Connecting to Nature and DuPont State Forest

After driving about 47 miles from the Inn I connected with DuPont State Forest. This 10,000 acre state forest has over 90 miles of hiking trails. I chose the 3 mile roundtrip hike which takes you to 3 waterfalls, Hooker Falls, Triple … Continue reading

At 5086 Feet Purchase Knob Connects You To Nature & History

  Purchase Knob is located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is about thirteen miles from the Inn. It took me about thirty minutes to get there and the hiking time is about one and a half to two hours. The hike starts on … Continue reading

Mast General Store in Downtown Waynesville Connects the Past and Present

Mast General Store is an authentic and nostalgic downtown emporium only about a mile from the inn. It features clothing, camping gear, gourmet foods, kitchenware, candy, toys, shoes and hiking boots. They have everything you need and things you didn’t know … Continue reading

Hot and Dirty Gardening

It was the 1970’s and This Old House was brand new, and this old man was much younger with lots of youthful energy (some of which still exists!). It was shortly after the first gas crisis, and our culture had begun to … Continue reading

Gardening: The Only Project Allowed Never To End

I’m the kind of person that doesn’t like to have unfinished projects of any kind.  It’s the part of my personality that keeps me from enjoying things like knitting or reading novels, or when doing things like moving, keeps me from taking a … Continue reading

We Won’t Give Up Social Living for LivingSocial

Although the Internet has certainly leveled the playing field and helped B&B’s compete with larger establishments in the lodging market, I have to wonder – at what point will the competition cause them to go over to the other side? When Glenn and I stayed at a bed … Continue reading