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Saluda

Don’t let Saluda’s size fool you. This tiny city of 570 full-time residents boasts quite a quality selection of restaurants, shops, and live music wrapped in beautiful scenery. The one-street downtown hasn’t changed much since it was founded in 1878, and that’s a good thing!

In fact, most buildings on Main Street were added to the National Register of Historic places in 1996, based on the district’s unique historic and architectural character. All this came about when the Spartanburg and Asheville Railroad arrived – at the crest of the Saluda Grade – the steepest mainline standard-gauge track in the eastern United States. Businesses moved in, summer homes were built and tourists from South Carolina filled local boarding houses to escape the hot summers. Saluda developed the reputation of a cool mountain resort town that offered health benefits to those who came.

Saluda’s reputation hasn’t changed much in the eyes of visitors. It’s a favorite of travelers, and many wonderful inns, town cottages and secluded cabins are still eager to offer rest and rejuvenation. Escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life will certainly offer health benefits – and Saluda’s the perfect place to do it. A walk down main street will fill your senses – browse the antique shops and galleries, walk back in time with a visit to Pace’s General Store, have a delicious meal. The Green River is nearby, offering fishing, hiking, tubing and kayaking.
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Lodging In Town
Almost Haven

Almost Haven

Saluda, NC
Let Almost Haven be home base for a memorable vacation to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina!
The cabin features an expansive back porch, partially screened, overlooking the beautiful natural surroundings and long range views of the Blue Ridge. Walk in to find the kitchen, living and dining rooms with an open floor plan which makes coming together easy. Comfortable seating and the wood burning fireplace up the cabin feel.
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Bear Creek Cabin

Bear Creek Cabin

Saluda, NC
Private home just 25 minutes to TIEC; 10 minutes to I-26 & Saluda; 15-20 minutes to Hendersonville. Bear Creek Cabin is nestled in a private, natural setting in the Falls Landing neighborhood, across the road from the Pacolet River. You are 30 minutes to Asheville Regional airport.
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Blackberry Cabin

Blackberry Cabin

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!



Best view in the Blue Ridge Mountains! Cabin surrounded by 25 acres of secluded mountain property overlooking the Green River Gorge. Cabin has two Bedrooms (Queens)/two Baths with a children's (loft outfitted with 1 Queen, 1 Full and bunk beds). Sleeps two to eight people comfortably.
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Buttercup Cottage

Buttercup Cottage

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!


Cozy 2BR, 1BA cottage close to Main Street in Historic Saluda, NC. Fireplace, deck, gas grill.
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Charles Street Garden Suite

Charles Street Garden Suite

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!


Our guest suite is nestled in a garden setting where guests are greeted at the garden gate. The garden, which surrounds our home, has been designated a National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat. The suite, ideal for one or two adults, includes sitting, dining, and sleeping areas, a fully equipped galley kitchen, and a bath. Because the suite is available year round, central heating and air conditioning are included for comfort. We provide complimentary coffees, teas and sweeteners, all linens, and daily housekeeping. Guests have wireless internet access and cable television. On request, a complimentary light breakfast can be included and would be served in the suite.

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Cozy Mountain Cabin in the Woods

Cozy Mountain Cabin in the Woods

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!

Great place to enjoy the outdoors or unplug from the rat race. This cozy mountain cabin offers all you'll need. Internet connection if you want to work remote for a week, hiking close by, quaint downtown 15 minutes away, beautiful views & fresh air. Come spend some time in this mountain paradise...

Close to the 'Gorge Zipline', canoeing, fishing, hunting, hiking, tubing & gem mining if you desire.
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Crooked Cabin
Living-Room View at Crooked Cabin Saluda N.C.

Crooked Cabin

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!

Two bedroom, two bath cabin in the woods, with satellite tv. Crooked Cabin sleeps six people. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and there’s an abundance room with a gas fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen.
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Dunbar Cottage

Dunbar Cottage

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!

Fall in love with the beauty and excitement of the south with a stay at 'Milkglass,' a 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom vacation rental cottage in the heart of Saluda. Built in the 1930's, this cozy home sleeps 4, offers a lavish wraparound deck, and overlooks a beautiful pond. Whether you spend your days visiting Asheville, hiking Pearson Falls, or exploring Main Street, you're sure to have an unforgettable stay in this Tarheel State sanctuary.
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Fishtop Cabin

Fishtop Cabin

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!

Private home located less than 10 minutes outside of downtown Saluda. You are app. 20 minutes to downtown Hendersonville, 30 minutes to Asheville Regional airport, and less than 20 minutes to the Tryon International Equestrian Center. You are also fairly close to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and easy access to just about everything in the area.?
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GORGEous View
Porch View at Gorgeous View Saluda N.C.

GORGEous View

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!

The GORGEous View of Green River Gorge, 25 minutes to TIEC
Fantastic deck, wifi, fireplace.

Retreat to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains! Come and see why Saluda was established as a quaint resort town. Visitors would come by train from the Lowcountry of SC to escape the summer heat. Stay in GORGEous View and use it as your basecamp for exploring all the natural amenities WNC has to offer.
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Green River Gorge House

Green River Gorge House

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!

