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At the Inn we offer all of our dining guests complimentary homemade peach corn muffins, served warm with each meal. They are our signature muffin. We knew when we opened the hotel that we wanted to create a memorable trademark for our dining room—something people would remember, something they would take home and tell their friends about.

Jim McGuinness, owner and operator has been in the business for quite some time. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York, and he has crossed the country exploring and experimenting with local ingredients. At one point in his career he was the executive chef and opened the Banana Reef in Santa Barbara, California. While there he created a banana muffin made with local La Conchita bananas and infused with spiced rum and banana liquor.

Upon arriving in Greenwood he quickly noticed the love of southern staples and how us Southern folk love bread with every meal. It’s pretty serious stuff around these parts. As I mentioned earlier, we were looking for a signature item, and Jim thought what better than a peach corn muffin. It takes our love of corn bread, peaches, and puts it together for a magical fit. We struggled in the beginning to get just the right balance of corn versus peach. Jim worked tirelessly to achieve it, and he did with great success. We even have folks ask to purchase them to take with them. We try and use as many local and fresh ingredients as we can in our kitchen. It is so important to us we have invested with a local, organic farmer, Metts Organics, to supply the restaurant with quality produce.

We believe it makes a difference and as South Carolina being the largest producer of peaches… it’s easy to do. :)

Best hotel for the 2017 Festival of Discovery BBQ and “Blues Cruise”

The South Carolina Festival of Discovery is the premier event of the year sponsored by the Uptown Greenwood Development Corporation. The event started in 2000, and has become the most highly anticipated event in the region. The festival celebrates the history, culture, food, arts, crafts, music and people that make South Carolina and Greenwood County such an incredible place to live and visit.

The Inn on the Square is the best hotel for this annual event.

Family fun offered at the 2017 Festival of discovery held Thursday, July 6th through Sunday, July 9th.

The Festival of Discovery’s “Blues Cruise” celebrates the unique musical sound of the blues with numerous musical artists performing at Uptown Greenwood restaurants and venues.

Uptown Greenwood presents the 17th annual Greenwood Blues Cruise.  The Blues Cruise is the music component of the South Carolina Festival of Discovery. In celebration, Greenwood Blues Cruise Artistic Director Gary Erwin AKA Shrimp City Slim has pulled out all the stops with our lineup.  The Greenwood Blues Cruise is sponsored by  The Index Journal.  The Main Stage, where a lot of fantastic music can be found, is sponsored by CenturyLink.  We hope you ENJOY the 2017 lineup!


Here at the Inn on the Square we are excited to be host for four night of live blues.  Here is our line up below:

Inn on the Square

104 E Court Street

Thursday, July 6         8-11 PM Luckyman Beall
Friday, July 7                8-11 PM Studebaker, Howell and Stricklin
Saturday, July 8          8-11 PM Joey Gilmore
Sunday, July 9          11 AM – 3 PM Skyla Burrell


For four days in the hottest part of the summer, Uptown Greenwood shuts down and cools off.  Throughout the weekend two city blocks are closed to traffic, BBQ teams and vendors set up shop, amusement rides grow lines with children, and an arts and crafts center is created!

The Inn on the Square is not only the best hotel, but it is the only hotel located inside the perimeter of the Festival of Discovery 2017 BBQ & Blues!