The Best Reasons to Spend June in Western NC

Summer is almost upon us! Schools will be letting out and the first summer vacations are being planned. While you consider your first trip, think about the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and spend some time this June in Western NC. The weather is gorgeous, and the events can’t be beaten! 

Why June in Saluda, NC 

The mountains of NC are perfect in the summer. It’s not too hot and the humidity hasn’t quite spiked. The events in and around Saluda make a fabulous retreat for a lowkey summer trip. You can avoid the bustle and traffic of the beaches and make Saluda your destination of choice. You can try the best restaurants in Western NC and explore everything there is to offer! 

The Weather 

The weather in June is wonderful. The highs range from the mid-70s to the 80s with lows in the 60s. The average temperature is 85 degrees. Humidity is relatively low for the summer, around 71%. You can expect rainfall for 14.5 days out of the month and June is one of the peak times of year for the most daily sunshine.  


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Popular Events 

Monet & Friends is a traveling exhibit featuring the works of Monet and others. The exhibit starts in March and runs through July. It is a one-of-a-kind experience where the works are projected around the room for one of the best ways to experience mid-nineteenth-century art. 


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Downtown After 5 begins in May and runs all summer. The Asheville festival is held every third Friday of the month. Guests can enjoy great music, wine, and local beers. It’s a guest favorite! 

Top of the Grade Concerts are five free concerts in downtown Saluda beginning in June. You can grab your blanket and a bottle of wine and head over to McCreery Park to immerse yourself in the live music! 

Brevard Music Center Festival is a truly unique experience. All summer, beginning in June, talented musicians and rising stars come to the festival to play. You can hear everything from classical music to watching movies on a big screen while the musical score plays live in front of you! 

Father’s Day 

You can’t talk about June without celebrating all the dads out there. What better way to surprise dad than a trip to the mountains for a relaxing, fun getaway? There are SO many things to do around Saluda that dad will love. You can hike, fish, take in live music, or simply enjoy the peace and tranquility of the mountains. You don’t want to miss the chance to have a Father’s Day getaway to Western NC! 

Your Perfect June Stay Awaits at the Orchard Inn 

When you’re planning your first summer trip to the mountains, book your stay with the Orchard Inn! We offer gorgeous accommodations, beautiful suites, and plenty more. We’re a short drive from Asheville and Brevard, so you can enjoy all that June in Western NC has to offer. During your Father’s Day stay, you can even join us for Father’s Day Brunch right here at the inn!

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