By Tim Stewart
With beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Sanctuary at Tryon offers everything you need to enjoy nature at its finest. It’s a place to escape from the bustling city life and experience genuine Southern hospitality. Tryon is a small town in North Carolina, a place to take in local culture and events, meet the local residents, and explore dozens of outdoor activities year round. From visiting the vineyard to exploring the museum, the Tryon lifestyle is an unforgettable experience.
Just minutes from the Blue Ridge Mountains, Tryon sits inside the country’s ‘Thermal Belt,’ an area that’s famous for its mild climate. The moderate temperatures make it easy to enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities year round, and the small town district is perfect for relaxation, dining with friends, or simply exploring the natural settings. From the blooming wildflowers in the spring, to amazing foliage presentations of fall, there’s something to look forward to each and every season in Tryon, North Carolina.
Tryon has earned its reputation as a premier retirement area, and offers many activities and attraction for all ages. Residents and visitors alike can explore the galleries and events at Tryon Fine Arts Center, a place for art workshops, galleries, parties, and exhibits. The center features a 335-seat auditorium to showcase local performances, and offers unique classes and workshops for those who want to cultivate artistic skills. For those who enjoy other arts and crafts, the Tryon Arts and Crafts organization also offers classes and special workshops for crafters of all ages, a perfect escape for residents at The Sanctuary at Tryon.
Equestrian enthusiasts will fall in love with The Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE), a place for horse riding, nature trails, and exploration in the hills and valleys of the area. The preservation is home to dozens of unique and exotic species, and offers a perfect respite from fast-paced activities of the week.
Wineries and vineyards offer tastings and special events year round, and there are plenty of places to stop in for a sampling session just minutes away from The Sanctuary at Tryon. Rockhouse Vineyards and Green Creek Winery are just two popular venues to explore the world of wine. Antique stores, locally owned boutiques, and small cafes can also be found around this town that prides itself on its friendly, small town atmosphere.
The downtown business district of Saluda, just a short drive from The Sanctuary at Tryon, is home to 16 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. The town itself is a welcome addition to any history-lover’s itinerary with artist galleries, historical restaurants, and unique boutiques lining the area.
Those who prefer canoeing and fishing can head to the Green River Game Lands for some of the county’s best rivers and streams. Cabins and campgrounds are scattered throughout the area, and offer yet another opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. The Pacolet River extends from Tryon to Saluda offering any traveler a chance to take in captivating waterfalls and vistas.
The Sanctuary at Tryon is conveniently located within the heart of this peaceful and serene setting, offering not only an escape from the city, but also a friendly place to relax and bask in luxury.
About the Author: Tim Stewart is a contributing writer for Ideal Living magazine which covers planned and gated communities like
the Sanctuary at Tryon
as well as other topics of interest to baby boomers.
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