Learn more about Landrum, South Carolina, a hidden gem nestled amidst the stunning backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Landrum has something for every traveler from the iconic Campbell’s Covered Bridge to the luxurious Red Horse Inn and the beloved Hare & Hound restaurant.
Shining a Light on Landrum
If stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains weren’t enough to make Landrum a must-see small-town destination, then its historic downtown, rolling hills, and picturesque horse farms certainly would complete the package. Landrum was founded in 1880 when the railroad made its way north from Spartanburg. The city, which is one of the “South’s Best Small Towns” according to Southern Living, is known for its abundant antiquing, outdoor recreation, and dining offerings.
Constructed between 1909 and 1911, the wooden Campbell’s Covered Bridge spanning Beaverdam Creek, is the only remaining covered bridge in South Carolina. Once upon a time, the state had 20 covered bridges.
Luxurious rooms nestled in an idyllic setting in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains make the Red Horse Inn, an award-winning bed and breakfast-style venue, the ideal spot for an adults-only getaway. Enjoy live music on the terrace and choose a glass on which to sip from more than 90 different wines at the outdoor Wine Bar.
Located in a historic building that once served as a mercantile for the area’s thriving textile and agricultural industries, The Hare & Hound has been a long-time favorite of both locals and visitors. Serving traditional American fare and classic pub food, be sure to try Rick's Famous Baby Back Ribs on Friday and Saturday nights, a weekend special.
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Rutherford Street is the center of a shopping adventure in Landrum. There, you’ll find a variety of shops including Landrum Eclectics for antiques and The Vintage Corner for home décor. Other options include boutiques like Peachy Southern Boutique and Salon and Classic Couture. If shopping is not your thing, take a drive on Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Byway (Hwy 11), a 130-mile road that winds through some of the most awe-inspiring views of the mountains of South Carolina. Be sure to see the Poinsett Bridge, the oldest surviving bridge in South Carolina. The Blue Wall Preserve, a 575-acre preserve with trails, a waterfall, and amazing views is also well worth a stop.