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100 Orchard Inn Ln, Saluda, NC 28773-9706
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#1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Saluda
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Located just 30 mi. south of Asheville where the foothills meet the Blue Ridge Mountains, the rest of the world melts away the moment you enter the long winding driveway and approach our elegant mountaintop escape, comfortably nestled on 12 peaceful acres. As you walk up the front steps, graciously framed in boxwood hedges, the cozy rockers on the Antebellum style porch are calling. Enter the open and airy living room with it's great stone fireplace, and you immediately feel at home. The Inn was originally built in 1926 by the Brotherhood of Southern Railroad as a summer retreat for members' families. Transformed into a B&B in 1981 it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, member of Select Registry as well as Chaine des Rotisseurs. Fine dining restaurant serving dinner Thurs-Sat. 16 rooms tastefully decorated in period pieces & antiques all with luxurious linens.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Game room
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Electric vehicle charging station
Yoga room
Bar / lounge
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Italian
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Daniel M wrote a review May 2022
18 contributions11 helpful votes
When we arrived, we were first greeted by one of the owners and two adorable boxers. Right then we knew this was going to be a unique and fun stay! The inn itself has a ton of character and has this "frozen in time" feel while still having everything you'd expect in a modern B&B. The breakfast was absolutely outstanding in every sense of the word. The hosts are very friendly and have all kinds of tips both locally and even if you're planning a trip to Europe. We loved the town of Saluda and all the hiking opportunities nearby just as much as we loved coming back to the inn to sit on the porch or reading one of the books they have in the living room. The only bummer was that we didn't stay when Newman's Restaurant was open for dinner, as we hear it's exquisite. Next time!
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Date of stay: May 2022
Room Tip: Rooms vary greatly so just check the site for what you most prefer. All seem nice!
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schdyannie wrote a review May 2022
Hendersonville, North Carolina97 contributions46 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed two nights for my birthday getaway in a cabin, and ordered a cake. From the time we got there until we reluctantly left, we were treated like royalty. The view from the dining room or the front porch was to die for. Mountains, flowers, birds...just gorgeous. The breakfast items each were perfect. We stay in B&Bs and Inns a lot especially in Maine, and can honestly say these were the best breakfasts we'd been treated to. The cabin looked from the outside like a quaint mountain cabin, inside was all mod cons. When we were introduced to the two boxers and told that they would guide us on the nature walk, we laughed. It was not a joke. They stood at the top of the Inn stairs and waited patiently for us, guided us to the path entrance, and then gently showed us the way. We tipped them in head pets. The very nearby Pearson's Falls was the highlight of our trip. After returning the dogs explained to me that I was not to loll on the porch swing but go on the nature walk again. I called to my husband who was at the gazebo and we enjoyed a little trek through the woods. By the way, these dogs understand "no" and just leave! We made a fuss over them. The little town of Saluda is also nearby and provided yummy pizza. Our only complaint is that we lived in the area for years without discovering this gem. Perfection.
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Date of stay: May 2022
MRL217 wrote a review Mar 2022
Greenville, South Carolina109 contributions49 helpful votes
This was our first stay at this charming inn. Despite rainy and cold weather, our stay was delightful. The mountain setting is beautiful and the well -attended bird feeders entertaining. Every staff member was friendly, cheerful and accommodating. Breakfasts were delicious and thoughtfully prepared. Dinner at Newman’s was spectacular with an exceptional wine list. This is a simple country inn done right. Immaculate cleanliness, well appointed and cozy. Highly recommend for relaxation and comfort. Inn keepers (Marianne) and staff know how to do this right! Definitely plan on revisiting in summer months to see the grounds and surrounding areas in full bloom!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
drhgc wrote a review Mar 2022
Chicago, Illinois8 contributions
This is our third stay at the Orchard Inn. We travel all the way from Chicago to this special destination. Marc and Marianne know how to make you feel welcome. We rented a house on the grounds with friends this October after previously staying in rooms in the main building. There is no better place to put aside one's cares about the world or anything else for a few days and to recharge our emotional batteries. The beautiful surroundings, the luscious meals, the warmth of the innkeepers and the relaxing ambience all make us want to return ( as we will). So bring some good books and walking shoes and don't forget to visit Saluda or Asheville. In Saluda we recommend the bakery and the Purple Onion, where hopefully music has returned. We all need a place like this now ,more than ever.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Robert P wrote a review Feb 2022
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My wife and I spent a few days at the Orchard Inn last week. It was 5 stars from the moment we walked in the front door. The staff was superb. They greeted us with warm smiles everytime we saw them. The food at breakfast and dinner was world class. We ate in a beautiful dining area looking out at the mountains. The first morning our table looked out over some bird feeders and they had a card on the table to show us what birds were there. The rooms were awesome. We stayed in the Holly cabin. The bed was amazing ( and beds on the road usually are not). Everything was the most comfortable ever ( the bed, the sheets, the comforter, the pillows etc. We enjoyed sitting in front of our fireplace, sitting out on our screened in porch, or sitting in the steam/sauna shower in our room. We had great wifi, but no TV which was a blessing. We had quite a library in the room, but also a great library in the main building with loads of books to choose from. There was a massive TV room in the main building with board games, pool table and many things to do . There were hiking trails, etc. You could be active, or just take time to truly rest and relax. There was original art and photos beautifully displayed. The Spa was also wonderful. We enjoyed a couples massage. Saluda was also wonderful....everyone was so friendly and everywhere we went, we felt at home. The Orchard Inn made this the best vacation we have had in a long time. We are definitely going back. We want to try it out at least every season and probably more often that that. A beautiful facility and the best staff we have encountered in a long time. We were treated like old friends or family...not just guests.
