About

“Meanwhile, Back in Saluda” is located in historic Saluda, North Carolina.  Nestled in the middle of the woods  with views of  Brushy Ridge and Mt. Mitchell.

Meanwhile is a quiet retreat where one can read a book, hike along peaceful trail, fire up a Wood Fired Pizza Oven, listen for the sounds of native friends, build a campfire,  breathe fresh crisp air and watch the fog roll in between the hillsides.

If action and adventure are what you are looking for,  the Green and French Broad Rivers are close by and Pisgah National Forest, Pearson’s Falls, Dupont State Forest, water falls and hundreds of miles of trails for both hiking, biking or horseback riding.

Meanwhile is a great place for couples seeking a romantic getaway, individuals needing a quiet sanctuary, group meetings, rest for bikers or hikers at the end of the trail, and families spending time together.

Located only 35 miles from Asheville, 39  miles from Greenville, 11 miles from Hendersonville and Flat Rock, 30 miles to Brevard,  183 miles from Atlanta.

On Our Front Porch is a “Meanwhile, Back in Saluda”  service project started by the Asbill-Beck Family in 1989 after Hurricane Hugo. For over twenty-three years we have collected and distributed clothing, household goods, books, and food to families in need. To make a donation or drop off goods, contact us at “Meanwhile”.

Eleanor Irene School is a NC Homeschool and located on the property at “Meanwhile, Back in Saluda.”  Eleanor Irene School participates in seed saving and sharing of heirloom seeds originally donated by Seed Savers Exchange through their Herman’s Garden Projects. With two successful graduates returned from College to help manage Meanwhile and another graduation planned for 2014, our Homeschool is busier than ever.