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20 Places to Eat & Stay in the South

20 Places to Eat & Stay in the South
Blackberry Farms / Walland, TN / Photo by Andrew Cebulka

Since TLP’s inception we have devoted a department of the magazine solely to debuting exciting places to eat and stay across the Southeast. Our “Gourmet Getaways” unveil destination spots anywhere from quaint, family inns to majestic farm retreats. We relish in finding niche spots where anyone would love to rest their head and enjoy a quality meal. 

Our friends at Expedia’s Viewfinder Travel Blog challenged us to a list of our Top 20 favorite places to eat and stay in the Southeast region. While we could expand on this list far past 20 selections, we’ve narrowed it down as best we could based on our personal experiences, overall aesthetics, accommodations, and, of course, the superiority of their cuisine.

Peruse through our top 20 and start planning your 2015 vacation. Trust us.

Read more from Expedia Viewfinder on where to eat and drink across the South here.

Top 20 Hotels

21C Museum Hotel / Louisville, KY

Belmond Charleston Place / Charleston, SC

Blackberry Farm / Walland, TN

The Driskill / Austin, TX

The Greenbrier / White Sulphur Springs, WV

The Hermitage Hotel / Nashville, TN

Hotel Domestique / Travelers Rest, SC

Inn on Biltmore Estate / Asheville, NC

The Jefferson / Washington, DC

Keswick Hall / Charlottesville, VA

Kiawah Island Golf Resort / Kiawah Island, SC

The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island / Golden Isles, GA

Nottoway Plantation / White Castle, LA

The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, A Montage Resort / Bluffton, SC

The Peabody / Memphis, TN

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club / Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

The Roosevelt Hotel / New Orleans, LA

Sea Island / Sea Island, GA

WaterColor Inn & Resort / Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Windsor Court Hotel / New Orleans, LA