Gateway to the Up Country

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“ Excellent ”
1 Review
142 Overlook Drive, Pickens, SC 29671



Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps 4
Per night $89
Type: Guesthouse
Description of the Pickens vacation guesthouse rental
Gateway to the Up Country is the guest house of the owners Alec and Barbara Swayngham. The property is located near the summit of Middle Mountain on the western slope. Middle Mountain is located 5 miles North East of Pickens, South Carolina in the central area of Pickens County. The property is easily accessable from several directions and provides a relaxing environment for romantic getaways or site seeing excursions. The property has 1 bedroom with a walk in closet. The bathroom is handicap accesible. The property also has a lanudry room with washer, dryer and wall mounted Ironing boad. The main room of the house spans the entire front of the house as a combined kitchen / great room with a bar counter as a divider. The house features a deck running the width of the home with a covered porch on the north side, approximate dimensions 10 ft. x 15 ft., of the home and a screen porch on the south side of the home, approximate dimensions 15 ft. x 30 ft.. If you would like to arrive by plane, the largest airport in our area is located in Atlanta Georgia (approximate drive time 3 hours). Regional airports include: Greenville / Spartanburg International Airport (approx. drive time 60 minutes), Charlotte International Airport (approximate drive time 2 hours). Our local community air strips include the Pickens County Airport (15 minutes drive) and the Greenville Regional Airport (35 minutes drive).

Alec Swayngham

Area Info
Gateway to the Up Country has winter vistas of the surrounding country side providing views of Glassy Mountain, the city of Pickens, the North Western corner of South Carolina, Northern Georgia and Western North Carolina. There are several lakes, state parks, federal parks and national forest with in short driving distances of the property. If you want a night out on the town, the greater Greenville area is located approximatly 30 minutes drive from the property. You will find malls, theaters and many restaurants in the area.


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jul 19 2014 Dec 31 2015 $89 $89 - - -
: 3 p.m. : 12 p.m.
Lodging tax: 8%
Deposits: 50% deposit at time the rental is arranged. Balance is due upon check-in, payable by credit card or cash. We do not accept checks.
Payment Options: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: Our vacation home is checked prior to your arrival and immediately upon your departure. The renter will assume full responsibility for damages to the property or any theft of property. There will be additional charges for the following: Cabins that are left excessively dirty______ Excessive Garbage______ 5. Rearrangement of furniture ______ (Including TV's and Outdoor Grill) Our vacation home is non-smoking. If anyone smokes in our home, a $100.00 fee will be charged to fumigate the cabin.


Reviews for this vacation guesthouse rental in Pickens, South Carolina

Michele Lemell

Michele Lemell

Asheville NC USA

Table Rock hideaway

June 29, 2008

We had a lovely time staying at this guest house. Although it is located near the main house, there was plenty of privacy and it felt "just like home" with a beautiful open living room and amazing kitchen. All this and just a short drive to Table Rock State Park and other parks where we could hike and kayak all day and come back to a relaxing cabin for the rest of the evening! Thanks so much for a wonderful place to stay in the upstate!

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