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SC Forestry Commission Piedmont Forestry Center

The Piedmont Forestry Center is a former Forestry Commission forest tree nursery located in the beautiful Cheohee Valley in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The Center offers a picturesque location for your conference, business meeting or retreat, training or educational event.  In addition, a cabin near a trout stream and a 1600 square foot house are available for short-term rentals such as family reunions or for football weekend get-togethers.

Large Conference RoomPiedmont CenterKitchen

The Piedmont Forestry Center offers rental packages for its large and small conference rooms, kitchen and picnic shelter.  The Center’s large conference room can seat up to 100 people. The small conference or breakout room has a capacity for about 25. Audio-visual equipment is available on request. A spacious kitchen and adjoining lobby/living room area are included in the rental of the large conference room. 

Step outside the conference facility to a view of the mountains rising above 700 acres of forestland and meadows. Once a bed for millions of forest tree seedlings, the valley now fills with the golden glow of sunflowers in the summer. Year round it is home to deer, flocks of turkey and migrating birds. There is a family-reunion-sized outdoor shelter with plenty of sturdy picnic tables, running water and electricity.

A rustic cabin located on the banks of a trout stream that flows across the property can also be rented. Available for small overnight groups, it can house up to 9 people. The 1600 square foot Gate House near the entrance to the property will also hold up to 6 people.  Rates for these lodgings vary for weekends and special dates – see the rates below. Housing for larger groups is available at local hotels and nearby Devils Fork State Park. During emergencies (fire or natural disaster) state and federal agencies take priority and may override any prior reservation. 

Rental fees

Conference center rates

Packages that include the large conference room also include use of the kitchen and the lobby area.

Package AIncludes large conference room, small conference room and break room with kitchen$350 per day * 
Package BLarge and picnic shelter only$250 per day * 
Package CSmall conference room and picnic shelter$100 per day * 

*Deposit of $100 is required with any reservation, except by state/federal agencies, or educational institutions; and is refundable with no damage and a minimum of 1 week cancellation notice.

(No Linens Provided)
GATE HOUSE (max 6 people)$150 per night
CABIN (max 9 people)$150 per night

During emergencies (fire or natural disaster) state and federal agencies take priority and may override any prior reservation. Refunds will be made if your reservation is cancelled for this reason.

Inside Cabin
Bedrooms Inside Cabin

To book any of the Piedmont Center facilities or for more information, contact Manager Chris McCorkle at cmccorkle@scfc.gov or (864) 944-1104.

Piedmont Forestry Center
130 Piedmont Nursery Road
Tamassee, SC 29686