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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 town with a revitalized downtown and a growing economy, which includes a thriving 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 to make a new one every time you visit one of our unique restaurants, shops, attractions or lodgings.

Don’t just run through our town.  Stop – and rest awhile.

Shops

Ace Hardware

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Ace Hardware

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Ace Hardware – the helpful hardware folk!

And now you can get that genuine helpfulness in Travelers Rest on State Park Road beside TD Bank.

 

 

Ace Hardware stocks and sells everything you need for your home.  But seriously – everything.

From painting (look for Magnolia or Benjamin Moore paints) to grills (think Weber and Traeger) to hammers and rakes. Right inside the shop, just to the left as you enter, is an entire section of the store dedicated to Stihl equipment – both purchases and repairs. For birders, you’ll find a long and full aisle with suet and seed, birdhouses (ones tough enough to keep the squirrels away) and locally created backyard beauties too.

The Paul family has lived in TR for almost two decades and they care deeply about the community and are committed to giving back through the store in many ways. Behind the cashier you’ll often find Shiela or Jeremy – mother and son!

Read more about the Paul family and their new TR location in our article here!

 

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Adventure Park

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Adventure Park

Located right beside the popular Trailblazer Park and City Hall is Travelers Rest’s newest (and probably coolest!) playground for kids!

Adventure Park!

 

 

Intros community space kids will enjoy climbing structures, swings, a merry go round, obstacle course equipment, a small ropes course and two zip lines!

The playground equipment is inclusive and strong enough for all ages.

It’s a beautiful spot to play on a Saturday spent at the Farmers Market or at an evening concert with the family. There are picnic tables and some shade from the sun. There’s plenty of parking and it’s right beside the practice fields for youth football so the siblings will be grateful for the distraction!

 

 

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As the Page Turns

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As the Page Turns

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As the Page Turns is proud to be Upstate South Carolina’s largest independent bookstore. Our inventory includes new books, bestsellers, used books, books by regional authors, favorite book club titles, books on school reading lists and lots of teacher materials.

We have a generous trade-in policy, we offer discounts on new books and we are happy to special order any book you may need.

What really makes us stand out from other book sellers is our personal service.  We love to get to know you and to greet you by name when you come in the shop.  We want to learn about your reading habits and your favorites – and your least favorites.  We’re ready with book suggestions and if there is a book we don’t have available on our many stacked shelves, well – we’ll order it for you.

 

 

You’ll find us at the store on Mondays through Fridays from 10:00-6:00 and on Saturdays from 10:00-4:00.

Stop in today or contact us for more information!

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Bespoke Wines: The Wine Shop of Travelers Rest

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Bespoke Wines: The Wine Shop of Travelers Rest

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Bespoke Wines: The Wine Shop of Travelers Rest is where wine and craft beer meets community.
The wines are hand-picked by owner and wine connoisseur, Jerry Spearman, and contain absolutely no fillers or additives.

 

There’s always something exciting happening at The Wine Shop of TR, from monthly tastings and events to special deals for Wine Club members.

Host parties and intimate gatherings in the Cellar or grab a glass and share a charcuterie board and dessert with a friend or loved one. Visit The Wine Shop – they can’t wait to meet you!

Find Bespoke Wines: The Wine Shop of Travelers Rest in all the following places:

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Birdie Boutique

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Birdie Boutique

864.271.7155

Welcome to Birdie – a charming boutique right on the Swamp Rabbit Trail across from TR High School.

 

 

At Birdie Boutique you will find unique gifts for you and your friends. From jewelry to apparel, you’ll love browsing the lovely shop and discovering what’s new this week. You might find the cutest pet collar, the next birthday gift for your daughter, a fun t-shirt for your bestie and a handbag you just have to have! There’s a sweet selection of gifts for a new baby and bows and accessories for your toddler’s hair and that coffee mug that makes you grin.

Plus, Birdie Boutique offers complimentary gift wrapping – saving you effort and time and making your gift ready to deliver immediately!

You can also book an appointment for a haircut, style or color inside Birdie at Capello Salon North.

It’s convenient and local and easy to shop while you wait! (Book your appointments here!)

Visit soon and shop local!

Read more about Birdie Boutique in our article here.

Birdie Boutique is open Wednesday to Saturday.

Find them on Facebook and Instagram!

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Borklund, Steve – State Farm Insurance Agency

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Borklund, Steve – State Farm Insurance Agency

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Insurance and financial services are much more than numbers on a ledger and policies that get thrown in a file.  It’s about relationships and trust, about doing what you say you will do.

We’ve been a part of Travelers Rest for over two decades.  We provide car, home, renters, commercial, life and health insurance, as well as financial services to thousands of customers who know us as much more than just numbers and policies.

Please feel free to come by to get to know us.  You can also call our office or visit our website 24/7 for a quote.

Find us on Facebook too.

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Attractions

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

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Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

Just a short drive from downtown Travelers Rest, Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve is located on a quiet country road.

 

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The area has a view of Paris Mountain and offers an easy walking trail though the woods and past a pond. There is a small stream on the preserve and several routes along the way, as well as a few footbridges to cross.

Simple and peaceful, Bunched Arrowhead provides a welcome respite without leaving town.

Read our article about Bunched Arrowhead here!

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Campbell's Covered Bridge

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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.

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Carolina Floor Crafters LLC

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Carolina Floor Crafters LLC

864.784.2809

At Carolina Floor Crafters LLC we specialize in all your hardwood flooring needs – from installation to finishing and to refinishing.

We take great pride in our craft and in the satisfaction of our customers!

The use of hardwood floors is timeless.  They can last a lifetime and they are always in style.

Give us a call or send us an email at carolinafloorcrafters@gmail.com for a free in home estimate.

We’d love to bring your floors back to life!

 

 

Follow us on Instagram to see our floor transformations in action.

Find Carolina Floor here to see their work!

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Carolina Grill Food Truck

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Carolina Grill Food Truck

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Need a food truck for your next event?

Try the Carolina Grill Food Truck!

On their menu you’ll find burgers, chicken fingers and loaded mac & cheese, pulled pork, brisket and ribs, onion rings and cowboy beans. You won’t leave hungry – that’s for certain.

 

 

Reach out and find out how you can have The Carolina Grill at your event.

Follow their social media to find out where they’ll be next!

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Carolina Sparkle

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Carolina Sparkle

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Sometimes you need to outsource the cleaning of your home!

Carolina Sparkle is there to help.

 

Carolina Sparkle

 

Moving into a new place? Moving out of an old place? Guests coming for a big holiday dinner? A new baby in the house?

Carolina Sparkle can handle that!

Maybe you need help with the deep cleaning – those baseboards and windows need work and that closet is out of control.

Carolina Sparkle can handle that!

They have a long list of the cleaning services they offer – and you can set up a weekly or monthly routine cleaning. But what we love is the add ons!

Maybe it’s a busy month – add on their fridge clean out and clean up.
Windows too much for you this week? Add it on.
How about that stove after your son dripped nacho cheese all inside it? Add it on.

Get in touch with the team on their Instagram.

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Cherokee Valley Club

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Cherokee Valley Club

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At Cherokee Valley, golf is just the beginning.

Situated at the base of the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains, the club is home to a top of the line award-winning P.B. designed golf course, an incredible restaurant in Core 450, a staff of talented pros like PGA golfer Robbie Edwards, a state of the art clubhouse and shop and so much more.

 

 

But it’s also HOME. A neighborhood to many families. A pool offering community memberships. A welcoming spirit and attitude and a place to hang your hat – and your clubs.

Find out about becoming a member, golfing for a day, dining at Core 450, buying your dream home on the course and more at the Cherokee Valley Club website.

 

 

Follow Cherokee Valley on Instagram.

Read about Core 450 in our spotlight  article here.

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Community Tap TR

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Community Tap TR

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Come out to Community Tap’s TR location.

Right on Main Street and directly on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, it’s a welcoming spot to enjoy a craft beer with a friend.

 

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Family friendly and super bike accessible, gather your gang and spend a couple hours under the porch. Enjoy some snacks at the Community Tap – like stecca bread from Upcountry Provisions or other treats. Plus, Resident Diner is directly beside Community Tap and the spaces flow nicely together to enjoy both at the same time. Purchasing drinks by the glass is always available at Community Tap to enjoy on site!

Play corn hole, bring a deck of cards and just let the great conversations and quality time ensue.

Well-behaved dogs on leashes are always welcome!

 

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Before you go, purchase beer, hard cider, hard seltzer or wine to enjoy at home later.

See you at Community Tap!

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Concierge Cleaning

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Concierge Cleaning

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Concierge Cleaning offers comprehensive cleaning solutions to maintain and enhance the aesthetic appeal and structural integrity of buildings by expertly removing dirt, stains and contaminants from various surfaces.

Brendan is dependable and has great communication skills. He’s TR born and raised and takes his commitment to guaranteed quality work seriously.

A solid cleaning improves more than just the look of your home or property. Solar panels, for example, can lose more than 5-15% efficiency per year if not maintained properly.

Concierge Cleaning services include:
– Home exterior soft washing
– Roof washing
– Concrete cleaning
– Window/skylight cleaning
– Solar panel cleaning
– Deck cleaning
– Gutter cleaning
– Leaf removal services
– Patio & stonework cleaning
– A Concierge Christmas – installing your Christmas lights

Get in touch with Concierge for your free estimate!

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Cooks.

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Cooks.

864.915.3270

Designed in a Barn, Tested on the Farm.

Flip flops.  Leather bags.  Clutches.  Wallets.  Our products speak for themselves.

