Travelers Rest is more than a little stopping point along the way to somewhere more important. In fact, it’s become a destination all its own.
It’s a growing, vibrant city with a revitalized downtown and a growing economy, which includes a growing food scene. Travelers Rest’s boom in growth is thanks, in large part, to the creation and success of the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, a more than 20 mile long rails-to-trails pathway that begins just north of Travelers Rest and runs all the way into downtown Greenville and beyond.
Many folks – more than half a million every year, in fact – hop on the Swamp Rabbit Trail to walk, jog or bike from Travelers Rest to Greenville or from Greenville to Travelers Rest. It serves as a wonderful connection between the two cities.
But don’t worry. Even with all its changes, Travelers Rest still feels like the peaceful mountain town it’s always been, where there’s still enough time in the day to slow down and stop what you’re doing to watch that beautiful sunset in the sky or to grab a seat out on the porch, sweet tea in hand.
It’s the sort of place where you’re bound to see an old friend or make a new one every time you visit one of our unique restaurants, shops, attractions or lodging.
Campbell's Covered Bridge
Although officially in Landrum, it’s so close to TR and so unique, we think it’s worth including.
Campbell’s Covered Bridge is the only remaining covered bridge in South Carolina! It was built in 1909 by Charles Irwin Willis and is currently owned by Greenville County.
Take a picnic out to the park and explore the streams and the bridge and the old homesite. Read the signs to discover more about its origin.
Before you hop in the car, read our blog post about the bridge and discover interesting facts about its history.Go to Site Open Map
Gray Mare Antiques
We like to say that we sell antiques and mantiques – and everything in between. You’ll find glassware and Wade figurines, old signs, furniture and toys and so much more. We carry local art and local gifts – like hand poured soy candles and hand crafted knives, local steampunk art and coin collections.
Gray Mare Antiques is a comfortable, laid-back, small-town store housed in an old-timey, “General Store Where Everybody In Town Seems To Meet Up” type building right on Main Street.
We are pet-friendly (our own sweet Maggie is usually at the shop with us) so if you are walking/hiking/running/riding the Swamp Rabbit Trail directly across the street from our shop with your fur-baby, please drop in for a free cup of coffee and a chat.
You may wish to bring an item or two (or more) in on consignment for us to sell for you.
We’d love to meet you, so come see us and sit a spell. It’ll be fun!Go to Site Open Map
Highsmith & Highsmith
In the day-to-day activities of running a business, it’s easy to start making guesses and base your decisions on faulty information.
In the financial world, things aren’t always simple. One small decision affects a business in many ways. Tax law is complicated and can be frustrating.
Highsmith & Highsmith exists to help small to mid-sized businesses, non-profits, and municipalities access and understand the information they need to make smart business decisions.
Our regular menu items are cooked fresh, daily and our specials are determined by the seasons. We have very close relationships with our local farmers, growers and makers and we use freshly harvested produce, baked goods, cheeses and locally made products as much as possible.
Take our homemade bread – carefully crafted by our own wonderful pastry chef, Jennifer Richard. It’s so good that we started selling it by the loaf and can’t keep enough on hand.
Our specials change often so you never know what might be on the menu at the Drover. We invite you to come on by and see what we’re cooking up!
We sell a variety of products such as raw milk, fresh local eggs, Amish butter and local produce when it’s in season. We get our fresh, raw milk weekly from the farmer right down the road and we make regular trips to gather the finest, freshest produce and products we can find for you to take home.Go to Site Open Map
Jane Howard Photography
You’ve seen Jane Howard’s clear and vivid photographic work across our blog posts and all over our Instagram feed here at TravelersRestHere.
Jane is a professional photographer specializing in family storytelling sessions. She documents regular family life – the details that are both mundane and beautiful, the ones worth telling and the ones you don’t even realize are worth telling. Yet.
Still not exactly sure what a family storytelling session is? Visit Jane’s website to find out more and to see examples of her work.
Once you’ve seen your own family life through Jane’s lens, you’ll inevitably be back for more.Go to Site Open Map
Leopard Forest Coffee Company
TR’s iconic coffee shop, Leopard Forest Coffee Company, offers the finest coffee, locally roasted right here in Travelers Rest.
Grab a delicious coffee with house made syrups and enjoy a pastry or a treat.
Hang your own coffee mug on the wall for your return trips – we hope you’ll be back often.Go to Site Open Map
Pace Running Shop
We are right off the Swamp Rabbit Trail.
Come on over and check out our selection of running shoes, apparel and accessories! We carry your favorites – like Oiselle, Skechers, Run Gum, Picky Bars, Orange Mud and more!
We love to talk running and our skilled staff can help you find the right gear for you to get you on the trail and to keep you running.Go to Site Open Map
Say Magical Vacations by Lindsey
Have you ever thought, “I want to take my family to a Disney destination but I can’t – it’s too expensive, planning sounds too stressful, I don’t even know where to start!”?
I can help!
I specialize in selling Disney destinations! Whether you are traveling to experience the magic at one of the theme parks, enjoy the wonder aboard a cruise ship, have the adventure of a lifetime with one of their immersive vacations all around the world, or soak up the sun at one of their beach resorts in Hawaii, Vero Beach, FL, or Hilton Head Island, SC, I will make sure it is your most magical vacation yet!
I can help make your trip extra memorable because I make sure everything is taken care of from start to finish to ensure a truly “magical” vacation. I can help the experience to be stress-free from the very beginning and since I’ll make sure everything is set up for your vacation, while you are there it will be stress free too!
My services are FREE – that’s no gimmick!
You’ll also receive a packet (itinerary, park & resort info, and more) plus ponchos, water and treats for travel all in a fun Disney bag before you leave!
Visit my Facebook page or email me at Lindsey@saymagicalvacations.com.Go to Site Open Map
Silver Lily Boutique
Silver Lily Boutique is Travelers Rest’s original women’s fashion boutique on Main Street.
Step inside our shop and discover clothing, jewelry and accessories that fit your style and your life. Enjoy personalized attention and style help from owner Leisa Whitlock. You’re sure to find the perfect outfit for yourself, that unique gift for your friend and that special little something you didn’t even realize you were needing.
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Sunrift Adventures has been a destination in Travelers Rest for nearly four decades. Touted as the ‘Unique Outdoor Shop’, Sunrift has been outfitting adventurers with the best equipment and gear since 1980. Located just north of downtown TR proper in the iconic Brown’s Feed & Seed buildings- built in 1904. We specialize in boating (whitewater kayaking, canoeing, SUP boards, kayak fishing, flat-water paddling), backpacking, hiking, rock climbing, biking (we are right on the Swamp Rabbit Trail). We host monthly events, informative clinics/pint nights focusing on all things outdoors, boat demos at local lakes, full-moon hikes & more. Sunrift also has rental bikes, kayaks, tents, backpacks and more available. Experienced staff can help you find the best gear for your next adventure. 1 Center Street, Travelers Rest, SC 29690, www.sunrift.comGo to Site Open Map