Rose Hill Mansion, Bluffton, SC (Hilton Head Island, SC)
National Register of Historic Places
Civil War History,
Completed 10 year "ground up" restoration in 2007
Considered the "most beautiful southern plantation home in the south"
(and still a private residence)
Gothic architectural masterpiece and truly one of a kind
Centuries Old Live Oaks, Colleton River Views.
Abundant wildlife, scenic views, 18 whole golf course, pools, equestrian stables
24 hour security, gated, fenced but only ten minutes to Atlantic Beaches.
In a word, "Breathtakingly Beautiful".
Location is best described as:
Nearest major city: Hilton Head Island, SC (12 miles East)
Centrally located, the home is six miles west of the bridge to Hilton Head Island, 30 miles from historic Savannah, GA, and 80 miles from historic Charleston, SC.
For photo details, see thumbnails below at bottom of page. (To enlarge photos, just click on the thumbnail)
For rate quote, more information, & reservations, please contact
One night $350
Two nights $700
Three nights $950
Four nights $1200
All occupancy rates are subject to change
State and local taxes may apply
Adults Only (accommodations are not suitable for children under age 13) Deposit of 50% (Non-Refundable) required to book; balance due one week prior to arrival date
Check in time is 3pm
Check out time is 11am
Tour of Rose Hill Mansion Ticket (per guest) included (daily tours of mansion are typically Mon-Fri at 2pm)
Smoking is allowed outside only….. GUESTS MUST REMOVE ALL CIGARETTE BUTTS APPROPRIATELY
We cannot accommodate guest pets; pets are strictly prohibited on the property
Accommodations are not suitable for children under age 13
No childcare is provided
Consumption of alcohol is permitted
Guests must remove all trash prior to departure (receptacle on property) Guests must leave property in the same condition as upon arrival
All occupancy rates are subject to change
State and local taxes may apply
Tour of Rose Hill Mansion Ticket (per guest) included (Daily tours of mansion Mon-Fri at 2:00 pm)
Deposit amount required (50% Non-Refundable one week in advance)
Check in time is 3:00 p.m.
Check out time is 11:00 a.m.
Accepted by the following agencies:
- Five Diamond award by Opulence magazine - Five Star by Robb Report magazine
Innkeeper(s): Robert & Robin White Robert White is the founder, publisher of the Robb Report (and other upscale magazine(s). Robin White has been the Editor of Mr. White's publications and is an artist and author. Collectors of fine art, antiques, collectibles ranging from Arms and Armor to dolls and Civil War era furnishings, the Whites have traveled the globe bringing treasures to Rose Hill Mansion to be enjoyed by their guests.
The innkeepers speak: English
Area Attractions & Nearby Activities:
Golf, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins
Woody & Linda Duba of Oak Hill, West Virginia on May 15, 2015, wrote:
My wife and I certainly enjoyed our visit to the cottage & plantation. Two days and nights of peace & serenity helped create a memorable birthday for Linda. Laura was very helpful and our short conversation with our hostess, Robin, served to emphasize and certify the reality of "Southern Hospitality."
Rainer Gomez of Rincon, Georgia, on April 25, 2015, wrote:
A wonderful day with family and friends. The Chaplain prayed for good weather and his prayers were heard. We had a 4 1/2 hour window, and our daughter Jenny had a fairy tale wedding. Rose Hill, an amazing venue and a wonderful day. Thank you for sharing your home with our family and friends.
Rebecca, Sandy & Myra of Manitoba, Canada, on May 6, 2014, wrote:
Thank-you for opening your beautiful home to us. The history of the home is amazing. Felt very comfortable and at home during our brief stay! Only wish we had more time here. What a wonderful experience!
The Holts of Auburn, Alabama, on March 16, 2014, wrote:
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in the cottage. The property and home are just beautiful and so well kept allowing for such a quiet peaceful and relaxing stay. We will definitely be returning in the future. Thankful for this opportunity and wonderful memory-making experience.
What can I say? This place is AMAZING! Our wedding was fabulous and many people commented on the stunning house and landscape. Thank you for allowing us to use this place for our wedding. Our "big" day went perfectly!
This property is fabulous. I love everthing about the mansion. The Spanish Moss is magnificent. People can fall in love here. I think you should put this on YELP or TRIPADVISOR. It's romantic sojourn into an abyss of calm. It's great to get away from the hum drum work-a-day world, where I am an accontant in a large city. We love this place! Can't say that enough. Thinking about taking our Christmas photo here in 2014 because we already have this year's scheduled.
