Category: About Asheville

Happy Valentine's Day Asheville!
(kiss courtesy of emily murray)

Happy Valentine’s Day Asheville! Going Beyond Chocolates and Roses

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Things to Do, Valentine's Day, Weddings

I have to be honest, as I write this our Asheville inn, the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, is already fully booked for Valentine’s Day Weekend (although not for Valentine’s Day itself–more about that later!).  But that doesn’t stop me from wanting to share with you, our guests and future guests, some great ideas for  how… Read more »

A Compendium of Christmas Decorating Tips From Asheville, NC

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Christmas in Asheville

Compendium, isn’t that a great word?  It means a numbered, or detailed, list about a particular subject (according to Google). So, in the spirit of Christmas and Asheville and the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, here is a brief compendium of decorating tips from some of the businesses around town.  Creating a Wreath, courtesy of the… Read more »

Inside Asheville: Interview with a Florist at the Biltmore

Filed under: About Asheville, Biltmore Estate, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Christmas in Asheville

Over the past six years I have interviewed a number of craftsmen and artists about their lives and businesses here in Asheville.  These have been some of my favorite blogs to write for our Asheville Bed and Breakfast website.  So I was delighted when I found myself seated at a dinner next to woman who… Read more »

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 »