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Inn on Mill Creek

Old Fort, NC 28762 USA (Show map)
53 Reviews
$129 - $199
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The Inn on Mill Creek offers the rare balance of secluded privacy and close proximity to shopping, dining and sightseeing near Black Mountain and Asheville. Located on seven wooded acres inside Pisgah National Forest, the Inn features seven guest rooms, full breakfast accented with seasonal fruit from our organic orchard, easy access to hiking/biking trails, numerous birdwatching opportunities as a site on the North Carolina Birding Trail, and plenty of space to relax. Two rooms are pet friendly. Two rooms have sleeping lofts with extra double beds (great for kids).

Rooms & Rates

Lake View

Our largest room (600 sq. feet), located on the top floor of the Main House, has full-length windows gracing the entire south wall for expansive outdoor views. The Lake View features a 14' peak rough-hewn cedar ceiling, king bed and gas fireplace. It also has a private screened porch, perfect for taking in the forest sights and sounds. The large bathroom has a double sink vanity area, skylight, bidet, steam shower/jacuzzi tub combo, plus a separate stall shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Maple Tree

This large room in the Lake House is one of our two family friendly accommodations but is popular with couples as well. The Maple Tree has a queen bed plus a sleeping loft with an extra double bed. Other features include a 14' ceiling, gas fireplace, satellite TV, and a double-vanity bathroom with a two-person Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Additionally, the Maple Tree has access to a full kitchen for guests staying in the Lake House, and its own sliding door to the deck that overlooks the Inn's serene mountain lake.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Mountain Laurel

This large room in the Lake House is one of our two family friendly accommodations but is popular with couples as well. The Mountain Laurel has a queen bed plus a sleeping loft with an extra double bed. Other features include a 14' ceiling, gas fireplace, satellite TV, and a double-vanity bathroom with a two-person Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Additionally, the Mountain Laurel has access to a full kitchen for guests staying in the Lake House, and its own sliding door to the deck that overlooks the Inn's serene mountain lake.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

North Terrace

The North Terrace room is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. The room features a queen four-poster bed, gas fireplace, full bath, and a private room with a large jetted hot tub. Additionally, the North Terrace room has its own entrance through a set of French doors leading to a private parking and patio area with Adirondack rockers, great for stargazing on clear nights. There is also a futon couch that folds down for a third guest if needed. The room is pet friendly.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Reflections Room

The center room in the Lake House has a queen bed, 14' ceiling, gas fireplace, satellite TV, private bathroom with shower and an in-room Jacuzzi tub. Additionally, the Reflections Room has access to a full kitchen for guests staying in the Lake House, and its own sliding door to the deck that overlooks the Inn's serene mountain lake.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Creekside Hideaway

This large (550 sq. ft.) room located on the top floor of the Main House is just right for couples, moms and daughters or single friends traveling together. It has a queen bed and pull out queen-size sleeper sofa. Additionally, there is a TV/VCR unit. Windows on three sides of the bedroom allow for great views of the woods surrounding the Inn. The private dual-vanity, cedar-lined bath has a one-person Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Orchard Room

The cozy Orchard Room is located on the lower level and features a queen bed, TV/VCR unit, two reading chairs, full-length pine mirror and private bath with stall shower. The Orchard Room is available as part of a Whole Inn reservation only.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.8

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53 Reviews

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Will Definitely Return

3.8 on October 24, 2012

Such a quaint, remote B&B in the valley with the beauty of the surrounding hills. Enjoy the perennial garden and lake and take a special hike to Lookout Point with a secret route that Dave (cook and innkeeper) might share. Bridgette and Dave are the most excellent innkeepers with a charming and personable sense of hospitality, not to mention that they are great cooks! They both share a wealth of information about the history, the attractions and advice as to how to get the most from your visit. It was an honor to meet them, and I sincerely hope to see them again in the coming year. We enjoyed the peak of autumn and are hungry to see the springtime there. By the way, I rate establishments very conservatively, and it takes a lot to impress me. I'm coming back!

We'll be back!

5 on July 25, 2012

Great place to get away from it all. Everything was first class. John from Cincinnati


5 on March 16, 2012

Always wanted to stay there since working at SUWs. Loved it!

Inn on Mill Creek

5 on November 06, 2011

This place was awesome. The breakfast was fantastic!

Great B&B

4.8 on August 17, 2011

We recently stayed at the Inn on Mill Creek for 5 nights. There were a total of 5 of us in two rooms (in the Lake House due to one being a child). Dave & Brigette are great innkeepers! The breakfasts were extremely good, their suggestions on things to do were also very good and appreciated! We will definitely be back in the future!

Inn on Mill Creek

4.6 on August 03, 2011

Absolutely like a second home. Except more peaceful.

relaxing getaway

4.4 on July 26, 2011

We recently enjoyed a stay at this great B&B. It was so peaceful and relaxing. The breakfast was great and we enjoyed being able to sit in the solarium area and enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains while eating breakfast.Thanks so much to Dave and Bridgette for everything you did to make our stay wonderful. Hope to come back in the fall... Jackie and Mike

Wonderful 1st Time Mountain Experience

5 on June 17, 2011

Bridgett and Dave were extremely accommodating and helpful! Their B&B is absolutely beautiful and the surroundings are breathtaking! We had to be out the next morning by 6:30am and they asked us if it was o.k. to have a continental breakfast left in the guest house refrigerator where we were staying. They gave us several choices and we really appreciated them leaving it in our guest house refrigerator since we had to be out very early and didn't want to inconvenience them either. The guest house has a full kitchen with a washer and dryer. There is a dining table and counter with chairs which is very nice. Their B&B is lovely and very clean. The breakfasts were hearty and held you through lunch or beyond. The guest house sits on a beautiful lake. It was peaceful and lovely waking up to looking at the lake. Since we had our 13 year old son with us, the Lake house room was fine. It has a loft with a gate going across and he liked sleeping up there. The ceiling was just a little low (our son is tall) but he enjoyed it. This was our first time in the Mountains and it certainly will not be our last! We will definitely stay here again!! Thank you Bridgett and Dave for all your advice on attractions and mountain roads!!

nice stay

3.6 on May 23, 2011

Enjoyed a nice stay here. Innkeepers were kind, informative and the breakfasts were good. Stayed in the Maple Tree which was nice. Only 2 in the lake house was not as clean as it should have been. Also I would strongly suggest the owners consider removing the cardboard box in the fridge for donations for soft drinks or bottled water. I think it is a little tacky. (I have stayed at many B&Bs and have yet to see owners ask or even suggest one leave a donation for drinks, even at this price point. Overall though it was a really nice stay.

Innkeeper Response
We’re happy to hear that you had a nice stay at our Inn! Thank you for giving us feedback, which we do take to heart, and use to hopefully keep improving. Good timing, too, as we’ve been updating the Lake House this Spring. We do try to keep the Lake House kitchen (as well as everything) as clean as possible between guests and we apologize if we had missed anything specific while you were here. We realized that much of the cookware in the Lake House was becoming quite well-used, so we’ve replaced the rest of the original cookware, dishware, utensils and small appliances. Also, in the bathrooms we’ve added custom slat-wood mats under the vanities (in the same style as the shower mats). As for the “donation box”, we were never really comfortable with it ourselves. Much of its original intent was to help reduce the number of half-used plastic bottles and cans being gathered for recycling. We removed the box awhile ago, and – even though we don’t want to become the type of innkeepers who have little signs all over the place – now just have a simple note about our recycling efforts, and that is working quite well. Thanks again for your review; we hope that if you stay with us again, your next visit will be even better.

Great Place for SUWS Parents

5 on April 15, 2011

We would highly recommend the Inn on Mill Creek if you will be attending the SUWS Parent Workshop or Trails End. We met other great parents at the Inn, shared stories by the cozy stove and enjoyed fabulous breakfasts complete with fresh squeezed juice. Our stay was just what we needed! We are grateful for our ss.

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Location Type

The Inn is inside a national forest, Airport, Lakeside, Mountains, Small town


Asheville, NC (AVL) 32 miles

Directions to property:

Take I-26 toward Asheville. Go east on I-40 for approximately 15 miles to exit #66 Ridgecrest. Follow directions above from I-40.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Mt. Mitchell State Park, Chimney Rock State Park, Biltmore Estate, Catawba Falls, North Carolina Arboretum, Blue Ridge Parkway, Picnic area, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Computer, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Radio, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Guest Kitchen in the Lake House, Fruit Orchard

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville Urban Trail, Biltmore Estate, Chimney Rock State Park, North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville Trolley Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm-5:30pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Two rooms are family friendly and include extra beds
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Two rooms are pet friendly; see website for full policy

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum (some exceptions)
  • Cancellations: Typically, 14 days notice is required to avoid a cancellation fee and charge of half your unused reservation. See the Inn's website for full details on our cancellation policy.



Brigette and Dave Walters

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

3 Dogs

About the innkeepers

We love sharing our knowledge of western North Carolina mountain, as well as hiking, gardening, geocaching, and hanging out with our pugs!

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  • Time Served: 8:15am and 9:00am
  • Serving Location: dining solarium overlooking the lake and forest, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Details Diamond Collection

3895 Mill Creek Road , Old Fort, NC 28762 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $100 gift card with a $350+ purchase