Bed and Breakfast In Greenville SC Owner on Morning Minutes With Mike Giordano

When Wendy Lynam purchased the property at 1 Logan Street in Greenville, SC in 2013 she had no intention of opening a bed and breakfast in Greenville SC. The idea to open a bike friendly guest house came to her one day as she was standing on the front porch of the property and looked out and saw cyclists on the Swamp Rabbit Trail just across the street. That is how the story starts ... Listen to how Wendy got her inspiration to open the Swamp Rabbit Inn and build a lodging business that caters to cyclists and now has 2 inns and 6 vacation rentals and is about to expand even further with a major announcement planned for September of 2018.

The Swamp Rabbit Inn and properties has two inns on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, a 20+ mile paved bike path connecting downtown Greenville SC with downtown Travelers Rest SC.  So many great restaurants, breweries, shops and parks have popped up along the trail making this a great destination ride perfect for all levels of cyclists.  Greenville SC has some of the best riding in the United States and we show you how to get the most out of your stay with us with restaurant recommendations and lots of great suggestions.  We even offer bike rentals in downtown Greenville.


The original Swamp Rabbit Inn has six guest rooms, all with private baths, and is furnished entirely in IKEA.  We have now expanded our bed and bike concept into Travelers Rest 10 miles up the Swamp Rabbit Trail and have opened our second inn with 8 rooms and a vintage camper to rent.  Ditch your car in our parking lot and walk or bike to everything during your stay.  Plan your bike getaway to visit Greenville SC, a cosmopolitan Southern City and Travelers Rest SC, a hip mountain town.  Both are foodie and craft beer paradise with so many great options to choose from!


Book your stay at our bed and breakfast in downtown Greenville SC or Travelers Rest SC.  Book a room or the whole inn and check out our vacation rentals too.  We have the Swamp Rabbit Lodge that sleeps 24 singles and is perfect for teams or training camps.  See why the pros retire and train here and come explore cycling in Greenville SC!  And no, you do not have to be a cyclist to stay with us!!


Swamp Rabbit Trail Map by Swamp Rabbit Inn

Swamp Rabbit Inn Travelers Rest SC Mentioned in Atlanta Magazine


Ten Favorite Mountain Towns in the South - Atlanta Magazine

The Swag Rising between the Eastern seaboard and the Midwestern plains, the Appalachian Mountains house an embarrassment of riches. Rolling vineyards. Stunning vistas. Charming town squares. Selecting a mere ten communities from its southern portion, which spans the Blue Ridge, Great Smoky, and Cumberland ranges, was a daunting task.

Williams Hardware Owners - The McCarrell Sisters - Joyce and Nancy McCarrell - Getting the Party Started on the Swamp Rabbit Trail

This week I chat with the owners of The Cafe at Williams Hardware in Travelers Rest SC - sisters Joyce and Nancy McCarrell.  These two ladies were visionaries and got the party started by opening the first restaurant on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, a 20+ mile bike trail in Greenville SC running past Furman University to Travelers Rest SC.

Williams Hardware

They knew the trail would bring cyclists to this small town and they would want water, restrooms and nourishment.  Their hunch was more than right on!!  The 10 miles of trail between downtown Greenville and Travelers Rest became a destination ride because they opened a restaurant for people to ride to Travelers Rest, have lunch, and ride back to Greenville. This is what makes our bike trail unique.  There is a destination that most levels of bicyclists can do.  A place to grab a bite to eat, a drink, refuel and head back.

They serve Southern cuisine with hints of the delightfully unexpected.  They are open 7 days a week for lunch and serve breakfast too on Saturdays and Sundays.  My favorite items on the menu are the tomato okra soup, the Rueben (best in the area IMHO) and the blueberry goat cheese pie.  They publish daily specials on their website.

These ladies are no strangers to video.  Check out their amusing, informative videos here.  Come visit Travelers Rest and make a weekend of it or a staycation.  It is the perfect getaway with hiking, biking, dining, craft brewery, Farmers Market, wine tasting, concerts right out our front door!

