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The Dunlin, Auberge Resorts Collection Now Accepting Reservations

BETHESDA, Maryland — The Dunlin, Auberge Resorts Collection is now accepting reservations for stays beginning August 1. Named after a local shorebird, the luxury retreat is a new coastal escape on Johns Island in South Carolina. Located 20 miles from downtown Charleston, The Dunlin sits on the Charleston coastline within the exclusive waterfront community of Kiawah River.

The property offers 72 cottage-style guest rooms and suites and 19 villas. The Amanda Lindroth-designed interiors invite guests to experience coastal living in Charleston’s Sea Islands on 2,000 picturesque acres. With 20 miles of waterfront, scenic nature trails, marshlands rich in native flora and fauna, two Auberge restaurants and a destination spa, The Dunlin celebrates the rich heritage of South Carolina and the easy enjoyment of life on the river.

“It’s with great excitement that Auberge Resorts Collection will soon welcome guests to the natural wonderland of the Sea Islands where they’ll be able to appreciate the timeless beauty and peace of life on the river while celebrating authentic lowcountry heritage that makes the area special,” said Michael DeCanio, general manager, The Dunlin, Auberge Resorts Collection.

The Dunlin’s architectural design marries a whimsical Southern style with modern coastal living.

Each of the resort’s 72 cottage-style guest rooms and suites offers a cottage-inspired, lowcountry aesthetic, and porches that provide riverfront views. Almost double the size of the guest rooms, suites feature large living rooms, dining nooks and soaking tubs that offer river views.

Resort amenities include the Meeting House with its expansive porch, the Willet Room riverside lounge bar, and the signature restaurant, Linnette’s, with sweeping river views. Poolside dining can also be enjoyed at The Cove, with a 1950s-inspired, bygone-beach-club atmosphere.

The resort celebrates soulful Southern cooking across its dining venues and through unique culinary experiences, from oyster roasts and whole-hog barbecues to lowcountry boils and riverside picnics.

The Aster Spa menu includes advanced French beauty rituals by Biologique Recherche, full-body therapies and customized experiences designed to reconnect guests to the natural world.

Guest experiences include sports fishing, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding and a water safari that explores Kiawah River’s protected estuary. More than 20 miles of nature trails invite biking and hiking through moss-covered oaks and pines along creeks, ponds and marsh grasses. Guests can learn new techniques in the resort’s fishing school or gain hands-on experience with natural ingredients during clam harvesting workshops, cheese-making excursions and experiences on the heirloom cattle ranch. The resort also offers bonfires and communal seafood feasts.

Event spaces range from green fields under giant live oak trees to The River Barns, a versatile collection of indoor riverfront venues, including The Shippon, an airy light-filled ballroom with 5,600 square feet; the Lime House, a 2,600-square-foot waterside meeting room, complete with a fireplace; and the furnished River Cottage, ideal for small gatherings.

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