It is becoming a well known fact that Innkeeper Dave is a great cook (although he is quite modest and will never admit it, no matter what the guests say). It naturally follows that he makes breakfast at the Inn. However, Innkeeper Brigette does attempt cooking and baking from time to time, which is true if you count toast.
The Off Road Assault on Mount Mitchell is a 63-mile, mostly off road bicycle route which has 11,000 feet of accumulated climbing. From Old Fort, cyclists climb over the Blue Ridge Parkway two times and just below Mount Mitchell on Forest Service roads and singletrack (a trail just wide enought for one person or bike). Mt. Mitchell peaks at 6,684 feet and is the highest peak east of the Mississippi River.
More photos of the Off Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell race:
We’re starting a new innblog entry every month for restaurant recommendations for guests by guests. What better way to get a feel for our fantastic local cuisine than from the recommendations of your fellow travelers?
Has it been a dry summer where you are? We’ve had so little rain over the past six weeks that Innkeeper Dave has been turning off the Andrews Geyser overnight in order to replenish the lake fed by Mill Creek and the creek itself. He then turns it back on before breakfast so the geyser comes back for the daytime tourists.
Here are a couple of shots of the Andrews Geyser taken this week. The height of the geyser was actually a little low this week, perhaps due to the lack of rain. The little figures on the far right in the first picture are picnickers enjoying a nice afternoon at the park that now surrounds the geyser.