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You’ll Sleep Well in TR

Marie McAden Marie McAden
A former staffer with The Miami Herald, Marie moved to SC in 1992. She is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys exploring the state’s many natural treasures from the Lowcountry to the Upstate.
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For a small town near the mountains, Travelers Rest offers an amazing array of unique accommodations, from a restored vintage camper to a luxury boutique inn. Prefer a standard hotel room? You’ve got your choice of two national brand hotels. Add to that a creekside campground with modern cozy cabins.

With so many options, you’re sure to find just the right spot for a good night’s sleep whether you’re heading to the mountains for some serious recreation or looking for a quiet place to relax and recharge.

The Swamp Rabbit Inn is a great choice for those who want to explore TR’s hip downtown—or ride the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Located right on the trail, it offers easy access to the 22-mile paved pathway as well as the town center’s restaurants, bars and shops.

The two-story Main House has four guest rooms, three of them with their own private bath. A stay here includes a self-serve continental breakfast in the home’s farmhouse-style kitchen. Behind the house is a coach house, studio, two-bedroom cottage and Lola, a charming vintage camper beautifully restored and decorated. Each of these vacation rentals has their own kitchenettes. The inn also has a pool open year-round.

For a truly luxurious stay, book a room at Hotel Domestique, reminiscent of a French country chateau with contemporary furnishings and art. Set on a hill with stunning views of the mountains, this boutique hotel was established by world-renowned cyclist George Hincapie and includes a European-style bistro.

While the vibe is serene and relaxing, the hotel offers a variety of amenities catering to those who enjoy an active lifestyle. Along with a saltwater pool with lanes for lap swimming, yoga classes are held onsite. High-performance road bikes are available for rent to explore the rolling hills on your own or with a guide.

You’ll also find two well-known hotel brands in town. Hampton Inn, between Highways 276 and 25, features free hot breakfast, an outdoor pool and fitness center. The Best Western also offers free breakfast, an outdoor pool and gym, along with a fire pit and nightly receptions with snacks and drinks.

For a more rustic, outdoor experience, check out the Travelers Rest/N. Greenville KOA. This family-owned campground located along Johnson Creek features RV pull-thru and back-in sites, gravel and mulch tent sites and one-bedroom cabins with a full bathroom and kitchen, along with a pool, dog park and pavilion.

Marie McAden
A former staffer with The Miami Herald, Marie moved to SC in 1992. She is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys exploring the state’s many natural treasures from the Lowcountry to the Upstate.