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The Ideal Family Retreat

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Last updated: 12/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Saluda house description

The Saluda Inn is a comfortable environment that can easily accommodate a group of 38 (sometimes more). With 7200 sq. ft. of living space, it offers guests the opportunity to spread out and yet still be under the same roof. http://www.saludainn.com/rates-reservations/53.html for the floor plan.

There are spacious living rooms for meetings and group activities. The dining room has plenty of seating for everyone in your group to share meals together. Kitchen facilities are roomy and fully equipped for you to prepare your own meals as you wish or arrange to have your meals catered. The sunroom offers a great place to spend time with a book. You may even wish to enjoy the almost 2 acres of property by sitting next to a campfire, enjoying a game of shuffleboard or just relaxing under a tree in the hammock.

Take a stroll down the sidewalk into historical downtown Saluda to visit the great shops, parks and restaurants. Enjoy an afternoon of tubing on the Green River or a brisk bike ride down to Pearson Falls or just get in some good rocking time on the porch. The Saluda Inn lends itself to a focused group retreat or to a group that just wants to step back in time and relax.

The inn is available by the week or weekend. Your group will truly “have it to yourself.”

Beds have comforter and top blanket, bring your linens and pillows.

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 7200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Massage
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only:

            Allowed 10 feet away from the property....moreless

          Bedrooms: 18 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40, Beds for 38-40

          • Bedroom 20: 1 queen

            2ns floor private bath - clawfooted tub/shower & fireplace....moreless

          • Bedroom 22: 1 double

            2nd floor, pvt bath, tub, shower & fireplace...moreless

          • Bedroom 24: 1 king

            2nd floor, pvt bath, shower/tub...moreless

          • Bedroom 28: 1 queen

            2nd floor, sink, water closet across the hall, hall shower...moreless

          • Bedroom 23: 1 queen

            2nd fl, pvt bath, shower, tub....moreless

          • Bedroom 25: 2 twin/ single

            2nd fl., attached to room 27 by bathroom....moreless

          • Bedroom 27: 1 double

            2nd fl, adjoined to room 25 with bathroom, tub/shower...moreless

          • Bedroom 32: 1 queen

            3rd fl, pvt bath, shower & fireplace...moreless

          • Bedroom 34: 1 queen, 1 double

            3rd fl, pvt bath shower, loft ...moreless

          • Bedroom 31: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            3rd fl, hall bath shared with room 30. Daybed & trundle...moreless

          • Bedroom 30: 1 double, 1 child bed

            3rd fl, bathroom next door...moreless

          • Bedroom 31: 2 twin/ single

            3rd fl, hall bath/shower...moreless

          • Bedroom 10: 1 king

            1st fl, inside & outside entrance , pvt bth (tub)...moreless

          • Bedroom 11: 1 queen

            1st fl, private bath with clawfooted tub/Shower...moreless

          • Bedroom 26: 1 queen

            2nd floor, inroom sink, hall bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 21: 2 twin/ single

            2nd fl adjoins room 23. ...moreless

          • Bedroom 36: 1 king

            3rd fl, hall bath (shower), shared w/ rooms 38/31...moreless

          • Bedroom 38: 1 queen

            3rd fl shared bath (shower) with rooms 36/31....moreless

          • All bedrooms are supplied with a summer coverlet or winter quilt and extra blankets. Many have private bathrooms, however there are common bathrooms for those who don't. Bedrooms on the first floor are accessible by wheelchair. Bedrooms on second floor are all hardwood floors. Third floor bedrooms are carpeted. All bedrooms have ceiling fans. A couple have fireplaces....moreless

          Bathrooms: 11 Bathrooms, 3 Half Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1

            Hall next to dining room...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

            Located in room 10. Hand held shower nozzle, claw foot tub....moreless

          • Bathroom 3

            Located in Sunroom. Wheelchair accessable....moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Located in room 11....moreless

          • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Located in room 20...moreless

