Category: About Asheville

March Madness 2014: Asheville Style

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Restaurants, Things to Do

This post is not about basketball.  It’s about chefs, and competitions and secret ingredients, about people and fun and getting through the last month  of winter.  You guessed it:  it’s about the final of the Asheville Competition Dining Series:  Fire On The Rock! Earlier this year at our Asheville Bed and Breakfast,  I made my… Read more »

Fine Craftsmen in Asheville, NC

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, History, Re-decorating

  There is a stereotype of the North Carolina Mountain man as being rough, uneducated and uncultured but like any stereotype its truth is far from all-encompassing.  For me, an unexpected and greatly appreciated aspect to life in Asheville is the number and quality of fine craftsmen who live and work here. It has been… Read more »

Winter Reading List: Great Books about Asheville

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, History, Things to Do

The polar vortex may have moved on but there is a lot of winter left to come and it is a great time to get reading. During these slow months at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast sitting by the fire with a good book is a pleasure which we are happy to have free time… Read more »

2013: The Year in Review at an Asheville Bed & Breakfast

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast

It’s hard to believe that James and I are into our fifth year of ownership at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast. It seems at this time of year that everyone and everything is given a “year in review” so it seemed appropriate to jump on the bandwagon and go over some of the highlights of… Read more »

Asheville Brewery Tours

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Restaurants, Things to Do

  Recently my daughter Abby and her boyfriend were at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast and took advantage of one of the tours available to the some of the many microbreweries here in Asheville.  I asked her to write a review for our guests and here is her report of the experience: Asheville is known… Read more »

Asheville Round Up

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, History, Restaurants, Things to Do

If you didn’t already know it, I broke my ankle July 1.  While it feels a lot better, I am still wearing a big, bulky boot and using crutches to get around.  Needless to say this has curbed my ability to get out and do things this summer.  So this past weekend I sent some… Read more »

Oh CSA! What to do with your box (Recipes included!)

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

I think I may have mentioned that we have a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share at local farm.  Once a week we go to the Montford Farmers Market behind the Asheville Visitor’s Center and pick up a box of fresh produce.  Then we come home and ask, “What the heck is this stuff and what… Read more »

Seven Sows, Wow! Asheville’s Newest Restaurant

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Restaurants

This past weekend we celebrated a friend’s birthday at our Asheville Bed and Breakfast and the opening of a new restaurant downtown: Seven Sows Bourbon and Larder. Here at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast we are very excited about Asheville’s newest restaurant.  While on the surface it doesn’t seem conceptually too far away from many… Read more »