I met this family just an hour or so after they arrived at the inn. Natasha, the mom, greeted me at the door and was worried because a milkshake had been spilled in the room and she took care of it and wanted me to know about it. It was at that point that I realized that we really are a family friendly inn. Everything wiped clean and had she not told me, we would have never known.
That is why I chose IKEA for the inn. I want families to feel at home and not worry about anything being ruined, and if it ever is … no big deal. Our guests are so gracious and fill our inn with their fun and stories and never for a minute do I worry about the furnishings. They are durable, stylish and take whatever we happens to them. I am so glad that we can have wonderful guests call us their home away from home. It was an awesome week at the inn! This family was traveling from Canada to the Southern United States to meet their online friends in real life (IRL) that they made through writing their blog. Meet Dave and Natasha and their lovely children who graced our inn this week…
Open from 9-5 today and 10-5 on Sunday.
Half day: $15 Full day: $25
Call 864-230-1030 or stop by 1 Logan Street, Greenville, SC 29601
Take a virtual tour of the Swamp Rabbit Inn in downtown Greenville, SC and come stay with us the next time you visit Greenville!
With the weather becoming absolutely beautiful in downtown Greenville, SC we thought you might enjoy this outdoor dining guide by Greenville food blogger Gap Creek Gourmet:
Here is a link to an article in this week’s Upstate Business Journal about our two new properties – The Swamp Rabbit Lodge and The Swamp Rabbit Cottage #bikeinnbikeout. Come visit Greenville! Hope to see you soon!
We love artists! This past weekend we had, Emi Sunshine, a very special young guest stay at the Swamp Rabbit Inn and the Furman Cottage while performing in downtown Greenville and Travelers Rest. She has performed at the Grand Ole Opry three times now and is one to watch. She takes a very personal approach to connecting with her fans and we just loved having her stay with us. Listen to her here and watch her perform on her You Tube channel.
Thank you to blogger Tanya DeOliveira of Biking In The Upstate for this review of “Cycling Greenville SC” guidebook:
Click here to read full review …
Here is a snippet of the review …
Monday, February 23, 2015
Book Review: Cycling Greenville South Carolina
I’m ready for spring! What about you? No better way to shake off the cold winter by dreaming and preparing for the spring riding season. And there’s a book out about cycling – road, mountain and recreational – that you will want to put on your must read list!
As I mentioned in a recent post, I had the opportunity to read the book Cycling Greenville South Carolina. Wendy Lynam, local cyclist, owner of the Swamp Rabbit Inn and Greenville entrepreneur, wrote this book because the Greenville area lacked a bicycle-riding tour book.
Book available locally and online.
This book is an easy to read and navigate paperback that will have you planning the next group and solo rides in Greenville County and the surrounding area. I consider myself a dreamer when it comes to long distance rides, and this book has me inspired to take on new, longer and challenging routes.
Read the full review here.
Looking for a unique alternative to a hotel for your next business trip to Greenville SC? Stay at the Swamp Rabbit Inn, your home away from home. We have six comfortable rooms all with free WiFi, a desk, comfy bed, Kuerig, free parking, bike rental, community kitchen and gathering room furnished entirely in IKEA. Simon Madjumdar, Food Network judge, recently was a guest of the inn called it the “most comfortable bed he has had in a long time!”
The Swamp Rabbit Inn is conveniently located just two blocks from Main Street in Greenville’s Historic West End and two blocks from the Swamp Rabbit Trail, an 18 miles paved bike/running trail. Continental breakfast is served each morning and the fridge is stocked with healthy breakfast foods for self serve. Live like a local whether visiting Greenville for the first time or a frequent traveller.
The inn is walking distance to many restaurants, bars, Flour Field baseball stadium, The Peace Center, Falls Park and many great shops and galleries. Looking for some exercise? We are just steps away from the Kroc Center a full service gym with day passes and an indoor pool, Kroc Center Tennis Complex, Swamp Rabbit Crossfit with drop in policy, Zanti Power Yoga Studio and The Swamp Rabbit Trail. Bring your bike. We have in room bike stands and wrote the book on “Cycling Greenville”. A free copy will be waiting for you in your room with 20 great rides in the area.
We have great weekday rates for business travelers and offer a small, creative meeting space for team building, collaboration, retreats, lunches and more. Great outdoor spaces with large deck, outdoor bar with TV, grill, corn hole boards, bonfire pit and full service bike shed with mechanic and bike rental.
We would like you to make us your home away from home on your next business trip. Book your room today and tell your friends about us!
We were honored to be asked to comment on this story of expanding the Swamp Rabbit Trail. We are so fortunate to live in a community where our public officials truly get it and know a good thing when they see it. Greenville County Council and Greenville City Council our hats go off to you for your support of this bike/recreation trail that has had and will continue to have a huge impact on our community and visitors to our area. Thank you!
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. —Greenville and Greenville County are one step closer to building some bridges.
Greenville City Council voted unanimously to help pay for the construction of the Greenlink Greenway. Not only will it make the trail longer, supporters say it will connect communities like never before.
The city will invest $2.5 million in the expansion. The project will connect Cleveland Park and Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research, and it will run parallel to Laurens Road.
As part of the deal, Greenville County will build pedestrian bridges on Laurens Road, Haywood Road and Verdae Boulevard. The bridges would connect to the Swamp Rabbit Trail.
“We’re talking about people who need this form of transportation, need this form of recreation, and to have them cross a busy five-lane road or a busy four-lane road like Haywood Road is just not safe and it’s not enjoyable. It doesn’t invite people to get out and be active,” said Ty Houck with Greenville County Parks and Recreation.
Wendy Lynam, owner of the Swamp Rabbit Inn on Logan Street is also excited for the project.
She said extending the trail will bring even more opportunities, not just for businesses but the community as a whole.
“It gives them a new mode of transportation and connecting with the rest of the city in a healthy way on two feet or two wheels,” said Lynam.
Houck said the numbers speak for themselves.
A Swamp Rabbit Trail impact study conducted by Furman and Clemson universities showed more than half a million people used the trail in 2013. The trail also generated $6.5 million in tourism money.
“You’ve seen the business investment, you’ve seen areas in parts of the community that until the trail was there a lot of people didn’t even know that part of the community existed,” said Houck.
The county still needs to secure about $3.5 million in funding before it can break ground on the project.