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Recent Upcountry reviews

  • 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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  • Beautiful Wooded Setting

    "Our four-night stay in this beautiful home couldn't have been more perfect! Our daughter's wedding reception was at the nearby Hotel Domestique, and this home was less than two minutes away by car. The home sits in a beautiful wooded setting with enormous windows and view of the woods. It's rare to see something on the internet and find it's exactly like the pictures....even better! We had the bridesmaid's hair and makeup done at the house. Although the makeup technician brought her own lamp & chair, the natural light in the living room windows made it a perfect setting. We were able to have brunch items displayed on the beautiful kitchen island and a relaxing few hours before the ceremony. The home is an easy 30-minute drive from downtown Greenville and a short 10-15 minute drive to Travelers Rest where you can access many grocery stores, Wal-Mart, restaurants, etc. Although we didn't do any significant cooking, the kitchen is fully equipped to handle any large group. There are multiple coffee pots, slow cookers, and appliances of every kind.....it has it all! The only thing we actually had to buy was bath soap! It is not provided so you need to be prepared to bring it with you or put it on your shopping list. For that special dinner out, you can dine at Restaurant 17 at Domestique. Chef Adam is phenomenal. There is a three-car garage, but we didn't know the code to open the doors. We must have missed that in the welcome book. Regardless, there was ample parking space for our three cars.....even the extra cars for the temporary hair/makeup session. Although our children ended up bringing their own pack-n-play for their two-year old, there is one available. The Dotsons are very accommodating and made sure everything was "guest ready!" Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home!"
    Guest: Janice M. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 9, 2014
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  • Labor Day Weekend

    "We had an awesome stay at the home. Location is excellent. The dock is awesome and is on deep water. The Master suite is incredible. The house is well kept, open and great for entertaining. The owners are very responsive. We had a wonderful visit and would like to visit again next year."
    Guest: Tony M. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 3, 2014
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  • Well equipped and great location

    "We loved our stay! The house has a great layout, awesome lake access and could not have been more well stocked. We found great useful items in the kitchen, the bathrooms, etc. The house has plenty of space for two families and gave everyone their own privacy. We loved it and will be back again!"
    Guest: -SC Beach Lovers! Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 2, 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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