WELCOME TO THE SWAMP RABBIT INN!!
Welcome to the Swamp Rabbit Inn! We hope that you enjoy your stay with us! Because our goal is to make your stay as comfortable as possible, we believe that the following information will be valuable to you.
Wi-Fi: Enjoy free high speed internet during your stay at The Swamp Rabbit Inn. The network and password information follows:
Network: Rabbit Inn
We also have wifi extender and that network has an EXT extension and uses the same password.
If you should require any assistance while you are our guest, please contact Wendy. For immediate attention, the best way to get in touch with either is to text, phone or email. Contact information follows:
Owner: Wendy Lynam
Cell: 864-517-4617 call or text 24/7
Housekeeper: AJ Maronie 864-901-2941
Physical Address: 1 Logan Street, Greenville, SC 29601 (Link to Google Maps)
Showers: We have a tankless hot water heater. Please make sure you turn the knob to the desired temp and do not adjust towards cold too much. If too much cold water is flooded into the system it can disrupt the temperature of your shower. It may take a minute or two for the shower to heat but once hot it will remain that way.
Thermostats: There is a separate thermostat for the first floor and the second floor in the middle of the hallway. First floor is behind the cycling jerseys in our display. Please feel free to adjust to your comfort.
Continental Self Serve Breakfast at the Swamp Rabbit Inn (not included in whole house vacation rentals)
Our signature breakfast fare includes Kringle, a delicious Danish pastry shipped to us from O & H Bakery in Racine, Wisconsin (the Kringle capital of the world) weekly. We offer Kringle every morning.
Additional breakfast items are stocked in the refrigerator and kitchen and are available to guests on a self-serve basis. The Swamp Rabbit Inn kitchen is stocked with pots, pans, bowls, plates, glasses and utensils. Please make yourselves at home and help yourselves. Snacks are also provided for our guests. Keurig coffee service is furnished in each guest room, as well as in the kitchen. (Note: Please let us know if you are low on coffee supplies in your room during your stay with us.)
An Iron and an ironing board are in the kitchen closet with the washers and dryers. Washers and dryers are available to guests except during the hours of 11am – 4pm. Laundry detergent is available for guest’s use.
We have provided a hair dryer in case you forgot to pack yours – Look in the vanity drawer in your room.
We have 8 city bikes available for rent in The Bike Shed in the parking lot. Please let us know if you would like to use the bikes and we will have them ready for you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or text or call 864-517-4617 to arrange your bike rental. The Bike Shed city bike rentals include a helmet. For your convenience, rental charges can be added to your room bill. The bikes are first come first serve and based on availability so reservations are recommended. This is a great way to explore the Swamp Rabbit Trail two block from the inn. To get to the trail make a left out of the parking lot, go through the stop light at Academy Street and pass the digital sign at the Kroc Center and the trail is on the left (10 miles up to Travelers Rest and Furman University) and to the right (downtown Greenville, good for running but may be crowded for bikes at times). Here is an online map of the trail.
Half Day Bike Rental (4 Hours): $15
Full Day Bike Rental (8 Hours): $25
Other Forms of Exercise Near the Inn (yoga, crossfit, pools, gyms, etc.)
What’s Going On In Greenville
Here are a few apps and websites we recommend to find out what to do while you visit Greenville, SC
Iongreenville – schedules for live music, food trucks, sporting events, etc.
VisitGreenvilleSC – Convention and Visitors Bureua #yeahTHATgreenville hashtage
GVLtoday – daily news on everything Greenville
Greenville360 – a week at a time
Downtown Trolley Route – download the app and catch the free trolly through downtown
The Dining Scene
Greenville is becoming well known for its various dining spots, and nearly every type of cuisine known to man is now available in the area. Here is our list of favorite restaurants to hit while staying in Greenville; many are within an easy walking or biking distance to the Swamp Rabbit Inn!
Check out one of our favorite food bloggers restaurant reviews: www.phantomofthepasta.com
Closest to the Inn
Egg’s Up Grill – A great place for breakfast and or lunch! 31 Augusta Street, (864) 520-2005.
