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
The Orchard Inn
Orchard Inn Dining with View
Orchard Inn Breakfast

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.

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Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, Dedicated 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 Accommodated: Gluten Free , Yes

Breakfast: Complimentary

Breakfast Service: Full

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. Our new building features two luxury suites on top and a Spa (Yoga Room, 2 Massage rooms) on the bottom The Twin Poplar Cottage is Pet Friendly. Please consult our website for the Pet Policies.

Accommodations: Cottages, Efficiency, Suites

# of Rooms: 16

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

Our Front desk is open from 8am to 6pm, however the owners live very close on property and ar always reachable and available.

Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary

Front Desk/Security: OnSite, Business Hours

Corporate Rates: Yes

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

Location Type

Location Type: Small Town/Village, Mountains


Check-in 3:00pm Check-out 11:00am
Two night minimum weekends, Holidays and October.
Children 12 years and above are welcome in the Inn.
Children of any age are welcome in the Laurel and Paulownia Cottage.
Dog-friendly lodging is available, some restrictions apply - see policy on our website.
Rates are subject to change.
1 night deposit is required to confirm reservations.
Smoking outdoors only.
Reservations made 14 days less prior to arrival will be charged in full and are non-refundable.
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. Cancellations received less than 14 days prior to the arrival date, the full amount of the reservation will be charged and is non-refundable. 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, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Luncheon, Elopement

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: 20

Max Capacity Boardroom: 15

Max Capacity Classroom: 15

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