2016 Black Mountain Tailgate Market Begins May 7

Man walking past a tent with other tents in the background of vendors selling food and crafts

The 2016 farmer’s market season is almost here, and that means the Black Mountain Tailgate Market is coming soon! The market features locally-grown food including produce, meat, eggs and honey, as well as arts and crafts. It’s an awesome community gathering.

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Blue Ridge Parkway Hike: Mt. Mitchell Deep Gap Trail

If you have a visit to Mt. Mitchell State Park on your “getaway to the North Carolina mountains” to-do list, there’s much more than just driving up, parking, and checking out the observation deck on the tallest peak in the eastern United States — there are some great hiking trails there as well.

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2015 Sourwood Festival is Aug. 7-9

One festival our guests always look forward to is the Sourwood Festival in Black Mountain, NC, a charming small town halfway between Asheville and the Inn on Mill Creek B&B. The Sourwood Festival has been going strong for almost 40 years, and is a highlight of summer in the mountains of western North Carolina.

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North Carolina Mountain Birds: Ovenbird

For some reason, we feel like there’s not enough love out there for the Ovenbird. When people think of warblers, they might think of birds who have “warbler” in their names: Magnolian Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler…you get the picture. But the Ovenbird is like, “Hey, I’m a warbler, too!”

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Free Summer Concert Series in Black Mountain

If you’re planning a summertime getaway weekend in the mountains near Asheville, NC, consider making it a long weekend and arrive on Thursday…there’s a lot to see and do around here in between taking that all-important vacation siesta or lounging at the Inn on Mill Creek B&B!

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