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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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When the Weather Outside is Frightful…

Not only is the Inn flanked by two converging streams, the streams themselves yield not only beautiful river rocks, but chunks of quartz, perfect for a DIY fireplace makeover.  These naturally occurring stones are evident through out the building as they were used in the construction of many of the stone walls and pillars in and around the Inn.  So when we decided the drab fireplace needed

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

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