We stumbled on Sylvan Mills in 2004, and have come back every other year since. It is a wonderful, relaxing experience and Mike and Linda are the perfect hosts. In addition, the meals are out of this world. After seeing the size of Linda's kitchen, the only question is "how do they make such magic from such a small space". Dont get so comfortable that you forget to explore the surrounding area.
Larry & Janice Miller
The Corgi, wife, and I recommend this B&B. Our drive from Atlanta to Raburn Gap was easy and progressively scenic. The Inn is a working mill by a waterfall. We found that although it was July we could manage without air conditioning. Fresh air and quiet nights-what a luxury! Breakfast of waffles, bacon, juice, coffee and raspberries from the garden was on a screened in porch overlooking the waterfall. Afterwards we walked the garden admiring the Hostas, Hydrangeas, roses, ferns, and raspberries. The Inn, near Black Mountain State Park and the Foxfire Museum, is well suited for daily excursions. We visited several of the many nearby waterfalls which were framed with blooming mountain rhododendrons. Mike and Linda, the Inn keepers learned their trade in Key West and have owned the Inn for 10 years. The second day Mike gave me a tour of the Mill. If you?re luck you can buy fresh ground corn meal, polenta, or flour and some postcards. I can?t wait to go back.
Fresh air and serenity