A Mother's Day Bouquet, Greenville Style, and from a Rabbit's Eye View

The month of May is downright dazzling in Greenville!  We at the Inn are off to a fine start.  At our first Truck Inn event of the season we also fêted our fearless leader,Wendy, for her birthday: 13096037_10209081724426398_2369540103547188144_n

After a luxurious group ride lead by Trek Travel, we had a May Bike Month Proclamation from Councilwoman Doyle:


Our Dinner With Friends was a glorious success:


The celebrated chefs made good use of the Inn



There will definitely be more to come at the Inn on the foodie front!  Look for more Dinner with Friends events throughout the summer.


We have SEXY new kits!!!  The Betty Designs/Hincapie made kits are12 available in the Bike Shed and online at www.shopthebikeshed.com.

We also have new Bunny on a Bike Ts available at the Bike Shed AND in the online store!

This coming Tuesday, May 10th is the first Truck Inn Tuesday.  Please join us at the Inn, 6 pm - 9 pm on the second Tuesday of each month through October for live music, food from Automatic Taco, local beer, wine and fun!


Happy Mother's Day to all the rabbit moms, and human moms too!  Y'all work so hard to make sure your baby bunnies get a good start in life.  Everywhere you look,  in every direction, everything is lush, green and blooming here in Greenville.  Enjoy this May wildflower gallery from a rabbit's perspective and have a delightful romp by bike or on foot in the countryside wherever you are.

Meet Percy the Swamp Rabbit of the Swamp Rabbit Inn


MAY DAY!!! Get Inn on This!

We’ve got a big day planned and we hope you can come!

Trek Travel Ride

From pastoral to pasture to plate, three fun events are happening May 1st at the Inn:  Trek Travel 40 mile group ride, May Bike Month kickoff proclamation and our first “Dinner With Friends” event.

Councilwoman Amy Ryberg-Doyle

The ride, hosted by Trek Travel will depart the Inn at 10 am and meander through the rolling hills surrounding Greenville and Travelers Rest.  Here is the ride sheet and route!  Light refreshments will be provided before and after.  The Bike Month proclamation with the ever-gracious and cycling enthusiastic Councilwoman Amy Ryberg-Doyle will follow the return of the ride at approximately 1 pm.

Craig Rogers, Border Springs Farms

We are so excited for our first "Dinner With Friends" event at the Swamp Rabbit Inn that we can hardly contain ourselves!  From the beginning our focus has been about bringing people together and this event brings together some of our very good friends - friends who can cook!

Michael Kramer

Joining us next Sunday are Chef Michael Kramer of Table 301, Steven Musolf of Lazy Goat, Teryi Youngblood of Passerelle Bistro, Krystal Hill of Lazy Goat, Craig Rogers (the Cycling Shepard) of Border Springs Farms and Michael Kimball of Williamsburg Winery.  This event’s fare features spring lamb.  See the mouthwatering menu they’ve planned for us below!

Lazy Goat chefs

Foodies have always gravitated around the Swamp Rabbit Inn.  It somehow goes together - fitness, food, and friends.  We are all food and wine enthusiasts and want to bring intriguing, well crafted, intimate dining events to our community.  We’ve found that riding bikes and gathering around tables over great food are two of the very best ways to make new friends and great memories.

Teryi Youngblood

Greenville’s food scene has been growing by leaps and bounds in tandem with it’s cycling scene.  Just as this May day at the Inn combines the best of both we hope to continue to create collaborative, one of a kind events to celebrate local talent, exceptional experiences and build lasting connections.

Michael Kimball

Join us in the morning for a taste of the bike touring life with the Trek Travel group ride,  Bike Month kickoff with Councilwoman Doyle at the Inn afterward and then in the evening as we turn over our kitchen to the talented chefs for our very first "Dinner With Friends" event.  It proves to be wonderfully memorable from start to finish.

Details:  Six courses, six wines. The event is from 6:oopm - 9:00pm and the cost is $85 per person to attend.  This is a very small event so tickets are very limited. Click here to purchase your tickets today from the Swamp Rabbit Inn. Questions? Call the Swamp Rabbit Inn at (864) 517-4617.

Swamp Rabbit Inn - Dinner with Friends

May 1st, 2016

Wines from Williamsburg Winery


 Pickled Strawberry, Arugula, Feta, Black Pepper, Saba

Beet, Goat Cheese, Chive, Sea Salt

Ramp, Pistachio, Saffron, Lemon, Chick Pea

 Wine Pairing - 2015 Wessex Hundred Viognier


 Crudo of Fluke Cucumber, Fennel, Orange, Crispy Corn, Espellete

Wine Pairing - 2014 Acte 12 of 1619 Chardonnay

Ricotta Cavatelli Braised Lamb, Spring Peas, Bacon Parmesan

Wine Pairing - 2013 Gabriel Archer Reserve

Roast Border Springs Lamb Loin Freekeh, Plum, Creasy Greens, Sauce Vierge

Wine Pairing - 2014 Wessex Hundred Petit Verdot

Comte Honey Crisp Apple, Marcona Almond Brittle, Mache

Wine Pairing - 2013 Adagio

Citrus Cake Lemon Curd, Strawberry Ice Cream, Crisp Meringue

Wine Pairing - 2015 Limited-Release Petit Manseng

We’ll look forward to seeing you as we pedal into May!

