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Recent Upcountry reviews

  • Had a great time and wanted to stay longer!

    "We had a great time during our recent stay here. The house was comfortable, the kitchen well equipped, and the price was reasonable. We enjoyed the beautiful view of the lake from the porch, and we had absolutely no problem with the steps. Also, there are no steps from your car to the house, so it was easy to load and unload all the stuff we brought. We love the location of the house because there are 2 really great waterfalls that are about a 30 minute paddle away by canoe, and the house is only a 25 minute drive to Cashiers. This is a very healing place. The house has a relaxing mountain feel with all the handcrafted mountain furniture, and you just feel great after being here. We've stayed here several times and will continue coming back!"
    Guest: stan Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 22, 2014
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  • Perfect Retreat!

    "I have to say, the photos don't do this place justice. It was absolutely charming, with everything one would need for a respite from a busy life. The lake is serene, and just the right size for a canoe or kayak (the house provides both!). Each bedroom is unique and they suited the various personalities of our group - the early riser adored the lake facing porch room while the sleeper appreciated the quiet back room. The kitchen was absolutely perfectly stocked from blender to cast iron frying pans to a whole shelf of spices, something you so rarely see in rental units. It's as if the owners wanted us to feel at home instead just anonymous strangers. There were yoga mats upstairs and the book collection made us all want to come back just to spend time in the library. We will definitely be back!"
    Guest: Lavinia Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: October 22, 2013
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  • Peaceful cottage

    "Very clean cottage with a perfect location for enjoying the lake. This was a last minute rental for us and the owners were extremely helpful and accommodating. The cove is perfect for swimming and fishing with access to the larger lake seconds away. We would like to return for another relaxing week at the lake."
    Guest: Coastal dwellers Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 1, 2014
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  • Perfect basecamp for hiking adventures

    "My wife, our small dog, and myself stayed here prior to hiking up Table Rock Mountain and it was perfect. The home is isolated enough for privacy without being in the middle of nowhere. In fact it's only a 6-minute drive from Table Rock State Park! If you have kids you may want to bring something for them to do as the TV gets few stations but does include a DVD player. Personally, in such a beautiful location, I didn't watch TV at all - outside was ten times prettier. We visited in July expecting swarms of insects but were very pleasantly surprised to find next to none, save for bees and wasps who only bother adventurers foolish enough to disturb their nests. Though I didn't have a chance to check it out during our brief stay, there is a golf course at the entrance to the neighborhood, and we regularly saw other visitors doing for walks around it. The whole area is beautiful and serene. Overall, this rental is great for fellow hikers like my wife and I, but might be a little too woodsy for people accustomed to city-life."
    Guest: Jimbo Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 29, 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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