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Asheville has much to see and do, and our Blue Ridge Mountains bed and breakfast is a part of it.

On a quiet, tree-lined street in the historic Montford District, the house sits on a one-acre lot surrounded by lawns and gardens. Relaxing on the large, traditional Arts and Crafts-style front porch, you can watch neighbors stroll to town and children play, much as they would have 100 years ago. Enjoy the shade of our grape arbor in the back while a gentle mountain breeze moves through the trees and flowers.

Inside, the house is filled with furniture, antiques, and artwork from around the world. Every piece has a story, from the owner’s great-grandmother’s clock which began its life in Raleigh, North Carolina, moved to Connecticut, and thence around the world until returning to rest once again in North Carolina, to the intricate wood carving from the rafters of a Balinese house. Traditional family oil portraits grace the fireplaces while upstairs a large Vietnamese oil painting lights the staircase. But this is not a museum; it is a home with all the comfort and activity of one. In the kitchen, a fire burns in the corner while cookies bake in the oven and a pot simmers on the stove. In the gardens, flowers are picked and bushes are trimmed. Ice-cold lemonade is served from a glass pitcher while a bird sings in the distance. With all of this, it’s hard to leave, but the nearby city of Asheville beckons.

Asheville is a picturesque North Carolina mountain getaway as well as an adventure of its own. In addition to the many festivals and expositions which are planned, the streets are alive with spontaneous outpourings of music and dance. A walk through the downtown area will find much to interest you with its unique galleries and shops. You may want to spend some time perusing the menus posted outside the restaurants in order to make the difficult choice of where to eat. A visit to the Biltmore Estate is essential, and the nearby Biltmore Village offers attractions of its own with its half-timbered buildings and up-market shops.

A short drive away, the mountains rise in front of you, and the views and vistas are unparalleled whether you view them from your car or from one of the many hiking trails available.

However you choose to spend your time, there is an adventure around every corner in Asheville!

Nature

Nature photos of the area.

Small Details

Small details of the Carolina Bed & Breakfast.

Faces Of Asheville

Our Guests Say...

This is simply exquisite turn of the century house in the old quarter of Asheville, elegant, somnolent and utterly enchanting.

— Glenda, Hampshire, England

We’ll no longer look elsewhere for Asheville accommodations, and have already recommended it to others we know planning to visit the town in the near future.

— Todd & Cherryl Sullivan, Inianapolis, IN

A Note from Your Host…

The Holiday’s are upon us!  It doesn’t seem possible.  But shortly the inn will be decked out for the end of the year and we will be busy baking mince pies and other holiday treats.  And of course we have some specials and suggestions for our guests as well.

Be sure and  check out our Biltmore Christmas Special.  Four floors of the Biltmore decorated from top to bottom for Christmas with an evening visit which includes rooms not open during the day. The fireplaces are lit and trees aglow as you tour the house.  This year’s theme is “Hearth and Home”.  It’s a Christmas tradition not to be missed!

In addition to the display at the Biltmore, you will want to visit the Grove Park Inn to view the finalists in the National Gingerbread House Competition, on display from November 27, 2016-January 5th, 2017.  On a smaller scale, the Smith-McDowell House is an Antebellum Mansion  built in 1840 which offers a Victorian Christmas Display from November 17th.  At the Carolina we follow our family tradition of honoring Thanksgiving by refraining from decorating until after that holiday.  But once Thanksgiving is over, we give in to a whole hearted love of Christmas with a live tree decorated with glass ornaments and small trees in every room.  Special holiday baking is also a in important part of the month!

Share your Asheville Experience with someone else with the following  gift suggestions:

  1. Share your love of Asheville with someone else and purchase a gift certificate to stay at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast.  We can tailor this to meet your budget and needs.
  2. Bring a touch of the Carolina B&B to your home with a purchase of my cookbook, Our Family Table: Recipes and Lessons From A Life AbroadOrder now for shipment in time for Christmas.
  3. In conjunction with the publication of my cookbook, we will be offering a cooking package , Cooking With Susan,  at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast this winter.  Book one, two or three classes and enjoy two days in Asheville at our B&B while learning some of the recipes and lessons I learned in 27 years overseas.  For more details, click here:  Cooking with Susan  Call 828-254-3608 for more information or to book.