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Saluda, N.C. and the Gem On the Hill

APtravelnews-Saluda, N.C-Beautifully located in the quaint town of Saluda, the Orchard Inn is the perfect western North Carolina bed and breakfast for you if you’re looking for a relaxing mountain getaway. These great hosts offer carefully designed bed and breakfast rooms and rustic cabins in the western North Carolina mountains, you’ll experience Southern hospitality right at their doorstep. We’ve been there twice and love this place!

Nestled in the foothills of western North Carolina, the Orchard Inn is a historic structure surrounded by the splendor of Mother Nature. If you’re coming from the north, you’ll descend through the lower Blue Ridge mountains and valleys to just below the village of Saluda, whose entire downtown area has been designated on the National Historic Register. From the south, you wind from the upper piedmont into the foothills; then, by the “old road”, a Scenic By-way, up through the Pacolet River gorge past rocky falls so close they mist your windshield. Either way, as you approach the Orchard Inn up the long winding driveway, the rest of the world falls away and you enter a mountaintop escape on 12 peaceful acres. The elegant intimacy and warm hospitality of the Orchard Inn create the perfect atmosphere for an unforgettable stay in their bed and breakfast in western NC.

Featured Orchard Inn Events & Specials

Don’t Miss These Spooky Asheville Halloween Activities

There is holiday each fall that children and adults look forward to, Halloween. We at Orchard Inn love the fall here in the Western North Carolina mountains and…Learn More

Apple Festival in Hendersonville NC

Fun to the Core: Enjoy the Apple Festival in Hendersonville NC

If there is one thing that is well known about the North Carolina mountains is that we have some of the best apples around. Each fall, people come…Learn More

From their Blog  Spa Services for Couples Near Asheville

If you’re looking for a little romance during your visit…Read More

Mid Week Images To Remember

Taken just before Hurricane Andrew struck!
Taken just before Hurricane Andrew struck Biscayne Bay!
This 100-pound grouper was brought up from 200-feet off of Mexico on the boat Catch-22. No its not a Goliath Grouper!
This 100-pound grouper was brought up from 200-feet off of Mexico on the boat Catch-22. No its not a Goliath Grouper!
The way it used to be! Joe Brooks image! From my book: History of Fishing The Florida Keys!
The way it used to be! Joe Brooks image! From my book: History of Fishing The Florida Keys!
NUTS! In the Arctic!
NUTS! In the Arctic!
Great entry way to a B n B!
Great entry way to a B n B!

Famous Shorty’s Catch & Release in the Grease WOW Breading!

Couldn't stay away from this booth. Mahi Mahi and shrimp were fantastic fried with Shorty's breading mixes!
Couldn’t stay away from this booth. Mahi Mahi and shrimp were fantastic fried with Shorty’s breading mixes!

APtravelnews-August 2nd,–Goose Holler’ Farm, TN.–At the recent ICAST Show in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center I found a few great items to call home about! Shorty’s kept me in fish and shrimp, but in the finest and tasty style. They had a breading for seafood, chicken, just about anything you can fry. Their mixes were the tastiest I ever experienced and as a food writer, thats saying alot! The Spicey Seafood & Chicken Breading is designed as an all-purpose breading good for all types of foods including: Veggies, seafood, chicken, wild game, pork, oysters WOW!, and soft shell crabs too! Go shortysbreading.com or call them at 434-390-1101 and they’ll ship to you anywhere you like!

a 12-OZ Bag of Shorty's goes along way to making whatever you fry really taste great! I went back to their booth to taste a whole lot more than "seconds."
a 12-OZ Bag of Shorty’s goes along way to making whatever you fry really taste great! I went back to their booth to taste a whole lot more than “seconds.”

Wolverine Tackle Has a New Multi functional Tackle, or Utility Box

Wolverine Tackle has come up with another winner. This hard plastic tackle box fit anywhere and is rugged and multi-functional too!
Wolverine Tackle has come up with another winner. This hard plastic tackle box fit anywhere and is rugged and multi-functional too!

APtravelnews-August 1st–Goose Holler’ Farm, TN.–Every once- in- a-awhile, I run across a new item that not only intrigues me with its functionality and fit, but I just want it for my own various uses. Well, I found such as the recent ICAST Show in Orlando. Owning a utility golf cart, a boat, tractors and having a dock at my pond; it  immediately struck me that this multi-connectivity tackle box had my complete attention! The included brackets and connectors allow you to virtually attach this box to a golf cart, boat dock post-just about anywhere! The box has deep trays and one removable dish-tray. The cup holder is designed to accept regular coffee mugs with handles and straight up travel mugs. Go: to their web at www.wolverinetackleinc.com  Give a call to get yours at: 630-289-4728 for sales: sales@wolverinetackleinc.com

Best girlfriend for holding onto your "needful stuff."
Wolverine, my new best girlfriend for holding onto my/your “needful stuff.”
This box has a nice cup-holder, several attachment connectors for various  stanchions on a variety of equipment.
This box has a nice cup-holder, several attachment connectors for various stanchions on a variety of equipment.