Category: Innkeeping

The Next Food Network Star Comes from Asheville?

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Innkeeping, recipes

This past week I was honored to act as spokesperson for the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association promoting our Holiday Shopping Package on both the local Asheville ABC affiliate and Fox Carolina Morning in Charlotte.  The hook was that I was invited onto the programs to demonstrate some holiday cooking tips and recipes.  So I… Read more »

Holiday Shopping in Asheville: The “Inn-Sider’s” Shopping Pass

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Christmas in Asheville, Innkeeping, shopping, Specials

One of the things James and I love the most about Asheville is the wide variety of independent shops, bookstores and art galleries which make up most of our downtown areas.  This holiday season the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, along with the 16 other inns of the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association, have joined forces… Read more »

Creating Hors D’oeurves at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast: #fridaynightbites

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Innkeeping, recipes

  If you follow our Asheville Bed & Breakfast on Facebook or Twitter you may have noticed something new over the past few months.  Every Friday we try out an new canape or   hors d’oeuvre for our evening reception and post a picture of it: #fridaynightbites.  It’s a chance for us to play with some… Read more »

9 Things You May Not Know About Our Asheville Bed and Breakfast

Filed under: "Ten Best" Lists, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Innkeeping

Today we are going to play “Huffington Post” and give you a list of 9 things you may not know about the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in Asheville. 1)  We always leave a little note with our evening treat when we place it in the guest room so our guests will know what we are… Read more »

About Art at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

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

Last night James and I were watching Sunday Morning (we tape it) in our owner’s quarters at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in Asheville.  They ran a story about the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market in which they showed some interesting metal work done  by an artist from Africa.  I made the comment that… Read more »

New Artwork at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in Asheville

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Innkeeping

This blog post is about a new piece of art at our Bed & Breakfast in Asheville, I promise! But in order to do that I need to start with a little digression. James and I have three wonderful daughters and the youngest of them, Abby, is living at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast while… Read more »

Shopping for our Asheville Bed and Breakfast

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Farmer's Market, Innkeeping, shopping

When it comes to shopping for the Carolina Bed & Breakfast it’s generally a division of labor.  I plan the menu about one week out, taking into account the dietary restrictions of the guests at our Asheville Bed and Breakfast, the season and number of guests we are cooking for, then I check the pantry… Read more »

There’s More in Asheville than the Biltmore and Mountains!

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Innkeeping

    In spite of appearances there is more to being an innkeeper than cooking, cleaning, greeting guests, going out to dinner, hiking, theater, concerts and other events as well as exploring historic sites in the region near our Asheville Bed and Breakfast! After we do all of that in an effort to make sure… Read more »