishing gear from Outside Palmetto Bluff. Whether your goal is to get some exercise or relax and observe nature, you’ll feel right at home with the range of available options.
Get Active on the Land
There really is something for everyone in Palmetto Bluff. But to take it a step further, there’s something in nature for everyone, no matter their age or activity level. A series of beautiful nature paths run through the community, which are ideal for walking or running. Biking is another favorite activity in Palmetto Bluff, with pedal bikes and electric bike rentals available at the Montage. These options are also offered as group activities, so be sure to inquire with the concierge about booking a guided nature walk or biking excursion.
To take a leisurely look at the many amenities available in Palmetto Bluff, go on a self-guided tour around Wilson or Moreland Village via golf cart (also available for rental). Waiting for you around town is a collection of curated restaurants – everything from casual Mexican food at Fore & Aft to scenic fine dining at River House. The shops around Moreland Village and Wilson Village are perfect for perusing local Lowcountry treasures. You’ll want to end your tour with a stop for dessert at Melt Ice Cream Shop – trust us on this one!
Hit the Courts + Courses
With a state-of-the-art fitness center, pools, racquet sport courts, and golf galore, there are plenty of opportunities to stay active as both a resident and visitor in Palmetto Bluff.
The May River Golf Course provides quality games and memorable views on a classic 18-hole course by world-renowned designer Jack Nicklaus, and a world class practice facility is also available for those looking to finesse their game. Tennis and pickleball are other popular choices for spending time outdoors in Palmetto Bluff. At the Wilson Lawn & Racquet Club, guests can take classes with professional instructors and enjoy a match or two.
Sit in the Sun
Is sitting back and relaxing with a fantastic view more your speed? Palmetto Bluff can be enjoyed simply by sitting on the dock to watch the sunset over the May River. Add in a fishing pole and you just might return with your own fresh catch of the day – and nothing is sweeter than ending the evening with a classic s’mores roast at the Montage.
Life Within Nature
Nature is an integral part of life in the Lowcountry – and Palmetto Bluff in particular. If you like staying at the Montage, you’ll love becoming a permanent member of the incredibly special community that is Palmetto Bluff. Whether you’re interested in putting down permanent roots in a Montage Signature Residence, or your interests lie in acquiring a rental-eligible property within the Montage’s short-term rental program, we would be honored to assist you. Give us a call at 843-815-8637 or email us at email@example.com to get started.
Spotlight: Current Listings
Montage Residence: 151 Stallings Island Street | Tucked away on a corner site, this 4-bedroom home is located just across from the May River in Palmetto Bluff’s Wilson Village. Perfect for hosting, this home is centered around a spacious great room and is complete with an above-garage bedroom.
Short-Term Rental Eligible Through Montage Program: 58 Blue Willow Street| Recently renovated throughout with a new kitchen and addition, this is the perfect Palmetto Bluff getaway! Offered furnished, this home is short-term rental eligible and features 4 spacious ensuite bedrooms. Enjoy tee-to-green views thanks to the home’s position along the first hole of the May River golf course, and take in beautiful scenery from the large screened porch with fireplace or the gracious backyard with firepit. Approved plans for a 5th bedroom and garage are also included. Ideally located in the West Wilson neighborhood, just a short distance to RT’s Market and the amenities of Wilson Village, this is a must-see home!
Short-Term Rental Eligible Through Montage Program: 24 Walnut Grove Street | Experience the best of Palmetto Bluff at 24 Walnut Grove, located in the coveted Wilson Cottage neighborhood of Palmetto Bluff. Meticulously kept and lightly used, this home is ideal for entertaining or unwinding. The open first floor is anchored by a high-end kitchen and living area that flow to an enclosed porch with spectacular lake views. 24 Walnut Grove boasts two primary bedrooms downstairs and one upstairs equal in size, and one additional large bedroom upstairs offering ample space for residents and guests. A fire pit overlooking the lake, garage, cart port, and short-term rental eligibility add to this exceptional opportunity.