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Recent Upcountry reviews

  • Wonderful Retreat!

    "Very comfortable, well- maintained home in a beautiful, peaceful setting. Great location for sightseeing to local attractions."
    Guest: Jody Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: November 10, 2013
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  • Clemson reunion weekend on Madison's Cove

    "We had such a a great time at Madison's Cove! We had 5 couples returning to Clemson for a reunion and to send off our good friends as they begin a 3 year stint abroad. We are an active bunch, so Madison's cove was perfect. We played basketball, shuffleboard, volleyball, and swam. Four bedrooms with Queen beds meant everyone had plenty of space to spread out and relax. The basement has a great pool table and couches to sprall out. We love that the grocery stores were so close and our other friends were able to stay closeby. We rented party buses to shuttle us to and from Clemson so no one had to drive. This is a great location for active families or groups of friends. The owners were very accommodating and friendly. We don't get to make it down to Clemson often, but when we return, we will definitely try and rent Madison's Cove again!"
    Guest: Bo D. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 13, 2014
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  • Luxurious mountain home simply perfect for family!

    "My family just concluded a week vacation at this beautiful, luxurious mountain retreat in the Cliffs community. This immaculately clean mountain home is just steps from the Wellness Center and trails and has all of the amenities that you could possibly desire on vacation -- my kids were in heaven with the air hockey in the basement. We have utilized VRBO rentals throughout the world and this home is easily at the top of our list and we hope to return in subsequent summers. Jojo is such a professional to deal with and was always responsive to our questions throughout the process. I cannot say enough about how thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable it was to stay in this Cliffs community home. Thanks, JoJo, for such a memorable vacation -- we hope to return next summer!!"
    Guest: Mark F. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 7, 2014
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  • Perfect for a Large Group!

    "I wanted to plan a reunion trip to a Clemson football game with many other friends, but was having trouble finding a home large enough to accommodate our group. I was beginning to look at renting two smaller homes when I found this listing. John is a wonderful owner; he is very prompt, friendly and informative if you have any questions about the property. I booked the trip and the house was better than I could have ever imagined - The house is massive inside! The bedrooms are set up well, and the two kitchens and living rooms are wonderful. There are plenty of bathrooms and the house was clean with tons of linens. Everyone was comfortable during our stay! The dock was perfect for our rental pontoon, and the location is very close to campus. I am extremely happy with how everything worked out, and cannot wait to rent this property again!"
    Guest: Julie Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 15, 2014
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Upcountry Travel Tips

South Carolina Upcountry Lodging in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Set in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, South Carolina Upcountry vacation rentals are found in a wonderful location. The "Upcountry" is made up of the counties of Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg and Cherokee. Visitors to this unique paradise may wish to use Greenville/Spartanburg airport which is served by most major airlines. For those looking to drive here, the region has excellent major roads with I-85 running through the area, connecting to I-385. There are also several highways, such as US 123 (Calhoun Memorial Highway), US 25, US 29 and US 279.

The Upcountry of South Carolina has less subtropical weather than the coast, with hot summer temperatures averaging between the mid-80s to high-90s Fahrenheit. Winters fall below freezing but rain is more likely than snow.

Wonder at the Waterfalls of South Carolina

With at least 25 waterfalls around these South Carolina Upcountry lake rentals, visitors may find at least two vacations here are required to explore them all. Each and every one is well worth the effort it takes to get to them, ranging from an easy hike up to difficult climbs. The Brasstown Falls is a moderately difficult hike, with the reward of three waterfalls. For the more adventurous, head to Long Creek Falls. This 1.6-mile unofficial trail may not be well-marked but the 50-foot cascade is worth the effort. Those seeking a moderately easy walk will find the waterfall at the Station Cove Historic Site is a nice one to start with. An added bonus is the wonderful wildflowers and rare plants growing along the way.

Explore the Mountains, Parks and Towns

There is much to keep even the most demanding visitor occupied around South Carolina Upcountry lake rentals. The obvious attractions are the outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and climbing. However, there is much more on offer in this wonderful region. If visitors want a thrill to remember, the whitewater rafting is amazing! The State Parks here are all worth visiting, with great recreation activities, trails to be explored and lakes to be fished.

Among the many parks is Keowee-Toxaway State Natural Area. This area, with its incredible vistas of the Blue Ridge and woods brimming with wildflowers, rhododendrons, mountain laurel and more, is seriously breathtaking. Here, visitors can hike the trails through the 50,000 acres of undisturbed, protected land to view the 2,000-foot fall where the Blue Ridge Mountains lead to the Piedmont below.

No trip to South Carolina Upcountry vacation rentals will be complete without a visit to Devils Fork State Park. Why? Because it is the only public access to Lake Jocassee, an undeveloped 7,500-acre reservoir hidden deep in the Blue Ridge. This area is great for lakeside fishing, boating, and even scuba diving. While here, visitors should keep the camera handy; they might spot one of the black bears that live here. Hiking the nature trails, visitors should also keep an eye out for the bald eagles and peregrine falcons that swoop through the bright blue skies.

Turkeys and Bobcats and Bears! Oh My!

Imagine waking in your chosen South Carolina Upcountry lodging to watch the wildlife--turkeys, wild boar, deer, racoon and, if you are very lucky, a bear--within an easy drive to the nearest town. These spacious properties provide everything you need to make your dream vacation. Many come with extras such as hot tubs, DVDs and games systems. Visitors with four-legged family members will find a choice of properties that cater to them too. No one is overlooked!

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