Inlet Sports Lodge: More Than Just Luxury Accommodations

If you’ve stayed at Inlet Sports Lodge in the past, then you already know about our luxury accommodations and world-class service. However, we offer more than just a comfortable stay here in Murrells Inlet! What else do we provide? We are glad you asked!

Meeting Space For Business Functions

If you are visiting the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach for business and are in need of a meeting space, look no further than the Inlet Sports Lodge! We can offer a space for small intimate business functions up to 25 people during the day, with exclusive catering from Costa or Inlet Affairs. We also extend a corporate discount applicable during the week to business travelers.

Golf Package Provider

Myrtle Beach is the golf capital of the world and Murrells Inlet is no slouch either! Home to two award-winning courses (True Blue & Caledonia), Murrells Inlet offers some of the best golf any golfer can ask for. Inlet Sports Lodge offers quite a few golf specials and packages, so be sure to check them all out by clicking the link here.

Wedding Reception Venue

Myrtle Beach is one of the top wedding destinations in the entire country! There’s plenty of reasons that so many couples wish to be married in the lowcountry, aside from our beautiful beaches and warm weather. Our on-site wedding venue includes a 1,600 square foot outdoor courtyard and 850 square foot adjoining indoor clubroom. Both areas can hold a maximum of 75 people with heavy hors d’oeuvres or 40 people between combined areas for seated dinners.

If you are interested in utilizing Inlet Sports Lodge for any of these services, please feel free to contact us here »

July 4th Celebrations In Myrtle Beach & Murrells Inlet

With America’s birthday celebration less than one week away, it’s time to plan out your 4th of July party! Murrells Inlet is known as a fishing village with a drinking problem, so you really can’t go wrong spending the day here in the Inlet. Inlet Sports Lodge is here to provide you with all of the details you need to make this Independence Day the best one ever!

July 4th Festivals & Events

Since the Inlet Sports Lodge is located in Murrells Inlet, let’s start out with the annual event that is help right in our neck of the woods, the Murrells Inlet Boat Parade. Beginning at the Garden City Point at 4pm, watch boats decked out in red, white and blue compete for prizes and cheer on your favorites. After the parade, head to Surfside Beach for the Surfside Beach 4th of July Celebration at Surfside Pier! There will be live entertainment and plenty of family fun from 6pm to 10pm.

Local Fireworks Displays

Sure, you could head to your local fireworks store, fight the crowds and spend a couple hundred dollars for 5 minutes of entertainment, or you can head to one of the following spots to watch an amazing display of the best fireworks around:

Barefoot Landing – Beginning at 10pm, enjoy their Independence Day fireworks display at one of the most popular shopping destinations in Myrtle Beach.

Broadway at the Beach – Typically Broadway hosts fireworks nights each and every Tuesday and Friday nights throughout the summer, but they will be putting on a special display on the 4th at 10pm! The best place to view the fireworks is along the bridges connecting the two sides of this area attraction.

Cherry Grove Pier – Just north of North Myrtle Beach, the Cherry Grove Pier will be setting off their fireworks at 9:30pm.

The Marshwalk – If you decided to enjoy some of our bars and restaurants after the Murrells Inlet Boat Parade, you are lucky enough to be privy to a magnificent fireworks display! Beginning at 10pm, enjoy what the Inlet has to offer in the sky.

Things To Do In Murrells Inlet: Summer is Here!

Summer is back! Our favorite time of the year has returned and boy are we already feeling the heat here in Murrells Inlet. Typically these summer months fly by, so we are here to provide you with a few things to do in Murrells Inlet that you should do before school is back in session.

Fish On!

It’s always a treat to be out on the water. Inlet Sports Lodge is located in the seafood capital of South Carolina, so we are accustomed to the freshest fish in the area. Why not try catching dinner yourself? There are plenty of local fishing charters located in Marlin Quay Marina as well as Crazy Sister Marina that can take you out for an adventure of the sea. If you are looking to fish where the locals fish, all while staying relatively close to land, go with an inshore fishing charter. You have the opportunity to catch flounder, sea trout and red drum!

