125 Parsons Road
Summerville, SC 29483
O.K. this isn't even close to Columbia. But it is well worth the detour if you want to stay and dine at what is arguably the finest, world-class hotel/restaurant in South Carolina. Summerville is about 100 miles from Columbia on I-26. The only problem we ever had here was when a large group was checked-in overnight for a wedding. The guy next door called my room at 3 AM to ask in a very threatening tone if his wife was with me. I told him that my wife was with me and that was all I ever needed, thank you. I called the desk clerk, who seemed unconcerned, to report the incident. We'd prefer that the Woodlands not have groups of any kind. They are out of place here. This is a Relais et Chateau property. Dogs are accepted. Rooms run from $295 to $395. Dinner from $59 to $135.