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Recent Upcountry reviews

  • Great Weekend at the Cottage on the Cove

    "Staying at this cottage was a great way to spend the weekend on Lake Hartwell for a Clemson game!! Much better than staying in a hotel. We were able to spend time with family and friends all in one house. Nicely secluded and close to shopping, restaurants and Clemson. GO TIGERS!! Loved it that it was on the water...next time we may have to bring our boat!! Owners were very nice; will definitely want to stay here again!! :-)"
    Guest: The Learns Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: December 5, 2014
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  • Perfect family retreat!

    "We had the best time staying at this property. We had 8 adults and 4 teenagers and had plenty of space for the family to sprawl out and enjoy quality family time together. My 85 year old Mamaw really enjoyed the one level and easy walk to the dock. My brother who likes to sleep in loved the private guest house. The kids had a ball in the game room, on the massive deck, playing tag and hide and seek on the 2+ acres, and fishing off the partially covered dock. There is plenty of deck furniture for everyone to be outside together. We loved having the 2 outdoor grills (which were clean and functioning). We also cooked every single meal at the house. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to make a large family meal, including a large crockpot, blender, toasters, etc. We made a couple of trips to town which is close by and offers nice grocery stores and restaurants. There is plenty of parking..(we had 5 cars with no problem) My family cannot wait to come back this spring when school is out! This rental property delivers and in my opinion is a great value!"
    Guest: Callie O. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 6, 2015
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  • INCREDIBLE VIEWS

    "What an incredible place - the views from the family room are amazing. We all enjoyed admiring all of your trinkets from your extensive travel experience. Everyone in our group ( ages ranged from 55 - 17) had things they enjoyed doing - never heard the word "bored" all week which makes for special memories - as we are too aware the kids grow up way to fast, so every moment is special and we treasure them. Thank you for the welcome basket and for sharing this glorious place - it's really hard to beat beautiful sunrises and sunsets - pristine waters - and magnificent mountains - the combination of all of God's creation plus the blessings of family time - really is priceless. I truly love to cook so I was especially thrilled to find the kitchen so well stocked. Loved the Pamona dishes - may have to ask Santa for a starter package. Also I enjoyed looking through the many cookbooks - what a treat."
    Guest: Bret Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 12, 2014
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  • The Perfect Vacation!

    "Listing description is modest--the place is better than described. The photos are accurate but they can't begin to show the amazing view, location and warmth found when you enter the home. The home was immaculate and FULLY equipped. We enjoyed the swimming pool, tennis court, walking trail and dock for our boat. We spent lots of family time on the porch playing games and enjoying the setting. The lake was beautiful and not too crowded; we were the only boat in the area early in the mornings or at sunset. We had all the luxuries of home in a relaxing, yet entertaining environment. The whole family agrees--we want to go back again next year as this year was the perfect vacation!"
    Guest: 3 Generations Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 28, 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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