Category: Innkeeping

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 »

Repairing Antique Clocks from the Carolina Bed and Breakfast

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Innkeeping, Outside Asheville

I’m pretty sure I’ve said this before but one of the great pleasures of being an innkeeper at our Bed and Breakfast in Asheville North Carolina comes from our encounters with some of the truly interesting and unique craftsmen and artists in the area.  North Carolina has long had a tradition of encouraging artists of… Read more »

Tami Noyes, Vegan Cookbook Author, comes to the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, and a recipe for Apple Dumplings!

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Innkeeping, recipes

I still remember the first Bed & Breakfast I ever stayed in.  James and I had just arrived in London on a post-university backpacking trip around Europe.  Hoarding money was essential as we could only stay until our funds ran out, so we found ourselves in a small English townhouse, not far from the train… Read more »

An Innkeeper’s Conference

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Innkeeping

  This past week, James and I drove down out of the Blue Ridge Mountains, away from our lovely Asheville Bed and Breakfast, to Williamsburg, VA for the Mid-Atlantic Innkeepers Conference.  We had talked about attending one of the many innkeeper conferences before but had always been too busy with guests and/or renovations to take… Read more »

My Blog Gets a Name: The Kitchen Garden

Filed under: Gardens, Innkeeping, recipes

As I write this I am able to look out my window at the kitchen garden of the Carolina Bed & Breakfast.  It is a typical March day here in Asheville:  after raining all night, the temperature plummeted around 11AM and the rain changed to snow.  It’s 3 PM now, the snow is gone and… Read more »