Frankly my dear, his name is totally rad. If you don’t know who I’m referring to, then you should probably get out a little more. To Beaufort South Carolina to be exact.
Margaret Mitchell is known for the one and only novel she wrote. But what a book. Gone With the Wind, a story of the fiery relationship between tempestuous Scarlett O’Hara and man’s man Rhett Butler. Our suave and debonair hero got the name from the prominent Rhetts of Beaufort and Charleston and the Butlers of Atlanta. Thomas Rhett and his wife raised their family in a beautifully built Greek Revival mansion, the Rhett House. At the outbreak of the Civil War, the secession papers were signed in the basement, and later served as a hospital recovery building.
Today the house serves as an inn with impeccable lodgings and a kitchen that serves good ol’ fashion southern cooking. Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Robert Redford, and Barbra Streisand have all stayed there while filming some of their biggest movies like The Prince of Tides, Forrest Gump, and The Big Chill. Oh, they serve complimentary champagne and chocolate cake upon arrival for the guests. I don’t know about you, but I’m booking a room.