If you are looking to go deep sea fishing and attempt to reel in a an Instagram worthy trophy, go offshore fishing. You and your charter boat will go out a few miles into the Atlantic Ocean where you will have the chance to reel in mahi, sailfish and so much more!

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

If you are looking for something that is a little more eco-friendly, go kayaking! Sit on top of a one person or tandem kayak and paddle your way through the Inlet. There are plenty of local businesses that rent kayaks by the hour. If you don’t trust yourself to navigate the waters on your own, there are also guide services. They will teach not only how to use a kayak, but also where to go to see some amazing wildlife that you can only see in the Lowcountry.

Wild, Water & Wheels

For some real family fun, check out Wild, Water & Wheels! Located just a few miles from the Inlet Sports Lodge, this gigantic water park offers speed slides, tube slides,  mat slides, water rides, a wipe-out wave pool, kiddie attractions and even miniature golf and go karts! After you’ve had enough fun for one day, be sure to grab some delicious ice cream on your way out for the ultimate summer day.

We hope you have some amazing plans set for this summer here in Murrells Inlet or surrounding areas. If you are in need of luxury accommodations, please consider Inlet Sports Lodge!

Myrtle Beach Wedding Venues: From Wedding Shower To Wedding Reception

As you may or may not know, Myrtle Beach is one of the most popular places to get married in the entire country! From our sandy beaches and lowcountry backdrops to scrumptious food and laid back demeanors, it’s no surprise that so many couples want to tie the knot along the Grand Strand. As a local Myrtle Beach wedding venue, we are able to accommodate your wedding party up to 75 people and provide a few other perks as well!

Best Food In Murrells Inlet

Aside from an open bar at a wedding, the second most important thing for guests is the food! Luckily for you, our on-site restaurant Costa is the #1 ranked restaurant in Murrells Inlet according to TripAdvisor. Considering Murrells Inlet is the seafood capital of South Carolina, that honor carries a lot of weight. Another option is a popular caterer here in the Inlet, which is Inlet Affairs. They have been catering the Grand Strand for several decades and will be able to assist you in planning all of your culinary needs.

Convenient Luxury Accommodations

Since you will be running around crazy on your wedding day, it’s important that everyone in your wedding party will be close by. The Inlet Sports Lodge offers 29 standard deluxe studio rooms and 5 two-bedroom luxury suits that you and your guests have the option of staying in. We are conveniently located to the Marshwalk of Murrells Inlet, known for it’s amazing nightlife and fresh seafood, as well as some of the best golf courses in Myrtle Beach (Caledonia & True Blue). It’s also nice to have a room just a few feet away from the wedding reception just in case you or your guests enjoy one too many cocktails!

Murrells Inlet Wedding Venue

Myrtle Beach has plenty of amazing wedding venues, but it’s tough to mimic the lowcountry vibe of Murrells Inlet. Our venue is perfect for not only receptions, but also rehearsal dinners. Our venue includes 1,600 square feet at our outdoor courtyard and 850 square feet at our adjoining indoor clubroom. Both areas can hold a maximum of 75 people.

Murrells Inlet South Carolina Spotlight: East Coast BrewBoat

When you hear Murrells Inlet South Carolina, what do you think of? I would venture to guess that ‘seafood’ would be the overwhelming favorite, followed by ‘nightlife’. There are plenty of gorgeous golf courses located just south of Myrtle Beach as well as places to relax and enjoy everything the lowcounty has to offer. What about water activities? Sure, jet skiing and deep sea fishing is a blast, but how does a casual cruise through the marsh on a pedal boat with an ice cold drink in your hand sound? Hope aboard the East Coast BrewBoat!

History of the BrewBoat

In 2016, Charlie & Chrissy Mize came across an idea that they thought would fit right into the culture of Murrells Inlet. So they took that idea and ran with it! A few months later, the Goat (the name of their boat) was constructed and they rented a slip on the water behind Drunken Jack’s Restaurant & Lounge. VOILA! The East Coast BrewBoat was ready for business! Now, there was a lot more involved than that, but we will spare the details.

What is the BrewBoat?

