Our 12 Months of Birding series continues with a bird we often see in February, the Golden-crowned Kinglet. This royally named tiny bird spends winters in our Pisgah National Forest neighborhood and the rest of the year in the northern U.S. and Canada. More often heard than seen, the Golden-crowned Kinglet can be challenging to find; generally we see and hear them in the evergreens and shrubby areas on the edges of the wetlands, which is at the southern end of the property where the boardwalk is located.
This year, we’ve put together Our Favorite Things – a short list of places near the Inn on Mill Creek B&B where you can find the stuff that brings joy. Thinking of a small town often evokes the image of a family-run country or general store. Well, it’s not just an image in our neck of the woods – we have three small towns nearby, each with their own store:
This year is North Carolina’s Year of the Trail, celebrating all kinds of trails and all the good things about them. And all year long, we’re sharing our favorite trails in the greater Asheville area, focusing on those within an hour of the Inn on Mill Creek B&B, as well as new trails coming to our neck of the woods.
Being located inside Pisgah National Forest and a site on the NC Birding Trail, we love our winged neighbors. Kicking off the return of our 12 Months of Birding series, we introduce you to the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
In 2023, we’re rolling out a new feature called Our Favorite Things – a short list of places in our neck of the woods where you can find the stuff that brings joy, for your trip planning purposes.
We have some exciting news to share, in the form of two tiny and adorable pups! Chibi (black) and Honey (fawn) are the newest members of our Department of Leisure and the next generation of innpugs at the Inn on Mill Creek Bed & Breakfast.
If you’re a fan of Hallmark movies, you’ll be excited to hear that Biltmore Estate in Asheville is going to be the location for a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie, scheduled to be released for this year’s Christmas season!
As you may know, the Inn on Mill Creek Bed & Breakfast is located two miles inside Pisgah National Forest, between Black Mountain and Old Fort, North Carolina. This means we have beautiful dark skies at night, often clear and full of stars.
Near the southern end of the property, adjacent to Pisgah National Forest and just beyond our pond, lies a half acre of wetlands, or as they call it in the mountains, a high elevation bog.