When you think about fall, so many wonderful images can pop into your mind. The first is the much awaited for cooler weather. Along with that is our stunning changing of the leaves. Pumpkins and fall festivals also happen during this time. We at Orchard Inn welcome each new season as it opens up something new for locals and guests. One activity that is a lot of fun and benefits the community is the Eliada Corn Maze. It is a great way to spend an afternoon here in the mountains. Read on to find out about Eliada and the corn maze!
Eliada is a staple in our community and does so much for our local children. Their main goal is to help children succeed. This can be taken care of in so many ways. For some children, it’s simply attending their school. By going to their school instead of a public one, their needs can be met easily. Some, however, require a bit more care. This is when children live at their facility. This is best for children dealing with trauma or is in need of specialized care.
The story behind Eliada is a wonderful one. It started in 1903 and called Faith Cottage. Eliada was a home for unwed mothers. The home quickly grew to 5 cottages in the area. Founded by Reverend Lucius B. Compton, it served as a safe place for girls and women. Along with the home, he opened Eliada Home, an orphanage for the children. The name Eliada comes from the Bible. He was one of King David’s sons. The name means “one for whom God cares”. Lots of community children have been cared for by this organization for over 100 years.
Eliada Corn Maze
This year’s Eliada Corn Maze is from September 14th- October 23rd. It is open a various times Wednesdays through Sundays. Tickets are affordable and give you access to all of the activities offered. Adults are $15, Children $10, and under 4 are free.
Eliada Corn Maze Activities
- Jumping Pillow- After it’s debut last year, the jumping pillow is back! This is a great activity for kids and adults.
- Cow Train/Hayride- Jump aboard and have a relaxing ride. You will get to see a part of the corn maze and around the field.
- Corn Cannons- Stuff them full of corn, aim, and fire! Try and hit one of the pumpkin men with your corn!
- Corn Maze- Be sure to take some time for the corn maze! There is one perfect for kids as well as one for adults! Enjoy the stroll and see how long it takes you to get out!
Be sure to join us this fall for the Eliada Corn Maze. The next time you think about taking a trip to the mountains, consider staying with us at Orchard Inn. Our lovely B&B is in Saluda, NC. Our location is convenient to attractions in Asheville as well as Hendersonville, Flat Rock, and more.
Our B&B has several rooms in our main house as well as cottages. Many of our rooms boast incredible mountain views. Others have extra amenities like fireplaces and jacuzzi tubs. You will fall asleep quickly when you rest in our comfortable beds topped with luxurious linens. Prefer a specific type of pillow? Have a look at our Pillow Menu! Each morning you are with us, join everyone for a hearty and homemade breakfast. Contact us today and begin planning your next trip to the beautiful North Carolina mountains.
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