The Anchorage 1770, Beaufort, South Carolina

Name the Cottage Contest Part 2 - Beaufort's Amazing History!HistoryColonial Era

At Anchorage 1770, we find the history of our surroundings amazing! It is all around us, everywhere we go in the Lowcountry. Old churches, historic markers, old mansions and even old live oaks - hundreds of years old! While the Anchorage has a part to play in this narrative, the South … more

Name the Cottage Contest Begins!HistoryColonial Era

Amy and I, with the help of our friends at the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, started a “Name the Cottage Contest” yesterday. The contest will run for several weeks. To enter click HERE! The Cottage name selected will get the winner a 2 night stay, a $100 gift certificate from our … more

Jackpot!History20th Century

Since our move to Beaufort about a year and a half ago, I’ve tried to immerse myself in the Lowcountry life. Part of this immersion is reading lots of books about this beautiful area of the country. Reading several works on the colonial history of Beaufort, I’ve learned that pirates … more

Penn Center: 150 Years of Education, Preservation & Economic DevelopmentHistoryCivil War Period

Today as we  honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, we will take a look at one of the most historic places in all of the Lowcountry.  The Penn Center is located on St. Helena (Helen-uh) Island and is seven miles east of downtown Beaufort.  St. … more

What the heck is tabby and where in the world did it come from?History2014 Renovation

Now that we know when the Anchorage was built, we can explore how it was built. Did you ever hear someone say something and you sort of knew what they are talking about? That’s the way it was for me when someone told me the Anchorage is made of tabby. … more

The Significance of 1770HistoryColonial Era

Over the last ten months, while we have been in the process of purchasing the Anchorage, we have learned a lot about the history of this great house. While we know the house is very old, there seems to be no absolute certainty as to when the Anchorage (initially referred … more

10 Months and We're Half Way There?History2014 Renovation

Amy and I moved to Beaufort last year with every intention of purchasing and operating an inn/B&B. After looking at several properties, we came very close to purchasing one in downtown Beaufort. While we never saw this deal through, we were always drawn to the large empty house on Bay … more