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First Peak Restaurant Guide

Whether you want fine dining, a casual meal or a quick bite , we’ve got some great options for you.  We produce this First Peak Restaurant Guide with the latest hours and update it regularly to keep you in the know. Scroll down for a quick view of each page, or...
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Tryon’s Nina Simone receives recognition

Tryon’s Nina Simone receives recognition

In 2018, some much-deserved recognition has come to Nina Simone, born Eunice Waymon in Tryon, N.C. in 1933. The world famous jazz singer known as the High Priestess of Soul was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, 2018.  Her childhood home was...
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Sneak Away to Small Town Comfort

Sneak Away to Small Town Comfort

Known as a cool summer resort area in the late 1800s for those living in the heat and humidity of the low country, the small towns of Tryon, Saluda and Columbus are a year-round treat for travelers today. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and poet Sidney Lanier...
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Green River Gamelands

Thousands of visitors journey to Western North Carolina each year in search of backcountry adventures, and many find their heart’s desire in the Green River Game Lands, 14,000-plus acres of pristine wilderness in Polk and Henderson counties. Click here to view...
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First Peak Videos: Your Guide to Fall

First Peak Videos: Your Guide to Fall

We spent a week exploring fall fun at the First Peak of the Blue Ridge. You’ll find six of the videos on this page, so be sure to scroll down and watch them all, plus watch The Orchard Inn’s cooking demo here!  We talked about scenic drives, hiking,...
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