WOW!! The Pisgah Inn on Blue Ridge Parkway voted #1 in Best Lodges in National Parks, Readers Choice Awards, reports the Asheville Citizens Times in the Sunday 4-6-15 issue.
But did you know there is a most interesting nature walk right behind the Main Lodge and Restaurant.
The Pisgah Inn is a great place to stay, has a campground, or lodge rooms, great restaurant and nifty gift store. Right on the Blue Ridge Parkway. If you stay there and want to find the secret waterfalls, hiking areas, wildflowers and places of interest, let us know. Transportation, guide and award winning photographer available for 1/2 day excursions. Click here.
History of Pisgah Inn
Before the European Settlers entered this part of North Carolina, these mountains and valleys were the exclusive domain of Cherokee Indians.
The Cherokees had their own names for Mount Pisgah and the Pisgah Ridge. The mountain was Elseetoss and the ridge was Warwasseeta, and around them the land was rich in game and lush with trees and other plant life.
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Blue Ridge Parkway HISTORY
Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2010, the Blue Ridge Parkway is a product of the New Deal’s efforts to provide jobs to the unemployed of the Great Depression. Construction began in September 1935 at Cumberland Knob near the North Carolina and Virginia state line.
The idea was to create a link between the Shenandoah National Park to the edge of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Completed in 1983, the Parkway’s history has been highlighted
by documentarian Ken Burns in the six-part “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” series originally aired on PBS. Read More…
Spring is one of the major times of year for wildflowers in Western North Carolina. Along the BRP, we’ll find Larger White Trillium, Turks Cap, Mountain Laurel, Rhododendrun May Apple, Fire Pink, Silver berry, Solomon Seal, Blood Root, and others. See bloom schedule at http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/v.php?pg=77
Nearby Asheville, Waynesville and other cool mountain towns provide other activities year ’round…