Ridge Spring

Glampers looking for an antidote to city living in the form of a dose of rugged nature and historic period charm could do far worse than check out this peaceful corner of South Carolina. Located in Saluda County, the tiny settlement of Ridge Spring is handily located for visiting a number of the state’s attractions. Close to the Sumter National Forest with its hiking trails, wildlife watching opportunities, waterfalls, and dense old-growth forests that flank the ranges of the southern Appalachians, nature lovers will enjoy the chance to investigate the region’s wild beauty. Meanwhile, with historic Aiken nearby, a 19th century planned town that once served as a luxury winter resort and is full of historic mansions, stately gardens, and other remnants of the elegance and luxury of that bygone era, will also delight visitors who wish to sample the state’s legendary Southern charm.