Category: History

Asheville Round Up

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, History, Restaurants, Things to Do

If you didn’t already know it, I broke my ankle July 1.  While it feels a lot better, I am still wearing a big, bulky boot and using crutches to get around.  Needless to say this has curbed my ability to get out and do things this summer.  So this past weekend I sent some… Read more »

Southern Folk Pottery near our Asheville Bed and Breakfast

Filed under: About Asheville, History, shopping

It seems like most towns in America have an old road which was once the primary route to the next town but has since been bypassed by a much faster highway.  No longer a major commercial artery, these roads are nevertheless cluttered with businesses, malls and sad-looking homes which  have seen better days.  Hendersonville Road… Read more »

Coming Soon to our Asheville NC Bed and Breakfast Neighborhood!

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

It was cold out today and tiny little snowflakes flurried around as I sat next to the fire and thought about Spring in Asheville NC.  So it was fun to read in our local newsletter about some of the changes and improvements coming to the neighborhood of our Montford Bed and Breakfast.  After reading about… Read more »

A Town Meeting in Asheville

Filed under: About Asheville, History

I was going to entitle this something like “Small Town Politics and Asheville, North Carolina” but the phrase “small town” seemed to belittle the our town and that could not be farther from the truth.  One of the wonderful things about this town is how engaged everyone is,  both in National Politics and in the… Read more »

Edwin Wiley Grove: The Other Vanderbilt

Filed under: History

Visitors to our Bed and Breakfast in Asheville, NC will almost certainly spend a day at the Biltmore, George Vanderbilt’s grand homage to the French Chateau.   While the Biltmore is justly famous and is in many ways responsible for the success of Asheville as a tourist destination, the charm and elegance of downtown Asheville is… Read more »