I had the opportunity to visit this area in March while planning a wedding for my daughter. We were looking for a fun little spot to hold the rehearsal lunch/dinner and looking for a hotel for wedding guests.
We found the perfect spot and I must report that all 20 plus people that were part of the wedding party LOVED the Shem Creek Inn and the whole Shem Creek area. There was not negative to report.
The rehearsal lunch was held at Waters Edge...the staff and management were very accomodating....food was delicious. We were all delighted.
Some of us stayed at the Inn for 5 nights, others could only stay 1 night. The hotel was clean, comfortable, and everyone had a pleasant stay here. We all wish that we lived closer to visit more often. There is so much to take in here....the water, the restaurants, boats, birds, walks on the marsh boardwalk, pool,. The Waters Edge Tiki Bar next door was a real hit, great happy hour. There is a spot to rent stand up paddleboards & kayaks. Another bar/restaurants (Vicory's) is located on the other side of the Inn and they stay open later than the tiki bar....across the creek are a few other bars/restaurants....Reds Ice House, JBs. You can park your car and never have to drive again while you stay here.
There is a water taxi service that will take you into Charleston. However, I am under the impression that this is a new service, the boat only accomodates 6 people and does not start its run till about noon....too late for alot of us who wanted to spend a day there. Perhaps in the future the taxi will be expanded. I think the last return boat arrives about 8:30.
Mount Pleasant is a lovely area....if we return to the Charleston area, we will stay here. Loved it!