Mellow Mushroom – Hand tossed, stone baked pizzas, salads. Lunch thru dinner. 1 Augusta Street, (864) 233-9020.
The Velo Fellow – A “Publick House” in the British tradition – live music on weekends, vast beer menu, great lunches (weekdays only). Try the Fish and Chips! 1 Augusta Street (back of building below Mellow Mushroom), (864) 242-9426.
Mac’s Speed Shop – Everything you could imagine, and more! Their Beer-Can Chicken and Dry-Rubbed Ribs are popular! 930 South Main Street, (864) 239-0286.
Liberty Tap Room and Grill – Boasting 42 Beers on Tap, an All-American menu and great Happy Hour. Right beside the Greenville Drive Ticket Office at 941 South Main Street, (864) 770-7777.
Purple International Bistro and Sushi – Sapporo, Japan native Chef Jack creates masterpieces, and not just with sushi! 933 South Main Street, (864) 232-3255.
Compadre’s – Fresh Mexican cuisine, great bar! 929 South Main Street, (864) 282-8945.
American Grocery farm to table a short walk from the inn (Wendy’s favorite)
The Anchorage – in the Village of West Greenville
After Hours Late Night Dining in Greenville
Sully’s Steamer’s (open late night weekends) unforgettable steamed bagel sandwiches
Caviar and Bananas
Eggs Up Grille
The Pizza Scene in Greenville – an in-depth look
Sip Wine Bar – Enjoy the beautiful view of downtown Greenville and the mountains to the north of us on Sip’s rooftop wine bar! Beautiful sunsets included, thanks to Mother Nature! 103 North Main Street, (864) 552-1916.
North Hampton Wines – Relax on the patio at North Hampton Wines and enjoy delicious wines and cheese plates while people watching! 211-A East Broad Street, (864) 271-3919.
Up on the Roof (Embassy Suites, 8th Floor) Best view in Greenville!
Local Hops The Craft Beer Scene in Greenville
Caffeine The Coffee Scene in Greenville – an in-depth look
Larkins on the River at The Peace Center – We love to sit on the patio at Larkins and enjoy the Reedy River sights while dining! White table cloth dining with varied and wonderful cuisine; known for their Chops and Steaks. 318 South Main Street, (864) 467-9777.
Rick Erwin’s West End Grill – Rick Erwin’s West End Grille is a traditional American steak and seafood house with a cool bar, cozy wine cellar and dining room bathed in rich, dark woods. We love their snazzy bar menu! 648 South Main Street, (864) 232-8999.
Hall’s Chop House
Ruth’s Chris Steak House Embassy Suites
Beer & Mussels
The Trappe Door – Have a craving for “Moules Frites” with a great Belgian brew? If so, you will feel like you are in the heart of Brussels the minute you enter this treasure of a restaurant! 23 West Washington Street, (864) 451-7490.
Swamp Rabbit Tap Room & Brewery – Located in Travelers Rest, an easy 10-mile bike ride on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, Ben Pierson (known as the Godfather of Beer) opened Swamp Rabbit Tap Room & Brewery for locals and visitors alike to enjoy his award-winning, finely crafted beers. Food trucks are on-site various days of the week to round out your experience! 26 South Main Street, Traveler’s Rest (across the street from the trail), (864) 610-2424.
Quest Brewing Company – Hand crafted beer and a cool taproom are a great combination! Quest Brewing Company conducts free brewery tours every Saturday afternoon, with the first tour beginning at 2 pm. 55 Airview Drive, (864) 272-6232.
Nosedive – We love to sit outside; known for their creative Pub fare, and one of the best hamburgers in town! 116 South Main Street, (864) 373-7300.
Luna Rosa – One of our absolute favorite places for lunch. Their soups, salads and Paninis are extraordinary – Sit outside when you can! 9 West Washington Street, (864) 241-4040.
