Category: Outside Asheville

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Quilts, Feral Pigs and the Blue Ridge Mountains

Filed under: Autumn, Blue Ridge Mountains, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Outside Asheville, Things to Do

It was a perfect Fall day as we pulled out of the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in Asheville, NC heading towards Leicester and the Sandy Mush Valley nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  The warm sun shone down from a cerulean blue sky while the brisk breeze kept the day October cool.  We were taking… Read more »

The view from the top of Cold Mountain, NC

Picnic On Top of Cold Mountain

Filed under: Blue Ridge Mountains, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Fourth of July, Hiking, Nature, Outside Asheville, Things to Do

James and I are getting ready for another big hike, this time across the width of the UK.  It’s a long hike, 190 miles, and will take us almost three weeks to complete so we have begun training in earnest.  Of course it’s not really fair to call it “training” when it is so much… Read more »

Apple Picking near Asheville, NC!

Filed under: Autumn, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Farmer's Market, Outside Asheville, Things to Do

This was it!  The week when the leaves were at, or nearing, peak color and the weather was perfect: warm sunshine and cold nights.  James and I had plans to take advantage of this lovely confluence of events and take a full day off from the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in order to climb Grandfather… Read more »

Addison Farms Vineyard: Asheville is not JUST About Beer!

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Outside Asheville, Things to Do, Wine and Food

It’s a sign that winter is truly over when James and I get in the car and head out of Asheville on an excursion into the countryside.  As we turned off Patton Avenue onto Old Leicester Highway I thought that it had been too long since I had enjoyed a drive through the rolling hills… Read more »

Ride the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad in Bryson City, NC

Filed under: Autumn, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Nature, Outside Asheville, Things to Do

One summer, when I was seven years old, my parents packed up our Ford Station Wagon and drove from Connecticut to Montana, and back, with me and my siblings in the rear seats.  It was a fabulous trip.  Along the way we stopped at National Monuments, explored caverns full of stalactites and stalagmites, visited “ghost… Read more »

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 »

June at our Asheville Bed and Breakfast: Feasting in the Fields

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Farmer's Market, Outside Asheville

  June is just around the corner and that means we move outside to enjoy the feast of fresh produce from nearby fields. And sometimes we drive out from Asheville and the Carolina Bed & Breakfast to enjoy a special meal at one of the neighboring farms.  This past week the dinner was part of… Read more »