Art at the Inn: Ann Whisenant

“Magnolias” by Ann Whisenant on display/for sale at the Inn on Mill Creek


´╗┐OK, we admit it, we are “loco” for all things local. As a huge supporter of the local arts community, we’re proud to not only sponsor arts events, but we have several artists displaying their work at the Inn on Mill Creek for the enjoyment of our guests.

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2012 Taste of Black Mountain is May 17

If you’ll be in our neighborhood of western North Carolina on Thursday, May 17, be sure to check out Taste of Black Mountain! This food lovers’ event held each year at the White Horse Black Mountain venue (and sponsored by businesses such as yours truly) is all about the fabulous cuisine coming out of our local restaurants in the Black Mountain area. What better way to discover the positive emphasis our area of the North Carolina mountains has on “buy local” and farm-fresh fare than tasting delicious food and beverage samples from our local eateries, farms, chocolatiers and pubs? Yum!

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Linville Falls Hike

Linville Falls from the Chimney View Overlook
One of the most breathtaking waterfalls in our neck of the woods is Linville Falls, less than an hour from the Inn on Mill Creek. Linville Falls is actually a set of waterfalls: two small “upper falls” move the Linville River into a small canyon, where the water rapidly twists and turns downhill through the rocks, then dramatically plunges 45 feet {the lower falls}. The sheer volume of water really makes the lower falls a spectacular waterfall.

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Springtime Geocaching in Swannanoa

Ahhhhh, springtime in the mountains. The vibrant green leaves unfurling from tree branches, songbirds in the mornings and tree frogs in the evenings, beautiful blooms of rhododendron, azaleas and other bright, colorful native flowers. It’s just utterly fantastic to be outdoors in the spring. And one way to explore the outdoors in Western North Carolina is through geocaching — the search for containers hidden by others, using GPS navigation.

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