The Orchard Inn Reviews


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

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Fantastic Epicurean experience

5 on August 24, 2017

Very friendly innkeepers and very exquisite cuisine which is a sybaritic experience. Highly recommended.

Charming B&B

4.8 on August 22, 2017

We've stayed here previously, driving only about 25 minutes from our home to arrive yet it's as if we've gone many more miles for the peace and quiet we experience whenever we stay at The Orchard Inn. The large Inn, which has a few rooms and where the dining is located, is beautiful and very comfortable.The individual cabins provide even more privacy....the food is fabulous and so are the hosts!

Real romantic gem in the mountains

4.4 on August 14, 2017

Beautiful old inn in the mountains. Staff was more than helpful, provided a charcuterie plate since we arrived very late due to weather problems despite it being after hours. Having a restaurant on site is a big plus. Having a bar open late is even a bigger plus. Rooms do not have TV's, but were not missed. One of the best B&B stays we've ever had.

Peace & Tranquility

5 on May 24, 2017

This was our first stay at a B & B, and we were pleasantly delighted! Warm and inviting, beautiful view of Mt Pisgah, bed soooooo comfy, breakfast incredibly delicious! We can't wait to come back and bring friends & family!

Wonderful place

4.8 on May 10, 2017

We spent one night at the Orchard Inn on our way from Kentucky to Charleston. The sun was shining and a cool breeze was blowing so we enjoyed wine on the porch before dinner. After a really good four course dinner, we gathered upstairs in a large, comfortable sitting room before bedtime. Our room was very clean and comfortable with a cool breeze. Breakfast the next morning was amazing. You really must try the French toast. WOW. We will definitely stay here again.

wonderful weekend. August 2016

4.8 on April 12, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our 40th anniversary at the inn. We loved our private cabin. Walking the grounds, watching the birds and enjoying the mountain views made the stay so peaceful and relaxed. Dining at the inn was perfect, the food is exceptional, and the hosts were quite engaging. Hope we can return soon.

Repeat Visitors

4.8 on February 17, 2017

We first stayed at the Orchard Inn to attend a wedding in 2007 and have been regulars since then We were a little nervous when the Mark and Marianne bought the Inn from the previous but those concerns vanished after our first visit with them They are continually making refinements without impacting the charm of the Inn. The food was always very good and seems to keep getting better. We spent Thanksgiving there in 2916 and what a great weekend. The Thanksgiving spread was wonderful. TR

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.

A doggie vacation in the mountains

5 on June 16, 2015

We are glad we found The Orchard Inn. What a wonderful B&B and great hosts, Marianne and Marc and of course, Murray. We were made to feel right at home. It was nice that our cottage did not have TV or Wi-Fi although available in the main house. We enjoyed sitting on the deck listening to the birds sing. There were plenty of hostas and tiger lilies all around. The dogs enjoyed the new smells as well as Fergusson wishing he could romp and play with Murray. The "happy egg" breakfasts were probably the best we have had at a B&B as well as the French toast. Their dinning room was closed during the days we were there. Enjoyed eating at the Purple Onion in downtown Saluda. Cute shops to browse in. A return visit is in order. Thank you for a great get away.

Absolutely Beautiful--Delicious Food--Kind, Attentive Hosts--Secluded & Peaceful

4.6 on April 20, 2015

The main building sits on top of a secluded hill, overlooking what is seemingly an untouched foothill/mountain landscape. Beautiful grounds compliment every view you take in. The food is delicious, professionally prepared, and kindly served. You really do get an "escape" when you visit here, and I would encourage anyone and everyone to take an opportunity to visit.

Lovely Easter Weekend

4.6 on April 10, 2015

I am excited for the opportunity to express my husband's and my delight in experiencing a lovely weekend at The Orchard Inn in Saluda NC. The grounds were bursting with spring flowers as we made our way up the drive. We were met by Murray a lively and entertaining Boxer. Marianne lead us up to our room where we found a plate of cookies at our bedside. The first evening we dined at Newman's, the restaurant located there at the inn. We enjoyed an impeccably prepared and served five course dinner including our dessert. And my goodness, the breakfast could not have been any better the next two mornings of our stay. We will definitely look forward to going back!......Angela Fullwood.

