Itinerary: A Springtime Weekend at Tryon Resort

Mar 1, 2019 - 5:27 PM
For a springtime retreat in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Tryon Resort offers the perfect weekend itinerary to celebrate the return of spring and showcase all that Western North Carolina has to offer. Tryon Resort offers a variety of onsite lodging, diverse restaurants, shopping, equine simulator lessons, and nearby amenities like golf and clay pigeon shooting. A hub of equestrian sport, Tryon Resort is also centrally located an hour or less between Asheville, Charlotte and Greenville, leaving you with plenty of opportunities to enjoy an extended getaway surrounded by the Carolinas’ gorgeous natural beauty while staying within easy reach of three major airports.


For a cozy and intimate place to rest your head, try one of our signature one-bedroom “tiny house” cottages onsite. You’ll have everything you need at your fingertips, but none of the chaos and clutter of everyday life. Bringing the kids along, or need a little more space? Our spacious three and five-bedroom riverside log cabins can keep your whole crew comfortably.



For a romantic retreat, Tryon Resort’s Lodge on Lake Lure provides quaint, private accommodations coupled with stunning views of Lake Lure and its mountain backdrop. From water sports and activities to gourmet dining at the in-house Treetops Restaurant, the Lodge is located just 25 minutes from TIEC and offers guests a quiet getaway without sacrificing convenience.



You won’t have to go far to find delicious options to satisfy every craving or any palette, from artful sushi to classic American diner fare, local and organic favorites, and delicious Italian cuisine and more at our onsite restaurants. See our recommendations below.


Friday Lunch at the General Store: Located inside the General Store, the Pony Express Deli is a delicious and convenient way to grab sandwiches, wraps, and salad, perfect for a to-go lunch for a hike or outdoor adventure. You’ll also find specialty chocolates, pastries, ice cream and coffee behind the counter. While you sit and enjoy your lunch, you can also browse the store for keepsakes, Tryon Resort apparel, or any sundries you may need for the weekend!


Friday Dinner at Blue Ginger Sushi: For sushi that’s almost too gorgeous to eat, but delicious at every bite, be sure to stop by and enjoy Chef James’ creations. There are plenty of non-sushi options for those who aren’t fond of seafood, too, from ramen and soup to noodles and more.


Saturday Breakfast at the Diner: Roger’s Diner is home to all your classic American favorites, from breakfast served all day to burgers, salads, and classic banana splits and sundaes. Roger’s Diner is open daily from 7am-3pm.



Saturday Lunch at Legends Grille: For a high-end dining experience without the dress code, try Legends Grille to enjoy organic and local favorites that are sure to satisfy. From famed tacos to bison burgers and delectable desserts, plus a full bar that can craft personalized beverages just to your liking, you won’t want to miss out on this signature Tryon Resort restaurant.


Saturday Dinner at Legends Club: While enjoying TIEC’s signature “Saturday Night Lights” festivities, sit ringside with a front-row seat for all the action and take advantage of a scrumptious buffet and cash bar at Legends Club for an enhanced spectator experience. Tables are open to the public on a first come, first served basis, and reservations are recommended though not required. Call 828-863-1000 to claim your table!


Sunday Brunch at Legends Club: Enjoy Sunday morning and afternoon competition while you sit ringside in our covered Legends Club, enjoying delicious food and a cash bar. A Tryon Resort favorite, Sunday Brunch is open to the public and reservations are recommended by calling 828-863-1000.


Sunday Dinner at Treetops Restaurant: For a gourmet dining experience that you won’t be able to stop talking about, try the intimate Treetops Restaurant located within Tryon Resort’s Lodge on Lake Lure, just 25 minutes from TIEC. Our expertly-crafted dishes with hand-selected local and organic ingredients will bring an artful and delicious flavor to any weekend. Reservations are recommended, and can be made by calling 828-625-2789.



“Saturday Night Lights,” (SNL) a signature Tryon Resort experience, happens every Saturday evening May through November at TIEC. Featuring free admission, live music, face painting, carousel and pony rides all leading up to thrilling equestrian competition under the lights in Tryon Stadium, this tradition is a can’t-miss. With fair-style concessions stands, bars and restaurants all available every Saturday, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Don’t miss the karaoke after-party hosted at the Silo Bar when competition concludes!


Fancy a round of golf? We’ve got you covered – any day of the week! Tryon Resort’s Cleghorn Golf & Sports Club is just minutes from TIEC, and boasts a George Cobb design that will both challenge and satisfy any golfer. Just give them a ring at 828-286-9117 to book your tee time. While you’re there, enjoy post-round drink or wings at Mulligans in the pro shop. Learn more at



If you’d rather shoot than swing, we recommend a trip to Cleghorn Gun Club, just minutes from TIEC and an iconic Tryon Resort experience. From gun and ammo rentals to lessons with experienced instructors, our fifteen-stand course and five stand will challenge any shooter from novice to expert. Call 828-863-1435 or visit to learn more!


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Eager to explore the beautiful mountains we call home? Make sure to experience Chimney Rock State Park while you’re here! Hike to a 75-mile panoramic view or drive to the top for a relaxing top-of-the-world experience. Visit to learn more and get tickets!


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About Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort: 
Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort, host of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, is one of the world’s ultimate equestrian lifestyle destinations with first-class facilities for all FEI disciplines and showcasing Hunter/Jumper, Equitation, Steeplechase, Fox Hunting, Polo, Reining and multidiscipline events in Mill Spring, NC. From carousel to competition, the mission of Tryon Resort is to celebrate the magic of the horse, grow equestrian sport, and increase access to this majestic animal. A haven for equestrian competitors and enthusiasts, Tryon Resort is an iconic, year-round destination for connoisseurs of diverse cuisine and shopping, lodging getaways, and family entertainment. Learn more at

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