The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Saluda

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Saluda, North Carolina

Saluda NC, situated in the foothills to the south of Asheville, is a town of old-fashioned charm and beauty, with sixteen of its buildings listed on the National Register.  Many years ago, before the railroad and the town, this area was known as Pace's Gap, a crossroad for traders and herders. The Pace's Gap community included separated homesteads and a Drovers inn. The roads were used by traders who carried goods and by people who herded livestock through Pace's Gap from the western towns and villages.
    Nestled peacefully in the mountains, Saluda became a railroad stop on the way to Asheville from the lowlands and, to this day, the steep climb up
the mountains is called the “Saluda Grade.” The historic railroad district allows visitors a chance to catch a glimpse of local railroad history. Main Street is also a National Historic District and offers restaurants, galleries and a variety of small shops. 

    Nearby Pearson's Falls is located off Highway 176 between Tryon and Saluda. This botanical preserve is comprised of 268 acres of native forest, spring-fed streams and a 1/4 mile trail to a 90 ft. waterfall. There are over 200 species of fern, flowering plants, algae and mosses in the wildflower preserve.

 

Resources
City Website
Saluda: Town Offices, PO Box 248, Saluda NC 28773; 828-749-2581
Facebook: Saluda
Location:
Central Mountains, 45 minutes south of Asheville
County: Polk County
: County Offices, 40 Courthouse Street, Columbus NC 28722; 828-894-3301
Elevation & Population:
2,060 feet, 575+
County Visitor/Welcome Center: Polk County Travel & Tourism
20 East Mills Street, Columbus NC 28722; 800-440-7848
City Tourism Website: Saluda 
Saluda Business Association
County Chamber of Commerce:
Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce  2753 Lynn Road, Suite A, Tryon NC 28782; 828-859-6236
Newspapers: Tryon Daily Bulletin 16 North Trade Street, Tryon NC 28782; 828-859-9151 Polk County News Journal PO Box 576, Columbus NC 28722; 864-457-3337
Movie Theatres: (Nearest) Tryon Theatre, 45 South Trade Street, Tryon NC 28782; 828-859-6811
High School: Polk County High School, 1681 East NC Highway 108, Columbus NC 28722; 828-894-2525
Colleges and Universities:
(Nearest) Isothermal Community College, 1255 West Mills Street, Columbus NC 28722; 828-894-3092
Hospitals:
(Nearest) St. Luke's Hospital, 101 Hospital Drive, Columbus NC 28722; 828-894-3311
Area Major Festivals:  Saluda Arts Festival (May)
Area Natural Attractions:
Pearson's Falls Pisgah National Forest
Area Cultural Attractions:  
Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE), Polk County Courthouse Polk County Historical Museum,
Tryon Fine Arts Center


Real Estate

Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining
Casual & Family Dining
Saluda Grade Cafe: (Cafe) 40 Main Street, Saluda NC 28773; 828-749-5854

Overseas & Exotic
Green River Bar-B-Que: (BBQ) 131 Main Street, Saluda NC 28773; 828-749-28773
The Purple Onion: (Mediterranean) 16 Main Street, Saluda NC 28773; 828-749-1179


Cafes & Grills
Hill's Harwood Grill: (Takeout Grill) 1095 Ozone Drive, Saluda NC 28773; 828-243-5424
Saluda Grade Cafe: (Cafe) 40 Main Street, Saluda NC 28773; 828-749-5854
Shaffer's Roadside Grill: (Grill) 1346 Ozone Drive, Saluda NC 28773; 828-749-1800
Tosh's Whistle Stop Cafe: (Cafe) 171 East Main Street, Saluda NC 28773; 828-749-3310

Ward's Grill: (Grill) 24 Main Street, Saluda NC 28773; 828-749-2321

Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations
Hotels, Inns & Lodges
Saluda Mountain Lodge: (Lodge) 1793 Holberts Cove Road, Saluda NC 28773; 866-602-6973
The Orchard Inn: (Country Inn) 7305 Highway 176, Saluda NC 28773; 800-581-3800
The Saluda Inn & Wine Cellar: (Village Inn) 229 Greenville Street, Saluda NC 28773; 828-749-9698


Bed & Breakfasts
The Oaks Bed & Breakfast: (B&B) 339 Greenville Street, Saluda NC 28773; 800-893-6091

Cabins, Cottages & Chalets
Bear Creek Lodge: (Cabins) 55 Bear Creek Lane, Saluda NC 28773; 828-749-9647
Cottages of Dark Corner: (Cottages) 225 Robin Lane, Saluda NC 28773; 828-749-3580
Saluda Mountain Lake Cabins: (Cabins) Saluda Lake, Cherokee Trail, Saluda NC 28773; 828-242-8686
Saluda Mountain Lake Retreat: (Cabins) Saluda NC 28773; 800-860-5585
Sandy Cut Cabins: (Cabins) Pearson Falls Road, Saluda NC 28773; 828-749-4689
Swayback Cabin at 1906 Pine Crest Inn: (Historic Cabin) Pine Crest Inn, Pine Crest Lane, Tryon NC 28782; 800-633-3001


Campgrounds
Green River Cove Campground: (Campground) 5200 Green River Cove Road, Saluda NC 28773; 828-749-3781
Orchard Lake Campground: (Campground) 460 Orchard Lake Road, Saluda NC 28773; 828-749-3901
Wilderness Cove Campground: (Campground) 3772 Green River Cove Road, Saluda NC 28773; 828-749-9100


Rental Agencies
Mountain Life Realty: (Rentals) 38 Main Street, Saluda NC 28773; 888-444-5838
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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