Ahhh....relaxing stay

5 on April 10, 2015

very , much enjoyed our two night stay with breakfast, dinner, service (waiters outstanding). our room especially the bed extremely comfortable the best I've had in a long time. Wade and Angie Fullwood

Outstanding views!

5 on April 01, 2015

What an amazing getaway! My husband and I went away for our 1 year wedding anniversary. This house is nestled in the mountains with great views. The hosts were friendly and the food was outstanding! They also have dogs and a cat which make an animal lover like me smile. The rooms were very clean and the sheets are absolutely amazing! Definitely would recommend it and would go back!

Lovely inn and even lovelier hosts

5 on March 06, 2015

We enjoyed the privacy of one of the cottages. Breakfast was delicious both mornings! The host took a studio quality photo of us upon our departure. Loved our time at the Orchard Inn!

Outstanding Getaway

5 on March 04, 2015

My wife and I stayed at the Orchard Inn in Saluda, NC for the first time in February 2015; it was everything I had heard it was and more. The owners make you feel so welcome. The inn is quaint and the rooms are comfortable. The food is superb. Breakfast comes with the cost of the room, and the meal overlooking the mountains is so good and such an offering we went without lunch. We had such a fabulous time at the inn we have made reservations to return this December. The town of Saluda has some great places to eat as well, and the townspeople are so nice. For those who like antiques, etc. the town of Landrum is not far away. The Orchard Inn is a must.


4.8 on December 25, 2014

Thanks to all of you, We spend the Thanksgiving weekend here and that was the best ever.

Almost Heaven - North Carolina

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.

"Relaxing and peaceful"

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!

Wonderful & Relaxing

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!

2nd visit and certainly not our last!

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 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

Fall Pleasure

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.

Family Reunion

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!

Truly a special place

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.

a place to relax

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.

Amazing Place!

5 on May 14, 2014

What a superb two-day get-away! The feeling of being a world away from the hustle-bustle is real, and yet you are only minutes away from the charming community of Saluda, and just a short drive to Pearson Falls, historic Tryon and Hendersonville. The owners Marc & Marianne are warm and gracious hosts who know how to make you feel special and welcome in their home. We can hardly wait for our next visit!


5 on April 06, 2014

We spent 2-great days at The Orchard Inn this past week and had a very enjoyable time. The location was perfect and the view was breath taking. The rooms were great and the breakfasts were most enjoyable, Needless to say, a great time was had by all.

Remarkable bed and breakfast

5 on April 05, 2014

Marc and Marianne provided gracious hospitality, calling us by name during our stay. A scrumptious breakfast was served each morning with delicious snacks available in the afternoons. The setting of the inn afforded wonderful views of sunrises over the mountains. It is a wonderful place for a great get away without a long drive from Atlanta.

Great weekend!

5 on April 04, 2014

This is our 2nd visit here and it won't be our last. Wonderful relaxing time with friends.We are looking to return this November. If you have the time then I'd recommend making use of the spa services, great massage and facial. The food is exceptional.

Great Inn

5 on March 17, 2014

We loved our stay.Everything was great,

Great B &B . We've already made reservations for next T'giving!

5 on December 23, 2013

Wouldn't change a thing!!!!

Great little cabin in the woods!

5 on November 27, 2013

My husband and I stayed in the "pet friendly" cottage because our trip was planned at the last minute, and it was the only one available. We couldn't tell there had ever been a pet in it. It was clean, cozy and romantic. We have stayed in several B&Bs, and this was our favorite so far. Breakfast was delicious, and the hosts are warm and welcoming. I would love to go back often and expect we will.

