Whether you're seeking a quiet getaway or a vacation filled with outdoor adventure, you're sure to find it at the First Peak of the Blue Ridge. Do as little or as much as you'd like. We've got the gorges, hiking trails, waterfalls, scenic drives and historic sites you'd expect in the Blue Ridge Mountains. But you'll also discover equestrian shows, wineries, distinctive shops and galleries, and a calendar full of events and festivals.
Downtown Columbus is host to many events throughout the year.
The one-block downtown features local businesses, an antique shop and several restaurants. Scenic drives abound around Columbus, whether you drive along the base of White Oak Mountain, or take the winding road 1,000+ feet to the top for
Downtown Saluda is host to many events throughout the year.
The one-street downtown hasn’t changed much since it was founded in 1878, and that’s a good thing!
Downtown Tryon is host to many events throughout the year.
The local equestrian community began with the help of Carter Brown, who organized the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club and the first Blockhouse Steeplechase in the 1940s.
Tryon International Equestrian Center
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 an