Bluffton has been many things in its long history. A secluded retreat for wealthy planters. A haven for those freed from the bonds of slavery. An eclectic commune for an array of intriguing artists. A bedroom community for the bustling resort island just over the bridge. A thriving melting pot of transplants from around the world that never seems to lose its small-town charm.

But for all the things Bluffton has been, one thing has been constant. It’s a rhythm, dictated by the gentle tug of the tides as it ebbs and flows along the banks of the May River. This relaxed pace serves as nature’s greatest cure for the hectic tempo of the modern world. Set a spell on the banks of the May and you’ll soon find yourself in that rhythm. And when you’re in it, you’ll never want to leave.

At Old Town Bluffton Inn, it’s our privilege to give you a chance to spend a few days or more discovering the simple pleasures of this breathtaking slice of the South. And when you find the rhythm of the tide pulling you back to our shores, we’ll have a room waiting for you.