Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

Sunrise Farm Bed & Breakfast!

Our team of Upstate real estate agents love to take in all of what our local areas have to offer. From Lake Keowee and other nearby lakes, to Western North Carolina mountain towns and escapes. We love to share our favorite hot spots, events, and getaways. Down the road in our own town of Salem,… Read more »

Birding Clubs of the Area

The greater Upstate region of South Carolina is not only home to many beautiful and diverse plants, but also some fascinating and stunning birds!  With so many beautiful species of birds to study, our area has several “birding” clubs where members learn about area birds together. Here are the top organizations in the greater Greenville… Read more »

Chattooga Trails Bed and Barn

We’re exploring amazing retreats and inns across Upstate SC and Western NC, bringing you our favorite small getaways and this week, we have a perfect spot for equestrians – the Chattooga Trails Bed & Barn. Yes! Bed AND Barn! Bring the kids, dogs, and/or horses! Chattooga Trail Bed and Barn is located in the Sumter… Read more »

2022 Independence Day Events

This year’s Independence Day is back in full swing!  Throughout Lake Keowee, Western NC Mountains, and the greater Upstate area, area celebrations are outdoing themselves, giving all of us plenty of options to please the whole family!  Narrowing down the list, we’re featuring our favorite Top 3 2022 July 4th celebrations to attend.  Let’s get… Read more »

The Chautaugua Society Presents the History Comes Alive Festival

We’re continuing our mission of helping long-time residents and new homeowners in our greater Upstate SC area learn & enjoy all our area has to offer with a new Festival this summer. The Chautaugua Society once again brings history to life!  Step back in time and get to know more about the magician Harry Houdini’s… Read more »

Now Open – Keowee Outdoors in Seneca

Just in time for Summer, a new shop has opened in Seneca, providing locals with everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors of our beautiful Upstate region. Keowee Outdoors (keoweeoutdoorssc.com) is loaded with fishing clothing and accessories (such as AFTCO clothing and SMITH sunglasses), a wide variety of tackle gear and bait, niche rod… Read more »

BMW Zentrum

Here’s a perfect outing for the European car lover of the family, or car-obsessed child – the BMW Zentrum, a visitor’s center for our very own BMW plant! Located in Greer, the center showcases the car manufacturer’s past, present, and future innovations. This is the only BMW museum in North America and yes, it is… Read more »

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