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Recent Upcountry reviews

  • Charming Cottage!

    "This cottage is a wonderful retreat with all kinds of extras! We had family over and used the Weber grill, watched football (plenty of TVs) and enjoyed shopping in Landrum. There are very nice restaurants in Landrum but cooking was easy at the cottage with beautiful dishes, excellent cooking items and more. The bedrooms and bathrooms are just beautiful. Lots of nice linens, lovely antiques and glowing hardwood floors with oriental rugs. Having a washer/dryer was a big plus too. Mountains, lakes, waterfalls and hiking are close by and easy to get to from this location. The owner is delightful and very helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to stay here again!"
    Guest: Marcy Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 2, 2014
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  • Family Reunion / 80th Birthday Party

    "Robin and Kay, WOW...The Second Stay only got better!!! We stayed at your amazing home two years ago and had a great time. When looking for a spot for my Fathers 80th Birthday celebration your house was the first thing that came to mind. We had family travel from all over the country and access to airports for everyone was wonderful. We had 3 generations together for a week of water sports and relaxation. When asked what was everyone's favorite thing they did it was a mix bag of sitting around the fire pit, boating/water sports, cooking in your UNBELIEVABLY equipped kitchen, hiking or just hanging out on the deck catching up. YOUR HOUSE WAS PERFECT!! However, I think the favorite thing hands down was your Aquaglide (all generations). We never laughed so hard trying to get on it! It brings a big smile to my face now as I remember all the fun we had. The memories will forever stay with us. Thank you so very much for opening your home to us. We will be back again for sure!!!"
    Guest: Babs Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 20, 2014
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  • Absolutely perfect vacation!

    "Jenny was absolutely wonderful to work with....always a quick response with great information. The condo was beautiful and very spacious....Jenny the pictures just don't do it justice! There were 5 of us for the week, and we had room to spare. The furnishings were comfortable, everything was clean, the kitchen was extremely well-equipped. If anything, we felt like we didn't have time to use all of the amenities. We brought our boat along, so spent most of our time out on beautiful Lake Keowee. We did play ping pong a few times, but never got the kayaks out (a big regret). We did use the pool twice and played tennis once. For anyone bringing a boat to use during your stay, the slip is very nice, but a bit of a distance from the condo. We loaded everything we needed into the car and drove down to the slip each day, and it worked out beautifully. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone!!!"
    Guest: Paula Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 8, 2014
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  • Great Vacation!

    "Our large family group had a wonderful time at this rental house recently. The house was so clean, beautiful and well decorated.We especially enjoyed the beach area and the dock. Some had fun kayaking and fishing while others relaxed on the patio with a great view! I would recommend this rental to families or any group who wants to have a fun time at a beautiful lake. It is so convenient to Clemson University where relatives were attending. We would definitely rent this house again."
    Guest: Bobbie Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 22, 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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