Town Guide

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.

Lodging

1974 Airstream Retro Design Time Capsule Camper

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1974 Airstream Retro Design Time Capsule Camper

Ever dream of traveling the country in a classic Airstream?

Well, you can’t drive off in this one, but you sure can rest and relax in the Harestream Haus, a vintage and lovingly restored 1974 Airstream. It’s practically a time capsule.

The design is vintage but the comforts are modern.  Plus, it’s darn cute.  You’ll even find vintage magazines!  There might  even be some Cracker Jacks on the kitchen table waiting for you.

 

 

Relax on the front porch – enjoy those twinkly lights after the sun sets.  Spend the afternoon lounging in a hammock near the Airstream.  There’s a darling shower right inside the Airstream but there’s also a bonus shower – an outdoor one, in fact.

Local hosts Jonathan and Diane own two other short term rentals you can see here on our page. Plus – they have one more rental coming soon! Follow them on Instagram at Haus Holidays.

 

 

 

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Ace Hardware

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Ace Hardware

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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AJH Custom Homes

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AJH Custom Homes

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In 2016, with more than a decade of home renovation experience under our belt, we took a look at the Upstate housing market and realized that our expertise honed in to home renovations could translate into a seamless and enjoyable new home construction process.

AJH Custom Homes was conceived not as a home builder who develops large neighborhoods, but one that communicates with and customizes for individual families … to build their dream homes. 

 

 

Travelers Rest has many great lots that are just waiting to be built on. If you’ve been looking for the perfect home and builder for your family, give us a call today! 

AJH Custom Homes, LLC builds custom designs for clients seeking to build in-fill homes in Greenville and the surrounding upstate of South Carolina. From Charleston- style town living to lake-side mountain retreats, AJH Custom Homes can craft your specific dream. 

AJH Custom Homes.
Building your dreams.

Find us at our website and on Instagram.

 

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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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Bernedoodle.do

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Bernedoodle.do

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Of course the puppies are irresistibletheir colors are unique and their dispositions are delightful.

Bernedoodles are light shedders and they are small dogs with big dog chill, most stay well under 50 pounds. They love cuddles and they are smart and strong-willed.

The puppies at Bernedoodle.do are being raised in a loving environment by a family who is as unique as the beautiful puppies they are raising. Nic and Suz Ruby and their four children care for the puppies in each litter until the best new home is found for each one.

 

 

With each puppy sale, a portion of the proceeds is given to various charities – you can read more about that right here on their website! Each Bernedoodle.do puppy helps in three different ways –

+ Internationally at Our Rescue

+ Nationally at Save the Storks

+ Locally at Homes w a Mission

When you purchase a Bernedoodle puppy, you also receive support in training your new family member, as well as puppy food and a two year puppy health guarantee. (There are even discounts for teachers, fire fighters, military members and more!)

Find out what puppies are available right here!

Follow along on Facebook and Instagram – you’ll never get tired of seeing these darling puppy faces!

 

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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.

 

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Carolina Moon Realty, Rentals & Referrals

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Carolina Moon Realty, Rentals & Referrals

864.386.0377

Carolina Moon Realty, LLC opened for business in August of 2013 as a modern, virtual, boutique-style agency in a market dominated by franchise giants.

Five years later, in early 2019, they proudly opened their first brick and mortar location in the heart of charming Travelers Rest.

Now growing again, at Carolina Moon Realty, Rentals & Referrals the focus is on providing quality, personalized customer service that is second to none. They are committed to a high standard of excellence and use of best practices. CMR agents are continuously learning about and adapting to current market trends, cutting-edge technology, market statistics and changes in the law.

They are truly a one stop shop for real estate, rentals and property management. (You can read our story about Mandy right here!)

They eagerly serve clients in the entire Upstate of SC and portions of NC.

Affiliations include; The Better Business Bureau, Greater Travelers Rest Chamber of Commerce, The National Association of REALTORS®, The South Carolina Association of REALTORS®, Greater Greenville Association of REALTORS®, Greenville, Spartanburg and Western Upstate MLS.

Contact Mandy Chapman-Crain at 864.386.0377 or realestatemandy@gmail.com or visit us 204C N. Poinsett Hwy TR, SC 29690

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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.

