As winter’s cold, cold, embrace slowly loosens, so too do winter hats and jackets. Flowers poke curious heads out of the slush and look around to see that, yes, it is spring, finally. People all over the country do something similar, sticking their noses out the front door and scanning for any lingering sign of the long winter. There’s really no better way for folks to embrace spring (in all its budding glory) than by taking a trip to somewhere that spring might be at its most beautiful: Mill House Lodge.
Spring has sprung in the mountains of Western North Carolina, and Mill House Lodge invites you to come celebrate it with them. Featuring the immaculate beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop, the property is an environmentalist’s nirvana and an incredible experience for every guest.
You can experience the lodge’s surroundings in any number of ways. Dozens of hiking paths snake their way through the hills and forests, each yearning to be explored. Co-Owner Bob Horky elaborates: “We are close to DuPont Forest and often advise our customers of popular hikes in the area. We are also close to other attractions such as the Carl Sandburg House that has hiking trails.” Nearby Blue Ridge Parkway and Chimney Rock State Park are open to the public as well, so grab your friends and family and go on an adventure!
As for things to do other than explore, never fear; there are countless activities in and around the resort. In fact, according to Bob, “Many people come to the mountains of Western North Carolina to enjoy the abundance of outdoor activities.” In addition to hiking, biking and fishing are both popular. The nearby village of Flat Rock is adjacent to a sparkling lake, where aspiring fishermen can cast away to their heart’s content. Experience a tour of Carl Sandburg’s famous home, "Connemara" or America’s largest residence, the Biltmore Estate in Asheville.
Of course, a vacation is often only as enjoyable as your accommodations, and Mill House Lodge certainly doesn’t skimp on that front. Each of their cozy rooms are fully furnished, have A/C, cable TV, and may have completely stocked kitchens. If that wasn’t enough, simply step out onto your personal porch and enjoy the beautiful springtime weather and scenery. With multiple cabins available, choosing your perfect match is easy as pie.
One last thing--the popular movie The Hunger Games was partially filmed in the nearby DuPont State Forest. Hiking the location as well as guided tours are available for fans, so channel your inner Katniss Everdeen and volunteer as tribute!
Spring can be a tumultuous time for many, but at Mill House Lodge you can allow time to slow down. Relaxation and “you-time” is paramount, and there are few places better to experience both than in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Spoil yourself (and your family) and make the trip to Mill House Lodge this spring!