From concept of idea, to prototype, to finished product, all our designs are uniquely our own.

Welcome to Cooks where we design, build and test all our products against the rigors of farm life, surf trips and adventures in between. We view all our designs as machines.  They must perform in such a way as to accomplish a necessary task. If it can’t perform, we aren’t going to produce it.

 

 

We begin by cutting and hand sewing all our products. We then test it in the field to make sure it performs and then we physically tear the product apart to find its weakness. We then tweak the design as needed, put it on paper and get it ready for production.

Read more about us here and find out about the time TRH came out to the shop.

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Cope & Crew

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Cope & Crew

864.438.7480

Lawn management & maintenance.
Routine mowing.
Design installation.
Pruning. Edging. Weed eating.
Plants. Trees. River rocks.
Small tractor work.
Bush hogging.
Curb appeal.

Cope & Crew offers a wide variety of options to create and care for the perfect lawn for your home.

 

Cope and Crew

 

They love helping you create the layout and the design that exactly meets your needs. They’re experts at routine maintenance and keeping that design looking as great as the day they installed it.

Cope & Crew is a certified applicator through Clemson University, specializing in ornamental and turf care management with the use of herbicides.

Give them a call at 864.438.7480 for your free quote and to help make your lawn dreams come true.

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Core 450

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Core 450

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Spacious dining room.
Open kitchen.
Gleaming red meat slicer imported from Italy.
Floor to ceiling windows showing off the rolling hills of the golf course.

Core 450 is a show off as soon as you close the car door behind you in the parking lot. 

 

Core 450

 

They’re approachable – you’ve got traditional golf course fare on the menu – a stellar burger, phillies, tacos, pizza (But better than you’re thinking if you imagine golf course pizza. The one we sampled had RIBEYE and bacon jam on it. Enough said.) But they’re also upscale dining – perfect for special dinners, anniversaries, birthdays and date night.

Completely open to the public, the restaurant is not a members only sort of environment. (Sure, members of Cherokee Valley Course & Club receive some special discounts, so if you’re a golfer, it could be worth your while to join.) Open seven days a week: Monday to Thursday from 11 to 8, Friday to Saturday 11 to 9 and on Sundays brunch is served from 10:30 to 4.

 

Core 450 Pizza

 

Grab some friends and enjoy an incredible meal together.

Read more about Chef Gene Magliaro in our article here.

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook too!

 

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Real Estate

Craig Williams: Mortgage Executive at Southern First

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Craig Williams: Mortgage Executive at Southern First

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You’re purchasing a home. You’ve got remodeling plans for your current house. You’re ready to invest in that short-term rental idea.

What’s next?

You need a mortgage lender you can trust – one who understands you, your needs, and the ever-changing market. 

 

 

Craig Williams is a mortgage lender at Greenville’s Southern First. He and his wife are local to Travelers Rest, attend Redeemer Presbyterian in town, and are committed to raising their family in the TR community.

Craig is a loan officer that assesses each person’s unique needs and finds competitive rates for conventional and government loans. He’s also a residential mortgage banker so if you qualify for a portfolio product for primary or second homes, you are in excellent hands. It’s the best of both worlds!

Southern First is committed to relationship first service. The real estate market is fast-paced, but Craig and his mortgage team maintain their impressive reputation through solid communication to complete the entire process smoothly.

Get in touch with Craig Williams at Southern First. 

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Cross Creek Realty

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Cross Creek Realty

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Selling land is unique and that’s why you should use a Land Agent.  And, of course, not just any land agent, but one with a long history of experience as a professional forester.

That’s what Cross Creek Realty brings to the table. A team with a story that includes twenty-five years spent in the timber industry.

“We love land – we deal primarily in the vacant land, farms and recreational properties – and we love people,” owner Steve Smith says. “You take the right person and put them on the right piece of land, that’s a great business plan.”

Steve has a degree in forest resource management. He and his team help to educate buyers and sellers through the process. They provide an expert analysis of the land and the timber and use GIS mapping and aerial photography to gather the best photos to sell your land and to help you see the land you want to buy.

Contact the Cross Creek Realty team and put them to work for you!

 

 

Email Steve Smith – ssmith@CrossCreekre.com

 

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Crystal Valley Day Spa

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Crystal Valley Day Spa

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Located in northern Travelers Rest, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lies a true hidden gem.

 

 

A retreat of serenity amidst the hustle and bustle of life’s everyday stresses. 

Our highly qualified staff at Crystal Valley Day Spa offer a full range of services for hair, natural nails, skin and massage. We take pride in providing personalized guest service and using quality products that are safe yet effective.

Spend an hour or spend a day with us and leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to conquer your world.

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DG Builders

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DG Builders

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Are you ready to transform your outdoor space?

Discover the unmatched quality and style of composite decking with DG Builders today.  Let DG Builders help design your dream space together!

 

Are you looking for a place in your home to relax?

Look no further than DG Builders’ maintenance-free screened porch designs. Located right here in downtown Travelers Rest, the family owned local business is here to serve your outdoor living needs!

 

Embrace the great outdoors with DG Builders, where every deck, screened-porch and outdoor space is carefully crafted to bring your vision to life.

Call DG Builders today!

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Watch a DG Builders renovation project from beginning to end.
Watch a DG Builders custom home build from purchase of land to clearing of land to home completion.

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Attractions

Dicey Langston Historical Site

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Dicey Langston Historical Site

If you are driving along Tigerville Road, just a few miles north of the center of Travelers Rest, you will come across a stone pyramid, about the height of a person. If you go too fast, you will miss it. But where this little monument stands, next to a private home, was once the western frontier of our country. 

Here stands a monument to mark the life and legacy of  Laodicea ‘Dicey’ Langston Springfield, a woman who would become, in some literal senses, a founding mother to Travelers Rest and the communities near here. A woman who, when she was but a 14 year old girl, became a heroine of the brutal conflict in the war in the South Carolina backcountry. In the nearly 240 years since, there have been historical and nonfiction books of teenage Dicey, a school named after her, historical societies formed in her honor, even songs and poetry written about Dicey.

You can read more about Dicey in our article here.

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Doodles Making a Difference

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Doodles Making a Difference

Who can resist the cutest of puppy faces?

 

Doodles Making a Difference

 

Doodles Making a Difference is a family-owned and operated business in TR, breeding and raising doodle puppies in a loving and conscientious manner. They’ve partnered with the Set Free Alliance – which means that the purchase of your new best puppy pal also serves another purpose – protecting and rescuing kids from the sex trafficking industry.

Puppies from Doodles Making a Difference are raised in local alliance homes and bred with care and caution. Puppies are loved and socialized from birth. You and your family will reap the rewards from that special care and relationship.

Read more about this organization in our story here.

Follow Doodles making a Difference on Instagram for your puppy fix.

Find them on Facebook.

See what puppies are currently available here.

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Eagle Mountain Vineyards & Winery

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Eagle Mountain Vineyards & Winery

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Forty acres of beauty.

 

 

A gorgeous barn and winery sits at the top of the hill, surrounded by vineyards and rolling hills. This beautiful spot was chosen specifically for its unique soil structure and elevation to grow and produce Vinifera Wines.

 

 

Take a drive in the country, bring your family and friends, and enjoy a day at the winery. You’ll often hear live music, you’ll always enjoy spectacular wine and charcuterie in an inviting and welcoming setting.  You can enjoy our outdoor art sculptures and be a part of the growing art and wine scene right here in the foothills of South Carolina.

 

 

We’re open daily from noon to 6 pm and we’re a short drive from downtown TR.

 

 

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Eclipse

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Eclipse

Eclipse IS all about tiny homes – they make them and they sell them and they can help you design your dream tiny home.

But they also do more than just that. Eclipse is about energy efficiency and making that happen – affordably and effectively and sustainably. They have unique patents for solar roofing, smart switches inside the home, water filtration and more.

 

 

Eclipse homes are all steel construction and they are customizable. You might purchase this home to live entirely off the grid or to connect to well or city water and electricity on your pwn property. You might to choose to live in one of the two tiny home communities here in Travelers Rest.

The choices are wide and they are all yours to make. (But the Eclipse team is delighted to guide you through the process as you reimagine the ways small living can be big savings for you.)

With packages and options for financing and helping you navigate the current solar tax credits, Eclipse really serves as a one stop guide to help you create low cost, low impact housing. They can even connect with you several local tiny home communities or pre owned homes for sale within those communities if that’s the path you want to take.

Find out more here!

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Eco Tree Care

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Eco Tree Care

864.979.1827

We love our trees in the Upstate and they need the proper care to thrive. And – sometimes – our trees need to be trimmed, pruned or cut down.

And that is NOT a job for the faint of heart.

 

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When you need tree maintenance, you really want an expert who can help determine what your trees need and if it’s time to make the decision to take the tree out or if a careful trimming is in order.

Casey Jones and his crew at Eco Tree Care are experts in their field. Casey has been in the arbor culture industry for more than thirteen years.

“I want to promote a thoughtful and balanced approach to tree care,” Casey says. “We do our best to implement proper and timely pruning, trimming and tree removal practices as well as to help guide and educate our customers as to the best option for their trees and their property.”

Really – what more could you ask?

While you will likely find Casey up in a tree, you can connect with him via email at ecotreecare@rocketmail.com or via phone and text at 864.979.1827.

Eco Tree Care travels all over the Upstate and is happy to help you make an informed decision about the trees on your property!

 

 

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Energy Fitness

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Energy Fitness

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Energy Fitness is open in Travelers Rest.

Is Energy Fitness a gym?

Not exactly. But also yes.