 

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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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Children's Medical Center

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Children's Medical Center

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Children’s Medical Center has been serving the Upstate for over 50 years with a mission to provide excellent patient care in a compassionate environment. Our Travelers Rest location at 6527 State Park Road is our newest location in the Upstate. We offer a comprehensive health experience to children from birth through college-aged.

Children’s Medical Center strives to serve as partners with parents to maintain wellness in our children. 

CMC is proud to be the only pediatrician in the Upstate with a behavioral health program which is staffed by a professionally trained and certified psychiatrist and counselors. We believe our children’s emotional health is just as important as their physical health. 

Children's Medical Center

Some of our services are: 

Telemedicine Platform
First Steps Newborn Support
Same-Day Sick Appointments
Extended Hours for Well Visits
On-Site Laboratory Services
Immunizations
School and Sports Physicals
Lactation Consulting
365/24/7 Patient Care – we have a nurse on stand-by every night for emergency questions or advice

All of our pediatricians are Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and we are a recognized NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home.

To learn more about Children’s Medical Center visit our website: www.cmc-pa.com 

We are so excited to be a part of this growing, beautiful community and can’t wait to meet you!

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Common Pops

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Common Pops

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They’re not your ordinary popsicles!

We’re talking flavors like banana pudding, peaches and cream and creamy cold brew!

 

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(The list is pretty long actually – think chocolate sea salt, orange cream, s’mores, sweet tea lemonade and blueberry ginger.) And that’s just the beginning!

You’ll find the Common Pops and their cheerful sellers at the TR Farmers Market and inside a cooler at Upcountry Provisions, but you can also bring Common Pops directly to YOU. They are available for weddings, parties and events.

Common Pops is a company that doesn’t just believe in the best popsicle around – but also in cheering one another on, being a good neighbor and spreading kindness.

 

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By the way, you can even sign up for a monthly pop subscription that comes directly to YOUR HOUSE! (You’re welcome!)

Follow Common Pops on Instagram!

 

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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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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

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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.

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Cozy Blue Haus Eclectic Design Getaway w/ Hot Tub

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Cozy Blue Haus Eclectic Design Getaway w/ Hot Tub

Visiting Travelers Rest?

Looking for an eclectic and fun space to call home away from home?

The Blue Haus Studio is exactly what you need.  It’s located about 8 minutes from downtown Travelers Rest and close to North Greenville University, the mountains of North Carolina, Furman and Greenville too.

The studio is located on the property of the Harestream and you can rent both together if you’re interested.

Overflowing with vintage and unusual items from Jonathan and Diane’s travels and time spent living overseas, you’ll find the studio full of games, music (there’s a piano and a ukulele!), movies and cozy comfort.  You can prepare simple dishes in the studio kitchen – although TR has so many fabulous dining options that you may go that route too!

 

 

Cozy Blue Haus Eclectic Design Getaway w/ Hot Tub

 

There’s a hot tub available and a lovely backyard.  You’ll love the record player (with a wide assortment of records to choose from) and all of the quirky and unusual decorations and collectibles.  In fact, Jonathan and Diane used to own a home goods store here in TR, so if you see a price tag on any item you grow fond of during your stay, it’s for purchase and would make the sweetest souvenir.

Follow them on Instagram to see their two other local short term rentals as well.

Haus Holidays has three locations with a new location on the way.

 

 

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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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David Waddell: State Farm Insurance

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David Waddell: State Farm Insurance

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David Waddell grew up right here in Travelers Rest and he and his wife Jaimie are both graduates of Clemson University.

As a State Farm agent, David can help take care of your insurance needs from home to auto to life and everything in between.

David works with a fabulous team – Sarah, Kelsey and Shelley.  Together, they aim to bring you the right insurance coverage for each stage of your life. No matter how complex your needs are, they keep one simple goal in mind: to help you get the coverage you need, with the personal service you’d expect from any hometown company.

 

 

With David Waddell and his team, they go beyond products to relationships. Whether it’s meeting you and your loved ones on the scene of an accident or simply being available around town to just come say Hello, they’re here for you day and night.

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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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Dodson Fishing Company

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Dodson Fishing Company

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Come visit the Upstate’s Home for Fly Fishing.

We’re conveniently located in Travelers Rest on Highway 25 across from Spinx.

Dodson Fishing Company wants to make fly fishing a healthy and rewarding part of your outdoor life. We offer equipment, supplies, education, and even destination planning—whether your trip is 60 or 6,000 miles away.

