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One Week

Hemlock Inn opens for our new season in one week…on Wednesday, April 20.  We have been working very hard for the last month getting ready for you.  For those who have been to the inn, you will immediately notice a few changes.   The most … [Read more]

Family Time

Winter time is family time for us. The Inn is closed most of January, February, and March. For us, this is the time we use for rest, relaxation, and family. We went to Florida for some personal time of rest early in the winter, and then took trips … [Read more]

Appalachia

Appalachia is the cultural region stretching from New England all the way down to the southern states of Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.  It is primarily a mountainous area that is steeped in nature.  It is an area abundant with rivers, streams, … [Read more]

Why are we Innkeepers?

As you know, Hemlock Inn closes every winter, except for a few get away weekends and some special events.    Lainey and I use the winter months to rest from the exertion of the season past, and begin preparations and planning for the next season.  … [Read more]

A Good Man

As you probably know, Dean Smith recently passed away.  He was part of my childhood.  Being raised in and around North Carolina in the 60’s & 70’s, I was an avid fan of the UNC Tarheels.  I started following them when Charlie Scott was a player … [Read more]

Dawn of the New Year -2015 

I actually took this picture a few mornings ago just as the sun was coming up over Hemlock Inn, but I think it symbolizes our hopes for 2015. A new year brings new opportunities and horizons.  We start new and fresh with renewed dreams and … [Read more]

Christmas 2014

It is the Christmas season, the most joyous time of the year.  A time that we celebrate our Savior's birth and talk of peace on earth and goodwill towards  men. But that seems like unrealistic hope these days.  International terrorism is rampant … [Read more]

Four Seasons

One of the most enjoyable perks of living in Western North Carolina is  getting to enjoy all four seasons.  Our spring this year was as beautiful as ever with emerging "spring green" spreading over the mountains like icing on a hot cake.  The spring … [Read more]

Through Children’s Eyes

It is July, near the middle of our season, and it has been an interesting year already.   Harper Davison is our summer intern from Arkansas Tech and she has been learning all the adventures and challenges of a family business and inn.  She … [Read more]

Legacy

                 Someone recently asked me if I had given much thought of my legacy at Hemlock Inn.  Lainey and I are second generation innkeepers.  We have run this family owned inn for 27 years, an usually long time as innkeeping goes.  And we plan … [Read more]