Scott and I managed to sneak out for a staycation at the Post House Inn. We had not spent a night away from our children in a long time and we couldn’t wait to stay at the historic inn located in Old Village in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. We left our home midday with plans to explore the beautiful neighborhood and surroundings, but a rainstorm changed our plans. The cold rain did not dampen our plans though and the Post House Inn team gave us the warm welcome that we needed! Today, I’m sharing our stay over at the inn, our delicious dining options, more about the restaurant, and how we got to explore the surrounding area before our departure.
Our Stay at the Post House Inn
We left our house and arrived at the inn midday, with close parking available. Entering the inn was so easy and the team immediately helped us to our room. We stayed in room 2 on the second floor. Our corner room had three walls of floor to ceiling windows and beautiful views of Old Village. I felt myself immediately relax with the drumming sound of the rain on the windows and roof. With my love of historic homes and interior design, I felt right at home in this room.
Exploring the Inn
The platform spindle bed was cozy and inviting. Although a TV was not necessary for this stay, a nice stand alone TV was available. Every detail and amenity was available, with a minibar and snacks, soft robes, and the cutest rotary dial phone in the corner.
I loved every design feature in our room. There was a daybed for lounging in a nook of windows and it was adorned with local art by Carrie Davis. The old wood floors topped with vintage rugs and gorgeous throw pillows caught my eye as well.
The bathroom was spacious with a pedestal sink, shelving, and a walk in shower. Again, the design details in the bathroom were gorgeous, with unique tiles in the shower. I felt comfortable getting ready for our events with plenty of space to move around.
Dining at the Post House Inn
Exploring the Restaurant
The Post House Inn restaurant menu is heavily influenced by the region, featuring seasonable snacks, raw bar options, fresh pastas, as well as local seafood, sustainably raised meats and plenty of vegetarian dishes. I started with a glass of house cabernet sauvignon, which did not disappoint. Scott ordered the Dark & Stormy in light of the weather and enjoyed his drink! We started with a Dozen East Coast Oysters from New Brunswick. I order oysters every opportunity that I get and these were petite with a salty aftertaste. We also shared the Green Salad with golden raisins and walnuts. The salad and oysters were the perfect start to our dinner! I’ve been told by several friends to order the Crab Toast the next time we visit, so keep that in mind for your visit!
We were both in the mood for lighter entrees and seafood. I ordered the Market Fish, which was swordfish with a piquillo pepper sauce, burgundy sweet potato, chorizo, and padron. It had a delicious smoky taste without a lot of heat. I loved the sauce paired with the sweet potato, it had the perfect blend of smoke, spice, and sweet! Scott ordered the Fish Curry with chickpeas, John’s veggies, lime, and steamed short grain rice. It received his approval with the description, “hearty with a kick of spice.” We finished the meal with the BEST dessert ever, the Key Lime Pignolis. These slightly tarte cookies had the perfect amount of crunch on the outside and were soft and sweet on the inside.
The following morning, we leisurely made our way down for our complimentary breakfast. It consisted of a fresh croissaint, variety of cheeses, fruit, jam, and prosciutto. We also enjoyed coffee, on repeat!
More about the Post House Inn
The Post House Inn is a historic restaurant and inn at 101 Pitt Street in the Old Village neighborhood of Mt. Pleasant. The inn houses a tavern, bar, seven cozy hotel rooms, and a private event space. Think, modern meets historic charm, and you’re in the right spot!
The restaurant is a casual, lively, and family-friendly spot serving simple and seasonal contemporary American food by the famed executive chef Evan Gaudreau. The Post House Inn was built in 1896 and 101 Pitt Street has a long-standing history as a neighborhood hub, housing a restaurant and inn for many decades.
Exploring Old Village, Mount Pleasant
Old Village is one of the most charming and historical areas of Mount Pleasant, SC. You can learn more about the history of Old Village here. We were lucky to catch a break in the rain and explore the streets surrounding the Post House Inn. There are a several small businesses along Pitt Street, including the Pitt Street Pharmacy, Out of the Garden, Leeah’s Old Village Wine Shop, and Swish. You can use the complimentary bikes to explore Shem Creek or head down to the Pitt Street Bridge for beautiful views of Charleston and Sullivan’s Island.
We don’t get to experience our beautiful city as much as we would like and this staycation was perfect for an overnight stay! The history and beautiful architecture surrounding the Post House Inn is worth a visit or a staycation if you’re local. Don’t forget to stop by for dining as well!