We also offer a fly fishing guide service through Hare’s Ear Flying with John Contis.

 

 

We believe fly fishing should be accessible for all ages and can be enjoyed by yourself, couples, families, friends, and groups.

Find us on Facebook and Instagram, sign up for our mailing list here and check out our event schedule.

 

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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.

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See what puppies are currently available here.

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Eagle Mountain Vineyards & Winery

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Eagle Mountain Vineyards & Winery

864.663.7875

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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Farmhouse Tacos

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Farmhouse Tacos

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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

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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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FOCUS Photography & Event Planning

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FOCUS Photography & Event Planning

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FOCUS began as a college photography hobby in 2005 and developed into a triple-threat this past winter by expanding into event planning and marketing consultations.

 

 

The yearly fundraiser segment of the business can be singled out as the most unique attribute of the company.  

The idea of giving back to local Law Enforcement in a yearly fundraiser enriched the sole motto behind the business “FOCUS on memories”.

 

This fundraiser has developed into a multi-partnership endeavor with other privately owned, local businesses such as HatFlow Company, Effective Fitness Training and OneNation Coffee. Over the last thirteen years, FOCUS has been able to raise enough awareness each year to gift a bundle of goodies to a chosen agency as a “thank you” for their sacrifices and devotion to protecting their local communities. FOCUS donates, at minimum, a free photography session to each recipient (and their family).

In addition, event planning and business marketing consultations continue to be a growing part of the company. Recently, this expansion allowed business owner, Melissa, to take her personal company full time after 15+ years in corporate marketing! She can now grow her business and spend more time with her 7-year-old son, Noah.

 

 

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Foothills Chiropractic

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Foothills Chiropractic

864.313.4813

Do you think of chiropractic care as a neck popping, quick pain relief, sort of experience?

Here at Foothills Chiropractic, we want to help you see chiropractic care as much more than that.  It’s more than pain management, it’s about long term health benefits.  The better your nerves are controlled, the better your entire body functions for overall healthier living.

We’re a family owned small business and we care about your entire family.  Our office is low key and kid friendly and we love to see entire families under our chiropractic care.  In fact, we design our fee system to make full family chiropractic care an affordable option.  We offer flexible office hours and stay open until 6:30 pm.

 

 

At our office we work hard to provide education about chiropractic care to help you function at your best potential.

Come see us today.

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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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Greene Lodge at Lake Keowee

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Greene Lodge at Lake Keowee

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Looking for a family vacation rental at Lake Keowee?

 

 

You’ll love your stay at the Greene Lodge.  It’s spacious – enough room for 20 people – so plan that family reunion.  

Spend your day on the lake – canoes, kayaks, floats, and a classic slide right off the dock can help entertain all the gang.  After a long lake day, relax in the hot tub, sit by the outdoor fire pit and play a game of pool.  Challenge the kids to a game of ping pong or let them see who can best the various arcade games downstairs. Plus, there are two TVs – one upstairs and one down – so it’s easy to have the kids watch a movie at night while the adults watch the game.

 

 

The kitchen is large enough to serve everyone and there’s plenty of space to find a cozy corner or sofa to read a book if you need a little quiet.  (We know how reunions are!)

This home is owned by TR locals Neely and Brad Ledford and they are your hosts for this incredible short term rental.  The Greene Lodge is close to Clemson and to all the hiking and outdoor opportunities in the Upstate.

View more photos and reserve your stay here.

 

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Greenville Yoga

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Greenville Yoga

864.567.0848

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.

Follow us on Instagram here.

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Hands That Hear

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Hands That Hear

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Hands That Hear is massage therapy that listens to you.

 

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Our talented therapists at Hands That Hear specialize in treatment-oriented massage and nutritional services, including prenatal and postpartum massage, and specific manual therapies such as Doterra’s Aromatouch, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, and cupping to detoxify the body and enhance the immune system.

Find which one best meets your needs and enjoy the convenience of booking directly online.

 

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For more information on the therapeutic massage and nutritional services Hands That Hear offers in its wellness center, review our massage service menu, as well as our other wellness therapies to expedite your healing experience.

All of our services are designed to give you the most healing, relaxing experience possible using the highest quality products.

 

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Follow Hands That Hear on Instagram 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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Hunt Orthodontics

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Hunt Orthodontics

864.660.4040

Hunts Orthodontics is bringing its expert care and quality to Travelers Rest. They’ve been helping educate and create beautiful smiles since 1969!

