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Prospect Hill Bed and Breakfast
A Century-Old Victorian Inn
in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolin
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Main Street, Waynesville

With its red brick sidewalks and canopied store fronts, Main Street Waynesville is a busy place at any time of year, and particularly between May and October when thousands of visitors come to our town to relax and enjoy the mountain scenery.    There are cafés and restaurants, art galleries and craft shops, ice cream and candy, antiques and gift shops, and Main street is well used by the locals, so it also has shoe, clothing and furniture shops and the best bakery this side of the San Andreas fault   . .  and in 2002, Waynesville was named as one of the top 100 places in the nation in which to retire !

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This was Main Street Waynesville back in the Thirties.  
For those of you who know Waynesville, the building at left with the US flag, was at that time the US Postoffice, and is now the Waynesville Town Hall.  Our Fire Department is now across the street from it.
Prospect Hill is behind from where the picture is made, about 300 yards up to the top of the hill.

There are dozens of unique and interesting small businesses on Main Street, here's just a sample of some you'll find.

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WHITMAN'S BAKERY . . .
Since 1945 Whitman's Bakery and Sandwich shop has maintained its reputation for high quality baked goods. With a complete variety of pastries, cookies, cakes and pies, and wonderful, wonderful breads, including many ethnic varieties, it's a favorite spot on Main Street.   Everything at Whitman's is made on the premises, with the finest ingredients - (they even sprout their own wheat), and no preservatives of any kind are ever used. Lunch is served daily.
Open five days a week at 6 am, closed Sundays and Mondays

T. PENNINGTON ART GALLERY
Teresa is a self-taught artist with a talent she says is God-given. She began painting with watercolors 20 years ago.  She soon switched to her chosen medium with Prismacolor pencils and has developed a very personal style. Her love for western North Carolina is reflected in her work, she is currently working on a series devoted to the Blue Ridge Parkway.  In 1998 Teresa was chosen by the Forest Service to render the official drawing of the Capitol Christmas Tree, a small print of which hangs at Prospect Hill.  Since 1996 each of her drawings includes a pink Lady's Slipper to honor her late mother.

TWIGS & LEAVES GALLERY
A relative newcomer on the street and an adventure in the Art of Nature will be found as you step into the Twigs & Leaves Gallery in the center of town. Here, a truly unique collection of nature-related handcrafts, photography and paintings will give you a new appreciation for the world around you. As an added feature, the gallery incorporates the studio of master potter Kaaren Stoner. Watch Kaaren change real leaves into porcelain leaves to adorn her stunning pots.

THE FARMERS' TAILGATE MARKET
Every Wednesday & Saturday at the crack of dawn during the Summer months, local farmers bring their produce to the kerbside at the North end of Main Street in Waynesville for sale from the tailgates of their pick-ups (I never knew there were so many different varieties of green beans) with those small new potatoes, vine-ripened tomatoes, squash of all shapes and sizes, as well as onions, carrots, cucumbers - all fresh, and fresh picked berries which are ideal for some of our breakfast fruit dishes.

THE CANDY BARREL
Right in the middle of town, next to Mast General Store is the Candy Barrel.  With just an incredible variety of candy, a neat place to sit by the sidewalk with an ice cream or a cold drink and watch the world go by.

 

Prospect Hill Inn, Waynesville, North Carolina  828-456-5980
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