Inn Lodging near SUWS of the Carolinas

“That delicate forest flower / With scented breath and look so like a smile / Seems, as it issues from the shapeless mould / An emanation of the indwelling Life / A visible token of the upholding Love / That are the soul of this great universe.”  ~ William Cullen Bryant.


The Inn on Mill Creek is the closest lodging to SUWS

Inn on Mill Creek has a 20-year relationship with SUWS of the Carolinas. Our comfortable Bed & Breakfast is 5-10 minutes from both Base Camp (the graduation site) and the Wolf Creek workshop facility. You’ll be staying at the closest accommodations to SUWS, while also just 10 minutes from the town of Black Mountain, a charming community with excellent dining. Asheville is approximately 20-25 minutes from the Inn.

Our priority is to help make your stay in the area relaxing and positive

We’re very familiar with the SUWS program, having hosted thousands of parents over the years. If you have questions about travel details like how to dress for seasonal weather, where to go for dinner, driving directions, or the general timing of things, we can help.

Enjoy the following amenities as a guest at our B&B:

  • Quiet, relaxing, contemporary lodging in a peaceful location
  • Discounted rates on reservations of two or more nights (with the exception of holidays and the fall high season)
  • Private bathrooms in all guest rooms
  • Free and secure Wi-Fi
  • Satellite HD-TV in all guest rooms
  • Flexible check-in times to accommodate late flights or other travel demands
  • Full breakfast timed to ensure that you are on time for workshops and graduation
  • Information to help make your stay easy and stress-free, including driving directions, maps, restaurant recommendations, and weather forecasts
  • Usually the opportunity to meet and talk with other parents who are staying at the Inn
  • The option at graduation time to return with your child to the Inn for hot showers, with complimentary coffee, tea and baked goods, essentially a late check-out (up to noon) on graduation morning. Guests tell us that they appreciate a comfortable atmosphere for those first few hours of reconnecting with their child. Typically, you return to the same room, the exception being if that room is reserved by other guests for the night that you’re in the field. If that happens, we’ll simply move your belongings to an open room for you to use after graduation. The option to hold the room during your overnight in the field and check out by noon on the following graduation morning is offered at a flat rate of $100 for guests rather than charging the full cost of reserving a room on Wednesday, although you are welcome to reserve the room on Wednesday evening to guarantee that you can return to that room on graduation morning. You must indicate that you would like the room hold option at the time you make your reservation online or over the phone.  

Rooms & Rates

Enjoy discounted room rates (with the exception of our fall high season and holidays) for graduation or workshop reservations of two or more nights. The Asheville area is a year-round tourist destination and as a result, we typically have a two-night minimum. Please call us at 828-668-1115 (9:30am-9pm EST daily) for single night reservation availability.

If you have stayed at the inn previously for a workshop and need a single night reservation for graduation, our two-night minimum may be waived subject to availability, and the special rate applied to your reservation.

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Making Reservations

The typical workshop stay is two or three nights. The typical graduation stay is Monday and Tuesday night, with Wednesday night spent in the field with your graduate.

When reserving online:

  • You’ll be able to select SUWS as a special rate.
  • If you are coming for graduation, please select the SUWS Graduation Luggage Hold/Late Check-out option if you want to return to the inn after Trails End for a late check-out.  

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Please note, single night availability is limited and single night reservations must be made by phone. To make a reservation by phone, please call us at 828-668-1115 (9:30am-9pm EST daily).

More Details

As mentioned above, we’re very flexible with check-in times; we’re sympathetic to the demands of a long day of travel that often including a flight, car rental, and drive from an airport… or just a full day of driving itself. We can recommend and, if desired, make reservations for nearby dinner locations before or after check-in, and we can make arrangements with you for a self check-in if you anticipate arriving after 10:00 p.m.

We do our utmost to provide a positive and stress-alleviating experience during your stay in the area. Please feel free to call or e-mail us with any questions.

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