Category: Hiking

10 Great Ways to Enjoy the Fall in Asheville, NC

Filed under: "Ten Best" Lists, Autumn, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Hiking, Nature, Outside Asheville

The Carolina Bed & Breakfast is our Asheville home in the Great Smoky Mountains. Our guests love to visit  the North Carolina Mountains in the Autumn where they can enjoy our spectacular weather and enjoy the wonderful show nature puts on as she prepares for the onslaught of winter.  After five years in this town… Read more »

The Art Loeb Trail at Black Balsam Knob

Filed under: Blue Ridge Mountains, Hiking, History, Nature, Outside Asheville

“Who is Art Loeb and what do you have to do to get a hiking trail named after you?” I wondered as James and I drove towards Black Balsam Knob and Tennant Mountain.  (I also wondered why heating systems are called “the heat” while air cooling systems are called “air conditioning” but that’s another story…. Read more »

Hiker’s Package for Western North Carolina

Filed under: Blue Ridge Mountains, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Hiking, Specials, Things to Do

Recently the Asheville Visitor’s Center put out a call for packages highlighting outdoor activities off the Blue Ridge Parkway (and by extension Western North Carolina).  Here at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast that pushed all our buttons as James and I are active hikers. Part of the appeal of this mountain town is the ability… Read more »

Exercise in Asheville

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Hiking, Nature, Things to Do

Guests come to our Asheville Bed and Breakfast for many reasons: to hike and drive in the Blue Ridge Mountains, to visit the spectacular Biltmore Estate, and to enjoy the vibrant city that is Asheville with its many independent shops, arts galleries and most of all, wonderful restaurants.  And occasionally we have guests who want… Read more »

Berry Picking on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Filed under: Autumn, Blue Ridge Mountains, Hiking, recipes

Is there anything better than a bowl full of fresh-picked berries still hot from the summer sun?  Berry picking is one of my favorite late summer activities which is why James and I headed over to the Blue Ridge Parkway yesterday to see what we could harvest.  We were returning to Graveyard Fields, an area… Read more »

Road Tripping– Off the GPS!

Filed under: Blue Ridge Mountains, Hiking, Nature, Outside Asheville, Things to Do

Nine inches of rain in Asheville since July 3rd, coupled with my inability to get around due to my ankle injury, has made me distinctly grumpy.  After doing what I can to help at our Asheville Bed  and Breakfast I’ve been sitting with my foot up, scouring Pinterest for ideas, reading  books and playing games… Read more »

The North Carolina Arboretum

Filed under: Hiking, Nature, Things to Do

The creative team at Sparking Design are providing this week’s blog again. Since Susan and James , our wonderful Asheville Bed and Breakfast innkeepers, are off on a hiking adventure of a lifetime in Patagonia, we thought we’d tell you about a favorite outdoors spot of our own, The North Carolina Arboretum. The Arboretum is situated… Read more »