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The Oaks Bed and Breakfast in Historic Saluda, North Carolina

This Classic Queen Ann Victorian, located in one of the oldest established villages in Western North Carolina, stands as a landmark work of art—a testament to the architecture and craftsmanship of the 1800′s. Today, this elegant lady graciously welcomes guests with arms open wide. Generations that have grown-up in the mountains of Polk County can […]

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FROG Jam and the Art of the Two Finger Wave

Spring 2012 FROG Jam and the Art of the Two Finger Wave As Saluda sits atop one of the first peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the abundant beauty and remarkable mountain vistas make it a memorable place to visit.  But for those fortunate individuals that call this place home, Saluda has a few characteristics […]

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The Art of Breakfast

The Art of Breakfast by Dale Potruski Summer 2012   From my first experience helping prepare Sunday breakfast with my Dad, to the craft of fine dining that I learned from working at some of Michigan, Florida and North Carolina’s best restaurants, I realized  that dining is an art.  Food preparation is very gratifying and […]

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What Makes Saluda One of America’s “Playful Cities”?

What Makes Saluda a “Playful City”? What does it mean to be one of America’s most “Playful Cities”? The non-profit organization, KaBoom!, has honored Saluda (for the second year) for its efforts in creating an environment that – quite simply – promotes outdoor activity! With schools releasing their students for summer vacation, there no doubt […]

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Top Ten Reasons to Stay at The Oaks

TOP TEN REASONS TO STAY AT THE OAKS BED AND BREAKFAST: #10. To experience staying in a 116-year old Queen Ann Victorian, located in one of the oldest established villages in the Blue Ridge. #9. Easy access to all the area’s entertainment and attractions, including; theater, live music, waterfalls, hiking, cycling, tubing/kayaking, art classes, festivals, […]

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The Oaks… Where Breakfast is an Event

We’re up before dawn and already the house is filled with the inviting aroma of fresh brewed coffee and savory apple wood bacon.  Much of our preparations is done the night before — forming crusts into quiche, marinating thick slabs of challah bread and peeling apples. Breakfast at our table is a celebration…  a way […]

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The year was 1895

Saluda, NC – The Oaks, a beautiful Queen Ann Victorian, is built as the residence of Dr. E.B. Goelet, one of the first practicing Physicians in the Blue Ridge.  In modern times this lovingly restored home welcomes travelers year round as The Oaks Bed and Breakfast. Asheville, NC – The Biltmore, a spacious French Chateaux, is […]

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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 wonderful guests that have become like family. Donna and I […]

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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 blankets from the closet to insure a cozy slumber. The […]

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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 Breakfast, my wife and I would stroll Main Street and visit […]

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