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Terrell House Bed and Breakfast

109 Robertson Street, Burnsville, North Carolina 28714
Innkeeper(s): Laura & Mike Hoskins

N.C. State Parks Centennial Celebration 18 Apr 2016, 4:32 pm

North Carolina’s State Parks set an attendance record in 2015, welcoming 17.3 million visitors to the state’s 41 parks and recreational areas, an increase of 1.7 million from 2014.

 Mount Mitchell State Park is the highest point east of the Mississippi.

The attendance figure is expected to grow again in 2016, when the state’s park system celebrates a centennial of providing history, outdoor recreation and education to visitors.

In March 1915, after a group of citizens urged the government to protect the Summit of Mount Mitchell (the highest peak in the eastern U.S. at 6,684 feet above Yancey County) the N.C. General Assembly authorized Mount Mitchell as the first North Carolina State Park. With the property acquired by the state in 1916, the first state parks system in the nation began.

This year, North Carolina celebrates 100 years of state parks growth, from 525 acres on Mount Mitchell to more than 228,000 acres across the state today. Visitors travel through the gates of these parks to learn more about an area’s bio-diversity, history and culture, escape into wilderness, grab a picnic under a tree, paddle the waterways, hike various levels of trails, follow the footprints of critters and breathe in the smells of the surrounding flora.

Mt. Mitchell will be hosting a signature event August 27th

You can learn more about North Carolina’s State Parks Centennial Celebration by visiting this article from the April 2016 issue of Carolina Country

Annual Burnsville Metric – Apr. 30 18 Apr 2016, 5:38 am

Yancey & Mitchell Counties, Burnsville Bike Ride

The 22nd annual Burnsville Metric takes place on the scenic roads of Yancey and Mitchell counties. This event is near Asheville, NC and Johnson City, TN off I-26.  and is 60.7 miles long with three well-supplied rest stops. Registration and packet pick-up: Burnsville Town Center, 7:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Ride begins 9 a.m. Nu Wray Inn will provide a post-race barbecue meal.

Spring has sprung 28 Mar 2016, 11:54 am

It is incredibly beautiful at the moment, the flowers and trees are blooming and the weather is great…Come and see us…North Carolina in the Spring is the best.

January 24 Jan 2016, 6:32 am

It is beautiful here, the sun is shining on the fallen snow, and it is melting. It was 10 degrees this morning, but warm as toast inside.

It it supposed to warm up today and the snow gone by early this week.

Keep well and warm

Halloween 28 Oct 2015, 8:59 am

We will have about 400-500 Trick or Treators at the Terrell House on Sat, so come and have a look, or come and stay and help….

Find Great Riches in Nature, Art in N.C. Mountains 17 Aug 2015, 8:56 am

BY ZENDA DOUGLAS
For The Sun News

In Burnsville, N.C., both the only town and county seat of Yancey County, you won’t find a lot of the things that often come to wealthier places – high-rise buildings, avenues of McMansions, also gridlock traffic and the noise of honking horns.

What you will find in this small, mountain town and its surrounding area are great riches in nature and art.

One of many quilt boxes to be seen on the “Quilt Trails of Western North Carolina” tour.

Indeed, Yancey County is the most mountainous county in North Carolina, having within its boundaries five of the highest peaks in eastern America, including Mount Mitchell, which, at 6,684 feet, is the highest point east of the Mississippi. Amid these peaks lie not only diverse forests, nationally protected land and a host of small communities, but a population that is thick with artists.

You cannot roam far without encountering an artist, public work of art, mural, artist studio or gallery. Scattered around the county, you will see the work of woodworkers, glassblowers, potters, metalsmiths, weavers, quilters, basketmakers, painters, sculptors, papermakers, photographers and more. Everywhere you look there is nature inspiring art.

Visitors will delight in the local galleries such as the downtown Burnsville Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) Gallery. Stop in at One of a Kind Art Gallery in nearby Micaville, N.C. Call ahead to visit artists in their studios/galleries. Many of them, including Potter, Claudia Dunaway and mixed-media artist John Richards at Yummy Mud Puddle, as well as glassblower Rob Levin welcome visitors to enjoy a behind-the-scenes look and see their work.

Plan ahead to take part in the Toe River Studio Tour held twice annually in June and December. Save a lazy afternoon to drive through the Mount Mitchell Scenic Byway Quilt Trail.

Art takes the stage at the Parkway Playhouse where the 2015 season is in full swing. Coming up are performances of All Shook Up, Red, and The Glass Menagerie. Many artistic events and festivals take place in Burnsville’s town square.

