The Blog at Red Leaf River Inn


Window Art

One of the hardest things about renovating an old house is deciding what needs to be replaced with new and what can and should be salvaged instead. New is always easy but sometimes restoration can be worth the extra time and money. At the beginning of the year, we replaced thirty five windows in the Inn, that’s nearly every single window except for the large

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The Dogwood Room

The second of the two rooms on the top floor of the Inn, the Dogwood room is a spacious bedroom with a private balcony.

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Knock, Knock

It all started with a door.  Somehow, in the course of renovations, we ended up with an extra door.  I can’t remember where it came from now, but there it was – a lonely door just crying for someone to upcycle it into something new.  It was a rather plain door and lacking its own doorway.  Thank goodness for pinterest because apparently a door is

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Ceilings and Flooring and Lighting, Oh My!

All right, y’all – its time for some indoor renovation! The main room as purchased. Can you find the fireplace? Although we originally fell in love with the falling autumn leaves and the gentle rushing sound of the streams, the Inn itself holds its own beauty.  Built into the side of a ridge, the Inn perches high on a hill and overlooks the lower lawn

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Deck Remodel

That’s right, its time for our deck remodel! One of the greatest features of the Red Leaf River Inn is the huge wooden deck that overlooks the pond and lower lawn.  The deck wraps around two sides of the house and has its own access via a staircase from the main floor. Sadly, like much of the Inn, several years of neglect were showing on the

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Chef Victor Johnston, Owner of Red Leaf River Inn in Waynesville North Carolina

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