Bed and Breakfast Inn in Saluda North Carolina
The Oaks Victorian Inn

This Historic Victorian Inn

Located in one of the oldest established villages in Western North Carolina, stands a landmark work of art—a testament to the architecture and craftsmanship of the 1800’s…  More history

Parlor at the Oaks Inn

Relax and Explore

Sit a while on our veranda and garden terrace, or unwind by a cozy fire.  Create mountain memories to last a lifetime.  Decompress from ‘life in the fast lane’. . . you have found a place to relax and reconnect.  More to explore



The entire experience of staying at this Vanderbilt era mansion (1895) is a feast for the senses: every antique appointed room plush and spotless and every breakfast an event! This is the best B&B experience you will ever have!

The Oaks Bed and Breakfast can comfortably accommodate two, three and four guests with our spacious Queen Rooms, Turret Room and Carriage House Suite.  Call or ‘click’ to reserve the accommodation of your choice!

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Special Events

The Oaks Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to make mountain memories, for you and your guests.

  • Wedding Showers
  • Marriage Ceremonies
  • Receptions
  • Family Reunions
  • Girlfriend Getaways

See more info for hosting your special event!

Wedding Couple
Family Reunion
Birthday Cake

Saluda, North Carolina

Since the early 1800s, coastal resident traveled to the Blue Ridge Mountains to find respite from the oppressive heat and the threat of malaria.

Today, Saluda appears as it did when locomotives negotiated the “steepest standard-gauge railroad grade in the United States”.   Main Street remains home to the public library, the police department, City Hall and the post office.  Saluda exists like a movie set at 2,300 feet.

Saluda North Carolina

Discover Western North Carolina!

The Oaks Bed and Breakfast is an easy drive to all area attractions and historic sites: the Biltmore Estate, Asheville, The Blue Ridge Parkway, The Carl Sandburg House, The Flat Rock Playhouse, Chimney Rock, Lake Lure and the Pisgah National Forest, The DuPont State Forest, The Green River Gorge, hiking, biking, waterfalls, kayaking and golf.

Biltmore House
Water fall
Flat Rock Playhouse

The Butcher, the Baker and the Candle Stick Maker…

The Old English nursery rhyme (sort of) reads: Rub-a-dub-dub, Three men in a tub, And who do you think they be? The butcher, the baker, The candlestick-maker, and all a short walk from me! Saluda, for all its history and charm, features some completely unique businesses within walking distance from The Oaks Bed and Breakfast. The Butcher – As your feet hit the antique hardwood floors in Thompson’s Store, you’ll feel like you’ve found a portal back in time.  Proprietor Judy Ward will be happy to show you Thompson’s classic meat display cabinet showcasing local, hand cut steaks, chicken, pork and Thompson’s “famous” fresh-made  Sage Sausage (as served at The Oaks Bed and Breakfast). The Baker – The term “artisanal” truly describes what’s happening at The Wildflower Bakery.  Owner and master baker, Debbie Thomas, stone grinds flour for each item she creates – breads, confections and pizza – giving Wildflower the most flavorful & nutritious bread on the market. The Candlestick Maker – Melissa and Jason Smith brought their dream to Main Street, along with a talent for creating handmade soy candles and fragrant natural soaps.  The Saluda Gem Mine Wicks and Wares took over an abandoned restaurant on Main Street and have a covered sluice box where visitors can spend an afternoon panning for minerals and gems. The Innkeepers – Nine years ago Donna and Dale Potruski created a warm and inviting historic Victorian bed and breakfast, an easy walk to Main Street, Saluda.  With their years of experience as three time innkeepers, they welcome guests with a rich knowledge of the mountains and genuine flare for hospitality... read more

A Valentine Gift for You!

A Valentine Gift for You!  Guests at The Oaks Bed and Breakfast find LOVE 365-days a year in the elegant detail of this 1895 Victorian home – an atmosphere that brings people together in a comfortable, relaxing and enchanting way.   This Valentines, shine the light on the person that has brightened your life by escaping to our private mountain retreat, where bountiful breakfasts and the historic village of Saluda are waiting to cast their spell on you!    Guests that book the weekend of February 14th will receive a Special Gift to share, along with reduced rates (good until April), beautiful antique appointed rooms, fresh flowers and bubble bath!  “Click” on the Events and Attractions link at the top of this page to garner ideas and suggestions for fabulous dinning, shopping, entertainment and activities, all within an easy walk from the Inn.   If work or family obligations make it difficult for you to get away on Valentines weekend, we will extend this offer  for the entire month of February!  Call to reserve the accommodation of your choice and remember to mention our Valentines Package.     Gift certificates are also available!  The Oaks Bed and Breakfast 828.759.2000 Friend us on... read more

Geraniums and Wind Chimes

Beneath the shade of the old oak tree sits a friendly home, built during a time when ladies walked to Main Street with parasols in hand and gentlemen dressed for dinner.  Guests are welcomed, with a cool drink, while their bags were carried to their accommodations. The windows opened broadly to invite in the sunshine and comfortable mountain breezes and for those who wish to immerse themselves in the total experience, the Garden Terrace, Veranda and back deck are waiting. Wind chimes serenade as geraniums cast their perfume to the afternoon sky.  You gaze upon this ancient oak with its dark craggy bark and the ivy that grows upon it and ask, “How shall I spend this beautiful day?”  Shopping on Main Street; perhaps an early dinner and a night at the Flat Rock Playhouse?  Maybe a simple hike to a local waterfall to photograph wildflowers in their natural glory. Or should I just sit here with you mighty oak, place my book to the side, and have you speak to me of summers past. How you decide to spend your time at The Oaks Bed and Breakfast is completely up to you.  And that’s the way it should be – don’t you think?  One thing is for certain, your time will belong to you and your breakfasts will be monumental!  Make some history of your own by calling The Oaks Bed and Breakfast today!  Friend us on Facebook!      ... read more