The Orchard Inn

100 Orchard Inn Lane Hwy 176, Saluda, NC 28773 USA (Show map)

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About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining5.0

Weekend Bliss

5 on September 01, 2016

While exhibiting at the horse park in Tryon North Carolina, my Daughter and I were lucky enough to stay at the beautiful Orchard Inn for two magnificent weekends in July. Even though our flights got us into the Inn very very late we were welcomed with charming rooms, fresh baked sweets and a lovely glass of wine to take the edge off of our late night journey. Meeting Marianne and Marc the next morning was only outdone by the magnificent breakfast we enjoyed while gazing out over the many birds, flowers and mountains. The Inn is beautifully maintained and offers such charming common areas to either sit back and relax meet new friends over a drink at the lovely bar or even try your skills at a game of pool. One night we played a board game on the outside patio by candlelight!!! If your travels take you near Saluda you will be very happy you stayed at the Orchard Inn ¿


Incredible service at an incredible location

5 on June 23, 2016

We recently stayed here during Father's Day weekend. As Tesla owners, we originally opted for this property as they were listed on Tesla's website as a location with a destination charger where we could charge our car overnight. We were so pleasantly surprised by the incredible hospitality of both the inn keeper and the owners Marc and Marianne. They went above and beyond in making us feel at home and even prepared us food more than an hour after the kitchen had closed! That kind of service is not something you can find every day. The location was nestled in the heart of the mountains on NC with a spectacular views all around. The prices were very reasonable and the property was as charming as ones you see in magazines. We will definitely be back! Thanks Marc and Marianne!


A wonderful retreat

3.8 on May 26, 2016

An outstanding location, views across the mountains were exceptional, watching the wildlife whilst dining and attentive hosts


A wonderful get-away

4.2 on December 30, 2015

Breakfasts were amazing, setting was beautiful - will definitely return!


Wonderful Mountain Inn

5 on December 26, 2015

We come back again & again to celebrate special occasions. The accomadations are first class, the atmosphere peaceful and relaxing and the breakfasts great. Marianne and Marc are gracious hosts who always do their best for you. Jerry & Janet Simpsonville, SC


Thanksgiving get away

4.8 on December 09, 2015

Absolutely a wonderful experience. We enjoyed celebrating Thanksgiving at this beautiful place. The Breakfasts were outstanding and the evening meals at the on sight restaurant were second to none. We definately will return and highly recommend. If you are connectivity junky I recommend you book a room in the main house as the cottages are without internet service.


etaway in the mountains

4.8 on November 09, 2015

Our visit to the Orchard Inn was in the fall and we were fortunate to get to enjoy hospitality that exceeded our expectations in every way and enjoy some great fall views. Marc and Marianne really go out of their way to be accommodating.. Food was more than superb in choice as well as quality. We will want to return


Elegant & Unforgettable...

5 on November 07, 2015

Elegant is a perfect word for The Orchard Inn AND gracious is the perfect word for Innkeepers Marc & Marianne & staff. My friend & I cannot wait to get back to this wonderful & peaceful retreat. Everything was perfect & food was outstanding! Thank you for this unforgettable experience & we'll see you again - SOON!!!


Great place

4.8 on November 02, 2015

The hosts, Marc and Maryanne, were to us, what made the place outstanding! They can't be beat in hospitality, service, and genuine niceness! The boxer dog was also welcoming! Always with his huge stick for you to try and capture it! The breakfast was the highlight, served on the veranda, spotless linen, wonderful food and the view, of course outstanding. The lovely old lodge was homey and our cabin great! BJ and JM


A perfect getaway

5 on September 16, 2015

If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing stay coupled with excellent service and wonderful meals, The Orchard Inn fits all these requirements. Marc and Marianne are gracious hosts. The evening meal is expertly prepared and you have a wide range of choices. It is a privilege to be able to visit an Inn which has such a relaxing atmosphere and sleeping with the windows open is a real treat after a summer in SE Georgia.


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Rooms & Rates

Holly Cottage

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Room 4

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 2

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 1

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 7

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Boxwood Cottage

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Room 9

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Laurel Cottage

  • Maximum Capacity: 8
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double , 2 Twin

Room 3

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 8

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Paulownia Cottage

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

The Keeping Room - First Floor Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Room 10

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Twin Poplar Cottage

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town

Airport

Asheville, NC (AVL) 20 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, TV Video games, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 12 years and up welcome in Inn, under 12 Cottages only.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required The Twin poplar Cottage is pet friendly. See pet policy.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on holidays and month of October.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of one night’s rate per room is required at the time of the reservation, for a one to three night stay; for four or more nights and special packages or events, 50% of the total is required a
  • Cancellations: If notification of a cancellation is received at least (14) days prior to the arrival date (30 days notice for certain special packages, events and the month of October), the deposit is refundable less a $35.00 cancellation fee per room. If notification of a cancellation is received (14) days or less prior to the arrival date (30 days notice for certain special packages, events and the month of October), the full amount of the reservation will be charged and is non-refundable. Early departure falls within our cancellation policy. There are no refunds for early departure. We reserve the right to treat a partial cancellation as a cancellation for the entire stay. There is a $35 fee for changing a reservation. Cancellations must be made by phone

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Marc & Marianne Blazar

Languages spoken

English, French, German, Italian

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

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.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30
  • Serving Location: Porch, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian