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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:15
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:6
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

A Classic Victorian Home, Accessible To Asheville And The Biltmore Estate.

The Oaks Bed and Breakfast beautifully restored 1895 Queen Anne Victorian located in the unique mountain village of Saluda, NC, 32-miles SE of Asheville and the Biltmore Estate.

The Oaks B&B features spacious and comfortable, antique appointed guestrooms, each with full private bath. Enjoy our extensive public areas, fireplaces, gardens, wrap-around veranda and terrace, or take a relaxing walk to town.

Saluda is a charming mountain village with excellent restaurants, bistros, shops and boutiques. Weekends bring live music and dancing to Main Street – Seasonal festivals and concerts take place through spring, summer and fall. Explore the spectacular The Blue Ridge Parkway, hiking in the Pisgah National Forest, visiting area waterfalls, tubing on the Green River, zip-lining and touring the Biltmore Estate, The Flat Rock Playhouse or the Carl Sandburg House.

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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 with credit card approval....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed on verandas and decks only....moreless

  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15

  • The Green Room: 1 queen

    Original Master Suite, four-poster queen w/full bath...moreless

  • The Yellow Room: 1 queen

    Four-poster queen bed w/ full bath w/full bath....moreless

  • The Red Room: 1 queen

    Four-poster queen bed w/ full bath....moreless

  • The Turret Room: 3 twin/ single

    Notes: Three single beds in 2 separate/adjoining rooms. ...moreless

  • The Audubon Room: 1 queen

    Queen sleigh bed w/ private bath. First Floor Accessible....moreless

  • Carriage house: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sleeps four, full kitchen, dining, living rm., deck, bath...moreless

  • All spacious, comfortable and private guest accommodations include queen-sized four-poster beds and full private bath. (Except the Turret Room, which features 3-single beds.) All accommodations provide individually controlled heat and A/C, ceiling fans and fine antique furnishing. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

  • The Green Room: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    Large, well lighted, with pedistal sink and dressing table....moreless

  • The Yellow Room: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Big sunny windows, lighted mirror with shelve. ...moreless

  • The Turret Room: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Full private bath located in hall. ...moreless

  • The Audubon Room: toilet, shower

    Ground floor with sunny window and many shelves....moreless

  • The Carriage House Suite: toilet, shower

    Spacious, well lighted with mirrored vanity and sink. ...moreless

  • The Red Room: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Many windows, great woodland view, private, comfortable....moreless

  • All private baths are tub and shower. (Except The Carriage House Cottage-Suite and Audobon Room, which feature an easy access step-in shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 'Live' Music, Theater and Dancing – Festivals and Waterfalls: Saluda has it all! Besides creating truly delicious local cuisine, The Purple Onion and The Saluda Grade Café are serving up authentic Blue Grass, Americana and Beach Music, on Main Street every weekend. If line dancing and beach music (or just people watching) are your thing, you need to grab a table and a cold beer, at the Saluda Party Place and Event Center. They a dance hall atmosphere and and feature the area’s biggest acts. “Live’ theater can be found year-round at any number of centers for the performing arts. The North Carolina State Theater, The Flat Rock Playhouse, is literally in our backyard, as are theaters in Tryon and Hendersonville. A quick trip to Greenville or Asheville open larger venues for Broadway productions and concerts. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Vast selection in Library....moreless

  • Game Room:

    Dining room doubles as game room for cards and board games. ...moreless

  • Games:

    Collection of board games and cards stored in Library....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Piano in Parlor....moreless

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The Oaks is located in the historic village of Saluda. A scenic stroll along tree lined streets take guests to Main Street with an eclectic collection of galleries, shops and bistros. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The village of Saluda sits atop the pinnacle of the steepest RR grade in the US (7% at 2,385 feet). We are surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge and unlimited mountain vistas. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    The Oaks is on the threshold of the Greenville Watershed and a short drive to the Dupont State Forest, the Pisgah National Forest, Chimney Rock, The Blue Ridge Parkway, waterfalls, rivers and trails....moreless

  • Village:

    As the area is know for its natural beauty, we are surrounded by unique restaurants, shops, galleries and boutiques, 'Live' entertainment and theater, as well as famous vineyards and craft breweries....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Group dining in main house dining room, in Carriage House, or patio deck area....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 13 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Individual A/C units in each guest bedroom....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Yes....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Three gas fireplaces located in downstairs public areas....moreless

  • Heating:

    Central Heating in first floor. Individually controlled electric baseboard heating in individual guest bedrooms....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-fi provided....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spacious public areas include Library, Parlor and Dining Room....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee makers in both main house kitchen and Carriage House Suite....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, utensils and cookware provided. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless steel dishwasher in main house kitchen....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped gourmet kitchen includes, a large pantry, side-by-side refrigerator/freezer w/ice maker, dish washer, microwave, coffee maker and a 6-burner, 5-Star professional gas range, w/2-ovens. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave ovens provided in both main house and Carriage House Suite....moreless

  • Oven:

    Double ovens in main kitchen with an additional oven in The Carriage House kitchen....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    To be provided by renter....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side-by-side freezer/refrigerator w/ ice maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Five-Star Commercial Gas Range w/6 burners and 2 ovens. Also, full sized electric range in The Carriage House. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toasters (two) in main house and Carriage House Suite....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck at back connects main house and Carriages House Suite. Side terrace off of Parlor and an expansive covered wrap around veranda at front....moreless

  • Golf:

    Many great golf courses in the area, the closest being 8-mi from The Oaks....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Green River Adventures outfitters, and zip line offices located on Main Street....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautifully manicured lawn and garden area with croquet set and badminton set available. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Located at nearby school yard....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$600 $650
Fri, Sat, Sun
$5,300

Rates are based on 13 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $275 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.75%

Notes:

Guests are obligated to secure a Property Damage Protection (PDP) Policy for the dates booked. (Average cost: $99.00 for $5,000 or coverage.) Homeowner will provide application information to renter.

