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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Upcountry reviews

  • Wonderful Home Rental!

    "Impressed! Immediately upon opening the front door we had a warm welcome! Cheery wall color, modern furniture, well kept, organized, clean, nicely furnished, comfortable beds, table set and special little extras: a box of cereal, milk and some snacks... along with toiletry items. Our entire family was extremely happy with our stay! We will definitely return and also recommend this location to others traveling to SC! Thank you Mary Ellen!!"
    Guest: Jess Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 22, 2014
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  • Great house, convenient location!

    "We recently had the opportunity to spend an extended period of time at this home. Although in a country setting, it is conveniently located just a few miles from I-85 and is close to shopping and dining in Anderson, as well as, Clemson. If you enjoy BBQ, The Smoking Pig in nearby Pendleton, is a don't miss! Our stay included visits to Tallulah Gorge State Park in GA, the Falls at Reedy River Park in downtown Greenville, and Caesar's Head State Park in NC. The area does not lack for things to do! The house is very spacious with the master bedroom suite and two of the bedrooms at opposite sides of the house, affording privacy. The house is comfortably furnished and suitable for children. We enjoyed sitting out front soaking up the sun and relaxing on the screened in porch. The fenced in backyard is a great feature if you have children and the attached two car garage is an added bonus. The homeowners live nearby and were able to provide us with lots of good information on the area. They were a pleasure to deal with. We highly recommend this VRBO and hope to return."
    Guest: Julie S. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: April 12, 2014
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  • Wonderful stay!

    "Just got back from a weekend at this house, could not have been more pleased! We took a group of friends down for a Clemson game who had never been before. They loved the whole experience and the house was definitely one of the highlights. The pictures do not do justice to the amazing views that this property provides and the price was one of the best in the area. If you are considering a property to rent in the upstate of SC, look no further!"
    Guest: Ben Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 15, 2014
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  • Lovely!

    "We truly enjoyed this lovely property while attending our daughter's graduation from Clemson. The location on Lake Keowee is beautiful and convenient to Clemson (20 min), to white water rafting (40 min) and to lake attractions such as waterfalls, a jump rock and the Lighthouse restaurant (by water or land). The property is not steep like some on the lake. Also, the rancher style house makes the stay particularly enjoyable for those with mobility challenges. The cottage is a great feature to allow privacy for a couple in the bedroom plus a fold out sofa in the main area. Consider renting a boat to take full advantage of the location!"
    Guest: Ragtop Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 21, 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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