The perfect get-away to fish, swim, tube,kayak, paddle-board, hike or mountain-bike right from the comfort of your cabin. On the banks of the Green River, the lovely 4BR/2BA home has over 150ft of riverfront access,large screened porch,yard games,a fire pit,and even a playground for the kids.
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Living the Dream on the Green River

Living the Dream on the Green River

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!


Come escape to the smell of fresh mountain air, the sounds
of rushing water and enjoy area wildlife.
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Milkglass Cottage

Milkglass Cottage

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!


Fall in love with the beauty and excitement of the south with a stay at 'Milkglass,' a 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom vacation rental cottage in the heart of Saluda. Built in the 1930's, this cozy home sleeps 4, offers a lavish wraparound deck, and overlooks a beautiful pond. Whether you spend your days visiting Asheville, hiking Pearson Falls, or exploring Main Street, you're sure to have an unforgettable stay in this Tarheel State sanctuary.
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Miss Jo’s Cabin
View of Miss Jo's Cabin Saluda N.C.

Miss Jo’s Cabin

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!


A secluded one bedroom cabin with sofa bed, in the mountains near hiking trails. Miss Jo’s Cabin sleeps four with a queen size bed in the master bedroom and a queen sofa bed. There’s one full bathroom with a combination tub/shower. The kitchen is equipped with everything necessary to prepare meals and there’s a comfy living room with a gas fireplace.
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Mt. Vernonberg

Mt. Vernonberg

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!

This spacious 6 bedroom house is in a central location for enjoying all the activities available in the smoky mountains of western North Carolina. Located in the heart of Saluda, NC, it is an easy walk to downtown where you will find good restaurants and a variety of shops. Saluda is conveniently located off exit 59 on I-26. The house is affectionately known as Mt. Vernonberg by our family.
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Orchard Inn & Spa and Newman’s Restaurant

Orchard Inn & Spa and Newman’s Restaurant

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!

Our newly constructed spa, adjoined with our new Mountain View Suites, was designed with your ultimate relaxation in mind. Enjoy an invigorating spa treatment in one of the comfortable rooms filled with refreshing aromas and relaxing music. After your service, step out on to the porch to soak up the natural beauty in front of you and enjoy the soothing sounds of nature!
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Orchard Lake Campground
Orchard Lake Campground Saluda N.C.

Orchard Lake Campground

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!


Cabins, Tent Sites, RV Sites, Full Hook-ups, Boating, Swimming, Fishing, Zip-Line, Wi-Fi, and more!

2019 Best Campground! (Best of the Best by the Tryon Daily Bulletin)
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Orchard Lake Campground Cabins

Orchard Lake Campground Cabins

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!

Fully furnished A-frame cabins that sleep six. Two lakes for fishing and swimming. Lots of amenities and fun for families. Children and pets welcome.
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Piney Overlook
Piney Overlook Saluda N.C.

Piney Overlook

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!


Cabin with year-round mountain view & sleeps 6 (2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 baths).

Enjoy the breeze and view from this light-filled cabin on top of a ridge. Walk to trail in the NC Wildlife Game Lands or just enjoy strolling around the gravel roads of our neighborhood, Piney Mountain -- keep an eye out for deer, birds and other wildlife. Many trails, waterfalls and outdoor adventures in the nearby area and we're happy to tell you about the ones we've tried (The Gorge zip line!).
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Point of View Bed & Breakfast

Point of View Bed & Breakfast

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!


Greetings! With a picturesque view just outside your door, the Point of View is a perfect retreat. Our home has a second master bedroom suite upstairs. It includes a spacious connected private bathroom, reading area, walkin-closet and streaming television programming. Access to the room is via the main house. A hearty breakfast is included and we have reliable WiFi.
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Red Rooster House

Red Rooster House

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!


THE RED ROOSTER HOUSE, completed in May, 2016, is located in the heart of Saluda, NC's Historic /Commercial District. Historic Main Street, lined with distinctive shops and restaurants, is a short walk away ( approx. 200 ft). This is a private GROUND LEVEL apartment. NON SMOKERS ONLY PLEASE!
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Saluda Avalon

Saluda Avalon

Saluda, NC
WE ❤️ FUR BABIES ???? Heart of Downtown Saluda ????Year-Round-Vaca-Home???? 4 BEDROOMS-2 BATHS

**16 MINUTES to the TRYON INTERNATIONAL EQUESTRIAN CENTER. Close to FENCE & all of the local Western NC Festivals in Hendersonville & Tryon. Only 35 minutes from Asheville & Biltmore House. **
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Saluda Mountain Home
Saluda Mountain Home Saluda N.C.

Saluda Mountain Home

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!


3BR, 2BA home. Sleeps 6. Private on 6 acres. Linens furnished. Fireplace. Large screened porch.

Minutes from downtown Saluda and in the heart of the western North Carolina mountains is a peaceful retreat offering gorgeous mountain views with all the convenience of home.
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Saluda Mountain Lodge

Saluda Mountain Lodge

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!


23 Room Lodge with a choice of Deluxe Room or Standard Room w/fridge, microwave and coffeemaker.

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Saluda on my Mind

Saluda on my Mind

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!