          • Bathroom 6: toilet, tub, shower

            Located in room 22. Tub in room, separate bath w/shower....moreless

          • Bathroom 7: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Located in room 23....moreless

          • Bathroom 8: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Located in 2nd floor hallway....moreless

          • Bathroom 9: toilet

            Located across the hall from rooms 26/28....moreless

          • Bathroom 10: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Located in between rooms 25/27....moreless

          • Bathroom 11: toilet, shower

            Located next to room 30 and across from room 31...moreless

          • Bathroom 12: toilet, shower

            Located in room 32....moreless

          • Bathroom 13: toilet, shower

            Located in room 34....moreless

          • Bathroom 14: toilet, shower

            Located across from rooms 36/38 and next to room 31....moreless

          • 15 bathrooms. Many located in guest rooms. Others are for shared use. Several water closets available on the first floor. Bathrooms are all up-to-date and spotless. Many have claw footed tubs with rain showers. Others have showers. There are several common bathrooms and powder rooms throughout the house....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            A hall library includes books for all ages...moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Television:

            Has TV BUT does not have cable nor can it pick up local channels. Used for streaming with a computer or with the DVD player....moreless

          • Toys
          • Video Library

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Budget
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Spa

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Groceries
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Bird Watching
          • Horseback Riding
          • Horseshoes
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Shuffleboard
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cycling
          • Equestrian Events
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hot Air Ballooning
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Rafting
          • Skiing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Tubing

          Dining

          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining Room
          • Seating for 32 people

          General

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Fireplace:

            11 Gas burning...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating:

            Central heat on the first floor and individual heaters in each room on second and third floors...moreless

          • Internet:

            wireless...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided:

            Linens are provided for $10.00 per bed...moreless

          • Living Room

          Kitchen

          Outside

          • Deck / Patio
          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Grill
          • Tennis:

            Walking distance from property...moreless

           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          My Standard Rate
          3 night min stay
          $900 $900
          Fri, Sat, Sun

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Taxes Included

          Notes:

          $2700 weekend rate is for Friday-Sunday (Check-in and out at 3:00pm)

          $3200 weekly rate is (Check-in and out at 3:00pm)

          Winter rates are $100. more per night (Nov1-April 1).

          Deposit of half to reserve the date. Remainder is due along with a credit card for security deposit 20 days prior to arrival.


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          Last updated: 12/10/2014
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          Location

          25 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Asheville
          Saluda
          Nearest Barpub
          Downstairs in Cellar
          7 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Highland Lake
          35 Miles
          Nearest Train
          Asheville
          1.5 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Interstate 26
          1 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Purple Onion
          60 Miles
          Nearest Ski
          Wolf Mountain
          200 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Charleston

          Car: Recommended

          A small historic town located 30 miles from Asheville, 7 miles from Hendersonville, 5 miles from Tryon, Greenville and Spartanburg are 30 minutes away. Charlotte 1.5 hour drive, Atlanta, 3 hours.

          This town is like taking a step back in time. Several restaurants, night life, live music. Quiet strolls down the sidewalk. Close enough to get out and explore local towns with a quiet home base.

          Wineries are located within a 20 minute drive both east and west. Beautiful waterfalls, state parks and the historic Biltmore House are all near by.

          Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the area - cyclists from all over the world come here to do spring training. This is home of the 'Bakery Ride' and the Saluda Grade Climb.

          For those who love being surrounded by nature but don't enjoy the rigor of hiking, there are nature trails, and places to sit and enjoy the beauty of nature, even from a rocking chair or a downtown bench.

          The town of Saluda has everything you will need to get by and all is walking distance from the Saluda Inn. Grocery store, library, wine shop, grill, bb-q, gourmet food, shopping, ice cream, coffee....

