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Walnut Lane Inn

110 Ridge Road , Lyman, SC 29365 USA (Show map)

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Resting on 7 lushly landscaped acres just at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Walnut Lane Inn is located in Lyman South Carolina, between Greenville and Spartanburg. The grounds of this circa 1902 cotton plantation home are entered through a long drive under a canopy of walnut and crape myrtle trees. The property also plays host to huge English boxwoods and a large variety of traditional southern plantings. Walnut Lane Inn is also surrounded by great area shopping. Whether you are searching for that special antique from the many shops, or looking for a bargain at one of the many outlet malls or flea markets, all are located within easy driving distance from Walnut Lane Inn. Also located nearby are many fine universities, concert facilities and a host of tourist attractions. With Asheville NC and The Blue Ridge Mountains only a 55 minute drive away, spend the day shopping or exploring, then return to us for a quiet evening. You won't be disappointed.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

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Enjoyable stay

3.2 on December 05, 2014

The room my husband and I stayed in was very comfortable and roomy. David was a very gracious host who took time to sit and visit with us.

Wonderful stay

4.0 on December 03, 2013

What an experience! Driving up the tree-lined driveway...and coming up to this amazing, old plantation's a one-of-a-kind experience! The owners are gracious. The food is delicious. Everything was fantastic! We will definitely be back!

True Southern Charm

5 on January 30, 2013

History and charm come together with a stay at Walnut Lane Inn Bed and Breakfast. As we drove up the treed lane, and viewed the huge house, we knew this was something special! We were greeted at the front door by our host who made us feel so welcome with his casual but professional demeanor. We took advantage of the remaining daylight to enjoy a walk around the beautiful property before we settled in. Music, coffee, homemade cookies, and more added to our stay. Our room was lovely, clean, and peaceful. Breakfast was truly gourmet! We look forward to staying again and highly recommend the Walnut Lane Inn Bed and Breakfast.

This B&B was the perfect touch to our trip!

5 on September 09, 2012

My husband and I visited SC for the first time and stayed at the Walnut Lane B&B and would stay there again if we go back to the area. From beginning to end we had the nicest stay imaginable! Hoyt greeted us at the door and showed us around the charming Victorian house. We worked out our breakfast/coffee schedule and were enlightened to the many sights and places to eat in the area. Our room was beautiful, clean and even had a blow dryer if needed! The canopy bed was very comfortable and romantic. The view outside our window was stunning with the beautiful grounds in full bloom (we stayed in the Orchard room). Hoyt cooked us some very gourmet breakfasts that were delicious and filling. The graciousness and kindness of our host was wonderful and we would not hesitate to stay there again in the future. The Walnut Lane B&B made a great trip even better!!

Pleasant stay

4.4 on August 27, 2012

The breakfast was the highlight of our of pleasant visit here.

Our special day

5 on May 09, 2012

My new husband and I Wayne and Clara Detharidge just spend 3 wonderful days at the Inn. We were also married there and I have to say it was wonderful! We didn't get to meet David,one of the inn keepers Hoyt was there and he was wonderful he made us feel welcome and that our wedding was just as important to him as it was to us .He made our day very special .THANK YOU HOYT we will defiantly be back .

off the beaten path

4.0 on April 04, 2012

Stayed here because of the location and were pleasantly surprised with the accomodations. Host was great and we will stay here again on our next trip through the area.

Got Married here!

5 on June 19, 2011

I got married here. We were the first military wedding that was ever conducted here. Let me tell you, it takes a special type of person to be able to handle a group of Marines. The owners of this establishment WERE GREAT! We have stayed here multiple times since. Our wedding was absolutely beautiful. My wife was estatic about the service we got here. The food they prepare here, whether it is lunch, or the complimentary breakfast, is fantastic. The owners here know what customer service means, and go absolutely above and beyond to ensure a pleasurable visit. I would recommend Walnut Lane for a romantic getaway, wedding or any other event that you can think. You will not be disappointed.

Very Nice Place to Stay

4.2 on September 14, 2010

From the time we arrived, our needs were met by David. Very nice guy, and a very nice place. The grounds were beautiful and the driveway was like Gone With The Wind. The price was reasonable for the rooms. We stayed in The Orchard Room, definitely a pretty view of the gardens. Next time we would want to try a different room on the other side of the house. Just for a change, they are beautiful as well. I would recommend this place.

Perfect Lunch

5 on August 22, 2010

Although we have previously stayed at WLI, today we could only visit for lunch. The peach tea was a very special treat, and our sandwiches and fruit were devine. It is no wonder that it is difficult to get a table here!

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Rooms & Rates

The East Room

The East Room overlooks the front and East lawns and is the perfect location for viewing both the sunrise and sunset. It also boasts an exceptional view of the long walnut and crape myrtle tree lined drive. Curl up in the wing back chairs for reading, relaxing or watching Direct TV!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $148.50 - $148.50

Nightly Rate: $148.50 - $148.50

The Orchard Room

The Orchard Room boasts a huge bay window, providing an excellent view of crape myrtles and hydrangeas on the terraced east lawn. Tastefully decorated with a queen rice bed, dresser and highboy, the Orchard Room also contains ample closet space. Seating is available for relaxing or watching Direct TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $148.50 - $148.50

Nightly Rate: $148.50 - $148.50

The Mallard

A spacious room, The Mallard is one of the innkeepers favorites. It hosts a cherry rice bed and has views of the front and West lawns as well as those beautiful southern sunsets. This romantic setting is the perfect getaway for a bride and groom, a special occasion, or the weary traveler wishing to still away and relax. Ample seating is provided for completing that favorite novel or watching DirecTV. A roll top desk, which is original to the house, is appreciated by the business traveler. Wireless is readily available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $148.50 - $148.50

Nightly Rate: $148.50 - $148.50

The Wisteria

Overlooking the front and West lawns, the Wisteria Room boasts dramatic sunsets. Decorated with a cherry rice bed and in colors of the southern wisteria vine, this room offers a spacious sitting area for reading or relaxing. Direct TV and wireless internet are available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $148.50 - $148.50

Nightly Rate: $148.50 - $148.50


Overlooking the East lawn, The Suite consists of a den and bedroom which are connected by a hallway where the private bath is located. The bedroom is tastefully decorated with a cherry rice bed, highboy and has ample closet space. The den consists of a settee for reading and the desk is perfect for the business traveler. Wireless is available at no charge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $163.90 - $163.90

Nightly Rate: $163.90 - $163.90

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town


Greenville, SC (GSP-Greenville Spartanburg) 8 miles

Directions to property:

Conveniently located between Greenville and Spartanburg South Carolina, Walnut Lane Inn is easily accessable from the two major interstate systems of I-85 & I-26. The Greenville/Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is located about 8 miles from Walnut Lane and is easily reached for the business travelers. Please visit our website @ for detailed driving directions.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Asheville, NC, Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Mountains, Chimney Rock, Hendersonville, NC, Tryon, NC, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Alcohol Provided

Terms and Conditions



David Ades/Hoyt Dottry

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

We enjoy collecting antiques and gardening.

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  • Time Served: 8:00 - 10:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten free (picnic baskets also available)



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110 Ridge Road , Lyman, SC 29365 USA (Show map)

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