Asheville Bed and Breakfast Garden

Specials & Packages

We have put together several Asheville bed and breakfast packages to make your time at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast even more memorable.

You will find that these North Carolina vacation packages are the perfect way to add a special touch to your time in Asheville.

Purchase Gift Certificates

A Gift Certificate from the Carolina Bed& Breakfast is the perfect way to say you care.  Treat someone special to a stay at our Asheville Bed & Breakfast.  We are happy to customize the certificate to meet your needs and Budget.  Please call 828-254-3608 to make your purchase or order online.

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BILTMORE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

The Christmas Tree in the Biltmore Dining RoomChristmas in the early 1900’s was celebrated lavishly and spectacularly by George and Edith Vanderbilt. The tradition continues to this day. With 56 Christmas trees, 1000’s of poinsettias, and miles of garlands and lights, the Biltmore Estate is aglow with light and music from early in November through the year’s end. We would love to share this with you! The theme for 2016 is “Hearth and Home” and includes four decorated floors as well as a visit to the Artists’ Suite (not open during the day!).  Live music is performed on the first and second floors.
Our special includes:

    Two 2- day passes to the Biltmore with unlimited daytime house entry, access to the grounds, winery tour and gardens.

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            A special timed evening visit to the house where you may enjoy the splendor of a Biltmore Christmas in lights complete with music and other entertainment.

After your visit return home to our historic 1901 Bed & Breakfast built by Richard Sharpe Smith, one of the architects of the Biltmore itself.  A Christmas tree graces the parlor and fresh greens fill the house with the scents of the season. A warm fire gives a pleasant glow both downstairs and in each of the six bedrooms. Enjoy special baked goods traditionally served at the holiday time as well as Biltmore beverages at our evening reception. Stroll to town past numerous houses all built between 1895 and 1920 and imagine how Asheville looked when Edith and George Vanderbilt lived here.

NOVEMBER 4, 2016-JANUARY 7, 2017 (Evening  visits are not available November 15th and 24th, or December 24th and 25th)

PRICE $180 FOR 2 -SINGLE $90 (Does not include room  charges–2 night minimum required)

 

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COOKING WITH SUSAN: LESSON AND RECIPES FROM A LIFE ABROAD

 

Carolina Bed and Breakfast CookbookJoin us this winter for a fun filled cooking series featuring recipes from my new cookbook, OUR FAMILY TABLE: LESSONS AND RECIPES FROM A LIFE ABROAD.  Each month guests will prepare recipes from a different chapter of the book, ranging from breakfast to dessert and in-between.

Package includes

PACKAGE PRICE FOR TWO: $350 plus tax  (Cottage $370 plus tax)

PLEASE CALL 828-254-3608 TO PURCHASE

January 25-26th :  Breakfast from around the world

Blackberries in Sweet Basil Syrup with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream
Yogurt Panna Cotta with Fresh Fruit Coulis
Butternut Squash Quiche
Mango Upside Down Bread Pudding

March 1-2nd: Desserts and Cookies

Whoopie Pies with Homemade Marshmallow Fluff Icing
Lemon Rosemary Shortbread Cookies
Mojito Cupcake with Candied Mint Leaf
Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

March 15-16th:  Canapes and Hors D’oeurves

Zucchini Cups
Smoked Salmon Tartare
Shrimp Cerviche
“Instant Appetizers: Using what’s in your Fridge”

(MENUS DEPEND ON AVAILABLE PRODUCE AND MAY BE CHANGED IF NEEDED)

 

Day One:

4-7PM Check in at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast
5:30-7PM  Meet the other participants at our Evening Reception
Dinner at your leisure.  Explore downtown Asheville or enjoy a short stroll to nearby Chiesa Italian Restaurant

Day Two:

8:30-9AM Breakfast at your convenience
11AM-2PM Join me in the kitchen for a cooking lesson preparing dishes for the remainder of your stay
5:30-7PM  Evening Reception
Dinner at your leisure as above.

Day Three:

8:30-9:30 Breakfast at your convenience
11AM Check-out

 

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FALL FARMS AND ARTISAN TOUR –As cited in the New York Times

Explore One of Western North Carolina’s Best Kept Secrets on a Tour Curated Just for You!