Travelers Rest Hotels

Come check out the restaurants in Travelers Rest SC and have a delicious meal at Williams Hardware!  Book your stay at hotels in Travelers Rest SC at the Swamp Rabbit Inn TR , Swamp Rabbit Lodge or Furman Cottage #bikeinnbikeout #travelersrestsc #travelersresthere

Mentioned In Video

The Cafe at Williams Hardware

Swamp Rabbit 5K

GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail

Swamp Rabbit Trail Bike Rentals

Furman University

Travelers Rest SC

Sunrift Adventures

Leopard Forest Coffee

Greenville Scottish Games

SC Living Magazine

Carson Newman University

Dicey Langston

Tandem Creperie

Whistle Stop Cafe

Sidewall Pizza

Farmhouse Tacos

Travelers Rest Farmers Market

LIV Greenville Real Estate

Join us for our 4th Anniversary Celebration and Truck Inn Tuesday on June 12, 2018 from 6-9p, at 1 Logan Street, Greenville, SC 29601.  Darby Wilcox and Automatic Taco, what could be better??!!

Truck Inn Tuesday

If you enjoyed this video please share it!  Thanks for watching and subscribe to our weekly Facebook Live videos by pressing the Subscribe button in any of our live videos or videos that were live on our Swamp Rabbit Inn & Properties Facebook page.  We go live at noon every Wednesday.  Next week my guest is Jeff Bannister @roamingrhino who cooks whole beasts over open fire.  Check out his upcoming event Bovinoche in Columbia, SC, June 9th, 2018.  Thanks for watching our Williams Hardware video with Joyce and Nancy McCarrell.  Come visit!

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Truck Inn Tuesday Kicks Off It’s 2018 Season

SWAMP RABBIT INN IN DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE KICKS OFF TRUCK INN TUESDAYS ON MAY 8, 2018 Swamp Rabbit Inn and Properties kicks off it’s fourth Truck Inn Tuesday season at their downtown Greenville location at 1 Logan Street in the West End. The monthly local block party will be held on the second Tuesday of the month from May - August from 6pm - 9pm and will feature local musicians performing their original work and covers throughout the Summer. There will be food trucks, craft beer and wine, our signature Frose’ and local vendors and makers set up at the events. Bring your chairs, kids, pets but no coolers please.

Truck Inn Tuesday

Here is the 2018 Truck Inn Tuesday Lineup:

Truck Inn Tuesday

May 8



Automatic Taco

Rockabilly Rouges

Truck Inn Tuesday

June 12



Automatic Taco

Randimonium Band

Truck Inn Tuesday

July 10



Automatic Taco

Rush Morgan

Truck Inn Tuesday

August 14



Automatic Taco

As Is

Truck Inn Tuesday

Swamp Rabbit Inn and Properties started with the flagship six bedroom inn at 1 Logan Street in downtown Greenville, SC in 2014 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 right on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

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 Truck Inn Tuesdays and the Swamp Rabbit Music Fest” Lynam explains.

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For more information visit our Facebook Events and advance tickets for our music fest in September visit or call 864-517-4617 or email

Greenville, SC and Swamp Rabbit Inn Featured in VegWorld Magazine May Issue

When we receive an email from The Sparkle Boss, Taryn Scher, for Visit Greenville SC we always say YES and beautiful things happen like this wonderful article in VegWorld Magazine by our guest Robin Tierney!  We were thrilled to have her stay at our modern, bicycle friendly bed and breakfast in downtown Greenville, SC!  #yeahTHATgreenville #TravelersRestHere #bikeinnbikeout VegWorld Magazine

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Winner Announced For Asheville to Greenville Vacation Contest!!

And the winner is ...

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Asheville to Greenville Vacation contest collaboration with Asheville Glamping!

The contest was such a great experience for us and the moral of this story is collaborate, get outside, explore and just schedule some fun for yourself!  Both Cities - Asheville and Greenville - have so much to offer for a great getaway or a staycation.  We are both foodie towns with beautiful outdoor experiences, we have many great craft breweries, amazing cycling, a strong art and music scene and interesting local businesses!  Stay at Swamp Rabbit Inn & Properties with locations in Greenville and Travelers Rest, SC and Asheville Glamping in a beautiful setting near the French Broad River.  Sleep under the stars in style and in an IKEA adorned inn just steps from the Swamp Rabbit Trail and downtown Greenville or Travelers Rest.  Can't wait to have you stay with us for a truly unique, local experience!!

