The Orchard Inn

Select Registry member since 1985
Located just 30 mi SE of Asheville, our elegant mountain retreat has stunning views and sits on 12 peaceful acres in the historic & charming town of Saluda. Fine dining restaurant and gracious hosts.
100 Orchard Inn Lane Saluda, NC 28773 Get Directions
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Ascending the winding drive, the rest of the world falls away as the Orchard Inn of North Carolina comes into view. Situated on a 12-acre mountaintop with stunning views, this North Carolina inn, built in 1926, has long been a favorite retreat with its wraparound porches and large, inviting living room with stone fireplace. Guest quarters are furnished with period pieces and antiques. Cottages feature fireplaces, whirlpools, and private decks. Enjoy fine dining on the glassed-in dining porch overlooking the gardens, vineyard, and mountains. Guests explore nature trails, watch birds, and experience the peace and tranquility of this lovely elegant Asheville bed and breakfast.

Amenities

Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, Limited Spa Service, Restaurant On Site, Pub/Tavern Site, National Historic Registry, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Wine/Spirits Available, Concierge Services,

Food & Wine

Warm hospitality is in our nature. Great food is our passion. Fresh local ingredients, many from our organic garden, combine with European inspired cuisine to create a delicious and healthful fine dining experience. The seasonal menu changes daily. Save room for our amazing Viennese desserts. Our dining room, with its stunning mountain views, is open to the public year round Thurs - Sat nights, seating from 6:00-8:30 by reservation. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres served prior to dinner. Casual elegant attire required. Jackets suggested for men. Fabulous wine and beer list.

Meals Offered: Breakfast , Dinner

Restaurant on Premises: Open to the public

Special Diets Accomodated: Yes

Breakfast: Complimentary

Breakfast Service: Continental

Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables , Flexible Times

Alcohol Permits: Beer , Wine

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

Rooms & Suites

In addition to the nine guest rooms in the main building, there are five cottage suites complete with fireplaces, whirlpool baths, and private decks. All are comfortably furnished with period pieces and antiques, many with queen-size four-poster beds, three with King beds.

Accommodations: Cottages, Efficiency, Suites

# of Rooms: 14

Beds: Twin, Queen, King

Room Entertainment: DVD Blu-Ray Players, iPod Docking Statio, Video Library

Safes: Front Desk

Handicap Accessible: Limited

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishing, Bathrobes, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards, Private Deck, Rollaway Available, Telephones, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary, Limited

Front Desk/Security: OnSite, Business Hours

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, Limited Spa Service, Restaurant On Site, Pub/Tavern Site, National Historic Registry, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Wine/Spirits Available, Concierge Services

Policies

Policies: Check-in: 3:00 p.m. / Check-out 11:00 a.m. Two night minimum on most weekends (Friday and Saturday). Two night minimum on Holidays and all of October. Corporate Rates Available – please inquire. Children that are 12 years of age and above are most welcome in the Inn. Children of any age are welcome in the Laurel Cottage, and Paulownia Cottage. Dog-friendly lodging is available, some restrictions apply (see policy below). Rates are subject to change. We accept VISA and MasterCard. We ask that each reservation be guaranteed by a one-night stay deposit with a credit card. Breakfast served from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (unless by special advance arrangement). At dinner, jackets are suggested but not required for men. No tank tops or shorts, please. For the comfort of all, smoking is only permitted outdoors. Thank you for your cooperation in advance! Pet Policy: Dogs are welcome in our Twin Poplar Cottage only. Please call ahead for availability as pet accommodations are limited. Pets can not exceed 40 lbs. unless with special exception. Certain breeds are not welcome – please inquire. There is a $50 pet fee for a 1-3 night stay, then a $10 fee per day thereafter. Pet damage deposit is $100, refundable at check out if there is no damage. Dogs must not be left alone in the cottage unless they are crated. Dogs must not be left unattended outside and must be walked on a leash at all times. Guests traveling with dogs must provide proof of current vaccinations and flea protection. Deposit Policy: 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 at time of the reservation. Reservations made 14 days, or (30 days for October and Special Events and Packages) less prior to arrival will be charged in full and are non-refundable. All deposits must be made by credit card at time of reservation. All reservations are guaranteed with a credit card. Cancellation Policy: 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 by calling (828) 749-5471.

Minimum Stay Required: Weekends, Holidays, Peak Season

Pet Friendly: Yes

Innkeeper's Pets: Inside

Smoking Policy: Outside Only

Family Friendly: Over 12

Weddings & Events

For the ideal mountaintop wedding or wedding party, The Orchard Inn provides an elegant, intimate setting enhanced by the warm hospitality that is our signature. Picture yourself with your friends and family in our spacious living room with the mountains as your backdrop, or perhaps toasting with champagne by our grand fireplace or under the arbor on our picturesque back deck.

Wedding/Events Capacity: 20-49

Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremony, Receptions, Rehersal Dinner, Bridal Luncheon, Elopment

Wedding Services & Amenities: Wedding Planner, Officiant, Caterer, Florist, Photographer, Decorator

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Reception Seating: 1-70

Banquet Seating: 1-70

Max Capacity Outdoor: 50

Business Travel & Events

Let us accommodate your next retreat! We welcome a variety of groups, Boards, Administrative Teams, Sessions, Vestries, Book Clubs, Section Groups, Offices, etc.

# of Meeting Rooms: 1

Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats, Social

Meeting Amenities: Dedicated Conference Center, Onsite Catering

Meeting Facilities: Indoor

Business Travel & Event Max Capacity: 15

Max Capacity Boardroom: 15

Max Capacity Classroom: 15