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An Inn for All Seasons

The snow fell without a break.  When it was over, the hills had been covered in a plush blanket of fluff.  To this point it had been a mild season with nothing more that a single dusting.  Two weeks ago, the temperatures were in the 60’s and next weekend they have predicted the same.  Today, […]

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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 the holidays.  A traditional kick-off to this most joyous […]

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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 allow us to sport about in the fashionable new sweaters and jackets we received […]

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A Morning Stroll to Main Street

On a recent walk from the inn down to Main Street, past Lullie Lane and Smith Hill, I discovered the raspberry bushes that line the sidewalk along the way. Branches heavy with ripened fruit sagged nearly down to the ground. The morning air is cool and moist and the sunrise golden as pure mountain honey. Heralding my […]

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The Nicest People in the World

Can you explain the “random act of kindness”? What might be the motivation, the cause, and the consequence of such unexplained behavior? I understand that there are places where such occurrences rarely happen. However, here in my home town of Saluda, North Carolina, these unprovoked events occur daily. My first experience was only days after […]

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Giving Thanks

Our very first Thanksgiving in Saluda was a complete success. The Oaks Beds and Breakfastwelcomed guests from Savannah to Atlanta; from New Orleans to Cleveland, Ohio and I think it’s safe to say “a good time was had by all.” Fireplaces throughout the inn were ablaze as our guests enjoyed some genuine fall mountain weather.While some […]

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