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It’s getting Inn-tense!  Lots to-do for Springtime in Greenville!

The weather is here and Greenville is BEAUTIFUL!!  SO much to get ta-done this month!

The National attention for #yeahTHAT Greenville just keeps on coming!  “Travels With Darley” visited South Carolina this fall and stayed at the Swamp Rabbit Inn and biked the Swamp Rabbit Trail.   The “Southern States Road Trip” episode, which features Greenville, Travelers Rest, Anderson, and Belton, has been airing on PBS, ETV and is now available online!


Now on to the activities!

A little rock history anyone?  April 12th at 7 pm:  Upcountry History Museum at Furman University presents Backstage Pass with Chuck Leavell.  Chuck will share his music and stories from a career  spent on tour with legends like the Rolling Stones and the Allman Brothers.  Tickets still available.

How about something for your little bunnies?  Tuesday April 12th and Thursday April 14th  - “Goodnight Moon and the Runaway Bunny”.  How could I not take all  (all, all, ALL) of my nieces and nephews to this magical puppetry production?!  By Mermaid Theater of Nova Scotia, performing at the Gunter Theater.


Dog lovers cannot be left out!  We rabbits must remember to be inclusive!  Thursday April 14th at  6 pm, Yappy Hour at The Humane Society is the mixer for dog lovers with themed treats for our four legged friends and the bipeds who love them.  For $10, you and your friends can unwind with cold brews and live music from local artists.  Meanwhile, your dog can run off leash in our canine courtyard and take a dip in our “doggie pools”.

Also, for the canine inclined, April 21 at the Old Cigar Warehouse, The Pawmetto Derby!  Derby-goers enjoy live music, derby-themed fare, bottomless cocktails and top shelf bourbon!  It all leads up to the main event of the evening – the “Run for the Noses” race where adorable (and adoptable!) puppies compete to win the coveted “Run for the Noses” Champion trophy!

Missing a little 90s music?  April 15th Cool down on tax day with Coolio at the Well, and, April 16th have your happy-it’s-over jam with Pearl Jam also at the Well.

In case you forgot the signature event, Bikeville Classic... The week of April 12 - 17 Swamp Rabbit Lodge is currently available to book for Bikeville Classic weekend!

We know you don't want to miss this, so, a gentle reminder:  April 23rd Community Tap Craft Beer Fest at Larkin’s Sawmill, conveniently followed by:  April 24th at 10 am - 1 pm the Upstate welcomes Biscuit Head with Biscuits and Beer Brunch!   at Swamp Rabbit Brewery and Taproom.  A little Hare of the Rabbit, eh?!

May Day!!!  Lots going on May 1st.  Three events at the Swamp Rabbit Inn!!!

First on May 1st at 10 am, join us for the Trek Travel Ride.  The ride will be approximately 40 miles.  We will ride from the Swamp Rabbit Inn,  out on the Swamp Rabbit Trail towards Travelers Rest, with the option to climb Paris Mountain.  Paper route guides will be available at the start.  After the ride Councilwoman Amy Ryberg Doyle will give the May Bike Month proclamation also at the Swamp Rabbit Inn!


That evening, also May 1st:  "Dinner with Friends".   After that big ride, come sit awhile at our table and join us for a lovely repast.   This is our first "Dinner With Friends" event at the Swamp Rabbit Inn with some of our very good friends Chef Michael Kramer of Table 301, Steven Musolf of Lazy Goat, Teryi Youngblood of Passerelle Bistro, Krystal Hill of Lazy Goat, Craig Rogers (the Cycling Shepard) of Border Springs Farms and Michael Kimball of Williamsburg Winery.  As of this writing there are still 24 tickets left, purchase them HERE.

Please don't forget we have our Tuesday Latte Rides leaving the Inn at 9:30 am every Tuesday.  And do save the date for May 10th, our first Truck in Tuesday of the season!


Of course you can always cruise in to downtown for Main Street Fridays at NOMA Square.  Happening all summer long,  5:30 - 9:30.

In short: if you want to be bored this spring stay the heck away from Greenville SC, 'cause we are gonna party, bike, eat, drink, and dance our fuzzy little tails off!


Meet Percy the Swamp Rabbit of the Swamp Rabbit Inn