Category: Innkeeping

How to Grow Pumpkins in Asheville, NC (or not)

Filed under: Autumn, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Gardens, Innkeeping, Nature

We didn’t actually set out to grow pumpkins at our Bed and Breakfast in Asheville, NC. It pretty much came about by accident.  Whether or not we will succeed is yet to be seen. How did it happen? When we bought the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in September of 2009 it needed a lot of… Read more »

Shrimp Cerviche with Fresh Cilantro

Our Food Philosophy at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Innkeeping, Wine and Food

I know what you are thinking. “Food Philosophy? She’s been living in Asheville too long!” But there is a reason for this.  Recently James and I have working on an update of the website for the Carolina Bed & Breakfast.  This has lead to a lot of discussion about what we are and what makes… Read more »

The Innkeeper Abroad: Mexico City

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Innkeeping, Uncategorized, Wine and Food

This year James took me to Mexico City for my birthday!  Hard to believe but in 27 years of living and traveling overseas I had never been to Mexico so I was excited to go.  It was a short trip, just two nights, but a wonderful birthday present. And it presented us with a number… 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 »

Food Photography at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Innkeeping, Re-decorating, Wine and Food

“What’s that mess?” I can hear you saying.  That mess is what happens when you have a food photographer in your kitchen!  We are updating our website at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast and we want pictures which better reflect the type of food we serve at our Asheville inn. When we first bought our… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions: Looking Forward to 2015 in Asheville

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Innkeeping

As Innkeepers we often get so caught up in the business of hosting our guests at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast that needed jobs and tasks get shoved aside.  So every year, when the holidays finish and the winter slow period sets in for good, we have a chance to assess the physical state of… Read more »