Saluda, North Carolina

Historic Saluda, North Carolina In the days before air conditioning and the interstate, folks traveled from the coast by rail to Saluda to find respite from the oppressive heat and the threat of malaria. At 2,200 feet above sea-level, Saluda lured guests to its Inns...

Looking Back at Christmas ’09

The holiday season has come and gone and with its passing, new memories are honed.  The year of 2009 will no doubt be historically looked upon as the year that financial difficulties affected us all.  But Christmas ‘09 will forever hold special memories of the...

Independence Day Weather Report

People often ask me, “How are summers in Saluda?” I can answer in a word, mild. I have come to know July as having comfortable overnight temperatures, perfect for restful-healthy sleep. We have yet to need the air conditioning. Recent guests from Florida pulled their...

Lost Treasure

Over the years, I have been fortunate to call many fascinating places home. In all these places, I have encountered knowledgeable and intelligent people, the finest of which I call friends. Before we became residents of Saluda by taking over The Oaks Bed and...

Hometown Christmas

Winter views in Saluda offer a panorama of boundless mountain vistas.  On occasion, a flurry of snow swirls weightless around the holiday lights in the antique village, giving the effect that we are living in a snow globe. As the temperatures dip, town folk plan for...

I Can See For Miles and Miles

Winter is a special time to visit the Mountains of Western North Carolina. The autumn leaves have all fallen and their handiwork creates a colorful patchwork quilt that decorates the forest floor. The gifts that autumn bestows upon us are many. Cooler temperatures...