Ed Varno of Canandaigoa, NY, on June 2, 2013, wrote:
We were here for Van Swift & Linda Hall's wedding. Beautiful weather great event for a wonderful couple. The history connected with Rose Hill is stunning. The connection with the 115th NY Regement (mustered in our region) made the stay even that much more meaningful. Where we come from, the 115th were dubbed THe "Harper's Ferry Cowards." Ironic, eh?
The battered boys in blue worked to redeem themselves when they were sent to this area for the remainder of the C.W. Saving Rose Hill from the fate of other plantation homes is to their credit.
Cynthia is a good docent. We enjoyed our tour of the mansion with all its artifacts.
Best wishes to all
Ed Varno, Dirontario Co Historical Society
Vanessa Swift Waters
We are so lucky to be among the few to see the "before and after." You have done a marvelous job of preserving this treasure. The only thing that is more precious than the historic mansion is the two special people who keep everything going.
Peter Bradhurst of Sydney, Australia, on March 14, 2013, wrote this review on TripAdvisor.com:
“A Wonderful Taste of the Genuine South”
Pick your own superlatives! This place earns them all and manifests all that is great about the South. The house is superbly restored and furnished to transport you back to "Gone With the Wind". And to be escorted on the tour by the present owner and a descendant of the original owner added immensely to the experience. What's more, they invite you to wander at will, touch the ornaments and sit on the furniture - just like you're a guest in their home. And we were their guests, staying overnight in the lovely guest cottage adjoining the main house - bedroom, 2 baths, living room, kitchen and office all ours to enjoy. Wish we'd had more days to spend there - but we'll be back! . Thank you so much.
Nancy Baker Watts on August 14, 2012, wrote on Facebook:
The Cottage is the perfect place to get away for a cozy weekend. And as you can see from these pictures [on Rose Hill Mansion Facebook page], it is the perfect venue for a wedding, or special picnic or over the top party.
The Ellis Family of Marietta, GA, on May 5, 2012, wrote:
As we searched for accommodations for our family while visiting relatives nearby, we were pleasantly surprised to find Rose Hill as an option. The guest cottage had everything we needed and more. Your thoughtfulness and hospitality made this a very enjoyable trip. Thank you for sharing your home with us. Hopefully, we can return to enjoy the property again for another wonderful stay.
Carmen & Phillip Markham of the UK, on April 19, 2012, wrote:
We are back in the UK now after a great trip to Georgia and the Carolinas, it hasn't stopped raining since we landed and we wish we were back in the US. We thought we would drop you a note to say how much we had enjoyed staying in your guest cottage next to your lovely home. It really was a highlight of our trip and we are sure we will return. The tour of the house was excellent and we are certain that many of your guests find your story inspirational - we kept looking for ruined plantation homes as we moved up the coast.
Carmen & Phill Markham of Yorkshire, UK, on April 5-9, 2012, wrote
We have had a wonderful time in the guest cottage. We love coming to the US and this experience has been one of the very best. The cottage has everything you need for a relaxong break and we found that walks around the pond presented different surprises every day - herons, egrets, storks, turtles and Marvin the 'gator was seen on several occasions along with a friend!! The tone of the house was excellent. Robin, you talk with such passion about all you have achieved and the two hours in your company were an absolute delight. We are sad to leave !
PPS - Thank you for sharing this beautiful place with us. ppm
Bill Dean, Patty Cooper, Bill Davis, Susie Deis on March 30, 2012, wrote:
3/27 - 3/30, 2012 We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rose Hill. We saw Beaufort and Savannah, pedaled the Rose Hill community several times and also rode to Bluffton. Our last day we went to Bluffton and saw the Church of the Cross - very nice. Then we went to Palmetto Bluff and bicycled around. Very relaxing. We had a wonderful cacation. We won't forget and recall fondly!
Bill & Neal Goodwin of North Carolina, on January 31, 2012, wrote:
What a fabulous place and what great stories of adventure and intrigue. It is a real pleasure meeting you, and your hospitality is much appreciated. We look forward to having you in North Carolina sometime as well ! Many thanks.
