- Automatic Taco
- Pet Friendly and Kid Friendly
- Best Bartender (Marie)
- Great Live Music
- Tour the inn
- Local Makers
- Local Craft Beer
- Free parking
- Meet great people
This year’s Swamp Rabbit Music Fest, our second annual event, was an absolute success. In anticipation of the growth of the event, and to highlight our newest property, we moved the music festival to Travelers Rest. It was the best decision we ever made to host the Swamp Rabbit Music Fest at the Swamp Rabbit Inn in downtown Travelers Rest. Our newest property features ample free onsite and adjacent parking, easy access to downtown Travelers Rest and the Swamp Rabbit Trail.
If you missed the Swamp Rabbit Music Fest or want to relive it, view our quick video of the night: Swamp Rabbit Music Fest 2017
This year’s Swamp Rabbit Music Fest grew in both attendance and participating musicians and vendors. Local Green did not disappoint by lining up participating bands from the region to suit every music lovers’ taste. As the Inn owner, my favorite moment was when my daughter, Mary, took the stage to sing a rendition of “I’m Yours” and showcase the guitar and vocal skills she has been so diligently working on. If any of you saw me shed a tear during Mary’s performance, call it what you will, but this is one proud Mama!
We are especially grateful to the food trucks who supported the Swamp Rabbit Music Fest, and the on site vendors who added that extra touch to our event. We are especially grateful to Marley Guitars, our festival sponsor, a local maker of custom guitars in Dacusville, South Carolina. This year we were fortunate to have the team from ITK Upstate as our media partner for the Swamp Rabbit Music Fest. ITK Upstate was integral in helping us promote the music fest to the Upstate and their on site photo booth at the event was a favorite with attendees. We could not have increased our attendance without their partnership.
The 2017 Swamp Rabbit Music Fest was an absolute success. Thanks to the collaboration of the artists, food trucks, vendors and media, we were able to donate $2,500 to Feed & Seed. Feed & Seed is working to bring the local food movement to the Upstate, and eliminate food deserts in our community. The work that Feed & Seed does is very close to our heart and we are honored to give back with the proceeds from our event.
This year’s event was such a success we are already planning for the 2018 Swamp Rabbit Music Fest. Mark your calendars for September 8, 2018, and buy your tickets now. We’ll see you there at Greenville’s best local, live music festival!
The second annual Swamp Rabbit Music Festival is quickly approaching this weekend and we have a lot of promotion going on to build excitement. Check out this appearance on WYFF this past weekend with Myra Ruiz where we cover everything from Kringle to Feed and Seed and biking on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.
So many reasons to visit Greenville, SC and Travelers Rest and we look forward to welcoming everyone into our new inn in Travelers Rest for our first event at the new location.
Bring your blankets and chairs and kick back for some great music, food and beverages under the stars at the Swamp Rabbit Inn TR! Get your tickets here.
Local Green and Swamp Rabbit Inn and Properties are joining forces to throw a music festival combining area musicians and original songs at the new Swamp Rabbit Inn TR, located in downtown Travelers Rest at 426 S. Main Street, Travelers Rest, SC 29690. The music festival will be held on September 9 from 5pm – 10pm and will feature local songwriters performing their original work throughout the day. There will be food trucks, craft beer and wine and local vendors and makers. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and $5 for students. Free parking is available on site and attendees are encouraged to bike up to the event on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Local Green musicians and Feed & Seed a non-profit organized to facilitate the local food movement.
Local Green is a homegrown organization bringing together upstate musicians, songwriters, artisans, culinary adventurers, and visual artists. The collective was founded by musicians based in Greenville, SC and Asheville, NC. Now entering its third year, Local Green strives to support earnest and unique artists from the upstate, Asheville, and Charleston areas. From singer-songwriters playing their own, original material to large-ensemble dance parties, from local festivals to an ongoing podcast series, Local Green aims to highlight some of the musical talent active in the region. This largely informal network helps to assist and support its member artists as they develop their musical and personal selves.
Swamp Rabbit Inn and Properties started with the flagship six bedroom inn at 1 Logan Street in downtown Greenville, SC and has expanded opening the Swamp Rabbit Inn TR in March of 2017 and six other properties along the Swamp Rabbit Trail offering short term lodging options and a local experience. Owner, Wendy Lynam, shares a love of live music and and has collaborated with several Local Green musicians at the Truck Inn Tuesday events offered at the Swamp Rabbit Inn. The Swamp Rabbit Inn TR is a great location for individual room rentals and larger groups as it offers plenty of parking and a pool. Our new location is perfect for Furman families and travelers wanting a hip mountain town stay close to the best cycling and hiking in the Upstate. “We like to showcase our other properties by inviting the public into our space with fun events like the Swamp Rabbit Music Fest” Lynam explains.
Music starts at 5:00 PM and will feature short, but energetic sets by these local musicians:
5:00-5:30 – Doug Jones / Simple Syrup
5:35-6:05 – Lesley Diane
6:10-6:40 – Hillary Keane
6:50-7:20 – LOZ
7:30-8 – Jillian Sprague
8:10-8:40 – Mark Dye
8:50-9:20 – Rush
9:30-10 – Lindsay Holler
This is a family friendly, pet friendly event and will go on rain or shine! Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and set up on the front lawn to hang out and listen to some great local musicians all day and into the night. Parking at United Bank, street parking and at Trailblazer Park.
