Category: About Asheville

Mica is a multi-layered mineral with many uses

Mica and the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

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

Admit it, you are intrigued!  What does mica have to do with an Asheville Bed and Breakfast?  Well, it all goes back to the original owner of the house at 177 Cumberland Avenue. Recently we were visited by the great-grandson of Vance Brown who owned the house from 1901 to the Mid-1940’s . Brown was… Read more »

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 »

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 »