Owner Tonya Tittle is a personal trainer, nutrition coach, licensed massage therapist, a guide, a guru, an expert in her field.

She’s owned and operated Energy Fitness in Memphis, Tennessee for years before moving with her family to the Upstate about three years ago.

Now you have the opportunity to meet and work with Tonya in her own space. Instead of a gym, you can call Energy Fitness a boutique fitness studio.

Energy Fitness is located at 898 North Highway 25 at the bypass.

Here’s what you need to know about parking:

Energy Fitness is located on a hill and the parking can be a wee bit challenging. You’ll see signs helping you out and street parking with an attendant to guide you!

Once you head through the bypass, pay attention- it is quite easy to drive past it if you’re heading out of town. (No worries, you can circle back around at the North Greenville Food Bank parking lot if you need to!)

 

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Farmhouse Tacos

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Farmhouse Tacos

864.610.0586

Handcrafted.

Locally sourced.

Made with love.

Farmhouse Tacos.  We hope you’ll love the charming decor, the delicious and varied taco combinations, the hand-crafted cocktails, the friendly service, the unique and changing desserts, the farm to table philosophy and the entire dining experience.

Read the story of owners Chris and Katie here.

Find us on Facebook and Instagram and come enjoy a taco today!

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Fiddlesticks Woodwerx

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Fiddlesticks Woodwerx

864.320.9413

His work stands alone and speaks for itself.

 

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The craftsmanship in the wooden bowls, salt shakers and charcuterie boards is top notch.

Nathan and his wife Heather work together to run their business – Fiddlesticks Woodwerx – out of a shop Nathan built in their backyard.

 

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You can find the delightful duo at markets, pop up events and more throughout the year – they’re popular regulars at the Travelers Rest Farmers Market.

Some of their crowd favorites are their Christmas trees (get those early before they sell out) and their cutting boards. Custom orders and requests are available. The variety and detail in each piece is stunning.

Reach out to them on Instagram or Facebook to order, request details or talk about that perfect custom order!

For those customers orders or to answer any questions – contact Nathan or Heather at Fiddlestickswoodwerx@gmail.com .

 

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Firepit Nights

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Firepit Nights

864.203.6366

Firepit Nights is a small, local business owned and operated right here in the city of TR. 

Amy and Matt have a full fabrication shop at their property on Williams Rd. and welcome visits by appointment.

They custom craft steel firepits, snuffer lids, grilling racks and tools, griddle plates, pokers and firewood racks.  They also fill custom orders of other metal works projects such as table legs and even bear-proof trash receptacles!

Got an idea?  Throw it their way!  

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Foothills Family Resources

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Foothills Family Resources

864.836.1100

Need help with your groceries this week?

Has the electric bill been missed one time too many?

Foothills Family Resources can help.

FFR serves the entire Upstate of South Carolina and can meet so many various needs. Groceries. A food pantry. Help applying for SNAP. A WIC office. Resources for acquiring your GED. Job placement plans. Training. Back to school bags and supplies s- and even haircuts. Fresh clothing for a new job.

You can give to the cause when you’re able and you can take what you need when that’s your season too.

Learn more about Foothills Family Resources in our article here.

Visit their website here.

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Gilstrap Roofing

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Gilstrap Roofing

864.269.1232

Roofing you can count on!

 

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At Gilstrap Roofing you can count on a professional team.
You can count on skilled technicians.
You can count on hard work, done right.

Gilstrap Roofing offers commercial services and residential services. Call Gilstrap for storm damage or a leaking roof!

Get in touch with the team and get a free roof analysis and estimate. See the step by step process that Gilstrap offers (it’s thorough!) and find out even more on their website!

Whether you’re looking for a brand new roof or a repair on your current roof – Gilstrap can handle it!

Be sure to follow them on Instagram – they offer a LOT of fun giveaways!

 

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Glade Salon & Day Spa

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Glade Salon & Day Spa

864.610.2160

As an Aveda Concept Salon, their attention to service and quality has made The Glade Salon and Day Spa a place where you can relax and enjoy the Aveda experience.

Whether it’s a complimentary hand massage or a stress relief ritual scalp massage, or a cup of hot tea while you relax, Glade guests always come first, and they constantly strive to exceed your expectations!

 

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With their skilled professionals and a wide range of products and services, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for.

At the Glade Salon & Day Spa the qualified staff is ready to provide you with expert guidance and service, from your head to your toes!

You’re going to love the friendly and personable staff – right from your first phone call to the final product!

 

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Greenville Yoga

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Greenville Yoga

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The time you spend caring for your mind and your body during a yoga session is incredibly valuable.

 

 

At Greenville Yoga you’ll find a warm community gathering place that allows you to slow down and take time for self-care. The instructors are wonderful guides with years of experience and a depth of knowledge the create a safe place of healing for all.

Classes at Greenville Yoga are affordable and open to all ages and abilities. (Read our class descriptions here – from Yoga Nidra to Yin Yoga.) You’ll find our schedule of classes here and we offer virtual classes as well as classes in our beautiful studio space.

Find out more at our website here.

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Highsmith & Highsmith

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Highsmith & Highsmith

864.834.3868

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.

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Holt Orchards

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Holt Orchards

It’s hard to know which is better – apple pie or an apple donut?
Mountain view or orchard view?
Apple slush or apple cider?

Guess what?

We’re not asking you to choose!

You can literally have it all at Holt Orchards.

 

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Holt Orchards is a small, family run business with a unique history and delicious apples. (Try the Crimson Crisp!) You can buy apple slushes, apple cider donuts, other homemade baked goods, cider and local gifts and treats at their shop.

This is not a you pick farm, the work has already been all done for you! Grab a peck or a bushel and some baked goods for the ride back across the mountain.

 

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Shop hours are:

Wednesday to Friday from 12 to 5
Sundays from 11 to 4

If you are wanting their crisp apples or sweet donuts on a Saturday, you can find them locally at the Greenville Farmers Market.

Read our full article about this orchard and its history right here!

Follow Holt Orchards on Instagram and Facebook!

 

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Hotel Domestique

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Hotel Domestique

864.516.1715

Tucked at the base of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Hotel Domestique offers a serene, quiet escape in the countryside of upstate South Carolina.

The peaceful destination’s unique, luxurious blend of Old World style and modern design transports guests far beyond the routine of ordinary life, making every stay one to remember.

 

Hotel Domestique is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway, a special occasion with friends, a girls weekend or some time alone.

You will be welcomed, treated as valuable, offered snacks, champagne and a gorgeous view from your beautifully appointed room. (Rooms have massage guns, the best pillows you can imagine and spacious bathrooms.)

Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Read about Hotel Domestique in our articles here:

The cyclist behind the hotel.
Family dining at Restaurant 17.
A past Celebrity Chef Tour hosted on site.
A fabulous choice for your wedding.
A farm added to the property.

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iVIVA

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iVIVA

864.663.1845

iVIVA salts are mined in Pakistan and arrive here in their raw form.

From that raw state, iVIVA owner Katie White crafts salt lamps, salt massage balls, salt soap and more products.  Of course, you can also purchase Himalayan salt for seasoning and baking and cooking.

iVIVA salt is the only salt you need.  Table salt contains only one mineral – Sodium Chloride.  Sea salt, on the other hand, has ten minerals but is harvested from a polluted ocean source and then processed.   But iVIVA Himalayan Salt is mined by a compliant mine in Pakistan, purely, unprocessed, and contains 84 minerals and trace elements.

Salt lamps are valuable in reducing allergy symptoms, not to mention they are beautiful as well.

iVIVA also carries essential oil blends and products as well.

Visit their website to learn more about iVIVA salt and salt products.  Once you’ve tried the pink salt, it will become the only salt you buy!

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Izzy Ink Studios

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Elizabeth Doss of Izzyink Studios creates custom branded GIFs and GIF Stickers for social media.

Ready to up your Social Media Game?

Let’s add another fun and animated level to your already amazing business by creating GIFs that can save time, increase engagement, be delightful touch points for your community and so much more!

Your GIFs will be searchable within apps like Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, Snapchat, and Clubhouse. Usable on LinkedIn. As well as iMessage, Websites and Emails! Oh my!

Follow us on Instagram for GIF tutorials.  Instagram.com/izzyink

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Jane Howard Photography

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Jane Howard Photography

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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.

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Jones Gap State Park

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Jones Gap State Park

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This South Carolina State Park is a gem and you don’t want to miss it.  If you only have a few hours – it’s worth it. If you have two days – even better.

 

 

Almost like entering a rain forest, Jones Gap feels as if you’ve traveled to a different country. The Saluda River both roars and whispers through the state park. Hiking trails abound for various skill levels and include the beautiful Rainbow Falls.  (You can walk from Jones Gap right to Caesar’s Head, if you’re willing.)

Camping is very popular and is primarily primitive.  Sites book quickly so be sure to reserve your favorites early.

We can’t help but visit Jones Gap as often as we are able so we have plenty of stories for you to read about this beloved park.

Jones Gap on a Summer Day

Jones Gap and the Trailblazer It’s Named After

Land Preservation at Jones Gap

Upstate Fishing Spots

 

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Katelyn Pinner Studio

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Katelyn Pinner Studio is a darling flower shop located inside the lovely Urban Hare on Main Street.

You can step in and purchase beautifully crafted bouquets ready to go. You’ll also find wreaths, candles, paper goods and more.

 

 

But that’s not all. The studio offers classes routinely – learn how to create your own gorgeous bouquets, make seasonal wreaths or take a unique art class inspired by local flowers and taught by gifted area artists right inside the studio.

