Planning Your Visit


Planning your first trip to the Lake Keowee area? Perhaps you’ll be staying in Greenville and making day trips to The Cliffs or The Reserve to explore property with us, and you’re looking for suggestions on what else to do. If our communities can’t keep you busy enough, this section’s dedicated to providing recommendations for accommodations, dining, recreational activities and other things to do while in our beautiful lake and mountain region. Whether you’re in the mood for casual or fine dining, hiking to a hidden waterfall, catching a Greenville Broadway series show or professional sporting event, cheering for the Clemson football team, or visiting a craft brewery such as Sierra Nevada in the eclectic city of Asheville, the Lake Keowee area has plenty for you to explore!

Greenville is a vibrant city with the perfect blend of art & culture and outdoor activities that make it a great fit for working professionals and families alike. When looking to move to Greenville or a  surrounding town, be sure to check out all the area has to offer. Prime location for quick day trips, Greenville is only 45 minutes to an hour drive from Lake Keowee, an hour from unforgettable Asheville, and two hours from Atlanta or Charlotte.

Greenville, SC has been named one of America’s best places to live and is home to over 600 restaurants—a foodie paradise.
Here are a few of our top picks for dining in the Greenville metro area.

Southern Bistro
(864) 235-5670
103 North Main Street #107
Greenville, SC 29601

Rick Erwin’s  Westend Grille
(864) 232-8999
648 S Main St
Greenville, SC

Larkin’s On The River
(864) 467-9777
318 S Main St
Greenville, SC 29601

UP on the Roof
(864) 242-4000
250 Riverplace
Greenville, SC


Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Greenville at River Place

171 River Place
Greenville, SC 29671
(864) 271-9700

Located in the heart of downtown Greenville’s River Place, on the Reedy River, this hotel is perfect for exploring the local night life and tasteful dining options.

The Westin Poinsett

120 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 421-9700

Greenville’s Westin Poinsett is an iconic landmark in the heart of the city’s Main Street. This hotel was used in the making of the movie “Leatherheads”, starring George Clooney. Step out the front door and you’re bound to find a “main street experience” taking place.

Courtyard Greenville Downtown

50 West Broad Street
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 451-5700

Mariott’s Courtyard complex opens onto Main Street, in walking distance to a variety of restaurants, shops, galleries, parks and entertainment.


Clemson, SC is best known for the home of Clemson University. This small town rests on the shores of Lake Hartwell, a popular lake for Greenville residents.  Clemson has a wonderful “college town” atmosphere, and the University itself offers amazing sports programs, engineering and sciences, performing arts, agriculture, horticulture, and continuing education options.

A quick drive to Greenville and Lake Keowee, this small town is a perfect place to stay when touring the local area and is certainly a factor in many of our clients’ decisions to purchase at The Cliffs or The Reserve at Lake Keowee or other area communities.

There are a variety of dining options in Clemson. Here are our favorites:


Clemson University’s own Conference Center & Inn, formerly known as the James F. Martin Inn, is a favorite among hotels in Clemson. It’s connected to the Madren Conference Center and surrounded by the Walker Golf Course and Lake Hartwell.

The Inn at Patrick Square
115 Market Street
Clemson, SC 29631
(864) 643-0600

Set off US-123 and in the tree-lined, residential Patrick Square neighborhood, this elegant hotel in a redbrick Georgian Colonial–style building is 4 miles from the Clemson University football games at Memorial Stadium and 5 miles from the South Carolina Botanical Gardens.



Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Seneca offers hospitality, mountain beauty and dining to serve even the most unusual of tastes.


Beyond The Bull Restaurant
(864) 508-1254
8095 Keowee School Rd
Seneca, SC 29672

Vangeli’s Bistro
(864) 973-8887
119 Ram Cat Alley
Seneca, SC 29678


Crescent Hospitality is an independent property management and guest services company specializing in home rentals at The Cliffs Communities. Crescent manages the majority of rental properties available within our communities in addition to Guest/Concierge Services that range from transportation and grocery shopping to securing concert tickets. Call (864) 836-8244.


There are a number of options for staying on property at the various Cliffs developments and The Reserve at Lake Keowee®. Rentals are limited to prospective purchasers touring with a Realtor®, property owners who have not completed construction of their home, or family and friends of property owners. Our communities are private and not intended as vacation options for non-property owners. For our clients, rental options at The Cliffs include homes, Marina Cottages, Golf Cottages or single family homes. In the case of the Reserve, The Guest House, Orchard Cottages, single family homes, and others options tempt an interested prospect.


Asheville, home to the Biltmore Estate, is an arts & culture hub of the Blue Ridge Mountains. An hour from Greenville, the city is a quick day trip away and is growing at a rapid pace due to the large tourism industry and breathtaking scenery.

If looking into luxury real estate in the Asheville area such as a Cliffs community, make your stay memorable with some of our favorite places to dine and stay. Contact our Associate Molly McNichols if interested in learning more about the real estate market and what’s available in Asheville.


Tupelo Honey Cafe, Downtown
(828) 255-4863

(828) 785-1503


The Inn on Biltmore Estate
61 N Liberty St
Asheville, NC, 28801
(866) 539-5067

The Omni Grove Park Inn
290 Macon Avenue
Asheville, NC 28804
(866) 539-5067

Foundry Hotel Asheville, Curio Collection by Hilton
51 South Market Street
Asheville, NC, 28801