Discover a selection of 391 vacation rentals in Salem, SC that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $95 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Salem. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Throw yourself into the great outdoors

It's the outdoorsy goings on around this bite-sized town that entice vacationers to this part of South Carolina, and your Salem vacation rental will put you in a prime position to enjoy them all. Nearby Nantahala National Forest and Gorges State Park, just over state lines in North Carolina, will help you get your hiking fix, while on the other side of town are holiday-friendly Lake Keowee and Lake Joocasee. Don't let the fact that they're man-made reservoirs put you off—they have pristine waters, dramatic mountain backdrops, and adrenalin-raising activities aplenty.

Things to do

Combine countryside thrills with big town chills

Hitting the trails and frolicking in the waters near your Salem vacation rental will keep you plenty busy, but should you find yourself craving some big town excitement, then the nearby town of Greenville is at your service. Tucked into the Appalachian foothills, with the Reddy River twisting through the city center, it's home to just 70,000 people, but punches way above its weight when it comes to boutiques, bars, and fancy dining. Culture fans should hightail it to the County Museum of Art, which has works by Southern artists spanning hundreds of years.

Activities

Adrenalin rush on land and in the water

Brush off your hiking boots and polish your kayaks! When you bed down in a Salem vacation rental, you won't be able to resist the call of the wild. Nantahala National Forest has 600 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, as well as areas for off-road vehicle fun and horseback riding. Neighboring Gorges State Park is home to waterfalls, trout streams, and rainforest. At both Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee, you can sail, kayak, and water ski, and with waters so clear, you can even try your hand at scuba diving.

Weather

Fun in the South Carolina Sun

Like the rest of South Carolina, Salem has a humid subtropical climate, which means that summers are hot and muggy with regular rainstorms, while winters are short, mild, and pretty dry. Summer highs hover around 90 degrees in July and August, while average winter temperatures tend to peak in the upper 50s between December and February. As a major summer vacation destination, you'll be more likely to score yourself a bargain on your Salem vacation rental between the fall and the spring, as soon as school is back in session.

Natural features

Discover the green heart of South Carolina

Salem itself is a tiny town of around 150 people, with a quiet main drag and a few long residential streets. It's surrounded by lush countryside, hills and greenery, thanks to its position in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains. To the north are the thick forests, hills, and streams of both Nahantla State Forest and Gorges National Park, while below are clear lakes of Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee. Head further south and its gets hotter, drier, and flatter as you head towards the beaches of the Atlantic.

How to get there

How to get to and around Salem

The nearest airport is in Greenville, SC (GSP-Greenville-Spartanburg Intl.), located 42 mi (67.6 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Salem, SC?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 391 vacation rentals around Salem. From 319 house rentals to 57 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent Houses in Salem?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 319 Houses in Salem. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Salem include:

  • Cabins: 57 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 54 rentals available
  • Cottages: 54 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Salem?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 76 vacation rentals with pool available in Salem. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.