Great question! The BrewBoat is the 9th cycleboat to take the water in the United States. The boat moves through the water from the pedaling of the passengers on board. Each seat is set up very much like a bicycle and as the faster you pedal, the faster the boat goes. A captain is on board to steer the boat through the Inlet and motivate you to pedal faster! Solar panels on the roof of the boat power the speakers (you choose the music), light the party LED’s for night cruises and charges the batteries for the electric motor.

That’s the boat part of it, now on to the brew! The East Coast BrewBoat in Murrells Inlet South Carolina allows passengers (who are 21 and older) to bring a six pack of beer or a bottle of wine on board with them to sip on as they cruise the Inlet. The BrewBoat provides coozies as well as coolers to keep your drinks cold.

Each cruise last about an hour an fifteen minutes. It’s actually the perfect amount of time because you do tend to get tired towards the end if you are pedaling the entire time. The boat actually accommodates up to 15 guests, with ten cycle stations. So not everybody has to pedal all of the time.

How To Book A Cruise

The East Coast BrewBoat runs from March to October (give or take a month) with cruises going out every 90 minutes daily from noon to 7:15pm. You can always view their available time slots here. The BrewBoat is PERFECT for a bachelor party, bachelorette party, family fun, office team building session or just a group of friends getting together to enjoy a drink on the water.

Inlet Sports Lodge: A Weekend In Murrells Inlet

Recently, we had a couple in their mid-thirties spend some time with us here at Inlet Sports Lodge. Out of curiosity, we sat down with them to find out what they did during their weekend in Murrells Inlet. Perhaps there are a few things that you didn’t even consider during your stay here in the Inlet, so we are here to provide some insight!

“On Friday, we arrived at the Inlet Sports Lodge around 4pm. We were greeted by a welcoming young lady who checked us in and provided us with our room number. Our suite was cozy and felt very much like home. We loved the wood floors and the complimentary coffee and water were a very nice touch! It was also very convenient to have a mini-frig in our room. We enjoy the little things in life!

Once we got all of our clothes put away for the weekend, we headed down to the Marshwalk for dinner. We made reservations at Wahoo’s because we had never eaten there before. The food and ambiance was fantastic. My husband and I both got seafood, because well, we figured we should since we are in the seafood capital of South Carolina! After dinner, we went for a stroll down the MarshWalk to enjoy the beautiful weather and then stopped by Bubba’s Love Shak for a drink. We sat outside since it was so nice and my husband had a cigar (as he always does). So far so good!

Saturday morning we woke up, got ready and headed downstairs only to be met by a wonderful breakfast spread. We ate and then drove down to Georgetown to check out the Hopsewee Plantation. As history buffs, it was extremely interesting to learn about one of the south’s largest rice plantations as well as the birthplace of Thomas Lynch, Jr. who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. We knew that we wanted to eat lunch while we were there so we made reservations at the River Oak Cottage Tea Room that was on site. They had a delectable assortment of finger sandwiches and tea..just want we needed! After lunch, we drove over to Historic Downtown Georgetown to check out Front Street. There were several boutique shops and cafes to browse. Very cute little area. We spent a few hours there and then decided to head back to the Inlet Sports Lodge to change for dinner.

We had heard good things about the Chive Blossom Cafe from a few locals the night before, so we headed down to Pawleys Island for dinner. The food was outstanding! You could tell that everything was made in house with fresh, local ingredients. It was a nice change of pace from the standard fare that you get along the Grand Strand. After we had our fill, I was in the mood for a drink and my husband wanted another cigar, so we compromised and headed to Bourbon & Burnz for both! The atmosphere was very relaxed, as were the others who were there. It was the perfect nightcap!

Unfortunately our stay ended on Sunday, but we had an absolutely fantastic time! The staff at Inlet Sports Lodge could not have been more accommodating. We will definitely stay here again!”

Myrtle Beach Golf Packages: Tee Off In South Carolina This Spring

As snow covers most of the east coast (yes, we said east coast!), our minds tend to drift to what we love to do most when the weather is warm and welcoming. Some of us enjoy laying out on the beach or hiking through the woods, while others enjoy fishing and hunting. Whatever your hobby is, we can all agree that golf is MUCH better when temperatures hit 70 degrees! Spring is just around the corner, so what better time than now to book your Myrtle Beach golf packages? Luckily for you, Inlet Sports Lodge provides plenty of accommodation specials and golf packages for you and your crew.

