Breakfast at Inn on Mill Creek

“If we get up for the early breakfast, we’ll have time for a nap before we have to hit the road!  ~ Our guest, Ashley


Escape the ordinary trappings of impersonal chain hotels and discover Inn on Mill Creek, where guests are treated to a full sit-down breakfast. In warm weather months, you can enjoy that all-important first meal of the day in our glassed-in dining solarium, looking out on awakening Pisgah National Forest that surrounds our bed and breakfast near Black Mountain and Asheville. In cool weather, guests dine inside the Main House in our cozy dining area by the kitchen.

Typically, we offer two breakfast seatings, to meet the needs and schedules of our guests. Coffee is on at 7:30 a.m. (Dave is selective about his brew), and we offer fresh-squeeze and blend juices, with fruit from our orchard when in season.

Our waffles were featured in Our State magazine’s February 2012 issue! [Read the article here]

Need a snack during the day (or at midnight)? You’ll find baked goodies, such as snickerdoodles, flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin bread, brownies, scones, etc., under glass. Snacks vary throughout the week.


– A different dish and sides are served each day

Our philosophy on breakfast is that ‘hearty trumps fancy’, though we do try to make and present breakfasts that are memorable and not just plain everyday breakfast fare.

With a few rare exceptions, individualized portions of the main entrée are prepared by Dave, rounded out with muffins or breads, a side meat, fresh fruit dish, and fresh-squeezed juice blends. Individualizing our portions means we can modify a dish or serve to your specific taste (e.g., leave out or substitute for a specific ingredient), so do let us know if you have any special dietary requests or allergies when you reserve your room. We can prepare diabetic-friendly, gluten-free, and vegan dishes, as well as vegetarian alternatives for all our main dishes. And if any of our daily made-from-scratch specialties aren’t quite to your individual taste (it’s OK, you are not as picky an eater as Innkeeper Brigette, trust us), we always have standard breakfast fare available by advance request, such as cereal, oatmeal, toast, bagels, and fruit.

We like to share – several of our recipes are posted on our Bed & Breakfast Blog.

Samples of Our Main Entrées

  • Our Frittata-style Eggs with ham or sausage, sweet peppers and Vidalia onions, topped lightly with cheese, and ringed in crisp and flaky crescent dough
  • Pumpkin Belgian Waffles, served with 100% pure maple syrup from Vermont, with fresh seasonal fruit, eggs and sausage
  • Rosemary Shirred Eggs
  • Potato-crusted Ham, Vegetable and Cheese Quiche
  • Stuffed Puffed French Toast, featuring layers of strawberry preserves, cream cheese, brown sugar and cinnamon

Sample Fruit Fare

  • Honey Lime Fresh Fruit Cocktail served with our local sourwood honey
  • Baked Bananas with brown sugar, topped with vanilla yogurt and cinnamon
  • Citrus Apple Compote with orange blossom honey
  • Individual Apple Crisps
  • Fresh seasonal fruit

Sample Breads/Muffins (always made from scratch)

  • Pumpkin Bread
  • Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins
  • Cinnamon Peach Bread
  • Apple Cinnamon Muffins
  • Irish Soda Muffins
  • Popovers
  • Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Sample Meat Sides

  • Homemade Sweet Onion Sausage Balls
  • Bacon, cooked ‘low and slow’ to crispy perfection
  • Sliced Ham, pan-fried with just a touch of brown sugar
  • Sausage Links