Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

Rainbows over our Asheville Cabins

July 8th, 2013 by Honey Hill

Guests often ask us about the weather during their stay. If it is raining or the day is looking cloudy or overcast,  we explain that there are microclimates here in the mountains. The weather can be completely different three or four miles down the road. We have experienced different weather right here on our 12 acres of property. Recently, it was raining down at the mansion (our 1885 historic bed and breakfast). Gretchen took a ride up to the top of the hill behind the mansion and the sun was out. She captured gorgeous rainbows on two separate locations on our property – one from the east and the other from the west.

rainbow 1

 

Rainbow over the Looking Glass Cabin

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Double Rainbow over the Mt. Mitchell Cabin

Hiking the Graveyard Fields Loop Trail

June 22nd, 2013 by Honey Hill

The Graveyard Fields hiking trail, located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, is a popular destination for guests staying at Honey Hill Inn and Cabins. The trail is located close to Mt. Pisgah, the second highest point along the parkway – approximately 5,000 feet above sea level.

There are a number of theories about how this area got its name. During the early 1900s, when the mountains in western North Carolina were being extensively logged, all that remained in this valley were the stumps of cut trees. Over time, mosses and vines eventually grew all over the stumps, resembling an overgrown graveyard. Later, catastrophic fires swept through the area, destroying anything resembling a graveyard, but the name remains. The heat of the fires destroyed the tree stumps and sterilized the soil, making it difficult for anything to grow. This area, however, has beautiful mountain vistas and waterfalls that are along the trails.

 Graveyard Fields loop

Sweet Bird’s Nest

September 14th, 2011 by Honey Hill

Sometimes it’s the simple things that are the most beautiful. This is a tiny birdhouse attached to the front of one of our cabins. I’m not sure if our groundskeeper placed the nest there, or if it was the work of a mother bird. I’d like to think it was the mother bird!


Photo courtesy of Charles Nickels, NY, NY

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