Author: Susan

Creators of our Asheville Bed & Breakfast

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Innkeeping, Re-decorating

The other day, James came home and told me he had been to the second oldest shop in Asheville.  The Saniway Vacuum Cleaning Company is 54 years old.  (The only shop that’s older is Tops for Shoes).  This got me to thinking about all of the people in Asheville and how much I loved meeting… Read more »

A Day in the Life of an Innkeeper (by Special Request)

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Innkeeping

I recently asked our fans on Facebook what they would like to hear about on my blog and was told that they wanted to know what my/our usual day is like as innkeepers at our Asheville Bed and Breakfast.  At the risk of boring you, here goes! 6:45 AM Our alarm goes off and James… Read more »

Why is Asheville On So Many Lists?

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

Sometimes it seems like if there is a list about anything Asheville is on it. In the second half of 2014 alone, Asheville was listed as one of the Best Beer Cities, Coziest Cities, Coolest Cities, Best Places to Go, Top 20 Cities to Shop Local, Smartest Cities, Greatest Destination Food Cities, World’s Best Cities,… Read more »

Apple Crumble with Vanilla-Bourbon Caramel: A Winter Treat

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, recipes

Three of my favorite things are snow in Asheville, apples, and caramel.  A snowfall of any significant amount only happens once or twice a year here so at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast we still thrill to its occurrence.  As a rule it doesn’t last long.  A day or two of warm sunshine and all… Read more »

So it’s Winter. Doesn’t Stop Asheville!

Filed under: About Asheville, Biltmore Estate, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, History, Things to Do

It’s cold outside (as if you didn’t know that). But the cold doesn’t stop Asheville!  Here’s a quick round -up of some of the things we have seen and done from our base at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in the past week. 1) Upstairs-Downstairs at the Biltmore.  Last week, my daughter, Sarah and I… Read more »

Blind Pig Supper Club Hush Hush Vegetables Dinner: Epic Fail

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

I hate doing this.  I would much rather be writing about what a wonderful dinner this was and how the Blind Pig Supper Club and guest chef Justin Burdett raised the bar at the Hush Hush Vegetables Dinner.  But I can’t. I was so excited about this dinner.  While I am not a vegetarian by… Read more »

Food Photography at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Innkeeping, Re-decorating, Wine and Food

“What’s that mess?” I can hear you saying.  That mess is what happens when you have a food photographer in your kitchen!  We are updating our website at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast and we want pictures which better reflect the type of food we serve at our Asheville inn. When we first bought our… Read more »