The Anchorage 1770, Beaufort, South Carolina

Our Trip to Time Inc's NYC HeadquartersFamilyThe Lesesne Family

In March of this year, we were invited by Southern Living Magazine to join the Southern Living Hotel Collection. Besides being a great honor for our inn, joining the collection also came with several perks. One such benefit was being invited to join the other members of the collection in New … more

We’re Open for Business & I Made the Grits!FamilyThe Lesesne Family

In mid-July, we quietly re-opened the doors to the Anchorage House in Beaufort, SC. After many delays to the construction and inspections from the building code officials and the Fire Marshal, we finally did it. This was just in time as it was the week of Beaufort Water Festival and … more

Name the Cottage Contest Part 5 - And The Winner Is...FamilyThe Lesesne Family

When we began making plans to turn The Anchorage House into an Inn, we knew we would be able to get thirteen guest rooms into the large tabby mansion.  However, we really wanted to have fifteen rooms.  So began the plans to build a two room cottage on the property. … more

Name the Cottage Contest Part 4 - The Finalist and Our JudgesFamilyAdventures

The “Name the Cottage Contest” quietly ended on Friday May 15th. We are blown away with the enthusiasm and response from our followers! We have had approximately 1,000 entries! Our next step was to decide on the five finalist that will be presented to our panel of judges who will … more

Name the Cottage Contest Part 3! A Little Family HistoryFamilyThe Lesesne Family

As new owners of the Anchorage, we are proud and appreciative of our own family history. As the “Name the Cottage” contest continues into week 3, we thought we would share some of that personal history with you because maybe the winning entry will incorporate part of it to help … more

A Pet Friendly Inn & A Lowcountry DogFamilyThe Lesesne Family

Love it or hate it, we are a pet friendly family. Since we are currently working out of our house, our dogs "attend" every business meeting we have, whether it is a meeting by phone or here in our house. Somehow, our cats know just when a meeting is taking … more

Coming Full Circle (Almost)FamilyBios

On June 22nd of last year, Amy and I packed up the family and moved from Atlanta (Decatur, GA) to Beaufort, SC. We started considering this move several months before, and a lot of family and friends were a bit surprised as we had created such a happy home and … more

Unplanned DetourFamilyBios

“I’m at the intersection of Peachtree and Piedmont. Which way do I go? Quick the light’s about to turn green.” This is how many of my frantic cell phone calls to my husband went when I first moved to Atlanta in 1997, before GPS. Atlanta was … more