Relaxing and romantic

5 on November 17, 2013

I wish there was a six star valuation. The Orchard Inn is beautiful, and Marc and Marianne are wonderful hosts. Our stay was relaxing, stress free and rejuvenating. We would highly recommend this experience to everyone. The morning breakfast was delicious. Our dinner there was outstanding. The views from the Inn are just beautiful. The service and amenities are impeccable. Will definitely go back.

A Phenomenal Stay

4.6 on November 05, 2013

From the moment we stepped onto the covered veranda and through the doorway of this B&B, we felt welcomed and relaxed. Marc and Marianne are the consummate hosts and make every guest feel like family. The large, well-appointed first floor is cozy and inviting. The dining area overlooks the garden and bird-feeders, with the mountains in the near distance. The breakfast and dinner was divine, with the baked goods being my personal highlight thanks to Marianne. The room was well-appointed and the bed was soft and cozy (and yummy baked treats await you on your nightstand). Without a doubt, I would return to this inn in the future.

Best room - Keeping Room!! Love it!!

5 on October 18, 2013

We've been coming here for over 10 years. Every time is a fantastic experience. The breakfasts are great. I especially like the Keeping room as it has own entrance to the porch. We always eat dinner at the Inn on Saturday night & it is always great

Relaxing Stay with Great Views

4.8 on September 14, 2013

We loved staying at this B&B for a few nights. Beautiful views, great breakfast, and welcoming hosts. Can't wait to visit again!

Best B&B

5 on September 14, 2013

Peaceful, quiet, clean, delicious, restful......Wish we could have stayed longer.

Warm and Inviting

4.8 on September 13, 2013

We decided to spend a weekend at the Orchard Inn after my husband surprised me with an anniversary dinner there the previous week. We opted for the Twin Poplar cottage so that we could bring our two small dogs. The cottage is absolutely adorable and had a wonderfully HUGE bathroom and equally huge tub. Marc and Marianne are fantastic hosts and we (including our doggies) felt very welcome. The food was delicious and we got to enjoy it while watching the birds, squirrels and butterflies outside the dining room windows, which have a gorgeous view of the property. We also enjoyed meeting our two canine hosts, Rocco and Murray, two very charming boxers. We definitely recommend this place.

Wonderful, restful mountain retreat

5 on September 07, 2013

My wife and I have stayed several times, most recently for our anniversary. The lobby and porch are inviting, the food is delicious, and the scenery is majestic. Marc and Marianne are gracious hosts. I enjoy rising early and watching the sunrise.

Perfect spot for a quiet getaway!

4.8 on July 25, 2013

The Inn and hosts were fabulous and so friendly! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely retreat and hope to visit again very soon.


5 on July 17, 2013

From the entrance view of The Orchard Building, to the nice "living room," and the entrancing view from the "dining room, over the mountains, the initial impression was outstanding. The cottage was full comfort, even as the rain fell upon the tin stack of the fireplace. The meals were gourmet; Marianne was so cordial, Marc so ready to be of help to guests. That sounds outstanding to me. Alan Elmore

Charming Inn in a Beautiful Setting

5 on July 10, 2013

We had a lovely time at the Orchard Inn in Saluda, NC. The owners were excellent hosts. They made us feel welcome without ever interrupting our privacy. The inn is handsome with a large central room where we felt comfortable hanging out and visiting. The front porch with its many rocking chairs is charming, as is the breakfast porch where we enjoyed views of the mountains in the distance. The breakfast offerings were ample and delicious. The garden and grounds are quite special and the bedrooms were simple, but very comfortable. We would highly recommend this inn.

A Great Place for Events Big and Small!