The studio is also the perfect back drop for meeting with floral artist and designer Katelyn to talk about your flower needs for weddings, events and more. They offer full service and partial (and all in between!) wedding packages to meet your floral dreams and are fantastic at helping hear your vision and creating magic on that special day, working with your wedding planner and venue to bring it all together seamlessly.

 

 

Another fresh and lovely idea to incorporate the simple beauty of flowers into your life more is to set up a subscription service through the studio. This is a great idea for businesses, hotels, AirBnBs, real estate offices (and your own home!) to have routine deliveries of fresh flowers to create a warm and welcoming vibe to your favorite space!

Stop in to the studio any time Urban Hare is open and pick up a bouquet and shop the seasonal offerings at the studio!

Katelyn Pinner Studio truly offers a wide range of both flowers and floral services. From every day arrangements and small pick up orders to full service floral and event designs, there’s no such thing as a project too big or too small. The team gives their full and precise care and attention to every detail and to every size order.

Follow Katelyn Pinner Studio on Instagram to see the upcoming events – and to enjoy the delightful floral arrangements.

You’ll find the shop open Thursdays to Saturdays.

 

 

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Kennington Family Winery

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Kennington Family Winery

Wine AND community.  That’s what Kennington Family Winery is all about.

Created as a labor of love to both the area and the wines represented, the winery is a perfect place to spend a day where guests become friends and friends become family.

 

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The wines at Kennington are chosen from the best winemakers across the country and are then mixed in a unique style to create a wine tasting experience unlike any other in the Upstate. And, because they want ALL of their guests to feel welcome and enjoy one another, they offer juice blends too.

Take a beautiful Upstate drive out to the winery for a visit. Bring your friends and family and enjoy their many events!

Follow them on Instagram to see what’s happening next! 

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KWS Vocal Studio

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KWS Vocal Studio

818.381.3883

Looking to learn more about your own voice?

Do you want to improve your singing skills?

Have a specific song or project or goal in mind?

Karen Whipple Schnurr can help you achieve those vocal goals.

 

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She’s been in the industry for more than two decades and her credit list is strong – Ice Age, Despicable Me, Star Trek, 40 Year Old Virgin and more!

More than that, Karen is thoughtful, accessible and capable. She brings her skills and best tips and practices to her students in a way that is fun, engaging and immediately usable.

Working with local venues, Karen also offers opportunities for students to showcase their skills and to learn and grow as performers.

Visit her website and get in touch with her to find out more!

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Let's Keep TR Beautiful

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Let's Keep TR Beautiful

Founded in 2012, the Let’s Keep TR Beautiful committee is dedicated to enhancing the beauty that is Travelers Rest.

We consist of members that want to make a difference in our beautiful community.

Our goal is to work through education, awareness and pickup.

We are also active members of the SC Litter Control Association.

We are here to work closely with the Keep Greenville County Beautiful organization while at the same time keeping our unique identity as one of the most beautiful little cities in the state.

Please email co-founder Bess McCall at bessmccall@gmail.com if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.

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Look Up Lodge

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Look Up Lodge

864.836.6392

With more than 230 acres, a private 13 acre lake, beautiful scenery and multiple activities, Look Up Lodge provides the perfect place away from the world. 

For more than 50 years, Look Up Lodge has served churches and groups throughout the southeast. Each summer we host more than 5000 students from over 230 churches during our summer camp program. During the school year, we see an additional 8000 guests ranging from youth groups to day business get-a-ways to week long school trips.  Our groups range in size from 4-400, and in age from 5-85!

Whether you are looking for a summer camp, a weekend retreat, or a one day get-a-way for your group, Look Up is the place for you. 

Visit our website, Facebook page, or Instagram for more information – or call us to set up a tour of our camp and facilities!

 

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Max's Little Free Library

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Max's Little Free Library

If you’re riding on the Swamp Rabbit Trail or eating lunch on the porch at The Café at Williams Hardware, you might see something new and quite special out back.

It’s a small stand with what looks like a miniature house sitting on top.

If it was bigger, you’d be tempted to live there.

When you get closer, you’ll see there is colorful artwork on the sides featuring rabbits at home, reading.  On the front is a glass door that opens up to a world of imagination.

It’s a Little Free Library and you can thank 10-year-old Max Cook for the whole thing.   He is both the originator and the steward of the library.  Max will be checking frequently to make sure the library is well-stocked.  And you can bet he’ll do a good job!

Read our article on the Little Free Library!

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Megan Lanford Holder - Porchlight Property Group with Bluefield Realty Group

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Megan Lanford Holder - Porchlight Property Group with Bluefield Realty Group

864.506.4907

Megan understands that through a complex process, you need an agent you can trust and lean on in the midst of the stress. So, she does all she can to make sure her clients feel heard, at ease, and taken care of while guiding and aiding in the coordination of the process. Whether you’re buying, selling, building, working with land, or investing she’s eager to help. 
Born and raised in Greenville, SC, Megan has 10+ years of experience in Real Estate. Her clients appreciate her calm, yet confident approach, market knowledge, and young professional’s perspective.
Megan is kind, approachable, and diligent. She loves building relationships with her clients so they feel like family! She always puts their best interests first. No matter the situation, she’ll be a solid ally to help you achieve your real estate goals.
Follow Megan on Instagram for great content and helpful videos about the current market and home buying and selling tips and ideas.
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Nate's

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Nate's

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Looking for a family restaurant where you can easily invite the entire family to join you?

Nate’s is a family-friendly restaurant serving pizza, wings, subs, calzones and salads.  Located on Highway 414 near North Greenville University, Nate’s has outdoor seating and the game of corn hole set up while you wait for your delicious pizza and subs to reach your table.

You can read about owner Nate Corley and his story on our website – it always makes your food taste better when you know the story behind it.

Make Nate’s a family tradition!

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Nood Clean

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Nood Clean

864.498.8500

We shop locally for our groceries and our gifts, why not shop locally for our home cleaning products?

Nood Clean is a one of a kind, family-owned and operated business.  The business began about five years ago as the family was looking for non toxic cleaning solutions.

 

 

Jim and Deana and their team create natural and safe cleaning products – from hand soaps to laundry detergents to floor cleaners and so much more. Their products are not only safe for you – they’re safe for the environment too.

Nood makes hand soap, laundry detergent, castile soap, floor soap, foaming soap, insect repellent, sunscreen, spot remover and more.  They have a wide variety of natural scents.  Plus, they even provide services for refilling your containers to reduce waste.

You can purchase Nood Clean at Farmers Markets and on Main Street in TR at Plant Life.  You can also order online.

Maybe you’ve met Jim and Deana at a market – you won’t forget the experience.  They’re kind and helpful and quick to answer your questions.  They can provide samples too.

Change up your laundry and your soaps – go local and go natural!

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Paris Mountain Animal Hospital

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Paris Mountain Animal Hospital

864.766.2564

Welcome to Paris Mountain Animal Hospital.

 

We are a privately owned small animal veterinary hospital located conveniently beside Publix within the University Square Shopping Center. We offer preventative care, surgical procedures, sick appointments, diagnostics including in-house, x-ray, ultrasound.

You want your pet to live a long and happy life, so do we! Let us welcome you to the Paris Mountain family.

Get to know your vet and the entire team at their website!

 

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Paris Mountain Dental

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Paris Mountain Dental

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Paris Mountain Dental is your local family dental practice – they serve the entire family in one convenient location, right in front of Travelers Rest High School.

 

 

Patients of all age are welcomed and quality care is guaranteed.

If it’s a check up, a step toward orthodontic care or a dental emergency, Paris Mountain Dental has it all under control. Your smile will be healthy and stunning with help from the Paris Mountain Dental team. Dr. Ghimire and her team also offer clear aligners and Botox treatments as well. Head to Paris Mountain Dental for routine check ups, cleanings, sealants, cosmetic dental needs, restorative dental procedures, veneers, teeth whitening, dentures, same day crowns, bridges and more!

Not only does Paris Mountain Dental accept insurance, they also offer various payment options including their own helpful Dental Savers Plan that is a creative way to help ease the financial burden of exceptional dental care.

 

 

You’ll love their office too – it’s warm and inviting and their staff is friendly and engaging. You’ll definitely feel welcome and well taken care of as soon as you enter.

Reach out to them today to make an appointment!

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Paris Mountain State Park

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Paris Mountain State Park

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A gem of a state park, Paris Mountain is in our backyard and we couldn’t be luckier.

 

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This accessible park has a little something for everyone.

There’s camping – both for tents and RVs. There’s a playground. There’s Lake Placid – a sweet lake with a perfect walking trail for all ages that takes you right in front of the dam. There’s a second lake with a trek into it. Multiple hiking trails vary in difficulty and offer many options for everyone in your group. Mountain biking is popular here and so is trail running so be aware as you take to the woods.

 

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Fishing is allowed in the lake. Seasonal swimming, kayaking and paddle boats are an option too. Visit the state park store and pick up some t-shirts or stickers and learn more about how Paris Mountain came to be.

Paris Mountain offers more than 1500 acres to explore and appreciate the great outdoors.

Read our article about how popular Paris Mountain is with locals.

Find out how Paris Mountain earned its name.

 

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Philly Grill Restuarant

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Philly Grill Restuarant

561.502.1900

Get your steak on at The Philly Grill Restaurant!

Here’s what on the menu: wings (with six flavors and various heat levels!), Philly cheesesteaks (of course!), chicken tenders, cheeseburgers, gyros, footlong hot dogs, Philly salads and SO much more.

You’ll love the family friendly environment, the quickly served food and the delicious options!