Cooler summertime temperatures prevail and make Yancey County the perfect place for hiking, camping, mountain biking, gem hunting, and, of course, cruising the Blue Ridge Parkway which defines the county’s southeastern border.

Night-sky enthusiasts will want to make their way to theMayland Community College Blue Ridge Star Park, the first star park in the southeastern United States certified by the International Dark-Sky Association. Construction is under way for an observatory building which will house the largest telescope in the Southeast in dark skies dedicated for public use. Completion is expected this winter.

Burnsville’s bed and breakfast inns offer all the comforts of home. Remarkable among them is the Terrell House Inn where six individually decorated rooms and a scrumptious breakfast awaits – the homemade cinnamon bread makes every morning special. There is a history lesson in every room of the NuWray Inn, North Carolina’s oldest operating inn. The rockers on the long front porch overlook the town square and, on weekends, family style southern meals are offered to guests and the public.

Read more here: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/living/travel/article29414764.html#storylink=cpy

Take in the Views and the Arts on a Visit to Burnsville 26 Jul 2015, 10:52 am

In Burnsville – the only town and the county seat of Yancey County – you won’t find high-rise buildings, gridlock traffic and honking horns. What you’ll get in and around this small, mountain town are great riches in nature and art. Yancey is the most mountainous county in North Carolina, holding five of the highest peaks in eastern America, including Mt. Mitchell, which at 6,684 feet is the highest point east of the Mississippi. Amid these peaks are forests, nationally protected land and a host of small communities – and a population that is thick with artists. Scattered around the county, you will see the work of woodworkers, glass blowers, potters, metal-smiths, weavers, quilters, basket makers, painters and more. You will delight in places such as the downtown Burnsville Toe River Arts Council Gallery (www.toeriverarts.org) . Stop in at One of a Kind Art Gallery in nearby Micaville (wwwooakartgallery .com).

Rob Levin blowing glass

Call ahead to visit artists in their  studios/galleries. Many of them including potter Claudia Dunaway and mixed-media artist John Richards at Yummy Mud Puddle (www.yummymudpud dle.corn), as well as glass blower Rob Levin (www.robertlevin.com) – welcome visitors to enjoy a behind-the-scenes look and see their work. Plan ahead to take part in the Toe River Studio Tour held twice annually in June and December (www.toeriverarts.org/ studio-tour). Save a lazy afternoon to drive through the Mt. Mitchell Scenic Byway Quilt Trail (at www.quilttrailswnc. org, scroll down to “Trail Maps”).

Art takes the stage at the Parkway Playhouse (www.parkwayplay house.com) where the 2015 season is in full swing. Coming up are performances of “All Shook Up”, “Red” and “The Glass Menagerie.” Many artistic events and festivals take place in Burnsville’s town square.

Cooler summertime temperatures make Yancey County a perfect place for hiking, camping, mountain biking, gem hunting and, of course, cruising the Blue Ridge Parkway, which defines the county’s southeast border.

Burnsville’s B&Bs offer the comforts of home. Remarkable among them is the Terrell House Bed and Breakfast Inn (www.terrellhousebandb.com), where six individually decorated rooms- and a scrumptious breakfasts await -the homemade cinnamon bread makes every morning special. There is a history lesson in every room of the Nu Wray (www.nuwrayinn.com), North Carolina’s oldest operating inn. Its front porch rockers overlook the town square and on weekends family-style Southern meals are offered to guests and the public.

 

Road Trips: Great riches in nature and art in Yancey County 17 Jul 2015, 9:50 am

Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 10:35 pm
Zenda Douglas/Special Correspondent
Winston-Salem Journal

