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.

Services

AJH Custom Homes

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AJH Custom Homes

864.320.1599

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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Shops

As the Page Turns

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As the Page Turns

864.920.1446

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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Real Estate

Batson, Jackson: Realtor®

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Batson, Jackson: Realtor®

864.420.4514

If you’re looking for an agent who knows Travelers Rest and the Upstate, look no farther than Jackson Batson.

Jackson attended Blue Ridge High School and went on to Clemson University where he majored in Financial Management and Real Estate.

You could say real estate is in his genes. From childhood, Jackson worked with his family, flipping houses and managing rental properties. After graduating from Clemson, he obtained his real estate license and began pursuing investment properties on his own while simultaneously working for a fortune 500 Engineering and Construction firm where he learned invaluable experience writing and negotiating contracts.

Today, he continues to pursue real estate and will put his years of combined experience in your corner for your next real estate transaction!

Contact him at jacksonbatson@remax.net and find him on Facebook here.

 

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Beyond the Threads

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Beyond the Threads

864.610.6588

Here at Beyond the Threads, we strive to bring good quality affordable clothing and gifts so that the local community has a place to shop and to get unique items in a place where we love to chat and to get to know you.

 

 

We’re a mother and daughter team. My daughter saw an opportunity to start a boutique – at the time she was still in high school and is now finishing up her last semester of college!

This is our second location – we started our Greer store over four years ago. We’re thrilled to be in Travelers Rest and really felt the timing was perfect to purchase Off the Rack Boutique and make it Beyond the Threads here on Main Street.

Shop local and truly know that Makala and I are very happy to see you and hope you come back again. 

You can find us on Facebook and Instagram.

 

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Lodging

Blue Haus Eclectic TR Studio

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Blue Haus Eclectic TR Studio

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!

 

 

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.

 

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Blue Wall Farm

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Blue Wall Farm

Nestled between the creeks and the hills, you’ll find the picturesque Blue Wall Farm.

The Kirton family started their farm as an adventure born from their dual passions of land conservation & growing healthy tasty food.

 

 

What you won’t findhormones or chemicals. Ever.

What you will findpasture raised eggs, chorizo, pork sausage, bacon, bratwurst and more.

You’ll also find a sweet family, a fluffy orange barn cat, a pair of miniature horses, a whole lot of hope, ideas for combos and packages, partnerships and big ideas and an optimistic can-do attitude.

 

 

Find them on Instagram and follow for specials and updates.

You can arrange to meet at the farm or to meet in town for pick ups and deliveries.

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Services

Borklund, Steve – State Farm Insurance Agency

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Borklund, Steve – State Farm Insurance Agency

864.834.9096

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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Attractions

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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Real Estate

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 Oaks Dental Care of TR

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Carolina Oaks Dental Care of TR

864.836.8416

Going to the dentist doesn’t need to be stressful!

Located right on Main Street in a beautiful brick building, the team at Carolina Oaks Dental Care offers an experience that’s sure to have you looking forward to your next appointment.

 

 

Our team is dedicated to providing every patient with the best possible care in a relaxed, friendly environment. We accomplish this by combining the latest technologies with real relationships and care.

We offer complete dental care for the entire family with a wide range of services – from routine cleanings to teeth whitening to implants and more!

 

 

Come visit us soon!

Give us a call for your appointment or book online right here!

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Charlotte Evans Designs

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Charlotte Evans Designs

864.478.4774

Her work is lovely – and you can see more of it on her Etsy site.

Charlotte Evans creates digitally rendered watercolor images. 

One of her specialities is watercolor portraits of your home. These make wonderful gifts for new homeowners or of favorite family farms or homesteads.

 

You can also see her many watercolor state designs featuring flowers of each state.  (And if you happen to want a state she hasn’t drawn yet, just send her an email and see if she’s up for it!)

Find her on Etsy.

