Furman Fridays

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To welcome you to Travelers Rest during Furman home men’s basketball games our shops and restaurants are offering Furman Fridays specials and discounts! Wear your team’s swag or let your server know that you’re in town for the game and ask about their Furman Fridays special. Check out our merchant’s specials below and click through to our online Visitor’s Guide! We are happy to have you join us to celebrate the fall season and sporting events at nearby, Furman University.

Feb 6 – Wofford
Feb 13 – WCU
Feb 20 – Mercer


 Charlie’s Southern Rustiques
226 South Main Street

Come check out this awesome refurbished Sinclair gas station full of antiques, vintage and retro finds, gifts, and more! We have a 20% off white tag sale in progress now! Open late Oct. 15!

 Palmetto Proper 
164 S Main Street
Shop the latest trends in popular, top brands and grab a cup of fresh coffee paired with a delicious snack, all under one roof at Palmetto Proper in downtown Travelers Rest! Our convenient Main Street location features a gift shop with southern flare, full coffee & snack bar, event loft and an interactive indoor play space for young children. When searching for a gift for a friend or craving a gourmet frappe, visit Palmetto Proper! GO PALADINS! FURMAN STUDENTS RECEIVE 10% OFF! Offer excludes sale-priced items. Present school ID to receive discount. www.PalmettoProper.shop

 The Carolina Honey Bee Company
10 S. Main St
Buzz into the sweetest spot in Travelers Rest. We offer the highest quality premium honey produced right here in the western Carolinas. Local gifts and a variety of local honey products.


 TRee House Cafe & Studio
27 S Main Street
TRee House Cafe & Studio is a place for kids of all ages. We are a (breakfast and lunch all day) Art Cafe. We are a purchase and paint place. You purchase what you want to paint and we hook you up with the paints, aprons, and brushes. Drawing is free and so is wifi. Great place for a first date or meeting other students. Lots to talk about. Local art sold inside by kids and pros. We are open Wed-Sun 8-5pm. AND for you FU students…
**We offer Silent Student Super Study on some Sunday nights. Stay tuned, it’s a Serendipitous Secret… Send a message to cafe & let us know you’re interested. We do many buy one get one’s and fun Fridays throughout the year, so be sure to follow us on Instagram/FB


 TR Makers Co
3 S Main Street
Calling all alumni and students! Come shop with us on Furman Fridays and enjoy a 20% discount on any single item. To claim your sale price, simply mention the secret password, “Go Dins!” Shopping will be open on Furman Fridays from 3:00-7:00 pm. Additional special activities and hours will be posted on our TRMakersco.org!


 Copperhead Mountain Distillery
14 S Main St
We make smooth spirits and offer free samples of all spirits to those 21 years of age or older.




 The Whistle Stop
109 S. Main St
Welcome to the oldest restaurant in the Upstate–where the past is always present!! Live Music every weekend through October–at the only Outdoor Rooftop Dining Venue in Travelers Rest!! Three big-screen TVs; two full bars; two fireplaces; Express Caboose to serve the Swamp Rabbit Trail; trains galore; kid-friendly! DISCOUNT to ALL FURMAN STUDENTS! American Cuisine & Wood-fired Pizzas! Named by Trip Advisor as one of the top Restaurants in SC in 2017; 2018 & 2019! All aboard! Call 864-WHISTLE!

 Leopard Forest Coffee Company
403 N. Poinsett Hwy
Leopard Forest Coffee Company has been a mainstay of the Travelers Rest community since 2004, beginning with our first shop on Main Street. Providing freshly roasted specialty coffee, our cozy roastery and café is located just a small trek from the Swamp Rabbit Trail down the Poinsett Corridor. Our wholesale program is a popular option for cafes, shop, restaurants, and other organizations; making our coffee available throughout the Carolinas and the Southeast.

Topsoil Restaurant
13 S Main Street, Travelers Rest
Topsoil Restaurant is a farm to table restaurant, located in the heart of downtown Travelers Rest on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. We offer an elevated, casual dining experience highlighting local farms. We support a safe dining experience with distanced seating, plenty of covered, heated outdoor seating, and follow current CDC guidelines.

Chef Adam Cooke leads our culinary team and was nominated as Best Chef Southeast in 2020. Adam spent 7 years at Blackberry Farms and Restaurant 17 earlier in his career and loves to create unique, flavorful dishes that will surprise and delight.

Join us for dinner Thursday – Sunday for dinner from 5-9 and brunch on Sundays from 10 – 2. We offer an optional Chef’s Tasting Menu every Sunday night with a five-course menu never to be repeated. Live Jazz with Greenville Jazz Collective every Thursday starting at 6:30.

Join us with your family and friends the next time you are at Furman! We support Furman Fridays with a 10% discount on all food items (excluding alcohol). Just mention “Furman Fridays” to your server to receive your discount! Reservations can be made at topsoilrestaurant.com. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 The Tasting Room of Travelers Rest
164 S. Main St Suite C
The Tasting Room of Travelers Rest is a wine shop and wine bar specializing in small production wines from all over the world. We also have a large selection of craft beer, indoor and outdoor seating, and live music every Wednesday & Thursday evenings. On Furman Fridays, wines by the glass will be $2 off to patrons wearing Furman apparel.


Pink Mama’s Ice Cream
11 S Main St
Local ice cream shop serving amazing scoops, sundaes, home made waffle cones and flavors. Show your Furman ID for a discount.



Swamp Rabbit Brewery & Taproom
26 S Main Street
Travelers Rest’s first and only craft brewery. The team at Swamp Rabbit Brewery brings you the best beer, crafted by people with a common passion. Our award winning beer will bring you back to Travelers Rest again and again.




 Hampton Inn, 593 Roe Center Court

The Hampton Inn Greenville/Travelers Rest is located just a couple of miles from Furman University and Paris Mountain State Park, and only a few minutes away from Downtown Greenville. The Hampton Inn offers complimentary breakfast each morning with a wide selection of options. They also offer an on-site fitness center, as well as a 24 hour business center. All rooms are equipped with in room coffee makers, hair dryers, irons and 32″ television. Mini fridge and microwave provided as well.

Please call the Hotel direct at (864) 864-5550 ext. 1004 or contact our Sales Department @ [email protected]

Booking Link HERE:

Visitor's Guide to Travelers Rest

Ranked one of the Best Southern Small Towns by USA Today, Travelers Rest – TR as the locals know it – has genuine southern charm written into its DNA. Forever tied to its welcoming heritage, Travelers Rest maintains its character as the resting place for travelers it once was. Minutes away from the Blue Ridge Escarpment with every imaginable outdoor activity, quaint shops and world-class dining, TR is the ultimate destination for a revitalizing mountain getaway.

Swamp Rabbit Trail

A beautiful 22-mile bicycling and walking greenway in town that connects to nearby Greenville.


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From locally-owned shops to one of the largest outdoor outfitters in the state, you'll find friendly merchants, arts & crafts, antiques, and stylish boutiques in town.

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