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Often called “The Living Room of the Community,” The Willcox is a landmark located on 100 Colleton Avenue SW, in the heart of historic downtown Aiken, South Carolina. Treasured by locals and guests alike, the boutique hotel is also one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Hotels of America.
The Willcox’s location makes it easy to enjoy both town and country. Explore downtown Aiken’s many boutiques, art galleries and antique shops, whether you choose to walk or to borrow one of the hotel’s courtesy bicycles. Just steps from the property lies the grandeur of Hitchcock Woods, where the luxury hotel once hosted grand picnics during the Gilded Age (captured in historic photos gracing the hotel elevator). Today, its sandy trails and Southern ecosystem are enjoyed by equestrians, dog walkers, bikers and joggers.
Often named among the best small towns in American, Aiken lies about a half-hour’s drive from Augusta, Georgia, in one direction and roughly an hour from Columbia, South Carolina, in the other.