Category: Biltmore Estate

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 »

A Real Life American Downton Abbey: The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC

Filed under: Biltmore Estate, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, History

One day in the late 1890’s a young girl presented herself at the backdoor of George and Edith Vanderbilt’s spectacular mountain estate, The Biltmore.  Anna Matilda Scarborough had been living with her father, brother and stepmother in the tents of a logging camp in Western North Carolina when she found herself tragically orphaned.  With little… Read more »

A Biltmore Christmas Package

Filed under: Biltmore Estate, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Christmas in Asheville, History, Specials, Things to Do

I’ve been toying with the idea of putting together a package based on the ties between the Biltmore Estate and our historic house and neighbourhood for a while now and finally decided to do a small version this Christmas.  I think a lot of people come to Asheville and see the Biltmore as a distinct… Read more »

Fruitcake Redemeption at our Inn in Asheville North Carolina

Filed under: Biltmore Estate, Christmas in Asheville, recipes

> While the post-World War Two era ushered in many time saving appliances and products and permanently altered life in the kitchen for most families, one of the side effects of this change was a loss in flavor and textures for many foods.  We are all accustomed to bewailing the hot-house tomato and bland pre-packaged meals… Read more »

The Gardens at the Biltmore Estate

Filed under: Biltmore Estate, Gardens, Things to Do

>It was such a beautiful day yesterday that I decided to play hooky from the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, and drove over to the Biltmore Estate to see the gardens. While I have seen the house many times, I have never had a chance to spend much time experiencing any of the other attractions which… Read more »

>The Secret Garden at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

Filed under: Biltmore Estate, Gardens

> April 3-May 16, 2010 are the dates for the Biltmore Estate “Festival of Flowers” this year here in Asheville, North Carolina. I have no doubt that the gardens will be beautiful and I urge you to come and see them. Meanwhile at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast we are experiencing our own festival of…

>More to do in Asheville, NC

Filed under: Biltmore Estate, Restaurants, Things to Do

>October is over and along with the disappearing leaves, the tourists have fallen off as well. It’s a shame really as winter in Asheville offers quite a bit to do. But I am not complaining as it means that I will now have time to go to some of the wonderful restaurants here and see…