Something beautiful and peaceful in the gorgeous town of Charleston, South Carolina: The Zero George. What do we like? The peeling wooden facade and the rear courtyard atmosphere, combined with low-key luxury.
Even though Charleston is known to be one of the prettiest towns in the USA, there hasn’t been much to brag about concerning the hotel sector. This changed in the Spring of this year: Dean Andrews (he used to work for the luxury chain, Orient Express Hotels), and his wife Lynn opened the Zero George. The name is quite simply the address, because the house is on Zero George Street and bears the number nil (zero). In reality it’s not one house, but five. They were lovingly restored by the young architect Dufford Young, a native of Charleston. The hotel reminds us once again of the earlier French influence, which used to characterize Charleston. There are 18 wonderful, clean rooms, a restaurant, a couple of terraces to relax on and a park, which provide the typical flair of the Southern States.
not really inexpensive (double room from about 230 euros for two).
Best time to travel
Spring and Autumn (it’s too hot in Charleston in summer). The best thing is to rent a car and visit Mount Pleasant and its adjacent beaches (40 minutes northwest). Also definitely worth a visit is one of the old Southern States plantations in the vicinity of Charleston. Actually, when we think about it, why not drive down the entire south coast while you’re at it. You come across really beautiful towns such as Savanna, Beaufort and Amelia Island, where you can find another of our recommended houses (Elisabeth Pointe Lodge).
on googlemaps: https://goo.gl/maps/eHH2x