"Saluda on my Mind," a cozy, adorable house, is just a 2-minute walk to Historic Saluda's Main Street. Enjoy your morning coffee on the back porch, taking in the cool, fresh air and mountain breezes. The house accommodates 8 people with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, living area, eat-in kitchen, sitting/TV room, laundry room and porch. Enjoy other nearby attractions and many outdoor activities during your stay. This is the perfect place for a vacation with your family.
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Saluda Proper

Saluda Proper

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!

Unique luxury with HOT TUB! Saluda Proper is a 3-bedroom mountain retreat, nestled within a charming neighborhood 1 block from downtown Saluda in the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains. This home is great for gathering friends and family together.
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Smith Cabin

Smith Cabin

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!


Six miles from Main Street Saluda and downtown Tryon, kickback and relax in this sweet, peaceful cabin. Fully furnished with one bedroom and sleeper sofa with additional kids loft, we've got all you need to enjoy the surrounding mountains and endless opportunities to explore ... or not. Grab a fishing pole or sit by the stream, no matter what your desire, vacation memories await you here. Close to Blue Ridge Parkway, Palmetto Trail, Green River Gorge, Tryon International Equestrian center just 10 miles away, and numerous other activities. Drink in the mountain air.
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Tiger Pause

Tiger Pause

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!


A private & secluded home located in lovely Saluda. Located less than 25 minutes from the Tryon International Equestrian Center. You are 45 minutes to Asheville Regional airport, and 20 minutes to downtown Tryon. Downtown Asheville is app. 45 minutes away. You are also within driving distance of Greenville, Asheville, and Charlotte.

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Wilderness Cove Cabins
Wilderness Cove Cabin Saluda N.C.

Wilderness Cove Cabins

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!


Cabin located at Wilderness Cove Campground and Tubing
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Wilderness Cove Campground

Wilderness Cove Campground

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!

River Tubing on the Green River allows for excitement with our Class I & II rapids, relaxation with our deep-water swimming holes, and cooling off with our refreshing mountain water! River tube rentals are available May through September (weather permitting) and our schedule is based on the dam release for each day. You do not have to camp with us to tube- just show up for the day! Our tube rental price includes your shuttles, tube, life jacket, use of facilities, and parking. We are open 7 days per week Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather and dam release permitting. Please check our Facebook page or phone message for daily schedules. All children must be 42” or taller to tube and we recommend over the age of seven.

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Writer’s Block

Writer’s Block

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!
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Things To Do In Town
Atkins Orchard

Atkins Orchard

Saluda, NC
Atkins Orchard is located in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina in Saluda. People drive for miles for our delicious Apple, Cherry, Muscadine and Peach Ciders. In addition to the ciders, we have a variety of products such as jams, jellies, pickles, butters and honey.
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Big Bradley Falls-CLOSED

Big Bradley Falls-CLOSED

Saluda, NC
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has temporarily closed the Big Bradley Falls Trail on the Green River Game Lands.The Bradley Falls Trail leads to areas that could be dangerous, particularly with increased congregations of people. This area is potentially dangerous as there is no safe view of Big Bradley Falls from the trail, which has resulted in eight fatal accidents since 2000. Entry into the Temporary Restricted Zone will be prohibited without first obtaining written approval from the Commission, which can be requested by calling 919-707-0150 or sending an email to gamelands@ncwildlife.org. Anyone who accesses the area without prior written approval could be charged with a Class 3 Misdemeanor, which carries a fine of $25 and additional court costs.
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Botanica Belize Wildcrafted Skincare Holistic Aesthetic Spa & Shop

Botanica Belize Wildcrafted Skincare Holistic Aesthetic Spa & Shop

Saluda, NC
Offering organic facials, sinus & scalp treatments, sugar 'waxing', lash & brow tinting & more...
Joanna Randolph owner of Botanica Belize recently moved back to Western North Carolina from Central America, where she created an all-natural, wildcrafted signature skin, body care & aroma line of products. She spent several months of research and collaboration with her friends, two medical doctor/soap maker /farmers, formulating her unique and extensive spa skincare range from traditional Mayan & Garifuna jungle remedies. Joanna's background in herbal medicine making, beauty, aesthetics, energy work and yoga has helped her grow this effective and exclusive product line and her service offerings now available in Saluda.
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Bradley Nature Preserve at The Lazy Girl Loop

Bradley Nature Preserve at The Lazy Girl Loop

Saluda, NC
The Lazy Girl Loop is an easy trail that runs through the woods of the Bradley Nature Preserve. There is a Connector Trail that links the Lazy Girl Loop to Laurel Drive. Dogs are not allowed on the lower loop sections of the trail. The Bradley Nature Preserve is maintained by the Saluda Community Land Trust (SCLT).
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Downtown Saluda

Downtown Saluda

Saluda, NC
Downtown Saluda is host to many events throughout the year.
The one-street downtown hasn’t changed much since it was founded in 1878, and that’s a good thing!
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Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration

Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration

Saluda, NC
A beautiful and stately structure located in historic Saluda and built in 1892, the church has original furnishings and stained glass windows. Come and see what makes this one of the County's prized historical sites.
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Green River

Green River

Saluda, NC
Class I, II and III rapids make for great float trips and kayaking classes on the scenic Green River. Class IV rapids for advanced paddlers.

