New Glass for the Dining Solarium

Our dining solarium getting a facelift

One of the many great things about running a B&B is the diversity
and awesomeness of the people we meet and have as our guests at the Inn on Mill Creek. One of our guests this past summer was
having breakfast with his wife in the Inn’s dining solarium, which at the time was starting to show its
age in some regards, particularly the curved plexiglass panels. Over the past few years, we have been looking at options and pricing for replacing the panels…no easy task.

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Andrews Geyser in Winter

With the wintry temperatures we’re having (what we like to call hot chocolate weather), we were anxious to see how Andrews Geyser looks this first week of 2010. The Andrews Geyser was constructed near Mill Creek in Old Fort, North Carolina in the late 1800s as a memorial to the men who died building the railroad through this part of the North Carolina mountains, and as a fountain feature for a railroad resort called the Round Knob Hotel (which burned down in 1903). The sole reason for the existence of our private property inside Pisgah National Forest was to create a water source for the geyser, located two miles down the mountain. We have the dam and the valve that controls the water flow (neat, huh?).

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