 

 

Not only does Hunts boast two generations of professional and top notch dental care, they also offer convenient appointments, flexible payment plans and a friendly and knowledgeable staff.

They also provide cutting edge treatments. Hunts uses digital radiography and imaging – which means reduced exposure to radiation for patients and no chemicals to dispose of. They offer low force and low friction braces – which can mean shorter treatment time and less discomfort.

Braces aren’t just for kids either. Do you have a smile you’ve always wanted to have altered? The methods and means of doing this have advanced dramatically and Dr. Hunt is a leader in the industry – your teeth will thank you!

 

 

We’re thrilled that Hunts Orthodontics now has an office in Travelers Rest!

 

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iVIVA

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iVIVA

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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

www.izzyinkstudios.com

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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

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 two 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!

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

 

 

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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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Leopard Forest Coffee Company

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Leopard Forest Coffee Company

864.834.5500

TR’s iconic coffee shop, Leopard Forest Coffee Company, offers the finest coffee, locally roasted right here in Travelers Rest.

Grab a delicious coffee with house made syrups or enjoy a warm cup of the richest hot cocoa you’ve ever had. We also make a mean London Fog and have a wide variety of other tea options.

Our coffee shop is located directly with the roaster and you can watch us roast the coffee while you enjoy your cup.

Grab a muffin or a slice of lemon poundcake or another tasty treat to pair with your beverage. Ask our talented baristas to make your favorite foam art. Buy a bag of coffee to take home with you.

We also partner with Open River Imports and carry several of their Basha blankets in our shop.

We’re a great spot to meet a client or to get your morning work load completed.

Follow us on Instagram.

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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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Life in Balance Wellness

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Life in Balance Wellness

864.610.0177

Life in Balance Wellness is more than chiropractic care alone and more than massage therapy alone and more than functional medicine alone.

In fact, it’s really a unique and comprehensive combination of all three.

A husband and wife team, Dinah and Dr. Chris work in tandem to help you look at your whole health. In this way, you can be best cared for through open conversations, thorough research and their years of experience helping their clients reach health and lifestyle goals that can transform and heal their bodies.

 

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Visit their website to read about their in depth and detailed approach to your health.

Life in Balance Wellness is located on the corner of Center Street and Love Drive in the same building with Carolina Moon Realty.

 

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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

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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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Mid-Century Modern School Haus Getaway

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Mid-Century Modern School Haus Getaway

Looking for a place for your out of town guests to call their own during their visit to the Upstate?

How about a staycation for yourself?

The School Haus Getaway is a fabulous choice.

 

 

 

This charming home is located within walking or biking distance to the Swamp Rabbit Trail and close to all of the beauty and goodness the Upstate has to offer.  The home is darling – full of vintage and mid-century furniture with the most delightful vibe.  Put on a classic record on the turntable and dance in the living room.  Enjoy tea on the porch after a walk around town.

 

Jonathan and Diane have lovingly restored and maintained the history of this old fashioned home and filled it with special touches and memorable details.  In the corner you’ll find the cutest rack full of vintage mugs.  (They’re for sale so you should probably choose one to take home as a keepsake from your time spent at the School Haus.)

This local couple has two other short term rentals in TR too, plus another one on the way! You can follow all of their adventures on Instagram at Haus Holidays.

(You can see the other two listings here on our Town Guide too!)

 

 

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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

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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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North Greenville Nutrition

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North Greenville Nutrition

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Let North Greenville Nutrition be your favorite healthy hang out!

They are located right in TR beside Food Lion.

Come on inside – soak up those good vibes and sunshiny smiles offered at NG Nutrition.  They serve energizing teas and meal replacement shakes unlike any you’ve tried. Their teas are packed with antioxidants and can help boost metabolism and provide healthy energy. Their shakes offer more than just protein – they serve up over 21 essential vitamins and minerals and fiber and they take the place of a meal!

(Think shake flavors like blueberry muffin, Orange Julius, peanut butter mint and more!) You’ll find more than thirty tea flavors – such as watermelon zing, summer spritzer and immune-tea. There’s even a just-for-kids menu too.

You can call ahead so your drink is ready when you arrive and you can order on the app! (They’ll deliver it to your car – curbside – if that’s what you need to make your day run more smoothly!)