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Children's Medical Center
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Children's Medical Center

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Children's Medical Center

864.610.2108

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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Real Estate

Clark/Lanford Team

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Clark/Lanford Team

864.660.3537

When it comes to selling and buying homes and land, it’s hard to beat the combined experience of the Clark/Lanford Team, with Wilson Associates Real Estate Company. Wilson Associates is a top tier company with high expectations and results to match. The Clark/Lanford Team consistently meets the demands of a population on the move in one of the top 5 fastest-growing cities in the country. 

 

 

Jonathan Clark spent years overseas working on US military installations, and Megan Lanford was born and raised in Greenville County. With engaging personalities, attention to detail, and serious negotiating skills, these two are a balanced dynamic duo. Clients often say they are delighted to get a “BOGO Realtor” deal! Jonathan and Megan are always looking for new challenges, and they don’t just sit behind a desk and wait for calls; you’ll find them out and about, chatting with new people and frequenting local businesses in their hometown of Travelers Rest and throughout Greenville and adjacent counties.

Jonathan and Megan are happy to meet with you in their office on Broad Street in downtown Greenville–or in a local coffee shop, if you prefer. They are ready to meet your buying or selling needs quickly, efficiently, and with integrity.

Give them a call today!

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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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Copperhead Mountain Distillery

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Copperhead Mountain Distillery

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Copperhead Mountain Distillery is the first legal distillery in Travelers Rest.  We have a love and a knowledge of the history of the moonshining story in the Dark Corner here in the Upstate.

The Distillery offers a fabulous variety of slow, handcrafted spirits. From our popular Snakebite Corn Whiskey Moonshine to several mouthwatering flavors, we have something for everyone!

Come in and let us lift your spirits with ours!

We also have a host of moonshine related products, as well as fun souvenirs and collectibles.

Moderation is Good, So Drink Something Great!

Find us on Facebook and visit soon!

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Creek Walk Community

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Creek Walk Community

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Creek Walk is South Carolina’s finest Tiny Home Community on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

We’re one mile to downtown Travelers Rest and close to downtown Greenville!  Our Tiny Homes are under 400 sq. ft. plus optional lofts and porches.  Ours are primarily meant to stay permanently on the property, but we also have some spaces available for smaller tiny homes on wheels.

 

 

If you’re looking to simplify your life in a maintenance free living community  – we might be the place for you.  Come find out what the tiny house buzz is about!

Homes from the $80s.
Village fess of $450/ mo. include Electric, Water, Sewer, Trash, Property Maintenance, WiFi Internet, Real Estate Taxes, Amenities, Community Building and More!

Welcome to Creek Walk.

We take tiny living seriously.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

What’s more – Creek Walk is now creating tiny homes that you can purchase – for the Creek Walk neighborhood or your own property elsewhere. Find out more at Tiny Box House.

 

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Cross Creek Realty

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Cross Creek Realty

864.517.3621

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

864.610.2006

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

864.660.2049

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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Attractions

Dicey Langston Historical Site

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Dicey Langston Historical Site

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

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

You can read more about Dicey in our article here.

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Dodson Fishing Company

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Dodson Fishing Company

864.610.2140

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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Farmhouse Tacos

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Farmhouse Tacos

864.610.0586

Handcrafted.

Locally sourced.

Made with love.

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

Read the story of owners Chris and Katie here.

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

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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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Lodging

Greene Lodge at Lake Keowee

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Greene Lodge at Lake Keowee

864.979.4815

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.

 

 

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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Hands That Hear

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Hands That Hear

864.660.9863

Hands That Hear is massage therapy that listens to you.

The therapeutic services at Hands That Hear range from relaxational to treatment-oriented, including prenatal and postpartum massage, and specific manual therapies such as Doterra’s Aromatouch technique, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, and cupping to detoxify the body and enhance the immune system.

 

 

In addition to her massage therapy license, Kelly Madeira has also been certified in manual lymphatic drainage, prenatal massage, postpartum massage, medical massage for sciatica, and medical massage for upper trapezius muscle syndrome.

Hands That Hear offers foot detox services and an infrared sauna.

Kelly is passionate about helping you recover your full health, encouraging your body to heal itself naturally and relieving the stress we all carry in our bodies. 