Addison Farms Vineyard and Tasting Room

Addison Farms Vineyard and Tasting Room

In conjunction with the inns of the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association, we are delighted to be able to offer to our guests an independent driving tour of one of the most beautiful valleys in Western North Carolina. Located just a short half hour drive from the center of Asheville, Big Sandy Mush is one of the most beautiful and least well known destinations in our area.
This lush valley has been farmed by the same families for generations and has maintained the charm of a bygone era. Drive past big red barns surrounded by fertile fields and small white churches framed by our North Carolina Mountains in all their fall color and glory. Picnic among the grape vines of a local vineyard and enjoy a special wine tasting, stop at local farms to pick fruits and vegetables or purchase fall produce, and visit the workshops and galleries of North Carolina artists and craftsmen.
Leave behind the crowds of leaf peepers and shoppers and visit this peaceful valley on a tour curated for you!

Package includes:

  • A touring map/guide of Leicester, NC’s Sandy Mush Community of Artisans and Farms. Some operate by appointment only. We will be happy to assist you in planning your day.
  • A complimentary picnic lunch to eat at Addison Vineyards. Enjoy a tasting and panoramic mountain views. In September, guests can watch the grape harvest. (Vegetarian and Gluten-Free options are available) After your picnic, enjoy a complimentary wine tasting and glass at Addison Farms Vineyard and receive 10% off wine purchases. http://www.addisonfarms.net/
  • Shop for honey, beeswax candles and pick-your-own blackberries; explore the farm store at Sandy Hollar Farms and receive a 10% discount on purchases. http://sandyhollarfarms.com/about_us
  • Meet the pigs raised on the whiskey mash from Troy & Sons (an Asheville whiskey distiller) at Whiskey Pigs. http://www.whiskeypigs.com/Visitors can buy meat and eggs here and receive a 10% discount.
  • Explore the Long Branch Environmental Education Center, a farm designed for research, education and conservation. In addition to seeing solar farm buildings and a tobacco barn, pick up conservation tips and buy apples and cider. http://www.longbrancheec.org/about.html

Tour, shop, and experience a warm welcome at these fine artisan destinations:

$30/PERSON

TOUR AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 – NOVEMBER 13, 2015.
TWO NIGHT MINIMUM STAY REQUIRED

BOOK NOW ONLINE OR CALL FOR DETAILS. 828-254-3608

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Theater Under the Stars

Located in the Historic Montford District, a few blocks from our inn,  the Hazel Robeson Amphitheater is home to North Carolina’s longest running Shakespearean Troupe:  The Montford Park Players.  Shows take place Friday-Sunday throughout the summer.

Theater in the Park - Hamlet

Theater Under the Stars: The Carolina Bed & Breakfast, along with other inns of the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association is proud to have partnered with the Montford Park Players to present you with an opportunity to experience theater as never before: you can be in the show!

Upon arrival at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheater, you and your guests will be ushered to center row VIP seating. At this time, those who choose to participate in the performance will be taken backstage to meet the cast and director. After your walk-on role has been explained to you, you will be taken to the costume room and outfitted for your part. Returning to your seats, you will be able to enjoy the show with the rest of your party until time comes for your entry. Aside from usual backstage jitters, you need not experience any nervousness as the cast is well equipped to help you get on and offstage undetected by the audience as a “ringer” in the group!

Package includes:

  • Ticket for special reserved seating
  • A Montford Park Players T-shirt (sizes S-XXL)
  • Complimentary beverage (including locally crafted beer or wine)
  • “Dress Up and Play!”- a costumed walk-on role in a scene
  • A paperback copy of the play script signed by all the cast
  • A photograph of you and the cast taken in costume!

The package is $25.00 for adults and $19.00 for children (under 17).

2015 Performance Schedule:

Romeo & Juliet, May 15-June 6
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, June 12-July 4
Twelfth Night, July 10-August 1
Richard III, August 7-29
As You Like It, September 4-26

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Behind the Scene Masonic Tour

The Masonic Temple in downtown Asheville is the winter home of the Montford Park Players.  They have extended to our guests a special opportunity to tour the temple in an exclusive private backstage tour. The Temple was completed in 1915 and the theatre contains hand-painted backdrops by Thomas Gibbs Moses, an outstanding scenic artist of the early 20th century.

Your Masonic tour guide will show you all secret places and details in the Temple and perhaps divulge some little known facts about Freemasonry. Tours can be scheduled during the afternoon and are $10 per person.

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Golf at the Grove Park Inn

Golf at Grove Park Inn

The historic Grove Park Inn Golf course is considered one of the ten best in North Carolina with its meticulously maintained greens surrounded by spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are able to offer our guests discounts of 30 – 40% on greens fees when booking through the Carolina Bed & Breakfast.

