One of the Best Weekend Trips from Charlotte

This spring, give yourself the chance to escape the city’s relentless pace and escape to the mountain town of Saluda, in the heart of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. Not only is Saluda one of the best weekend trips from Charlotte, but it’s the perfect refreshing change of scenery and pace. Saluda is a quick 90 minute drive from Charlotte and offers a charming, quaint, and artistic getaway amidst lush scenery and invigorating activities. 

Whether you shop or visit art galleries along Saluda’s Main Street, hike and chase waterfalls in the nearby mountains, seek adrenaline-pumping fun on the whitewater rapids of the Green River, or seek solace at our spectacular Inn, you’ll find there are plenty of things to do in Saluda for the discerning traveler. As the trees continue to bud out and the vibrant colors of dogwoods, azaleas, and local wildflowers paint the landscape, you’ll be hard-pressed to find weekend trips from Charlotte more beautiful or engaging. 

Whatever a weekend getaway means for you, know you’ll find restful accommodations and exquisite guest experiences at our top-rated Saluda, North Carolina Bed and Breakfast. A stay with us gives you the luxury of time to engage more fully with the local culture, savor the culinary delights offered at Newman’s Restaurant, relax and indulge in spa treatments, and discover the hidden gems that make Saluda a destination worth returning to. Away from the clamor of the city, you find a place where each day invites new discoveries and ample relaxation. Book your room at our Saluda, North Carolina Bed and Breakfast today! 

A couple drinking wine and enjoying one of the best weekend trips from Charlotte

8 Ways to Enjoy Weekend Trips From Charlotte

If you’re looking for memorable weekend trips from Charlotte, odds are you’re looking for a relaxed change of pace and the opportunity to escape the city’s hustle and bustle. That’s exactly what you’ll find in our charming mountain town outside Asheville. Saluda offers visitors a welcoming atmosphere and picturesque surroundings, not to mention an array of things to do. 

Outdoor enthusiasts will find Saluda’s natural landscape a welcome change during their weekend trips from Charlotte. Spend your afternoons walking the trails or reading a book in one of the picturesque locations around our property, or head out to enjoy local trails. This town really does offer something for everyone, and we’ve included a list of some of our favorite activities for you to enjoy during your upcoming weekend trips from Charlotte. 

  1. Hike to Pearson’s Falls and Glen, just a few minutes from our Saluda, NC, Hotel. Other great waterfall hikes include Big and Little Bradley Falls.
  2. Head to the stunning Chimney Rock State Park and hike the World’s Edge Trail.
  3. As the weather warms up, it’ll be time to paddle along scenic, relaxed stretches of the Green River Gorge. You can rent equipment locally with Green River Adventures. Of course, you can also partner with them for whitewater rafting adventures. 
  4. Go wine tasting in the nearby Tryon Foothills Wine Region.
  5. Head to the nearby Tryon Equestrian Center, a world-class destination for horse lovers.
  6. Take in the scenery from above and enjoy a ziplining adventure through the North Carolina Mountains.
  7. Use Saluda as a great jumping-off point to explore even more charming Western North Carolina mountain towns during your weekend trips from Charlotte. Top towns in the area include Lake Lure, Weaverville, Black Mountain, Brevard, Asheville, and more.  
  8. Don’t miss your chance to tour Biltmore, the grandest home in the country, built by the Vanderbilt family in the late 1800s. 
Our Historic Inn in Saluda, NC is one of the best weekend trips from Charlotte

Why You Should Choose Our Romantic Hotel in Saluda, NC

If there’s one thing that sets the Orchard Inn & Spa apart as one of the best weekend trips from Charlotte, it’s our secluded setting away from the hustle and bustle. We’re close enough to enjoy the best of Asheville but far enough away to feel as though you have a truly restorative and private retreat. Our Inn is perfect for romantic getaways, solo adventures, and quiet, contemplative weekends. For decades, it has been a beloved retreat in the Western North Carolina Mountains. 

Our Saluda, North Carolina Bed and Breakfast features a range of accommodations, including nine guest rooms in the main building and five cottage suites with fireplaces, whirlpool baths, and private decks. No matter the accommodations you choose for your weekend trips from Charlotte, you can expect a fine range of amenities and exceptional hospitality throughout your stay. We’ve carefully curated our guest experience to be the best it can be, including offering you a pillow menu to choose from so you can enjoy your best night of sleep away from him. 

One of our guests’ favorite amenities is the daily breakfast at Newman’s Restaurant, which is included with every stay at our Bed and Breakfast. Our made-to-order breakfast is served daily from 8:30 to 9:30 AM on the glassed-in dining porch overlooking the Warrior Mountains. Start with a delicious cup of custom-roasted coffee blend tea from our collection, followed by a choice of baked goods. Once settled, you’ll order from the day’s breakfast selections, which always focus on fresh and seasonal ingredients. 

After breakfast, get ready for an unforgettable day in the North Carolina Mountains – the stunning beauty of which is the entire reason to plan weekend trips from Charlotte in the first place! No matter what you do, leave yourself plenty of time to enjoy the exquisite views from our property and at least one indulgent treatment in our onsite spa. The atmosphere at our Bed and Breakfast is inviting and the perfect place to unplug and get away from your daily grind. 

At the end of the day, allow us to treat you to one of the best meals you’ll find in the North Carolina Mountains, once again at Newman’s Restaurant. With regularly rotating menus, you can expect seasonal farm-to-table cuisine, gorgeous mountain views, and one of the finest dining experiences in the area. There’s so much to love about our Saluda, North Carolina Bed and Breakfast – and we genuinely hope you’ll make us the next destination for weekend trips from Charlotte. Book your room today!