Grill Marks – Burgers, boozy milkshakes, great patio
Universal Joint – burgers, tots, salads
Southern Pressed Juicery – cold pressed juice, smoothies, raw food
Lemongrass – Thai
Handi – Indian Buffet
Willy Taco – Tex-Mex (short drive, worth it)
Nice Dinner – Sit Outside (or Inside if Inclement Weather)
Larkins on the River at The Peace Center – White table cloth dining with patio views of the Reedy River, varied and wonderful cuisine; known for their Chops and Steaks 318 South Main Street, (864)467-9777.
Soby’s – Signature dishes include Barbecue Shrimp and Grits, Fried Green Tomatoes with Jalapeno Pimento Cheese and Crab Cakes Remoulade. Outside seating is always a fun option when the weather is nice! 207 South Main Street, (864) 232-7007.
Smoke on the Water – The “go to” spot for Barbeque, great old-fashioned hamburgers and other American fare. Great porch outback, lovely patio in front and inside dining and tap room. 1 Augusta Street, (864) 232-9091.
Hall’s Steak House
The Lazy Goat
Nantucket – Voted Best Seafood Restaurant in South Carolina, Nantucket boasts a great bar, fresh “off the boat” seafood and a killer Sunday Brunch! Right across from the Peace Center. 40 West Broad Street, (864) 546-3535.
Asada – Known for their creative, mission style tacos and their food truck named “Lola”, Asada is on 903 Wade Hampton Boulevard this spring. Short drive, worth it! A Swamp Rabbit Inn Fav!!
Willy Taco – great tex-mex, new to the scene, short drive from the inn
Trattoria Giorgio – House-made pastas with delectable fillings (try the Lobster Ravioli!), authentic sauces, fresh ingredients and a great wine list amp this charming restaurant to the top of our list! (Reservations are recommended.) 121 South Main Street, (864) 271-9116.
Ristorante Bergamo – Northern Italian cuisine – don’t look for meatballs at this chic restaurant! You will enjoy freshly prepared fish, pastas and more. 100 North Main Street, (864) 271-8667.
So many new restaurants have opened please check out chalkboard walls as well for recommendations!
The Spiritual Scene in Greenville – Churches and Sacred Spaces
Only have a short time here? We have developed a list of suggestions for a “Perfect Day in Greenville” according to subject matter to help you get the most out of your stay. Please let us know if you have discovered something we need to add to the list!
Attractions and Places to Explore While in Greenville
Falls Park on the Reedy – located in downtown Greenville’s Historic West End, is home to both the Liberty Bridge and Reedy River Falls. Falls Park is a wonderful place to take a stroll, cycle, people watch, eat (pack a picnic or visit one of several restaurants steps away from the Park including Passarelle Bistro at 601 S. Main Street, Mary’s at Falls Park, 615 S. Main Street and The Lazy Goat at 170 RiverPlace) or just relax and enjoy the scenery! Be sure to check out a performance of the Upstate Shakespeare Festival when in season (free admission) performed in beautiful Falls Park!
GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail – 18+ mile paved, multi-use greenway (meandering along the Reedy River in downtown), is perfect for biking, walking or running. Access is easy from the Swamp Rabbit Inn; it’s only two blocks from our front door (head towards the Kroc Center). Refer to Wendy’s newly published book, Cycling Greenville, South Carolina, for route suggestions. (A copy of Wendy’s book is in every room and in the common areas for guests to plan their cycling destinations!)If heading towards Traveler’s Rest, make a detour to visit the Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery. This jewel is the result of the hard work of two friends with the goal to bring two things to Greenville – incredibly delicious, well-made and high-quality baked goods and coffee; and accessible, locally-grown and produced foods! Located in what was formerly an abandoned building at 205 Cedar Lane Rd, just two miles from downtown Greenville and on the Swamp Rabbit bicycle trail, we are safely accessible by car, bicycle, and foot.
The Kroc Center – State of the art fitness facility with an Olympic pool, full gym, and outdoor tennis courts is steps away at 424 Westfield Street, Greenville (864) 527-5948.