Click below and  watch our video shot on location at Asheville Glamping and hear the story of how Joanna started with a yurt and her dog!!

 Click below to find out who the WINNER is ...

Asheville North Carolina Glamping, Vintage Trailers and Glamping Tents

The best Glamping in Asheville North Carolina! Try a vintage trailer or airstream rental, Yurt, Dome, or Tent cabin in Asheville - Glamorous Camping!

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Swamp Rabbit Inn Weekly Video #9 - Thomas Craven

In this week's video, I chat with Thomas Craven, Director of Sports Operations, for Holowesko Citadel p/b Arapahoe Resources cycling team.  We consider them our hometown team outfitted by Hincapie Sportswear (see below for a special 20% offer) run by Rich and George Hincapie.  The team trains at our Swamp Rabbit Lodge property every winter! Come experience Greenville, SC on two wheels and see why the pros love training and riding here and ride the Swamp Rabbit Trail, a 20+ mile paved bike trail right out our front door!  We have two inns and six vacation rentals along the Swamp Rabbit Trail and will help you get the most out of your time here with our "Cycling Greenville, SC" guidebook with foreword by George Hincapie and our guest services list on our website and chalkboard walls at the inns have our favorite local suggestions!

Come ride the Hincapie Gran Fondo in October and enjoy a spectacular ride with three different distances and a wonder event following the ride.  Book your cycling getaway at the Swamp Rabbit Inn and Properties with locations in Greenville and Travelers Rest, SC or at Hotel Domestique, the Hincapie's beautiful boutique hotel in Travelers Rest, SC!

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Ride in style with Hincapie Sportswear and enter code SWAMPRABBIT for 20% off your cycling apparel order at #bikeinnbikeout

Double Owl Room

Tune in every Wednesday at noon on Swamp Rabbit Inn & Properties Facebook page for another special guest interview!  Thanks for watching!

Swamp Rabbit Inn Weekly Video #8 - John Durham - LOZ Band, Local Green Music

This week my guest was John Durham the producer of our Swamp Rabbit Music Fest now in it's third year!  John also plays bass for the L.O.Z. Band and coordinate a local music collaboration called Local Green Music.  We talk about L.O.Z's upcoming album to be released very soon, Lionz Fest at Quest Brewery in June and much more including our Summerfest reflections.  Cameo appearance by Uncle Doug at the end!  You'll want to watch this one all the way to the end!


Swamp Rabbit Inn Weekly Video #6 - Wally Bishop - Leader of Team Vive and Creator of Vive Shake

This week my guest is, Wally Bishop, creator of Vive Shake and fearless leader of Team Vive and a nutrition and wellness coach at Wellness With Wally.  Listen to Wally's incredible personal story of overcoming obesity and building a life of wellness starting with a few steps which has turned into riding a bike for three days in a row for Ride to Remember to raise money for Alzheimers Association. We discuss cycling in Greenville, SC and one of our favorite upcoming rides, Wheels for Meals, April 28, 2018, starting at Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest, right across from our inn in downtown TR.  Book your room today at the Swamp Rabbit Inn in Travelers Rest for the ride starting right out our front door!

Thanks for watching and here are links to what we mention in the video!  Tune in every Wednesday at noon on Swamp Rabbit Inn & Properties Facebook Page to watch our live weekly video or subscribe to be "Inn the Know" and get our videos and special offers delivered to you in box.

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Shoutouts to:

Wellness With Wally

Vive Shake

Team Vive

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Cycling Greenville Guidebook

Ride to Remember

Wheels for Meals

Meals on Wheels Greenville

Trailblazer Park

Travelers Rest Here

City of Travelers Rest

The Tasting Room TR

Swamp Rabbit Brewery

Carolina Triathlon

Freehub Bicycles

Greenville Cycling Center

Mountain to Main Street Triathlon


Swamp Rabbit Inn Weekly Video #5 - Taryn Scher - Sparkle Boss - TK PR

This week my guest is the Sparkle Boss, Taryn Scher, of TK PR the driving force behind a lot of National media attention Greenville, SC has received. One of Taryn's clients for many years has been Visit Greenville SC #yeahTHATgreenville and also Table 301 and Euphoria, a food and wine festival held in September in Greenville each year. Check out her work at


