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Saluda is a small town of less than 1,000 residents located just thirty minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway southeast of Asheville. It's nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a quiet, slow-paced community near many recreational opportunities and attractions. Saluda began as a railroad town, and although trains no longer climb the steep Saluda Grade and pass through the village, it's still obvious how important the railroad was to this historic little community. Tree-lined streets shade lovely old Victorian homes, and many shops and restaurants can be found along the main street of town. Many of the buildings were constructed long ago and Saluda has been registered as a National Historic Landmark. The Saluda Train Depot, which once welcomed seasonal visitors to the area, has been restored to its' original charm and character. It sits in an area called Saluda Station, which also contains a genuine 19th century caboose from the Southern Railway line. The old depot houses several shops, and local musicians often entertain visitors outside in the "open air listening room" between the caboose and neighboring buildings. Attractions near Saluda include the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, the Nantahala National Forest and the Pisgah National Forest. Recreation in the area consists of everything from hiking and mountain biking to white water rafting and kayaking.

Surrounding areas: Tryon, North Carolina (6.5 mi), Hendersonville, North Carolina (8.5 mi), Columbus, North Carolina (8.7 mi), Chimney Rock, North Carolina (14.7 mi), Lake Lure, North Carolina (16.0 mi), Cedar Mountain, North Carolina (17.8 mi), Pisgah Forest, North Carolina (19.8 mi)

Saluda Vacation Rentals

Saluda Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Hampton Inn Hendersonville155 Sugarloaf RdHendersonville, NC8.4 mi.(828) 697-2333
Ramada Limited150 Sugarloaf RdHendersonville, NC8.4 mi.(828) 697-0006
Comfort Inn206 Mitchelle DrHendersonville, NC8.5 mi.(800) 882-3843
Quality Inn & Suites201 Sugarloaf RdHendersonville, NC8.5 mi.(828) 697-4399
Days Inn501 W MLS StColumbus, NC8.7 mi.(828) 894-3303
Days Inn - Hendersonville102 Mitchell DrHendersonville, NC8.8 mi.(828) 697-5999
Lake Lure Golf & Beach Resort112 MTNS BlvdLake Lure, NC15.6 mi.(800) 260-1040
Lake Lure InnHwy 64/74Lake Lure, NC15.6 mi.(828) 625-2525
Days Inn Airport183 Underwood RdFletcher, NC17.2 mi.(800) 329-7466
Econo Lodge Airport196 Underwood RdFletcher, NC17.6 mi.(704) 684-1200
Hampton Inn & Suites18 Rockwood RdFletcher, NC17.6 mi.(828) 687-0806
Comfort Inn-airport15 Rockwood RdArden, NC17.7 mi.(828) 687-9199
Sun Valley Motel2507 Hendersonville RdArden, NC17.9 mi.(828) 684-6944
Holiday Inn Airport550 Airport RdFletcher, NC17.9 mi.(704) 684-1213
Quality Inn & Suites1 Skyline Inn DrArden, NC18.5 mi.(828) 684-6688
Sleep Inn110 Hawkins RdTravelers Rest, SC18.6 mi.(864) 834-7040
Hampton Inn593 Roe CtTravelers Rest, SC19.7 mi.(864) 834-5550
Hampton Inn Brevard800 Frst Gate CtrPisgah Forest, NC19.8 mi.(828) 883-4800
Holiday Inn Express1570 Asheville HwyBrevard, NC20.4 mi.(Inv) ali-dInp
Comfort Inn611 W Wade Hampton BlvdGreer, SC20.8 mi.(864) 848-4995
Holiday Inn Express1315 W Wade Hampton BlvdGreer, SC21.0 mi.(864) 877-0076
Marriott Execustay/Turtle Creek99 Turtle Creek DrAsheville, NC21.2 mi.(800) 789-7829
Brevard Motor Lodge750 N Caldwell StBrevard, NC21.5 mi.(828) 884-3456
Imperial Motor LodgeHwy 64 & 276 NBrevard, NC21.7 mi.(828) 884-2887
In Town Suites-Greenville North2504 Wade Hampton BlvdGreenville, SC23.7 mi.(864) 244-8580
Best Way Motel1304 Poinsett HwyGreenville, SC24.1 mi.(864) 271-1780
Ramada800 Fairview RdAsheville, NC24.5 mi.(828) 298-9141
Rutherford Inn210 Reservation DrSpindale, NC24.6 mi.(704) 286-3681
Fairfield Inn North Spartanburg125 Sloane GardenBoiling Springs, SC24.6 mi.(864) 699-0000
Comfort Suites Biltmore Square Mall890 Brevard RdAsheville, NC24.8 mi.(704) 665-4000
Guest House Inn-greenville2015 Wade Hampton BlvdGreenville, SC24.8 mi.(864) 751-4500
Holiday Inn Express234 Hendersonville RdAsheville, NC24.9 mi.(828) 274-0101
Baymont Inn-asheville204 Hendersonville RdAsheville, NC25.0 mi.(828) 274-2022
Howard Johnson Biltmore190 Hendersonville RdAsheville, NC25.0 mi.(828) 274-2300
Days Inn101 Outlet RdSpartanburg, SC25.0 mi.(864) 576-7300
Quality Inn2070 New Cut RdSpartanburg, SC25.0 mi.(864) 576-2992
Hampton Inn1 Rocky Ridge RdAsheville, NC25.1 mi.(828) 667-2022
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1 Wedgefield DrAsheville, NC25.1 mi.(828) 665-6519
Super 8 Biltmore9 Wedgefield DrAsheville, NC25.1 mi.(828) 670-8800
Country Inn & Suites199 Tunnel RdAsheville, NC25.2 mi.(828) 254-4311
Bed & Breakfast
Woodfield Inn2905 Greenville HwyFlat Rock, NC5.5 mi.(828) 693-6016

