This lovingly restored Charleston plantation home is a part of Summerville and Charleston, SC history. The Inn's current ambiance is a culmination of the vision and talents of the residents, proprietors and Innkeepers for over 100 years. Pennsylvania Railroad Baron, Robert W. Parsons, first bought the Woodlands estate's 100 acres just outside Charleston's Town Square in 1906. Summerville had become a preferred retreat for the Northern elite during winter months. Mr. Parsons proceeded to commission the construct of a Neo-Georgian style home as his family’s winter retreat, naming it Woodlands. After enjoying this fine Southern property for over 30 years, the Parsons family sold the property to Mr. Alan White in 1939. As the new owner of Woodlands Inn, Johnny Linton may have entered the hospitality industry later in his distinguished life. However, entertaining and a welcoming nature have always been a part of his makeup. And, for the last quarter century, he and his wife Pam have been hosting many of the Lowcountry’s luminaries at their home and raising money for charity.