Category: Outside Asheville

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 »

Road Tripping– Off the GPS!

Filed under: Blue Ridge Mountains, Hiking, Nature, Outside Asheville, Things to Do

Nine inches of rain in Asheville since July 3rd, coupled with my inability to get around due to my ankle injury, has made me distinctly grumpy.  After doing what I can to help at our Asheville Bed  and Breakfast I’ve been sitting with my foot up, scouring Pinterest for ideas, reading  books and playing games… Read more »

The WNC Cheese Trail

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Oh My CSA Contest, Outside Asheville, recipes, Things to Do, Wine and Food

A little known fact:  before  James and I decided to become innkeepers we looked into producing and selling goat cheese as a business. So when a little more than a year ago a number of small local dairy farmers and cheesemakers conceived of the WNC Cheese Trail to promote the cheese industry in Western North… Read more »

Blue Ridge Barbeque Festival near Asheville, NC

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

BBQ!  I’m talking Q!  Bar-b-que! Barbecue!  No matter who you spell it, BBQ is a big deal in Asheville.  After all, our Asheville Bed and Breakfast may be in the Blue Ridge Mountains but we are still in the South. And when Presidents come to Asheville, where’s the first place they go?  12 Bones Smokehouse. … Read more »