Conveniently located in the Western North Carolina mountains, Saluda is the ideal spot for a weekend getaway or a weeklong adventure. The dream of apple pie-style small town America is thriving here.
At the turn of the century Saluda was a bustling summer resort served by the Carolina Special passenger steam train, which brought visitors who wanted to escape the heat of Lowcountry South Carolina. Today, the town proudly retains a Main Street Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places lined with wonderful old buildings, quaint shops, and tasty dining options.
Visitors to the area can also enjoy day trips to nearby Biltmore House, drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, or take walks in the historic downtown areas of Asheville and Hendersonville. During your stay, take in a play at Flat Rock Playhouse or pay a visit to the home of famous poet and writer, Carl Sandburg.
Looking for a more athletic activity? NEW IN 2013 - The Gorge. A 3½ hour trip on the rim of the famous Green River Gorge featuring 11 zip lines, 2 huge rappels and a sky bridge. THE GORGE offers unique perspectives and dramatic effects. Comprised solely of tree-based platforms, The Gorge drops an unprecedented 1,100 vertical feet from start to finish. Experience breathtaking views of 10,000 acres of protected forest and hear the roar of the Green River.
There are many fine public and private golf courses within driving distance. Or how about a hike to see one of the many area waterfalls? Go get wet as fly fishing, kayaking, and tubing on the Green River are fun for the whole family. The ski slopes in North Carolina are also not that far away.
Your stay at Saluda Mountain Home can be busy with activities or relaxing with quiet time watching nature or reading a book by the fire. It's all up to you.
Links to learn more...
Polk County Travel & Tourism
Visit Historic Hendersonville
Town of Columbus
Tryon Fine Arts Center
Downtown Hendersonville, Inc.
Carl Sandburg Home
Flat Rock Playhouse
North Carolina Apple Festival
Western NC Information
Blue Ridge Parkway
Brevard Music Center
Chimney Rock Park
Great Smokey Mountains
New Belgium Brewing Asheville
Sierra Nevada Brewing Asheville
The Biltmore Estate & Winery
The Cherokee Indian Reservation