Tucked away from interstates and all the hustle and bustle of large cities sits the picturesque small town Travelers Rest, SC. Sitting in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Upstate, where Highway 276 and 25 meet, the town has been rapidly growing over the past decade and is now a top destination for those seeking a classic southern mountain lifestyle.
Travelers Rest is located just minutes from Greenville, with an average of 20-30 minute drive from the city center to city center. The town is also an hour from Spartanburg and Asheville, two hours from Charlotte, and three from Atlanta. Whether you are retirees looking to slow down (but still close to the action) or families looking for more outdoor adventures, Travelers Rest is a wonderful place to call home. Let’s explore! Click the menu below to learn more about Travelers Rest, its vibrant community, outdoor activities, and favorite communities.
Travelers Rest is a perfect spot for city-working outdoor enthusiasts to let their hair down. Boaters are less than an hour from picturesque Lake Keowee and for hikers, Paris Mountain is less than 20 minutes away. Take a hike or simply picnic on the banks of quiet Lake Placid. Looking to bike? How about to Greenville? Yes, we said that! The Swamp Rabbit Trail connects Travelers Rest to Greenville and its section of the multi-use trail system is just under 18 miles. There is also the Bunched Arrowhead Nature Preserve Loop, a short 1.3-mile loop that was rated number one for trails in Travelers Rest on AllTrails.com.
The town, being tucked at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is a close distance to larger hikes with commanding views of the well-worn mountain range. Caesar Head State Park and Table Rock State Park are both within a 30-minute drive and offer ample hiking trails, fishing spots, campgrounds, and views for miles.
Like many idyllic small southern towns, Travelers Rest has a strong sense of community and it’s woven throughout all of its shops and restaurants. Local restaurants source from nearby farms and have a welcoming ambiance. Shops offer unique selections including locally sourced goods and artists’ works. And events throughout the year encourage visitors to enjoy the town and the best of local’s handmade or hand-grown work. Here are our favorite spots in Travelers Rest that give you a true taste of the town:
Once just open during warmer months, the Travelers Rest Farmers Market has started to hold pop-up events in January through April as well. The market is a true weekend event, filled with local farmer’s produce, meat, honey, baked goods, and other handmade items like quilts, soaps, and candles. The market will also host food trucks and live music during many of its weekends, making it a go-to weekend attraction for the whole family. Click here to view upcoming events.
Travelers Rest is also home to a growing number of luxury communities, built to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings and views. The following are located in or near Travelers Rest. To look at homes or homesites at any of the featured communities, reach out to our team and our local area specialists will be in touch with you!
The Cliffs Valley boasts homes with breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Other amenities of The Cliffs Valley include a 15,000 sq ft wellness center with an indoor pool, outdoor tennis courts, hiking and biking trails, upscale dining, and a Ben Wright-designed 18-hole golf course.
Just a few minutes down the road from The Cliffs Valley is The Cliffs at Mountain Park, located right outside Travelers Rest in Marietta, SC. As a Cliffs community, it offers impeccable estates and desirable amenities such as a Gary Player golf course.
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