Asheville Bed and Breakfast Garden

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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...

We had emailed about our vegetarian diet – and Susan did a great job presenting breakfasts and afternoon snacks we could eat.

— Spikenology, Charleston, SC

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

— Glenda, Hampshire, England

A Note from Your Host…

January is almost gone (just like the snow which is melting fast).  Now is the time to think seriously about Valentine’s Day.  This year, due to some happy circumstances around dates, it’s not too late!  Yes, our rooms are booked for Friday and Saturday, February 12 & 13th.  But there is still availability for Sunday and Monday, February 14& 15th, with the added bonus that the 15th is Presidents Day, a holiday for many!  Get credit for celebrating the true Valentine’s Day (February 14th) and book an overnight stay at the Carolina.  We will be doing our best with hearts and flowers and special dishes all weekend long.  There are fireplaces in every room while many of our rooms have Jacuzzi or whirlpool bathtubs.  A hotel is okay for some things, but it takes a Bed & Breakfast to really achieve romance!  Call now 828-254-3608.

Looking forward, the Biltmore opens a special exhibit, Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns In Film, on February 12th. Gowns from films set in the years from 1645 to 1935 will be displayed in the rooms of the house along with the never-before exhibited wedding veil of Jacqueline Kennedy.  As visitors to last year’s Downton Abbey Exhibit discovered, the addition of mannequins and period costumes adds life and interest to the Biltmore rooms!  Winter Tickets are available from us for $45/person

The inn is open Weekend and Holidays only until Mid-March.  Please check our website for availability.