This famous cabin is located in the heavily wooded mountains of South Carolina at the base of Sassafras Mtn, the highest point in the state. This former family compound was built circa 1925 and is believed to have been the first home in the area to have electricity. The Shamrock house is listed as one of the “Places to Stay” on the South Carolina Heritage Trail.
The property has a rich history of guests, including President Lyndon Johnson who stayed in the main cabin in the 1960’s. As with any historic property, The Shamrock House is also said to be the home of the ghost of Nancy, a tragic beauty from the 1920’s. We believe she’s a friendly gal who mysteriously seems to let her presence be known after guests have had a drink or two!?! The property has also been used as the backdrop of two movies, “The Long Journey Home, a Big Foot Movie” & “The Hills Have Thighs.”
The grounds cover just under 10 acres of both woods and meadows. The north border is Rocky Bottom Creek which is stocked with trout by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The west border is the Jocasee Gorges Heritage Preserve.
The Shamrock House may also be rented for weddings, ceremonies, retreats, etc. We have a beautiful creekside area with seating for approximately 60 guests.
For entertainment, horseshoe pits, a basketball goal & picnic tables are all available for guest use. Hiking, fishing, boating, biking, golfing, horseback riding, shopping, and fine dining are all within easy driving distance of the property.