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Recent Upcountry reviews

  • Perfect for families with children over four years old

    "Our family, which included five adults and seven children ages 4 to 13, had a great time at this house over the weekend. It is exactly as pictured. Positives: 1.Everybody agreed that the beds were comfortable. All of them were actual beds; none of them were sleeper sofas. There were plenty of sheets, blankets, and quilts to go around. 2. The "water toys" were a lot of fun. We enjoyed the john boat, canoe, pedal boat, and kayak. It helped that the weather was unseasonably warm: high of 82 degrees one of the days. 3. The house was very lived-in; nothing too fancy which put our minds at ease concerning the children. 4. The ping pong/pool table was well-used by the kids during our indoor hours. 5. We had brought our own games, but if we hadn't it would have been okay because there were quite a few already there. 6. There were plenty of towels to go around if we had kept track of our own towels and used them more than once. 7. The water pressure in the showers was great. 8. There was a basket of goodies on the table welcoming us upon check-in. It was the perfect start to our vacation and such a nice touch. Negatives: 1. The water heater is apparently too small to accommodate 12 people. I was always the first to take a shower in the morning, and by the time I was finished, the water was already cooling off. Several family members commented that their showers had been cold. 2. The kitchen, while well-equipped, was very small. The table in the kitchen only seats four. There is, however, a picnic table on the screened porch. 3. One of the bedrooms in the basement was also the home to the hot water heater (I think) which is out in the open and not in a closet. We didn't feel comfortable having any of the kids sleep in that room because if they had awakened during the night, it probably would have scared them. My brother and sister in law graciously volunteered to sleep in that room, but I'm not sure they slept very well because of the noise. 4. The home is not very aesthetically pleasing. The furniture in the great room leaves much to be desired. There was a comfortable couch but everything else was wicker with vinyl cushions. Nothing in the house matches and there is not even a color scheme of any kind. However, as I said above, it was nice not to be afraid the kids were going to mess anything up."
    Guest: R and H S. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 28, 2014
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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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  • Wonderful Get-Away!

    "What a wonderful way to spend a fall weekend! It was cool enough that we had a fire in the fireplace, which added to the coziness of the cabin, but not cold enough to keep my sons from venturing out on the lake in the canoe, paddle boat and paddle boards. The moment you walk in you just feel peaceful and relaxed, time seems to move a little slower as you enjoy a cup of coffee on the screened in back deck. We will definitely be returning to this special place!"
    Guest: Carroll Family Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 5, 2014
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  • Met our familie's needs beautifully

    "We were in Seneca for a long weekend, attending a relative's wedding. We wanted our daughter and son in law to stay with us and be conveniently located to stores, restaurants, and relatives living in the area.. We chose Faye's home and it was perfect. The house was clean, well supplied, and we lacked for nothing. My husband and I took a morning walk and explored the neighboring streets, findings the residents very friendly. Great example of the southern hospitality we hear about. Finally, Faye and her husband were wonderful hosts and easy to reach when needed. We will plan to return."
    Guest: Jan Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 30, 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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