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Inn on Mill Creek

3895 Mill Creek Rd
Old Fort, NC 28762

Discover Our Lodging near Black Mountain

“You come to nature with all her theories, and she knocks them all flat. ~ Pierre Auguste Renoir

Escape the hustle and bustle and find serenity two miles inside Pisgah National Forest at Inn on Mill Creek in the North Carolina mountains. We’re not your typical B&B. Ten minutes off of Interstate 40 is a scenic drive curving through western North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest that brings you to our inn, where you’re completely surrounded by the calmingly beautiful scenery of the rhododendron-filled forest (our rhododendron blooms white in July, by the way). 

Two laurel-covered ridges inside Pisgah National Forest, Bernard Mountain and Horse Ridge, flank our seven private acres to the east and west, respectively. On the Horse Ridge side of the property is our orchard, with its view of Green Knob and its fire tower on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

A quarter-mile from the south end of the grounds are two Forest Service access roads, which are vehicle-free, unpaved pathways into the National Forest. Additionally, the inn is a short drive from miles of walking, biking and hiking trails, as well as Chimney Rock State Park, Biltmore Estate and Asheville, shopping and dining in Black Mountain, Montreat College and Warren Wilson College, the entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway, more than a dozen local microbreweries, art galleries, and more. Use the inn as your base of operations for your vacation and see more things to do on our Area Activities page.