4.8 on July 08, 2013

May before last my wife and I were married at The Orchard Inn. It was not long into our initial visit at the Orchard Inn that we were quite sure that it was the "right place". From a financial perspective we felt it was a good deal compared to other places that had a lot of "add on" charges. In terms of the Orchard Inn's capacity and unique characteristics it fit the bill rather nicely. We wanted a small, intimate setting that was special and would set the right mood for our celebration. It had to be special -- kind of classy, but not uptight and pretentious. The Orchard Inn is very nice, but not overly formal or "stuffy". Part of the appeal of the place are its owners Marc and Marianne -- two lovely people who you can tell really care about their property, their work, and meeting guests' needs. They had us come up one afternoon for a wine tasting and time during which we could plan a menu and schedule. It was all very enjoyable and we didn't feel like we were conducting business. Another strong point (if you should choose the Orchard for a wedding) is the deck and its incredible mountain range view. The reception and dinner were fabulous (you must order the freshly caught mountain trout). Marianne, is a five star chef! Marc is quite a photographer, should you need those services. We stayed in one of the cottages (the term is not quite apt for so nice a space). It has a big jacuzzi tub, small living room area with fireplace, private screened in porch overlooking the mountains, and a very comfortable bedroom appointed very tastefully. If you're looking for a romantic space you'll find no better. Our wedding guests were all very impressed and said the Orchard Inn sort of framed who we are in terms of our taste, style, and attitude toward life. They liked their rooms (in the inn) and cottages. Many expressed an interest in returning for vacations. My wife and I returned this past May for our first anniversary and hope to do every year.

Great Get-away

5 on July 02, 2013

This is a superb B&B. The room as clean and neat with a great view of the mountains--just turn off the AC, open the window, and sleep like a lamb with the cool mountain breeze. Breakfast was elegant and one of the best we have enjoyed. There are two boxers (dogs) on the property--just loving and friendly and absolutely no problem. We have been staying in B&B's when we travel for the past 20+ years (several times a year) and this rates in the top 90%. We will return. Host and hostess (owners) were delightful and very helpful. Will & Mary

Excellent service! Very neat property with 360 degree views.

4.6 on June 05, 2013

Highly recommended bed and breakfast if you want to get away for the weekend. The service was excellent; don't come if you don't like dogs. There are two boxers who will greet you as soon as you arrive. The breakfast was one of the best I have had at any B & B. The common area (gathering) rooms downstairs were so well laid out, and I cannot say enough about the views, etc.

Mountain Magic

5 on May 25, 2013

We recently spent two nights at the Orchard Inn. Marianne, Marc and their staff are warm and welcoming. They make you feel like old friends who are visiting in their home. We can't say enough about the delicious breakfasts or the afternoon cookies. The rooms are comfortable and cozy all with private baths on suite. We have stayed at this B &B several times and always come away happy with our choice.

Anniversary Celebration

4.6 on May 24, 2013

We picked this for it's proximity to Ashville and the Biltmore Estate. We also found a wonderful waterfall and a quaint little historic town in Saluda. The Inn was wonderful and had a great view of the mountains from our room and outside deck. The breakfasts were incredible and we only wish our stay included the weekend so we could try their dinners. I'm sure we missed some great meals. Next time we'll stay on a weekend. Definitely will return to this beautiful Inn in the mountains!!

Wonderful location

4.8 on May 04, 2013

The Inn has a wonderful view from the breakfast/dining room over the Blue Ridge mountains. The atmosphere of the whole inn lends itself to instant relaxation; cookies and tea by the log fire or a glass of wine from the bar or a cigar on the front deck. The owners are gracious and helpful.

Wonderful experience!

5 on May 01, 2013

We were only there for one night but definitely want to return and stay longer! The inn was clean, comfortable and charming. Our breakfast was delicious and the service and attention to detail were outstanding! Highly recommend the Orchard Inn!

An oasis of peace & serenity

4.8 on April 17, 2013

My wife & I were passing through the area at the end of March and found this wonderful inn by chance. What a unexpected gem of a B&B! Charming and accommodating hosts, excellent amenities, and superb breakfast & staff. We loved the views & touring the surrounding area. One of the boxers just couldn't get enough of playing fetch while we explored the trails around the property. Would recommend this delightful property to anyone coming this way.

