Top Western North Carolina Babymoon Ideas

One of the recent trends we have seen here at The Yellow House has been a significant increase in the number of couples enjoying a babymoon. For those unfamiliar with the term, a babymoon is a special time for a couple to enjoy some dedicated time together before to the arrival of their new baby.…

Blue Ridge Parkway at the Great Smoky Mountains in Waynesville

First Timer’s Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a major attraction for visitors to Western North Carolina. First-time visitors to the region may be unsure how to start exploring the parkway, so this article is a first timer’s guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway. What is the Blue Ridge Parkway? The Blue Ridge Parkway is a 469 mile-long…

The Biltmore Estate

First Timer’s Guide to the Biltmore

One of the area’s most popular attractions is the Biltmore Estate. First-time visitors to the area may be unfamiliar with the Biltmore and its rich history. This article is a first timer’s guide to the Biltmore. What is the Biltmore? The Biltmore Estate was the private residence of George Washington Vanderbilt and is an incredible…

Skiing in Western NC

Our Top Winter Getaway Ideas

Winter is a wonderful time to visit Western North Carolina for a getaway! Outdoor enthusiasts (and those who don’t mind a little cold) will enjoy activities like skiing, tubing, and winter hiking. Foodies can warm up with hot coffee and cocoa, and visit the bakeries, restaurants, and breweries scattered throughout the area. Best of all,…

Blue Ridge Parkway at the Great Smoky Mountains in Waynesville

Top Ideas for 2020 Fall Travel in Western North Carolina

Fall is the most popular time for travel here in Western North Carolina. The changing colors are always stunning, and the weather is mild and cool. However, in 2020, we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. As you consider safe and healthy travel, we wanted to share a few ideas. Lose Yourself…

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.…