Christmas in the Inlet: Holiday Home Tour
One of Murrells Inlet’s favored holiday events is Christmas in the Inlet – a Holiday Home Tour. Grab your calendar – and a credit card – and surprise someone with spontaneous plans to spend in a long weekend in the Murrells Inlet area. Just a fistful of miles north of Pawleys Island and historic Georgetown, there are unnumbered reasons to fall in love – world-class golf and restaurants, beaches, gardens, attractions galore – with this charming fishing village on the South Carolina coast.
There are lots of holiday happenings in the area, but this year’s Christmas in the Inlet Home Tour – December 14, 10 AM – 4 PM – is reason enough to plan a getaway. 2013’s tour features eleven beautiful homes along Highway 17 Business and in the communities of The Hermitage and in Mt. Gilead. There’s a taste of everything on this tour. Homes are owned by:
Suzanne Evans & Melonie Orr ~ Mrs. Laura White ~ Bari Baumgardner & Blue Melnick ~ Mr. & Mrs. Gairy Nichols ~ Mr. & Mrs. Lawton Benton ~ Mr. & Mrs. Greg Beverly ~ Mr. Dino Drosas & Mr. Gary Powell ~ Mr. & Mrs. William Neely ~ Mr. & Mrs. Johnny Thomas ~ Dr. & Mrs. James Turek ~ Mr. & Mrs. Frasier S. Wall, III
Here are tidbits to whet your appetite:
Suzanne and Melonie’s home is called Atelier, which translates to “workshop” in French. Three fireplaces, 27-foot ceilings, a tin roof, woodwork crafted by Melonie’s dad and kitchen beams from tobacco barns on Suzanne’s childhood stomping grounds – the details are marvelous.
The White House is an affectionate name for the residence now owned by Laura White. A truly majestic oak in the front yard delivers a warm welcome. This house is truly a home – complete with stories and views galore. Ask about the punch bowl and cups for a wonderful tale.
Bart & Blues home is aptly named A Little Bit of Heaven. The yard’s oaks are magnificent. Custom cabinetry showcases artifacts from Bari’s great grandfather’s farm – bits and pieces that date back to the Spanish American War. The home’s art is exquisite – as are its gardens.
Gairy & Marcia Nichols’ home in Mt. Gilead features antique pine floors harvested in the South, transported to life in an old Maine lobster plant before finding a new home is this quintessential Lowcountry home. A “hunt room” – overarched with a beam from the bottom of the Waccamaw – features an extensive collection of arrowheads.
Bring your curiosity and take home renewed holiday spirit and inspiring ideas for your own decorating. Advance tickets are $25. Day-of-tickets are $30. Price includes admission to eleven beautiful homes, as well as a comfort break at Inlet Sports Lodge. Lunch is not included but participants can opt to stop and linger at any of Murrells Inlet’s famous restaurants.
Proceeds support Murrells Inlet 2020, an award-winning organization established to preserve and protect the natural beauty of the Inlet. Make it a long Lowcountry weekend of touring, shopping, golfing and eating! Purchase tickets online at www.MurrellsInletSC.com. You can also call 843.357.2007.