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Saluda Soothes the Soul

Posted on March 18, 2020 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

We've intended for a long time to add a blog post, and we have about three drafts just waiting to be posted.  Why we haven't yet posted them, who knows?  But this idea of "Saluda Soothes the Soul" came to us several months ago, and it's been lingering ever since.  So we decided that now is the time, before somebody else claims it and puts it on billboards along I-26 and I-40.  :)

People ask all the time:  what ...

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love music? then you'll love WNC this weekend!

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

If you love music, you'll love western North Carolina this weekend.  We won't waste your time blogging about it because you'll want to hurry and make plans to be here by Friday afternoon.

Beginning Friday, August 10th, at 7:00, enjoy Sol Driven Train in the open air at  the Summer Tracks Concert Series at Rogers Park.  Sol Driven Train opens w...

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Music All Around

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

English composer Edward Elgar once said, "My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require."  

Well, there's no need to travel the world to take as much as you require; Saluda and its neighboring communities can provide more than enough throughout the summer.  Whether you want to enjoy the Purple Onion's POSEM Concert Series...

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Spring Fever

Posted on April 21, 2012 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

In the big picture, things really haven’t changed that much since 1896. What was spring fever then is still spring fever now, as proven by this excerpt from Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer, Detective:

“Don't you know what that is? It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want -- oh, you don't quite know what it is y...

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One Thing Leads to Another

Posted on April 21, 2011 at 10:34 AM Comments comments (0)

I've wanted to let you know about all the improvements that we're making at the cottage, but I didn't want to bore you in the process.  Let's just say that the song by The Fixx kept popping into my head - even though, admittedly, it has nothing to do with spring cleaning and construction projects - because one thing certainly led to another.

  • It started with a salvaged french door panel that became a window, which, of course, required painting.
  • The window looked...

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Shades of Green

Posted on April 11, 2011 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Gone are the winter's shades of gray; now it's shades of green all around.  As I was driving up the mountain, the beauty of the leaves on the mountains was second only to those of the fall.  If you haven't seen it, it's certainly worth a trip to Saluda. 

Spring has certainly arrived, and summer is on its way.  Make plans now to attend any one (or more) of the great events happening in and around Saluda.  And if your schedule doesn't allow you to be here fo...

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Going Mobile

Posted on March 26, 2011 at 11:36 AM Comments comments (0)

The Carolina Cottage website has made some website changes, and we've gone mobile.  Now you can find us at home and on the go.  Let us know what you think.  

Go Green!

Posted on March 17, 2011 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to our friends Sara and Tim on the completion of their new shop.  It's awesome!  Visit their new website at, and then make plans to visit them in person!