Stay 2 Nights, Get The 3rd FREE!

From now until March 29, 2018, score a free night at Inlet Sports Lodge if you stay 2 nights. If you are looking for a romantic weekend getaway to celebrate Valentine’s Day, a birthday or an anniversary, this package is for you! Click here to learn more.

Stay 3 Nights, Get The 4th FREE!

From April 1, 2018 to May 24, 2018, stay 3 nights at Inlet Sports Lodge and we will provide the 4th for absolutely no cost to you. This is the perfect time of the year to treat yourself, especially after receiving your tax return. Remember, adults can use a “Spring Break” more than the kiddos! Click here to learn more.

Lowcountry Luxury Spring Golf Getaway

From March 1, 2018 to May 20, 2018, enjoy 2 rounds of golf and 2 nights at Inlet Sports Lodge! For as low as $325 per person, you can play two of the best golf courses along the Grand Strand, True Blue & Caledonia. Price includes Deluxe Studio accommodations, a light breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking. Call 877.585.9360 for more information.

Tee It Up Trio Spring Golf Getaway

From March 1, 2018 to May 20, 2018, enjoy 3 rounds of golf and 3 nights at Inlet Sports Lodge! For as low as $387 per person, you can play one round at True Blue, Caledonia AND TPC Myrtle Beach. Experience the best golf that Myrtle Beach has to offer in one weekend! Price includes Deluxe Studio accommodations, a light breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking. Call 877.585.9360 for more information.

As you can see, there are plenty of great deals to be had during the Spring months here in Murrells Inlet. Come to play golf, fish, play cards, eat and relax!

 

Featured Murrells Inlet Restaurant: Costa Coastal Kitchen & Bar

Classic Italian cuisine with a coastal flare! That’s what this month’s featured Murrells Inlet restaurant Costa Coastal Kitchen & Bar is all about.

#1 On TripAdvisor.com

Although they have only been open since the summer of 2016 here in the Inlet, Costa is the #1 ranked seafood restaurant according to TripAdvisor.com. That says a lot considering Murrells Inlet is known as the seafood capital of South Carolina. By using fresh, local ingredients, Costa has been able to capture the hearts of not only the tourists, but also the locals. For restaurants to be able to stay afloat in the offseason, it’s extremely important to be have a good local customer base. Unique food specials and homemade Italian dishes have done just that!

Management

Owner Jimmy Pronesti was born and raised just outside of Pittsburgh, PA and he brings that blue collar work ethic to the restaurant every day. General Manager Harold Howell brings personality that makes you feel like you are a part of the family. The cozy ambiance makes you feel at ease, as opposed to the intimidation of a lot of higher end restaurants in the area.

What To Order

More often than not, Costa will offer guests their Burrata appetizer. This soft mozzarella cheese is typically served with a seasonal fruit (pears, peaches, etc.), arugula, red onion, prosciutto and balsamic vinaigrette on a rustic wooden board. If you see this on their chalkboard full of daily specials, order it!

Other appetizers to consider: Stuffed Banana Peppers, Meatballs (better than Grandma used to make), Fried Asparagus

For your entree, Costa offers several fresh fish and seafood options. One of our favorites is the Spicy Crab & Lemon with oven roasted tomatoes, charred corn, preserved lemon, arugula, and chili pepper tossed with fresh fettuccine. It’s like a symphony of flavors in your mouth!

Other entrees to consider: Pan Seared Diver Scallops (best at the beach), 18 oz. Ribeye

Location & Hours

Costa Coastal Kitchen & Bar is located adjacent to the Inlet Sports Lodge at 4606 US-17 BUS Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576. They are open from 11:30am to 10:00pm every day for lunch and dinner.

View their menu at CostaMyrtleBeach.com »

‘Tis The Season For Christmas Events In Myrtle Beach

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la! It’s the most wonderful time of the year here in our neck of the woods in Myrtle Beach. The weather finally cools off, everything is a lot less hectic and everyone seems to be in a wonderful mood. There are always a ton of Christmas events in Myrtle Beach in December, so we thought we would provide you with a few of your favorites that you can check out while you visit us here at Inlet Sports Lodge!