The phone number for the water flows on the Green River is 828-698-2068. For information on fly fishing call 828-749-3444.
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Green River Adventures
On the River with Green River Adventures Saluda N.C.

Green River Adventures

Saluda, NC
Whitewater Trips - Waterfall Rappelling - Stand Up Paddleboarding - Ziplining
Green River Adventures specializes in unforgettable outdoor adventures.

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Green River Cove

Green River Cove

Saluda, NC
North Carolina gamelands with two access areas to the Green River--Fish Top and Big Rock offering kayaking, tubing, hiking and other outdoor activities. However, swimming is not allowed. Hiking trail map available through First Peak Visitor Center.
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Green River Cove Tubing

Green River Cove Tubing

Saluda, NC
Green River Cove Tubing is a family owned and operated business that has been operating since 1982. We believe that the customer comes first and we know that without you, there would be no Green River Cove Tubing.
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H2o Dreams Paddling School

H2o Dreams Paddling School

Saluda, NC
Simply put, we desire to put you in the cockpit and empower you to become the best, self-sufficient paddler you desire to be in a safe and effective way.
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Heartwood Gallery
Heartwood Gallery Saluda N.C.

Heartwood Gallery

Saluda, NC
Come discover an intriguing gallery located in the center of historic downtown Saluda, NC. We boast one of the best collections of pottery in the region and support a wide variety of artisans throughout North America. You’ll find handcrafted ceramics, wood, jewelry, fiber, candles, glass, paintings, garden art and more. Heartwood is filled with works designed for function as well as beauty by artists from around the country. Creativity is expressed in all its forms and the authenticity of American Craft is honored and celebrated every day, year round.
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Historic Thompson’s Store

Historic Thompson’s Store

Saluda, NC
The oldest grocery in the state, Thompson's Store has gourmet goods, a meat market, gifts and more.
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Jim Carson Gallery
Art by Jim Carson Saluda N.C.

Jim Carson Gallery

Saluda, NC
Jim Carson is a Signature Member of The American Impressionist Society. Gives workshops. Studio open

im Carson AIS, is a Signature Member of the of The American Impressionist Society, an associate member of Oil Painters of America, and a member of Plein Air Painters of the South East (PAPSE), a group of 40 distinguished Southern artists.
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Little Bradley Falls

Little Bradley Falls

Saluda, NC
The Little Bradley Falls Trail is a moderate 1 mile trail to a beautiful 40 foot waterfall located in the Green River Game Lands.  A little more than a quarter mile into the trail there is flagging on a tree on the right side, hikers should continue this way crossing a small creek to stay on the trail.  Another creek crossing awaits hikers shortly after the first in about ankle deep water.  Red blazes mark the trail but some are fading and hard to see.  
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Living Waters Tubing

Living Waters Tubing

Saluda, NC
Green River in Saluda North Carolina is nature's gift for us to enjoy. Living Waters Tubing is all about enjoying nature's bountiful gift to us in the form of this luxurious, beautiful river called Green River just outside Saluda, North Carolina. Living Waters Tubing will supply a one size fits all tube, and you bring the folks, and we will provide a little food and refreshment, and you can make a memory that will last a lifetime. You don't have to worry about your waistline as our tubes are one size fits all. You will experience the luxurious beauty of nature, and the river is a beautiful natural oasis for the whole family to enjoy.
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Lola’s Celebration Venue
Balcony at Lola's Celebration Venue Saluda N.C.

Lola’s Celebration Venue

Saluda, NC
Lola's Celebration Venue in downtown Saluda, N.C. – a charming location for your next special event.

Inspired by classic Southern décor and featuring a unique mix of elegance and rustic charm, Lola’s Celebration Venue in historic Saluda, N.C. is the ideal space for your next special event.
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McCreery Park

McCreery Park

Saluda, NC
Located in downtown Saluda. McCreery Park features playground equipment and a covered picnic area. Restrooms are available year round. The covered picnic area may be reserved for group gatherings.
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Mineral Spirits Rock Gallery

Mineral Spirits Rock Gallery

Saluda, NC
Mineral Spirits is a creative rock gallery of hand-chosen, beautiful specimens from across the world.

Mineral Spirits Gallery was born from a desire to share a 30 year passion for blending rocks and minerals into my everyday life with other rock collectors. We offer large and small...rough and polished…encouraging our customers’ passion to grow their collection or begin one.
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Newman’s Restaurant at the Orchard Inn
Seafood at Newman's Restaurant

Newman’s Restaurant at the Orchard Inn

Saluda, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

A true "farm to table" fine dining culinary experience with fabulous views of surrounding mountains.

Voted #1 restaurant in Western N.C. by Open Table, we are located in the historic romantic Orchard Inn, just outside the charming town of Saluda. Offering a true "farm to table" culinary experience, we are open for dinner every Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights and Brunch on Sunday's.

