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Wilson Village

The heart of hospitality.

The first village at Palmetto Bluff, Wilson represents the culmination of years of study and research into the small coastal towns of the South and the characteristics that made them distinct. Wilson Village offers a wide range of experiences, river access and activities, a gourmet market and signature shops and restaurants all open to the public and within easy walking distance of the Village Green.

The May River serves as a shimmering backdrop to the inspired lifestyle offerings of Wilson Village. Centered by the Village Green, and accented by spectacular ancient oaks, the quaint community hub is rich in both Lowcountry history and southern charms. Here, the ruins of the R.T. Wilson estate, one of the Bluff’s first homes, remain in tribute to a storied past. And shaded, bricked sidewalks welcome the daily bustle of boutique and gallery shoppers, discerning diners, and spirited strollers–all seduced by the vibrant, social spirit of the Village.



Even the most finicky foodies find much to love in Wilson Village. From the special occasion dazzle of Canoe Club to the casual community favorites and river views served up at Buffalos, each dish is designed to please. You’ll find impossibly fresh meat and seafood at River House, sweet salvation through the ice creams of Melt, and the perks of great coffee at Buzz. And for Happy Hour in a speakeasy setting, revisit the past with the thoroughly modern mixologists at Hush.



There’s no passport needed to pick up something chic and unique at The Paris Market, just one of the distinctive retail venues in Wilson Village. FLOW Gallery + Workshop invites local aesthetes to peruse the Lowcountry-inspired works of local artisans. At Palmetto Bluff Outfitters, men’s and women’s sportswear, and outdoor apparel and gear accessorize the active lifestyle of our residents. And RT’s Market echoes the one-stop-shop appeal of the classic general store, offering everything from groceries and gourmet specialties, to wine, books, novelties–even gas.

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Ranked one of South Carolina’s best golf courses, the Jack Nicklaus-designed May River Course is a 7,170-yard challenge for all skill levels. For those who choose court over course, the Wilson Lawn & Racquet Club includes eight Har-Tru tennis courts as well as courts for pickleball, bocci, and basketball. Aqua adventures begin at Wilson Landing which offers effortless May River access. And the award-winning Outside Palmetto Bluff™ team specializes in unique guided experiences in boating, biking, kayaking, skiing, fishing, and paddleboarding.

Montage Palmetto Bluff

Montage Palmetto Bluff

Elegance and hospitality are hallmarks of the Montage Palmetto Bluff experience. Set along the May River, the grand hotel’s distinctive rooms, suites, cottages, and vacation homes claim the lush terrain between rippling waterfronts and tranquil forests. The resort’s world class dining venues, acclaimed wellness spa and pampering salon, and five-star service welcome an array of guests throughout the year.

Wilson Village is home to several of Palmetto Bluff’s most established and desired neighborhoods including River Road, May River Forest, South Wilson, and The Point. Each community boasts its own inspiring set of amenities and unique architectural style. From the intimate cottages found in Wilson Village proper to the vast, waterfront estates of May River Forest, there’s a neighborhood here to suit every taste.

Architecture & Design / Resurrecting Stones

Story by Katie Epps Photographs by Joel Caldwell Beneath Palmetto Bluff’s sprawling oaks lie twelve cemeteries that serve as the final resting places for hundreds of people and nine dogs. Five of these cemeteries were started as burial grounds for enslaved...

Mar 2024

Architecture & Design / Building On A Legacy

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Mar 2024
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Architecture & Design / The Palmetto Bluff Builders Design Process

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luxury kitchen design

Architecture & Design / Designing the Southern Kitchen of Your Dreams

Your Guide to a Luxury Kitchen Design The kitchen has long been the heart of the home, where cherished memories are cooked up and shared. When it comes to Lowcountry living, a well-designed kitchen is not just a place to prepare meals but a space that encapsu...

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Architecture & Design / How to Decorate Your Coastal Home for Summer

A 5-Step Guide to Add Subtle Summer Home Decor As the days grow longer and the sun shines brighter, summer beckons us to bask in its warm embrace. And what better way to celebrate this blissful season than by infusing your coastal home with vibrant summer hom...

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Architecture & Design / Not a Project, But a Place

In developing the Palmetto Bluff vernacular, a new vision emerged that drew a line in the sand between perfect and real. By Barry Kaufman   One of the greatest minds the South has ever produced posed a question 130 or so years ago that, in all th...

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Architecture & Design / Behind the Bluff with the Director of Palmetto Bluff Design: Stephanie Gentemann

An Inside Look at Palmetto Bluff Design Tucked away in the stunning Lowcountry of South Carolina lies Palmetto Bluff, a community that has enchanted both locals and travelers for years. Spread across a sprawling 20,000 acres of land and boasting 32 miles of p...

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Architecture & Design / How to Design the Perfect Back Porch for Summer

Unveiling the Secrets to a Luxurious Back Porch Design: 9 Key Elements As the temperature rises and the days get longer, your back porch becomes a gathering place for family and friends to enjoy the warmth and beauty of summer. The perfect back porch design c...

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Architecture & Design / Behind the Design: Carrying Color Throughout the Home

Any good designer will tell you that a neutral palette is a great backdrop to create a well-curated interior. In fact, an amazing way to add a stylish cohesiveness throughout your home is by using neutral decor. However, there’s been a significant shift away f...

Dec 2022

Architecture & Design / Holiday Decor Spotlight: How to Upscale your Home for the Holidays

5 Ways to Style Luxury Holiday Decor in Your Home ‘Tis the season! Christmas is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to welcome the yuletide season by decorating your home. The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, and your home should r...

Dec 2022


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