A pleasant day-trip for hikers staying at the Inn on Mill Creek B&B is a drive and hike to Mount Pisgah, off of the Blue Ridge Parkway southwest of Asheville.
With its fire engine red body and tell-tale “chik-burrrrrrr” call, you would think that our June 2015 bird in our 12 Months of Birding at the Inn blog series — the Scarlet Tanager — would be easy to spot. Think again!
If you’re planning a summertime getaway weekend in the mountains near Asheville, NC, consider making it a long weekend and arrive on Thursday…there’s a lot to see and do around here in between taking that all-important vacation siesta or lounging at the Inn on Mill Creek B&B!
It goes without saying that the North Carolina mountains provide some beautiful scenery, but the art scene in the Asheville/Black Mountain area is visually stunning and inspiring as well. If you love art, this is the place to be!
The Black & White Garden (formerly just the White Garden) at the Inn on Mill Creek B&B is a small garden space — work in progress — where we’re growing plants with white or black blooms and/or foliage. Let’s take a look and see what’s blooming in June this year.
Combine a scenic drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway — complete with beautiful blooming rhododendron and photogenic verdant ridges — with a picnic lunch and short hike, and you have what we consider the perfect June afternoon in western North Carolina. One option to make this day trip happen is to head north of Asheville to Craggy Gardens, specifically, the Craggy Gardens Picnic Area.