Start a new family tradition in the North Carolina mountains! As you're driving around looking at the fall color of the Blue Ridge Mountains, stop to pick out the perfect Christmas tree to take home to decorate. Drive into Asheville to check out the National Gingerbread House Competition on display at Grove Park Inn or enjoy Biltmore Estate in all its holiday glory. Then, back to Hendersonville and Flat Rock, NC to relax! Enjoy 10% off your lodging accommodations at Mill House Lodge when you mention this special from now through the end of the 2018. 

We love having Flat Rock Playhouse down the road from us. Please try to catch a show there when you come see us!

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It finally feels like fall mid-October in Western North Carolina, and the leaves are starting to reflect that at the upper elevations.

While everything remains green down below, there’s plenty of color to be found along the Blue Ridge Parkway at around 5,000 feet of elevation.

A good bet to see color this weekend is a drive around Graveyard Fields and Black Balsam Knob off the Blue Ridge Parkway. There, plenty of red and yellows can be found. The overlooks around the area looking north offer views from the higher elevations and thus better color.

Overlooks offering views to the south, such as from Devil’s Courthouse and the many viewpoints of Looking Glass Rock, are still worth the trip, but the low-lying areas are filled with green vegetation.

The drive along U.S. 276 becomes more colorful, not surprisingly, as you drive up from the Pisgah National Forest entrance to the parkway. Several colorful trees can be found in the Pink Beds Picnic Area shortly before reaching the Parkway.

The National Weather Service is reporting a 60 percent chance of rain throughout most of the day Saturday with a high of 66 degrees for Pisgah Forest. Clear skies are in the forecast for Sunday with a high of 56 degrees.


October is a great time for a spooky ghost tour or adventure! A city that has as much history as Asheville is sure to have a few mysteries, and exploring the unknown can sometimes lead down strange and even spooky paths. But do not fear! All of Asheville's haunted and mysterious adventures are fully guided. Haunted Asheville Ghost Tours was recently highlighted by Country Living Magazine.

Check out the article about tours here!


**UPDATE: This has been cancelled due to rain.**

Rhythm & Brews
Oct 11
5-9 pm
Rhythm & Brews Concert Series in downtown Hendersonville, NC wraps up the 2018 concert series with the popular Asheville “Appalachiacana” band Tellico at 7PM on October 11, 2018. With vivid, original storytelling, vibrant musicianship and intelligent arrangements, Tellico creates an innovative sound that redefines what today’s Southern Appalachian music can be. Instead of modernizing tradition, Tellico takes it deeper, effortlessly weaving meaningful, imaginative songwriting with intelligent arrangements.
Starting the evening off at 5PM will be Angela Easterling with a duo performance followed by her back up band, The Beguilers, joining her at 7PM. Her rootsy, refreshing and homespun tunes and lyrics are sure to get the crowd moving along with her on a journey.