Greenville Zoo – An easy walk or bike ride from the Swamp Rabbit Inn, the Greenville Zoo is located at 150 Cleveland Park Drive on a 14-acre site within Cleveland Park. Call for the latest information and program activities (864) 467-4300.
Heritage Green – Heritage Green, the Upstate’s urban arts and cultural campus, is located on College Street just three blocks from Greenville’s vibrant downtown. Heritage Green is home to the Hughes Library (Greenville County Library System’s Main Library), the Little Theatre, the Upcountry History Museum, the Bob Jones Museum and Gallery, the Children’s Museum of the Upstate and the Greenville County Museum of Art.
Greenville County Art Museum – A “must see” on many visitors’ lists, Greenville County Art Museum is considered the premier American art museum in the South. GCAM is home to the world’s largest public collection of watercolors by iconic American artist Andrew Wyeth and has an impressive collection of paintings and prints by contemporary artist Jasper Johns. (864) 271-7570. Public hours are Sunday 1 pm–5 pm; Wednesday – Saturday 10 am–6 pm. Admission is free.
The Children’s Museum – Open Tuesday through Saturday 9 am-5pm and Sundays 11 am-5 pm. Located in the heart of the three-story museum is a one-of-a-kind, multi-story climbing structure that provides a challenging and dynamic environment for exploration, climbing, crawling and sliding for all ages! 300 College Street, (864) 233-7755.
Bob Jones Museum & Gallery – The Bob Jones Museum & Gallery at Heritage Green rotates special exhibits of works selected from M&G’s world-renowned painting collection along with loans from private and public collections. The second floor features interactive, educational displays for all ages that bring the art and times of the Old Masters to life.
The Museum & Gallery at Heritage Green is no longer open on Sunday afternoons. Also, the Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University is open Tues.-Sat. from 2-5 p.m. Admission at both locations is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $5 for students. Children 12 and under are free. Our website, http://www.bjumg.org, has holiday hours.[Note: The main Bob Jones Museum & Gallery (located on the campus of Bob Jones University) has a massive collection of European Old Master paintings, nearly 200 pieces of Gothic to nineteenth century furniture, approximately 100 works of sculpture, 60 textiles, over 1,000 ancient artifacts and approximately 130 architectural elements that range from stained glass windows to fireplace mantels. Many of these are on view year-round for the public’s study and enjoyment. 1700 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville, (864) 242-5100.]
Upstate History Museum – Workshops, demonstrations, lecture series, book clubs and more can be discovered at the Upstate History Museum. Tuesday- Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday 1 am to 5 pm. Located at Heritage Green, 540 Buncombe Street, Greenville, 864-467-3100.
The Village of West Greenville – Known as Greenville’s Arts District, this former historic mill village community is being revitalized by young professionals and talented artists and is often compared to Charlotte’s NoDa district and New York City’s SoHo area. This urban area in West Greenville is edgy, cool and home to more than 50 artists, Clemson University’s satellite Center for the Visual Arts, The ArtBomb, Dr. Mac Arnold’s Blues Restaurant, Les Beaux Gallery, Midtown Gallery and more!
Dr. Mac Arnold’s Blues Restaurant – Legendary Blues artist Mac Arnold has opened the first and largest Blues venue in The Village, and it is a definite “must visit” place! Enjoy a light dinner with the best Blues in the area! Open for Lunch Tuesday and Wednesday, 11:30 am – 3:30 pm; Thursday 11:30 am – 10:30 pm (Lunch and Dinner), and Friday and Saturday 11:30 am – 11:30 pm (Lunch and Dinner). 1237 Pendleton Street, Greenville, (864) 558-0747.
First Fridays – The first Friday of each month Upstate South Carolina’s art galleries and venues are open from 6 pm to 9 pm year round offering local, regional, and national talents. A wide range of media will be represented: oils, watercolors, acrylics, pottery, jewelry, glassworks, wood works, photography, and mixed media. Step out and support our thriving arts community. Several galleries are located in The Village of West Greenville. (Website for more information: http://www.firstfridaysonline.com/about)
Greenville Drive at Fluor Field – Greenville Drive, a Boston Red Sox Class A Affiliate, brings America’s favorite pastime to Greenville’s Fluor Field in the West End! The stadium mirrors Fenway Park, complete with a mini “Green Monster” and manual scoreboard. Affordable tickets and successful seasons combine to pack the place during the season! 945 South Main Street, (864) 240-4500.
