Strong recommendation. Travelers Rest is a budget guesthouse, not a resort or a conference hotel. That said, it is among the best examples of a guesthouse that I have ever stayed in. Everything looks and feels new, from the comfortable bed, to the rooftop deck, to the paint on the walls. The owners Jude and Bryan are lovely people who will go out of their way to help you. Nitty gritty - the internet is quite fast for a satellite connection but it will drop out occasionally, as is to be expected in a rural area. Hot water is exceptionally hot and not lacking. Quiet at night with little to no noise from the road or other guests. I killed two crickets in my room over the course of several nights stay, but if that bothers you then what on earth are you doing traveling in a rural area anyway? Does not reflect on cleanliness; everything was fresh and clean. Again, strong recommendation for leisure or business travel.