Saluda Weather & Climate

The foothills near Asheville, has a climate that is often hard to predict, but can generally be called mild. The elevation of the region is about 2,200 feet. Temperatures are warmer in winter than the High Country, and cooler in summer than the low lying areas and Piedmont Region. Spring has mild days and cool nights with some rainy days. Summer is warm and humid with scattered afternoon thunderstorms, but temperatures rarely rise above 90 degrees. Conditions cool down a little by October, but days are still warm and nights are cool. It's perfect weather for viewing the spectacular fall foliage. In winter, the high mountains protect the area and there is seldom a major snowfall. Highs even in the middle of winter range in the 40s and 50s.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 51°F 30°F 5.81 in. -
February 56°F 32°F 5.11 in. -
March 65°F 39°F 6.66 in. -
April 73°F 45°F 4.75 in. -
May 80°F 54°F 5.77 in. -
June 86°F 62°F 5.62 in. -
July 89°F 66°F 5.26 in. -
August 87°F 65°F 6.18 in. -
September 81°F 59°F 5.56 in. -
October 73°F 48°F 4.95 in. -
November 63°F 39°F 4.91 in. -
December 54°F 32°F 4.85 in. -

Saluda Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Asheville Regional airport (AVL) located about 17 miles northwest of Saluda in Asheville, North Carolina, the Greenville Spartanburg International airport (GSP) located approximately 24 miles south of Saluda in Greer, South Carolina, the Donaldson Center airport (GYH) located roughly 33 miles south of Saluda in Greenville, South Carolina, and finally the Shelby Municipal airport (EHO) located around 42 miles east of Saluda in Shelby, North Carolina.

Saluda Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Ghost Town in the SkyMaggie ValleyNC46.5 mi.
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC56.9 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC56.9 mi.
DollywoodPigeon ForgeTN77.8 mi.
Rockin' RacewayPigeon ForgeTN77.8 mi.
NASCAR SpeedParkSeviervilleTN81.0 mi.
Paramount's CarowindsCharlotteNC85.0 mi.
Water Parks
Paramount's Carowinds-Water WorksPinevilleNC83.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Crooked Creek Golf ClubHendersonvilleNC8.6 mi.
Cummings Cove Golf & Country ClubHendersonvilleNC8.6 mi.
Orchard Trace Golf ClubHendersonvilleNC8.6 mi.
Red Fox Country ClubTryonNC11.9 mi.
Links O TryonCampobelloSC14.2 mi.
Lake Lure Municipal Golf CourseLake LureNC15.4 mi.
Broadmoor Golf LinksFletcherNC15.9 mi.
Lake Lure Golf & Beach ResortLake LureNC16.9 mi.
Village Greens Golf & Country ClubGramlingSC16.9 mi.
High Vista Country ClubArdenNC17.9 mi.
Brookwood Golf ClubArdenNC18.9 mi.
Connestee Falls Golf CourseBrevardNC21.4 mi.
Glen Cannon Country ClubBrevardNC21.4 mi.
Sherwood Forest Golf ClubBrevardNC21.4 mi.
Greer Golf & Country ClubGreerSC22.4 mi.
Willow Creek Golf CourseGreerSC22.4 mi.
Hillandale Golf CourseGreenvilleSC23.2 mi.
Cleghorn Plantation Golf & Country ClubRutherfordtonNC24.1 mi.
Meadowbrook Golf ClubRutherfordtonNC24.1 mi.
Rutherfordton Golf ClubRutherfordtonNC24.1 mi.
River Falls PlantationDuncanSC24.2 mi.
Willow Springs Country ClubWilsonNC24.8 mi.
Devils Ridge Golf ClubHolly SpringsNC25.4 mi.
Black Mountain Golf CourseBlack MountainNC25.9 mi.
Buncombe County Municipal Golf CourseAshevilleNC26.4 mi.
Bonnie Brae Golf ClubGreenvilleSC26.8 mi.
Furman University Golf CourseGreenvilleSC26.8 mi.
Summersett Golf ClubGreenvilleSC26.8 mi.
Verdae Greens Golf ClubGreenvilleSC26.8 mi.
Forest City Municipal Golf CourseForest CityNC27.5 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC42.3 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC46.5 mi.
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC56.8 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC69.4 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC69.4 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC69.9 mi.
State Parks
Pleasant Ridge State ParkSC12.5 mi. 
Caesars Head State ParkSC17.5 mi. 
Paris Mountain State ParkSC20.6 mi. 
Table Rock State ParkSC24.4 mi. 
Keowee Toxaway State ParkSC37.1 mi. 
Mount Mitchell State ParkNC37.2 mi. 
Croft State ParkSC38.8 mi. 
Bob Jones University Museum & GalleryGreenvilleSC26.6 mi.(Art)
South Carolina Gold MuseumPickensSC31.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Zoos and Aquariums
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC26.6 mi.
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC27.7 mi.
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN101.5 mi.
Riverbanks Zoological Park and Botanical GardenColumbiaSC113.5 mi.

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