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#SRMF17 New location, same great spirit. Hope to see you there!!
This is how we do Truck Inn Tuesdays at the Swamp Rabbit Inn in downtown Greenville, SC. Everyone is invited to our local block party in the West End of downtown Greenville the second Tuesday of the month (May-October from 6-9pm) for a live band, Automatic Taco food truck, local craft beer, wine and Frose’ and local artisans.
Bring your friends and make new friends at Truck Inn Tuesdays!
Top 10 Reasons To Come to Truck Inn Tuesday at the Swamp Rabbit Inn
Free parking at the end of Logan Street in the big church parking lot (Thank you Refuge Temple!!). Hope to see you there!
Chefs Cycle Dinner For No Kid Hungry at the Swamp Rabbit Inn TR With Chef Kramer of Jianna Restaurant in Downtown Greenville, SC
Have you heard of Jianna Restaurant that opened this Spring in lovely, downtown Greenville, SC? Chef Michael Kramer has done some amazing pop up dinners at the Swamp Rabbit Inn & Properties and we are a BIG fan of his culinary talents. Not only is this man talented as a chef and cyclist but also a big supporter of Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry feeding kids in America. Please watch this video from our dinner at the new Swamp Rabbit Inn TR and learn more about Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry.
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It’s no secret that the Upstate of South Carolina has great cycling! If you are a rails to trails fan the Swamp Rabbit Trail is 22 miles of paved bike trail from Greenville, SC to Travelers Rest, SC, both wonderful destination rides just 10 miles apart. This is a very doable ride for all levels of cyclists.
Looking for something more challenging? Mountain bikers and road cyclists alike can pick from varying degrees of difficulty as you move into the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains..
Check out 20 great rides in the area in Cycling Greenville guidebook written by Innkeeper, Wendy Lynam.
We’ve got both ends of the trail covered with the original Swamp Rabbit Inn in cosmopolitan, downtown Greenville, SC and now the Swamp Rabbit Inn TR in the hipster, mountain town of Travelers Rest, just 10 miles up the Swamp Rabbit Trail near Furman University.
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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.
National holiday on a Thursday? When Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday in November as a national holiday to be observed throughout the land he could guess at, but surely not foresee, its endurance or impact on our culture. He chose Thursday because it did not conflict with the sabbath days of the major religions. During the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt changed it to the fourth Thursday to give retailers more time to sell goods before Christmas, and there Thanksgiving has stayed.
As I sat, gathered with new friends around a long table, many miles from my original home I saw many classic dishes, familiar since childhood, that no Thanksgiving would feel authentic without. I mused on how iconic this shared experience had become. Across the many cultures and cuisines that comprise the tapestry of our nation, on this Thursday one could sit at any feast table in America and find a dish they recognized. There are many adaptations and ethnic variations on the standard menu but it is all about Comfort Food, belonging, coming home, participation and connection. The memories, anticipation, and fulfillment of Thanksgiving are celebrated in the American soul.
For those who travel frequently, major holidays sometimes find them far from loved ones. One can’t help but contemplate the meaning of Thanksgiving themes: home, family, belonging, and of course, favorite foods! Seasoned travelers will tell you that the best way to really enjoy any adventure is to get to know the locals, that “family” can be found or made most anywhere.
Greenville really knows how to do holidays, so come hang out with us! Trade stories. Break bread. Share in celebrations! Here at the Swamp Rabbit Inn we take pride in making our guests feel cozy, comfy, welcome, and ‘at home’. Our philosophy is really just an extension of the warmth of Greenville itself. We want you to feel at ease here and enjoy all that we have to offer. If you’re visiting Greenville during the winter holidays there are plenty of opportunities for festive, frosty fun and we Inn-vite you to join us! The following list should provide a good start for finding holiday cheer.
Greenville is noted for its delightful downtown. Main Street has decked its historic corridor for a wondrous winter and gets the party started with the Poinsettia Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 3rd from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The parade route stretches Main Street from Augusta St. to North St.
In anticipation of Chanukah, Chabad of Greenville and Home Depot are hosting a Menorah Workshop! Sunday December 4th, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Build your own menorah and make your own candles at this fun family event. Free with your RSVP. Traditional holiday music and refreshments and a free construction apron for your little builder. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Click on the link to sign up.
More for the kids, or the kid in you, Ice on Main is back! The outdoor skating rink is open now until Jan 16th 2017. United Community Bank Ice on Main is located on Village Green, in front of the Courtyard Marriott in downtown Greenville, adjacent to City Hall. Check the link for times and tickets.
