The Blessing of the Bikes in Greenville, SC
May 6, 2017, Greenville, SC M Judson Booksellers and the Swamp Rabbit Inn present the second annual Blessing of the Bikes will take place at 10am on the front steps of M Judson Booksellers at 130 S Main Street in Greenville, SC 29601 at 10am. Father Duncan of St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Greenville will give the blessing and City Council member Amy Ryberg Doyle will speak about National Bike Month and bike safety. Similar ceremonies have been held in New York City, Boston and Los Angeles.
A group ride will follow the blessing on the Swamp Rabbit Trail to the Swamp Rabbit Cafe and back to M Judson Booksellers for those who wish to participate. This is a family friendly, casual ride to raise awareness for bike safety, remember those who have lost their lives on a bicycle and celebrate our vibrant bike culture in the Upstate of South Carolina.
Please bring your bikes and gather in front of M Judson starting at 9:45. The blessing will begin at 10:00am and the ride will follow. This is a family friendly event and helmets are required. Parking is available at Poinsett Garage located at 25 W. McBee Avenue.
Here is a great opportunity to experience what it’s like to go on a Trek Travel bike trip with a free guided ride this Sunday, April 9, 2017 departing from Hotel Domestique in Travelers Rest, SC.
This week we had the pleasure of talking with reporter Rudolph Bell with the Upstate Business Journal and appreciate the mention on their website!
Add a European-style inn to the businesses that have blossomed in Travelers Rest along the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail. Wendy Lynam, owner of the successful Swamp Rabbit Inn near the trail in downtown Greenville, is launching a sister inn near the trail in downtown Travelers Rest.
Thank you to the TR Tribune for mentioning our new location, the Swamp Rabbit Inn TR at 426 S. Main Street, Travelers Rest, SC right on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, a 21 mile paved bike trail from Greenville, SC to Travelers Rest, SC.
TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – Swamp Rabbit Inn & Properties has purchased the Magnolia Inn in downtown Travelers Rest, adding to it’s collection of bike-friendly hotel alternatives along the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Located at 426 S. Main St., the property will operate as The Swamp Rabbit Inn TR, according to proprietor Wendy Lynam.
Please consider joining us on Thursday, January 26, 2017 for a very special evening with Chef Michael Kramer about to open the much anticipated – Jianna Restaurant – in downtown Greenville in 2017! Use code JIANNA at time of booking to get 10% off room rates 1/26/17 – 1/28/17 and make a weekend of it in lovely downtown Greenville, SC!
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January 16, 2017, Travelers Rest, SC – The Swamp Rabbit Inn and Properties buys the Magnolia Inn in downtown Travelers Rest, SC to add to it’s collection of bike-friendly hotel alternatives along the Swamp Rabbit Trail.
The Magnolia Inn has been operating in Travelers Rest since 2008 and includes a main house with three guest rooms, a full kitchen, dining room and living room. In addition to the main house is a coach house, a studio and a two bedroom cottage. There is also an RV/tiny house pad equipped with water, electricity and hi-speed internet. All guests can enjoy the pool area, gazebo, and beautiful grounds. The entire complex accommodates up to 16 people.
The property will operate as The Swamp Rabbit Inn TR and is located at 426 S. Main Street in the vibrant, trendy town of Travelers Rest. Just a few steps from the Swamp Rabbit Trail and many new restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, a craft brewery, farmers market, and outdoor concerts, guests will have many great options right out the front door.
Located in the Upstate of South Carolina, Travelers Rest is close to Greenville, SC and Furman, North Greenville and Clemson University. Guests can rent bikes on site or bring their own to ride all the world class cycling routes in the area. The Upstate is an outdoor lovers paradise with abundant trails, waterfalls, lakes and mountains.
In 2014, Wendy Lynam opened the first Swamp Rabbit Inn in downtown Greenville at 1 Logan Street catering to visitors and business travelers looking for an affordable, more relaxed alternative to a hotel. She has since added five more vacation rentals along the trail and the former Magnolia Inn will be the sixth in the collection of fresh and funky, IKEA adorned properties. “Many of our guests come here to cycle and explore the area’s beautiful outdoor amenities by day and all the great restaurant and entertainment options by night. I have set up the properties to appeal to cyclists coming to enjoy our fabulous 21 mile Swamp Rabbit Trail the gateway to some of the best cycling in the Country.”
There will be a big Estate Sale at the Magnolia Inn this Thursday, January 19 – 21, from 10 – 2 each day.
Wendy Lynam, Owner
We were thrilled to have the Swamp Rabbit Inn mentioned in this recent article in Money Magazine. Check out April!
MONEY has mapped out the best deals for a year of adventures, including Sonoma, Calif.; Hawaii; Vermont’s Lake Champlain; and Buenos Aires.