 

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Pinestone

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Pinestone

864.867.1389

Pinestone is a community located in the heart of Travelers Rest, only a shady sidewalk stroll from Main Street’s shops and restaurants and services.

You’ll love the options for housing – spacious luxury apartments, townhomes with detached storage spaces, single family homes with garages and lots ready to build your dream home designed by you!

Living at Pinestone gives you great amenities too – besides being a walk from TR, you also have a dog park, a pool, a gym you can join, outdoor grilling spaces, an indoor community room and more right in the neighborhood.

Find out more about making Pinestone your home sweet home!

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Poinsett Bridge

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Poinsett Bridge

The oldest standing bridge in South Carolina, this beautiful bridge has an interesting history.

Read our blog posts about the men who built the bridge (one man credited to building the bridge also built the Washington Monument in DC) and about the night time “mysteries” at the bridge and other “haunted” tales about Poinsett Bridge.

Better yet, take a picnic lunch and a buddy and spend the afternoon enjoying the quiet and the peace, the beauty and the calm surrounding the bridge and the area.

 

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Poinsett Park

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Poinsett Park

Poinsett Park is a favorite with kids and parents.

Parking is easy and there’s a playground for the kids to enjoy with swings for kids of all abilities and levels. It’s a great meeting spot for summer days and after school get togethers.

 

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A small creek runs alongside the park and kids can dip their toes in and even catch a few small fish if they come prepared.

A walking path loops around the park and after four laps you’ve made a mile – while still keeping an eye on your children. Bikes and scooters are allowed on the paved path – just be respectful to the walkers of all ages enjoying the trail with you.

A large field inside the loop is perfect for soccer or kickball, flying kites or just enjoying a picnic together with friends and family. There are some shady trees with benches and tables beneath for warmer days.

Restrooms and water fountains are available.

 

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You can also rent the covered picnic shelter for birthday parties, reunions and other events. The shelter is available for full or half day rentals and comes with picnic tables, a grill and electrical power.

(Visit the Greenville Rec. Dept. website for rental reservations.)

 

Enjoy your time at Poinsett Park and be sure to tag us in your photos – #travelersresthere !

 

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Post Break Productions

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Post Break Productions

PostBreak is a video production company located in the Upstate that specializes in video editing and motion graphics.

Imagine your business having an entire post-production department without the overhead or headache of running one.

Our partnership allows businesses to take a break from post-production all the while impressing customers and conquering deadlines – or as we like to say, “Take a break. Get rewarded.”

We not only provide services for non-profits, studios, churches, artists, corporations and businesses of all sizes – we provide services for individual and personal use as well. 

Post Break – providing companies a break from video editing and motion graphic demands.

Find us on Instagram.

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Prisma Health: Travelers Rest

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Prisma Health: Travelers Rest

With convenient locations and multiple options for care,

including urgent care at Walk-in Care North Greenville,

Prisma Health is proud to call Travelers Rest home.

We offer primary and specialty care – to help you be your healthiest you.

 

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Restaurant 17

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Restaurant 17

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There’s something really special happening at Restaurant 17.

From the drive in (gorgeous mountain views and a European vibe) to the ambience (big windows, original paintings and a light fixture that does double duty as an art form) to the menu (creative dishes based on the seasons and familiar classics with an edge), Restaurant 17 is the perfect choice to celebrate a happy moment or to make an ordinary day feel anything but ordinary.

The crew does everything with excellence and concern.

Award winning chef Haydn Shaak brings his expertise and style to every dish he serves – from the killer classic burger and fries (add in the fried egg on top) to the sophisticated shrimp and pancetta pomodoro.

 

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Weddings and private parties can be held at Restaurant 17 and you can guarantee that the same level of care and love that the team pours into their daily menus will translate perfectly to your special day.

 

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Follow Restaurant 17 on Facebook and Instagram.

 

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Sassafras Mountain

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Sassafras Mountain

The highest point in South Carolina, Sassafras Mountain is a part of the Blue Ridge Mountains and stands at 3,563 elevation.

In 2019 a new observation tower was built at Sassafras and now you can enjoy an even more spectacular view of the North and South Carolina mountain ranges. The tower is divided right on the border between the two states and it’s always fun to stand with one foot in either state at the same time.

 

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Take a few minutes to read the messages written on the bricks that denote the donors who helped make the tower project possible.  (Our favorite is a tie between the couple sharing their marriage date and the quote “We’re all just walking one another home.”)

Take a picnic up to the top and enjoy it on one of the many rock outcroppings at the top.

Sassafras Mountain is a stop along the famous Foothills Trail and you can walk either direction for as long as you care to from the observation tower. (All hikes from here will be out and back only.)

Read our article about the observation tower right here.

 

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SawSutt Farms

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SawSutt Farms

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SawSutt Farms is an Upstate heritage family farm selling top quality local SC certified, USDA labeled meat. Their beef is grass fed/grass finished and you can trust the planning, care and hard work that the family puts into their business and into their products before they make their way to your dinner table.

 

 

You can find SawSutt Farms products at local farmers markets and at their farm shop by appointment.  You can also have options to buy in bulk, including whole and half cow options.

SawSutt Farms carries ground beef, roasts, steaks, sirloin tips, beef liver, beef heart and more. You can also purchase sausage, pork chops and other pork products through SawSutt.

SawSutt is a family run farm and their name was inspired by the family’s twin sons – Sawyer and Sutton.

 

 

(You might recognize the family as the next generation of the Satterfield Farms.)

Get in touch with the SawSutts Farms crew and support local farming while providing excellent beef and pork for your family’s meals.

Email sawsuttfarms@gmail.com for more information.

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Say Magical Vacations by Lindsey

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Say Magical Vacations by Lindsey

864.752.7211

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.

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SC Party Rentals

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SC Party Rentals

864.982.6796

Take your party to the next level with SC Party Rentals.

We have just about EVERYTHING you need to make your event a success – all you have to do is add people!.

Bounce house for your child’s birthday? Yes!
Gigantic inflatable obstacle course for team building? Definitely.
Popcorn maker, cotton candy maker, ice maker? For sure.

 

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We’ve got back yard games like a giant Connect Four and huge Yahtzee. We can keep you in the shade with one of our tents and we can even bring the chairs and the tables. We provide package deals, we partner with churches at discounted rates and we love helping bring your vision to life!

We are a small, family owned and operated business and we appreciate your business!

Contact us today and let’s make your next party at the best one yet!

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Silver Lily Boutique

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Silver Lily Boutique

864.558.1522

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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Slater Marietta Farmers Market

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Slater Marietta Farmers Market

Providing connections between area residents and farmers is one of the goals of the Slater Marietta Farmers Market.

Begun just last year, the Market has grown and continues to grow in their mission of planting seeds of hope!

Without a community grocery store, this local farmers market assists with providing residents with locally grown produce and products through the support of residents, businesses and local partners.

 

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The market also provides the residents a place to gather to engage as a community with events and entertainment.

Join in on the 2nd & 4th Friday of each month from May until October at Jimi Turner Field!

Follow them on IG for updates and details!

Email them with any questions at smcommunitymarket@gmail.com 

 

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Southern Garden Solutions

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Southern Garden Solutions

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Do you want your flower beds to be both beautiful AND productive? Can you envision a space that’s welcoming and provides a side dish at your dinner table?

 

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That’s not just a pretty Instagram post, that’s an actual possibility!

Stephanie is a Certified Garden Coach and a Garden Designer and her company – Southern Garden Solutions – is the marriage of nature and nourishment. It’s a unique and lovely combination.  Her goal is to get folks back outside, to create gardens that are both producing actual food as well as providing charm and beauty to your yard.

You’re NOT too busy to make this work – and with Stephanie’s help, you’ll discover how to blend ornamental landscaping with edible landscaping into a productive escape!

 

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Not sure where to start? How about with a free 15 minute Discovery Call to Stephanie!

Be inspired and follow Southern Garden Solutions on Facebook and Instagram.

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Spa North

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Spa North

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Housed in an inviting brick home on Main Street, Spa North offers a wide variety of medical spa treatments administered by trained and experienced professionals.

Botox. Fillers. Facials. Chemical Peels. IV Hydrations. Neck Tightening Treatments. Microneedling. Laser Hair Reduction.

 

 

And if it all feels overwhelming or unknown, you’re at the right place to ask questions. The nurses, injectors and estheticians are compassionate and capable, fully equipped to answer your questions and discuss your concerns. A free consultation is always available too.

Make an appointment to discuss your skin concerns and to find out more about the services at Spa North – and to visit this welcoming business and meet its fabulous staff.

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Start Organizing Now

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Start Organizing Now

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How many times have you stepped into the basement, opened a bedroom door, tugged a drawer back only to think – this space needs organizing!

Maybe you’re staring down that closet where you’ve been shoving in every last little thing that you just don’t know where it belongs. You’re ready to throw up the white flag of surrender! Before you set it on fire (don’t do that!) or throw it all in the garbage, let us make a suggestion.

Reach out to Sharon Kruger at Start Organizing Now and ask for help.

 

 

Sharon and her husband live in TR with their two fur babies and she is a pro at staging homes and professionally organizing your space and home. (Sharon retired from dentistry and began her current career after organizing the dental office – and one thing led to another!)

With a free half hour consultation, you can chat with Sharon and share your ideas and concerns for your space and hear her advice. It’s the perfect time to ask all your questions and share all your organizing issues.

 

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Call or text Sharon at 386.562.1117 or email her at sharondkruger@gmail.com .

 

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Stewards of the Earth

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Stewards of the Earth

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A balanced approach to a healthy lawn & garden.