Thank you for the amazing hospitality, the wonderful tour and the fun dinners ~ or as Robin said, "Good food, great company." I look forward to seeing everyone again soon. My stay has been very comfortable, enjoyable and memorable. I love this cottage. Hope to see you soon!
Kyle & Mary Lomax of Buck Creek Farm B&B in Indianapolis, IN, on September 22, 2011, wrote:
Thanks for all the fun & relaxation. Your staff is excellent & the grounds are beautiful. Lacy gave us a late tour because we had a charter boat on HHI that kept us from attending at 2pm. She made our visit. Her attitude & energy are contagious. Hope we see you all again. God Bless!
Kelsie Ganshert of Brooklyn, NY, on 7/21/11, wrote:
What a perfect way to start off our vacation...Thanks so much for welcoming my mother and me into your beautiful cottage home! The tour of the "big house" was also amazing - it's so great to hear all of the history behind this area/ land. This place is great!
(and same visit).......
Sherry Ganshert of Murrieta, CA, on 7/21/11, wrote:
Rose Hill Plantation home is the perfect place for R&R. The view is spectacular, the home is amazing and the cottage was really cozy. Thank you so very much for opening up your wonderful home to the public. I love history and what better way to "relive" our country's history than visit Rose Hill and experience your very educational tour.
Sitting on the veranda, rocking away while taking in the beautiful grounds is something I'll always remember. Deer, Herons, Egrets, squirrels and amazingly an armadillo all decided to make their presence while we enjoyed the cozy cottage comforts of your property. Thanks again for your "Southern Hospitality" and best of luck on the completion of your "baby" - the crown jewel of the South.
We were surprised to find out there was only one guest home and it was available! Meticulous details in home and owners made it very cozy. Grounds were so lovely and included tour of mansion. Would stay again!”
Ted of Puyallup, Washington, on July 7, 2011, wrote:
A great place to visit.
We stayed here only 1 night on a trip to Savanna and Charlston and looking back on our vacation we would have stayed longer. What a peaceful visit. If you want to look at a Plantation stay here and take the tour. No disappointments.
Ted & Linda Egeland of Puyallup, WA, on June 30, 2011, wrote:
“Thank you for opening up your houses to visitors. We were enchanted the first moment we glimpsed Rose Hill Plantation House until our parting. Cynthia’s informative narrative made Rose Hill’s history come alive for us.Our too brief stay in the carriage house was delightful. We were greeted by 15 white tail deer when returning from a drive. A few of the more curious deer stayed to watch us through the side window as they munched on the outside plants. I think the only wildlife we didn’t see was the gator!”
Ladies Getaway of Savannah, Georgia, in May 2011, wrote:
The hosts of this property could not have been more accomodating or available. Touring the adjacent plantation home is a wonderful historical experience; the guide was outstanding, and having tea served at the end of the tour is a wonderful touch.
John, Aiko & Tim Lee of Walnut Creek, CA, on April 18, 2011, wrote:
“Thank you for graciously showing us the house – our own private tour. Wonderful to learn all the history. We had a comfortable stay and wish we had more time to spend here. You did a wonderful job restoring the house and decorating it. Thank you very much.”
Guy Emanoil & Suzanne Mermer of Lake Worth, FL, on April 13-15, 2011, wrote:
“We had a delightful time!! My biggest complaint would be our visit was too short! It was an honor to meet everyone and stay at such a historic place. The home and property are just breath taking. We were extremely comfortable in the guest home. The tour by Cynthia was fascinating – she did an awesome job recreating the yesteryears. We enjoyed our first visit to Bluffton and Hilton Head and do hope to return again someday. Thank you for the opportunity to share in this experience. May Rose Hill Plantation and the White family only continue to have happy time and good fortune.”
Mr. & Mrs. Luciano Lizji of Philadelphia, PA, on March 13, 2011, wrote:
“The manor, the cottage, the grounds – all are beautiful! We saw alligators, turtles, a heron, egrets, LOTS of deer, and big and small birds we did not know. The cottage is so comfortable. Thanks! The tour was great.”
Linda & Allan Gereg of St. Clairsville, OH, on August 18-19, 2010, wrote:
“This has been very restful and quite a different experience. A nice introduction into the HH Island vacation, which we are progressing onto after leaving Rose Hill Cottage. The staff have all been excellent and Robin’s tour was ‘exceptional’. This stay will be a great and unique memory! Best wishes for future Rose Hill progress.”