2019 Best place for Fine Dining! (Best of the Best by the Tryon Daily Bulletin)
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Norman Wilder Forest

Norman Wilder Forest

Saluda, NC
This beautiful natural resource consists of 185 protected acres of mature third-growth, mixed-hardwood forest located on the steep slopes of Little Warrior Mountain. Trails provide hikers with a leafy canopy of shade trees and stunning views of sheer rock walls.
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Orchard Inn & Spa and Newman’s Restaurant

Orchard Inn & Spa and Newman’s Restaurant

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!

Our newly constructed spa, adjoined with our new Mountain View Suites, was designed with your ultimate relaxation in mind. Enjoy an invigorating spa treatment in one of the comfortable rooms filled with refreshing aromas and relaxing music. After your service, step out on to the porch to soak up the natural beauty in front of you and enjoy the soothing sounds of nature!
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Orchard Inn Spa

Orchard Inn Spa

Saluda, NC
Our Spa is open and all our welcome. We've created a very zen like environment where you can de-stress, unwind, relax and be pampered with an array of therapeutic massages or restorative facials by highly skilled therapists. We will also be offering very attractive yearly memberships, so come by and check us out! The Koi fish are waiting to great you. It's a perfect place for girls to gather and sit by the fire while sipping a glass of wine after a heavenly treatment.

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Orchard Lake Campground
Orchard Lake Campground Saluda N.C.

Orchard Lake Campground

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!


Cabins, Tent Sites, RV Sites, Full Hook-ups, Boating, Swimming, Fishing, Zip-Line, Wi-Fi, and more!

2019 Best Campground! (Best of the Best by the Tryon Daily Bulletin)
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Pacolet River Scenic Byway

Pacolet River Scenic Byway

Saluda, NC
Drive along this scenic 10-mile byway that follows the Pacolet River from Tryon to historic Saluda. View waterfalls, wildflowers, and beautiful vistas. Take US 176 North from Tryon or South from Saluda.
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Party Place and Events Center

Party Place and Events Center

Saluda, NC
The Party Place and Event Center is the perfect place for weddings, receptions, reunions, fund raising events, bridal showers or any party. The facility can handle large groups and has outdoor areas for special gatherings.
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Pearson’s Falls and Glen
Watyerfall at Pearson Falls Saluda N.C.

Pearson’s Falls and Glen

Saluda, NC
Pearson’s Falls and Glen is a rich forest with a ¼ mile hike to a beautiful 90 ft. waterfall.

Pearson’s Falls and Glen is a top natural attraction in Polk County, NC, hosting over 20,000 visitors each year. We are located in the foothills of Western North Carolina off Hwy. 176, between the towns of Tryon and Saluda. It is only 18 miles or 26 minutes from TIEC.

2019 Best Place to take a Hike! (Best of the Best by the Tryon Daily Bulletin)
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Poinsett Reservoir Passage of the Palmetto Trail

Poinsett Reservoir Passage of the Palmetto Trail

Saluda, NC
Poinsett Reservoir Passage travels the mountain ridges along the northern boundary of Poinsett Watershed. This pristine watershed of 19,000 acres contains the headwaters feeding Poinsett Reservoir of the Greenville Water System.
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Round Mountain

Round Mountain

Saluda, NC
Round Mountain is a new property managed by Saluda Community Land Trust (SCLT). There is currently about .5 miles of completed trail with a small picnic area at the beginning of the trail. SCLT leased the northwest side so that there will eventually be a looped trail system instead of the current single out and back trail.
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Saluda Dog Park

Saluda Dog Park

Saluda, NC

The Saluda Dog Park is a great place for a group of dogs and owners to meet for the simple fun of watching the dogs play together! Bring your pup and join us!

Great opportunities for the dogs to socialize and wonderful for the humans too!


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Saluda Historic Depot

Saluda Historic Depot

Saluda, NC
If you love small towns and railroad legend and lore, then a visit to this railroad museum in a 100-year-old train depot will make your day! Learn all about the Saluda Grade - the steepest, mainline, standard gauge railroad in the country.
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Saluda Mountains Passage of the Palmetto Trail

Saluda Mountains Passage of the Palmetto Trail

Saluda, NC
One way hiking trail

Moderate to Strenuous
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Saluda Public Library

Saluda Public Library

Saluda, NC
The Saluda Library is a branch of the Polk County Public Library. We are located on Main St. in downtown Saluda. Come by and visit us when you are in town. We are open Monday- Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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Saluda School Tennis Courts and Playground
Blue Ridge Parkway

Saluda School Tennis Courts and Playground

Saluda, NC
There are two public tennis courts, one outdoor basketball goal and a baseball field for use by the public when school is not in session, primarily on weekends and summer months. The facilities are located near downtown Saluda.
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Scenic Drives

Scenic Drives

Saluda, NC
For scenery, take Houston Road out of Columbus (stay right at fork), turn left onto White Oak Mountain Road and drive to the top, passing Shunkawauken Falls. Continue on the gravel road to Sunset Rock with its expansive views. Spend a few minutes and snap a photo, then head back the way you came.
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The Gorge Zipline
The Gorge Zipline Saluda N.C.

The Gorge Zipline

Saluda, NC
America's Steepest and Fastest Zipline Canopy Tour with 11 ziplines, skybridge, 3 huge rappells!