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Thanks for watching and sharing and tune in next Wednesday at noon on Swamp Rabbit Inn's Facebook page where we will introduce you to a new guest each week!  Can't watch live?  Subscribe to our email list or our YouTube Channel to be "Inn the Know".  See you next week! #bikeinnbikeout









Swamp Rabbit Weekly Video - Meredith Rigdon, Triathlete and President of Narrative Strategic Communications

Episode #4 - Meet the woman behind our email marketing, event marketing and PR for the inn, Meredith Rigdon, President of Narrative Strategic Communications, Inc.  She also races Half Ironman trialthons for team Tri Marni Coaching who host training camps at our Swamp Rabbit Lodge several times a year! We discuss how Meredith balances training, being a single mom and a solo entreprenuer and how she beat the BIG boys on a Strava stretch on Duncan Hill!!  She is a Trek Women's Advocate, a Velo Guide and a wonderful person to work with!  She goes the extra mile for her clients and gets results.

Please share video or click to Tweet below for a chance to win our new baseball shirt!!

Swamp Rabbit Inn Baseball Shirt

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Thanks for watching and please tune in each Wednesday at noon on Swamp Rabbit Inn & Properties Facebook page as we go live with special guests each week.  Please share if you enjoyed this interview and email me if you would like to be a guest on the broadcast at  or visit if you would like to stay in our properties!  #bikeinnbikeout

Swamp Rabbit Inn Weekly Video - Ryan Heafy of GVL Today 6AM City Daily Email

Episode #3 - In this week's video Inn Keeper, Wendy Lynam, chats with Ryan Heafy, Director of Operations, at GVLToday and 6AMCity.  Ryan tells us the story of how this idea started and where it's headed. GVLtoday is your resource for trending topics and the best of what you need to know about Greenville, SC –curated, condensed and delivered to your inbox and social feeds every weekday morning.  Since it's launch in July of 2016, it has 31,000 newsletter subscribers and and now has expanded to Columbia and Charleston, SC and Asheville, NC.

Watch our chat below and subscribe to get GVLToday delivered to your inbox!



Join me every Wednesday at noon as we go live on Facebook with special guests! Email me at if you have questions or would like to be a guest on a future video.

Thanks for watching! Come stay at the Swamp Rabbit Inn when visiting Greenville, SC!! #bikeinnbikeout

Swamp Rabbit Inn Weekly Video - Marie Kernell 10X's State Champion Cross Country Coach and My BFF

This week on our weekly Facebook Live Video Inn Keeper, Wendy Lynam, chats with her Bestie, Marie Kernell.  We ran a contest (free SRI coffee mug) during the live broadcast to see who could come up with the correct answer to this question:  What title has Marie won 10 years in a row?? Yes, my BFF is a pretty amazing team builder and successful girl's cross country coach at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Greenville, SC.  She coached my oldest daughter, Katie, starting in 2006 ... back in the day.  That first year the girls came in second but every year after they have claimed the State Championship.  That's some great coaching and training and hard work!

Marie and her husband Joe have been by my side from the beginning when I started setting up the inns.  They have helped me put together all the IKEA furniture, paint the inns, and anything else I have needed.  I can not thank them enough and would not have been able to pull this off with out them.

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This week Marie and I chat from the big, comfy couch at the Swamp Rabbit Inn TR in Travelers Rest, SC.  We talk about some of our favorite spots in TR and the fun trips we have taken together.  Scroll down for links to some of the places we mention in the video.  Thanks for watching and tune in every Wednesday at noon as I visit with new guests each week and follow us on Instagram and Facebook for some great contests and giveaways!!  #bikeinnbikeout

Next week tune in at noon on Wednesday on Facebook Live as we chat with, Ryan Heafy, creator of GVL Today, that super viral 6am email we can't live without to know exactly what is going on in and around Greenville and now Columbia, Charleston and Asheville.  Sure to be a good chat!!  See you next week and thanks for watching!  #bikeinnbikeout

