Many of you know that Innkeeper Dave sustained a serious shoulder injury in early 2019, resulting in two surgeries and a nearly year-long recovery. Great news – our favorite engineer and DIY innkeeper is back in good form and so along with the usual freshening up of guest spaces, we’re tackling a number of projects that had to go on the backburner last year. Let’s discuss the ways we’re improving your experience when you visit the Asheville area and stay with us at the Inn on Mill Creek!
Two of our popular rooms, the Mountain Laurel Room and the Maple Tree Room, got recent floor upgrades. Buh-bye carpet, hellooooo bamboo! We picked bamboo because of its durability and because it looks beautiful. Innkeeper Dave had the bamboo shipped to the Inn and installed the floor himself from start to finish.
The end of the year and beginning of the next always brings out the DIY-ers in your innkeepers as we prepare our list of projects that are going to enhance your stay at the Inn on Mill Creek. Let’s see if your favorite room or garden space is on the list!
This is super exciting news, friends: We are commissioning a set of outdoor sculptures for the Inn on Mill Creek! Guests will be able to get up close to the large sculptures, which will be inspired by nature (fitting for our location inside Pisgah National Forest).
We have a small herb garden here at the Inn on Mill Creek B&B, at the southern end of the Pool Garden, named for its former life as a swimming pool before it became a garden many years ago.
It’s winter. What we call the Quiet Season. And when it gets quiet around here, you know what that means…we start on our list of excellent B&B projects we have planned for the year.
We’ve progressed quite a bit with the Guest Favorites Garden since we last updated you in August of 2014. As many of our blog readers know, we created a new garden space (Innkeeper Brigette just can’t stop), dedicated to plants/flowers that our guests love.
For a few years, we (we meaning Brigette) had a White Garden going at the Inn on Mill Creek B&B near the Mountain Laurel Room. A White Garden is the kind of garden that has only white blooming flowers and white or silver foliage plants. So, for example, we have white shasta daisies, white astilbe, white daffodils, white lilies, white irises, white roses, a white butterfly bush…and so on.
We’re excited to announce a little (well, two little and one big) facelift to bathrooms in three of our guest rooms. Two rooms, the Mountain Laurel Room and Maple Tree Room, have new tile showers, while the most popular room at the Inn on Mill Creek Bed &Breakfast, the Evergreen Room (formerly the Lake View Room), has a brand new bathroom with walk-in tile shower and large jetted air spa tub.
One big misconception about Bed & Breakfast lodging is that you have to share a bathroom. This outdated stereotype is present in virtually every editorial, satire piece, and article criticizing B&Bs. It is the question we get most often from guests inquiring about staying at the Inn on Mill Creek. Well, fear not! According to a recent study of the industry, almost 95% of B&Bs do NOT have shared bathrooms, including ours.