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Date of stay: February 2022
Room Tip: The main building is awesome as was our cottage/cabin ( The Holly)
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Response from Marc Blazar, Owner at Orchard Inn & Spa
Responded May 10, 2022
Robert - thank you for your kind remarks. They are very much appreciated! We look forward to your next visit.
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Robert S wrote a review Feb 2022
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This was our fist venture for an extended trip since Covid. We chose to return to Orchard Inn and were pleased to stay in Mountainview West. The view from the balcony was amazing with the fall colors still prevalent. Better yet, was the food, service and dining experience. Dinner at Newman's is not to be missed. We look forward to our next visit to Orchard Inn.
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Date of stay: November 2021
sue h wrote a review Oct 2021
Durham, North Carolina32 contributions6 helpful votes
We had planned on viewing the brilliant display of autumn leaves on the weekend of October 18. Unfortunately, we were a week or two early. However, we discovered a fabulous inn, tucked away in the Blue Ridge. When we arrived, we were greeted by two very friendly boxers. The inn is very well kept and appointed. Both check in and check out were very friendly and efficient. Upon our arrival, we were given a tour of our quaint, cute, cottage. It was decorated in Appalachian style, with a four poster bed. Unfortunately, the bed was hard as a rock! However, the room was very cozy, with a fireplace and a spacious bathroom with hot running water, and a large hot tub. There was no TV or refrigerator. But who comes to watch TV? There is a deck , with a spectacular view of the Appalachians at sunrise. We were treated to a delicious breakfast surrounded by large windows, showing the breathtaking mountain view. Dinner is served also. We felt completely at home on our getaway! We’re looking forward to next year!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Very handicap friendly
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Goldie wrote a review Oct 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina13 contributions15 helpful votes
Our COTTAGE was awesome....we had an amazing porch overlooking the property- it was quiet...private and so so relaxing. Service was fabulous.. we got to take in the new and amazing dining area with views and the sounds of nature. Our dinner at Newmans was everything we hoped it would be- as was the breakfast...we had a large group for dinner and the timing and service was perfect. We cannot wait to go back... thanks Orchard Inn for a great weekend
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the grounds are great
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tgrdvrmd wrote a review Oct 2021
Columbia, South Carolina716 contributions206 helpful votes
My wife & I returned for our second visit to the Orchard Inn and it was wonderful. The wine bar and wine list are phenomenal. Our room, #10, was fine, with a queen size bed.and a tub/shower. The breakfast was great, on the veranda with really nice views. The restaurant, Newman’s, is 5 star & reviewed on another site. The staff is wonderful, with excellent service . There are enough things to do in the Saluda-Tryon area so you won’t be bored. This is a great getaway and really there were zero negatives. We look forward to returning.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
mariahbay wrote a review Sep 2021
Heath, Texas228 contributions139 helpful votes
Beautiful location, Serene surroundings and the mellowest four-footed greeters thrown in. Can recommend the Paulownia Cottage for gorgeous sunsets and sunrises. Bedding included a great mattress and bamboo sheets; we’re converts. The cottage needed maintenance attention to a couple of things, but we would select it again. The Included breakfast was served in an open concept venue with 270-degree views. A great way to start the day.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Orchard Inn & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Orchard Inn & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Pearson's Falls Glen (0.8 miles), Pearson's Falls (0.9 miles), and Thompson's Store (0.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Orchard Inn & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Orchard Inn & Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a fireplace, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Orchard Inn & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Orchard Inn & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Orchard Inn & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Newman's, Purple Onion, and Wildflour Bakery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Orchard Inn & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Orchard Inn & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Orchard Inn & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Orchard Inn & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (7.3 miles).
Does Orchard Inn & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.