About Orchard Inn
Nestled in the peaceful Blue Ridge Mountains, the Orchard Inn has the perfect combination of charm, elegance, and coziness. Located outside of Asheville in Saluda, North Carolina, our inn is the perfect destination for a peaceful getaway. We offer both cottages and bed and breakfast rooms, each with a complimentary breakfast. Enjoy some fresh air on our expansive porch, indulge in dinner at our farm-to-table restaurant, or relax in your accommodations. With our outstanding amenities at your disposal, you may never want to leave!
You’ll never run out of things to do during your getaway to Orchard Inn. To start the planning process, take a look at our complimentary Vacation Guide. We know that planning a trip can be challenging, so we created a list of area activities, restaurants, and businesses you won’t want to miss. As locals, we want to give you the best experience possible in our area, so get your copy today!
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Be Our Guest
In addition to the nine guest rooms in the main building, there are five cottage suites complete with fireplaces, whirlpool baths, and private decks. All are comfortably furnished with period pieces and antiques, many with queen four-poster beds. You’ll be treated to gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains, and you’ll get to continue to enjoy them on the glassed-in dining porch overlooking the Warrior Mountains as you begin your day with a complimentary breakfast.
Dining at Orchard Inn
Orchard Inn offers both dinner and Sunday brunch at our restaurant, Newman’s. Here, you will enjoy the finest and freshest offerings on this side of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Each week, we create our menus based around what fresh, organic ingredients are available to us. We even get most of our produce from our own 4,000 sq. ft. organic garden and mini-orchard! You can reserve your table by giving us a call or through OpenTable.
Our cozy bed and breakfast is set back in the mountains, yet is just a five-minute drive to downtown Saluda. On Main Street, you’ll find a park, restaurants, boutiques, and more. Surrounding downtown, you can enjoy the many outdoor activities our area offers. Plus, we are about 40 minutes outside of Asheville, making it the perfect day trip! You can read about all the things to do in the area here.
Our Green Initiatives
Over the last few years at Orchard Inn, we have proudly begun incorporating various eco-friendly lodging initiatives into our Saluda bed and breakfast. We began by offering a Tesla and Electric Vehicle charging station for guests and others passing through the Asheville area. In January of 2016, we began a major restoration project to replace many of the old windows with brand new, energy-efficient glass that still retains the classic look and feel of the historic property. We have reduced plastic waste by providing guests with luxurious shampoo and body bars. We almost exclusively use local ingredients in the food at our restaurant, and we compost food waste and use it to fertilize our organic vegetable garden!
We are proud holders of the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Certificate and have achieved Silver Level status. We plan to continue our efforts in improving energy efficiency and reducing waste while treating guests to a memorable and relaxing getaway.
About the Owners
In 1978, Marc and Marianne were both independently owning and operating 40′ sailing charter boats in the Virgin Islands. Marianne had left Vienna, Austria, to spend a year in the tropics, and Marc had left Newport, Rhode Island, in search of adventure. The two met serendipitously over a photo Marianne took of Marc’s rainbow spinnaker sailing down the Francis Drake Passage off St. John. Little did she know, Marc was himself a photographer and this would be the beginning of their destiny together!
They both chartered for four years, taking guests from St. Thomas for week-long cruises island hopping in the British Virgin Islands. Since they were both chefs on their respective boats, preparing 3 gourmet meals a day in a tiny galley, they often remarked at what a dynamic duo they would be working together. As landlubbers on the beautiful Island of St. Thomas, the two were very involved in the local community. They owned 4 one-hour photo shops, raised three wonderful sons, and traveled the world doing corporate event photography for Fortune 100 clients.
While staying at 5-star resorts and hotels from Bali to Paris, on deluxe cruise ships, and at ultra-luxurious tented camps in the Maasai Mara, they took copious notes while dreaming of owning their own small hotel one day. After three years of crisscrossing America in search of the perfect B&B, they finally landed on Orchard Inn. Innkeeping is the culmination of experience for Marc & Marianne, who are the quintessential host and hostess.
Book Your Stay Today
It’s time to experience Orchard Inn for yourself! Browse through our North Carolina mountain lodging to start planning your stay. There’s nothing like the fresh air of Saluda; it’s the perfect way to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We look forward to seeing you!