Folly Beach, South Carolina
Staying at this 10-room property, tucked into the Sunset Cay Marina coastline, feels like you lucked into your rich friend’s getaway house for the weekend instead of checking into a retreat opened by two industry insiders. Regatta is nothing if not laidback, offering the kind of “kick your shoes off at the door and grab a drink” welcome that may make you feel like showing up to breakfast in your bathrobe. (But don’t, that’s kind of weird.) If you prefer homegrown hospitality to formulaic luxury, this is the place for you. Filling three towering floors, the guestrooms are bright and spacious. Their décor reflects the town’s seafaring ways—think headboards repurposed from real sailboat sails and toss pillows in blue, white, and red nautical stripes. Each room opens onto an expansive porch with chaise lounges or Adirondack chairs—perfect for watching the sunset or the dolphins nosing around the marsh.
THE DEAL 10% discount on any room, free bike rental, valid Sunday – Thursday, January 16 – March 31
To book, call 843/588-0101 and mention “Southern Living”
Rates: $167 and up
Address: 64 W 9th St Ext; regattainnfollybeach.com