About Our Pet Friendly Lodging near Black Mountain NC

“To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace.” ~ Milan Kundera

Our Black Mountain Area Pet-Friendly B&B

The Oak Leaf Room at the Inn on Mill Creek can accommodate both humans and their four-legged family members. If you are planning to bring your furry BFF, please make sure to check out our policies before booking a stay so that your expectations match what we offer for those traveling with pets.

In addition to welcoming your pet, we have the scoop on pet-friendly shops and restaurants, and great hikes for dogs and people. And thanks to years of experience from our innpugs, we can also share information on the nearby area attractions that you can enjoy with your pet, like Chimney Rock State Park, the North Carolina Arboretum, Grandfather Mountain, Mt. Mitchell State Park, and Biltmore Estate.

What is an innpug?

Our pugs are an important part of the Inn on Mill Creek, heading up our Department of Leisure. The innpugs are mini-celebrities, much more popular than us innkeepers! Although the two OIPs (original innpugs), Bugsy and Csaba, and Rosco the Rescue Pug passed away from old age and are no longer with us, their legacy lives on in the newest innpugs featured on this page, Chibi (pronounced “Chee-bee”) and Honey, who were born in November of 2022. 

The Duties and Personality of an Innpug

As an even-tempered, easygoing member of the Toy Breed group, an innpug’s self-imposed responsibilities are simply to love and be loved. It’s hard to be anything other than lovable and cute when you’re adorable, only 16 inches tall, and spoiled all the time. Honey, our fawn pug, is confident, fearless, and super smart, and she is extremely affectionate. Chibi, our black pug, is the happiest dog we have ever had, with a tail that is always wagging, and he is more reserved than Honey, but has equal amounts of the entertaining and spunky personality that comes with being a pug. 

Chibi and Honey are not permitted in guest rooms, but you will see them around the Main House under our supervision and outside when they go on their walks with us. They are social butterflies when it comes to greeting guests and love, love, love attention and pats.