Stewards of the Earth is a family-owned and operated business based in Travelers Rest.

Their title and tagline sum it up. They are an integrated lawn and garden service company that uses natural, organic and conventional products to help achieve balance in nature.

At Stewards of the Earth, their services include mosquito control, weed control, fertilization and lawn renovation.

 

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Although they do not offer general maintenance services such as mowing, edging, pruning, etc., they do offer services that focus on the health of your lawn and garden.

Owner and operator Bill Bowden is a licensed and insured commercial applicator with over 30 years of experience in the lawn and garden industry.

Follow Stewards of the Earth on Instagram!

 

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Sunset Slush

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Sunset Slush

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Nothing says summer like a refreshing Italian Ice!

 

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Sunset Slush is located directly on the Swamp Rabbit Trail (near our mural!) and that makes it the perfect break on your next walk or run through TR.

Bring the whole family – there is something for everyone!

With over twenty Italian Ice flavors – you are sure to please everyone’s palette. Add in a swirl or blend your flavors too. Italian ice is gluten free, dairy free and cholesterol free – that’s hard to beat for a truly refreshing treat!

(You can even order the Italian Ice by the pint or the quart to take home for later!)

If you prefer a smoothie, that’s a perfect choice too. Options are a-plenty. How about a Team Smoothie? You can choose from fun names and flavors like the Devildogs and the Bruins or the Paladins. (The flavor for the Penguins sounds especially delicious!) If you’re feeling extra adventurous, just build your own blend and add ons.

Sunset Slush – a delicious trailside choice!

 

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Swamp Rabbit Trail

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Swamp Rabbit Trail

Twenty-two miles.

Walking. Running. Biking.

The Swamp Rabbit Trail connects Travelers Rest to Greenville.

This gem has been a gift to our community and we’re grateful for all the ways it connects us.

Take a family stroll to Furman University, hop on the trail and end at Pink Mama’s for an ice cream reward. Bike from the Farmers Market on a Saturday morning for breakfast to the Swamp Rabbit Grocery for lunch.

Stop for a break on the trail on one of these locally crafted and created benches.

 

 

Visit here for trail updates, an interactive map and trail etiquete guidelines!

 

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Switchback Pilates

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Switchback Pilates

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Your Trail to Peak Fitness!

What can Pilates offer you? It can make you stronger in every way! If you’re an athlete, Pilates can cross-train your body to counter the repetitive movements of your sport, thereby keeping you balanced and less prone to injury. For everyone else, Pilates teaches us to find better posture through exercise correcting imbalances along the way.

 

 

 

Switchback Pilates is owned and operated by Shawn. He’s an expert in his field and can help you learn how to use pilates to train and help your body. The classes at Switchback are always small and always personal. Shawn walks you through the equipment use and guides you in your pilates journey.

We offer Private/Duet appointments and small group Equipment/Mat classes. Please visit our website for scheduling and pricing.

His location is convenient – right on Main Street between Zen Rabbit Yoga and Tandem. (You can make a morning of it!)

If you’re on the fence, just sign up for a first session with Shawn and let him show you how pilates works!

 

 

Sign up with us online!
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Tandem

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Tandem

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Tandem serves a menu of seasonal and classic crêpes as well as high quality coffee and tea.

You’re going to love the options – the lumberjack, the strawberry short crepe, the cinnamon roll, the lemon sugar, the fiesta – the list goes on and there’s always a seasonal special that you won’t want to miss.

 

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Located at the intersection of Center Street and Main Street in downtown Travelers Rest, Tandem is a great destination near the end of the Swamp Rabbit trail. It’s a favorite brunch spot on weekends and their classic and cheerful dining space is photo worthy.

Opened in August of 2014 by husband and wife Brad and Kristen Hartman, Tandem was born of a passion for hospitality and they strive to provide a welcoming atmosphere accompanied by delicious food and great coffee.

You place your order at a bright yellow VW bus outside and then head in to dine or stay outside to enjoy the great weather at their outdoor seating.

Find them on Instagram and start thinking about your next meal!

(May we suggest the banana pudding crepe when it’s in season?)

 

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You can learn more about the history of the historic building that Tandem calls home right here.

 

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That Sweets Chick

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That Sweets Chick

She calls herself a home baker, but we can guarantee the amazing cakes and cookies she creates look all sorts of professional.

 

 

Kristen crafts incredible cakes for birthdays, anniversaries and special events. Her cake pops are dazzling and her cookies are precise and stunning.

Have a little muggle turning eleven at your house? Kristen can create a Harry Potter inspired cake that will steal the show.

 

 

Really, whatever your inspiration is, let That Sweets Check give it a try.

Find her on Instagram to see her creative designs on cakes and cookies – from a cake that looks like a tennis shoe to a sloth cookie to a Nintendo cake pop – let Kristen’s imagination run wild and let the dessert speak for itself at your next party.

 

 

What makes her creations extra special is that they not only look adorable, they taste delicious!

Listen to our conversation with Kristen on this episode of the We Are TR podcast!

 

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The Good Market

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The Good Market

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Welcome to The Good Market on Main Street in Travelers Rest.

 

 

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The Good Market Co. is a homewares and lifestyle shop created by longtime southerner and interior designer, Jenny Walsh.

They are passionate about our local community, so partnering with and giving back to them is one of their core values.

Inside this gorgeous and bright space you’ll find timeless and essential curated goods for your home and your life.

 

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The Pilates Sanctuary

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The Pilates Sanctuary

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Fuel your adventures with Pilates!

A Pilates workout will challenge not only your core strength, but your whole body. A regular Pilates practice will train you to move with strength, coordination, power, flexibility and control leaving you feeling strong, lengthened and energized.

 

 

Your hike will be more enjoyable, the longer drive on your golf swing will keep you in the lead and the joy of moving without pain is priceless.

The Pilates Sanctuary is a fully equipped studio offering private and semi-private sessions and small group equipment classes.

 

 

The Pilates Sanctuary – find us online and on Facebook and on Instagram!

See you in the studio!

 

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The Postage Stamp Mural

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The Postage Stamp Mural

This mural is a show stopper along the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

She’s a genuine beauty.

We love the way artists Carissa and Jesse Bowser meticulously detailed and artistically drew many of the aspects we love best about our little town at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. (Hiking. Walking. Biking. Dining out. Coffee. Shopping.)

 

 

We love how we continually see photos of folks pausing in front of the mural. Photos with their pups and their bikes and their kids and their friends. Jumping photos and laughing photos and family photos.

You know what else we just adore about this particular TR masterpiece?

The story behind it.

The way this mural came from an idea to a landmark with the help of our readers and our friends and our TR family.

Read the genesis of it all right here!

 

 

And – if you want to bring a mini version of the mural to have at home – pick one up as a sticker or a print or a postcard at TR Makers Co. (Or email us to order them in bulk for your your AirBnB guests or co-workers!)

 

 

 

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The Station by Compo Hotels

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The Station by Compo Hotels

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Discover the luxury of an urban oasis!

If you’re visiting Travelers Rest, The Station is a delightful option.

 

Located directly on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, The Station is accessible and inviting. The charming wedge cottages offer both luxury and home comforts – open and bright, they include a living room, a washer/dryer, a small kitchen that includes a gorgeous wooden table, a dishwasher, a full-sized fridge AND local coffee ready for you to brew and take right back to bed in the morning. Each room even has its own porch with welcoming chairs.

 

Right outside you can enjoy a fire pit area and grills. Hop right on the trail by foot or by bike and head in either direction – Travelers Rest or Greenville. And of course you’ve got two TVs, wifi and a luxury bathroom.

Come for a weekend to be a tourist. Have a staycation and explore your own town with new eyes. Visit for an event and have a safe and cozy landing place for the family.

Visit The Station by Compo Hotels!

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The Tasting Room

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The Tasting Room

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Experience fine wine and craft beer at The Tasting Room.

The Tasting Room of Travelers Rest is a wine and craft beer shop that specializes in small production vineyard wines from all over the world.

They also have extensive by-the-glass wine and beer offerings. Come in and enjoy a memorable wine experience.

 

 

Stop in for weekly wine flights, monthly educational tastings or just relax with friends and a glass of your favorite.

Every Wednesday and Thursday join the fun with live music!

Visit their website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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Timms Mobile Detailing

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Timms Mobile Detailing

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Remember when your car had that new car smell?

Remember the way your leathers seats looked before the stops at the fast food restaurants and the cross country road trip and the treating your car like your mobile office?

Maybe you think those days of clean cars and tidy cup holders is long past.

It doesn’t have to be.

 

 

Timms Mobile Detailing is the solution to all your dirty car woes.

We’re not kidding.

Whether your car is your pride and joy and you want to maintain that shiny beauty or if your car has taken a back seat to parenthood and shuffling kids to sports practices every afternoon, Brandon Timms can bring back the luster and the shine, get that dog hair outta there, and make you feel like you are driving a rental!

 

 

Don’t forget – he’s entirely mobile so he comes to YOU! Which means you can fit it into your schedule, even when your schedule is full.

Find Timms Mobile Detailing on Facebook and Instagram. (Follow him there for specials and deals!)

Book your own appointment here!

 

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Topsoil Kitchen & Market

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Topsoil Kitchen & Market

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More than just a restaurant, Topsoil Restaurant was founded by three friends who wanted to connect with their food in a more meaningful way.

Their classroom is a 16 acre farm in Travelers Rest, and their mentors are a handful of passionate neighboring farmers. They have built a thriving operation that has given them a valuable perspective and respect for the hard work that small farms do daily to put food on our tables and in our picnic baskets.

