Jim Burbank and his wife, Eleanor, just left the inn after two wonderful weeks of wildflower walks. I don’t think we have ever had more perfect weather. After the recent storms passed, the temperature was cool and the skies were crystal clear. It was a great time to search out flowers such as the spring beauty, jack in the pulpit, trillium, iris, and even the elusive yellow lady slipper as well as many many more.
The signature flowers of our mountains are now coming in bloom, even here on our property. Many folks confuse the Mountain Laurel and the Rhododendron. Here are pictures of both found right here. The Rhododendron, admittedly a hybrid, is found just below our deck (above right photo).
The Mountain Laurel (in photo on right) is located all around the Innkeepers Cottage and both are found on our 2 mile nature trail located on our 57 acres.
Spring is such a pretty month and there are still rooms available through May. Memorial Day is not far away and we hope you will especially take advantage of the long weekend to escape to the mountains to see the Laurel and Rhododendron and combine that with a few nights rest in the mountain air and our homecooked meals and you will leave refreshed and renewed.
See you soon!