The Gorge - America's steepest and fastest zipline canopy tour, offers a thrilling tree-based aerial adventure in Saluda, NC. Begin your experience perched on the rim of the Green River Gorge and plunge into untouched wilderness.
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Trails of the Green River Gamelands

Trails of the Green River Gamelands

Saluda, NC
The Trails of the Green River Gamelands are a rugged tract of more than 10,000 acres located along the Green River in Henderson and Polk Counties. Owned by the state, the primary purpose of NC Game Lands is wildlife conservation and management--hunting, fishing, trapping are allowed.
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Veterans Memorial

Veterans Memorial

Saluda, NC
The Veterans Memorial stands as a 6.5-foot tall granite obelisk, mounted in a concrete platform. The front face of the obelisk displays the inscription honoring the armed forces of Saluda. On the left side face, the name of the monument is displayed, and on the right side face, the dedication date is inscribed. There is a chain connected to four short poles encompassing the memorial platform on three sides, and a granite bench stands directly in front of the obelisk on the same concrete platform. The granite bench is about a quarter of the height of the obelisk, with two legs and a flat seat bearing an inscription of the wars the veterans fought in. Dispersed along the side borders of the obelisk and bench are six rectangular plates built within the concrete platform, displaying titles of the divisions of armed forces that fought in wars.
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Wilderness Cove Tubing

Wilderness Cove Tubing

Saluda, NC
River Tubing on the Green River allows for excitement with our Class I & II rapids, relaxation with our deep-water
swimming holes, and cooling off with our refreshing mountain water! River tube rentals are available May through
September (weather permitting) and our schedule is based on the dam release for each day. You do not have to camp
with us to tube- just show up for the day! Our tube rental price includes your shuttles, tube, life jacket, use of facilities,
and parking. We are open 7 days per week Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather and dam release permitting.
Please check our Facebook page or phone message for daily schedules. All children must be 42” or taller to tube and we
recommend over the age of seven.

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Eat & Shop In Town
Apple Mill

Apple Mill

Saluda, NC
What a wonderful place! You will leave with beautiful hand crafted jams, fruit butters, pickles and the most amazing fresh apples you have ever tasted!!! They make apple butter while you're there and it is heavenly. Enter as strangers, leave as friends. Wonderful family run businesses like this are a treasure❤
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Azalea Bistro

Azalea Bistro

Saluda, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

Azalea Bistro is a French/ Low-Country style bistro in the heart of downtown Saluda.
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Blue Squirrel Cafe

Blue Squirrel Cafe

Saluda, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

Thursday-Monday 11:00am - 4:00pm

Come by for some home made wraps, sandwiches, and pizzas

All our food is made of high quality, locally sourced ingredients!
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Botanica Belize Wildcrafted Skincare Holistic Aesthetic Spa & Shop

Botanica Belize Wildcrafted Skincare Holistic Aesthetic Spa & Shop

Saluda, NC
Offering organic facials, sinus & scalp treatments, sugar 'waxing', lash & brow tinting & more...
Joanna Randolph owner of Botanica Belize recently moved back to Western North Carolina from Central America, where she created an all-natural, wildcrafted signature skin, body care & aroma line of products. She spent several months of research and collaboration with her friends, two medical doctor/soap maker /farmers, formulating her unique and extensive spa skincare range from traditional Mayan & Garifuna jungle remedies. Joanna's background in herbal medicine making, beauty, aesthetics, energy work and yoga has helped her grow this effective and exclusive product line and her service offerings now available in Saluda.
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Green River Adventures
On the River with Green River Adventures Saluda N.C.

Green River Adventures

Saluda, NC
Whitewater Trips - Waterfall Rappelling - Stand Up Paddleboarding - Ziplining
Green River Adventures specializes in unforgettable outdoor adventures.

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Green River Bar-B-Que

Green River Bar-B-Que

Saluda, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

Green River Bar-B-Que is a delicious little treasure off the beaten path in the quaint town of Saluda and has earned its reputation for having some of the best barbecue in Western North Carolina. Everyone loves the rustic atmosphere and live music. The food is amazing and plentiful with signature dishes like BBq over Macaroni and Cheese, Smoked Trout, Corn-nuggets, Fried pickles, Fried Green Tomato BLT, and fresh Tomato Pie! Whatever you choose the food is sure to please! Visitors make the trip to Saluda just for the savory Barbecue!
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Green River Brew Pub

Green River Brew Pub

Saluda, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

Saluda's local craft beer bar with 14 rotating taps supporting the craft beer culture. Over 60 bottles and cans (including Gluten Free) and wine options too! Snacks available. Pool table, Foozball and Darts upstairs! We hope to see ya soon!
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Green River Eddy’s Tap Room

Green River Eddy’s Tap Room

Saluda, NC
Green River Eddy's is a gem of a place in a taphouse by the river.

Chic décor · Friendly bartenders · Fun atmosphere ·

The tap room offers customers a place to come to enjoy more than a dozen craft beers from breweries across the region, from Charlotte to Asheville to Atlanta, said Andy Hendrix, Saluda Outfitters’ operations manager. Among the more popular brews on currently on tap include the Wicked Weed Pernicious India pale ale and the Nantahala Brewing Dirty Girl Blonde ale.

