OK, so it’s 64 degrees here in the mountains of North Carolina on Christmas… well, even without a snowflake in sight, we’re still going to have hot cocoa with marshmallows by the tree and enjoy this first weekend of winter. It’s winter, right?
We were so excited and humbled this week, after receiving the TripAdvisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence.
Exciting news to share: Inn on Mill Creek Bed & Breakfast is one of BnBFinder’s 2013 Glorious Garden Award winners!
This year at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, the tulips and azaleas are battling it out for everyone’s attention! We have never been to Biltmore — located 20 minutes from the Inn on Mill Creek — when the azaleas and tulips were in full bloom at the same time. Just, wow.
|Azaleas at Biltmore bloom in late April / early May|
Azaleas. Do you like them? If so, then you should check out the thousands of amazing azaleas at Biltmore Estate in nearby Asheville, NC, during late April / early May. They have an entire garden — at 15 acres, it’s more like a park — dedicated to this lovely spring-blooming shrub.
It goes without saying that Biltmore Estate is a pretty cool place. From Biltmore House that looks like a French chateau, the Winery with complimentary tastings, Antler Hill Village and the Farm, and amazing food in the restaurants, to the fabulous blooms and shrubs in the gardens… there’s a little something for everyone. There’s even something for your four-legged family members.
We often say that it’s easy for us innkeepers to have “vacation brain” being in the mountains near Asheville and Black Mountain, North Carolina. The area just has a serene quality to it with an easygoing vibe, laid back people, wonderful restaurants and places to go, and stunningly beautiful scenery such as this view nearby, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway (summertime):