Saluda, NC 

The Orchard Inn

100 Orchard Inn Lane
Saluda, NC 28773 US
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Rates: $145 to $425
Total Rooms: 15
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (34 reviews)


Circa 1926. This inn combines the casual feel of a country farmhouse with the elegance of a Southern plantation. The spacious living room features Oriental rugs, original artwork, quilts and a cozy stone fireplace. In addition to the nine comfortably furnished guest rooms, there are three cottages with fireplaces, whirlpool baths and private decks. A full breakfast is served every morning, and dinner is available by reservation Tuesday through Saturday. Guests can explore the area on superb country roads recently designated a scenic by-way.Publicity and Awards: Southern Living, Raleigh News & Observer, Tryon Daily Bulletin, State, Bed and Breakfast Journal, Country Inns and Back Roads, Charlotte Observer, Charleston Magazine.Location: Mountains, Near Asheville and NC.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $145 to $425
Payment types accepted include Travelers Checks, Personal Checks, Master Card, Discover and Visa.
Rooms: This property has 15 total guest accommodations with private bath, 6 with fireplaces, 5 with whirlpools, 5 cottages and 1 conference room.
The types of beds available include Twin, Queen and King.


Minimum Stay Requirements: Two nights on weekends
Cancellation: 14 days
Pets: Innkeepers pets on premises.
Smoking: Limited.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast, Snacks/Refreshments and Afternoon Tea.
Types of meals: Early Coffee/Tea, Full Gourmet Breakfast, Gourmet Dinner, Afternoon Tea, Restaurant on Premises, Wine, Hors d'oeuvres, Can accommodate special dietary requests. Fine wine and beer list.
Amenities In Room: Air Conditioning, Reading Lamps, Ceiling Fans, Hot Tub/Spa/Jaccuzi, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Bath Amenities, Wireless Internet Access, Steam shower in Holly Cottage, Keeping Room, All cottages have clock radios, CD players, coffeemakers, One cottage and conference room have TV.
Amenities On Site: Television, Phone, Parlor Games, Limited Handicap Access, Library, Gift Shop, Fireplace, Fax, DVD, Child Care, VCR, Hiking trails and Restaurant on site.
Business Traveler Amenities: Television, Wireless Internet Access, FAX On-site, Hair Dryer, Daily Newspapers and Conference Room.

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services: Massages and Yoga/Meditation.
Off-Site Spa Services Available
Nearby Recommended Spas:
Treasures Within


- One Night Free: This property is featured in Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns published by American Historic Inns. This guide features a certificate for ONE NIGHT FREE with the purchase of one night. The dates this property will honor the certificate are Monday-Thursday, February-March. No holidays. Subject to availability. Must call to make reservation.


Events Hosted: Romantic Getaways, Family Reunions, Meetings, Honeymoons, Seminars, Weddings, Various Church and Business Groups.
Other Activities: Antiquing, Art Galleries, Bicycling, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Live Theater, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Tennis, Wineries, Biltmore Estate and Asheville.

Recommended Restaurant(s)

Purple Onion, Saluda Grade, Wildflour Bakery.

Historic Interest

Built in 1926. The former retreat for the railroad officers who came to Saluda, an old railroad town.
Historic Awards: National Register (Granted) and National Historical Site (Granted).
Historic sites nearby: Carl Sandburg's home and grounds (15 minutes) The Biltmore Estate (35 minutes), Flat Rock Playhouse (15 minutes)

Romantic Interest

The Orchard Inn is nestled on a mountaintop in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our views greet you at an intimate breakfast in the morning, and our comfortable rooms snuggle you in at night. During the day, you can escape into any number of quiet corners or hammocks on the property or explore our charming town, Saluda, that, like The Orchard Inn, sits on the National Register of Historic Places. Many other activities are nearby as well.