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The Barn Owl Inn-A peaceful getaway in Traveler's Rest, SC

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

20 Miles from downtown Greenville!

Located in the Blue Ridge foothills of Travelers Rest, our darling cottage overlooks a lovely pond and is the perfect place for world-class hiking, biking and Blue Ridge culture. Nearby, you will find 5 state parks, music, art, universities, and plenty to do! Asheville is just 50 minutes away and Greenville is just 30 minutes away, but the real gem is Travelers Rest where you will find local artisans, gourmet foods and true small-town charm.

What is nearby?

-5 state parks within 20 miles that have spectacular hiking and panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains

-World class biking (including the Swamp Rabbit Trail)

-Traveler's Rest always has unique events going on (massive farmer's market, Music in the parks, Chili Cook-offs, Art festivals, Bluegrass festivals, Blues festivals, etc)

-Hunger Games' film sites are only 28 miles away!

-An amazing safari zoo called Hollywild, that you can drive through with animals roaming free is just 35 minutes away

-Downtown Greenville 30 minutes away

-Asheville, NC 50 minutes away

-whitewater rafting

-Famous equestrian centers are just a stone's throw away

-North Greenville University is 8 minutes away

-Furman University is 20 minutes

-Bob Jones' University 25 minutes

-Clemson is under an hour away

-America's largest house (Biltmore) 49 minutes away

-Local produce stands along the roads


-The Poinsett Bridge is just 5 minutes away-this is SC's oldest bridge and the most picturesque place for hiking and picnicking.

-Cowpens is the famous battlefield from the Revolutionary War (a decisive battle for the Patriots) and has reenactments that are worth visiting.

-Baseball fans will be interested to see the Shoeless Joe Jackson museum and a local Greenville baseball team

-Many theatres and art centers in Greenville just 10-15 minutes away (30 minutes to the downtown)

-Picturesque driving with places to pull off and see a panoramic view of the foothills and Blue Ridges

-for those in love with Dirty Dancing and Last of the Mohicans will want to see Lake Lure where they were filmed, which is less than an hour away.

Do not miss out on this unique area! We fell in love with the area and try to spend as much time at the cabin as possible. I cannot envision a more perfect place for my family to spend time together and I know that you will feel the same way. We have stocked the cabin with games, books and movies. There is also wireless internet in perfect working order. Our goal is to garner a place for your family to have as much fun being in nature and enjoying one another as we do there. Build bonfires and roast some s'mores, play games and simply enjoy being together. You will not see any other homes from the property, so you should be in peaceful seclusion.

However, if you get tired of one another, rest assured that there is more than enough to keep you occupied! We have stocked the cabin with pamphlets and area information to help you discover this incredible area. We encourage you to explore the local diners and have some good home cookin'!

From now until November 20th, we are offering discounted rates for those that book with us, as we are still polishing off a few details.

More Details

Brian and Hannah Walter
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 31, 2017

About Brian and Hannah Walter

We are a family of 5 and we love to travel. Since 2004, we have owned businesses and sought to live an entrepreneurial lifestyle so that we could spend more time together as a family and with our friends. In 2017, we will be living in Nicaragua doing community development among the impoverished. When you stay at our properties, you help our family help others!

Brian and Hannah Walter purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Brian and Hannah Walter chose Travelers Rest

It is absolutely peaceful. As soon as we drove down the drive, we were sold. There is not another person in site and our kids love tromping up and down the hills, throwing stones in the pond below. It's simply blissful.


Travelers Rest Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full bathrooms. The bottom bathroom has a full tub/shower and the upstairs bathroom has a stand-alone shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 is on the main floor with a full bath. It is handicap accessible with no stairs to get to it. The bedroom in the loft is very spacious and also has a full bathroom. Both bedrooms have brand new, comfortable Queen beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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The Barn Owl Inn-A peaceful getaway in Traveler's Rest, SC
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 12 reviews

A cozy getaway filled with creative and welcoming touches. We will go back!

  • 3 of 5

We really enjoyed the Barn Owl Inn— it was a great choice for our family. The owners have obviously put a great deal of effort into creating a warm, hospitable environment that exudes a sense of welcome and family. The house is very family friendly, with lots of nooks and alcoves filled with books, toys and games that invite exploration and provide a sense of home for all ages. Our 9 month old grandson was on his first trip away from home, and he clearly felt very safe and comfortable in the Barn Owl Inn. The kitchen and linens were well stocked, clean and comfortable. The bedrooms and bathrooms were very clean also, with many necessities provided that you wouldn’t assume would be available in a vacation rental.

