Black Mountain is a great small town, full of charm, and the holidays are celebrated in fun ways. Here is this year’s lineup for the Christmas season in the mountains.
Looking for an easy hike to a waterfall when you come to our neck of the woods in western North Carolina? Look no further than Toms Creek Falls just north of Marion, North Carolina, in McDowell County.
‘Tis the season for Biltmore Estate in Asheville to celebrate Christmas…and do they ever. This year, there are 56 trees decorated for the holidays, including a gorgeously decorated tree in the Banquet Hall that reaches high toward the seven-story barrel-vaulted ceiling.
An occasional visitor to the seed/suet snack bar at the Inn on Mill Creek B&B, the Red-bellied Woodpecker is a year-round resident of Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina, and is our November 2014 bird in our 12 Months of Birding at the Inn blog series.
We know many of you will be spending Thanksgiving at a family member or friend’s home eating dinner, watching football, taking a nap, the usual Turkey Day traditions. However, for our guests and anyone traveling to the Asheville area for a getaway next week, never fear, there are plenty of restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014.
|Green Knob Fire Tower Trail|
In early November, we had the chance to hike with friends on one of the Blue Ridge Parkway hiking trails, to the Green Knob Fire Tower. This is a special spot for us since you can see Green Knob and the fire tower from our orchard at the Inn on Mill Creek B&B.
|Last leaf report for the year!|
This looks to be our sixth and final fall color report for 2014 for the North Carolina mountains around Asheville and Pisgah National Forest. We really are spoiled with at least six weeks of fall color within a 30 minute radius of the Inn on Mill Creek B&B.
|Beautiful Barred Owl photo by MDF [Source: Wikimedia Commons]|
While the phrase, “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you?” is not heard much inside the Inn on Mill Creek B&B (answer already well-known: Innkeeper Dave!), you may hear it outside, in the trees of Pisgah National Forest surrounding the Inn. And just who is asking that question? None other than the Barred Owl, our October 2014 bird in our 12 Months of Birding at the Inn blog series.