Sara Schaefer

Rose Travel

2024 - 05/02 - 05/06 - May 2024 - The Cooking Mom's Charleston Trip

May 2, 2024 to May 6, 2024
Charleston, South Carolina

The Cooking Mom's Charleston Culinary Vacation for May 2024




Talk about southern charm! Charleston, South Carolina is FULL of it! From gorgeous homes with big beautiful porches, cobblestone streets, horse drawn carriages, a lovely promenade and park overlooking the harbor, world class shopping and AMAZING food, Charleston has it all! Join me for 4 FABULOUS nights in Charleston next spring! To make this trip even more fun, we’ll be there on the first weekend in May to celebrate BOTH the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo!



We’ll fly into Charleston, Thursday, May 2nd through Monday, May 6th. I’ve found the most charming Inn for us! It’s so cute and elegant! The location is PERFECT! It’s right in the heart of town near all the best restaurants and shopping! It’s close everything but inside it’s a calm retreat from all the action and fun.


Our Inn has a beautiful European style atrium. In this beautiful center courtyard we can relax and enjoy coffee and a free included continental breakfast buffet with fruits and yogurt every morning! What a perfect way to start the day!

The rooms are beautiful! The beds are so comfy with the luxurious bedding. The rooms are fresh and clean and decorated so cute with local artwork! This inn has lots of special touches! All the soaps and bath products in your bathroom are locally made! LOVE THAT! Each room also has a mini fridge which is aways nice!


I’m all about happy hour! We’ll have one every night on this trip! Our hotel puts out a beautiful wine and cheese buffet with crackers and fruit and even locally made jams and pickles. There are local beers too! It’s so pretty and so good! There’s even milk and cookies for us every night before bed! Now, we’re talking! This place is really special!

We’ll kick off this trip with an included gourmet several course welcome dinner at one of Charleston’s top restaurants! The food in Charleston is AMAZING! I can’t wait for all the delicious southern food! Bring on the shrimp and grits! My favorite!



Charleston is also know for it’s famous she crab soup! You gotta try it when we’re there! If you’re a seafood lover, you’ll be in heaven in Charleston. Our hotel is right across the street from one of the best seafood restaurants in town!



You can’t go to Charleston with out enjoying some Carolina BBQ! Besides our welcome dinner, I’ve also planned a big farewell BBQ with smoked ribs and other smoked meats plus all your favorite southern sides including Mac ‘n cheese! This BBQ dinner is on Sunday night May 5th, which is also Cindy de Mayo, so bring on the margaritas!



This trip is such a great value! Besides, two delicious dinners, breakfast every day, a wine and cheese buffet nightly, a horse and carriage ride is also included on this trip! You can’t go to Charleston without doing this! It’s the best way to see and learn about the town. On our first full day, we’ll get to know the town with a guided carriage tour of Charleston.


We’ll see the beautiful Rainbow Row houses, the elegant French quarter of town and so much more. We’ll also learn about the great history of Charleston!



You’ll have lots of free time on this trip to explore this charming town and the historic Charleston Market. It’s a huge market filled with all lots of locally made jewelry, pottery, clothing, art, foods, and the famous sweetgrass baskets. The shopping in Charleston is FANTASTIC!

You’ll also be able to sign up for some optional add-on experiences during the trip, like a sunset boat ride, a walking tour of the city, a plantation tour, and even a ghost tour! You can do as little or as much as you want on this trip!



I’m a HUGE fan of the Kentucky Derby. In fact, I was born on Derby Day. Charleston is a great place to be to watch the Derby on Saturday, May 4. There are lots of places hosting Derby watch parties! I’m all in! I can’t wait to get dressed up in a Derby outfit.


I guess I need to find a hat! Bring on the mint juleps! I can’t wait! I hope you’ll join me and my husband Hoyt for this SUPER FUN, special vacation to Charleston! Come with your husband, your boyfriend, your girlfriends, your daughter, or come alone. You’ll NEVER feel alone on my trips! I can only take a limited number of people so don’t wait to book your spot! I hope you’ll join me!


What's included in this trip:

  • 4 nights accommodation at charming, boutique Charleston hotel
  • Included Continental Breakfast
  • Daily afternoon wine and cheese reception
  • Gourmet welcome dinner at one of Charleston's top restaurants
  • Farewell BBQ
  • Horse and carriage ride
Click  Here  to read more about this AMAZING trip and see lots of pictures too!   
Package Pricing:
$1,995 Per Person Double occupancy

Single Rate | $2,795 per person

Triple Rate | $1,750 per person

Quad Rate | $1,600 per person 


***Non-refundable $1,000 deposit due at time of booking.***


What's not included:

  1. Flights
    • Flights can be purchased directly with the airline. I will send out information on the flights Amy and Hoyt will be on, and you can call the airline directly to book the same flight.
  2. Transfers to and from the hotel - we will let you know the best and most affordable way to get to the hotel
  3. Transportation throughout the trip (the hotel is centrally located and in a walkable area)
  4. Travel Insurance - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
  5. Meals, unless listed in your itinerary
  6. Tips for drivers, guides and other services
  7. Supplements or optional tours as listed

Cancellation policy:

Cancellation of travel must be made in writing and is effective from the date we receive the written notification. Any trip deposit or payment is non-refundable.  Rose Travel and The Cooking Mom's Culinary Vacations incur costs with the suppliers of your trip well in advance of your departure date. At the effective date of cancellation, any additional payments will not be required.  We highly recommend trip insurance, and a quote is available by request at booking.


Call Sara with Rose Travel Group with any questions! You can reach her at 720-884-7913 or email





Available Packages

The Cooking Mom Vacations Charleston Package
Available until April 1, 2024

Starting At: $1,600.00
Deposit: $600.00 per person

Package price includes:
  • 4 nights accommodation at charming, boutique Charleston hotel
  • Included Continental Breakfast
  • Daily afternoon wine and cheese reception
  • Gourmet welcome dinner at one of Charleston's top restaurants
  • Farewell BBQ
  • Horse and carriage ride


 - While the hotel does allow triple and quad occupancy in their rooms, please keep in mind this is a historic quaint Inn.  The room will have two queen beds.   The rooms are about 300 sq. ft.  

Travel Insurance
Travel Insurance is Extra - You will be able to select if you want insurance on the next page when you enter your information. Extra cost of travel insurance is below:
Single Occupancy: $228 per person
Double Occupancy: $157 per person
Triple Occupancy:  $157 per person
Quad Occupancy: $124 per person
We use a trusted partner (Allianz) for our travel insurance quotes. Please read through the information below before choosing an option on the next page.
Plan and Pricing Details (Group Advantage Plan - quoted above):
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