25. Reynolds Mansion, Sapelo Island

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Reynolds Mansion
Photograph by Patrick Heagney

This house began as a sugar plantation and was damaged during the Civil War. In the early 20th century, automotive pioneer Howard Coffin, who also founded the Cloister at Sea Island, erected a grand mansion atop its tabby ruins. Tobacco heir Richard Reynolds bought it in 1934, and the state took over after his death. Stay here for nightly rates starting at $175, but you must bring at least 16 guests and stay at least two nights.

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This article originally appeared in our May 2015 issue.

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