About Sunrise Farm

Sunrise Farm Bed & Breakfast is located on 10-acres in the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills of northwest South Carolina. The farm is the last part of a late 1800s 385-acre cotton plantation. Guests may relax in wooden rockers and wicker furniture on the large wrap-around porch and enjoy fresh out-of-the oven cookies while reading a good book, watching the variety of birds visiting the feeders, or just letting the gentle breeze carry their cares away with the wind chimes' tune. In the winter, guests may enjoy hot cider by the cozy parlor fireplace. Guests will be served a full sumptuous breakfast, featuring all-natural ingredients, fresh local produce, and homemade specialties such as cranberry-orange pecan scones, fruit & granola parfait, blueberry buttermilk pancakes, garden vegetable & herb frittata, and crispy oven-baked peppered bacon. Area attractions include mountain hiking, whitewater rafting, trout fishing, waterfalls, clear lakes for fishing and boating, skiing, scuba diving, birdwatching, sight-seeing, golfing, Clemson University, museums and many state parks. Guests will also enjoy petting and feeding the farm animals.

Our Mission Statement

Sunrise Farm Bed & Breakfast exists to glorify God by providing a welcoming, peaceful environment where individuals, couples, and families will receive rest and refreshment.

We Are Proud Members

Greater Oconee Chamber of Commerce
South Carolina Bed and Breakfast Association
Discover Upcountry Carolina Association
Friends of Lake Keowee
Friends of Jocassee



Green Practices

  • Recycling program for plastic, glass, metals, paper
  • Water collection for landscape watering, animal watering
  • Nearly 10 acres of “Green Space”
  • Organic gardening with “homegrown” fertilizer, compliments of our llamas
  • Breakfast menus with all-natural ingredients and local produce
  • Live house plants
  • Non-hazardous, all-natural, phosphate-free cleaning and laundry products
  • Use of CFL lightbulbs and solar lighting
  • Sunrise Farm Bed and Breakfast is a NWF Certified Wildlife Habitat

Meet the Sunrise Family

We are living out a dream at Sunrise Farm B&B in Salem, SC. Jeff hails from the Great Lakes State, Michigan, and I (Julie) was born in Ohio, then grew up in Florida. Jeff and I met and married in Florida, where we both practiced Physical Therapy. We sold our clinic in Fort Myers, FL in 2006 to purchase Sunrise Farm Bed & Breakfast. While Jeff continues to practice physical therapy, in the arena of home health care, I believe I have found my true calling in serving guests full-time at the B&B. To maintain balance in my life, I also teach group exercise classes at a local community fitness center. Our daughter, Madison, is missed greatly while she pursues her BSN at the University of South Carolina. Jeff and I love hiking the local trails to discover the amazing waterfalls, boating on Lake Jocassee ("One of National Geographic's Last Great Places"), and attending sports events at the home 2016 College Football National Champions, Clemson University. We count it an honor to share this home and the South Carolina Mountain Lakes Region with you!

The Animals of Sunrise Farm

Come meet our new kids, Tupelo and Tallulah, Miss Penelope Pigglesworth (aka Penny), our pot bellied pig, and the rest of our 4-legged family: Cisco the Bolivian llama; Memphis the pygmy goat; Cotton the sheep; Lady and her daughter, Sunshine, the miniature horses; and Oreo, Ginger, Serena, and Oliver, our hard-working felines.