Asheville Bed and Breakfast Garden

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Asheville has much to see and do, and our Blue Ridge Mountains bed and breakfast is a part of it.

On a quiet, tree-lined street in the historic Montford District, the house sits on a one-acre lot surrounded by lawns and gardens. Relaxing on the large, traditional Arts and Crafts-style front porch, you can watch neighbors stroll to town and children play, much as they would have 100 years ago. Enjoy the shade of our grape arbor in the back while a gentle mountain breeze moves through the trees and flowers.

Inside, the house is filled with furniture, antiques, and artwork from around the world. Every piece has a story, from the owner’s great-grandmother’s clock which began its life in Raleigh, North Carolina, moved to Connecticut, and thence around the world until returning to rest once again in North Carolina, to the intricate wood carving from the rafters of a Balinese house. Traditional family oil portraits grace the fireplaces while upstairs a large Vietnamese oil painting lights the staircase. But this is not a museum; it is a home with all the comfort and activity of one. In the kitchen, a fire burns in the corner while cookies bake in the oven and a pot simmers on the stove. In the gardens, flowers are picked and bushes are trimmed. Ice-cold lemonade is served from a glass pitcher while a bird sings in the distance. With all of this, it’s hard to leave, but the nearby city of Asheville beckons.

Asheville is a picturesque North Carolina mountain getaway as well as an adventure of its own. In addition to the many festivals and expositions which are planned, the streets are alive with spontaneous outpourings of music and dance. A walk through the downtown area will find much to interest you with its unique galleries and shops. You may want to spend some time perusing the menus posted outside the restaurants in order to make the difficult choice of where to eat. A visit to the Biltmore Estate is essential, and the nearby Biltmore Village offers attractions of its own with its half-timbered buildings and up-market shops.

A short drive away, the mountains rise in front of you, and the views and vistas are unparalleled whether you view them from your car or from one of the many hiking trails available.

However you choose to spend your time, there is an adventure around every corner in Asheville!

Nature

Nature photos of the area.

Small Details

Small details of the Carolina Bed & Breakfast.

Faces Of Asheville

Our Guests Say...

Absolutely wonderful! Susan and James provided a most welcoming, beautiful home with exquisite breakfasts, delightful 5:30 wine and conversation and the favorite bedroom of our trip.

— Harriettm, Seattle, WA

Wow! this is one terrific B&B! The host and hostess were welcoming and informative. the breakfasts, every one, were five-star stuff – creative and delicious! Stay here, you will have a marvelous time and come away with great memories!

— Mary Ann, Palm Springs, CA

A Note from Your Host…

If you’ve been putting off visiting Asheville because of the crowds, August and September are for you.  Schools start in this area in mid-August and as a result the town gets a little quieter.  There is still plenty going on, including the eclipse on August 21st and the Asheville Wine & Food Festival on the 18th and 19th but it’s little easier to find parking and get into that restaurant you’ve been wanting to try. Try tubing on the river if you want to cool off or hike in the mountains for a glorious late summer day.  Things start picking up again in late September as we head into the beautiful mountain leaf season.  Book now !

Unable to visit us right now?  Bring a touch of the Carolina Bed & Breakfast to your home with a purchase of my cookbook, Our Family Table: Recipes and Lessons From A Life Abroad.  It contains many of the recipes our guests enjoy and request at our inn as well as some easy recipes for small or larger groups.  You can order it on Amazon or by following the links on this page.