Soak up our local charm at the First Peak of the Blue Ridge (Polk County, NC). This beautiful area includes mountains, foothills and rolling countryside, and a wonderful blend of rural atmosphere and small town charm. Enjoy wineries, festivals and distinctive shops/galleries. Explore waterfalls and trails. Rest and rejuvenate at one of our many inviting inns and cozy cabins. Each of our small towns – Historic Saluda, Tryon and Columbus – has its own distinct personality.