Inn on Mill Creek – North Carolina Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Author: , July 26th, 2018

Inn on Mill Creek

The Inn on Mill Creek, located on over seven private acres two miles within North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest, offers the perfect balance of secluded privacy and close proximity to sightseeing, shops and dining in Black Mountain and Asheville.

Many of the Inn’s seven spacious rooms are popular with couples looking to get away for a few days. The 600-square-foot Lake View room in the Main House boasts a full wall of floor-to-ceiling windows for a spectacular view. The Lake View also features a private screened porch to take in the sights and sounds of the forest, a gas fireplace, king bed and a jetted tub with steam shower.

The North Terrace room in the Main House, with its private entrance through a set of French doors and private room with large jetted hot tub, is another popular choice for a couples’ getaway. A four poster queen bed, full bath, gas fireplace and views of the woods and orchard are just some of the features of this beautiful room located on the north side of the Inn.

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North Carolina Mountains Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Brookside Mountain Mist Inn – Waynesville, North Carolina

Author: , June 9th, 2017

Brookside Mountain Mist Inn

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What makes our Waynesville bed and breakfast lodging different? At Brookside Mountain Mist Inn, you’ll find luxury accommodations combined with over-sized immaculate guest rooms, 3 course gourmet breakfasts, privacy, a quiet park-like setting, and a wonderfully convenient location near the Great Smoky Mountains, Asheville, Biltmore and plenty of things to do.

Enjoy our Blue Ridge Mountain views from our terrace. Browse our downtown Waynesville shops and galleries. Savor a variety of cuisine in many nearby restaurants. Play golf next door. Or take a drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway, just four miles away from our front door. Hike, bike, raft, kayak and fish with lofty mountains (including legendary Cold Mountain), waterfalls and scenic rivers.

After exploring the Smokey Mountains for the day, relax peacefully at our quiet oasis with five spacious, tastefully decorated rooms, each with private bath, fireplace, sitting area and cable TV. Each of our guestrooms is beautifully furnished and include the “little extras” to be expected at a luxury inn or hotel such as soft robes, hair dryers, iron and bath amenities. Awake to a three-course breakfast outside on the terrace (weather permitting) and be greeted by songbirds and playful squirrels near the lily pond and waterfall.

Our park-like setting includes several quiet areas where guests can relax and enjoy our cool mountain breezes, whether it’s from the double hammock by the brook, rocking chairs on the terrace or the cozy glider facing the sunset over the mountains. Inside, relax in a large living room by the fireplace or play one of the games from our rainy day closet. Help yourself to soft drinks, bottled water, snacks and fresh-baked afternoon pastries.

Just a mile away, you’ll find Main Street in downtown Waynesville, a shopper’s paradise with art galleries, antiques, clothing, jewelry and great food. Whether you’re looking for a souvenir or high-end furniture, or just window-shopping, the rewards of a stroll along the brick sidewalks are plentiful. Enjoy the quaint and relaxed atmosphere; take a break and put the bags down at one of several cafes. Head down the hill to Frog Level, the revitalized railroad district, for even more galleries and furniture shops.

Our five large guest rooms in our Waynesville B&B are all located on the ground floor. Amenities in all rooms include heater and a/c, wifi internet access, ceiling fans, alarm clocks, mini fridges, housekeeping, and much more.

We also have a library of books and magazines about local activities and sightseeing, plus novels to enjoy in a rocking chair or by a fire.

Coming to western North Carolina? Come stay with us in Waynesville at Brookside Mountain Mist Inn!

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Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in North Carolina

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Inn on Mill Creek, Old Fort, North Carolina

Author: , September 9th, 2015

Inn on Mill Creek

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

The Inn on Mill Creek, located on over seven private acres two miles within North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest, offers the perfect balance of secluded privacy and close proximity to sightseeing, shops and dining in Black Mountain and Asheville. Many of the Inn’s seven spacious rooms are popular with couples looking to get away for a few days. The 600-square-foot Lake View room in the Main House boasts a full wall of floor-to-ceiling windows for a spectacular view. The Lake View also features a private screened porch to take in the sights and sounds of the forest, a gas fireplace, king bed and a jetted tub with steam shower.

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Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in North Carolina

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Morehead Manor B&B, Durham, North Carolina

Author: , September 5th, 2011

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Gay Friendly Durham Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Morehead Manor B&B - Durham, North CarolinaWelcome to Durham’s Morehead Manor, a place where elegance, excitement, and hospitality meet.

Originally built for the CEO of Liggett and Meyers splendidly redecorated 8000 square foot, Colonial Revival Style home is located within walking distance to the Downtown area, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and historic Brightleaf Square.

Morehead Manor is just moments away from Duke University, North Carolina Central University, Research Triangle Park, RDU International Airport and is easily accessible to both Interstates 85 and 40.

The Manor has four spacious guestrooms each with a private bath. The Magnolia Suite has a king-size bed with a sitting area. The Tiger Room, a very bright room also has a king-size bed. The Jasmine Room has a queen-size bed. The Eagle’s Inn has two full-size beds and features a seven-head shower.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Carolina Moon Vacation Rental Cabin, Hendersonville, North Carolina

Author: , March 27th, 2011

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Gay Friendly Asheville Area Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Carolina Moon, Hendersonville, NCYour own cabin getaway in the mountains

  • Enjoy a relaxing soak in our hot tub on your private cabin’s spacious deck.
  • Slip into your plush king/queen bed and savor the sensation of fine linens.
  • Stay in an elegant, roomy living space-complete with gourmet kitchen.
  • Gaze at the magical night sky through your cabin’s telescope.
  • Play pool and many boardgames in our lower level game room.
  • Snuggle up in front of the glowing fireplace embers.
  • Relax with a good book from our extensive reading, video and music library.

Carolina Moon has four, 2,000-square foot rental cabins. The owners live in the fifth cabin on-site. All five cabins share thirty three acres of mountain top beauty.

Each of our log cabins includes:

  • NEW! High-speed Internet access!
  • Two bathrooms, 2 1/2 baths, and a convertible sofa.
  • Massive floor-to-ceiling windows with dramatic views of the mountains.
  • A glowing fireplace.
  • An old fashioned front porch with rocking chairs, and so much more!

For an unforgettable vacation experience, the Carolina Moon delivers.

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Featured Property: Mountain View B&B, Fairview, North Carolina

Author: , September 29th, 2010

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Gay Friendly Asheville area Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Mountain Laurel Bed and Breakfast (Lesbian owned and operated), is located in the mountains southeast of Asheville, NC. We have 10 acres to roam, with walking trails, mountain views, and lots of privacy. All the rooms are large, with king beds, and private baths,

There is an expansive deck under the sun or stars for tanning or gazing. We have a great selection of videos and books to entertain you if you want to relax and chill out. There is a satellite TV in several of the rooms and the common living room for your enjoyment, and wireless internet is available.

If you are up for action, you can go whitewater rafting, hiking or horseback riding (both only an hour away), go tubing on numerous nearby rivers, stroll through Historic Biltmore House, or shop for hours in Asheville’s many and varied shops.

After a day of tripping about you can relax on the deck with your drink as you watch the sun set. We’ll supply the glasses and ice; also mints on your pillow.

Breakfast will be cooked by your hostess and chef, Lyssa. You can choose from selections such as: Blueberry Pancakes*, Pecan Waffles, Eggs Benedict, or Omelets, along with fresh fruit, coffee, and juice. The entire menu is on the website. We also cater to special requests and occasions.

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North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains – Weaverville & Asheville

Author: , March 20th, 2010
by Dan Ward, Inn on Main, Asheville, North Carolina
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WEAVERVILLE

Weaverville, North CarolinaWeaverville shares Asheville’s reputation as a cosmopolitan hub of the arts, fine dining, spa services and exceptional hospitality. Locals and visitors mix at Blue Mountain Pizza, which features some of the area’s best singer-songwriter and folk acts, plus a fine selection of craft beers, as well as gourmet pizza topped with everything from walnuts to gorgonzola.

Visitors can stay at one of the town’s signature bed and breakfasts and walk or take a short drive to an eclectic assortment of dining, live music, galleries, massage therapists, unique shopping and some of the prettiest scenery in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Weaverville, North CarolinaThe Weaverville Art Safari is the last weekend of April and first weekend of November each year. The self-guided free studio tour features dozens of the best artists and craftspeople in the Southern Highlands.

Art in Autumn is a new Arts & Crafts Festival which debuted in 2007. The festival fills Main Street with art, food, and music each September.

The Christmas Candlelight Stroll features carolers, buggy rides, free snacks and drinks at local shops and a multitude of “Merry Christmas” greetings from those you meet.

Mark your calendar to take time off, to ease your pace, and to savor the kindness and beauty of our community.

ASHEVILLE

Asheville at NightIf you can imagine our valley as a pendant, then Asheville, NC, would be an Art Deco gem held by a setting of blue-green mountains. It’s easy to think of Asheville and Western North Carolina in artistic terms. Arts and crafts have been a way of life here since woodcarvers and quilters used their creativity to supplement farm income.

Asheville and surrounding villages are artwork themselves. Fine craftsmen and architects outdid each other in the days of opulence and speculation at the dawn of the last century. The Great Depression ended the boom, but the buildings lived on, escaping the urban renewal that brought a sameness to America’s other cities. In Asheville, you can walk the 30 stations of the Urban Trail and learn more about the rich history of our city, from drover crossroad to the era of the grand hotels to today’s colorful cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Rafting in the Blue Ridge MountainsThese mountain downtowns offer unique opportunities for shoppers. Fine arts and crafts, antiques and a delicious assortment of restaurants are all clustered in central business districts of Asheville, Biltmore Village and Weaverville.

Indulge your tastebuds. The Asheville area has some gourmet specialties, including mountain trout cooked 47 ways, Southern barbecue and some of the finest microbrew beers in the Southeast. But the gastronomic attraction here is the diversity of dishes to be found, ranging from curry and couscous to Caribbean to aged steaks. Only Italy offers more varieties of Italian cuisine. As in Europe, dining in Asheville is an event where one lingers to enjoy the flavor and texture of life as well as dinner.

Savor the contrasts. Snack on sushi before giving clogging a try at Shindig on the Green. Try on the latest hiking boots before enjoying a performance by any of a dozen excellent theatre or dance companies. Dine at a cool sidewalk table, then burn the calories off dancing at a steamy nightclub. There’s a good reason that both Modern Maturity and Rolling Stone called this the place to be.

Biltmore Estate, AshevilleNo trip to Asheville is complete without a visit to the Biltmore Estate. George Vanderbilt’s 250-room home is a monument to America’s Gilded Age. When it was completed in 1895, the French chateau-styled mansion was an escape for Vanderbilt family and friends.

Today, everyone can enjoy the collection of fine art and antiques, and stroll through gardens designed by America’s father of landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted. Other attractions on the estate include a winery with complimentary wine tasting, a newly renovated conservatory and three restaurants serving dishes prepared from food grown on the estate. Biltmore Estate is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas, and offers candlelight Christmas tours in November and December by reservation only.

Your innkeeper offers Biltmore daytime tickets at the gate price. Some B&Bs offer packages that include Biltmore tickets, and can help you arrange candlelight Christmas tours.

Western North Carolina is a mecca for outdoors enthusiasts. As the novelist and Asheville native Thomas Wolfe wrote, around us are the “soaring and lordly ranges that melt away in purple mist.”

Thousands of miles of trophy trout streams wet the wrinkles of the Smokies, the Balsams, the Blacks and the Blue Ridge, joining into rivers where whitewater rafters and kayakers can take in the mountain beauty up close. Where highland valleys meet climbing hills, some of the most beautiful golf courses in the nation challenge all levels.

The Blue Ridge Parkway, one of America’s most stunning highways, carries travelers more than 400 miles along ridgelines unmarred by billboards, trucks or any buildings other than the occasional information center. Take a drive north to Mount Mitchell, highest peak east of the Rockies, and maybe Grandfather Mountain, a tourist attraction featuring a mile-high swinging bridge and small zoo.

Trailheads along the parkway and other mountain roads beckon hikers to waterfalls, balds and escarpments where rock climbers test themselves against the mountain. Steep trails at two county parks challenge mountain bicyclists.

Chimney RockAn hour or so to the west of Asheville by Blue Ridge Parkway or U.S. 74, Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains more plant and animal species than any other park in America, and offers visitors a chance to see bears, elk and other animals in the wild, as well as see how pioneers lived in a re-created mountain community.

DuPont State Forest, North Carolina’s newest, features easy trails to several magnificent waterfalls. Whitewater and calmwater enthusiasts alike find their own degree of thrill and scenery on the French Broad, Nantahala, Pigeon, and other rivers. Other outfitters offer fly-fishing trips, rock-climbing classes, guided nature hikes and even llama treks.

Your bed and breakfast hosts will be glad to put you in touch with just the adventure you seek.

Inn on Main, AshevilleInn on Main Street is a romantic Victorian getaway near Asheville and the Biltmore Estate in quaint, quiet Weaverville, which is an arts mecca in its own right. The inn offers seven rooms, all with private baths, wireless internet and cable TV with DVD or VCR. Some rooms have fireplaces and whirlpool tubs.

The inn is 10 minutes from Asheville by car, but only a two-block stroll to cafes, galleries, spa services and live entertainment. Owners Dan and Nancy Ward have hosted thousands of happy travelers since 1998, and love to share their knowlege of their home in the mountains.