The Orchard Inn & Spa

Elegant mountain retreat with stunning views, on 12 peaceful acres in the charming town of Saluda.


Elegant mountain retreat with stunning views, on 12 peaceful acres in the charming town of Saluda.

The Orchard Inn
orchard room
orchard living room
orchard event
orchard spa room
orchard view
orchard bird feed
orchard gazebo
orchard cabin





- +

The Basics


Ascending the winding drive, the rest of the world fades away as you approach our elegant mountain retreat. Situated on 12 peaceful acres with stunning views, this full-service Inn and Spa, 30 miles from Asheville, was built in 1926. There are 9 rooms in the Inn plus 5 cottages and 2 luxury suites. Newman's Restaurant has a full bar and indoor or outdoor dining with amazing views. Relax and rejuvenate in our zen-like Spa.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Free Parking
  • Wine/Spirits
  • Fireplaces
  • Spa Services
  • Weddings/Events

In the Know

  • Don't miss a most memorable dining experience at Newman's Restaurant
  • A hike to Pearson Falls is a must-do 

  • The Gorge zip-line adventure is an incredible adrenaline rush and great for all ages
  • Hike to Little Bradley Falls is a do not miss experience

Stay for the Story

Enjoy exceptional service, ultra-luxurious bedding & amenities, and fabulous farm-to-table cuisine. Add a spa and incredible views of the surrounding mountains and "voila" the vision was complete. Unwind, refresh, and be pampered.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Enjoy on-site fine dining at Newman's Restaurant

Check out The Purple Onion for ethnically inspired dishes with an emphasis on the Mediterranean's simple and healthful cuisine

Sip wine at the family run Overmountain Vineyards

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Whitewater raft with Green River Adventures
Visit the iconic Biltmore Mansion
Hike the many trails of DuPont State Recreational Forest

Guest Reviews

The Orchard Inn is the perfect definition of NC Mountain Magic! We have enjoyed dinner at Newman's Restaurant many times and finally decided to enjoy a special weekend in the Mountainview Suite East. It was beyond all our expectations! The views from every window are spectacular and the interior design is so special. The bedding was so soft and comfy that we checked the brand and ordered a set...See More

- Joy King

I have stayed in quite a few nice hotels and bed and breakfast inns in the NC mountains. This was my favorite! The location is superb if you aren't trying too be close to Asheville. We loved the spot on top of the mountain with superb views from our cottage and pretty much any where we were near the Inn. The service was top notch with a lot of...See More

- Tracy Patterson

Simply put: Wow! Over the top! What a find! Nobody cares like an owner cares and that is reflected in the quality of everything you'll find at the Orchard Inn. The owners, Marc and Marianne, and their sons, Adam and Michael, have put their hearts and souls into the Inn. It shows. A new enclosed, heated and toasty warm outdoor, white-table-cloth dining deck looks out on a 290-degree panorama...See More

- Jane Rogers

This is an excellent bed and breakfast. The cabin we were in had a little screened in back porch. The rooms were up dated and very clean. We would definitely go back here for a weekend getaway .

- Candy

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 16

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Rollaway Available, Telephones, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishings

Explore Rooms & Suites
For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Outside Only

Family Friendly: Welcomes children over the age of 12

Learn more

Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast, Dinner

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: Open to the Public

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Complimentary Evening Hors d'oeuvres, Complimentary Snacks, Evening Cocktails, Picnics Available, Special Diets Accommodated

Explore Food & Wine

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: Business Hours, Onsite

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Cabins/Cottages Available, Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Gardens on Property, Green Environmentally Friendly, LGBTQI+ Friendly, Meeting Space Available, National Historic Registry, Restaurant On Site, Spa Service, Weddings & Events Available, Wine/Spirits Available

Explore Guest Services

Weddings & Celebrations

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremonies

Explore Event Space

Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Business Meetings, Retreats

Meeting Facilities: Yes

Explore Meeting Space

The Journal

Ruins of a plantation in the south

A Southern-Fried Guide to the Best Deep South Road Trips

From Asheville's home-grown breweries to the vibrant streets of New...

Winding mountain road in North Carolina mountains

A Western North Carolina Road Trip Itinerary

To see western North Carolina up close, you need to...

Horse and carriage on a farm

Discover Horse Country in Tryon, North Carolina

If you're a horse lover and want to turn your...

An American flag on a cliff at Chimney Rock State Park

Take in the Views at Chimney Rock State Park This Spring

Big Views & Fun Adventures Chimney Rock State Park, home...


Location Type: Mountains, Small Town/Village