Greenville-based Swamp Rabbit Inn & Properties buys Magnolia Inn in Travelers Rest

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — Swamp Rabbit Inn & Properties has purchased the Magnolia Inn in downtown Travelers Rest, adding to it’s collection of bike-friendly hotel alternatives along the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

Located at 426 S. Main St., the property will operate as The Swamp Rabbit Inn TR, according to proprietor Wendy Lynam.

In 2014, Lynam opened the first Swamp Rabbit Inn in downtown Greenville, catering to visitors and business travelers looking for an affordable, more relaxed alternative to a hotel. She since added five more vacation rentals along the trail, and the former Magnolia Inn will be the sixth in the collection of fresh and funky, IKEA adorned properties.

The Magnolia Inn has been operating in Travelers Rest since 2008 and includes a main house with three guest rooms, a coach house, a studio and a two bedroom cottage. There is also a RV/tiny house pad equipped with water, electricity and hi-speed internet. All guests can enjoy the pool area, gazebo, and beautiful grounds, with the entire complex accommodating up to 16 people.

Just a few steps from the Swamp Rabbit Trail, guests can rent bikes on site or bring their own to ride.

“Many of our guests come here to cycle and explore the area’s beautiful outdoor amenities by day and all the great restaurant and entertainment options by night," Lyman said. "I have set up the properties to appeal to cyclists coming to enjoy our fabulous 21-mile Swamp Rabbit Trail, the gateway to some of the best cycling in the country.”

To learn more about the Swamp Rabbit Inn TR or to book a room, visit