Dates secured upon receipt of payment in full. Money Order or Personal Check only. *$100.00 Cancellation fee will be applied to all cancellations.

• 60 days prior to date of arrival: 50% of monies received are eligible for refund.

• 30 days prior to date of arrival: will result in a forfeiture of 100% of advance rental payment other than Cleaning Fees and PDP policy.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

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23 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville Regional 23mi. / Greenville Intl. 41mi.
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Highland Lake Golf Club
1.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 26 (Exit-59), SR-176, 1105
64 Miles
Nearest Ski
Wolf Ridge, Mars Hill, NC
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Orchard Lake

Car: Recommended

Historically, visitors traveled to Saluda to escape the heat of the low country and enjoy the infinite vistas, cool summer breezes and pure mountain air. Today, the area attracts famous actors, authors, artists, musicians, chefs and visionaries, who have created an environment that complements the natural beauty that surrounds us.

Many of North Carolina’s most popular attractions and points-of-interest — including Biltmore Estate, The Carl Sandburg Home, Flat Rock Playhouse, Chimney Rock, Lake Lure, the Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway — are all within an easy drive from The Oaks.

While you feel as free as you can be in this tranquil mountain setting, know that you are only minutes from the excitement of the cities of Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC.

Asheville, is known for its laid-back attitude and recognized as home to more craft breweries per capita than any other city in the U.S. Recently, Southern Magazine has named the city among the top ten 'Tasty Towns' in the South for dinning. Good Morning America listed the area as "The Number One Place to Visit in 2015!"

Greenville has a sophisticated personality that lends itself to lavish restaurants and Broadway theater productions, while preserving its historic link to the past. As the stateside home of BMW and Michelin Tires, Greenville has an undeniable international appeal.

Spend your day doing as little, or as much as you desire, knowing that a comfortable spot waits for you on one of your expansive verandas, or by a welcoming fire in our library or parlor.

The Oaks is now, more than ever, a historic and memorable part of your Blue Ridge, North Carolina experience!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Dale and Donna Potruski met in the late 80s and were married in May of 1990 in an outdoor ceremony attended by family and friends at Lake Eola Park in Orlando. Donna’s focus was furthering her career in the hospitality industry. Dale earned his Bachelors Degree from the University of Central Florida while working in area hotels, restaurants and nightclubs. Collectively, Donna and Dale have over half-a-century of food and beverage/hospitality experience. Their resumes include such recognized “five-star” properties as Walt Disney World and The Peabody, Orlando; The Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, Jacksonville; as well as Florida State University in Tallahassee. While living in Palm Beach, Donna worked at the Ritz-Carlton and Dale at The Breakers. In 1993 they decided to combine their experience and enthusiasm for the service industry and pursue an interest in becoming professional innkeepers. Their initial foray as innkeepers saw them relocate to St. Marys, Ga. As the southern-most village in coastal Georgia, Dale and Donna catered to guests visiting Cumberland Island and King’s Bay navel installation. “We made friends that have stayed with us here at The Oaks," they will tell you. From there, Donna and Dale continued to hone their skills as innkeepers in the nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine, Fl. "We worked hard and loved every minute.” Their path would lead them to the Blue Ridge Mountains or North Carolina and the historic village of Saluda, outside of Asheville. Living in this area has provided this energetic couple with all the beauty and enthusiasm they were looking for. Dale and Donna's Victorian home is truly a gem and they love sharing it with others.

Why the Owner Chose Saluda, NC, USA:
Historically, visitors traveled to Saluda to escape the heat of the low country and enjoy the infinite vistas, cool summer breezes and pure mountain air. Today, the area attracts famous actors, authors, artists, musicians, chefs and visionaries, who have created an environment that complements the natural beauty that surrounds us. Many of North Carolina’s most popular attractions and points-of-interest — including Biltmore Estate, The Carl Sandburg Home, Flat Rock Playhouse, Chimney Rock, Lake Lure, the Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway — are all within an easy drive from The Oaks. While you feel as free as you can be in this tranquil mountain setting, know that you are only minutes from the excitement of the cities of Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC. Asheville, is known for its laid-back attitude and recognized as home to more craft breweries per capita than any other city in the U.S. Recently, Southern Magazine has named the city among the top ten 'Tasty Towns' in the South for dinning. Good Morning America listed the area as "The Number One Place to Visit in 2015!" Greenville has a sophisticated personality that lends itself to lavish restaurants and theater, while preserving its historic link to the past. As the stateside home of BMW and Michelin Tires, Greenville has an undeniable international appeal. Spend your day doing as little, or as much as you desire, knowing that a comfortable spot waits for you on one of your expansive verandas, or by a welcoming fire in our library or parlor. The Oaks is now, more than ever, a historic and memorable part of your Blue Ridge, North Carolina experience!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Over the years hundreds of guests have visited the Blue Ridge Mountains and The Oaks Bed and Breakfast. Each has found a special connection to the people and the land. What ever your particular interest or desire, you will certainly find your stay at The Oaks a one of a kind experience. Relax... Explore... Enjoy...


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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Saturday, February 18, 2017

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