Happy hiker couple

2020 Western North Carolina Summer Travel Guide

In 2020, the great outdoors are more appealing than ever before. Fortunately, Western North Carolina is full of wonderful trails, hikes, country roads, mountain views, and waterfalls. there are loads of great things to do here. With reduced travel traffic, things are even quieter than usual, making it even easier to safely enjoy the area.…

Couple walking their dog in the fall

5 Fun and Dog-Friendly Activities in Waynesville

Moving to Western North Carolina we were very excited about all the great outdoor activities. We were even more excited because the area was known for being exceptionally dog-friendly. Since our inn has two dog-friendly rooms, we wanted to share some of our favorite dog-friendly discoveries with others who may be visiting the area with…

View from the Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Travel Ideas for the New Normal

Our recent experience with the Coronavirus has left many of us hesitant leave our homes, let alone travel. At the same time, the self-isolation has also been challenging, and for many, feeding anxiety and depression. We live in the constant tension of feeling cooped up at home while feeling anxious about going out in public.…

Recipe from The Yellow House: The Yellow House French Omelet

This is the second in our “Taste of The Yellow House” recipe series. These are all easy to make with things you probably already have in your pantry. This recipe looks especially easy (and it really is), but it may take a little practice to get comfortable swirling the eggs and folding the omelet. Be…

Recipe from The Yellow House: Cinnamon Roasted Pears

Many of us are staying at home right now, which means we are cooking more at home than we used to. If you are like me, you may be looking to try something new. You have also probably found yourself with a little extra anxiety about making a run to the store when you are…

Join Us for an Exclusive Evening with Amazing Food and Wine

One of the things we are extremely passionate about here at The Yellow House is food. This will not a surprise to anyone who has eaten one of our three-course breakfasts in the past month; we have been experimenting with all sorts of new recipes to “up our game” for breakfast. Crème Brule French Toast,…

Top Tips for Winter Visitors

This morning we woke up to a beautiful snow covered landscape! This was the first “real” snow that we have seen since we moved to the area, and I have to say, it is a gorgeous sight. Locals tell us that this has been an unseasonably warm December and January, so we have been taking…

Trail Hikes around Waynesville

As an innkeeper, I get asked a lot about local attractions and activities, and one of the most common of those is where the best hiking trails are located. Because I am still new to the area, I didn’t really have much knowledge about the local trail systems, so I determined to venture out, get…