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Heartwood Gallery
Heartwood Gallery Saluda N.C.

Heartwood Gallery

Saluda, NC
Come discover an intriguing gallery located in the center of historic downtown Saluda, NC. We boast one of the best collections of pottery in the region and support a wide variety of artisans throughout North America. You’ll find handcrafted ceramics, wood, jewelry, fiber, candles, glass, paintings, garden art and more. Heartwood is filled with works designed for function as well as beauty by artists from around the country. Creativity is expressed in all its forms and the authenticity of American Craft is honored and celebrated every day, year round.
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Historic Thompson’s Store

Historic Thompson’s Store

Saluda, NC
The oldest grocery in the state, Thompson's Store has gourmet goods, a meat market, gifts and more.
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Jim Carson Gallery
Art by Jim Carson Saluda N.C.

Jim Carson Gallery

Saluda, NC
Jim Carson is a Signature Member of The American Impressionist Society. Gives workshops. Studio open

im Carson AIS, is a Signature Member of the of The American Impressionist Society, an associate member of Oil Painters of America, and a member of Plein Air Painters of the South East (PAPSE), a group of 40 distinguished Southern artists.
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M A Pace General Store

M A Pace General Store

Saluda, NC
Experience the charm of an old-fashioned hardware and general store. Historic M. A. Pace General Store founded in 1899
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Mineral Spirits Rock Gallery

Mineral Spirits Rock Gallery

Saluda, NC
Mineral Spirits is a creative rock gallery of hand-chosen, beautiful specimens from across the world.

Mineral Spirits Gallery was born from a desire to share a 30 year passion for blending rocks and minerals into my everyday life with other rock collectors. We offer large and small...rough and polished…encouraging our customers’ passion to grow their collection or begin one.
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Newman’s Restaurant at the Orchard Inn
Seafood at Newman's Restaurant

Newman’s Restaurant at the Orchard Inn

Saluda, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

A true "farm to table" fine dining culinary experience with fabulous views of surrounding mountains.

Voted #1 restaurant in Western N.C. by Open Table, we are located in the historic romantic Orchard Inn, just outside the charming town of Saluda. Offering a true "farm to table" culinary experience, we are open for dinner every Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights and Brunch on Sunday's.

2019 Best place for Fine Dining! (Best of the Best by the Tryon Daily Bulletin)
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Orchard Inn & Spa and Newman’s Restaurant

Orchard Inn & Spa and Newman’s Restaurant

Saluda, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!

Our newly constructed spa, adjoined with our new Mountain View Suites, was designed with your ultimate relaxation in mind. Enjoy an invigorating spa treatment in one of the comfortable rooms filled with refreshing aromas and relaxing music. After your service, step out on to the porch to soak up the natural beauty in front of you and enjoy the soothing sounds of nature!
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Pottery Gallery

Pottery Gallery

Saluda, NC
A wide variety of pieces are available at The Pottery and custom orders for a unique item can be had, also.
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Purple Onion – Casual Dining

Purple Onion – Casual Dining

Saluda, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

Located in Historic Saluda, with outdoor dining available and live music on Thursday and Saturday night, The Purple Onion features a variety of ethnically inspired dishes with an emphasis on the Mediterranean's simple and healthful cuisine. The menu offers pizzas, pastas, seafood, vegetarian and meat dishes using locally raised trout and organic locally grown produce when available, antibiotic and hormone free meats and poultry. Signature dishes are the Wild Mushroom Argula & Balsamic Pizza, and the Sunburst Mountain Trout Baguette, created in such a delicious way, they are simply amazing. The Purple Onion is cute, quaint & simply amazing. The fresh made desserts are incredible, fresh and presented perfectly, simply out of this world.

2019 Best Restaurant in Saluda (Best of the Best by the Tryon Daily Bulletin)
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River Dog Run

River Dog Run

Saluda, NC
Inspiration for a beautiful home, a blend of contemporary artisans with updated classics. Elegantly casual, modern design, the intersection of art and history for the home. Thoughtfully curated pieces from Charleston and the mountains of NC.
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Salamander
Salamander Saluda N.C.

Salamander

Saluda, NC
Raise your spirit. Enliven your home. Stop by and see all the wonderful, fresh merchandise that we carry. Books, cards, art, antiques, music, fair trade crafts, jewelry, hats handbags.
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Saluda Moon Glass Studio

Saluda Moon Glass Studio

Saluda, NC
After years of professionally counseling people to follow their dreams, Susan Cannon pursued her own path of expressing herself through glass art.

Susan prefers to work in a graphic style, emphasizing line, shape and color. She draws her inspiration by studying art of different cultures and the works of other artists in various mediums.
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Saluda Outfitters

Saluda Outfitters

Saluda, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

Saluda Outfitters, an upscale outdoor adventure store, provides shoppers with an array of top-quality performance apparel, camping, kayaking, and paddle boarding equipment and supplies. In addition to specialty coffee, beer
Open seven days a week 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (7 p.m. on weekends during season
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Saluda Outfitters Bike Repair Shop

Saluda Outfitters Bike Repair Shop

Saluda, NC
The bike shop is in full operation for service and repairs including an in-house suspension service center. It is open daily for sales and a certified technician is in house 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

The outfitter is a Giant bicycle dealer and has some great bikes for sale. We are now also offering electric bike rentals for street and trail, along with various other types of bikes for rent.