 

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The kitchen and market they have built to showcase these efforts is in the historic Williams Hardware store in Travelers Rest nestled between Main Street and the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

Their menus celebrate the seasons and always begin with phone calls to farmers. This honest connection with the people that grow the food they prepare is what they want to share the most.

To these three friends, Topsoil is something much greater than a kitchen and a market, it is a love letter to long growing seasons and hard working small farmers 

Find Topsoil on Facebook and Instagram.

Plus, they frequently host special events – meeting artists, brunch, jazz, wine tastings, chef’s suppers & more!

Grab those schedules, make reservations, and see what’s new at Topsoil Restaurant right here!

 

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TR History Museum

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TR History Museum

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The History Museum of Travelers Rest building was constructed at 8 S. Main Street in 1926 by W.H. Vest, originally operating as a grocery store. In 2010, T.L. Baldree, a local realtor, donated the building to the Historical Society on the condition that it be relocated.

 

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The historic building was transported to the southern edge of Travelers Rest and placed on property donated to the city of Travelers Rest by the Bob Roe family. Located along the Swamp Rabbit Trail, the bricks on the front of the building are from the former Travelers Rest High School, built in 1956 and razed in 2011.

The museum houses artifacts and exhibits related to Travelers Rest and the surrounding area, highlighting our history of being a resting place for people traveling back and forth between the mountains and the coast and beyond.

 

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TR Makers Co.

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TR Makers Co.

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Here at TR Makers Co. what we really love are three things: Art, The Artisan and Creating New Artists like YOU.

In the shop (located right on Main Street) we sell artisan produced goods, made locally and regionally.  We are passionate about serving our artisans well and with respect for their craft.  We carry pottery, prints, fine crafted jewelry, handmade children’s toys, etched glasses, apparel and other uniquely crafted gifts.

 

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We also are dedicated to helping you engage in the process and thrill of creating art too.  We offer Play Dates, Makers Happy Hours, homeschool art classes, birthday parties and private events.

We also carry all your TRH gear – from prints of the TR map and the postage stamp mural to stickers and hats. (Order yours here.)

Find us on Facebook and Instagram.

We can’t wait see what you create!

Read articles from our staff and artisans and more right here:

Art Always Finds a Way
The Art of Learning
Arts Lead Learning

 

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Trailside Church

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Trailside Church

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Welcome!

We’d love to have you at Trailside Church.

We meet Sundays at 10:30 on State Park Road at the former City Hall building.

 

 

We are a growing group of believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ who strive to love Him well in everything we do, to serve others so they would know Him, and to live unified in mission and purpose so that we would see the Gospel change lives around us.

Please visit our website to find out more about what to expect on Sundays and to read about our team and church family.

We love our town and are deeply committed to investing and supporting and thriving together with the folks of Travelers Rest.

Come see us!

 

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Travelers Rest Animal Hospital

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Travelers Rest Animal Hospital

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For more than 15 years, the team at Travelers Rest Animal Hospital has been diligently and compassionately caring for the pets and animals of the folks of TR.

They have a dedicated staff who are passionate about quality care for your furry family members.

 

 

Travelers Rest Animal Hospital’s state-of-the-art veterinary practice brings the highest level of commitment to your pet’s veterinary care in an honest and dedicated environment. They’ve spent the last year growing and adding on to serve the community even  better.

Their veterinary services include pet care, dental care, general and orthopedic surgery as well as advanced diagnostics for your pet. Top notch grooming and boarding services are offered as well.

We know you love your pets like you love your people – you can trust Travelers Rest Animal Hospital to do the same.

Follow TRAH on Instagram. (Yes, there will be cute puppy photos!)

 

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Travelers Rest Auto Repair

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Travelers Rest Auto Repair

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Travelers Rest Auto Repair was started in 2014 by two brothers, Robert and Jonathan Stringer. 

We are a locally owned and operated auto repair shop conveniently located in downtown Travelers Rest across from Sunrift Adventures and the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

 

 

We offer full-service automotive repairs on almost all makes and models at a reasonable price, and we guarantee our work. 

We are privileged to serve the Travelers Rest community.

Come by and say hello!

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Travelers Rest Farmers Market

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Travelers Rest Farmers Market

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Gathering at Trailblazer Park, the Travelers Rest Farmers Market is an award-winning one of a kind market for local vendors, creators, makers, farmers and food trucks.

Make it a weekly family and friends outing and pick up your groceries and your gifts. (And have lunch and snacks too – it’s really too good to miss!)

Every Saturday from 8:30am-12pm, May – September you can join in on the fun. Plus, there’s the Harvest Market in the fall and now a Winter Market Pop Up too – one Saturday a month from January to April. (Read more in our article here!)

The Farmers Market includes a kids area, live music and food trucks. Mark your calendars for annual traditions too – like the Plant sale in April and the Tomato Taste Off during the summer and the Bluegrass music in the fall, plus so much more.

You can buy a cookbook from the market vendors here too!

 

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Follow the Market on Instagram to keep up!

 

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TReehouse Cafe & Studio

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TReehouse Cafe & Studio

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They’re a hub of all sorts of creativity.

Think art studio and creative space, think cafe with delicious paninis, think gathering spot for lunch and meetings.

The TReehouse Cafe & Art Studio is a charming restaurant and art space located right on Main Street.  Art fans and artists and art aficionados of all sorts are welcome.  Bring the kids or bring the buddies.  You can purchase canvases and paint while you sip on a smoothie or a cup of Leopard Forest coffee.  Free art supplies for doodling and designing are always available too.

There’s a fun wall where you can leave your name along with hundreds of others who have made their marks.

The service is happy, the menu is delicious and the good vibes are contagious.  (We recommend trying the Elvis!)

 

 

Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Read what a local reviewer shared on our website about her experience at TReehouse!

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Trivium Homes

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Trivium Homes

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Home.

The word means something different to everyone. It’s where you place your head, where you entertain friends, where you feel most at rest. It’s where your family is – and for most of us, where our heart is too.

If you’ve got a vision for your future home build, well – we know a guy.

 

Trivium Homes is a full service home building company that specializes in building homes in the target range of $350K to $750K.

“There are three things that really matter to me in home building,” Jim shares, a clear confidence exuding for the topic. “Design – making sure our homes are really well designed. Craftsmanship – making sure our homes are really well built. Beauty – making sure when it’s all said and done that you have a beautiful finished product.”

Jim’s goal for Trivium Homes is to have a reputation that draws folks in. He wants people to hear about the Trivium experience and to say – I want them to build my house!

 

He has another goal as well – “We want homes that are timelessly beautiful and that will outlive the builder who built them.”

Read more about them in our feature article here.

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Upcountry Provisions

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Upcountry Provisions

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Are you ready for delicious freshly baked breads and pastries?

How does a muffin or a croissant sound?
Maybe a cup of hot soup paired with a deli sandwich?

Gluten free options and hormone free meats and cheeses make the best sandwiches, especially when paired with their amazing baked goods.

Stop by for a delicious sandwich, fresh baked bread and a signature peanut butter cookie.  (Their peanut butter diablo cookie has quite the dedicated fan base – it’s a hard one to resist!)

 

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Upcountry Provisions is open every day of the week (except Sunday) from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  They love their customers and are grateful for their frequent returns for their favorite sandwiches – like the delicious Upcountry with that tasty cranberry chutney.

And, as if delicious food alone was not enough of a draw, they have a steady stream of community events and activities – from live music in the Grove to a kid’s gardening and cooking camp to brick oven pizza classes.

They’re your neighborhood bakery and sandwich shop – and they’re glad to be neighbors!

Follow Upcountry Provisions on Instagram. (Don’t blame us if their feed makes you hungry!)

And read about their past events here:
Mushroom Education
Homesteading Camp

 

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Upstate Occupational Therapy

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Upstate Occupational Therapy

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We’re halfway through the school year. Those of us who are parents or folks who work with kids and young adults in educational or work settings know that the half way mark lets us see the patterns and habits and struggles that our children are sometimes facing.

It’s a time to reassess and to make a plan to help the kids we love grow into their best selves.

Sometimes, growing into that best self takes some extra effort beyond mom and dad and beyond the traditional classroom setting.

Sometimes that help comes in the form of professionals like Donna Corley, an occupational therapist.

Using anatomy, neurology, sociology, and psychology, Occupational Therapists create a personalized plan to target each child’s unique physical and mental challenges for improving daily function and overall quality of life.

Donna is a talented therapist who has recently opened an office to serve kids ages 4 to 20. Her years of experience can help make a genuine difference in the life of a child – and in the life of their family too.

 

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Wondering how you know Donna? Well, her husband is Nate Corley of Nate’s Pizza, a long time TR business owner and community supporter.

 

Donna works with kids with fine and gross motor skill issues, learning challenges, emotional dysregulation, ADHD, handwriting issues and so much more.

 

If you have a child or a student who you think would benefit from this therapy, reach out to Donna and begin a conversation!

 

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Urban Hare

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Urban Hare

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Make your home a sanctuary!

Urban Hare is a beautiful home decor & accessories shop on Main Street.

They carry an eclectic mix of traditional, contemporary and modern rustic home decor & accessories to make your house feel like HOME.

 

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Take a rest and ponder your potential purchases on the posh velvet green sofa. And if you fall in love with that sofa, no worries – they can order one just for you! In fact, if it’s furniture or a fixture and you know it would look perfect in your own home – rejoice! That’s why it’s there. All of the Urban Hare furniture can be ordered for your own home – and it’s ALL lovely.

Urban Hare offers superb customer service and such a beautiful collection of always changing gifts and home decorations and furniture.