          The area is dedicated to health and well being, you can throw a rock and hit a fantastic massage therapist, yoga, healing, drumming and many mountain side churches.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2004

          About the owner: Joni Mahaffey-Rauschenbach a graduate of USC Johnson & Wales Graduate school of Culinary Arts in Vail, Colorado Wine and food have guided her through life and where she met her husband Rich. She owns Joni Artisanal Wine and Beer. Rich lived in New Jersey most of his childhood & in New York most of his adult life other than a brief stint as a bartender in Berkeley, CA. Rich graduated from SUNY Albany and Harvard. He is a firefighter in Asheville. When he is not on duty, he is training for triathalons. Joni and Rich have a couple of dogs and a little boy who has really enjoyed living in this tiny little town where he walks to school every morning.

          Why the Owner Chose Saluda:
          Although it is a very large property, it felt warm and inviting, peaceful and just like a home should feel. Almost like being in Grandma's home. When we first saw it, there was an overwhelming need to buy it and restore it so that it could continue to be used as a family retreat. It took a lot of time, work, money and courage. So far it has all been worth it.

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          The property offers a great, commercial-like kitchen that seems to be the heartbeat of the house, all day long there is activity. Just like at Grandma's, in the morning for coffee and the late hours of the night for midnight snacking. The wrap around porch offers sunshine and shade and rockers with many hour on them. A porch swing and some card tables. The outside offers a mature setting, views of gentle mountains, valley and tall tree tops. There is a fire pit, shuffle board & horse shoes. If the family gets to be too much, you can hide in one of the rooms in the inn or walk downtown. All age appropriate, childern love running up and down the long halls at the inn. Grandparents love the many places to sit and enjoy watching the buzz of the family. The younger generations love the freedom of walking downtown, the green river tubing and the parks. Basket ball, tennis and a couple of great playgrounds are walking distance from the inn.


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          • Room 25 which is attached to Room 27 by a full bath.

            Room 25 which is attached to Room 27 by a full bath.

          • Full bath with shower, fireplace, and clawfooted tub in room.

            Full bath with shower, fireplace, and clawfooted tub in room.

          • Room 28

            Room 28

          • Front sitting room just off the dining room.

            Front sitting room just off the dining room.

          • Room 39 two twin beds - Hall bath.

            Room 39 two twin beds - Hall bath.

          • Room 20. Full bath and fireplace.

            Room 20. Full bath and fireplace.

          • Room 21-23 shared bath family suite. Queen and two twin beds

            Room 21-23 shared bath family suite. Queen and two twin beds

          • Dishroom, dining and foyer view.

            Dishroom, dining and foyer view.

          • The sunroom.

            The sunroom.

          • Our 2nd floor bathroom

            Our 2nd floor bathroom

          • The sunny side of the porch.

            The sunny side of the porch.

          • Chestnut Street View

            Chestnut Street View

          • Room 10. Full bath - clawfooted tub. Outside entrance.

            Room 10. Full bath - clawfooted tub. Outside entrance.

          • Room 27 regular bed, full bath shared with room 25. Great family suite.

            Room 27 regular bed, full bath shared with room 25. Great family suite.

          • Room 34 with loft and full bath (shower) two queen beds

            Room 34 with loft and full bath (shower) two queen beds

          • The dining room - seats 30+.

            The dining room - seats 30+.

          • Room 11 just off the Sunroom. Full bath with clawfoot tub and shower.

            Room 11 just off the Sunroom. Full bath with clawfoot tub and shower.

          • Room 23 attached to 21 with 2 twins. Full bath.

            Room 23 attached to 21 with 2 twins. Full bath.

          • The foyer.

            The foyer.

          • The third floor hallway.

            The third floor hallway.

          • Room 20 bathroom.

            Room 20 bathroom.

          • The kitchen. 2 Gas ranges, industrial fridge and lots of working space.

            The kitchen. 2 Gas ranges, industrial fridge and lots of working space.

          • The side porch view.

            The side porch view.

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          Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

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          18 Bedroom / 11.5+ Bathroom
          Sleeps 40

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