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

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

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

I Love Sharing My Culinary Heaven at Our Waynesville Bed and Breakfast

Some gardens are huge, like the size of a small farm. Some are postage stamp size. Most are somewhere in between. My little piece of culinary heaven happens to be just outside our bed and breakfast kitchen growing in two whiskey barrels … 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

Stairway to Heaven

  Sam Knob Flat Laurel Creek   Many people might not realize it, but winter hikes are just as much fun here as hiking any other time of year. The trails are the same, maybe a bit easier due to less vegetation getting in the … Continue reading

A Day on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Last week in between our innkeeping duties, we took a ride along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We needed to run some errands in Asheville, so we decided to travel part way there via the Blue Ridge Parkway. It didn’t appear … Continue reading