The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Tryon

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Tryon, North Carolina 

The small mountain town of Tryon NC, located southeast of Asheville, is well-known for the equestrian events held at the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center almost every weekend from April through October. The village also has a number of art and craft galleries, and a nice selection of restaurants and accommodations, and over the years, Tryon has earned the reputation as one of the friendliest towns in the south. The premier event in Tryon is the running of the annual Block House Steeplechase, presented by the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club.
   Tryon, incorporated in the late 1800s as the Spartanburg and Asheville Railroad came to the area, is the largest town in the area, and is out in the shape of a circle. Many of the historic buildings on Trade Street were i
n place by 1900, including a general store, a pharmacy and a post office. Tryon quickly grew as a resort town, bringing tourists to the area to enjoy the mountain views and good climate. Over the years, Tryon has been home to many artist, writers and crafters, including the stage actor William Gillette, most famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. This mix of locals, artists and retirees continues today, creating a vibrant, active community. 

    Nearby Pearson's Falls is located off Hwy. 176 between Tryon and Saluda. This botanical preserve is comprised of 268 acres of native forest, spring-fed streams and a moderate 1/4 mile trail to a 90 ft. waterfall. There are over 200 species of fern, flowering plants, algae and mosses in the wildflower preserve.

 

Resources
City Website
Tryon: Town Hall, North Trade Street, Tryon NC 28782; 828-859-6654
Facebook: Tryon Area
Location:
Central Mountains, 45 minutes south of Asheville
County: Polk County
: County Offices, 40 Courthouse Street, Columbus NC 28722; 828-894-3301
Elevation & Population:
1,100 feet, 1,750+
County Visitor/Welcome Center: Explore Tryon
20 East Mills Street, Columbus NC 28722; 800-440-7848
County Chamber of Commerce:
Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce  2753 Lynn Road, Suite A, Tryon NC 28782; 828-859-6236
Newspaper: Tryon Daily Bulletin 16 North Trade Street, Tryon NC 28782; 828-859-9151 and Polk County News Journal PO Box 576, Columbus NC 28722; 864-457-3337
Movie Theatres: Tryon Theatre, 45 South Trade Street, Tryon NC 28782; 828-859-6811
High School: Polk County High School, 1681 East NC Highway 108, Columbus NC 28722; 828-894-2525
Colleges and Universities:
(Nearest) Isothermal Community College, 1255 West Mills Street, Columbus NC 28722; 828-894-3092
Hospitals:
(Nearest) St. Luke's Hospital, 101 Hospital Drive, Columbus NC 28722; 828-894-3311
Area Major Festivals:  Block House Steeplechase (April), Blue Ridge BBQ Festival (June)
Area Natural Attractions:
Pearson's Falls, Pisgah National Forest
Area Cultural Attractions:  
Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE), Polk County Courthouse Polk County Historical Museum,
Tryon Fine Arts Center
Wineries:
Mountain Brook Vineyards, Parker Binns Vineyard, Rockhouse Vineyards, Overmountain Vineyards


Real Estate

Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining
Fine Dining
Carter's Restaurant & Wine Cellar at the 1906 Pine Crest Inn: (Fine Dining) Pine Crest Inn, 85 Pine Crest Lane, Tryon NC 28782; 800-633-3001

Casual & Family Dining
Caro-Mi Dining Room: (American, County) 3231 Highway 176 West, Tryon NC 28782; 828-869-5200
Huckleberry's Restaurant and Bakery: (American) 62 North Trade St., Tryon NC 28782; 828-436-0025

Overseas & Exotic
El Sureno Mexican Restaurant: (Mexican) 1052 South Trade Street, Tryon NC 28782; 828-859-3075
Mr. Juan's Mexican Restaurant: (Mexican) 526 South Trade Street, Tryon NC 28782; 828-859-6858

Cafes & Grills
10 North Trade Cafe Bakery: (Cafe-Breakfast & Lunch) 10 North Trade Street, Tryon NC 28782; 828-859-3010

Pizza
Buck's Pizza: (Pizza) 30 North Trade Street, Tryon NC 28792; 828-859-0400
Sidestreet Pizza & Pasta: (Pizza) 135 South Trade Street, Tryon NC 28782; 828-859-5325

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Accommodations
Hotels, Inns & Lodges 
1906 Pine Crest Inn: (Country Inn) 85 Pine Crest Lane, Tryon NC 28782; 800-633-3001

Cabins, Cottages & Chalets
Swayback Cabin at 1906 Pine Crest Inn: (Historic Cabin) Pine Crest Inn, Pine Crest Lane, Tryon NC 28782; 800-633-3001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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