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.
We love gardens… and plants… and flowers. This is no secret if you have been to the Inn on Mill Creek Bed & Breakfast. It comes as no surprise, then, that one of Innkeeper/Engineer Dave’s 2022 projects was to build a new set of six planters, similar to the ones he built that line the outside of the dining solarium.
The Inn on Mill Creek Bed & Breakfast has a new outdoor sculpture to greet guests when they arrive… beautiful stained glass! A Black Mountain artist, Barbara Brinson, created the one-of-a-kind piece for us, called Sunrise in Pisgah, and we installed it in the garden area along the driveway. We’re so excited to share it with everyone!
One of our quiet season projects this winter was the construction of a boardwalk on roughly half an acre of boggy land at the Inn on Mill Creek, where a tributary of Mill Creek comes in to the pond. It is a beautiful area of the property that has been inaccessible to guests… until now!
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.