Charleston Hotel Offers "Mommy"- Moon This Mother’s Day

Charleston, SC, March 01, 2009 --( If Mom is having a few too many “Calgon, take me away” moments, then a rejuvenating escape may be in order this Mother’s Day. Wentworth Mansion®, the AAA Five Diamond hotel in Charleston, S.C., is offering a “Mommy”moon getaway throughout the month of May to help frazzled moms relax and come back to their families refreshed and renewed.

The Mommymoon treats moms, and a guest, to a kid-free getaway to historic Charleston, S.C., which offers sun, history, beaches, shopping, world-renowned restaurants and more. Their stay at the luxurious Wentworth Mansion® includes two nights, a three-course dinner for two at award-winning onsite restaurant Circa 1886, and a 90-minute Lemongrass and Ginger massage for mom at The Spa at the Wentworth Mansion®.

Moms are welcome to sleep in, enjoy dinner sans macaroni and cheese, take long uninterrupted soaks in the room’s Jacuzzi tub, shop without a stroller, and take as many naps as they desire.

“With six children between my husband and I, I know what it’s like to be a busy mom,” says Linn Lesesne, who along with her husband, owns and operates the Wentworth Mansion®. “Sometimes, we all need a little time away so we can come back to our families refreshed, which truly makes for a better parent. The Mommymoon is a fun way to do just that. If you deserve a honeymoon for getting married, shouldn’t you get a Mommymoon in appreciation of all the hard work you do as a mom everyday?”

The two-night Mommymoon getaway for two costs $1,175 with additional nights available for $425 per night. The dinner at AAA Four Diamond, Mobil Four Star Circa 1886 includes tax and gratuity but not alcohol. For more information or to book the package, please call the Wentworth Mansion at 1-888-466-1886.

Set inside the historic carriage house for the award-winning Wentworth Mansion® hotel at 149 Wentworth St. in Charleston, S.C., Circa 1886 is a Mobil Four Star and AAA Five Diamond restaurant offering traditional southern cuisine with a modern twist in a sophisticated, historic setting. Executive Chef Marc Collins, named by Esquire Magazine as a chef to watch in 2002 and co-founder of the successful BB&T Charleston Food + Wine Festival, presents innovative southern dishes, which draw on the rich culinary history of Charleston during the time period when the Mansion was constructed. Chef Collins also brings a French influence and a touch of 21st century culinary artistry to his creations. Circa 1886 has received numerous accolades, including the DiRoNA award for fine dining in North America, as well as the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

The restaurant is open for dinner Monday through Saturday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., and prices range from $7 to $10 for first courses, $18 to $33 for featured courses, and desserts start at $8. For more information and reservations, please visit or call (843) 853-7828.

Located in the heart of historic downtown Charleston, S.C., the Wentworth Mansion® is a 21-room, AAA Five Diamond luxury hotel that offers guests a taste of southern hospitality in an intimate setting. Elegant rooms and expansive suites feature gas-lit fireplaces with their original marble mantels, king-size sleigh beds with European linens, inlaid design floors, whirlpool tubs and double, glass-walled walk-in showers. Guests can relax at the Spa at the Wentworth Mansion®, a full-service on-site day spa, enjoy a 360- degree view of the city from the hotel's rooftop cupola or dine on sophisticated southern cuisine with a twist at Circa 1886, the AAA Four Diamond restaurant located on the hotel grounds. For more information, please call 1-888-466-1886 or visit

Circa 1886
Lyn Mettler