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

"Travels With Darley" Visits South Carolina Shares Travel Itinerary For Upcoming Episode On PBS

"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!

Southern States Road Trip from Chip Ward on Vimeo.

Our Local Trail Neighbors: Meet Swamp Rabbit Cafe

We pride ourselves on being local. Yes, it's a trending theme as we circle around from large scale business of a major metropolis to our growing city of Greenville. We're locally owned with a GIRL BOSS and we support those around us who are like-minded. When you stay with us, at any of our 5 properties, we'll leave you a list of all things to do and see that make Greenville what it is: small, beautiful, and fiercely independent. Swamp Rabbit Cafe- Eat Local Ride Bikes

Meet Swamp Rabbit Cafe. Located on the Swamp Rabbit Trail about 2 miles from the Inn, they put a stake in the ground as the placeholder for EVERYTHING locally grown, sourced and made within about 150 miles of Greenville. Why? Co-owners Jac and Mary explain: "By buying local, we know exactly where our food comes from and how it was grown, we can be certain that our produce is fresh and harvested at its peak, and we keep our dollars within our local economy". And they not only source local grocery products, but they also have a commercial bakery which they source local flour and sell to other business in town for catering and events. They even deliver by bike!

Swamp Rabbit Cafe on Trail

This year, like year's past, they're offering the best for Thanksgiving. If you've never reserved a turkey or ham or bought one of the fresh made pies, well, you're doing it wrong. From places like Lush Acres and Timberock Farms, you'll receive the very best of the best that local Upstate SC farmers have to offer this holiday season. Nothing beats the flavor and taste of a locally raised, humanely managed, pastured produced bird, and Swamp Rabbit Cafe brings you to the source of great food. You can also pick up local and regional beer and wine, including organic varieties as well!

Swamp Rabbit Cafe Turkey

So if you're like minded and love local business, swing by the Cafe, and congratulate them on their recent $100,000 USDA expansion grant. Pick up one of our 'Cycling in Greenville' books near the checkout counter and tell them you're staying at the Swamp Rabbit Inn and that you shop small and support local.


Rent a Bike from the Bike Shed at Swamp Rabbit Inn

Greenville is a cycling town, there's no denying that. The integration of bike lanes into new road projects, pump tracks and new mountain bike trails being added to parks, and the ever-expanding Swamp Rabbit Trail has all lent a hand to the boom of bikes in this city.

The close proximity to the Swamp Rabbit Trail (SRT) from the Swamp Rabbit Inn has had many out-of-town guests clamoring for a bike to use while they're staying. Our solution? The Bike Shed at Swamp Rabbit Inn: a small spot behind the Inn full of vintage treasures, local tees by the folks at Greenville Goods, cold and hot beverages, and bike rentals for locals and guests alike. For $15 a half day or $25 for the whole day, this includes a lock and a helmet (safety is sexy y'all). Our Bike Shed Manager, Lisa, is happy to give you pointers on where to go, or buy a Cycling Greenville Guidebook for your return travels.

The Bike Shed is open seasonally on Friday-Monday 9am to 5pm and Tuesdays from 3-8:30 during Truck Inn Tuesdays. You can always call 864-517-4617 to rent a bike during off hours as well.

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Vote For The Swamp Rabbit Trail in USA Today's Poll of Best Urban Trails in the US

Greenville's Swamp Rabbit Trail is on the ballot on USA Today's top #UrbanTrails in the US.  Vote for the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail today.  Let's win this!!