Swamp Rabbit Inn Weekly Video - Sarah Polite aka NYCFoodieFinder

We started something new this week and hope you will enjoy this weekly Facebook Live video Wednesdays at noon with Inn Keeper, Wendy Lynam, from the Swamp Rabbit Inn & Properties.  Wendy will talk with special guests, take field trips around the area, and introduce you to the people and places that make Greenville an exceptional place to visit and live. This week on our very first video Wendy chats with Sarah Polite aka NYC Foodie Finder about her very first visit to Greenville, SC and then her decision to come back to Greenville ... and STAY!!  Sarah used to work at the Dr. Oz Show in NYC.  We also catch up with Sarah and hear about her recent assignment.  She just returned from a special three month assignment at Hilton Head Health, a wellness resort about four hours from Greenville.  Watch the video below and tune in each week live on Facebook or subscribe to get the videos delivered to your inbox.

We love your comments and suggestions for future videos and stay tuned for more contests and giveaways!

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Connect and follow Sarah Polite: Instagram @NYCFoodieFinder (great Insta story!!) Website: (follow her journey at Hilton Head Health)

Come visit Greenville, SC at the Swamp Rabbit Inn & Properties and ride the Swamp Rabbit Trail!

Swamp Rabbit Inn's IKEA Story As We Learn Founder of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad, Dies at Age 91

Here is the Swamp Rabbit Inn's IKEA story ...  Before I moved to Greenville, SC, I had lived three miles from IKEA in Oak Brook, IL but had never stepped foot in an IKEA.  That changed when I decided to open a bike friendly inn in downtown Greenville, SC in 2014.  I had just purchased a six bedroom house in the West End of Greenville that had been used as commercial office space.  I liked the location two blocks off Main Street and knew the area had potential, but it was still a bit dodgy.  

The Swamp Rabbit Inn Before


I stood on the front porch after I had the property under contract and looked across the street and saw people riding bikes on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, a 20+ mile paved bike trail connecting Greenville and Travelers Rest, SC.  The idea came to me at that moment to open a bike friendly inn and call it the Swamp Rabbit Inn.  That is how the story began and now here is how my obsession with IKEA design began...


It was a snowy Sunday, rare for Greenville, and I was sitting at my kitchen island in my jammies sipping coffee, paging through the IKEA catalogs I had brought back from my initial, tire kicking visit to IKEA in Charlotte, NC.  I was looking for a low cost, high impact, durable solution to furnishing and entire  six room inn so I decided to drive to the IKEA in Charlotte, NC the week before to see if the quality of the furniture would work for my new project.  I was overwhelmed on my first visit but also sold on the design and quality.   As I was paging through the catalogs, snowed in, I decided to start cutting out my favorite things and began putting the cuttings together to form vision boards for the guest rooms.



A theme was emerging from the patterns of the linens, rugs and pillows I chose - an animal theme.  I decide to name the six rooms at the Swamp Rabbit Inn the Moose, Owl, Double Owl, Chicken, Goat and Sheep Rooms based on the IKEA furnishings I chose.


By the time I was finished with my guest room vision boards, lost in the flow, I looked up and it was 3:00. The snow had melted and I had just enough time to drive to IKEA Charlotte and put in my order. I had all the item numbers, quantities and colors written down. I found the business section of IKEA and handed them my list of items and they started entering my order and I left the store two hours later with a delivery date.

(👀 at the gallery below to see how the finished rooms turned out!)



I loved the look so much I decided to furnish all the common areas and the kitchen in IKEA as well.  As you may or may not know, IKEA mostly ships unassembled, flat in boxes.  At one point I had floor to ceiling boxes in the living room and dining room of the inn.  Just a little overwhelming!!



Thank God for good friends and co workers who helped me assemble everything piece by piece and transform an a dull, commercial office building into a fresh, funky, modern, bike friendly inn two blocks from Main Street and two blocks from the Swamp Rabbit Trail.


Since that first order I have been back several times always armed with my list, doing the prep work ahead of time. I have furnished two inns and six vacation rentals entirely in IKEA. I would describe the results as funky and functional!

I still smile when I walk into the original Swamp Rabbit Inn and I am amazed at how it all came together and wonder how the ideas came to me. It really just flowed. IKEA has been an important part of our brand, helping us carve out our niche as a hotel alternative, DIYBNB, home away from home for our guests.