In Burnsville, both the only town and county seat of Yancey County, you won’t find a lot of the things that often come to wealthier places: high-rise buildings, avenues of McMansions, traffic and the noise of honking horns. What you will find in this small, mountain town and its surrounding area are great riches in nature and art.
Indeed, Yancey County is the most mountainous county in North Carolina, having within its boundaries five of the highest peaks in eastern America, including Mount Mitchell which, at 6,684 feet, is the highest point east of the Mississippi. Amid these peaks are diverse forests, nationally protected land, small communities and a population that is thick with artists. You can’t roam far without encountering an artist, piece of public art, mural, artist studio or gallery. Scattered around the county, you will see the works of woodworkers, glassblowers, potters, metalsmiths, weavers, quilters, basket makers, painters, sculptors, papermakers, photographers and more. Everywhere you look there is nature inspiring art.
Visitors will delight in the local area galleries such as the downtown Burnsville Toe River Arts Council Gallery. Stop in at One of a Kind Art Gallery in nearby Micaville. Call ahead to visit artists in their studios/galleries. Many of them, including, Claudia Dunaway, a potter, John Richards, a mixed-media artist, at Yummy Mud Puddle as well as Rob Levin, a glassblower, welcome visitors to enjoy a behind-the-scenes look and see their work.
Plan ahead to take part in the Toe River Studio Tour held twice annually in June and December.
Art takes the stage at the Parkway Playhouse where the 2015 season is in full swing. Coming up are performances of “All Shook Up,” “Red” and “The Glass Menagerie.” Many artistic events and festivals take place in Burnsville’s town square.
Cooler summer temperatures make Yancey County the perfect place for hiking, camping, mountain biking, gem hunting and, of course, cruising the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Night-sky enthusiasts will want to make their way to the Mayland Community College Blue Ridge Star Park, the first star park in the Southeast United States certified by the International Dark-Sky Association. Construction has started on an observatory building for the largest telescope in the Southeast that is in dark skies and dedicated for public use. Completion is expected this winter.
Burnsville’s bed-and-breakfast inns offer all the comforts of home. Remarkable among them is the Terrell House Inn where six individually decorated rooms and a scrumptious breakfast awaits — the homemade cinnamon bread makes every morning special. There is a history lesson in every room of the NuWray Inn, North Carolina’s oldest operating inn. The rockers on the long front porch overlook the town square. On weekends, family style southern meals are offered to guests and the public.
Upcoming events
Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair, Burnsville Town Square, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 7-8: With approximately 200 juried crafts, this annual event qualifies as a craft shopper’s paradise. Over 25,000 people attend each year searching for special, one-of-a-kind items created by artisans from across the Blue Ridge. Have a seat and watch as the artisans work throughout the day. Free. For more information call (828) 682-7413.
10th Annual Carolina Mountains Literary Festival, Burnsville Town Center, 6 South Main St., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 10-12:Celebrate the stories of our shared earth. Reflect on our pasts and wonder about the possibilities for our futures. Dual keynote speakers are Barbara Kingsolver and Ann Patchett. Most events are free. For more information, call (828) 208-4731.
Old Timey Fall Festival, Burnsville Town Square, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 26: A full day of old timey family fun. Antique tractor and car parade, live music, kids’ games, arts and crafts, farmers market, food and a great community atmosphere. Free. For more information, call (828) 678-9587.
30th Annual Music in the Mountains Folk Festival, Burnsville Town Center, 6 South Main St., Burnsville, 5:30 p.m., Sept. 26:The festival is dedicated to the preservation of mountain music, culture and includes bluegrass and traditional music, ballad singers, storytellers, and dancing. For more information, call (828) 682-7215.

Blue Ridge Magazine Article 15 Apr 2015, 9:18 am

Excerpt from “Sleeping In School (And not Getting Kicked Out!)”
May-June 2015 issue of Blue Ridge Country Magazine

“It’s a dream-come-true, especially for former students: The setting where they struggle to stay awake is now a place designed for the best in a comfortable night’s rest.” by Joe Tennis

TERRELL HOUSE BED AND BREAKFAST

Mike and Laura Hoskins put a lot of class into making guests feel wel­come at their plush and comfy bed­ and breakfast_ Mike Hoskins is also never tardy in sharing history: The Terrell House was a dormitory in the early 1900s for the Stanley McCormick School, a place where young ladies came to live in the small, mountain town of Burnsville, North Carolina.

“There were probably 12 or 13 girls -and one bathroom,” Mike Hoskins says, grinning. “That must have been a real challenge. But, there was probably an outhouse, too, I suspect.”

In 1927, the Stanley McCormick School became the Carolina New College. Soon after that switch, the college closed during the Great Depression in 1931.

Later, what one school bulletin had advertised as a “Cottage for Young Women” became a private home. Ultimately, this 4,500-square­foot structure was converted by 1991 into a six-room bed and­ breakfast by former owners John and Pat Terrell.

The Hoskins couple took over the B&B operations in 2006. And. today, says Mike Hoskins, “Every room has its own bathroom.”

Restaurant for Recess: Terrell House breakfasts boast such fare as pancakes with blueberries plus plenty of coffee.

You can also sample salads, sand­wiches, soups and specials like crab cakes or “Bourbon Sirloin” at the Garden Deli (828-682-3946) on Burnsville’s town square.