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 make reference to the “beautiful Victorian up the hill.” The original home was built on land purchased from the Pace Family ($116) in 1895 by physician E.B. Goelet as residence for himself and wife Julia.  The Oaks was sold to Wessie Roach-Lane in 1906 and a long tradition of receiving guests had begun. At that time, Saluda boasted nearly 40 lodges and retreats, welcoming visitors who arrived by rail, up the famous Saluda Grade, or horse drawn carriage to enjoy the infinite vistas, cool summer breezes and the healthy mountain air.  The Oaks Bed and Breakfast is now, more than ever, a historic and memorable part of your Blue Ridge experience.

From the moment The Oaks Bed and Breakfast comes into view, you’ll know this place is special.  The primary historic structure features four spacious guest rooms, all located on the second floor and each with a private bath.  The Carriage House offers two cottage suites designed to accommodate up to four travelers each, with maximum privacy and comfort.

Your favorite destination/inn in the Blue Ridge Mountains has been featured in this sweeping article by CBS Atlanta. While shooting in the area the crew stayed at The Oaks Bed and Breakfast and you can too!  Call 828.749.2000 for reservations. 

Relax. . .  Explore. . .  Enjoy. . .

Relax and sit awhile on one of three veranda and deck areas.  Visit the library and peruse the hundreds of publications—both contemporary and historic—that encompass this magnificent room.  In cooler weather, a robust fire welcome all who enter.  Luxuriate in the Parlor with its ornate fireplace mantle, elegant chandelier and French Doors that access the deck and a view of the gardens and the nature preserve. After discovering the extensive public areas of this beautiful Inn, explore Main Street and its bistros, shops and galleries.

Our expansive-covered veranda is the perfect place to sit and relax anytime of day.

Enjoy a sumptuous gourmet breakfast in our Dining Room seated beneath one of the most extraordinary Venetian glass chandeliers ever seen.  Weather permitting, breakfast may be served on the deck over looking the natural wooded area that borders this remarkable property.  Regular guests may include: Carolina wrens, Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal and Ruby Throated Hummingbirds.

Many of North Carolina’s most popular attractions and points-of-interest — including Biltmore House, The Carl Sandburg HomeFlat Rock PlayhouseChimney RockLake Lure, the Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway — are all within an easy drive from the Inn.


“You [Dale and Donna] created an idealized vision of 18th Century holiday life that is homey yet elegant and with a congenial environment that is welcoming, relaxing, cheerful, delightful, . .  Your personal touches created a magical ambiance for our family that brought us together from Florida, Wisconsin, Raleigh and Wilmington, NC. “   (Guest Review, November 2013) _______________________________________________________                       

Remember these important dates:

•  Coon Dog Day, July 7th

• Minor League Baseball, Asheville Tourists and Greenville Drive, April-September

 The Annual Bele Chere Celebration, Asheville, July

• Annual Hickory Nut Gorge Olympiad & Race to the Rock, Lake Lure, August

• North Carolina Apple Festival, Hendersonville September, Labor Day weekend

 Fall Leaf Season, September, November

• The Flat Rock Music Festival, Flat Rock, September

 Moogfest, Asheville, October 26 – 27• Biltmore Candlelight Christmas, Biltmore Estate, December

 Christmas at Connemara, Carl Sandburg  National Historic Site, December

 Home Town Christmasb and Parade , Saluda, December 13&14

• A Victorian Christmas , The Oaks Bed and Breakfast,Thanksgiving through New Years                        


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