Anniversary Celebration

5 on April 12, 2013

We wanted someplace special to celebrate our 45th Wedding Annivrsary where we could relax and be totally pampered. The Orchard Inn was everything we hoped for and more! We stayed in The Keeping Room which gave us the privacy we needed without being far from all the amenities of the B & B. We had our own entrance to the beautiful front porch filled with comfy sofas and rocking chairs. The steam shower was to "die for"! Marianne and Marc, along with their staff were very gracious. The breakfasts were a culinary experience with everything fresh from the farm to the table. Dinner at the Inn is a MUST! Marianne is truly a Master Chef! We enjoyed dining in the sun room overlooking the breathtaking view of the mountains and watching all the colorful finches enjoying the numerous bird feeders. This Inn is definitely a "FIRST CLASS" B & B without being "Stuffy"! Be prepared to be greeted with wagging tails from Roxy and Murray! We both look forward to our next stay at the Orchard Inn. Thank you Marc and Marianne for making our Anniversary special!

Tops our list of B&Bs

5 on April 08, 2013

We have been frequenting B&Bs in our travels around the country for the last twelve years or so, and the Orchard Inn is the best of them all. The great room with its impressive fireplace is welcoming and comfortable. Our room was very nice, and the breakfast was absolutely delicious. The Inn has a million-dollar view. It is a great place to relax.

A Delightful Experience

5 on March 27, 2013

I decided to book a visit to a bed and breakfast in our area for my husband's 70th birthday. Everything was absolutely perfect from the moment of our arrival to the time of departure. The hosts are friendly, Roco, Murray and Nelson,their pets are adorable and the food was outstanding. We will definitely return.

A great get-away spot!

4.8 on March 25, 2013

We spent our wedding anniversary at the Orchard Inn and could not have picked a better spot. The inn sits atop a mountain with beautiful views to the east and south. The sunrise out of the window of our cozy bedroom was spectacular! Marc and Marianne make everyone feel right at home and Marianne's meals are to die for! Whether you are coming for a night or a week, you will love The Orchard Inn.

A Great Surprise!

5 on March 18, 2013

Our family has been going to other B&B in Saluda for years and a last second trip we needed to seek an alternative spot and The Orchard Inn amazed us! The views, the cottage, the breakfast, the Boxer's Marco & Murry and the hospitality were just outstanding! Looking forward to going back soon!

We Keep Coming Back

5 on March 18, 2013

My wife and I have been coming here ever since the late 70's and the current inn keepers are the best. They make us feel as if we are visiting in thier home. We look forard to our times here for rest and relaxation and a little wine on the porch.

Wonderful weekend

5 on March 11, 2013

We spent the past weekend at The Orchard Inn and had a lovely time. Marc and Marianne clearly take great pride in the inn and it shows. This was our first B&B experience so we were not sure what to expect. We were very pleasantly surprised and pleased with our choice. The inn was clean and "homey" and the food was absolutley fabulous. Everything was fresh and much of it locally produced. The community (Saluda) is so quaint and made for strolling. We had a nice meal "in town" but our best dinner was at The Orchard Inn. Not to be missed! Highly recommend The Orchard Inn!

Cozy mountain getaway

4.6 on March 08, 2013

We enjoyed a relaxing 2 night stay and were very impressed with the service, cleanliness, and the amazing gourmet breakfasts! The location is right in the heart of a quaint mountain town and is only a short drive up to Asheville and many other attractions. There are some modern amenaties, such as wifi and a large TV (downstairs), but the appeal for us was the chance to escape from the business of life and spend a few days of quiet relaxation in the mountains. Marc and Marianne provided just that at the Orchard Inn.

Our getaways

5 on February 18, 2013

My husband and I have been staying at this inn for about five years. We absolutely love it. The rooms are nice and clean, and we enjoy the mountain view from our room. The breakfast is delicious with fresh eggs and top rated bacon or sausgae! The granola is one of my favorites.Eating breakfast and enjoying the beautiful view is one of our highlights of staying there. We got to see lots of different birds when we were there last weekend. Marc and Marianne make you feel so at home even though they only see us a time or two a year. The great room is perfect for visiting with other guests. It is very quiet there so great sleeping-no motel doors slamming, people making noise, etc. Since we do not get to travel much, we always look forward to our vist to the mountains and staying at the inn.

