The Inn on Mill Creek

3895 Mill Creek Road, Old Fort, North Carolina 28762
Innkeeper(s): Brigette and Dave Walters
  • Introduction

    The Inn on Mill CreekLocated inside Pisgah National Forest, the Inn on Mill Creek Bed & Breakfast is located near Black Mountain and Asheville, North Carolina. The Inn features spacious guest rooms, each with its own private bath. Guests can enjoy indoor areas such as the dining solarium overlooking Pisgah National Forest and the Pool Garden (former swimming pool) and the two-and-a-half story Great Room, plus plenty of outdoor space on seven private wooded acres. An orchard is also on the property, as well as a small pond. Free wi-fi is available everywhere on the property.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Brigette for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Travelers who like to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life – but not be too far from restaurants and things to do – enjoy staying at the Inn on Mill Creek B&B. We’re known for being a great place to relax and take it easy, and also have the reputation of being an excellent spot to use as a home base for day trips to explore the area.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Guests always tell us that we have great attention to detail, and that they love our breakfasts. They also like the fact that they don’t have to bother with traffic or crowds. Our uniqueness comes from our location two miles within Pisgah National Forest, and we’re also a site on the North Carolina Birding Trail. Our neighbors have names like Goldfinch, Chickadee and Indigo Bunting. The thing we love most about the Inn on Mill Creek B&B is what our guests love – the peace and quiet and the gorgeous natural setting .

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    So many reasons, but anything to do with nature is always #1 on our list. The hiking and mountain biking is great around here. Awesome hiking trails include Catawba Falls and Heartbreak Ridge, while Kitsuma/Young’s Ridge should be on every mountain biker’s list. There’s also a nice, fairly flat paved greenway for the leisurely crowd – Point Lookout Trail – that offers great views and beautiful wildflowers. In addition, bird watching is huge as the area has so many different bird species that are here throughout different times of the year, especially during spring migration.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    When guests ask if they can live here, that always makes us smile.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    While fall foliage peaks on the Blue Ridge Parkway around the middle of October and at our elevation near the end of the month, the color show doesn’t stop there. You can still see plenty of color in the area during the first part of November, and we can show you where, of course.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Choose one of our wonderful local restaurants in Black Mountain for dinner the evening of your arrival. Explore Biltmore Estate and Asheville on Day 2, or take a hike on one of more than 20 stellar hiking trails in Montreat. On Day 3, tour some of the 23 microbreweries in the area, or take a picnic lunch to the Blue Ridge Parkway and enjoy some beautiful mountain views. On Day 4, see more of the outdoors at Chimney Rock State Park, or hike to one of the picture-perfect waterfalls in the area.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Just wildflowers, rhododendron, trees and singing birds. But the charming town of Black Mountain is just a 10-minute drive.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Lots to choose from, but Que Sera, the Trailhead, FRESH Wood-fired Pizza, and La Guingette in Black Mountain are always on the top of our list.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    www.exploreblackmountain.com, www.mcdowellnc.org, www.hikewnc.info, www.romanticasheville.com.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    6

    Do you accept pets?

    The Oak Leaf Room is pet friendly.

     

  • Elopements and Small Weddings At The Inn

    The Inn at Mill Creek, Weddings

    The Inn on Mill Creek hosts elopements and intimate wedding ceremonies throughout the year, with outdoor weddings of 16 or fewer guests through the first weekend in October and elopements year-round. Our Bed & Breakfast near Black Mountain and Asheville is nestled on more than seven private wooded acres, two miles into Pisgah National Forest. With seven rooms, the Inn is perfect for weddings and gatherings with close family and friends, or an elopement for just the two of you.

    Please contact us via e-mail or at 828.668.1115 to share your plans and visit www.innonmillcreek.com/weddings.htm for more information.

  • Pet-friendly B&B near Asheville and Black Mountain

    The Inn on Mill Creek, Pet Friendly

    The Asheville/Black Mountain area is a great place to travel with your dog --many restaurants with outdoor patios welcome dogs and you can take your dog into several local shops as well.The Oak Leaf Room at the Inn on Mill Creek is pet friendly. See www.innonmillcreek.com for information and policies regarding pets. And don't forget to check out our guest pet photos on Facebook!

  • Area Activities

    Take your vacation at your own pace while you're staying at the Inn on Mill Creek and explore hiking, sightseeing, art, birding (the Inn is a site on the North Carolina Birding Trail), the Blue Ridge Parkway, area attractions such as Biltmore Estate, state parks like Mt. Mitchell and Chimney Rock, and wonderful dining experiences in an area where local ingredients are the norm. Much more information can be found at our website: www.innonmillcreek.com/activities.htm.

  • How To Find Us

    The Inn on Mill Creek Bed & Breakfast is 10 minutes northeast of downtown Black Mountain and 15 minutes west of the town of Old Fort. Links to directions from all nearby airports and step-by-step driving directions from I-40 are available on our website at http://www.innonmillcreek.com/directions.htm.