Gorges State Park, Gorgeous Way to Reconnect With Nature

Gorges State Park is about an hour and 20 min from us (about 60 miles) and is part of the Southern Loop Day Trip we made up for our guests. The day trip to the park from Waynesville is a great … Continue reading

Waynesville Bait & Tackle Gets You Connected

When Melissa was giving us advice about where to fish, she also told us about a shop we didn’t know about in Waynesville.  And although it’s not one of our downtown Waynesville Art Galleries, from what Melissa told us, the owner is definitely … Continue reading

Fishing along Big Creek Trail and Reconnecting with Nature

Since Western North Carolina fishing is something we haven’t tried yet, we asked Melissa to share some information on fishing with us, and to keep us updated with any good spots she finds.  (She’s getting quite good at it!) To start, she told … Continue reading

Connecting to Nature at Lake Junaluska

  Lake Junaluska, Waynesville, North Carolina  Lake Junaluska, Waynesville, NC You don’t have to go far from the bed and breakfast to connect with the beauty of our Western North Carolina Mountains!  Lake Junaluska is just five miles from the … Continue reading

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

Reconnecting with Nature at Eastatoe Falls

About 50 miles from the Windover Inn I connected with Eastatoe Falls. After one of the guests mentioned its beauty I decided to check it out. The drive was about an hour and a half  going through Pisgah National Forest … Continue reading

Blue Ridge Parkway Winter Hikes – Part 2

In keeping with our mission to locate and hike as many (easy to moderate, thank you!) trails as possible again this winter, we hit the road last week and found another great trail, or should I say many great trails! Our theme here … Continue reading