Our Beautiful Area

Since the turn of the century, Saluda, North Carolina has been a favorite vacation destination. Need an escape from the heat or a respite from the hectic pace of life? Long for peaceful tranquility, scenic beauty and fresh mountain air? Come discover one of Western North Carolina's hidden jewels. Nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Saluda is a great place to enjoy seasonal beauty throughout the year. Convenient to many wilderness, architectural, civic and otherwise "charming" attractions, Saluda invites you to visit for a day, a week, or longer.

 

Discover the many wonderful things to see and do in and around the Saluda area. From a leisurely stroll, to enjoying culture and history, to adrenaline-rich outdoor pursuits, Saluda offers something for everyone.

See below for specific areas of interest.

 
Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventures, Asheville/Swannanoa, NC

Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventures is a mountain bike guide service that specializes in professionally guided trips in Pisgah National Forest and Dupont State Recreational Forest, which are located in Western North Carolina near Asheville and Brevard.  We offer self-supported guided trips that are customized to your individual tastes and ability levels. We offer 1/2, full and muti-day trips that include a snack and lunch. Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventures can create rides focusing on downhills, single-track, or climbing, and even night rides.  Our experienced and trustworthy mountain bike guides will take all the hassles out of your route planning and show you a fun experience in a safe and courteous manner.  Let the locals show you the best Pisgah has to offer.


Pisgah Mountain Bike Guiding: The Bike Farm Pisgah, NC

After hitting the “must ride” destinations across the country, we came home to Western North Carolina, believing it to be, as Bike Magazine put it, “America’s Best Kept Secret.” A guide service and bicycle-centric eco resort and base camp for all your Western North Carolina adventures, The Bike Farm is here to cater to every need of the visiting cyclist, while serving as a community gathering spot for the locals. From the moment you drive into the “Cycling Capital of the South” or land at the airport, let us be your one stop resource for what you need while you are here. Want to come discover the “Secret” for yourself but don’t know where to start, let alone sleep, eat, rent a bike and ride? Give us a shout we got you covered: from sleeping under the stars to five star luxury, where to eat, shop, get a cold beer, and a crew to ride with while you’re here.

Sycamore Cycles: Sales, Service, Routes & Rentals: Brevard/Hendersonville, NC

Stop in and we’ll be happy to give you the low down on our favorite trails, road routes and organized rides (there are group rides practically every day. Check them out here.). If you want to discover the area on your own, we’ve got a great selection of guide books and maps.

The Hub and Pisgah Tavern, Pisgah Forest, NC

Coming to visit Pisgah National Forest or Dupont State Forest? We are here for you.  Conveniently located at the entrance to Pisgah National Forest, The Hub sits at the epicenter of adventure in the region. Right out our backdoor the forests offer up vast amounts of both epic and family friendly mountain biking trails, miles and miles of solitude and waterfall by foot, more vertical pursuits up ultra classic eyebrow laden southeast granite and an endless network of rivers and streams to either chase native trout or just cool your bones after a days adventure.  BIKES. OUTDOOR GEAR. BEER. That is our mission here at the Hub. We are here as a friendly community driven bike shop and outfitter dead set on providing the local knowledge, top notch service and products needed to facilitate your next adventure.  

Reeb Ranch

REEB Cycles was founded in 2011 by some folks at Oskar Blues Brewery who eat, breathe, and sweat bikes. The Ranch was dreamt up in 2014 to compliment the “beers n’ bikes” culture and give the REEB bicycles a place to roam. REEB Ranch is a haven for mountain bikers, campers, wedding and festival goers. Located 8 miles from Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard, NC against the beautiful backdrop of DuPont State Forest, REEB Ranch is the perfect destination for a private party, wedding, or adventure-filled weekend away.

 
BMW Motorrad Performance Driving School – Greenville, NC

Get a little mud on your screen as you join our Chief Riding Instructor for a ride through the BMW U.S. Rider Academy off-road course. If this gets your heart rate up, imagine what two full days of riding can do. On and off-road courses available.

Dal-Kawa Cycle Center – Hendersonville, NC

At Dal-Kawa, you will find the largest showroom west of Charlotte, NC, with a huge selection of new and pre-owned motorcycles, personal watercraft, Mules, scooters, and ATVs. Each employee of Dal-Kawa Cycle Center is dedicated to the fun and safety of everyone who enters our doors. We are committed to offering quality products from reputable manufacturers and fulfilling each transaction with a genuine smile. Our mission is to perform all services beyond your expectations and provide total satisfaction during every visit. You deserve nothing less then our very best...count on it!

Harper Cycle & Marine – Hendersonville, NC

Harper is pleased to offer a large array of new powersports such as Husqvarna Motorcycles,  Arctic Cat ATVs and utility vehicles, Genuine scooters and Yamaha ATVs, personal watercraft, boats, motorcycles, scooters and utility vehicles. We also have a variety of used powersports such as ATVs, motorcycles, boats and utility vehicles. We can service any of your powersports and carry a huge selection of OEM as well as aftermarket parts for your offroad vehicle, personal watercraft, scooter, street bikes or cruiser, utility vehicle, snowmobile and even you!

Schroader's Honda – Hendersonville, NC

Schroader’s Honda is a family owned and operated Honda motorcycle dealership, founded by Leonard Schroader, in 1959.  We offer a wide range of new and used Honda powersports including Touring/Cross Country, Cruisers, Sport Bikes, Dual Sport Bikes, ATV sport 4 wheelers, ATV utility 4 wheelers, Trail Bikes, and Motocross Bikes. Our experienced staff provides outstanding customer service and technical assistance. We also carry a large inventory of parts and accessories. We are happy to be a part of the Honda Family and look forward to seeing you at our shop soon!
 

 
​​Sliding Rock - Brevard, North Carolina

Located in the Pisgah National Forest just north of Brevard, 7.6 miles from the junction of US Highways 64 and 276, is Sliding Rock, one place where you’re invited to “take the plunge” down a 60-foot slippery cascade into the chilly 50-60 degree, 7-foot deep pool. There are 2 observation platforms, and lifeguards on duty during the season (Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day). This is a heavily used recreation area, so it’s suggested to come early. But you’ll have fun! It’s suggested, too, that you wear old shorts and old sneakers if you choose to take the plunge. Nominal admission charge for sliders but no cost to watch.

Pearson's Falls and Glen - Saluda, NC

This unique botanical preserve is comprised of 268 acres of rich cove forest, granite, spring-fed streams, and a moderate 1/4 mile trail to a 90 ft. waterfall.  We boast having over 200 species of rare wildflowers and plants.  Mosses, lichens, shrubs, and a variety of trees reside in this Glen, which is classified as a deciduous climax forest.  Pearson’s Falls is a perfect stop when visiting the area.  We have picnic facilities and can accommodate all types of groups and cyclists.


Chimney Rock State Park – Chimney Rock, NC

The Park has been part of NC State Parks since 2007, and you can learn more about that here.  Of course, we’ve been around much longer than that, and our history is worth a read. Not surprisingly, we push and promote sustainability wherever we can as an NC State Park, so that our beauty can be enjoyed for generations to come. And part of that effort is protection for our flora, fauna + features which takes the work of not just us, but important conservation partners and various partner connections.


DuPont State Recreational Forest – Brevard/Hendersonville, NC

The DuPont State Recreational Forest is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains between Hendersonville and Brevard, North Carolina. Its 10,400 acres of forest feature four major waterfalls on the Little River and several on the Grassy Creek.The original 7600 acre forest was established in 1996 through a generous bargain sale from the DuPont Corporation. In 2000, the Forest was expanded by two property additions, including the spectacular 2200 acre tract in the center of the Forest containing High Falls, Triple Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. The original property is presently open to hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking (see mapstrail guide and user policies).

Pisgah National Forest

PNF is comprised of over 500,000 acres of hardwood forest with whitewater rivers, waterfalls and hundreds of miles of trails.  It is home of the first school of forestry in the United States, now preserved at the Cradle of Forestry in America historic site, and boasts two of the first designated wilderness areas in the east. The Pisgah, Grandfather and Appalachian Ranger Districts are scattered along the eastern edge of the mountains of western North Carolina and offer visitors a variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation and enjoying the natural beauty of the mountains.

Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard – Hendersonville, NC

The Stepp family has been inviting guests to pick their own apples for 45 years at our 70-acre working farm and orchard in Hendersonville, NC. Generations of families have experienced our family farm adventure. We invite you and your family to visit our U-Pick Apple Orchard in Hendersonville NC nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina near Asheville. Stop by the Hillcrest Orchard and pick your own apples, grapes, and pumpkins – it’s good clean fun in a beautiful country setting.

Sky Top Orchard – Flat Rock, NC

Pick-Your-Own Apples, Hayrides, Fresh Donuts, Family Fun, Apple Cider and more! In addition to a long list of apple varieties, visit Sky Top Orchard and you'll enjoy panoramic mountain views, orchard ponds with ducks and geese, a barnyard area with sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, peacocks and more, a bamboo forest to explore, lots of picnic areas and, of course, a mountaintop of fragrant apple and fruit trees. View our downloadable map to see all that we have to offer.

Tryon International Equestrian Center – Mill Sping, NC

Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) has quickly become an international hub for many of the world’s top equestrian athletes. We welcomes guests 365 days a year to watch, dine, shop, and experience one of the premier riding facilities in the world built for the love of horses and our sport. Watch riders and horses from all over the United States compete from the comfort of our elevated viewing areas.During non-competition weeks, Tryon hosts other events including festivals and concerts. Come out to the facility, enjoy the views, and grab a bite to eat any day of the year! We encourage you to follow us on Facebook to stay informed on upcoming performances and special events! “Saturday Night Lights” is a Grand Prix equestrian event featuring food, fun, live music, and the highest level of competitive show jumping on select Saturday evenings throughout the year. Bring the whole family: admission, parking and carousel rides are all free!

 
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards

Welcome to Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards! We are the first commercial vineyard in Henderson County.  We are a family owned winery, located on acreage that has been in the family and farmed for more than nine generations.  Our tasting room includes both indoor and outdoor seating with spectacular views of our vineyards. Saint Paul wines are made from 14 varieties of grapes grown in two locations at elevations of 2,300 and 3,000 feet, the highest in Henderson County and some of the highest in the state.  Saint Paul wines are produced and crafted by our full-time winemaker, a graduate of California Polytechnic University with more than 14 years of experience in producing wine in Sonoma, California before joining us in North Carolina. We offer a wide variety of venues, indoor and outdoor, for your wedding or special event.   Our tasting room is open year round.  We look forward to you visiting us and allowing us to share our passion with you.

 

Burntshirt Vineyards – Hendersonville, NC

Mountain lore has it that back in the day farmers would burn their fields to clear the land on Burntshirt Mountain for planting. They tossed their shirts in the fire for good luck and the fields yielded a bountiful crop! The legend lives on to this day on the majestic land that is now Burntshirt Vineyards, a family-run wine company with a dedication to craftsmanship spanning 80 years. What started primarily as a grape growing operation evolved into the idea of a winery when owners Lemuel and Sandra Oates, recognizing the quality of their fruit and the opportunity to be a part of the thriving North Carolina wine industry, decided to embark on production of their own premium, estate wines. And just like their textile business which was founded on hand-crafted souvenirs and loomed rugs, the Oates family of Hendersonville, North Carolina remains true to the spirit of producing high quality products with wines of unique character for all who visit their beloved community to enjoy.

Basic Brewery – Hendersonville, NC

Basic Brewery was formed in 2015. Our idea is simple, serve Western North Carolina's best local beer and our own delicious handmade beers. At Basic Brewery we feel that the focus should be on making great beer. Simple right? While it seems improbable just ask yourself....did the best cookies you ever had come from a million + dollar factory or did they come from a home kitchen? The same is true for beer. Some of the best beers out there come from local homebrewers brewing on the kitchen stove or handcrafting home brewed goodness on turkey fryers in their garages. Come in and give us a try. Hopefully you will discover what makes small handcrafted products truly extraordinary!

Mills River Taproom and Brewpub – Arden, NC

Bold Rock – Mills River Cidery – Mills River, NC

The newest addition to our facility portfolio is the Mills River Cidery, which opened in October 2015 and is nestled in some of North Carolina’s most fertile farm land just minutes away from Asheville. Our Mills River Cidery offers complimentary daily tours and tastings and features an expansive tasting room with overhead views of the bottling line. Relax on our patio as you enjoy one of 8 award-winning varieties of Bold Rock Hard Cider. The Mills River Cidery has significantly expanded our cider production capacity and utilizes apples native to North Carolina to produce our local blends of Carolina Apple and Carolina Draft.

Flat Rock Cider Works – Flat, Rock, NC

Locally picked and pressed, Flat Rock Ciderworks begins in our charming local orchards in Henderson County. Our fresh apples and blackberries are hand-picked fresh with care by our local farmers each season. Only the best cider touches our lips and we are confident that only the best fruit goes into every can of our Flat Rock Cider. From orchard to bottle we are always true to the fruit. Flat Rock Cider is carefully crafted so that it is the perfect compliment to any plans. Served by the pint or enjoyed by the can, let our ciders fresh, full-bodied flavors tantalize your taste buds.

Sierra Nevada Brewery – Mills River, NC

Western North Carolina is known for its love of food and passion for great craft beer. At our Mills River Taproom and Restaurant you’ll find an abundance of both. Visit the Taproom to sample one of our 23 beers on tap, many produced just a few feet from the restaurant. Beers are accompanied by artful, chef-driven food focused on small plate, sharable, whole animal and farm-to-table dishes sourced mainly from local suppliers. While you’re here, grab a beer and head outside to our Back Porch and Beer Garden to take in the views of the beautiful forest or stroll through our Mills River Estate Garden. We use the homegrown vegetables and herbs for our restaurant and small-scale pilot brewery.

 
Southern Appalachian Brewer – Hendersonville, NC

Our tasting room is family friendly and friendly dog friendly (outside on a leash, please). In addition to beer and wine, we sell soda and bottled water for non-drinkers and the under 21’s. Food: We sell Underground Baking Co’s Brezels (big, huge soft pretzels) delivered to us fresh daily Wed-Sun. And check out the calendar for the Food Truck schedule. In Summer months we have trucks Thurs-Sun.

 

Sanctuary Brewing – Hendersonville, NC

Sanctuary Brewing Company is a nano brewery and tap room committed to enriching the lives of humans through our excellent craft beer, and benefiting animals through local advocacy. This business is an extension of us, beer enthusiasts and animal lovers with a strong sense of community and environmental responsibility. Sanctuary Brewing Company is dedicated to making small batch, high quality artisanal ales. We feature classic styles like Belgian farmhouse ales, American stouts and West Coast IPAs.


Oskar Blues Brewery – Brevard, NC

Oskar Blues brewed up it's first NC-batch of Dale's Pale Ale on 12/12/12 and has been crankin' out fresh OB beer for the East Coast ever since. With an outdoor patio bar, the Tasty Weasel taproom is open daily with free tours of the brewery. The Oskar Blues CHUBwagon food truck serves up CHUBurgers and tacos to quench your hunger. Five nights a week, local and regional bands make your ear holes happy. Pisgah National Forest is a 10 minute bike ride away, so go git rad and meet back at the brewery for a pint.

 

Brevard Brewing Company – Brevard, NC

The world of beer is increasingly one of two extremes.  While large macro-breweries compete to produce the lightest, most flavorless, adjunct laden beers possible, craft breweries strive to out-do one another by making each beer hoppier, bolder, and stronger than the next.  At Brevard Brewing Company, we have set out to give beer lovers the best of both worlds – beer that is both drinkable and flavorful.  We are the only brewery in Western North Carolina to specialize in lagers. 

Blue Ghost Brewing – Fletcher, NC

 

Ecusta Brewing – Pisgah, NC
 
Brevard Rock Climbing Gym - Outdoor Climbing Guide & Indoor Gym – Brevard, NC

Our goal is to provide people with an opportunity to gain self confidence, personal strength and have FUN! The reality is that whether you are dabbling in rock climbing or diving in, we at Brevard Rock Gym know that climbing can teach you many things about yourself – in addition to its many health benefits – and we are also aware that some people just want to try something new and have fun. Whatever your goal is with rock climbing we at BRG provide a variety of services to help you meet that goal. From rock climbing birthday parties to summer programs, climbing for fun, exercise, or competition, or helping you find the best fit for an afternoon of outdoor guided rock climbing with the family, we have lots of opportunities to help meet your goals.

Pura Vida Adventures – Pisgah Forest, NC

Guided mountain adventures including rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, white water rafting, canyoneering, kayaking, rappelling and more!

The GORGE Zip Line – Saluda, NC

The Gorge offers a unique and thrilling tree-based zip line canopy adventure in the famous Green River Gorge in Saluda, North Carolina. Experience breathtaking views of 14,000 acres of protected forest and hear the roar of the Green River.