Greenville Swamp Rabbits – ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, The Greenville Swamp Rabbits play at Bon Secours Wellness Arena located at 650 North Academy Street in Greenville. For ticket information, call (864) 674-PUCK (7825).
Nearby Destinations to Include
The Upstate region of South Carolina is home to some of the most popular hiking trails, scenic waterfalls and unrivaled natural beauty in the United States. Picturesque waterfalls within an easy drive from the Swamp Rabbit Inn include:
Raven Cliff Falls in Caesars Head State Park
Carrick Creek Falls in Table Rock State Park
Wildcat Wayside Falls between Caesars Head and Jones Gap
Paris Mountain State Park – Paris Mountain State Park’s roots date as far back as the Great Depression, when it was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. This heritage can still be seen in the preserved stone and timber outside of the renovated bathhouse, now known as the Park Center. Inside, the center features historical exhibits and a classroom to teach young and old about the park’s ecology. Hours and admission fees: Memorial Day Saturday through Labor Day: $5 adults; $3.25 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3/ child age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger. This admission includes access to the designated swimming area when it is open. Remainder of year: $2 age 16+; $1.25 SC Seniors; age 15 and younger free. Open 8am-9pm, daily during daylight saving time. Winter hours: 8am-6pm, daily. Extended to 9pm on Tuesday. 401 State Park Road, Greenville, (864) 244-5565.
Table Rock State Park – Table Rock State Park hiking trails serve as an access point for the 80-mile Foothills Trail. The Table Rock State Park hiking trails take hikers past mountain streams and waterfalls to the tops of Pinnacle and Table Rock mountains. While the park is well known to outdoor enthusiasts for its natural features, Table Rock also has its place in history. Many of the Table Rock State Park structures built by the CCC remain standing and are on the National Register of Historic Places. Hours and admission fees: Memorial Day Saturday through Labor Day: $5 adults; $3.25 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3/ child age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger. This admission fee includes access to the designated swimming area when it is open. Remainder of year: $2 age 16+; $1.25 SC Seniors; age 15 and younger free. Sunday-Thursday 7 am-7 pm (extended to 9pm Friday and Saturday); Sunday-Thursday 7 am-9 pm (extended to 10 pm Friday and Saturday), during Daylight Saving Time. 158 Ellison Lane, Pickens, SC 29671, (864) 878-9813.
Caesar’s Head State Park – Caesar’s Head connects to Jones Gap State Park in what is known as the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, an 11,000-acre area of pristine southern mountain forest. Hikers can take a number of loop and traverse hiking trails that connect the parks, and trailside camping is available for those who choose the longer routes. One of the most popular trails at Caesars Head is the two-mile Raven Cliff Falls trail. This hiking trail leads to 420-foot Raven Cliff Falls, where a suspension bridge offers one of the two publicly accessible overlooks to the falls as they plunge deep into the mountain cove below. Trail access cost: $2 adults; $1.25 SC seniors; age 15 & younger free. Days and Hours of Operation: 9 am-9 pm, daily during daylight saving time. 9 am-6 pm daily, the remainder of the year. Trails close one hour before dark, year round. 8155 Geer Highway, Cleveland, SC 29635, (864) 836-6115.
Jones Gap State Park – Trails and 11,000 acres of pristine mountain woodlands join the park with Caesars Head in what is known as the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. The Jones Gap State Park trails allow hikers to traverse between the two parks, as well as connect to a portion of the Foothills Trail South Carolina hikers know and love. The state’s first designated scenic river, the Middle Saluda River, runs through Jones Gap and offers some of the best trout fishing South Carolina has to offer. The park also features a living lab for the park’s hand-on ecology learning center. Admission: October 1 – November 30 admission prices are: $5 adults; $3.25 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3/ child age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger. Days and Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday 9 am-9 pm daily, during daylight savings time and 9 am-6 pm daily, the remainder of the year. Trails close one hour before dark, year round. 303 Jones Gap Road, Marietta, SC 29661, (864) 836-3647.