A few of their generous extra-mile services are:

  • Personal free delivery within ten miles of the shop. This is perfect for when you’re walking on the Swamp Rabbit Trail but stopped in for a quick look.
  • No cost gift wrapping. You can present that gift packaged as beautifully as the gift itself.
  • Home decor consultation. Bring in photos of your home and get Mandy’s expert advice on what would look best in your space.

Stop by and visit soon!

Their shop hours are:

Monday-Friday:  10-6
Saturday:  11-5
Sunday:  11-2

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Verb Beauty Studio

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Verb Beauty Studio

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Welcome to Verb Beauty Studio!

When you enter the Verb space, the goal is for you to immediately feel relaxed and pampered. The Verb team has thought about you and your comfort and your experience at every turn, from the plush chairs to the soft lighting, to the complimentary tea and coffee.

 

 

Verb Beauty Studio is an esthetics studio and so much more.  They offer nail services, salon services, hair services, spray tanning, waxing, eyelash extensions, lash tinting, facials, botox and more.  Looking for a professional to do your makeup for a special occasion? How about an educational make up experience to teach you how to apply and wear make up that works best for your every day life? Verb can handle that!

Not only will you leave the studio feeling and looking great, but you can also pick up some beautiful items – like Sarah Briggs jewelry and Jane Iredale make up and handbags. Even darling clothing. In fact, Ashe + Ivy has a pop up shop inside Verb Beauty! (Follow Ashe + Ivy on Facebook here!) You can also shop their products and sales online here too!

 

Let’s meet more of the Verb crew!

Amanda Roeben is an esthetician and brow and last artist. She specializes in body waxing, brows, lashes and spray tans. You can see Amanda work on IG right here!

 

Kathy O’Connell is a hair stylist and master colorist with over 25 years of experience. She loves to help her clients both look and feel beautiful. You can follow her work on Instagram here.

 

Ashley Alford is the owner of Verb Beauty Studio – the magic behind the scenes. But she’s also a talented artist herself. She specializes in hair and make up for special occasions, eyelash extensions and spray tans! You can follow her on Instagram right here!

 

Connect with Verb Beauty Studio on Instagram or Facebook.

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Vox Discipleship School

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Vox Discipleship School

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Vox Discipleship School is a nine month, gap year school located in Travelers Rest, SC, in northern Greenville County.

This is a program for high school graduates and college age young adults who accept the quest to gain clarity and understanding for who they truly are and what God has called them to do.

Vox’s program provides guidance for those who seek the junction where their “deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet”.  Students learn what they most need to do and what the world needs most to have done. This junction, this crossroads, is where Christ calls us.

 

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“The voice at the crossroads” is Vox Discipleship School.

If you are interested in learning more about Vox Discipleship School, coming to one of their campus visits, or speaking with someone about the Vox experience, visit www.govox.org, email us at info@govox.org, or call 864 (VOX) 8020.

Find Vox on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

 

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W.E. Willis Convenience Store & Spirits

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W.E. Willis Convenience Store & Spirits

864.834.5141

Whether you are coming home or heading to work, visiting friends or starting a road trip, W.E. are conveniently located to meet your needs.  W.E. have your fuel, drinks, snacks, etc all in one stop.

 

 

  • Convenience store at 432 North Poinsett Street
  • ABC Store at 15 Hawkins Road

W.E. are family/locally owned and have been serving TR since 1939.  Read more about our story right here!

 

 

SHOP LOCAL!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for our specials.

Facebook: W.E. Willis Convenience Stores & Spirits.

Instagram: @w.e.willis

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Walker Pest Management

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Walker Pest Management

864.603.1404

If you have a pest problem, we have your pest solution.

Walker Pest Management began in Travelers Rest in 2001, and it all started with one man – Caleb Walker.

 

 

Caleb was born and raised in TR.  He and his wife have six children.  Now the one-man beginning has grown into a staff of more than twenty.

If you are a homeowner or business owner, if you want to use traditional pest control services or you want to go green, Walker Pest Management has you covered.  They aren’t a big chain; they’re your friends and your neighbors and they’re here to serve you.  Customers don’t get lost in the shuffle and no one is just a number.

Since the beginning, Walker Pest Management has grown primarily based on word of mouth and positive reviews.  They have gained their customer’s trust and continued business by providing the best possible pest control service accompanied by unmatched customer service. Every customer receives the same awesome customer service from their first call or email, through the technician’s visit and service.

Plus – they’ve got a really fun social media presence.  Follow them on Instagram and Facebook, you’ll learn something helpful and get a laugh too.

Walker Pest Management – Let our family take care of yours.

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We Are TR

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We Are TR

864.607.5365

Want to hear the stories of Travelers Rest?

Tune in to the We Are TR podcast!

Hosts Brandon Timms and Lacey Keigley interview local folks and talk all things TR. You’re sure to hear something new every episode – and likely something funny too!

 

 

Look for the episode featuring Travelers Rest Mayor Brandy Amidon.

You can also hear from local business owners, Disney voice talent, a Highlights illustrator, the Foreignlanders, local authors and more!

Have an idea for the next episode?

Reach out to them via Instagram and let them know!

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Wet Knot Farms

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Wet Knot Farms

Wet Knots Farms is a restorative biologically intensive family farm growing nutritious food and beautiful flowers in Marietta.

You can find their products at their farm and also routinely at the Traveler Rest Farmers Market. Stop by and meet Rachel and Ian and take home a gorgeous bouquet and some farm fresh food.

Where else can you find Wet Knot Farms products?
Head to the Swamp Rabbit Cafe for salad supplies, flowers and more.
Pick up fresh Wet Knot flowers at The Village Grind.

Read more about Wet Knot and their story here.

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Whistle Stop at the American Cafe

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Whistle Stop at the American Cafe

864.944.7853

The Whistle Stop at the American Café has been a family-owned cafe since 1945, when it was purchased by Troy Styles, Sr.

The building has served as a Travelers Rest landmark since it was first built on Main Street in Travelers Rest in 1932.

Located along the Swamp Rabbit Trail, the American Café (as it was then known) was a “whistle stop” – a place the conductor would stop when signaled.

 

 

Expanded and renovated in 2013, the Whistle Stop features the cafe’s vintage bar stools, hand made chestnut counter, exposed beam ceiling and brick walls – plus a charming train on tracks around the building. Kids – and grown ups – love it!

They offer both indoor and seasonal rooftop dining as well as a full service bar.  And if you’re in the mood for something sweet, be sure to visit the Caboose Express, located out back along the trail.

Their desserts are amazing and most weekends there’s live music on the rooftop!

It’s a one of a kind dining experience!

Read our article to find out more about Whistle Stop’s unique history in our article right here!

Follow Whistle Stop on Facebook and Instagram!

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White Rabbit Fine Arts Gallery

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White Rabbit Fine Arts Gallery

864.610.2732

The arts scene in Travelers Rest continues to grow and blossom and the White Rabbit Fine Arts Gallery has been here since the beginning.

Visit the shop at 5 Main Street to view and purchase local art from many different artists. 

 

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The hours are:
Wednesday to Saturday – 12 to 5
Sunday – 12 to 3

(They’re also happy to open by appointment as well!)

You can find classes and events taking place at the gallery as well.

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook!

 

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Wild Hare Gallery

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Wild Hare Gallery

864.444.1152

Wild Hare Gallery is a locally owned boutique gallery right here in TR.

At Wild Hare, their goal is to provide a platform for established and emerging area artists to display, sell and promote their work while strengthening the bond between the arts, community and businesses in Travelers Rest.

Owners Kym Easter and Joann Benzinger, both talented artists, excel at making art accessible to our community. They offer classes in a wide variety of mediums and forms and they bring together local artists at events and gallery open houses.

Pop by during their open hours – Tuesdays to Fridays from 11 to 4 – or set up an appointment any time. See the artists at work in their studio spaces and sign up for an upcoming class. Oil Painting? Macrame? Gold etching? YES!

Follow Wild Hare Gallery on Facebook and Instagram.

 

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Wilder Plant Company

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Wilder Plant Company

864.915.5808

Nestled in the back of The Good Market on Main Street in Travelers Rest and bathed in gorgeous sunlight, you’ll discover a gem of a shop called Wilder Plant Company.

 

Mary Dunlap grew up watching her mother adore and care for plants and she was inspired to become a plant guru herself.

All of her plant babies receive tender loving care and she does a fabulous job of matching up your space to the plant that will suit it best. Ask her anything – what she doesn’t know she’ll find out for you. 

Even if you don’t think you have a green thumb, there’s a plant that can help you seem as if you do.

 

Be sure to follow Mary at Wilder Plant Co. on Instagram to see what’s happening at the shop!

And stop in often to breathe in the beauty of the deep greens and the growing plants and to see what’s new inside!

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Zen Rabbit Yoga

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Zen Rabbit Yoga

864.660.3534

No surplus words or unnecessary actions.
– Marcus Aurelius

If you’re looking for zen, you’ve found it at Zen Rabbit Yoga on Main Street in TR.

Join Abbey Garcia and other talented and inspired yoga leaders as you learn to stretch, relax, move your body in healing ways and find comfort and community on the yoga mat.

 

 

Zen Rabbit Yoga is caring and welcoming environment with the goal of nurturing healthy and joyful living in Travelers Rest.

On their website you can register for classes, learn about the course offerings, see special events and more. (Like coming up in the new year is a class designed to combine running and yoga stretches as gentle way to start the new year off finding your pace again. It’s a one month commitment and it ends with a celebration at Community Tap!)

Follow Zen Rabbit Yoga on Instagram!

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