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  • 2021 Asheville Fall Color Forecast and Things to Know
    on September 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Make sure your camera is ready, hug a mug of pumpkin spice and get ready for leaf peeping season in the Blue Ridge Mountains! Adding to the excitement in 2021, conditions are on track for a colorful fall, according to local biologists. And, you may have a few extra days to enjoy the color display […]

  • What’s New in Fall 2021 in Asheville, NC
    on September 2, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Surrounded by the highest mountain peaks east of the Mississippi River, Asheville is fortunate to have one of the most vivid displays of autumn foliage in the world. Significant variances in altitude and more than 100 species of deciduous trees provide this region with an unusually long leaf […]

  • Welcoming Guests to the Inn on Mill Creek: Updated COVID-19 Adjustments
    by Inn on Mill Creek on March 24, 2021 at 7:00 am

    We want to take the opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone for your support and to all of you who stayed with us over this past “not-normal” year and a half. We are so grateful for you! Continue Reading... The post Welcoming Guests to the Inn on Mill Creek: Updated COVID-19 Adjustments […]

  • How to Experience Valentine's Day in Asheville in 2021
    on February 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Romantic Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Asheville There isn't a mountain high enough to keep you from your sweetheart. In fact, we think it's the Blue Ridge Mountains that will bring you closer together! Treat your honey to romance, relaxation and rejuvenation in Asheville. From romantic […]

  • New Trails Coming to Old Fort, NC
    by Inn on Mill Creek on November 28, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Great news for lovers of the outdoors: Plans are underway to construct several miles of trails in our neighborhood of Pisgah National Forest in Old Fort, North Carolina, and to improve on existing trails! We are super excited about this news because it means there will be even more opportunities […]

  • 2020 Fall Color Report for the North Carolina Mountains, Week 6
    by Inn on Mill Creek on November 3, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Time to file our final fall color report for 2020! Hurricane Zeta brought some decent wind gusts that took down most of the fully changed leaves in our neighborhood of Pisgah National Forest late last week, but color remains at a few places nearby. Continue Reading... The post 2020 Fall Color […]

  • 2020 Fall Color Report for the North Carolina Mountains, Week 5
    by Inn on Mill Creek on October 27, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Elevations above 3,000 are quickly slipping past peak color, but we have lovely bits of fall foliage remaining in our neighborhood of Pisgah National Forest at 2,300 feet in Old Fort, NC. The leaves on our vast number of oak trees are turning now, so look for oranges and reds to start dominating […]

  • 2020 Fall Color Report for the North Carolina Mountains, Week 4
    by Inn on Mill Creek on October 20, 2020 at 11:00 am

    We are well on our way to having one of the more colorful fall seasons in our 13 years at the Inn on Mill Creek Bed & Breakfast! Mother Nature has really outdone herself in 2020, perhaps knowing that we needed this beautiful break in a chaotic time. Let’s see where things stand with the […]

  • 2020 Fall Color Report for the North Carolina Mountains, Week 3
    by Inn on Mill Creek on October 13, 2020 at 2:42 am

    Fall is progressing quite nicely as we head toward the the third weekend of October, with bright yellows as the dominant color in our neck of the woods, 2,300 feet in elevation inside Pisgah National Forest east of Asheville. Read on for tips on where to spot great color this week and next. […]

  • 2020 Fall Color Report for the North Carolina Mountains, Week 2
    by Inn on Mill Creek on October 6, 2020 at 1:09 am

    Early October is bringing us pops of fall color and it’s making us very happy! We’re so lucky to be inside Pisgah National Forest, watching the season progress and while Mother Nature has a way to go with her fall color show, we are liking Act 1 so far. Continue Reading... The post 2020 Fall […]

  • 2020 Fall Color Report for the North Carolina Mountains, Week 1
    by Inn on Mill Creek on September 29, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    Welcome to our weekly fall color reports for 2020. We’ve been doing these fall foliage updates for several years now and this is the first year in a while where we can say that this first week of the season has been showing some real potential for fabulous early color… let’s discuss! Continue […]

  • Recipe: Individual Dutch Baby Pancakes
    by Inn on Mill Creek on August 9, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    Do you like pancakes? Do you like crepes? How about popovers? If you said yes, then you’re in luck because you can make them all at the same time in the form of the delicious and dainty Dutch baby pancake (also sometimes called German pancakes). Continue Reading... The post Recipe: Individual […]

  • Stained Glass Outdoor Sculpture
    by Inn on Mill Creek on July 21, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    The Inn on Mill Creek Bed & Breakfast has a new outdoor sculpture to greet guests when they arrive… beautiful stained glass! A Black Mountain artist, Barbara Brinson, created the one-of-a-kind piece for us, called Sunrise in Pisgah, and we installed it in the garden area along the driveway. […]

  • See Mel Chin's Larger-Than-Life Animatronic Sculpture in Asheville
    on February 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    On your next visit to Asheville, enjoy a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in a larger-than-life sculpture installation that is truly making waves! The 60-foot, animatronic sculpture, Wake by Mel Chin, will be on display in Asheville through March 31, 2021 just blocks south of downtown. Wake is […]

  • 2020 Connect Beyond Festival: Artists, Lineups, Tickets and Details
    on February 25, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    POSTPONED - Connect Beyond Festival (Asheville, NC): Postponed The 2020 Connect Beyond Festival has been postponed. To read a statement from festival organizers, and for more information, please visit the Connect Beyond Festival web site. Original Post: After a record-setting second year, the […]

  • New and Iconic Tours to Experience This Spring in Asheville
    on February 17, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    Spring in Asheville, N.C. in 2020 is peak exploration time! Dive into Asheville culture with creative local tours that offer experiences from classic to unexpected, from guided to DIY. These tours will take you to nearly every corner – and touch on most any facet – of this vibrant Blue Ridge […]

  • Asheville Named One of 50 Best Places to Travel in 2020 by Travel + Leisure
    on December 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Asheville, North Carolina, has been named to the list of "50 Best Places to Travel in 2020" by Travel + Leisure, a trusted travel web site and magazine with a global audience. “With a small-town feel and big-city cultural cred, Asheville, North Carolina, is home to artists, musicians, and food […]

  • PHOTO TOUR: Asheville Art Museum
    on November 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    The Asheville Art Museum has reopened in November 2019 after a three-year, $24-million renovation. The new state-of-the-art facility is 54,000 square feet and adds 70 percent more collection space. With the added space, the museum is able to host major traveling exhibitions. The new features […]

  • PHOTOS: 2019 National Gingerbread House Competition Winners
    on November 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    The winners have been crowned in the 2019 National Gingerbread House Competition at The Omni Grove Park Inn! And soon, you'll have the opportunity to see them on display! The display is open from Nov. 20, 2019 through Jan. 4, 2019 (*select dates) at The Omni Grove Park Inn. View the entries Sunday […]

  • VIDEO AND PHOTO TOUR: Downton Abbey The Exhibition at Biltmore
    on November 15, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Walk through the most recognizable sets from Downton Abbey, see more than 50 costumes worn by the actors and discover never-before-seen artifacts and multimedia elements. Downtown Abbey: The Exhibition is on display now at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina! The exhibition opened on […]