Cheers to delicious beverages that are GOOD for you!

 

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It’s not just shakes and teas though. You can shop some local items too – like Nood Laundry products and more!

North Greenville Nutrition Hours:

Monday – Thursday from 7 to 2 and 5 to 7
Friday from 7 to 4
Saturday from 8:30 to Noon
Sunday from 1 to 4

Follow them on Instagram for specials. (Keep an eye on Win It Wednesdays!)

 

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Pace Magazine

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Pace Magazine

864.373.4477

Pace Magazine is a free quarterly print publication.

Pace Magazine features local athletes and is packed with informative, inspirational and entertaining content, including a comprehensive race calendar!

We are dedicated to running and the active lifestyle.

Run, Walk, Play!

We’d love to talk to you about articles and advertising.
Contact us at:
P.O. Box 31103
Greenville, SC 29608

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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.

 

Paris Mountain State Park

 

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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PatioFlavor

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PatioFlavor

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PatioFlavor offers a wide and unique selection of outdoor heating, patio and garden products.

Many of the products you will find at PatioFlavor are not available anywhere else, giving your backyard a personal style all its own.

We’re local and we love helping you choose just the right accessory or style of furniture that suits your family and your design.  If it’s for the outdoors, we’ve got it all – from fireplaces to garden tools, our beautiful and functional pieces can weather the elements and bring you beauty and craftsmanship for years to come.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook and we’ll be sure to share our specials with you, as well as ideas for your patio and outdoor living spaces.

 

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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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Photo Courtesy of Greenville Rec.

 

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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Red Clay Soap

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Red Clay Soap

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Red Clay Soap is more than a soap company. 

Rachel and John began their journey to goat farmers from careers as a nurse and a pastor. Allergies, a life-altering accident and shifting priorities led the couple and their family down a path toward holistic living, faithfully serving others and turning a hobby into a successful business.

 

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(You can read more of their story on their website here. It’s fascinating!)

Red Clay Soap sells terrific goat milk soaps (goodbye parabens and itchy skin!) and goat milk fudge, as well as hosting school tours to the farms, events at the farm and more!

Sign up for a goat milk soap subscription, buy their soap wholesale or find it at our local Farmers Market.

Visit their website to see what events are upcoming – like concerts and farm days. (You are going to want to hold a baby goat – we promise!)

 

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Resident Diner

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Resident Diner

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From the flashing neon Duke’s Mayo sign in the window to the afghans draped across the vinyl seats, Resident Diner does vintage in the coolest of ways. Keep an eye out for the life-sized Elvis cut out and the rotary phone!

But enough about the decorlet’s focus on the FOOD. You’ll find the menu changes routinely but you’re going to love the tots. You can order a wide variety of tot flavors and if you’ve never tried a hot dog with a deviled egg on top, have you ever even lived? And your meals are often served up on cafeteria trays – although the food is anything but cafeteria tasting!

 

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The corn dogs are actually homemade and there’s a sandwich with house made Doritos slid in between the slices of bread. The team at Resident Diner does not mess around with their unique tastes, flavors and styles. It is all delicious and all fresh and all served with pride and attention to detail! (And fun – it’s always served up with a side of FUN!)

 

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Tuesday is casserole night (and those casseroles might just be better than your momma’s) and on Sundays you can pop over for brunch! Located right beside Community Tap, you can easily order your favorites and take them to the shared patio space to dine al fresco.

Go back often – you’ll find something new and tasty every time!

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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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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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Say Magical Vacations by Lindsey

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Say Magical Vacations by Lindsey

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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

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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!

Find us on Facebook or visit our website!

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Silver Lily Boutique

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Silver Lily Boutique

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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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StayGVL

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Looking for that perfect getaway for a family reunion next summer?
Making plans for a romantic weekend in the Upstate?
Inviting in family and friends for a big event and need extra space for housing?

That’s exactly what StayGVL offers.

 

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With dozens of homes to choose from, you can find exactly what you’re looking for! From cozy apartments to luxury lake homes, from right by the Swamp Rabbit Trail to mountain cabins with views to soothe your weary soul, StayGVL can help you find a rental that is far more than just a place to sleep.

Visit their website and find out which vacation home best meets your needs!

Follow them on Instagram!

 

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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.

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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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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 Glade Salon & Day Spa

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The Glade Salon & Day Spa

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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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Find The Glade on Instagram!

