Convenient to many of the South Carolina lakes, Sunrise Farms is a luxurious, yet affordable, place to set up base camp. While my wife, dog, and I love to camp, the local campgrounds are noisy and crowded (and don't allow alcohol!). This place is 10 minutes up the road and infinitely better.
We stayed in the Corn Crib cottage this time around, which is separate from the main house. Not quite as big as their other cottage, but just as nice. King size bed, small kitchen and living room, and nice little outdoor space, complete with a gas grill. The upside is that it is right next to where their farm animals graze. Wouldn't think I would be so fascinated, but watching the llamas, pot-bellied pig, sheep, and goats is an amazingly calming time-killer!
Breakfast every morning has always been superb. Jill is a very talented cook and possibly the nicest person i have ever met. very relaxed, yet still on top of everything that needs to be done on the premises. Madison, her daughter, is also great at taking care of the diners. Because of our dog, we ate out on the covered porch rather than inside. Honestly, it's even better than eating inside. If it's nice out, I recommend eating out there.
Push comes to shove, probably the best bed and breakfast we've ever stayed at. And we have stayed at a LOT.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sunrise Farm offers serenity in the South Carolina Mountain Lakes Region, minutes from Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee. Sunrise Farm is a beautifully restored c. 1890 Victorian farmhouse with ten acres of peaceful rolling hills - THE perfect place to rest after hiking a scenic mountain trail, viewing the breathtaking beauty of one of the area's many waterfalls, or cheering on the Clemson Tigers! Guests may choose from spacious farmhouse rooms or private cottages. "Children" of all ages will enjoy the friendly farm animals. Children welcome (Under age 12 stay free.) Pets welcome in Cottages (with approval, fee.) A meeting room is available for seminars, small groups, and retreats. ... more less