Friday, March 26, 2010

Fun in the Smokies

Recently, we started thinking about outdoor activities we could provide to our guests at our Waynesville, North Carolina Bed & Breakfast, Brookside Mountain Mist Inn. One of our favorite pasttimes is pitching horseshoes. We used to set up a court on the beach in Florida and challenge our friends while sunning. What fun! It also happens to be an activity that we both remember fondly from our childhoods. Both of our fathers used to love the sport and taught us how to play.

We have finally completed a horseshoe court in the backyard of our Inn. The only thing missing right now is the plush grass! We've seeded the area of the court around the horseshoe pits and are eagerly awaiting signs of green stuff shooting out of the ground! Everyday we go out to see if there are any signs of life yet.

In addition, we added croquet to our list of on-site activities. Our Inn sits on 1.6 acres and our front lawn and garden is quite expansive. Needless to say, it's the perfect location for a croquet match! This game is especially popular when we have a group of friends or family members staying at our Inn together. The competition can get quite intense!

Of course, these activities only supplement the enormous amount of outdoor activities here in the Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains. The Biltmore Estate, only 25 minutes from our Inn, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area. They have just opened a new area called Antler Village with new restaurants, taverns and shopping venues. The Festival of Flowers is also opening in early April and runs through May 16th. What a sight!

Let's not forget about all the whitewater rafting, hiking trails, waterfalls, biking trails, zip lines, National Parks and historic sites, to name just a
few. See the 12-page travel guide on our website for more to do near our Inn. Whatever your interest or hobby, you'll be sure to find something fun to do in Western North Carolina. Come for the scenery, stay for the adventure! Let us be "Your Luxury Smoky Mountain Escape".

Carolyn Gendreau & Dina Giunta
Brookside Mountain Mist Inn

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