Kelly also works hard to help educate her clients through her in store wellness center and in her articles and Instagram posts.

Find Hands That Hear on Instagram here.

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Lodging

Harestream Haus

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Harestream Haus

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. Follow them on Instagram at Haus Holidays.

 

 

 

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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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Lodging

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.

 

 

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iVIVA

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iVIVA

864.663.1845

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

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

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

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

iVIVA also carries essential oil blends and products as well.

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

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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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Attractions

Jones Gap State Park

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Jones Gap State Park

803.734.0156

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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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.

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Let's Keep TR Beautiful

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Let's Keep TR Beautiful

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Look Up Lodge

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Look Up Lodge

864.836.6392

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

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

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

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

 

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Max's Little Free Library

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Max's Little Free Library

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

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

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

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

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

Read our article on the Little Free Library!

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Nate's

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Nate's

864.663.7018

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

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

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

Make Nate’s a family tradition!

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Nood Clean

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Nood Clean

864.498.8500

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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Old South Outfitters

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Old South Outfitters

810.701.0833

Are you eager to wet your line?

Wanting to try your hand at fishing in the Upstate or along the French Broad in North Carolina?

Not sure where to begin or how to find the best local spots.

 

 

Get in touch with Old South Outfitters and let them take care of all the planning for you.

In fact, the guys at Old South will take care of everything. They can plan day trips and half day trips, overnight options and more.  Old South offers guided fly and conventional tackle fishing.

Here’s what’s included with your excursion: all required tackle, flies, lures & more, drinks and lunch on shore.  Full day trips all include a meal at the Bartley Mini Farm in Marietta after your trip.

They can’t wait to get you on the water and put a fish in your hands!

Find Old South Outfitters on Instagram or email them at bamhall22@gmail.com

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Open River Imports

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Open River Imports

864.915.8834

A primarily online company based right here in Travelers Rest, Open River Imports is much more than just a website.

Open River Imports was started by Karen in January 2017 to support women at risk of trafficking and abuse, specifically in Bangladesh, where Karen and her family visited for Christmas in 2011.  (Read their story here.)

ORI partners with Basha Enterprises, a business that rescues women, teaches them a dignified, sustainable trade and trains them to be leaders in their homes and communities. The Basha artisans make home goods from recycled sari cloth, using traditional Bengali kantha stitching on blankets, napkins, placemats, scarves, pillow covers, bow ties and Christmas decorations.

They also recently started a line of jewelry to add to their repertoire.

You can find several of their beautiful products on Main Street at Goose Feathers.  Open River Imports is frequently joining in markets and holiday fairs as well.  You can also schedule a time to visit their home base in person or even book them to partner at your event.

Find Open River Imports on Facebook and Instagram.

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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

864.244.5565

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.

 

Paris Mountain State Park

 

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.

 

Paris Mountain State Park

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PatioFlavor

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PatioFlavor

864.846.9133

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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Phantom Krav Maga

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Phantom Krav Maga

864.735.0605

Adam and Janie Board are thrilled to offer authentic training in Krav Maga to the Upstate of South Carolina. They believe everyone has the right to feel safe in their daily life and empowered to confidently defend themselves and their loved ones in a dangerous situation.

Krav Maga is a self-defense system used by Israel’s military that combines natural instincts with the most efficient defensive and offensive techniques in order to respond to and end an attack as quickly as possible. Because of its effectiveness, real-world practicality, and ease of use by any body type, Krav Maga is widely acknowledged as the world’s best self-defense system.

Phantom Krav Maga TR offers ongoing weekly classes and special topic training seminars for all adults and teens, ages 13 and up. Weekly classes follow a cyclical 8-Week Curriculum, allowing new students to join at any time. Private training is also available for groups of 14 or more. These private seminars are fully customizable and are perfect for church security teams, workplace safety, high school and college students and first responders.

Our instructors are held to the highest standards and latest techniques. Students will learn authentic Krav Maga technique while being trained for situational awareness, mental toughness, adaptability and endurance. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out to us or stop by one of our weekly classes. Your first visit is always free!

