Our Favorite Things – Places to See Spring Blooms

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. Springtime around here is all about flowers and we’ve got some local outdoor spaces in our neck of the woods that will boost your mood with beautiful blooms.

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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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2019 Fall Color Report for the North Carolina Mountains, Week 7

two bicyclists riding on a tree-lined dirt road

It took seven weeks, but it was worth the wait for gorgeous fall color in the Asheville area. Mother Nature took her sweet time and rewarded our patience (OK, we weren’t patient the whole time) with some brilliant fall foliage. Early November peak? Sure, why not!

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Costume Exhibit at Biltmore: A Vanderbilt House Party

It’s party time at Biltmore and you’re invited! From February 8 to May 27, 2019, a fabulous costume exhibit called A Vanderbilt House Party is happening at Biltmore Estate in Asheville. You won’t believe the detail of the clothing and who helped put the exhibit together. Think Downton Abbey… ready to learn more?

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2019 Valentine’s Weekend Happenings

Bring your sweetie to the Inn on Mill Creek for a Valentine’s getaway (with FREE chocolate on us!) and put one or more of the following activities on your list of things to do while you’re here.

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2018 Christmas at Biltmore Estate in Asheville

Biltmore Estate kicks off its annual Christmas celebration early… the first weekend in November! It’s not surprising though. If you had a 175,000-square-foot home dressed to the nines for the holidays and hosted thousands of visitors, you’d keep the magical spirit of Christmas going as long as possible, too.

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Winter Diversion: Biltmore Estate Conservatory

While the winter of 2017 has been rather kind to us (just one snow day so far…and our daffodils are peeking out at the end of January… whaaaaaat!?), wintertime in the mountains of Western North Carolina can often be a teensy bit unpredictable. For those chilly days when you don’t want to go outside or you’re getting antsy for spring, we suggest a little indoor “green” therapy at Biltmore Estate’s Conservatory. Inside we go!

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When To See Biltmore’s Spring Flowers, March 19 – May 26, 2016

Thousands of flowering tulips in several different colors in a garden

It’s Spring! Our favorite season has arrived and one of our favorite places, Biltmore Estate in Asheville, is blooming big. Biltmore has several gardens on an 8,000-acre property, so you might be wondering…when is the best time to see Biltmore’s blooms in all their glory, and where on the estate should I go? Let’s discuss.

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