Winter Birding and the Great Backyard Bird Count

Bird tracks in the snow

Wintertime is a great time to do birdwatching – it’s one of the activities you can do year-round here in Pisgah National Forest east of Asheville, North Carolina.

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Welcoming Our B&B Guests in 2022: Updated COVID-19 Adjustments

Over the past two years, we’ve had several adjustments in place at the Inn on Mill Creek Bed & Breakfast to help you stay safe during your travels to our neck of the woods. Our number one goal is to provide a stress-free, relaxing, and safe environment for you and we remain vigilant and cautious, with your safety and comfort as our top priority. Ready to take the road less traveled to a serene, uncrowded destination in 2022? Read on for details!

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Stargazing, Meteor Showers and More in 2022

Lodge style Bed & Breakfast and garden at twilight

One of the reasons we LOVE being tucked away two miles into Pisgah National Forest is that the opportunities for stargazing are plenty. With very little light pollution, we have a beautiful night sky above the Inn on Mill Creek B&B. Every month brings noteworthy celestial events this year, including meteor showers, a total lunar eclipse, and planets aligning.

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New Trails Coming to Old Fort, NC

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 for our fellow Old Fort residents and our guests at the Inn on Mill Creek Bed & Breakfast to enjoy getting out in nature.

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2020 Fall Color Report for the North Carolina Mountains, Week 6

Hundreds of leaves covering the ground in late fall with some red maple leaves standing out

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.

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2020 Fall Color Report for the North Carolina Mountains, Week 5

Tree branches full of maple leaves

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 the landscape and read on for the scoop on where color can be found this last week of October.

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2020 Fall Color Report for the North Carolina Mountains, Week 4

Split Rail Fence along a forest road

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 progression of fall foliage in the mountains around Asheville, NC, as we head through the third full week of October.

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2020 Fall Color Report for the North Carolina Mountains, Week 3

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.

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