Terrific time!

5 on February 10, 2013

We recently spent two nights at the Orchard Inn. What a great experience. The Inn is so comfortable and warm feeling. Marianne and Marc are wonderful owners and hosts. Very accomodating and helpful. The food was outstanding. Absolutely zero complaints and we hope to stay there again next year.

Old friends at The Orchard Inn

5 on February 10, 2013

We planned a 2 night getaway for a group of old friends. There were 18 of us so we had the whole inn. Everyone just loved it and couldn't stop thanking us. The innkeepers, Marc and Marianne, were wonderful to work with and so hospitable. We had dinner there one night...the beef tenderloin and crab cakes were fabulous and the presentation was just lovely. Marianne is an excellent cook and the gourmet breakfasts were a real treat! The setting for the inn is beautiful and so are the rooms. You can't go wrong staying in any one of them. We highly recommend The Orchard will love it! Tom & Anne

The Orchard Inn

5 on February 08, 2013

More than we could hope for.....Meals #1. Marc and Marianne (the Inn's Host and Owners) met our every needs. Rooms so very comfortable as well as every aspect of the Inn. The Great room was an ideal area for our group to visit. Television and pool table in a grams room downstairs. A beautiful view when eating meals. I have been going with a group for around 20 years...this is the best yet....

Consistently great place to visit!

5 on January 06, 2013

We enjoy returning for New Years' Eve every year, and also find the inn charming in the warmer months as well. From the friendly, personal greetings and way of just making things fabulous, to the use of local, organic ingredients, the loving care with which the inn is run is always there. Breakfasts and dinners and very nicely done and just plain great!

New Years at the Orchard Inn

5 on January 06, 2013

This was our 4th year enjoying a 2- night stay at the Orchard Inn over News Years. The Inn is so lovely, warm and inviting, and the rooms well-appointed with every detail to maximum comfort! The Innkeepers, Marc and Marianne Blazer, are superb, and Marianne is a gourmet cook, so meals are divine!! We loved every minuit of our stay, and will return as often as we can! Dr. and Mrs. John Rowell Greenville, South Carolina

Anniversary Weekend

4.6 on November 21, 2012

We had a romantic and peaceful anniversary weekend at The Orchard Inn, we stayed in the Pawlonia Cottage, complete with a 4 poster bed and a fireplace to take away the morning chill. The view from our deck was amazing. And the food! Beautifully prepared and presented, it was a great time. And though only 45 minutes from home, it was a world away.

The Best Anniversary!

5 on November 19, 2012

We had a lovely fall Anniversary weekend at The Orchard Inn. Charming cottage with amazing views and comfy four poster bed, complete with fireplace to take off the autumn chill. The food was fine cuisine, well presented and delicious. We enjoyed the company of the friendly welcoming dogs as well. We look forward to ouyr next trip back, only 45 minutes from homer, but a world away!

Orchard Inn is Wonderful

5 on November 15, 2012

Our first visit at the Orchard Inn was absolutely wonderful! In spite of a power outage caused by hurricane Sandy, Marc & Marianne effortlessly saw to everyone's comfort, the Inn was warm and cozy with fireplaces blazing and the homemade cookies were amazing! We can't wait to go back, hopefully for one of their Dicken's Dinners at Christmas!

A North Carolina visit for a wedding in the area

5 on October 20, 2012

The owners did everything possible to make our visit a very special one and the staff followed their lead. No five star restaurant where we have dined has had better food (both breakfast and dinner). Our entire group enjoyed everything about the location and our experience.

The most peaceful escape

4.8 on September 23, 2012

Everything about this place was amazing- our room smelt of gardenias picked from the garden, the food was incredible, the views are epic, the wildlife instruction specific and the dogs very welcoming. Our 2 year old daughter slept like a log in the peace and quiet and mountain air. Marianne and her staff were so thoughtful and aim to make every guest's stay calm and cool- a true retreat.

