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The Ideal Family Retreat

Bedrooms 18
Half Baths3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights


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.

THERE IS NO AIR CONDITIONING ON THE PROPERTY. Each room has ceiling fans and screened windows. Most of the property is shaded.

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.

THIS IS A RUSTIC RETREAT. The property has the character and history of the 150 year old building it is.

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.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 28, 2016

About Joni

The owners have restored the property and maintain it to be a comfortable mountain retreat for large groups of people.

Joni purchased this house in 2004

Why Joni chose Asheville Area

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.

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
Apr 2013
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The Ideal Family Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Art Workshop

  • 5 of 5

Great house with plenty of space. My group really enjoyed the stay- THANKS!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Downstairs in Cellar
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Highland Lake
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Interstate 26
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Purple Onion
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Wolf Mountain
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Car: recommended

A small historic town located 30 miles from Asheville, 7 miles from Hendersonville, 5 miles from Tryon, Greenville and Spartanburg are 30 minutes away. Charlotte 1.5 hour drive, Atlanta, 3 hours.

This town is like taking a step back in time. Several restaurants, night life, live music. Quiet strolls down the sidewalk. Close enough to get out and explore local towns with a quiet home base.

Wineries are located within a 20 minute drive both east and west. Beautiful waterfalls, state parks and the historic Biltmore House are all near by.

Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the area - cyclists from all over the world come here to do spring training. This is home of the 'Bakery Ride' and the Saluda Grade Climb.

For those who love being surrounded by nature but don't enjoy the rigor of hiking, there are nature trails, and places to sit and enjoy the beauty of nature, even from a rocking chair or a downtown bench.

The town of Saluda has everything you will need to get by and all is walking distance from the Saluda Inn. Grocery store, library, wine shop, grill, bb-q, gourmet food, shopping, ice cream, coffee....

The area is dedicated to health and well being, you can throw a rock and hit a fantastic massage therapist, yoga, healing, drumming and many mountain side churches.


Rates & Availability

Saluda House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

$2700 weekend rate is for Friday-Sunday (Check-in and out at 3:00pm)
$3200 weekly rate is (Check-in and out at 3:00pm)
Please contact owner for check-in other than Friday.
Rates include taxes and cleaning fees. Linens (sheets, pillow cases and towels) are an additional fee of $10 per bed for the stay.

Winter rates are $75 more per night (Nov1-April 1).

Deposit of half to reserve the date. Remainder is due along with a credit card for security deposit 20 days prior to arrival.

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Saluda House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7200 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 32 people
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - Hall next to dining room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Located in room 10. Hand held shower nozzle, claw foot tub.
    Bathroom 3 - Located in Sunroom. Wheelchair accessable.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in room 11.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in room 20
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub , shower , Located in room 22. Tub in room, separate bath w/shower.
    Bathroom 13 - toilet , shower , Located in room 34.
    Bathroom 14 - toilet , shower , Located across from rooms 36/38 and next to room 31.
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in room 23.
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in 2nd floor hallway.
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , Located across the hall from rooms 26/28.
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in between rooms 25/27.
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , shower , Located next to room 30 and across from room 31
    Bathroom 12 - toilet , shower , Located in room 32.
  • 15 bathrooms. Many located in guest rooms. Others are for shared use. Several water closets available on the first floor. Bathrooms are all up-to-date and spotless. Many have claw footed tubs with rain showers. Others have showers. There are several common bathrooms and powder rooms throughout the house.
  • 18 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40
  • Bedroom 20 - 1 queen , 2ns floor private bath - clawfooted tub/shower & fireplace.
    Bedroom 22 - 1 double , 2nd floor, pvt bath, tub, shower & fireplace
    Bedroom 24 - 1 king , 2nd floor, pvt bath, shower/tub
    Bedroom 28 - 1 queen , 2nd floor, sink, water closet across the hall, hall shower
    Bedroom 23 - 1 queen , 2nd fl, pvt bath, shower, tub.
    Bedroom 25 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd fl., attached to room 27 by bathroom.
    Bedroom 10 - 1 king , 1st fl, inside & outside entrance , pvt bth (tub)
    Bedroom 11 - 1 queen , 1st fl, private bath with clawfooted tub/Shower
    Bedroom 26 - 1 queen , 2nd floor, inroom sink, hall bath
    Bedroom 21 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd fl adjoins room 23.
    Bedroom 36 - 1 king , 3rd fl, hall bath (shower), shared w/ rooms 38/31
    Bedroom 38 - 1 queen , 3rd fl shared bath (shower) with rooms 36/31.
    Bedroom 27 - 1 double , 2nd fl, adjoined to room 25 with bathroom, tub/shower
    Bedroom 32 - 1 queen , 3rd fl, pvt bath, shower & fireplace
    Bedroom 34 - 1 queen , 1 double , 3rd fl, pvt bath shower, loft
    Bedroom 31 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 3rd fl, hall bath shared with room 30. Daybed & trundle
    Bedroom 30 - 1 double , 1 child bed , 3rd fl, bathroom next door
    Bedroom 31 - 2 twin/ single , 3rd fl, hall bath/shower
  • All bedrooms are supplied with a summer coverlet or winter quilt and extra blankets. Many have private bathrooms, however there are common bathrooms for those who don't. Bedrooms on the first floor are accessible by wheelchair. Bedrooms on second floor are all hardwood floors. Third floor bedrooms are carpeted. All bedrooms have ceiling fans. A couple have fireplaces.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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