Follow Phantom Krav Maga TR on Facebook and Instagram for the latest news on training opportunities, general safety tips and inspiration for every day life.

 

 

 

 

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Pink Mama's Ice Cream

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Pink Mama's Ice Cream

864.905.4849

Get “sprinkled” at our ice cream parlor, right on Main Street with direct access to the popular Swamp Rabbit Trail.  (Ring the bell by our picnic tables to let everyone know you loved our ice cream!)

 

 

 

We’re a family run business and we love daily baking our homemade signature pink waffle cones and serving up twenty-four flavors of Hershey’s ice cream, plus rotating homemade flavors too.  We also have vegan ice cream options!  (And don’t forget about the milkshakes, banana splits, soda floats, malts, chocolate dipped marshmallows and pretzels and so much more.)

Even your pet is welcome – with a special Paw Sundae just for them.

Not only can you visit our shop, but we’ll come to you too!  We create custom orders for events and we also have the coolest ice cream truck around.  It’s ready for parties of all sizes and serves classic ice cream truck style sweets.  (You can specially order scooped flavors too if that’s what your sweet tooth demands!)

 

 

We love scooping and sharing with y’all!

Find us on Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

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Plant Life

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Plant Life

864.610.2344

We are committed to bringing our customers high quality plant-based products in their most pure and simple form.

Plant Life is a locally owned and operated retail store conveniently located in downtown Travelers Rest next door to The Carolina Honey Bee Company and just a few feet away from Tandem Creperie.

We carry a variety of plant based products including CBD, essential oils, soaps, non-toxic cleaners, beet powders, elderberry syrup, and more!

Here at Plant Life we are sister-in-laws who are passionate about holistic nutrition and plant based alternatives. We believe that plants are powerful for improving health, boosting energy levels, and preventing chronic diseases. Our ultimate goal is to empower our customers to improve their own health and overall happiness. 

 

 

 

We hope you enjoy the Plant Life as much as we do!

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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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Photo Courtesy of Greenville Rec.

 

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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Rebekah Huff of RE/MAX RESULTS

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Rebekah Huff of RE/MAX RESULTS

864.810.SOLD

As a seasoned real estate professional, she understands that selling or buying a home is more than just a transaction: it’s a life-changing experience. Because she believes you have enough to balance in your life without the added stress & nuances of a successful real estate transaction, her personal slogan is “Real estate simply SOLD”.

Get to know Rebekah and her skill set and her attention to detail and her eye on the changing market for her clients in our article on Rebekah here.

She has a heart for veterans and first responders and offers financial breaks to help these clients purchase their next home.

You can contact Rebekah at (864) 810-SOLD

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Find her on Instagram and Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

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Red Elm

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Red Elm

864.365.6565

You have the home, let Red Elm handle the to-do list.

Landscape maintenance. Hardscapes. Home repairs. Remodeling projects. Home renovations. Irrigation. Erosion control. Reframing. Drywall.  Leak damage.  Fertilization.

 

 

Wait, does it sound like Red Elm can handle ALL of your home’s issues?

Yes, it does!  Because that’s exactly what they do!

If it’s on a list, if it needs completing (or starting!), Red Elm has the man power, the experience and the ability to handle it.

Homeowners love the fact that Red Elm is a one stop sort of organization.  They listen to what you need, they help your vision come to life, they maintain the projects and they get the job done – efficiently, effectively and excellently.

 

 

Email Red Elm Office@red-elm.com

Visit their website at www.red-elm.com

Find them on Facebook and Instagram and Linked In.

 

 

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Restaurant 17

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Restaurant 17

864.516.1715

Treat yourself at our own Restaurant 17, where old-world hospitality lends familiar European feel, yet the cuisine reveals a progressive, modern approach.

At the head of the kitchen, Chef Haydn Shaak marries his classical training with his dedication to local ingredients to craft an ever-changing menu inspired by place.

 

 

Find us on Facebook and Instagram.

