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

A Snippet of North Carolina’s Mountain-to-Sea Trail

We don’t get out much during the busy season between Labor Day and Veteran’s Day, so it was a real treat to finally find ourselves with the time to take a short hike on a small, relatively unknown part of … 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

Graveyard Fields Along The Blue Ridge Parkway

It’s that time of year again, and we’re off to explore the beautiful vistas here in Western North Carolina. Winter hikes work out better for us since we’re not as busy at this time of year. The timing might be involuntary, but … Continue reading

Stairway to Heaven, Part 2

As long as the weather cooperates, our goal is to take one hike a week during our slower season.  So yesterday, we worked in another hike in the Pisgah National Forest about an hour from the inn. Like we said before, each trail we’ve hiked has been … Continue reading