Charleston, United States Located on the bluffs of the Ashley River and secluded among tall pines and live oaks, the Inn at Middleton Place offers relaxing accommodations in an atmosphere of unsurpassed natural beauty. A recipient of the American Institute of Architects highest award, the 53-room Inn features elegantly simple and exquisitely designed guestrooms. In-room refrigerators are stocked with complimentary refreshments and every evening guests are invited to the Lodge for a wine and hors d'oeuvre reception. A full breakfast is served daily in the dining room. Guests interact with trained naturalists, who provide daily tours and lectures that bring to life the plantation's natural environment. Handcrafted furniture, wide plantation shutters, and braided rugs evoke a feeling of the past while warm, cypress paneling, wood-burning fireplaces and 150-gallon baths add to the ambiance. Dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows bring into every room the views of area woodlands and the winding Ashley River.