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These Restaurants Are Open

Our Restaurants Are Open (Updated 4-7-20) Please continue to support our local businesses – here’s what we know as of 4/7/20.  Call them to find out what their process is for take out, drive through or possibly delivery, or check their FaceBook page. ...

First Peak Restaurant Guide

First Peak Restaurant Guide First Peak Restaurant Guide. Here at the First Peak of the Blue Ridge, we are blessed with great restaurants along our small town main streets of Saluda, Tryon and Columbus, and throughout the countryside.  Whether you want fine dining, a...
Tryon’s Nina Simone receives recognition

Tryon’s Nina Simone receives recognition

Tryon’s Nina Simone receives recognition 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...
Sneak Away to Small Town Comfort

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...

Green River Gamelands

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...
First Peak Videos: Your Guide to Fall

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...
Historic Tryon Featured on NC Weekend

Historic Tryon Featured on NC Weekend

Historic Tryon Featured on NC Weekend On the heals of downtown Tryon receiving its official designation as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places, it was also the featured town on UNC-TV’s NC Weekend program.  Take a look, and then...

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