 

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Sassafras Mountain

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Sassafras Mountain

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

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

 

Sassafras Mountain

 

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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Satterfield Farms

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Satterfield Farms

864.444.1991

He’s been a staple at the Travelers Rest Farmers Market for years. 

Tommy Satterfield is the real deal – a farmer who knows his cows, his fields and his customers too.

Satterfield Farms is a SC Certified meat handler. They sell grass fed beef and all natural pork. You can purchase the meat in portions just like you’d buy in the grocery store, but you can also purchase beef and pork by hanging weight, whole and half.

Find him at the local markets or pop by his store front in Taylors on Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment.

Follow Satterfield Farms on Facebook for monthly specials and updates.

 

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Say Magical Vacations by Lindsey

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Say Magical Vacations by Lindsey

864.752.7211

Have you ever thought, “I want to take my family to a Disney destination but I can’t – it’s too expensive, planning sounds too stressful, I don’t even know where to start!”?

I can help!

I specialize in selling Disney destinations! Whether you are traveling to experience the magic at one of the theme parks, enjoy the wonder aboard a cruise ship, have the adventure of a lifetime with one of their immersive vacations all around the world, or soak up the sun at one of their beach resorts in Hawaii, Vero Beach, FL, or Hilton Head Island, SC, I will make sure it is your most magical vacation yet!

I can help make your trip extra memorable because I make sure everything is taken care of from start to finish to ensure a truly “magical” vacation. I can help the experience to be stress-free from the very beginning and since I’ll make sure everything is set up for your vacation, while you are there it will be stress free too!

My services are FREE – that’s no gimmick!

You’ll also receive a packet (itinerary, park & resort info, and more) plus ponchos, water and treats for travel all in a fun Disney bag before you leave!

Visit my Facebook page or email me at Lindsey@saymagicalvacations.com.

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SC Party Rentals

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SC Party Rentals

864.982.6796

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

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

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

 

SC party rentals

 

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

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

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

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School Haus Getaway

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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 have two other short term rentals in TR too – 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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Silver Lily Boutique

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Silver Lily Boutique

864.558.1522

Silver Lily Boutique is Travelers Rest’s original women’s fashion boutique on Main Street.

Step inside our shop and discover clothing, jewelry and accessories that fit your style and your life.  Enjoy personalized attention and style help from owner Leisa Whitlock.

You’re sure to find the perfect outfit for yourself, that unique gift for your friend and that special little something you didn’t even realize you were needing.

 

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Stewards of the Earth

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Stewards of the Earth

864.704.8552

 

A balanced approach to a healthy lawn & garden.

We are a family-owned and operated business based in Travelers Rest, SC. Our title and tagline sum it up. We are an integrated lawn and garden service company that uses natural, organic and conventional products to help achieve balance in nature.

Our services include mosquito control, weed control, fertilization and lawn renovation. Although we do not offer general maintenance services such as mowing, edging, pruning, etc., we 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.

 

Find us online at www.stewards.earth

Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/stewards.earth

 

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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

864.610.2245

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

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.

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

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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.

 

 

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The Glade

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The Glade

864.610.2160

As an Aveda Concept Salon, our 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, our guests always come first, and we constantly strive to exceed your expectations!

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

Our qualified staff is ready to provide you with expert guidance and service, from your head to your toes!

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The Grove at Upcountry Provisions

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The Grove at Upcountry Provisions

864.834.8433

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 Tasting Room

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The Tasting Room

864.610.2020

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.

Visit our website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

You can also read more about our new ownership in our article here.

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Three Little Birds Boutique

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Three Little Birds Boutique

864.610.6300

Three Little Birds is a thoughtfully curated clothing boutique.

We are proud to showcase locally made candles, soap and jewelry. Let us help you find the perfect outfit or gift for any occasion.

When the opportunity presented itself to be a small business owner we were ecstatic to become a part of downtown Travelers Rest. This community is our home and we are happy to be here.

Kelli works full time as a nurse practitioner, but can be found working in the store on the weekends.

Come by and say hello, located on Main Street across from The Whistle Stop.  

