Month: September 2010

Zip-lining Adventure in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Filed under: Nature, Things to Do

>Drum roll please…this week Susan is actually letting me (James) write the blog for the Carolina Bed & Breakfast. My humble submission is in some ways related to last week’s adventure and hike through the Blue Ridge Mountains, only from quite a different perspective. I’ve done many things so far in my life (hang gliding,… Read more »

Recipe for a Perfect Day: Hiking off the Blue Ridge Parkway

Filed under: Blue Ridge Mountains, Nature, Outside Asheville, Things to Do

>Take one perfect September day in Asheville, NC. Finish up your work early and drive over to Greenlife Grocery Store and buy the most awesome sandwich ever. Drive up Town Mountain Road past all those houses perched on the mountainside which you have never been able to figure out how to get to before.When Town… Read more »

The Gardens at the Biltmore Estate

Filed under: Biltmore Estate, Gardens, Things to Do

>It was such a beautiful day yesterday that I decided to play hooky from the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, and drove over to the Biltmore Estate to see the gardens. While I have seen the house many times, I have never had a chance to spend much time experiencing any of the other attractions which… Read more »

Antiques and Furniture in Asheville, NC

Filed under: shopping, Things to Do

>Yesterday James and I decided to spend the afternoon looking for some wicker furniture for our back porch and a new daybed for the cottage. Thinking logically, we chose to drive an hour east to the town of Hickory, NC. Once known for the wood furniture built there, Hickory still lays claim to some large… Read more »

Grape Harvest in Asheville, NC!

Filed under: Gardens, Innkeeping, recipes

>One of the special memories of my childhood summers in North Carolina is of the Muscadine grapes which grow throughout North and South Carolina but are not much known in the rest of the country. These hardy grapes have a thick skin and many seeds but their uniquely sweet and sour flavor makes them worth… Read more »