The Area

Find out more about the area and hot spots around Butterfly Ridge Mountain Retreat. Whether it's watching our Tigers play at Clemson University or paddling a canoe through Lake Jocassee, there's plenty to do around Salem, South Carolina.

Our Great Lakes

Lake Jocassee and Lake Keowee are minutes away offering boating and other watersports; whitewater rafting and zipline tours are available at nearby Chattooga River; a seemingly endless supply of hiking trails and waterfalls can be found to accommodate any fitness level; enjoy college sports at Clemson and Furman; visit neighboring Greenville or Asheville; check out area breweries and wineries featuring local music…or just relax at our retreat. So many choices, so little time!

Lake Jocassee

Lake Keowee

Oconee County is in the foothills of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains and encompasses rivers, lakes, and forests. The Upcountry’s “Golden Corner” is virtually surrounded by water, making it a recreational mecca for outdoors enthusiasts. Beautiful Lakes Keowee and Jocassee, majestic waterfalls, and the Chattooga National Wild & Scenic River are found in Oconee County.

Nearby Universities

While sporting events get a lot of attention at our nearby universities, follow the website links for information on wonderful attractions (like the South Carolina Botanical Garden on the Clemson campus), restaurants and pubs, performing arts centers and more.