Built in 1926, this historic inn is an elegant mountaintop retreat with peaceful views and plenty of amenities. Stay in a B&B room, suite or cottage and dine at their romantic Newman’s restaurant for a delicious farm-to-table dinner or Sunday brunch. It has been listed on the National Historic Register.
Backstory and Context
Unlike many of the old inns of its time, the Orchard Inn was not originally open to the public. The inn was originally built by the Brotherhood of Clerks for Southern Railway in 1926.The lodge was created as a summer getaway for railroad employees and their families.
Today the inn serves guest from all over. It consists of nine guests rooms in the main building, plus there are five cottages. The inn boasts gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains. The inn offers fine dining at the Newman's restaurant. The inn gets most of their produce from their very own 4,000 sq. ft. organic garden and mini-orchard. The Inn offers spectacular views year round rather it is fall leaves or spring flowers. The Inn is also a popular spot for weddings.
. The Orchard Inn. Accessed October 15th 2019. https://www.romanticasheville.com/listing/lodging/orchard-inn-saluda.htm.
. The Orchard Inn, Saluda. Accessed October 15th 2019. https://www.romanticasheville.com/listing/lodging/orchard-inn-saluda.htm.