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An elegant mountain retreat near Asheville, local wineries, scenic waterfalls, the Blue Ridge Parkway the Flat Rock Playhouse & the Biltmore Estate. Golfers have exclusive access to Kenmure Country Club in Flat Rock. Exciting kayaking, river rafting, biking, hiking and fly fishing. Affordable rooms upstairs in the Inn, intimate cottages with fireplaces & jacuzzi tubs, & beautiful gardens make it perfect for romantic weekends, family reunions, girlfriend getaways, or destination weddings. A private entertainment room downstairs is ideal for small corporate meetings & executive retreats. Sumptuous breakfasts and fine dining restaurant with Saluda's best view, featuring local organic always creative gourmet fare. Extensive private reserve wine list. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and member of Select Registry.
4.8 on December 25, 2014
Thanks to all of you, We spend the Thanksgiving weekend here and that was the best ever.
5 on December 22, 2014
Our family has been gathering at the Orchard Inn for over a decade. The past 4 years we've been meeting up for their Annual Dickens Dinner and having an early Christmas. The Inn never disappoints. The hosts are welcoming, the atmosphere charming and the food is fantastic. Marc and Marianne go out of their way to make us feel like family. The place is clean as a whistle and beds comfortable. We look forward to returning in 2015.
5 on November 18, 2014
What a picturesque occasion! Marc and Marianne welcomed my beautiful wife and I so warmly as they hosted our wedding ceremony. The brisk weather and reminisce of the light snow that crept across the mountains the night before did not halt the accommodations that were set for us. Every last minute detail, itinerary, even meals were so graciously arranged to make our special day run so untroubled and without worry. “So relaxing and peaceful” were the perfect words our 6 year old stated as we read a book and enjoyed the toasty fireplace inside the cozy ‘Boxwood’ cabin. Marianne and her staff put together a fantastic dinner and breakfast menu. The food was exceptional and the service to match. They provided for us a deliciously beautiful wedding cake and sweet sparkling cider to toast our love and joyous future together. Sally, Grayson and I cannot wait to make this an annual destination where intimacy is complimented so perfectly by the splendid surrounding and generous hosts. Thank-you Marc and Marianne!
4.4 on October 28, 2014
We were in the Saluda area for cycling and were delighted to find this gorgeous Inn. Marc and Marianne were so welcoming and accommodating. The room out to the front porch was lovely and had everything we could want. Breakfast was amazing with a great view of the mountains. Dinner was simple delicious! Hope it will not be long before we return to this gem!
5 on October 28, 2014
WOW! This last visit was as enjoyable and relaxing as the first. We planned our trip in May as we were checking out from our first visit. The plan was to take in the fall colors.....it seems we were about a week early. That didn't matter however, as the relaxing atmosphere and sheer beauty of the setting easily makes up for missing colors. It starts with the innkeepers, Marc& Marianne, but EVERY person that is part of The Orchard Inn treats you as though you were their only guest.. In a paragraph it would be impossible to describe the food and service....simply stated, OUTSTANDING! Bryan & Becky
5 on October 17, 2014
What a very special place to spend fall days in the mountains. Warm and inviting atmosphere, friendly innkeepers, and delicious food. Can't wait to return.
5 on August 10, 2014
We recently visited the Inn for a family reunion. My Husband and I stayed in the main house with a portion of our family, and the family also rented a portion of the cabins. The rooms were great! the service impeccable. Marc and Marianne ensured every detail was taken care of. Not only did they provide amazing service at the inn, they also offered suggestions for hikes, shopping, resteraunts etc!
5 on August 04, 2014
A lovely clean, comfortable, stress free place in the middle of "God's country". We so enjoyed our stay we are giving our Mom who will turn 89 in October a night at the Inn for her birthday! With the confidence that this lovely Inn will be a sweet sweet memory for her. Thank you Orchard Inn!
5 on July 19, 2014
I recently had the good fortune to spend a number of nights at the Inn while on an extended business project in the area. Truly a wonderful experience with wonderful people. When I was a lad, my family had a summer place in the Catskill mountains with the same type of porch and rooms. The atmosphere and the ambiance brought me back to that era and has added years to my life. Go and enjoy yourself, the Inn, the neighboring towns, the mountains. It will stay with you.
4.8 on July 12, 2014
This place is outstanding, from the warm welcome you are greeted with as you enter to the refreshing breakfast in the morning. I arrived on the evening of the Belmont Stakes. All the guests congregated to the lower level to watch the horse race. We got a betting pool together and I won. The main level is huge and very inviting. The scenery from the dining area is breathtaking. What a relaxing time I had.
Queen bed, sitting area, fireplace, phone, whirlpool tub, separate shower, private screened in porch.
Queen Room - Upstairs
Queen bed, sitting area, phone, steam shower and whirlpool bath, fireplace, and private access to porch.
King bed, sitting area, fireplace, phone, extra bedroom with a twin bed, large deck.
Queen bed, jacuzzi tub for two, gas fireplace with sitting area, pet friendly, private deck with view of garden and mountains.
King bed, separate living area, fireplace, phone, steam shower and whirlpool bath, porch.
Two story private home nestled in the woods with 1 King size bedroom downstairs and upstairs bedroom with 2 Queen beds, 2 full baths, plus 2 Twins in upstairs loft, so can sleep up to 8. Living room, dining room, full kitchen, large gas fireplace, screened in porch and private deck.
Room 1 - Upstairs as a private bathroom with shower and tub. They all have individually controlled thermostats in the bedroom as well as bathroom.
Queen bed. Corner more spacious room with view facing West and front of the Inn
Queen bed with private bathroom. View faces East overlooking the Warrior Mountains.
Queen bed with private bathroom. View faces West and the front of the Inn.
Queen bed. View faces East overlooking the Warrior Mountains.
Queen bed. Interior room facing West and the front of the Inn.
Twin beds that can be made up as a king. More spacious corner room facing East overlooking the Warrior Mountains.
King bed. Corner more spacious room facing West overlooking the front of the Inn.
Countryside, Mountains, Small town
Asheville, NC (AVL) 20 miles
Exit 59 off Interstate 26. Go south on Ozone Dr. for 2.5 mi. Make left at intersection with Rt 176 - .5 mi. on the right to Orchard Inn Lane.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Golf - membership with private club, Kayaking, River Rafting, Zip Lining, Biking, Hiking, Fly Fishing, Equestrian events, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, In-room internet, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, TV Video games, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board
Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Whitewater Rafting
Marc & Marianne Blazar
English, French, German, Italian
Cats , Dogs
Marianne, from Vienna, Austria and Marc, from Providence, RI forged a star crossed partnership while chartering their sailboats in the Virgin Islands in 1978. They have traveled the world as corporate event photographers and ultimately found their dream B&B in the tiny town of Saluda, NC. Marianne is chef exraordinaire while Marc is Maitre'D, Sommelier, and Director of Maintenance. They are most gracious hosts.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian