attractions In Western NC


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Western North Carolina is home to countless things to see and do, from the Appalachian wilderness to the expansive Biltmore Estate. Here are just a few unique attractions to check out during your stay at Saluda Mountain Lodge.


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Activities Map Asheville

Biltmore Estate

The Biltmore Estate is one of Western North Carolina’s biggest tourist draws, and belongs on anyone’s bucket list. Harking back to the Gilded Age, the structure and grounds are steeped in American and world history, and to this day remain the largest home in the United States. The home was envisioned and brought to fruition by George Vanderbilt, with the help of the best architects, construction minds, and artisans of his time. George was grandson of Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt, who created the vast majority of the railroads in the United States, and was one of several titans of industry who invented the hostile takeover that eventually resulted in modern anti-trust legislation. The home is a captivating experience for the entire family, and the Vanderbilt heirs, the Cecils, are philanthropic and engaged members of the Asheville community.

Tryon Equestrian Center

The Tryon International Equestrian Center is an international hub for horseback riding and competition. They host 40 weeks of Olympic Level competition.