Welcome.  Come on in.  Sit for a while and let us tell you all about a special place called Travelers Rest, SC.

Yes. You heard right: Travelers Rest.

We think it’s a pretty great name for a pretty great town that’s growing, happenin’ and just in general becoming more famous for its best-of-both-worlds kind of living.

Our Team

Lacey Eibert Keigley

Owner, Editor and Late Night Writer

Hi! I’m Lacey and I am a writer and a blogger, a mother and a homeschool teacher. I helped create Meadowlark Collective here in TR.

When I moved to Travelers Rest fifteen years ago I first researched the town online to get a feel for the community. And now, coming full circle, as a local and a huge fan of this little town at the foot of the mountains, I have the incredible privilege of managing the experience others see online. (I feel so fortunate to love my job!)

I also write about parenting and faith, struggle and grace at SoEveryDay.com. Over there you can read about my adventures with my half dozen children (and three grandchildren!) and about my love of travel and my affection for beautiful literature and other late night ramblings.

Celeste Hawkins

TRH Founder
Celeste first came up with the idea for Travelers Rest Here many years ago because so many new destinations were opening up in Travelers Rest all the time and she wanted somewhere to showcase them.
I’m thankful Celeste began this good work!
Today, writing is still her full-time job and her #1 hobby: she also writes worship music and sings with the worship team at her church. For fun, she enjoys watching (and learning new interview tricks from) celebrity interviews, trying new foods, and taking long walks on the sunny days that frequently grace Travelers Rest, SC.
You can see more of her projects at OhSunnyCeleste.com.

Emma Joersz

Graphic Designer and Sounding Board

Emma works remotely for Travelers Rest Here and her work reminds us that we are so thankful for the internet’s ability to bring far away things close.  (And I am thankful for a lifelong friendship with Emma too!)

Who can truly blame her for moving to Oregon for her husband’s job opportunity? It’s so lovely there too!

Emma and her husband and their three sons have taken up the hobbies of cross country skiing and snowshoeing and mountain climbing. Emma spends a fair amount of time cheering on her boys at their various sports, but we’re glad she makes time for her many creative talents, including photography and graphic design.

You can find more of Emma’s work at Paper Story Photo + Design where her pet portraits are a big hit!

Jane Howard

Photographer and Big Idea Generator

Jane is a professional photographer specializing in storytelling photography.

(She’s also a fabulous human and I never would have taken the risk of owning TRH without her encouragement and belief in me!)

In her own life, Jane’s story includes two dogs and a husband, a camera and an obsession with coffee and chocolate and running and maybe ice cream too. Jane and her husband Walter have been living in Travelers Rest for more than seventeen years and they’ve been walking TR’s trails for about that long too, usually with a dog or two for company. Their pets seem to somehow find them, but Jane doesn’t really mind that.

See more of Jane’s photos at her website, Jane Howard Photography. We bet you’ll find a shot or two of her pups in there.

Jane also serves our community through her board membership at the TR Farmers Market.

West Jones Headshot

West Jones

Website Developer and Calming Presence
West Jones Headshot

West is a web designer and developer and loves to bring his creativity to the web.

He is also patient and long suffering because I never recall my passwords and forget ho with back end of any website works. Without his website guru abilities, I would be lost!

West and his wife Faith and their children love to play outside and to go to the park. West is pretty sure the perfect way to spend an evening is to have a craft beer and listen to some music. And, when pressed, that beer would be from Osker Blues and the music would be played by Mandolin Orange. When he’s not working you can probably find him playing his guitar or mandolin.

In cyberspace, you can find him on his website.

Talk of the Town

Hey, you don’t have to take our word on all this. We know we’re probably a good bit biased when it comes to Travelers Rest. So here’s a few nice things folks from the outside looking in have said about us in the last few years:

“Long overlooked as a thoroughfare between Western North Carolina and nearby Greenville to the south, Travelers Rest, South Carolina, is making a name as an adventure – and dining – destination in the Southeast.” ConsiderCollective.com

“In the past five years, Travelers Rest has experienced what could safely be called a boom of great proportions. The Swamp Rabbit Trail brings thousands to the area each week, retail shops are opening all along Main Street and visitors see it more and more as a destination.” The Greenville News

“Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Travelers Rest is a great example of what downtown revitalization can do for a place.” OnlyinYourState.com

“Travelers Rest is the jewel of South Carolina’s Upcountry. Visitors will find themselves at the intersection of small town sundries and mountain backcountry, where the comforts and convenience of Main Street blends with the joy and solace of the wilderness.” RootsRated.com

“Formerly just one of the forgotten little towns between Greenville and the mountains, Travelers Rest has become a great place to explore, eat, drink and simply escape for a day without being too far from home. Regardless of your interests, the town has something for everyone.” IndependentMail.com

“50 Best Small Town Downtowns in America” BestChoiceReviews.org

"13 Destinations to See Fall Leaves in the South” SouthernLiving.com

“10 Tiny Towns for a Cozy, Low-Key Vacation” Refinery29.com

“Pleasure Pedaling on the East Coast” NationalGeographic.com

“15 of America’s Coolest Small Towns” HuffingtonPost.com

“Swamp Rabbit Trail, Town and Country” NewsObserver.com

“7 Summer Biking Vacations to Book Now” Yahoo.com

Find Out for Yourself

Still, we hope you’ll find out for yourself why travelers rest here in this special place called Travelers Rest. If you pay us a visit, you may just end up settling in for good. Don’t worry. You’ll be in good company.

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