The state of North Carolina thrives in the beauty of fall, so it’s no surprise that fall drinks are a top priority here. During your stay at Orchard Inn, make it a priority to try some North Carolina hard cider. This hard cider is fresh, delicious, and full of local flavor. Make sure you access our complimentary Vacation Guide for even more information on what to do and see in Western North Carolina!
3 of the Best Places to Get North Carolina Hard Cider
Appalachian Ridge Artisan Hard Cider | Hendersonville, NC
Located in our neighboring town of Hendersonville, the Appalachian Ridge Artisan Cidery is the newest addition to Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards. Although the cidery itself is new, the cider is actually the oldest produced in the region! The tasting room is in a renovated barn, so the atmosphere is casual and cozy. Plus, they have more than just ciders! You can get all sorts of apple products here like baked apples, croissants, and more.
Bold Rock Hard Cider | Mills River, NC
You can’t resist going to Bold Rock’s Mills River Cidery Tasting Room while you’re in North Carolina! This cider originated in Virginia, but we welcome it into NC with open arms. At this particular tasting room, the cider is crafted with locally sourced Henderson County apples. As you sip, you’ll get to look out over the production floor and bottling line. Hungry? The Bold Bites Mobile Kitchen has all the Southern cooking goodies you could ever imagine!
Flat Rock Cider Works | Flat Rock, NC
Flat Rock Cider Works is a great place to get a taste of our area. Their delicious ciders are all made from locally picked fruits. It is extremely important to them that their product stays local all the way from the tree to the bottle. Claim a spot in their spacious tasting room or sit outside to enjoy the beautiful surrounding scenery while sipping your ice-cold North Carolina hard cider. While you’re there, make sure you try the Blackberry Gold. It is the perfect balance of tart and sweet!
Attend CiderFest NC
If you love North Carolina hard cider, you have to come to town for CiderFest NC. Every October, cider makers from all over the state exhibit their ciders, mead, and apple wines to festival-goers. There are more than 15 cider makers represented and over 50 varieties for you to try! It’s the perfect opportunity because countless ciders are all in one place for you to enjoy. Plus, you can indulge in some small plates, shopping, and entertainment at the festival.
Book a North Carolina Getaway
The best way to make the most of your incredible vacation in North Carolina is to stay in the finest accommodations! Set back in the mountains of Saluda, Orchard Inn offers luxurious lodging and outstanding amenities in a cozy and comfortable environment. With additional features like relaxing spa services and incredible dining, you are guaranteed to have the getaway of a lifetime. Browse our accommodations to get started planning your trip! North Carolina hard cider awaits.