Believe the rumors you've heard about this Greenville bed and breakfast! Heard of the “Swamp Rabbit Posse”? “Inn-mates”? Perhaps the “Rabbity Babes”? “Swampettes”? No? Well, call it women’s “Inn-tuition”, but one thing you hear a lot while out and about in the West End of Greenville these days is how many smart, talented women of vision are at the forefront of shaping this bustling urban neighborhood into a must-visit destination! It is truly amazing the amount of women owned businesses in the historic district we call the West End of Greenville.
The Swamp Rabbit Inn is a perfect example! At the heart of the hip, hot hoppenings is a group of awesome women, who prefer to be called “The Bunny Brain Trust”. It takes a diverse collection of skills, right and left brain acrobatics, to meet the needs of trend-setting travelers!
Once Inn Keeper Wendy Lynam had secured the property at #1 Logan Street, she began to gather her team. They were all to drawn to Greenville for different reasons and from very different places, but somehow, eventually gravitated toward this unique and euro-stylish venture to apply their gifts. Together they have created an entity that serves as gathering hub for locals and fresh yet familiar ‘home away’ experience for our guests.
Wendy Lynam, home grown in Racine, Wisconsin and an 18 year Chicagoian, is proud of her Cheesehead Midwestern roots. A.J. Maronie, our Housekeeping Queen who keeps everything sparkly clean, is a bodacious and gracious Savannah, Georgia Peach. Lisa Parks is the Bike Shed Savant, putting style in motion as only a Motor-City (Detroit) Michigan girl can. Kathleen King, Artist-at-Large, and Santa Barbarian, makes the indoor and outdoor environments interesting like you might expect of a colorful Californian. Jackie Blackwell, Georgia Bulldog originally from Charlotte and Social Media Maven, broadcasts our Inn-ovations into the netosphere in deft Millenial fashion. Marie Creel and her cleaning team at Swamp Rabbit Housekeeping tending to our Furman/Travelers Rest properties.
In the coming weeks this blog will feature each of these clever gals individually to better acquaint you with our lively Inn family.
The vibrant hues are fading as the leaves fall and local landscapes become dramatic with bare branches, signaling the approach of winter magic. Cyclists are madly packing in the miles in the mild temperatures. The ritual of endless raking has ensued and in the evenings you can see the steam from the horses’ breath as the carriages promenade through town. The “Chiller” has arrived to freeze the Village Green next to City Hall in preparation for Ice on Main. Set to be ready before Thanksgiving, this will mark the 5th year of skating fun in downtown Greenville!
For family fun this Saturday (11/14), head to Roper Mountain Science Center for their Fall Festival set in the Living History Farm. Also on Saturday, we’re proud to shout, our Jackie’s shop Shindig is having its first year anniversary party! Go grab a mimosa! Speaking of ice, Greenville Swamp Rabbits Hockey team will be taking the rink at the Well, November 12th -17th.
As holidays approach we look forward to providing a comfy annex, hosting locals’ many homeward bound guests. Warm welcome to all whom the autumn winds blow Inn!