The Windover Inn Bed & Breakfast in Search of the Waterfalls of Western North Carolina

Alright, the title is a little hokey, but that’s exactly what we were trying to do. We love hiking where there are waterfalls, and so do our guests. We have books and information on waterfalls along the Blue Ridge Parkway and in the Smoky Mountains, but like to “experience” the areas for ourselves so we can share those experiences with our bed and breakfast guests. You could literally spend weeks exploring the scenic areas around us! We think of our property as a little slice of heaven in the middle of some of the best Western North Carolina attractions! But because some of our guests may only be in Waynesville for a couple of days, we try to do some up front exploring to be sure they get the most out of their stay.

This latest mountain adventure was especially productive. We found amazing waterfalls along North Carolina’s Mountain Waters Scenic Byway which also led us right into the town of Highlands, North Carolina, with shops, galleries and antique shops similar to our downtown Waynesville shops and galleries. The picture is of Dry Falls. The drama of the waterfall was magnified by the ice and snow surrounding it. After three years, it still amazes me how much beauty surrounds us, even in the winter!

As we traveled further, we found one of North Carolina’s beautiful State Park’s, Gorges State Park, with a variety of hiking trails, scenic vistas, and you guessed it – more waterfalls! Because we didn’t know about the park, we hadn’t allowed enough time for hiking, but you better believe we’ll be getting back there as soon as we can to do the trails and will keep you posted.

The Windover Inn Bed & Breakfast Waterfall Search must go on!

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