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  • Welcoming Guests to the Inn on Mill Creek – May 22
    by Inn on Mill Creek on May 15, 2020 at 8:32 am

    We’ve been working hard to prepare the Inn on Mill Creek to reopen as the state of North Carolina continues its phased reopening of the state, and we’re excited to welcome guests again to our Bed & Breakfast near Asheville, NC, beginning May 22, with a few adjustments. Read on for […]

  • Progress Report on the Boardwalk at the Inn on Mill Creek
    by Inn on Mill Creek on May 3, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    One of our quiet season projects this winter was the construction of a boardwalk on roughly half an acre of boggy land at the Inn on Mill Creek, where a tributary of Mill Creek comes in to the pond. It is a beautiful area of the property that has been inaccessible to guests… until […]

  • Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend — March 7 - 8, 2020
    on March 2, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    The road to the NCAA Final Four begins this weekend in Asheville. Catch all the action during the Ingles Southern Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship taking place in downtown Asheville. For full tournament details start here. Planning a trip to Asheville is easy. […]

  • 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 from March 15-September 7, 2020 just blocks south of downtown. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend — February 28 - March 1, 2020
    on February 24, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Don’t miss out on all the great things happening in Asheville this weekend. Explore new art exhibits, attend a live show and enjoy the local flavors of Asheville independent restaurant scene. If you love comedy, beer, wellness, or outdoor adventure, then you’re sure to find something […]

  • Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend — February 21 - 23, 2020
    on February 17, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Get ready for a jam-packed weekend of events in Asheville. Across the city, enjoy live music, arts and crafts demonstrations, comedy shows, and, on Sunday, a festive Mardi Gras parade in the streets of downtown. Asheville is experiencing a mild winter this year, and temperatures have remained above […]

  • 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 […]

  • Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend — February 14 - 16, 2020
    on February 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Fall in love with Asheville this weekend as we celebrate Valentine’s Day with special events all weekend long. From food, to music, to a mass wedding – Asheville offers something for love birds and single folk alike. Looking for something a bit different than your standard […]

  • Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend — February 7 - 9, 2020
    on February 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Asheville has a jam-packed weekend of special events in store for visitors including multiple nights of comedy, performance, art exhibits, and special tours. In addition to the guided hikes featured below you can also get outdoors and enjoy the mild winter weather with these 5 great winter hikes to […]

  • Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend — January 31 - February 2, 2020
    on January 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    This weekend enjoy the best Asheville has to offer with fewer crowds and some of the best deals of the year. Make the most of the recent rainfall by visiting one of hundreds of waterfalls around the region. They’re sure to be raging from the rainfall - just be careful and mind the slick […]

  • Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend — January 24 - 26, 2020
    on January 20, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Take part in two celebrations happening all week long and into the weekend. One focuses on Asheville’s independent restaurants with special menus and pricing at multiple dining hot spots, and the other is an annual event that grants performing artists permission to push the boundaries of […]

  • Enhancing Your Experience at the Inn on Mill Creek in 2020
    by Inn on Mill Creek on January 5, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    Many of you know that Innkeeper Dave sustained a serious shoulder injury in early 2019, resulting in two surgeries and a nearly year-long recovery. Great news – our favorite engineer and DIY innkeeper is back in good form and so along with the usual freshening up of guest spaces, we’re […]

  • Celestial Events To See in 2020
    by Inn on Mill Creek on December 15, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    The Inn on Mill Creek is surrounded by Pisgah National Forest, which means a lot of things: We’re off the beaten path and you drive an unpaved road to get here. You get to stay in a beautiful forested “neighborhood populated with a lot of wildlife including birds… when we talk […]

  • 2019 Fall Color Report for the North Carolina Mountains, Week 8
    by Inn on Mill Creek on November 12, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    It’s our final week of fall color reports for 2020 and there are still plenty of oranges and reds in the landscape here around Asheville as we head into the late fall season, thanks to Mother Nature delaying the start of the color show this year. And some areas just south of us are at peak […]

  • 2019 Fall Color Report for the North Carolina Mountains, Week 7
    by Inn on Mill Creek on November 5, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    It took seven weeks, but it was worth the wait for gorgeous fall color in the Asheville area. Mother Nature took her sweet time and rewarded our patience (OK, we weren’t patient the whole time) with some brilliant fall foliage. Early November peak? Sure, why not!Continue Reading...

  • 2019 Fall Color Report for the North Carolina Mountains, Week 6
    by Inn on Mill Creek on October 29, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Getting very, very close to peak color around Asheville… finally! Whew. Thought it would never get here. And it’s during Halloween week, which is perfect since the holiday comes with all kinds of fall imagery, including pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns. Which, by the way, have you ever […]

  • 2019 Fall Color Report for the North Carolina Mountains, Week 5
    by Inn on Mill Creek on October 22, 2019 at 3:24 am

    And just like that, BOOM. Fall color is here. We have only good news to report this week, other than the fact that it is raining today…sunshine tomorrow though! Mother Nature finally decided to brush some serious color onto the fall landscape in the Asheville area. Ready to check out this […]

  • 2019 Fall Color Report for the North Carolina Mountains, Week 4
    by Inn on Mill Creek on October 15, 2019 at 10:59 am

    When it comes to leaves on the trees, some early changers fall, some late changers stall… such is typically the case with mid-October in the North Carolina mountains. One difference this year is that the early changing leaves are about a week late. So let’s try to figure out what […]

  • 2019 Fall Color Report for the North Carolina Mountains, Week 3
    by Inn on Mill Creek on October 8, 2019 at 1:17 am

    Week 3 of the fall foliage season in western North Carolina is feeling a lot like the night before Christmas, or the day before you get to see a loved one after several years apart, or the moment before you get served your very favorite dish at your very favorite restaurant. Anticipation is […]