The Coolest Small Hotels in Greenville SC - Ty Houck- Boss of the Swamp Rabbit Trail

Meet Ty Houck, the "Boss" of the Swamp Rabbit Trail, in Greenville SC, as we like to call him. Ty has been involved with South Carolina State Parks, SC trails, building mountain bike trails in South Carolina, and the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail just to name a few of his accomplishments. Ty attended Furman University and returned to the area in the early 2000's and has been a key figure building and expanding the popular 20+ and growing greenway trail we love called the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. Ty was also involved with adding more miles of mountain bike trails at Paris Mountain State Park in Greenville SC and we talk about his favorite trail in the park. We learn some fun facts about how those trails were built and much more so watch below to hear more of Ty's story!

He is an advocate for bike friendly cities and has made a great contribution of time and talent to the ever expanding GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. Ty's official title is Director of Greenways, Natural and Historical Resources for Greenville County Recreation District. You can contact Ty at Come ride the Swamp Rabbit Trail right out the front door at our bike friendly hotels and bike friendly lodging along the trail close to all the downtown Greenville and downtown Travelers Rest, SC restaurants and attractions. Come ride, hike, walk and explore all that Greenville, SC has to offer! Perfect getaway! #yeahTHATgreenville #bikeinnbikeout

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Mentioned in the video:

Furman University

SC State Parks

Paris Mountain State Park

Tour de France

George Hincapie

Hincapie Sportswear

Holowesko|Citadel p/b Arapahoe Resources

Caesars Head

Tour of California


Half Moon Outfitters

Upstate SORBA

Alley Cat Rides

Hampton Station

Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery

Cafe at Williams Hardware

Verdae Development

Hands on Greenville

San Souci Swamp Rabbit Trail Access

LIV Greenville



Experience Asheville To Greenville

The beauty, southern hospitality, and overall experiences that await travelers to Asheville, North Carolina and Greenville, South Carolina have us thinking there's a new way to experience it all. You've heard of the staycation, but why not build an itinerary that allows you to experience the best of two neighboring cities over the course of a few days. We won't quit our day jobs, but we think we're on to something with the Ville-cation.  

We think the best way to start your Ville-cation experience is with a few good night’s sleep. Start your adventure by checking into one of the “rooms” offered by Asheville Glamping. Personally, we love the Deluxe Bell Tent. Not a camper? Don’t worry, that’s the whole point of glamping. You’ll still get a fabulous night’s sleep on a Queen memory foam mattress, but with all the mountain views and stargazing you’d expect from an outdoor experience. Start the next morning with a cat head biscuit from Biscuit Head and make sure you’re properly fueled for your day exploring what some are calling Beer City USA. No matter what type of food you’re hungry for, Asheville has it. Whether it’s the brewery tours or the outdoor adventure of this welcoming mountain town, you’re sure to work up an appetite and have it satisfied without any problem.

Once you’ve completed the first leg of your Asheville to Greenville tour, it’s time to head to the second destination. Just over sixty miles down Highways 26 and 25, you’ll find Greenville, South Carolina. Not long ago an afterthought of a city on the drive from Charlotte to Atlanta, Greenville is now the place some outdoor enthusiasts are referring to as the next Boulder. Yeah, you heard us. Greenville has it all. This town has mountains, bike trails, a foodie scene that has Charleston paying attention, and a brewery scene that holds its own against much bigger cities. When you arrive in Greenville, stop just outside town for a craft brew at Swamp Rabbit Brewery, named after the town’s rails to trail Swamp Rabbit Trail. Walk to your room for the night at Swamp Rabbit Inn Travelers Rest, or hop in the car and head for the original Swamp Rabbit Inn in downtown Greenville.

Experience the blossoming restaurant scene in Travelers Rest, which features tacos, BBQ, pizza, and even an American style Gastro-pub. After refueling and resting, it’s time to explore the city now known as yeah THAT Greenville and find out what all the buzz is about. Start your day with a Happy & Hale breakfast and take in some of the museums on Heritage Green. There’s art, history, and even a children’s museum that will have young and old alike delighting in learning and exploring in new ways. Grab one last local beer at Birds Fly South, just off the Swamp Rabbit Trail, and top off your experience with tacos from White Duck Taco next door.

As you wrap up your Asheville to Greenville experience and reflect on all these two neighboring Southern cities have to offer, perhaps you’ll set the bar higher next time. No matter how you choose to experience The Villes, check in to Asheville Glamping and Swamp Rabbit Inn for hospitality like no other, in two towns that are like no other.

Ready to score an Asheville to Greenville getaway of your own? Swamp Rabbit Inn is partnering with Asheville Glamping to give away a free night at one of our Inns (Greenville or Travelers Rest), and a free night at select accommodations at Asheville Glamping along with a swag bag of goodies from both places. To enter, simply like both Swamp Rabbit Inn and Asheville Glamping on Facebook. Then, like the contest post, and tag your favorite travel buddy you'll bring along when you win, and share the contest post. Earn an additional contest entry by liking both Swamp Rabbit Inn and Asheville Glamping on Instagram. Contest runs Thursday, April 12 through Thursday, April 26. Winner will be announced Friday, April 27.

No purchase necessary to win. Contest is not endorsed or produced by Ville to Ville Relay, Facebook, or Instagram.

Winner must respond and claim prize within one week of announcement or forfeit winnings.

Prize has no cash value. Must be 21 years of age or older to enter. 

Rent a Bike in Downtown Greenville, SC at the Bike Shed at the Swamp Rabbit Inn

We offer bike rental in downtown Greenville on-site at the Swamp Rabbit Inn's Bike Shed for both our guests and to the public!  Rent a bike in downtown Greenville from the Bike Shed at the Swamp Rabbit Inn and ride to the Swamp Rabbit Trail, 20+ miles of paved bike trail, just two blocks out our front door. bike rental in greenville, sc

Our bicycle rental fleet includes 11 Specialized City Bikes with 7 speeds and 2 Jamis 3 speed cruiser bikes perfect for riding the Swamp Rabbit Trail or around downtown Greenville SC.

Our rates are:

4 hours @ $15

8 hours @ $25

Overnight @ $45

Please call for a reservation 864-517-4617 or email us at

A helmet and lock are provided with your bike rental.  The Bike Shed is open 9-5 Friday - Monday from Memorial Day to Labor Day but please call ahead and reservations are highly recommended.  We rent in the off season by appointment only.

rent a bike in downtown Greenville SC from the Bike Shed at the Swamp Rabbit Inn

Please review our bike rental agreement which will need to be signed at time of rental.  Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your rental time at our Bike Shed in the parking lot of the Swamp Rabbit Inn located at 1 Logan Street, Greenville SC 29601.  Call us at 864-517-4617 with any questions!

We also have great events each month at the Bike Shed at the Swamp Rabbit Inn like our Truck Inn Tuesdays the second Tuesday of the month for a local block party with live music and a Food Truck.  Join us for some local fun!

Swamp Rabbit Inn Truck Inn Tuesday

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