This weekend we are celebrating the annual Antique and Vintage show in Downtown Hendersonville. Do you enjoy rummaging through antique stores searching for your next great treasure? Then this weekend Downtown is the place for you. All of our local vintage and antique shops will hit the sidewalks of Main Street along with additional vendors! Come and have a look to see what kind of long forgotten relics you might find. This year, this event is pet friendly and with our new pet policy, you can bring your furry friend and enjoy the best weekend in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The Vintage and Antique show takes place Juney 24 from 8am-5pm along Main Street.

Every year local artists and organizations take on the important task of designing and painting a bear to adorn the sidewalks of Downtown Hendersonville. This year marks the 15th annual bear reveal. This year 20 ceramic bears were revealed. The bears are displayed throughout the summer for tourists and locals alike and are then auctioned off in October. The proceeds from the auctioned bears benefit local non-profits. In the 15 years that this event has gone on over $200,000 has been raised. This year was unique in that it was the first time that all of the bears were revealed in one location. Make sure when you’re strolling through Downtown Hendersonville you take a special look at the bears, they mark a special part of Hendersonville history!

Western North Carolina residents have always taken pride in the original Dirty Dancing movie’s filming location of Lake Lure. There are tours the introduce tourists to the exact filming locations, and when you leave this neck of the woods it’s a fun fact to share with friends-that you’ve visited these original locations.

This week, however, new stories with new filming locations will begin as the Dirty Dancing remake airs on ABC, May 24. Last summer saw the arrival of international celebrities including Abigail Breslin, Sarah Hyland and Jennifer Lopez. The Dirty Dancing remake was filmed right here in Hendersonville last summer, with sightings of the celebrities all over town to accompany the hype.

It is an exciting time to visit Hendersonville with the warm weather combined with new experiences centered around the release of this movie. Tune in on ABC on May 24!

Tomorrow, Thursday, May 18 we celebrate the official beginning of summertime in Hendersonville! Rhythm and Brews makes it way back to the Downtown Hendersonville stage. The event lasts from 5-9 pm and draws Hendersonville natives and tourists alike. With a variety of beverages available for purchase from the likes of Sierra Nevada and Southern Appalachian Brewery for beer drinkers, St. Paul Mountain Vineyards for wine lovers and Flat Rock Ciderworks and Bold Rock Cider for hard cider aficionados, there is a drink for everyone!

The debut band will be The Get Right Band, which features the sounds of funk to rock n’ roll to reggae. Attendees also get the chance to enjoy opener Calvin Get Down. After Rhythm and Brews make sure you check out the Downtown Hendersonville restaurants or one of our preferred dining partners!

Mill House Lodge has always prided itself on being a rustic getaway for people searching for a respite from their fast-paced lives. The quaint feel of Downtown Hendersonville feels reminiscent of old timey downtowns complete with a general store and a soda shop.  But, although we cherish the rustic feel of our area, rustic doesn't have to mean outdated. So, we took a step, we embarked on renovating suites at the Mill House Lodge. 

In Jordan Lodge we took on the task of renovating the bathrooms. We stripped the bathrooms and have finished the renovations. You can sign up for our newsletter or like us on Facebook to see some of our progress pictures! Our Summey House has seen two of its suites (401 and 402) received renovations. We continue to work on suite 403 in the Summey House, but are excited to complete this project. 

In addition to lodging renovations we are also putting a new look to our lakefront. We're adding a stone walkway down to the lake to further enchance your outside views. 

We at the Mill House Lodge are so excited to have these renovations ready for the spring and summertime. We are confident that these renovations will enhance your experience in Western North Carolina and at the Mill House Lodge!