Book your stay at the Swamp Rabbit Inn today! #bikeinnbikeout #yeahTHATgreenville
Check out this Rad Video from @PivotCycle and @PinkBike Filmed in Greenville, SC and the Swamp Rabbit Lodge
This Fall these dudes stayed at the Swamp Rabbit Lodge and rode Paris Mountain #Cranksgiving
The Pivot-Reynolds enduro team is comprised of three guys, from three very different parts of the country, and with three distinctive riding styles. 2016 was a decidedly mixed bag for the three amigos.
We cater to cyclists. Check out our properties at www.swamprabbitinn.com and come ride in Greenville, SC. #bikeinnbikeout
We are anxiously awaiting the opening of two new restaurants from our two favorite chefs in Greenville. Chef Gregory McPhee is about to open the Anchorage in the Village of West Greenville about a mile from the inn.
Chef Michael Kramer is set to open Jianna in early 2017 right across from beautiful Falls Park in the heart of downtown Greenville.
But wait there’s more … many more new restaurants coming to Greenville in 2017. You might want to check your calendar and plan a getaway to Greenville in the next few months!
If the buzz on the interwebs is any indication, a lot of folks are happy to see 2016 pack up and be gone already! Still, there was great fun to be had here in Greenville and at the Inn. Next week we’ll do a little wrap up and review. But, as of this writing it is Christmas Day, so while you are knee deep in crumpled wrapping paper here’s a list of some of the goings on for New Year’s Eve if you haven’t yet made plans… Please click the links for tix and times.
Resolution Run at Trailblazer Park – a 3, 6 and 12 hour timed ultra. Starting at 7 a.m. All races finish at 7 p.m. Free event, donations welcome. At 235 Trailblazer Drive.
Furman Paladins vs Citadel Bulldogs men’s basketball at Timmons Arena. On Furman campus, 3300 Poinsett Highway, December 31st at 12 Noon.
Childrens Museum of the Upstate Countdown to Noon From 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. “Come to TCMU to ring in the “noon year” at our annual pajama party! Children are invited to the museum in their pajamas to play games, make resolutions, create noisemakers, and participate in a scavenger hunt. We will countdown prior to noon as part of our celebration! This event is free with the cost of admission. Please note the museum will close at 3pm.” At 300 College Street.
New Year’s Eve 2017 Southern Gala – Big and glamourous, at the Hilton 45 West Orchard Park Dr. Benefitting the National Alliance of Mental Illness Greenville and Tell Every Amazing Lady about Ovarian Cancer! Black tie optional.
Larkin’s Roaring Twenty – 17 Party Calling all Flappers and Gatsbys! A costume ball with live music from Deep Dish Dixieland and Craig Sorrels. At the Sawmill, 22 Graves Dr.
Alchemy Comedy Theater at Coffee Underground has three shows to entertain you starting at 7:30 – New Year’s Eve Improv All-Stars: Fast-paced Clean Comedy Games, G-Vegas: New Year’s Eve Live Comedy Game Show, and New Year’s Eve Show and Countdown. All at 1 East Coffee St.
Two Levels, Two Parties, One Night – at Aloft – VIP Diamond Party on the 3rd Floor with Live Music with the Michael Blythe Conspiracy, Champagne Toast, Purple Rain Cocktail, Heavy Hors d’oeuvres, Party Favors, Photo Booth, and access to the… Wxyz Pearls Party with DJ Craz-e Crane and DJ Scientist, Champagne Toast and Party Favors. Aloft Hotel at 5 N Laurens St.
Upstate Craft Beer Co with My Girl, My Whiskey and Me Live music at 400 Augusta. It’s free!
New Year’s Eve bash at Birds Fly South – At 1320 Hampton Ave Ext. Live music from Circus Mutt and Robino’s catered three-course Italian dinner.
Sip New Year’s Eve – A rooftop party with live acoustic music and buffet. At SIP Whiskey & Wine, at 103 N main #400.
New Years Eve Celebration with Dr. Mac Arnold and Plateful of Blues – Options of dinner and a show or just the show! In The West Village at 1237 Pendelton St.
New Year’s Eve Hop Drop at the Swamp Rabbit Brewery and Taproom. No cover. Ellada Kouzina’s truck will be on hand for dinner service. DJ Austyn with Premiere Entertainment will spin dance music. At 26 S Main in Travelers Rest.
New Year’s Eve Revelution 2017 – At Revel, 304 E Stone. Featuring exclusive catering from Good Life Catering, photobooth, midnight confetti and a champagne celebration and ball drop. Music by DJ Supa Skip and DJ EZ.
New Year’s Eve w/Terence Young – Live music at Blues Boulevard Jazz, 300 River St. Please click the link for all the details.
Give a wonderful send off to 2016! Dream Big. Dance. Make excellent wishes. Get each other home safe. See you next year!