 

Find us on Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

 

 

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Timms Mobile Detailing

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Timms Mobile Detailing

864.907.2421

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

864.610.2281

More than just a restaurant, Topsoil 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.

 

 

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.

 

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Attractions

TR History Museum

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TR History Museum

864.835.7907

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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Photo Courtesy of Historical Society

 

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.

864.610.0996

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 only 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.

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.

Find us on Facebook and Instagram.

We can’t wait see what you create!

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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

864.610.2286

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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Trailside Garden Designs

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Trailside Garden Designs

864.501.2183

Do you ever look at your backyard and see a pile of grass or dirt or concrete and wonder, “What else could I do here? How can I make this beautiful?”

You envision an oasis and a welcoming space, flowers blooming and shady spots for that bench or patio furniture. Is there a gap between the picture in your mind and the reality in your yard?

That is exactly where Katrina Leonidov Fairchild comes in.

 

Katrina

 

She’s a professional landscape designer and a garden consultant. Think of her as a coach for your yard. Katrina spent much of her childhood in Africa, watching her mother garden in both desert and tropical climates. Her passions include more than just gardening, she is interested in connecting the project with the person, in helping the right plants and the right landscaping land in the exact right way.

And you know what?

She doesn’t stop there. You can also hire Katrina to take care of your plants – both indoor and outdoor – while you’re on vacation. (Wouldn’t it be lovely to know an expert was caring for your plant babies while you’re away?)

 

 

Find out more about Trailside Garden Design on her website!

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Travelers Rest Animal Hospital

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Travelers Rest Animal Hospital

864.610.9411

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

864.610.2394

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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Attractions

Travelers Rest Farmers Market

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Travelers Rest Farmers Market

864.610.0965

Every Saturday from 8:30am-12pm, May 6th-September 30th.

We’re so excited about this upcoming season and to have another opportunity to continue our unwavering commitment to our community, our farmers, and our local food scene. Our market should be your one stop shop for local produce, specialty foods, food trucks, and artisan crafts.

Our much loved kids’ activities, morning fitness, live music, cooking demos, and talks will also be making a comeback.

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TReehouse Cafe & Studio

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TReehouse Cafe & Studio

864.610.2266

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!)

 

 

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

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Tumble Tech

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Tumble Tech

864.660.3547

Here at Tumble Tech, our goal and mission is to produce quality tumbling skills through drills and proper technique. We strive to make sure that every student receives adequate time and the training necessary to excel in the art of tumbling.

We’re also proud to be in Travelers Rest near Gateway Elementary, offering convenient class times and no long drive into Greenville.

Tumble Tech wants to make you and your family feel as if you were a part of our own family. Our staff gives EVERYONE the same respect and level of coaching to ensure growth during their time at Tumble Tech. Not only do we teach tumbling, we also aim to teach discipline and structure in all of our students.

Come join one of the best tumbling programs the Upstate has to offer!

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Upcountry Provisions

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Upcountry Provisions

864.834.8433

Are you ready for our delicious freshly baked breads?

How does a scone, muffin, or croissant sound?

Gluten and Hormone free meats and cheeses make the best sandwiches, especially when paired with our amazing baked goods.

Stop by for a delicious sandwich, fresh baked bread and a signature peanut butter cookie.  (We hear our peanut butter diablo cookie has quite the dedicated fan base.  We really can’t blame you guys – it’s a hard one to resist!)

We’re open every day of the week except Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  We love our 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, we 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.

We’re your neighborhood bakery and sandwich shop – and we’re glad to be neighbors!

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Verb Beauty Studio

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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 Bivium Gap Year School

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Vox Bivium Gap Year School

864.(VOX).8020

Vox Bivium is a nine month, gap year school located in Travelers Rest, SC, in northern Greenville County 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. Our program provides guidance for those who seek the junction where their “deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet,” where they 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.

“The voice at the crossroads” is Vox Bivium.

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

Find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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W.E. Willis Convenience Store & Spirits

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W.E. Willis Convenience Store & Spirits

864.834.5141

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

 

 

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

W.E. are family/locally owned and have been serving TR since 1939.

 

 

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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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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