Scenic Sunday # 30

The Palmer House, Charleston, South Carolina.  June 22, 2008.

The Palmer House, Charleston, South Carolina. June 22, 2008.

The picture above, which can be enlarged by clicking on it, is of the Palmer Home located near the Battery (5 East Battery) in Charleston, South Carolina.  For fairly obvious reasons, the Palmer Home is commonly known as ‘The Pink Palace’.  This picture was taken in June, 2008, when Betsy and I visited Charleston while on a trip to celebrate our anniversary.

The Palmer Home was built in 1848 by John Ravenel, but has been in the Palmer family for three generations.  The house is furnished with antiques dating back two hundred years.

The Palmer Home is now a bed and breakfast.  All the guest rooms are on the third floor and offer views of Charleston Harbor and Fort Sumter.  The room rates range from $165 to $375 per night, double occupancy.  In addition the carriage house, which can be glimpsed to the left in the picture, is available starting at $400 per night double occupancy.  Betsy and I did NOT stay here when we visited Charleston!

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33 Responses to “Scenic Sunday # 30”

  1. Suzanne Says:

    Oh, how I love this town! I would love to stay there myself.
    I am a huge fan of “Gone with the Wind” and all the (2) sequels. I remember reading about the Ravenel family…really, I thought they were fictional, but apparently they are not.
    Charleston is such a lovely town…so pretty and so much history. You are lucky to be so close!!!

  2. Tammie Says:

    A pink estate, lovely.

  3. Grammy Says:

    It looks like a beautiful place. I always loved southern homes on TV. Have a great weekend. Give Betsy a hug for me.

  4. Rambling Woods Says:

    Beautiful and yes..very pink…GG

  5. jennwashere Says:

    That is a huge house! I thought at first it was a hotel.

    My Scenic Sunday entry for this week is now posted here. Happy weekends!

  6. Today's Blah Says:

    That’s a beautiful building…:) How I wish I’d be in those rooms…

  7. Divina Says:

    Wow! That’s huge house. I went to South Carolina last 2 weeks ago. Interesting to know about this house. Have a blessed Sunday George and Betsy.

  8. Hilda Says:

    Beautiful house! And the view from the rooms must be magnificent. But I can totally understand your not staying there! Did you take a look around, at least?

  9. Shinade Says:

    oh I love to visit these old mansions. We haven’t been to Charleston yet but it is on my list along with Savannah in Georgia! This is really beautiful. You got a fantastic shot.

    As a matter of fact I glanced down and all of your shots ar beautiful. thanks for sharing with us!


  10. chriscandjonj Says:

    I would love to spend some time in carleston.Have driven thru it,but never really spent any time there.

  11. Michele Says:

    Gosh, that’s gigantic… I can’t believe that’s A HOUSE!!!
    Wonderful post!

  12. tanya Says:

    Ahhh, I love Charleston! We went a couple years back over the 4th of July (my son’s birthday!) but we didn’t spend as much time in the historic district as I would have liked, we were mostly on the beach! Well, I’ll just have to go back and see more 🙂

  13. robert v sobczak Says:

    That’s kind of pricey, but probably well worth the experience. What’s that song about “little pink houses,” I’m not sure if it applies in this case, but it is a slice of Americana that is good to see being preserved.

  14. Susie Says:

    So beautiful but oh a little pricey for me too. I bet it is beautiful inside as well.

  15. Betty Says:

    Looks lovely. A great place to visit, I´m sure.
    But too expensive for me…

  16. NCMountainwoman Says:

    I love Charleston where time is measured by “before the war,” and “after the war.”

  17. Happyone Says:

    A beautiful house and a bit pricey, but I think I would spend the night there anyway. I’m sure it would be worth it!

  18. Linnea Says:

    What lovely soft colors this house has. I love how you photographed it with the palm tree in just the perfect spot. Nice choice for SS. Enjoy !

  19. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: What a neat looking place to visit.

  20. Mildred Says:

    Charleston is such a beautiful place to celebrate an anniversary. The Pink Palace is spectacular.

  21. Neal Says:

    That is a beautiful house! Have you ever been to the Biltmore Estate in Ashville, NC?

  22. sharon Says:

    Love the color of that house!! Happy Scenic Sunday:)

  23. Sherrie Says:

    Hi George,
    I love that pink palace! It’s beautiful! We couldn’t say there either, Day’s Inn is more our speed. You asked if our doxies are spoiled, why would you say that, do they look spoiled? And yes they are spoiled!!! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great evening!


  24. Ms Hays Says:

    It would be nice to stay at a place like that, but not at that price! I don’t blame you!!!
    It’s a pretty place though

  25. Neal Says:

    George, we were in Hawaii in 2006.

  26. Tootie Says:

    I haven’t seen much of South Carolina, but every picture I see makes me think it is a beautiful state.

  27. Mary Says:

    It’s a wondeful city, isn’t it? I love all the old buildings. It would be great to stay in a place like that, but I bet you enjoyed where you were just as much 🙂

  28. Carletta Says:

    I haven’t been to Charleston in such a long time. Everytime I see a picture like this I want to go back for a visit. I wasn’t a camera toting menace then. 🙂

  29. Indrani Says:

    Looks like a lovely place to stay!
    The pink is welcoming!!

  30. floreta Says:

    interesting pink building. thanks for sharing!

  31. ewok1993 Says:

    Oh what delightful building. I was thinking of joining Scenic Sunday but I guess I missed it again this week.

  32. Louise Cannon Says:

    What a beautiful place. And I’ve somehow missed South Caroline in my travels so I would doubly love to see it.

  33. storyteller Says:

    Beautiful estate … I wouldn’t have expected to see Palm Trees there ;–)
    Hugs and blessings,

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