A private, mountain oasis, Saluda is the perfect place to escape for a romantic celebration, weekend getaway, or a vacation with friends. Outside the bustling city of Asheville, our small town offers serenity and relaxation while remaining close enough to the city for a day trip. While staying at Orchard Inn, you can experience all the things to do in Western NC! 

Below, you’ll find some of the best things to do in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC. Start your planning by accessing our complimentary Vacation Guide we designed especially for you.

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Explore These Things to Do in Western North Carolina

Get Away from the Stresses of Everyday Life

It’s time to take a break from your busy routine. Traveling to a place as scenic and serene as the mountains of Saluda will make you feel refreshed and rejuvenated in no time. As soon as you step out of the car at Orchard Inn, you will immediately feel your worries wash away. Take a break from your daily habits with these things to do in Western NC:

Reset in Nature

We’re all busy, and we all spend way too much time indoors. Whether you’re constantly in the office, at home, or even at the grocery store, you’re always in an enclosed space. It’s time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air! Our area has some of the most breathtaking scenery you have ever experienced and tons of adventures to enjoy. Unplug with a day spent outdoors at any of these activities:

Enjoy the City of Asheville

Orchard Inn is located about 40 minutes away from Asheville, making it the perfect day trip during your stay! Browse through quaint shops, dine at award-winning restaurants, visit historic sites, and more! 

Search for Art

Western North Carolina is known for its incredible art. You never know what you will find! Whether you are just browsing or enjoy watching artists practice their craft, you will love the art scene here. These are some of our favorite spots:

Explore Our Culinary & Beverage Offerings

When you’re on vacation, food isn’t just a necessity. It’s part of the experience! Between enjoying all the fun things to do in Western NC, indulge in the delicious cuisine the area has to offer. Here are some of our favorite spots:

Strengthen Your Relationship

Whether you’re looking for an excuse to get away with your sweetheart or are celebrating a relationship milestone, you deserve a romantic vacation! Here are a few of the best ways to enjoy a special getaway together:

Learn a Little

A vacation is even better when you are able to go home with some new knowledge! Western North Carolina is filled with incredible history that is waiting to be experienced. You’ll be satisfied knowing you learned something on your trip after you visit any of these attractions:

Relish in the Season

No matter what time you choose to visit, there are always Western NC things to do. Here’s how to enjoy the seasons in our area:

Experience All the Things to Do in Western NC at Orchard Inn

Set back in the mountains of Saluda, Orchard Inn is the perfect home base for experiencing all the things to do in Western NC. After your day of adventures, you’ll love relaxing in your cozy accommodations! Our luxurious amenities, breathtaking views, and homemade breakfasts will make you feel as if it’s your home away from home. With many spots for you to sit back and relax, Orchard Inn is the ideal destination to recoup and rejuvenate before returning home. Check availability today!