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 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.

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Swamp Rabbit Inn Baseball Shirt

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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!



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My First Hostel Experience - Not So Hostel, Charleston, SC

I traveled to Charleston, SC this past weekend to work the Charleston Marathon and decided to check out Not So Hostel.  This was my first experience staying at a hostel and I have heard great things about this place.

Swamp Rabbit Inn Greenville, SCI checked in Friday night and after a long day of work and found the staff to be very attentive.  The parking was very easy behind the hostel and within five minutes I was in my room.  It was pretty small and I had to make my own bed.  I am not complaining, but those are the facts.  The rates are very affordable for Charleston and the hostel is in a great location, near MUSC an the Citadel.

Not So HostelI decided to stay at the hostel because I am working on opening an inn in downtown Greenville this spring and wanted to compare the amenities to what I am planning to offer and get some ideas.  There were two kitchens (looked like the home was once a duplex)  and one bath for the entire place from what I could gather.  It was pretty quiet considering it was almost full.  Every one was very respectful and friendly.  Good set up for twenty year olds which seemed to be the demographics of the group.

Not So Hostel, Charleston, SCNot So Hostel, Charleston, SC

What I really loved about this place was the location!  I found a great breakfast place that had just opened two days before, Sunrise Bistro Express.  They had homemade corned beef hash and it was a really cozy place to sit.

Sunrise Bistro Express, Charleston, SC

Amazing corned beef hash


I was really impressed with how well both the hostel and this new eatery were managed by people half my age.  Both places were very inviting and casual, not overdone at all but perfect service.  It was a good experience overall but I have to admit I am spoiled and prefer more amenities when I stay out of town.  I do love to camp however and would label my first hostel experience as "indoor camping".

Have you stayed in hostels?  Am I being a wimp?  Share your comments below.