Saluda House Rental Photos and Description
An 18 Bedrooms Mountain Home, Set In Tall Evergreens And Mountain Laurels
The Saluda Inn is a comfortable environment that can easily accommodate a group of 38 (sometimes more). With 7200 sq. ft. of living space, it offers guests the opportunity to spread out and yet still be under the same roof. http://www.saludainn.com/rates-reservations/53.html for the floor plan.
There are spacious living rooms for meetings and group activities. The dining room has plenty of seating for everyone in your group to share meals together. Kitchen facilities are roomy and fully equipped for you to prepare your own meals as you wish or arrange to have your meals catered. The sunroom offers a great place to spend time with a book. You may even wish to enjoy the almost 2 acres of property by sitting next to a campfire, enjoying a game of shuffleboard or just relaxing under a tree in the hammock.
Take a stroll down the sidewalk into historical downtown Saluda to visit the great shops, parks and restaurants. Enjoy an afternoon of tubing on the Green River or a brisk bike ride down to Pearson Falls or just get in some good rocking time on the porch. The Saluda Inn lends itself to a focused group retreat or to a group that just wants to step back in time and relax.
The inn is available by the week or weekend. Your group will truly “have it to yourself.”
Beds have comforter and top blanket, bring your linens and pillows.
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only
Joni Mahaffey-Rauschenbach a graduate of USC Johnson & Wales Graduate school of Culinary Arts in Vail, Colorado
Wine and food have guided her through life and where she met her husband Rich. She owns Joni Artisanal Wine and Beer.
Rich lived in New Jersey most of his childhood & in New York most of his adult life other than a brief stint as a bartender in Berkeley, CA. Rich graduated from SUNY Albany and Harvard.
He is a firefighter in Asheville. When he is not on duty, he is training for triathalons.
Joni and Rich have a couple of dogs and a little boy who has really enjoyed living in this tiny little town where he walks to school every morning.
Joni purchased this house in 2004
Why Joni chose Saluda
Although it is a very large property, it felt warm and inviting, peaceful and just like a home should feel. Almost like being in Grandma's home. When we first saw it, there was an overwhelming need to buy it and restore it so that it could continue to be used as a family retreat. It took a lot of time, work, money and courage. So far it has all been worth it.
What makes this house unique
The property offers a great, commercial-like kitchen that seems to be the heartbeat of the house, all day long there is activity. Just like at Grandma's, in the morning for coffee and the late hours of the night for midnight snacking.
The wrap around porch offers sunshine and shade and rockers with many hour on them. A porch swing and some card tables.
The outside offers a mature setting, views of gentle mountains, valley and tall tree tops. There is a fire pit, shuffle board & horse shoes. If the family gets to be too much, you can hide in one of the rooms in the inn or walk downtown.
All age appropriate, childern love running up and down the long halls at the inn. Grandparents love the many places to sit and enjoy watching the buzz of the family. The younger generations love the freedom of walking downtown, the green river tubing and the parks. Basket ball, tennis and a couple of great playgrounds are walking distance from the inn.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Twenty-nine extended family members celebrated birthdays of the oldest (92) and youngest (3) on the first weekend of April. We have rented homes in SC and GA trying to stay within five-six hours for everyone scattered in four states. We prefer one house finding that late nights/early morning meetings in the kitchen produce the best interaction among family members that rarely see each other. Most family members concluded that it was a good location and the house met our needs.The Inn provided a variety of bed sizes with comfortable bedding and baths at an affordable rate. If one didn't like the clawfoot tub/shower unit adjoining many of the bedrooms, standard showers were available off the hallway. The kitchen was clean and one of the best in space and equipment that we have encountered in vacation house rentals. We enjoyed Final Four basketball games on the flat screen in the sunroom, entertained little ones with DVDs in the music room, and at least one person spent time on a laptop in a bedroom. The house is big enough to provide space for all and the area offers "something for everyone." It is an old house and there is always room for improvements. We look forward to a return trip.
Stayed April 2013, traveled with family