 

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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 Grove at Upcountry Provisions

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The Grove at Upcountry Provisions

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Nestled right in the heart of downtown Travelers Rest, The Grove at Upcountry Provisions offers an incredibly unique venue space for your next event!

The Grove features a “soft-developed” landscape that feels as though one were out in the woods. This rustic environment allows guests to be at their most relaxed state of mind, while actively re-engaging them with nature through the use of natural building materials in the spaces created throughout the property.

Sit under the twinkling lights, bring your own chair or get comfy on a hay bale.  Spread a picnic blanket under the canopy of trees and relax.

Most Friday nights you can enjoy live music and heavy hors d’oeuvres from our rotating tapas menu, and sample from our selection of craft beer and wine.

The Grove is also available for private party rental for wedding receptions, birthday parties, and corporate events.

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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 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.

We 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 our website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

You can also read more about us in our article here.

And meet owner Christine in the We Are TR podcast!

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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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TR Tribune

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TR Tribune

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The Travelers Rest Tribune is the source for daily news that’s exclusively focused on the residents of northern Greenville County, including those that live in and around Travelers Rest, Marietta, Slater, Tigerville, Cleveland, Blue Ridge and River Falls.

News happens 24/7 and we understand the need to deliver it immediately and, more importantly, accurately and without bias.

We strive to bring you the news that matters most – stories on local government, schools, businesses, sports, crime and entertainment. And because we live here among you, our friends and neighbors, we can share those stories in a down-to-earth, familiar way that others outside the region simply cannot imitate.

 

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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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Travelers Rest Yoga

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Travelers Rest Yoga

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The world can make us FEEL full of fear and anxiety. What we often forget is that we have a choice. We have the ability to choose between love and community OR to focus on the negative.

Travelers Rest Yoga is creating a space through yoga to holistically care for both bodies and minds.

 

 

 

Multiple yoga teachers, each with their own strength and beauty, have come together to create a space that is welcoming and encouraging, a space for you to exercise, heal and grow.

Find out what class is best for you. There are options for beginners, folks healing from surgeries, mellow movements, classes for cyclists and athletes and more. The teachers long to help you work yoga into your life in the ways that best fit your needs, even as those needs change over time.

Find your yoga family here!

Follow them on Instagram too!

 

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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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TruBroth Coffee & Vietnamese Cuisine

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TruBroth Coffee & Vietnamese Cuisine

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Conveniently located on Main Street, TruBroth Coffee & Vietnamese Cuisine is one of a kind.

Owned by a local family, TruBroth is a popular spot to enjoy incredible Pho and delicious Bubble Teas. Every item on the menu seems to be better than the one before. Spring rolls and steamed buns, along with oxtail soup and bone broth are all available – as well as a wide variety of teas, smoothies and Vietnamese coffee.  (We suggest the delicious Oohlong Milk Tea!)

 

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Offering a cozy dine in experience, TruBroth requests you to leave your laptops and turn off your cell phones and be present with the people at your table. Of course, calling in an order to pick up on your way home is sure to be a family favorite too.

Find them on Facebook and Instagramand be sure to enjoy some noodle soup or a vegetarian meal soon!

 

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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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Urban Hare

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Urban Hare

865.399.0448

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

Find Urban Hare on Facebook and Instagram!

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Verb Beauty Studio

864.906.7276 Website | Open Map | View Details

Verb Beauty Studio

864.906.7276

Welcome to Verb!

We hope when you enter our space you immediately feel relaxed and pampered. We’ve thought about you and your comfort and your experience from the plush chairs to the soft lighting, to the complimentary tea and coffee.

 

 

We are an esthetics studio and so much more.  We offer nail services, salon services, hair services, spray tanning, waxing, eyelash extensions, lash tinting and facials.  We can do your make up for special occasions or teach you how to apply and wear make up that works best for your every day life.

We carry beautiful and unique Sarah Briggs jewelry. We are a Jane Iredale retailer too, so stop in and stock up.

 

 

Connect with us on Instagram or Facebook.

We can’t wait to see you in the studio!

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Vox Discipleship School

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Vox Discipleship School

864.(VOX).8020

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

864.834.5141 Website | Open Map | View Details

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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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!

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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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Zen Rabbit Yoga

864.660.3534 Website | Open Map | View Details

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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