Day Trips from the Inn
Special Events, Festivals and Celebrations
Greenvillians love to highlight their beautiful city, and there is a full slate of special events, recurring weekly events and festivals sponsored by the City, Metropolitan Arts Council, Pendleton Arts District and other groups that we want you to know about.
Artisphere – May This artful weekend in downtown Greenville showcases a diverse menu of experiences that center around the arts, both visual and performing, and Greenville’s multicultural offerings to appeal to visitors from around the world, as well as residents throughout the region.
First Fridays – The first Friday of each month Upstate South Carolina’s art galleries and venues are open from 6 pm to 9 pm year round offering local, regional, and national talents. A wide range of media will be represented: oils, watercolors, acrylics, pottery, jewelry, glassworks, wood works, photography, and mixed media. Step out and support our thriving arts community.
Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive – Every Thursday from March through August – Main Street at NOMA Square, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Downtown comes alive every Thursday evening with an outdoor street party featuring live musical entertainment with varied sounds including rock, blues, funk and cover bands. Main Street serves as the perfect backdrop to this free event series where people can unwind by meeting up with friends, making new acquaintances and networking.
Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays – Beginning March through September at Main Street at NOMA Square, 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in music entertainment performed by local, regional and national talent. This Friday night tradition provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy downtown Greenville on our award-winning Main Street.
The TD Saturday Market – Beginning Saturday, May through October Main Street from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Select from the finest in fresh produce and flowers locally grown and delivered to the market each week. While shopping you can grab a bite to eat from participating food vendors and learn new cooking and gardening tips presented by area experts.
Fidelity Investments Moonlight Movie Series – Wednesday evenings in May and September, at Falls Park. Watch your favorite classic movies under the stars. The movies are free. Lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers are permitted for your comfort and convenience.
South Carolina BLUE Reedy River Concerts at the TD Stage at the Peace Center on Wednesdays, 7-9 PM, in June, July and August. Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.
Wells Fargo Red, White & Blue on July 4 on Main Street in Downtown Greenville. A barrage of colors illuminates the sky every 4th of July in downtown Greenville for the annual Wells Fargo Red, White and Blue, presented by AT&T. As one of the largest fireworks displays in South Carolina, the celebration features live music, food and a variety of family activities.
Euphoria – Mid-September . Every September this long weekend event shines a spotlight on Greenville, South Carolina¹s thriving Culinary and Arts Communities. Greenville, situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, stands out with its award-winning downtown, vast entertainment options and diverse population. This highly anticipated event includes exclusive tasting events, cooking demonstrations and wine seminars, as well as multi-course dinners and live musical performances. Dedicated to excellence, euphoria features domestic and international wines, celebrity chefs, master sommeliers, and national recording artists.
Fall for Greenville – October Discover a world of tempting tastes, sights, and sounds, as mouthwatering aromas carry you from one end of Main Street to the other. Explore exciting new cuisine or indulge in some of your favorites.
Greenville Open Studios – November Greenville Open Studios is a weekend event which opens the studios of local visual artists to the public. Now entering its 14th year, Greenville Open Studios began as an idea cast about during a casual conversation between a small group of artists several years ago; they discussed doing something to raise awareness in the greater community of the tremendous creative energy in the area. The idea has evolved into a full-fledged annual event.
Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade -Main Street, Downtown Greenville at 6 pm, First Saturday in December. Drawing thousands to line Main Street, this annual parade is a tradition in Greenville, marking the beginning of the Christmas season.
St. Francis Festival of Trees – Come see the holiday trees, on display December 1st through January 1st, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown, the Courtyard Greenville Downtown and the Hampton Inn & Suites RiverPlace.
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The Staff at the Swamp Rabbit Inn and Properties, Inc.