Marie McAden



Newly renovated cabins make for a sweet beach getaway

Posted 12/31/2012 1:51:00 PM

Not up for roughing it in a rustic cabin? Edisto Beach State Park can set you up in some pretty sweet digs with all the charms of a woodsy retreat — and the comforts of home.

Still not convinced? How about a million dollar view to go with your sylvan accommodations.

The park’s seven clapboard cabins have been renovated from top to bottom — literally. I’m talking ceilings, walls, windows, floors, kitchens and bathrooms. The all-wood interior offers the cozy feel of a cabin in the woods with the kinds of modern amenities you’d expect in a hotel, including heating and air conditioning, microwave, coffee maker, satellite TV and even wireless internet service.

Each cabin has its own screened-in porch overlooking the salt marsh and Scott Creek. The view alone is worth the cost of the cabin.

Outside you’ll find a picnic table, fire ring and grill where you can enjoy lunch or an evening under the stars.

When my husband and I visited the park last month, we stayed in a one-bedroom cabin with an additional queen-size Murphy bed in the living room. The three-bedroom cabins accommodate six.

This time of year, the cabins are a bargain. In December and February you can book one of the five one-bedroom units for $104 per night. In January, they’re just $83. During the more popular months from March through November, they’re still an affordable $148. The two six-person cabins run from $110 to $188 per night.

Accommodations include bath and bed linens and all the cooking and eating accoutrements you’ll need to make yourself right at home. Cabin guests also have access to a dock for fishing and crabbing.

Be aware: you’ll need to leave Fido at home. Pets are not allowed in the cabins or the cabin grounds.

For more details on Edisto Beach State Park’s lodging, click here or call (866) 345-PARK (7275).