Dressed to Ride: For a winter day’s fox hunt in the woods and farm fields near Landrum, South Carolina.
The tricolor foxhounds huddle in the transport truck eagerly awaiting the chase. Spectators are welcome at Tryon Hounds’ events.
Huntsman Jordan Hicks sports a scarlet coat with buttons engraved with Tryon Hounds’ initials and uses an English-made horn to call to the yelping pack.
A post-hunt brunch with hot soup and horsey conversation, and one of the cottage bedrooms—all on the 200-acre property at The Red Horse Inn. “It’s a mind-set here,” says innkeeper Mary Wolters. Her own horse is a great-granddaughter of the racehorse champion Secretariat.
Hunt Country: “Any questions? All right then, let’s hunt!” declares the huntsman, and the 30 men and women on horseback begin their ride through the leaf-bare trees.
The Red Horse Inn
Frank Lilly and his dog, Jackson, at Overmountain Vineyards
A glimpse of the treasures at Voyageur’s Antiques in downtown Landrum.
On a leisurely Upstate drive, it’s possible to see three or four scenic bridges in an afternoon. That’s Campbell’s Covered Bridge in northeastern Greenville County.
Tables fill quickly on Saturday nights for the live music, dinner, and pie at the Café at Williams Hardware in Travelers Rest.
Grainary Cottage at The Red Horse Inn
Café at Williams Hardware
Hare and Hound
Victoria Valley Vineyards