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Vacation rentals in Mountain Rest

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Guesthouse in Mountain Rest
Coltsfoot Cottage
Come enjoy the South Carolina mountains of Oconee County. Coltsfoot Cottage, located at Coltsfoot Farm, is tucked away on a small horse farm in the quaint community of Mountain Rest, we are seated at just over 1800 feet of elevation within a mile and a half from the sparkling Chattooga River. Highlands, NC, Clayton, GA and Walhalla, SC are just a short drive of 30 minutes (or less) from this unique property. Relax in beautiful mountain scenery and see astonishing sunsets at Coltsfoot Cottage.
$127 per night
Cabin in Oconee County
Caretakers Inn Getaway
Come relax and unwind at this peaceful and spacious studio located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Furnished with a king size bed, full size kitchen and full size bathroom. Pull up a chair on the porch and enjoy nature. Perfect for an intimate getaway. Fire pit and picnic table just outside the cabin. Cabin is within a half mile of the famous Stumphouse tunnel, Issaquena Falls and Yellow Branch falls. Plenty of places nearby to fish, hike, kayak and more. See ya here!
$96 per night
Cabin in Mountain Rest
River Front - Boarhogs Place
Have you been looking for the perfect secluded, peaceful, & private getaway? Look no further! Our cabin is located directly on the Chauga River and features a fully stocked kitchen, WiFi, cable TV, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Clemson is located only 25 miles away. Many hiking trails, waterfalls & River rafting expeditions. Hope to host you soon!! Interested in Fly Fishing. Contact Jocassee outfitters/ Tyler Baer or Chattooga River Fly shop. Contacts available at cabin.
$154 per night

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The Southern Cross at Hi Saw Gap
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Cabin in Mountain Rest
Henry’s Red Roof Cabin on the Chauga River
$154 per night

Your guide to Mountain Rest


Mountain Rest, South Carolina, as the name might suggest, is all about the great outdoors. What this rural Appalachian Mountain town lacks in residents (population: 2,084), it more than makes up for in raw, backcountry wilderness. Thousands of acres of forest extend in every direction, filled with waterfalls, rapid rivers, and swampland. Human history has left its own imprint, too, with relics of the bygone railroad era. There are ample opportunities to get out and explore: trails for hiking, lakes for boating, and outlooks to admire the panoramic mountain views. It all amounts to an addictive blend of South Carolina mountain town charm and the quiet bliss of being immersed in nature.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Mountain Rest

If you're looking for sunshine and the ideal outdoor activity weather, late spring is your season to book one of Mountain Rest’s cabin rentals. In May, before the town’s trails and lakes get crowded, the average high is 78 degrees Fahrenheit. By late June, the crowds thicken and so does the humidity. The rest of summer is oppressively hot, with frequent temperatures above 90 degrees. Fall is nice, too, with temperatures cascading into the 70s through October. Winters vary from mild (temperatures in the 50s) to below freezing. Mountain Rest is one of the chilliest places in South Carolina, with January being the coldest month — nighttime temperatures average around 27 degrees, with frequent snow storms.

Top things to do in Mountain Rest

Oconee State Park

Oconee State Park is one of Mountain Rest’s natural gems. Situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this 1,165-acre park is brimming with diverse flora and fauna. The Station Cove Falls Trail is known for its wildflowers, including the state flower, Carolina jessamine. Trails lead hikers through patches of walking ferns and stands of chestnut oaks, and a lake provides the perfect spot for casting a line for catfish or rowing at a leisurely pace. Don’t miss the swimming hole with a high-dive in the summer.

Sumter National Forest

Sumter National Forest is full of beauty, oddities, and other draws. Cascading waterfalls, stands of towering trees, and swamps comprise the patchwork terrain of this enchanting wilderness of more than 370,000 acres. Some historical relics and attractions provide other forms of entertainment, like the Stumphouse Tunnel, an eerie unfinished 1850s railroad tunnel that’s on the National Register of Historic Places.

Chattooga River

The Chattooga River runs for 59 miles, beginning in the granite peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains and rushing down to Mountain Rest and further south. As a designated Wild and Scenic River, it’s a protected nature corridor best seen from a raft down its Class II and IV rapids.

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