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Couples Getaway in Lake Hartwell Country

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· Outdoor Adventure,Itinerary,Food and Drink,Nature,South Carolina

Sometimes you just need to take a weekend to get away with your significant other. The perfect backdrop for enjoying each other’s company and experiencing something new is here in Lake Hartwell Country. If you’re looking for beautiful nature, fun hiking, towering waterfalls, and charming small towns, then this is the place to be.

Day 1

Where would the perfect accommodations be for the weekend? We recommend one of the bed and breakfasts in the area! Here’s a few of our favorites:

The Colonial House in Pickens

After you’ve checked in, you may want to start exploring right away, and we don’t blame you! There’s a lot to see. If you’re looking for a nice place to get dinner, these choices will not disappoint:

1826 Bistro

Day 2

It’s time to start the day right! After a delicious breakfast at your bnb, you may want an extra cup of joe to be properly fueled for the day. We love coffee from these local shops:

Picture Credit: Downtown Anderson

Now that you’re caffeinated, it’s time to explore. There are several waterfalls in the area that you and your loved one can go see! They also give the perfect backdrop to take cute couples photos. The trails to each falls vary in difficulty, and you might be able to see more than one in a day! To see all the waterfalls you could possibly desire with information on their trails and location, click here.

If going to a lake is more your style, there are a few good places to rent a pontoon or take some kayaks on the water. Green Pond Landing and Sadlers Creek State Park are great places to paddle around and enjoy the sparkling waters of Lake Hartwell!

Sadlers Creek State Park

Exploring waterfalls can be a tiresome task, so if you’re hungry for lunch afterwards, these spots may be the perfect place to satisfy your appetite:

Humble Pie

If you’re in the mood to keep exploring, these small, nearby cities have great downtowns with great atmospheres and lots of shopping options.

Maybe one way to perfect your weekend would be visiting a winery. Luckily, we have a few that have delicious selections, and all of them offer tastings! Be sure to check their websites for hours and pricing.

Lazy Bear Winery

After indulging in some wine, it’s time for dinner. Here are some great options if you’re in the mood for a special night out with your special someone:

Seared Ahi Tuna Sandwich at Tucker's

Day 3

Rise and shine, there’s another full day ahead! If you’re up earlier than breakfast is served at your bnb, here are a few breakfast options to consider:

If you’re not too tired of hiking from the day before, today might be a great one to hike one of our favorite trails!

Table Rock State Park

If you’re in the mood for something less strenuous, we suggest these fun activities. Make sure to call ahead to reserve your spot:

These activities can work up an appetite! Luckily, there are some great places to have lunch nearby:

After so much fun in a few short days, you may want time to relax. You might decide to head back to your bnb to recharge, or, you could spend some time driving down Scenic Hwy 11. This road offers gorgeous views of the southern Appalachian Mountains and Lake Keowee.

Did you know it was possible to have an awesome time on a farm? In Lake Hartwell Country, we have several farms to offer a perfect afternoon of picking your own produce, spending time with animals, and tasting delicious products that are grown and made locally. Some farms have special events while some offer tours of the property, so check their website or give them a call to see what’s available. Here’s a few of our favorite places:

Chattooga Belle Farm

At the end of a long day, food is definitely needed. For a dinner that’s more low key, try one of these awesome places:

To top of the perfect couples getaway weekend, enjoy yourself and drink some good beer at these local breweries and taprooms:

We hope you enjoy your time with us at Lake Hartwell Country!

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