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Thank you, Ingvar Kamprad, for your vision and great design.  You have made great design affordable and helped this small business delight it's guests with a fun and funky vibe!  Your legacy lives and continues to be enjoyed at the Swamp Rabbit Inn & Properties! #bikeinnbikeout #BIKEA


Ingvar Kamprad, Founder of Ikea and Creator of a Global Empire, Dies at 91

It was not exactly so, as reporters found. His home was a villa overlooking Lake Geneva, and he had an estate in Sweden and vineyards in Provence. He drove a Porsche as well as the Volvo.

January 30th is National Plan For Vacation Day - That's Right!!

­  National Plan For Vacation Day


National Plan For Vacation Day - The Secret to Maximizing Your Vacation Time This Year 

By Wendy Lynam, Inn Keeper, Swamp Rabbit Inn and Properties, Inc.

January 30, 2018

“So much to do, so little time.” While the phrase may sound like it perfectly describes our lives, research shows there actually is time.

Americans universally say that vacation days are important to them, yet 54 percent of workers aren’t using their hard-earned vacation time. Project: Time Off research found that workers are taking nearly a full week less of vacation than we did in 2000, resulting in a stockpile of 600 million unused vacation days.

The secret to achieving your travel goals this year, while maintaining your excellent employee status, is planning. Planning is the most important step in making vacation possible and, according to Project: Time Off, a majority (52%) of workers who set aside time each year to plan for travel take all their time off, compared to just 40 percent of non-planners. Planners also tend to take longer vacations: While three-in-four (75%) planners take a week or more at a time, non-planners take significantly fewer days—zero to three—than planners at once (42% to 18%).

The benefits of planning extend beyond days spent away from the office for rest and rejuvenation. Planners report greater happiness than non-planners with their relationships, health and well-being, company, and job. Their bosses are probably happier, too, since they’re in the loop on when you’re going to be out and can prepare accordingly.

What are you waiting for? It’s time to take back your calendar and put vacation at the top of your list of priorities. Planning for vacation can be achieved in three simple steps:

  1. Determine how much time off you earn and identify the vacation policies at your workplace.
  2. Get to dreaming! How do you want to spend your time off this year?
  3. Plan out your days with Project: Time Off’s vacation planning tool and share with your manager, your colleagues, spouse—everyone!

This year, don’t let your vacation days be part of a statistic. Put the fear of missing out behind you and turn your bucket list into a to-do list by starting to plan now.

Need some ideas?

Stay at the Swamp Rabbit Inn in downtown Greenville, SC or downtown Travelers Rest, SC and ride the Swamp Rabbit Trail, a 22 mile paved bike trail.  We rent bikes on site and even made a video to show you our favorite stops along the trail.  Watch below: After you are done with your bike ride stroll on down the lively Main Streets in both Travelers Rest or Greenville.  Take in a Greenville Drive baseball game, hike the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains or indulge your palette at the MANY great restaurants in both towns connected by bike trail.  Book your stay now!  #bikeinnbikeout


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Swamp Rabbit Inn and Greenville, SC Featured in Washington Post

We were so thrilled to be featured in the Washington Post recently in an article about visiting Greenville, SC.  We had a great time riding the Swamp Rabbit Trail with reporter Dina Mishev and discussing all the great cycling routes in the Upstate of South Carolina, not to mention  all of our delicious restaurants and more.  So many reasons to plan your trip to Greenville, SC!  

Why you should visit Greenville, S.C.

GREENVILLE I've never fallen in love with a place as quickly as I did with Greenville. This was a surprise, because I arrived in South Carolina with low expectations. In the late '80s and early '90s, I spent most childhood school vacations and several weeks each summer visiting grandparents who lived elsewhere in the Palmetto State.

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.

Swamp Rabbit Inn Travelers Rest, SC

Swamp Rabbit Inn Greenville, SC

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.

Cycling Guidebook for Greenville South Carolina

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 and have a "Perfect Day in Greenville" on the Swamp Rabbit Trail!


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Love the map?  Get a printed copy of our Swamp Rabbit Trail map here- frame worthy!

Swamp Rabbit Trail Map by Swamp Rabbit Inn

Map by @thescribblestudio
Video by @amcprophoto