There is always someone available to assist you during store hours seven days a week. Feel free to call the store at 828-848-4060 at any time if you need further bike shop information or assistance.
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Saluda Sweet Shoppe

Saluda Sweet Shoppe

Saluda, NC
Saluda Sweet Shoppe is operated by the Saluda Historic Depot on historic Main St. in Saluda. Enjoy Hershey's Ice Cream and Old Fashioned Candy.
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Saluda Whistle Stop Pizza Shop & Wings

Saluda Whistle Stop Pizza Shop & Wings

Saluda, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

Saluda Whistle Stop Pizza & Wings in down town Historic Saluda at the old 1920’s Esso Gas Station building, this place has had many names and uses over the years. It is known by many locals as “The Whistle Stop” as this location has served the community as the Whistle Stop during it’s history as well (right across from the Post Office & Bank).

The shop is centrally located on Main street right on the Rail Road Tracks. While our inside seating is limited, the outside seating is where I am sure most will want to sit. The deck is covered and is nestled right between the Railroad tracks and 176, so you can sit back and think about how people lived their lives here over 100 years ago… while you enjoy Brick oven style Pizza. Our opening menu will be somewhat limited but will have various flavors of Chicken wings not battered but fried in Sunflower oil and topped with an assortment of flavors. Naturally with Spring in the air and Summer around the corner we will also have a nice mixed salad as well. Can’t post much else on the menu at this point… don’t want to spoil all the surprises .

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Sassafras

Sassafras

Saluda, NC
Sassafras has a varied selection of comfortable and stylish apparel and accessories, for women that want to look as good as they feel. Along with offering personalized service that is friendly, attentive, patient and honest.

Monday - Friday 11AM - 5pm, and Saturday 10am - 5pm
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Somewhere In Time – Ice Cream & Antiques

Somewhere In Time – Ice Cream & Antiques

Saluda, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

Stop by and grab a cone or cup of Ice Cream in side a cute, quaint antiques store! We have delicious ice cream, ice coffee, sundae, floats, banana splits, cones, cups, penny candy and more in our quaint and unique shop. The ice cream is almost a requirement for any trip to Saluda!
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Subway

Subway

Saluda, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

Breakfast, sandwiches, salad, soup and more!
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Sweet Earth Mountain Resale, Consign & Thrift Shop

Sweet Earth Mountain Resale, Consign & Thrift Shop

Saluda, NC
Resale, Consignment and Thrift Shop. We are 70% consignment So wonderful diversity. We pride ourselves on great prices. Closeby In a quaint town.
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The Dressing Room,ETC

The Dressing Room,ETC

Saluda, NC
The Dressing Room, ETC. is an eclectic boutique continuously striving to deliver a one of a kind shopping experience. Discover seasonal selections of ladies fashion including purses, scarves, and costume jewelry. Clothing brands that are 95% made in the USA such as: Avalin, Chalet, Habitat, Libra, Prarie Cotton, and much more! Inquire about your own personal shopping consultant with the owner, Irmy Chmielewski.

Open from mid-March through December.

Mon-Sat 10am-5pm.



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The Gardener’s Cottage & The Brass Latch

The Gardener’s Cottage & The Brass Latch

Saluda, NC
Eclectic mix of vintage textiles, antique furniture and accessories for the passionate collector. Plus, linens and laces, quilts and quilt tops, vintage clothing and jewelry.
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Upscale Resale and Consignment

Upscale Resale and Consignment

Saluda, NC
Your Boutique Second Hand Store

We Buy and Sell with Style

At Upscale Resale and Consignment, we regularly accept donations, consignments and on-spot sales on a regular basis, and our ever-expanding inventory reflects this. Our shoppers benefit from our low prices. Those who sell to us on consignment basis are also satisfied with their profitable returns. Our quaint boutique is locally owned and our associates are eager to assist. Contact us to start shopping or selling today!
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Wakey Monkey

Wakey Monkey

Saluda, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

Coffee Cafe in Saluda NC serving smoothies, breakfast items like frittatas & waffles, bowls, sushi, soups & salads!
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Wildflour Bake Shop

Wildflour Bake Shop

Saluda, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

Wildflour Bakery originally began in 1981 as a part time venture, baking a few loaves of bread a week. Currently, we bake over 600 loaves of bread a week for fine stores and restaurants in Asheville, Hendersonville, Saluda & Tryon, North Carolina and the greater Greenville, South Carolina area. Come by on a Sunday morning and you will see bicycles lined up outside the entrance as it is a favorite destination for weekend bike enthusiasts. People are willing to drive for our delicious treats!
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Xualla

Xualla

Saluda, NC
Xualla is a Native American gift and jewelry shop on the charming downtown Main Street in Saluda. You will find amazing pieces of art, jewelry and accessories including jade, sterling, gold, copper, bronze, and real turquoise. They repair jewelry and do stonework. You will also find Fabulous Furs, perfumes from Italy, scarves, purses, and much more to come in this stunning shop in Saluda.
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