We understand that the owners have been out of the country for sometime, and we assume that they have caretakers maintaining the property in their absence. There were a few minor maintenance issues that we hope will be addressed, and we communicated them to the owners. The only other “cons” were a heating system that was tricky to figure out and a lack of usable storage space in the bedrooms, which may pose a challenge for anyone staying for longer than a few nights.

Overall, our experience was great, and we look forward to returning and spending more time in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It met our needs for a friends' weekend away on a budget!

  • 4 of 5

The property provides quiet and privacy, as well as a lovely forest view from the back porch. There is a lot of natural lighting which was wonderful during the day, but made sleeping past sunrise in the open area difficult. It's also close enough to loads of restaurants and activities in Greenville, as well as beautiful places to hike. The downside was that it had a musty smell that lasted throughout our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very cozy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at The Barn Owl Inn. It was perfect for what we needed. A beautiful get away.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location and comfortable cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had local family in Landrum and this location was better than we expected. It was an easy ride to Greenville. Just 5 miles from a terrific 5 mile hike and many others nearby if we had had more time. The town of Landrum was adorable and surprisingly very good shopping for such a small town.

The cabin was comfortable and had all the necessities of home. I really appreciated the extra staples in the pantry and a grocery store was not right around the corner. Brian and Hannah made it very easy to check in and felt they were always available if we needed them via text or email.

We loved the Cabin experience and would definitely book with them again.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place in the shape of a barn. Beautiful/secluded location

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. We were doing outdoors activities all day, so didn't spend as much time inside as expected. Convenient to a lot of outdoor sites and things to do, and there are several great restaurants in Travelers Rest, about 10 minutes away. We are already planning a longer stay in the spring, and this will be the place we stay!!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barn Owl Inn on The Hill

  • 3 of 5

Barn Owl Inn is a lovely little home on a beautiful hill with a wonderful view of nature. We observed deer, squirrels, and chipmunks during our stay. We found Barn Owl to have most everything we expected. Nice and plentiful linens, a great washer and dryer in a great location, good and well appointed kitchen for its size, and nice bathrooms.

We were a little disappointed to find no working cable or Wi-Fi as advertised, but we had some bonus time on our phone plan and didn't mind the analog service too much as we were not in the house a great deal. We also had an issue with the heating system which had to be run on "emergency" setting for our entire stay. Might be a need for service there to prevent spending a mint on electricity! We did contact the owner about the heating and Wi-Fi concern and she offered to have someone look at the heat. We declined as we didn't really want to have maintenance people in during our stay, but we do hope this issue has been corrected for others.

We also loved the fire pit and grill access and took full advantage of both during our stay. While well appointed, we found the kitchen cabinets in a state of disorganization that was a bit of an issue. I spent the better part of an hour scouting out dishes and cookware and cooking tools so that I could prepare our meals. This might have been the result of careless renters who did not return things to their proper place. I hope we left it easier for the next people to use the kitchen! Not sure whether the owner does the laundry and cleaning between renters, or if there is a service for that, and the issues were not obvious until one tried to prepare a meal, so perhaps this was an oversight. We have used VRBO and rented through real estate offices in the past, and we know that there is usually a quick "inventory" of kitchen appointments, so this seemed odd!

Even odder, the last night of our stay, we discovered a roach infestation in the kitchen upon turning on the light when we entered. We had noticed a couple of stragglers earlier in the week, but nothing excessive. We hope that the owners will definitely call an exterminator to remedy this situation, as no one wants to share their food with these critters!

While we were not totally dissatisfied with our stay at Barn Owl Inn, we do have concerns that we hope will be taken care of so that this lovely and quaint little cabin will continue to thrive as a rental for the owners.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Table Rock State Park
Caesars Head State Park
Paris Mountain State Park
Jones Gap State Park
Poinsett Bridge Heritage Preserve
Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve/ Wildlife Management Area
Reedy River Falls Historic Park & Falls Cottage
Huntin'Camp BBQ & Grill -- CLOSED
Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
The Cliffs
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 25
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Huntin Camp BBQ
Nearest Ski
62 Miles
Sapphire Valley
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Damage Deposit $200

No smoking and no pets allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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