Golf Rates 2015

January 1st-April 30th:  $50
May 1st-October 31st:
Sunday-Thursday       $75
Friday-Saturday         $99
After 3PM Any Day     $65
Nov. 1st-December 31st   $50

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Romance Package

Romance Package

Romance begins when you walk in the door. The mood will be set when you are greeted by a bouquet of roses, a plate of the finest chocolate truffles, and a sparkling beverage chilled and waiting for you. We use only local products: beverages from the Biltmore Estate and handmade chocolates from the Chocolate Fetish in downtown Asheville. $80

 

 

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Bro-mance Package

Beer and Cheese at the Carolina Bed & BreakfastSome people just aren’t the flowers and champagne type so we have developed our “Bro-mance Package”.  Choose your beverage–we will be happy to consult with you about local selections– it will be attractively presented on ice when you arrive.  Add a selection of cheeses and house-made pickles to your taste.  Consider pairing this with our golf package for the perfect day’s outing.  $40

 

 

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Just For Fun

Just for Fun

Looking for something a bit more relaxed? How about a beverage of your choice from the Biltmore Estate or a selection of Asheville’s local brews together with a ½ pound of amazing fudge from Nutz About Fudge and a bowl of popcorn? Top it off with a DVD from our library downstairs and you are set for the evening.  $35

 

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Special Occasion Cakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Is it a birthday, an anniversary, or some other occasion? Enjoy a home-baked cake made in our kitchen just for you. We will be happy to provide candles and balloons for a party in your room!

Choose from:

  • Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing – $35
  • Angel Food Cake with White Boiled Icing drizzled with Chocolate – $35
  • Chocolate Chocolate Cake – $40
  • Triple Layer Chocolate Cake, Peanut Butter Filling and Chocolate Ganache Icing topped with chopped Peanut Butter Cups – $45

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Spa Treatments and Massages

Spa Package

While Asheville offers many spas for your enjoyment you may prefer to relax in the privacy and comfort of your own room. The Carolina Bed & Breakfast is partnered with Around Town Massage On Site Massages. In addition to individual massages, couples massages can be arranged depending on the room. Prices range from $95 ($190 couples)  for a one hour session to $135 ($265 couples) for a one and a half hour session. Discounts are available for consecutive sessions by one therapist. Please contact the Carolina Bed & Breakfast at 888-254-3608 for more details.

 

Our Guests Say...

This is simply exquisite turn of the century house in the old quarter of Asheville, elegant, somnolent and utterly enchanting.

— Glenda, Hampshire, England

The first impression upon walking in to the Carolina B&B is one of warmth and welcome. The impression is confirmed as you experience the small touches that make all the difference.

— Houston914, Houston, TX

A Note from Your Host…

The Holiday’s are upon us!  It doesn’t seem possible.  But shortly the inn will be decked out for the end of the year and we will be busy baking mince pies and other holiday treats.  And of course we have some specials and suggestions for our guests as well.

Be sure and  check out our Biltmore Christmas Special.  Four floors of the Biltmore decorated from top to bottom for Christmas with an evening visit which includes rooms not open during the day. The fireplaces are lit and trees aglow as you tour the house.  This year’s theme is “Hearth and Home”.  It’s a Christmas tradition not to be missed!

In addition to the display at the Biltmore, you will want to visit the Grove Park Inn to view the finalists in the National Gingerbread House Competition, on display from November 27, 2016-January 5th, 2017.  On a smaller scale, the Smith-McDowell House is an Antebellum Mansion  built in 1840 which offers a Victorian Christmas Display from November 17th.  At the Carolina we follow our family tradition of honoring Thanksgiving by refraining from decorating until after that holiday.  But once Thanksgiving is over, we give in to a whole hearted love of Christmas with a live tree decorated with glass ornaments and small trees in every room.  Special holiday baking is also a in important part of the month!

Share your Asheville Experience with someone else with the following  gift suggestions:

  1. Share your love of Asheville with someone else and purchase a gift certificate to stay at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast.  We can tailor this to meet your budget and needs.
  2. Bring a touch of the Carolina B&B to your home with a purchase of my cookbook, Our Family Table: Recipes and Lessons From A Life AbroadOrder now for shipment in time for Christmas.
  3. In conjunction with the publication of my cookbook, we will be offering a cooking package , Cooking With Susan,  at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast this winter.  Book one, two or three classes and enjoy two days in Asheville at our B&B while learning some of the recipes and lessons I learned in 27 years overseas.  For more details, click here:  Cooking with Susan  Call 828-254-3608 for more information or to book.