“The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir
Do the mountains call to you? You’re not alone! It’s easy to feel at peace when you’re surrounded by these natural wonders. Sometimes, the best place to get away from it all is in the mountains. So, where is the best North Carolina mountain escape? We know exactly where to send you! Orchard Inn is perched on top of a mountain and has everything you need for the perfect getaway.
Start planning your trip to the mountains today when you access our complimentary Vacation Guide! Inside, you’ll find a list of our favorite things to do and see during your stay.
3 Reasons Why Orchard Inn Is the Best North Carolina Mountain Escape
1. Our Incredible Location
When you stay at Orchard Inn, you know you are in the mountains! Every accommodation has gorgeous mountain views, and some of our accommodations even have private porches overlooking the expansive landscape. Plus, we have communal spaces in the inn where you are welcome to take in the view. Enjoy breakfast in front of floor-to-ceiling windows in the morning and sip a glass of wine by the firepit on our expansive porch.
2. Countless Outdoor Activities
If you’re looking for a true North Carolina mountain escape, you probably want to get outdoors and experience the mountains for yourself. Orchard Inn is close to countless outdoor activities, and we even have a great hiking trail right onsite. Some of our favorite things to do in the mountains include:
- Take a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This winding road takes you through the most incredible mountain landscape. There are countless scenic overlooks to stop at along the way. You can either pull off to the side of the road to hike or opt to stop at an overlook that is directly next to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Either way, you’ll want to bring your camera!
- Go for a hike. There are so many places to hike around Orchard Inn that we can’t even list them all! Spend the day at a spot like Chimney Rock State Park or opt to go somewhere a little closer to Orchard Inn. Pearson’s Falls is a guest favorite– this stunning waterfall is just a 10-minute drive from Orchard Inn!
3. Outstanding Amenities
Just because you’re staying in a mountain location doesn’t mean your stay can’t be luxurious. We take pride in our amenities! Get ready for your day full of adventure with our complimentary, homemade breakfast each morning. Have the best sleep of your life when you pick a pillow from our Pillow Menu. Optional amenities include a trip to our onsite spa or a dinner reservation at our onsite restaurant, Newman’s.
Book Your North Carolina Mountain Escape Today
Everyone needs to get away every once in a while, and fresh mountain air is the best escape. Orchard Inn has been a mountain retreat for almost 100 years– it was originally built as a summer vacation spot by the Clerks for Southern Railway in 1926. Browse our accommodations to start planning your stay, then it’s time to make your reservation. Book your North Carolina mountain escape today!