Year: 2013

Asheville Brewery Tours

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Restaurants, Things to Do

  Recently my daughter Abby and her boyfriend were at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast and took advantage of one of the tours available to the some of the many microbreweries here in Asheville.  I asked her to write a review for our guests and here is her report of the experience: Asheville is known… Read more »

New Artwork at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in Asheville

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Innkeeping

This blog post is about a new piece of art at our Bed & Breakfast in Asheville, I promise! But in order to do that I need to start with a little digression. James and I have three wonderful daughters and the youngest of them, Abby, is living at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast while… Read more »

The B&B for Vets Program at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Specials

On of our favorite days at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in Asheville is Veteran’s Day.  That’s the day that we give back to our country and our American Military, though joining in the B&B for Vet’s Program and giving our rooms and hospitality free of charge to active and retired veterans.  We have been… Read more »

Berry Picking on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Filed under: Autumn, Blue Ridge Mountains, Hiking, recipes

Is there anything better than a bowl full of fresh-picked berries still hot from the summer sun?  Berry picking is one of my favorite late summer activities which is why James and I headed over to the Blue Ridge Parkway yesterday to see what we could harvest.  We were returning to Graveyard Fields, an area… Read more »

Shopping for our Asheville Bed and Breakfast

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Farmer's Market, Innkeeping, shopping

When it comes to shopping for the Carolina Bed & Breakfast it’s generally a division of labor.  I plan the menu about one week out, taking into account the dietary restrictions of the guests at our Asheville Bed and Breakfast, the season and number of guests we are cooking for, then I check the pantry… Read more »

Oh My CSA! Recipe Contest Winer

Oh My CSA Contest Winner: Summer Shrimp Soup

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Oh My CSA Contest, recipes

When I started this contest, I thought it would be fun to see what people came up with  given the contents of a CSA box –sort of a locavore’s “Chopped”.  A cool and wet summer has messed with my hopes of CSA baskets brimming with a wide variety of heirloom vegetables and fruits.  Where last year’s… Read more »

There’s More in Asheville than the Biltmore and Mountains!

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Innkeeping

    In spite of appearances there is more to being an innkeeper than cooking, cleaning, greeting guests, going out to dinner, hiking, theater, concerts and other events as well as exploring historic sites in the region near our Asheville Bed and Breakfast! After we do all of that in an effort to make sure… Read more »