New Swamp Rabbit Trail Map and Video to Help Plan Your Stay at our Bike Friendly Inns in Downtown Greenville, SC or Travelers Rest, SC
Today we released our Swamp Rabbit Trail map and video highlighting our favorite stops along the trail which stretches from Greenville, SC to Travelers Rest, SC.
Greenville, SC named one of the best places to visit and one of the best cycling cities in America. Come ride the Swamp Rabbit Trail and stop at the many restaurants, breweries, shops along the way and stay in our bike friendly inns along the trail. We have an 8 room inn in downtown Travelers Rest, SC and a 6 room inn in downtown Greenville, SC right on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.
The Swamp Rabbit Inn and Properties has two inns, one in downtown Greenville, SC and one in downtown Travelers Rest, SC, close to Furman University and at the base of some of the best road cycling and mountain biking in the Upstate of South Carolina.
The Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 20+ mile paved greenway trail connecting Greenville, SC to Travelers Rest, SC. It is mostly flat and perfect for all levels of cyclists. Bring your bike or rent a bike from the Bike Shed at the Swamp Rabbit Inn in downtown Greenville, SC. Watch our tour of the trail below as we take you into some of our favorite stops along the way!
We welcome you and your bike into our IKEA adorned European style inns walking distance to downtown Greenville, SC and downtown Travelers Rest, SC. After a great day of cycling grab a delicious dinner, craft beer, glass of wine or cocktail just out the front door of either Swamp Rabbit Inn.
We cater to cyclists with bike storage in the rooms and a trail map in each room. Grab a copy of “Cycling Greenville” written by inn keeper, Wendy Lynam, before your visit to plan your rides.
You can cycle year round in the Upstate of South Carolina. Whether you like riding on the trail, climbing mountains and rolling down country roads or shredding mountain bike trails, this area has it all right out our front door. Book your bike getaway at http://www.swamprabbitinn.com and have a “Perfect Day in Greenville” on the Swamp Rabbit Trail!
Love the map? Get a printed copy of our Swamp Rabbit Trail map here– frame worthy!
Map by @thescribblestudio
Video by @amcprophoto
“Travels With Darley” visited South Carolina this fall and stayed at the Swamp Rabbit Inn and biked the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Check out this whirlwind tour of some great local spots in South Carolina with “Travels With Darley” The “Southern States Road Trip” episode, which features Greenville, Travelers Rest, Anderson, and Belton, broadcasts on SCC on Saturday, January 30th at 5pm and on ETV on Friday, February 12th at 7pm.
South Carolina Travel Itinerary: Columbia, Greenville & The Upstate – Travels with Darley
Watch episode preview here!
It’s a big weekend here in the Upstate. The leaves are in their prime and have really shown some spectacular color. Anything activity to do outdoors simply must be done- it’s quite nearly sacrilegious to stay inside when the cool mornings and evenings are sandwiching bright, warm afternoons. So whether it’s enjoying a picnic and a hike at Paris Mountain State Park or drinking a cold seasonal brew on the deck at The Community Tap, we encourage everyone to seek something beautiful in the greater outdoors. Here’s what we’re doing this weekend:
Greenville boasts some of the most incredible cycling conditions in the entire country. Undulating hills, epic Tour-De-France style mountain climbs, and peaceful family friendly trails. This weekend, Greenville and the surround Upstate plays host to the 2015 Hincapie Gran Fondo. Styled like a European mass start bicycle ride, Greenville and more specifically Travelers Rest is the literal stomping ground for over 2000 cyclists for the Saturday ride. And what’s even better? Hincapie Sportswear’s Warehouse Sale, starting at 9 am on Friday morning.
Maybe riding bikes isn’t your style. May we suggest Furman University’s Homecoming Football game? Situated just outside the city limits, Furman is one of the most beautiful liberal arts schools in the country. Walk along the path by the lake, take in the breathtaking rose garden, or enjoy lunch made with local meats and produce, open to all.
And finally, join us at the Inn Sunday from 4-7 pm for our First Annual Hoptoberfest. Live music, local makers, farm fresh produce, food trucks, and more. We’re also giving away a weeknight’s stay for the BEST child and pet costume so don’t forget to bring the kids and the dogs.
We had such a great time with Truck INN Tuesdays this summer that we’re at it again. We’re hosting THE BEST fall festival in Greenville, SC. Join us October 25th from 4-7 for our first annual Hoptoberfest!
We’re thrilled to have Charlotte bluegrass and Americana musicians My Girl My Whiskey and Me (and their sweet pup Homegirl), Automatic Taco food truck, and all our local Makers like Modern Forestry Soy Candles, Reedy River Farms, Greenville Goods, Jocie Pots, Bone and Ink, and many more.
Super excited to have our special guests from Tennessee @brewbracelets and @thebeertrale. Give a listen to an episode of The Beer Trale, an entertaining look at the world of Craft Beer. They will be coming here to do an episode Greenville’s craft brewing community so please connect with before or at Hoptoberfest!
Of course, The Bike Shed at Swamp Rabbit Inn will be open as well. And no proper fall festival would be without a kids and pets costume parade!
If you’re a local looking to partake in a family and pet friendly Sunday event, we’re the fall festival for you. In town for the Hincapie Gran Fondo or other local event? Join us for a fun, relaxing time! We look forward to seeing all our friends, fans, guests, and neighbors in a few short weeks.
P.S. Mark your calendars for our holiday event in the inn, Holiday Hoppinings, December 10th.
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.
CBS This Morning just named it’s top 5 picks for travel destinations US and Abroad for 2015 and Greenville, SC made the list!! Thrilling news! Also named were the Faroe Islands, Cuba, Berlin, Egypt and Los Angles. Come visit if you haven’t been here. Who knows … you may not want to leave! We’re here to guide you.
Come visit Greenville and stay with us!
So much going on in downtown Greenville SC during the Holiday Season! Here is a list of some of our favorite Christmas events in the Upstate of SC.
Downtown Greenville Holiday Happenings
December 5 -7th at the Peace Center!
**Just Released **
Greenville SC has some of the best cycling in the country! This 146 page guidebook will give you the routes for 20 of the best rides in Greenville SC. Whether you are looking for rolling hills, steep climbs, flat bike paths or mountain bike tracks this book has something for everyone. Leaders from the vibrant cycling community in Greenville SC have contributed their favorite rides including cycling superstar, George Hincapie, who wrote the forward.
Wendy Lynam, owner of the Swamp Rabbit Inn, originally set out to compile a list of rides for guests of her 6 bedroom, bike friendly inn in downtown Greenville SC. In the process, this guidebook came to life! We hope that you find it useful and enjoy exploring our beautiful area on two wheels. Happy riding!
Get your copy today for $14.95