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Recent Upcountry reviews

  • 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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  • 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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  • Nice place to relax

    "House was peaceful with a limited view of Table Rock. The house was clean and had all kitchen gadgets. It was a place to relax and enjoy a week."
    Guest: Peggy H. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 5, 2014
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  • Wonderful Stay! Mary Ellen is Fantastic!

    "First, although my parents and I have rented homes for family vacations from vrbo.com in the past, this is the first review that I have ever written. My fiancé and I stayed in the Studio at the Magnolia Inn for the weekend to be closer to his parents. It was my first time staying in Travelers Rest. Everything exceeded my expectations. Mary Ellen, the owner/property manager, gave great directions, and she even had my name on a chalkboard outside of the Studio's front door welcoming us. Surprisingly, the Studio in "real life" was even better than the posted pictures (... and I thought those were good!). Mary Ellen had a half pint of milk in the refrigerator with a box of cereal waiting for us so that we would have breakfast. She also provided some snacks and a Keurig coffee maker! The Studio has a kitchen and a stacked washer/dryer (which is a total bonus for me). I really enjoyed staying at the Magnolia Inn. I do have to say that I think Mary Ellen's hospitality made the entire stay even better. She is simply fantastic! Overall, it was a wonderful stay, and from now on we will stay at the Magnolia Inn whenever we make the trip to Travelers Rest. To summarize, the Magnolia Inn provides total southern charm with a good dose of exceptional hospitality. Thank you, Mary Ellen!"
    Guest: A Very Happy Traveler Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 3, 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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