Wonderful weekend get away spot in NC mountains

5 on September 10, 2012

The Orchard Inn is a Bed and Breakfast nestled in the small town of Saluda, NC that is in a class by itself. The innkeepers, Marc and Marianne Blazer, are the epitome of perfect innkeepers. They absolutely have made the OI a true destination. Marianne is a phenomenal gourment chef and she prepares mouth-watering dinners Thursday - Saturday evenings. Everything from fresh NC mountain trout to wild mushroom ravioli to weiner schnitzel (both veal and chicken) to tenderloin of beef with sauteed onions to veal is scrumptious. The OI special salad and associated dressing is a one of a kind. Homemade soups and desserts also accompany every dinner. Breakfast meals are also fit for the Foodie as Marianne shares her Austrian roots in some of her favorite dishes. The setting for the dining area faces the mountains and the OI garden is filled with beautiful flowers and six bird feeders that draw more gold finches than I have ever seen. Marc and Marianne want to ensure that your every need is met, They comfort and look after your every need. My parents were also there with us and they stayed Sunday evening - since no dinner was served - Marianne made them a special picnic basket with everything they could possibly want. They said it was lovely. The Inn also serves beer and wine - a nice wine list is available - however - you may also bring your own bottle for a minimal corking charge. All the rooms in the Inn have private baths and tastefully decorated. There are also 4 or 5 cottages available that may provide more privacy if desired. Complete with two Boxers, Murray and Rocco, and a Siamese Cat, Newman, it is the perfect weekend getaway for anyone!

Scenic and Elegant

4.8 on September 09, 2012

What a treasure so close to our home! We frequently stay in bed and breakfasts and this one is our favorite to date! Tranquil and elegant. We were made to feel right at home. Breathtaking scenery and mouthwatering delicious food. We look forward to a return visit. You will not be disappointed with the Orchard Inn!!

Wonderful Anniversary Getaway!

5 on August 12, 2012

What a wonderful find and exceptional service. We were offered free champagne in our room for our anniversary since the dining room was not operating that evening. Beautiful rooms and wonderful views, well kept grounds and a nice nature trail. We would definitely return and recommend it to friends. Oh yes, great breakfast!


4.8 on June 21, 2011

An ideal spot to relax, and to use as a base from which to explore the surrounding area. Friendly & helpful hosts, great cooking, beautiful grounds, clean & attractive rooms and common areas.

An idyllic spot

5 on May 22, 2011

Just returned from a 3 night stay at this Inn. If you are looking to escape to a tranquil spot in the foothills of the Shenandoah Mountains, this is it. The location is ideal, not far from Asheville , and beautiful trails and great golf. The cottages are immaculate and well appointed. The food was first class as was the hospitality of the innkeepers and staff. Highly recommended

this was a 10+

4.0 on May 19, 2011

From the minute I arrived, I felt like I was in my summer camp!. Old Orchard Innkeepeers, Marc and Marianne Blazar, treated us like royalty. The private cottage we stayed in was extraordinary(especially the huge tub). Having been in the restaurant and catering business for 20 years, I am fairly critical on the food and service aspect. The fresh laid organic eggs, the private blend roasted coffee, fresh caught trout and house made crabcakes, all prepared by Chef Marianne, far exceeded my expectations..The hospitality...truly warm and genuine. You can tell when people love what they are doing, when you feel really comfortable from the start. Its fair to say that Orchard Inn Saluda is a must stay. Tell them that K61 sent you..My guess is that you will get the royal treatment...just like we did!

It Doesn't Get Better

5 on May 19, 2011

After spending a long spring weekend at the Orchard Inn the only question we had was....why didn't we do this sooner. Typically your vision for a country inn is better than the reality. In this case, it was the opposite.

The Orchard Inn


  • Nightly Rate $145 - $300
  • Reviews (85) 4.9
  • Rooms 14
  • Accepts Gift Cards

Contact Innkeeper

  • Phone 1-8287495471
  • Toll free 1-8005813800
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