Mill House Lodge is conveniently located at Exit 53 from I-26 (Parkway Milepost 393.6). Tranquil lake setting at this historic mountain retreat with 1-3 bedroom units with kitchens, cable, pool, canoes and free WiFi. Near the Carl Sandburg National Historic Site and Flat Rock Playhouse, North Carolina’s state theater. Open all year. www.millhouselodge.com (800) 736-6073.