I’m a Lowcountry native. I grew up in Charleston and have lived in Beaufort for over twenty years, so I know the area well. It’s very likely that my ancestors were gypsies or vagabonds, because I yearned to travel from an early age. By the time I finished college, however, I hadn’t been much of anywhere. So when my husband graduated law school, I convinced him to enter the Army JAG Corps on the premise that he could gain valuable courtroom experience, we could travel, and I could improve my command of the German language. (We subsequently spent our first five years in Germany.) For the next 20 years we traveled with Uncle Sam, landing in Atlanta for our final tour of duty. Life in the military afforded my family the opportunity to live and visit all over the world. As a seasoned traveler, I understand intuitively what visitors expect . . . and NEED . . . to know. Likewise, life as a military wife and mother has provided me with the expertise to turn each new abode into a real home. I have taken great pride and care in doing just that for our guests at Magnolia Court Guest Suites!

Our landing in Beaufort was a circuitous journey. As those who get here know: it's well off the beaten path. While living in Atlanta, we took a week's vacation to Hilton Head for the first time and stumbled upon Beaufort on a day trip. What a delight! Beaufort had everything we wanted. It’s a small version of Charleston; coastal (we had been land-locked for years) with salt marshes and palm trees; picturesque with antebellum homes and moss-draped oaks; and rich with a colorful history that predates the arrival of Spanish, French, and then English explorers in the 1500 and 1600’s. Beaufort is unique -- both small town and cosmopolitan at the same time. Its repeated accolades in travel and lifestyle magazines attests to the unique nature of the place . . . and the warm, friendly embrace of the people who choose to live here.

Come join us . . . for a weekend or much longer!