Next, dive right into a megadose of seasonal décor at the Hyatt Regency for the annual St Francis Festival of Trees display. Need decoration inspiration, or just a rush of childlike awe? This is for you. On display from 12/1 – 12/28, the fest includes the Martinis and Mistletoe kickoff event on Thursday Dec. 1st at 7 p.m. (tix $50). The annual Teddybear Luncheon is on Saturday Dec. 3rd at 11 a.m. Bring a stuffed animal to donate and get a picture with Santa! (adults$15, children $10) All events at the Hyatt, 220 N Main Downtown.
There’s a great mix of live theater on Greenville’s stages this season from traditional standards to the downright edgy. A Miracle on 34th Street will make you believe in magic, Dec. 8th – 18th and Jingle All the Way will delight the children Dec. 13th – 17th, both found at Greenville Little Theater. The International Ballet accompanied by The Greenville Symphony Orchestra will provide the Russian fantasy of The Nutcracker at the Peace Center, Dec. 9th – 11th. Joyful voices rise for Christmas with the Chorale at Furman University, Dec. 9th at 7:30 and the 10th at 3 p.m. Kids will love A Charlie Brown Christmas, Dec. 2nd – 11th at the Peace Center’s Gunter Theater. For something more adult, In the Next Room (The Vibrator Play) is a comedy set in the 1880s at the dawn of electricity… What could go wrong? Playing at the Warehouse Theater, Dec. 2nd – 18th.
Speaking of electricity, how about some electric guitar? The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will stop at Bon Secours Arena on their winter tour to bring us their treasured tale, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” with all the light and sound to spark a winter night. Two performances on December 9, 4pm and 8pm. Click the link for tix.
Downtown Greenville Holiday Happening (Dec. 9th -11th) is where to get your gift shopping on! Peruse Main Street shops in an atmosphere filled with music, food, art and entertainments while taking advantage of many discounts and special promotions. The Swamp Rabbit Cafe kicks off the events on Saturday, December 6th with the Holiday FLEAs. The Food FLEA will be Saturday, 12/ 6 from 11am-3pm, and the Holiday FLEA will be Saturday, December 13 from 11am-3pm.
Savvy Restyle Market is hosting a pop-up Holiday Cottage shop on Saturdays Dec. 10th and 17th. Pop in at 107 N Main St. in Greer, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and shop among the 22 featured artisans’ wares.
Edible Upcountry Holiday Artisan Market will feature edible gift items at M. Judson Booksellers, 130 S Main. Dec. 10th, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Check Judson’s Calendar for holiday story telling events as well.
Need a place to wear that ugly holiday sweater? Swamp Rabbit Brewery and Tap Room in Travelers Rest is hosting Fabulously Festive Holiday Sweater Party Dec. 23rd, 7 p.m. – Midnight. DJs will be spinning the jingle bell rock, and the Ellada Kouzina truck will be pulling up with the Greek eats!
Be dazzled by Roper Mountain Holiday Lights, now in its 25th year, nightly from now until Dec. 30th, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Proceeds from Holiday Lights benefit Rotary Charities and educational programming for the Roper Mountain Science Center.
If you want to get old-fashioned, hop on over to Fountain Inn and stroll into the Christmas Festival. A host of simple pleasures and classic holiday activities beginning with the Christmas Parade on Dec 7th at 5 p.m., and the Rudolph Run Dec 1st at 7 p.m. Click the link for various events through Dec 18th.
If you really want your socks knocked off visit TNT Holiday Light Display in Mauldin, SC from Dec. 1 – Jan. 1.
Whew! If all that does or doesn’t give you holiday overload, Greenville has all the ingredients and quiet nature spaces to saddle up your imaginary reindeer and go in search of a holiday magic to call your own. The Swamp Rabbit Inn, Lodge, and Cottages will be here for you when you need to warm up, crash, re-group and commence the reveling afresh! Do I hear jingle bells…?
Check it out! Swamp Rabbit Music Fest will take place on September 10th from 12pm to 10pm and will feature 11 performers throughout the day, food trucks, craft beer and wine, local vendors and makers, fun, fun fun! This is a family friendly and pet friendly event!
Bring your blankets, chairs, hammocks and enjoy the lovely, pastoral setting right off the Swamp Rabbit Trail just past Furman University at the Swamp Rabbit Lodge at 790 Roe Ford Road, Greenville, SC.
Get your tickets today!! Proceeds benefit local music Local Green and local food Feed and Seed!
Early Bird: $10
At the Door:$15
Call 864-517-4617 or email email@example.com with questions!
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June 14, 2014 … we opened our doors to our first guests. Fast forward two years and we have welcomed hundreds of visitors to the Swamp Rabbit Inn to enjoy Greenville. On June 14, 2016, we will be celebrating our 2 year anniversary at our next Truck Inn Tuesday and hope you can join us!
Truck Inn Tuesdays have become a local favorite gathering in a casual, block party style atmosphere. Bring your friends and help us celebrate all that is local. We take over the deck and parking lot of the Swamp Rabbit Inn and set up tables and seating for a fun, beer garden while enjoying Automatic Taco food truck, My Girl Whiskey and Me playing tunes, craft beer from The Community Tap, Shop the Shed and browse the local makers booths. Bring your friends and family (kid and dog friendly) and make some new friends too! Great for locals and visitors alike.
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