Tuesday, November 25, 2008


How about at a charming local inn. I know its a tough subject to broach with family members, but really, wouldn't everyone be more comfortable? I know I would definitely rather be in a cozy inn than on an air mattress or family room sofa of my relatives. Although, when I mentioned it to my mother a few weeks ago Ido think I heard a gasp.

Here in Mount Pleasant we are lucky to have two excellent choices. 

The first is the Inn at Longpoint, located in what is now the central part of Mount Pleasant. It's a quick jaunt from Old Mount Pleasant, Daniel Island, and Highway 41/Park West area. It is a charming log cabin style building with five cozy rooms. The inn has numerous areas to relax indoors and out, choose a book from the shelves and let the holiday stresses melt away into the surrounding marsh. If you are feeling adventurous and would like to do a some exploring, borrow one of the inns bicycles to explore Palmetto Island County Park or one of the areas beautiful beaches. 

Sunset on the marsh is available daily. 

Now doesn't this seem more comfortable than the air mattress or sofa I mentioned?

Another local inn (this one in my hood) is the Old Village Post House. This is where my girlfriends stayed when they came to town to g
ive us (and our 6 month old) some space. Okay maybe they didn't want to be woken up by a crying baby or a late night toddler. But whatever the reason, its a nice escape for us too when are guests are at a get away in our own neighborhood.

The Old Village Post House is where my husband, myself, and our 18 month old daughter stayed when we first visited the area. I think the inn had a lot to do with us buying a house down the street in the six days we visited. I don't know if we would have moved here if were just staying in some big hotel. Seeing my daughter dancing around the bar to Robert Cray and the bartender filling her bottle with milk was all we needed to feel right at home. 

The Post House is convenient to the more west part of Mount Pleasant and super close to downtown Charleston. They have six rooms (one or two of them are suites) and they have a continental breakfast each morning. The restaurant owned by Maverick Southern Kitchens is delicious and they do happy hour specials each night in the bar.

No comments: