Inn on Mill Creek

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


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 six 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.



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

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.

- Dave and Brigette (Innkeepers)

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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Rooms & Rates

Evergreen Room

Located on the second floor of the Main House, the spacious Evergreen Room has views of the forest and gardens. The large private bathroom was renovated in 2015, and features a walk-in tile shower and air-jet spa tub.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $219

Maple Tree Room

A dramatic maple leaf painting over the couch welcomes guests to the Maple Tree Room. A sleeping loft has a 4.5-foot ceiling and a bed for an extra guest ($25/night per person).

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $189

Mountain Laurel Room

The Mountain Laurel Room includes details such as a hand-crafted headboard and hand-painted leaf mural to bring a little bit of nature indoors. A sleeping loft has a 4.5-foot ceiling and a bed for an extra guest ($25/night per person).

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $199

Oak Leaf Room

The Oak Leaf Room on the ground floor does not share walls with any other guest rooms. The large private bathroom includes heated floor tile, a walk-in tile shower and jetted spa tub. A sleeper sofa can accommodate an additional guest ($25/night).

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $209

Azalea Room

The petite Azalea Room is available for solo travelers OR as an add-on room for groups who would like to book the Deck House or who reserve more than five rooms at the Inn.

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

Carolina Room

The comfortable Carolina Room is on the second floor of the Main House. This spacious room has a sleeper sofa that can accommodate an additional guest ($25/night per person).

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159

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Location Type

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


Asheville, NC (AVL) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Take I-40 to Exit 66 (Ridgecrest). If heading WEST on I-40, turn LEFT at the end of the ramp; if heading EAST on I-40, turn RIGHT. Turn LEFT onto Yates/Old 70 which will bring you to the Inn. While on Yates, you will drive one mile on paved road, over the interstate, one more mile on paved road into the forest, then left at a barricade onto a gravel road that winds its way to the Inn. Expect to travel 5-7 minutes from Exit 66 to the Inn. A split rail fence marks the Inn's property.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Mt. Mitchell State Park, Chimney Rock State Park, Biltmore Estate, Catawba Falls, North Carolina Arboretum, Blue Ridge Parkway, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, River, Sports venue, Tours, University, Winery

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Fax Machine, Fridge, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Guest Kitchen in the Deck House, Fruit Orchard

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, , 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
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Two rooms are family friendly and include extra beds
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required One room is pet friendly; see website for details
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum (some exceptions)
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit required for group bookings; see website for full details
  • 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.
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Dave and Brigette Walters

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About the innkeepers

We love sharing our knowledge of the western North Carolina mountains with our guests. We also enjoy 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 Gluten Free, Vegan


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