In this, our 15th year of ownership, it is fitting to thank you for your patronage! We appreciate the confidence you’ve placed in us. Our thanks to those who have reserved their favorite units year after year. We always look forward to seeing our regulars.
During these changing times, you’ve see changes to our website, as well as the addition of social media.We have hosted numerous reunions, retreats, meetings and friends. We’ve updated some of our lodging options and have plans to do more remodeling in the future.
We love being a part of this area. From the activity around apple season and our beautiful autumns to the blooming springs to the frosty winters and moderate summers, owing an inn within these four seasons has given us an opportunity to meet so many good people.
We hope your 2018 leisure plans will include Mill House Lodge so you can revisit the beauty and serenity of the Western North Carolina Mountains and enjoy the many historic attractions.
Thanks again for supporting the Mill House Lodge!
Sincerely, Bob and the Mill House Lodge Staff
February 9-May 13, 2018
Make your plans to stay with us and go see it before it's gone!
The first large-scale exhibition of fashions from Oscar-winning “Titanic” movie is a showstopper! Titled “Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie”, see 53 costumes inside Biltmore House and other locations on the estate. You'll see the costumes during the regular self-guided tour, so there's no additional fee.
The exhibition represents the extensive wardrobes preferred by transatlantic travelers like George and Edith Vanderbilt in the early 1900s. Photo: Molly Brown, Countess of Rothes & Captain EJ Smith.
Each display has an information board so you can learn not only about the costumes, but also about the Vanderbilts’ extensive travels and connections to the Titanic.
The 1997 blockbuster “Titanic” movie starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, winning a record 11 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Costume Design. See the dress from the famous "I'm Flying" scene on the bow of the ship!
Glamour on Board Premium Guided Tour: For more in-depth information, take a 90-minute escorted tour with stories behind the costume design and creation. Also discover little-known details about passengers aboard Titanic and George and Edith Vanderbilt’s connection. Daily at 10 AM and 3:30 PM. $45/person (in addition to regular admission). Advance reservations are recommended. Call 1-800-411-3812
The costumes evoke the lifestyle of the era, when voyages on great ocean liners of the early 20th century offered luxury on ships known as “floating palaces.” First class passengers took every opportunity to see and be seen in the fashions of the time, including strolling the promenade deck and dining at elegant formal dinners.
Did you know George & Edith booked Titanic Cabins?
After spending the fall and winter of 1911 in Paris, the Vanderbilts decided to return home on the maiden voyage of the "unsinkable" Titanic. But George and Edith instead decided to sail on Titanic's sister ship Olympic a week earlier (departing April 3rd) when they learned friends and family would be on that ship. Since their plans changed at the last minute, their servants did not have time to pack six months worth of family belongings. So Footman Edwin Wheeler sailed with their remaining luggage on the Titanic a week later. He was one of the 1,516 people to perish.
The weather has been varying lately from freezing temperatures to 62 degrees...all i the same week! It can be unpredictable this time of year but there are plenty of ways to stay entertained!
From sitting by the fire and sipping wine at St Paul Mountain Vineyards or Burntshirt to touring beautiful Biltmore Estate to shopping charming downtown Hendersonville, Asheville or Black Mountain you can stay warm inside. But many people continue to hike during this season as well! There are always spots along Dupont Forest that are popular to locals and guests, alike.
Of course, you are welcome to just kick back with us, relax, and enjoy the property!
You couldn’t possibly have thought that the Hendersonville holiday festivities ended before December even started could you? December 2 at 10am line the streets of Hendersonville for the Christmas Parade! After the parade head down to the Depot on Seventh Avenue for a Polar Express Story Party complete with Santa, goodies and hot chocolate. What great fun it is to be surrounded by the festive small town Christmas spirit only seen in the movies. The streets in Hendersonville bustle with life and at night are illuminated with Christmas lights spreading the spirit of the holidays to everyone who visits. Visit us at the Mill House Lodge front desk so that we can help you in planning the best activities to get the most out of your time in Western North Carolina.