North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade

The annual North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday December 2nd on Main Street from 5:30pm to 7pm. Be sure to stop by to check out the Christmas floats and marching bands as they make their way merrily down the street!

Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade

You know you are in South Carolina when boats decked out in Christmas decorations make their way down the street! Just a few minutes down the street from Inlet Affairs on Sunday December 3rd, the Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade will begin at 3pm and make it’s way from the north end of Highway 17 Business to the corner of Highway 17 Business and Wachesaw Road. Each boat will be tossing candy and other fun things for the kids. It’s a blast!

Nights of a Thousand Candles

A few miles south of Inlet Sports Lodge in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, you will find Brookgreen Gardens. For a few weekends in December, we are lucky enough to be able to view more than 5,500 hand-lit candles throughout their gardens. Sip on a cup of warm cider or hot chocolate as you listen to carolers or admire Christmas lights.

The Great Christmas Light Show

At the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex you will find over 2 MILLION Christmas lights! That’s right! Their winter wonderland includes a 1.5 mile ride through various displays and Santa’s Village where you can get something to eat and get your picture taken with Santa Claus himself!

Merry MarshWalk Christmas

For the first 3 Saturdays in the month of December, swing on by the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet for a unique shopping experience! Beginning at 10am and ending at 5pm, browse offerings from local businesses and artists along the marsh.

Aside from these events, there are plenty of other Christmas shows and special events along the Grand Strand. You will be able to enjoy the holiday every day if you really want to! Please let us know if you need anything from us during your stay here in Myrtle Beach.

Murrells Inlet Hotels: Eat, Play & Stay

If you are looking to stay just south of Myrtle Beach at one of the many Murrells Inlet hotels, what entices you the most? Is it the proximity to the water? Restaurants? Night life? Golf? Luxury accommodations? Luckily for you, the Inlet Sports Lodge checks every single one of those boxes! Continue reading to learn more about what we can offer you during your stay.

Smell The Ocean

Inlet Sports Lodge is only 3 minutes away from the marshes of Murrells Inlet. That’s right…3 minutes! In that same spot you can gaze out to find the Atlantic Ocean and all of it’s beautiful surroundings. There are plenty of Myrtle Beach fishing charters that would be more than happy to take you out for a relaxing trip. If speed is more your style, jet ski rentals are available.

Taste The Ocean

Murrells Inlet is the seafood capital of South Carolina. So that means there is no better place along the Grand Strand to feast on the bounty of the sea! Adjacent to Inlet Sports Lodge, you will find Costa, an Italian restaurant that is so much more than spaghetti and meatballs! Open for lunch and dinner, Costa boasts Italian specialties with a local flair. We recommend the Spicy Crab & Lemon entree, that is made up of lump crab, oven roasted tomatoes, charred corn, preserved lemon, arugula and chili pepper tossed with fresh fettuccine. YUM!

Enjoy A Night Out

The Marshwalk is a must stop for anyone vacationing here along the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach. Aside from the fresh seafood, the night life is another reason to check out this strip of waterfront real estate. One of the most popular spots is Hot Fish Club, which is actually on the “South Inlet” by Inlet Sports Lodge. Their bar sits extremely close to the marsh, making it a very unique experience. King Street Grille, which is located next door to Hot Fish Club, is a Pittsburgh sports bar that offers cold beer, plenty of televisions and live music on most nights.

FORE!

Myrtle Beach is the golf capital of the world. Murrells Inlet boasts a few of the best courses along the Grand Strand. If you are looking to play a high end golf course during your stay, look no further than True Blue Golf Club or Caledonia Golf & Fish Club. Both courses have won multiple awards over the years including the honor of Top 100 Public Courses in America by Golf Digest. Inlet Sports Lodge offers Myrtle Beach golf packages, so feel free to view them here.

Live The Good Life

With one of our 34 full-efficiency rooms, experience the most luxurious and comfortable of all the hotels here in Murrells Inlet. We have 29 Standard Deluxe Studio Rooms and 5 Luxury Suites. Your stay also includes complimentary WiFi, daily housekeeping, parking and a light continental breakfast. Click here to view our rooms.