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 2016 (2017 prices available September )

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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FARM  AND ARTISAN TOUR OF THE SANDY MUSH VALLEY IN LEICESTER, NC

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. 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 produce, and visit the workshops and galleries of North Carolina artists and craftsmen.
Leave behind the crowds and tourists and visit this peaceful valley on a tour curated for you!

Tour available the first Saturday of each month, May through October

Package includes:

  • A touring map/guide of Leicester, NC’s Sandy Mush Community of Artisans and Farms.
  • 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 (case of twelve bottles or more). http://www.addisonfarms.net/
  • Shop for honey, beeswax candles and pick-your-own blackberries; explore the farm store at Sandy Hollar Farms  http://sandyhollarfarms.com/about_us
  • Visit the Sandy Mush Herb Nursery. In addition to purchasing plants, seeds, useful items and selected books, you can learn about the medicinal and culinary uses of herbs, wild flowers, Bonsai plants and more.
  • 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

10% of your purchase price will be donated to the Southern Appalachian Highland Conservancy to help protect and conserve our mountains and valleys.

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. Bring a picnic and enjoy an performance al fresco!

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 partner 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  and your picnic 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
  • Special Complimentary Picnic Basket
  • 2 Logo Umbrellas (in case of heavy dew)

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

2017 Performance Schedule: Friday-Sunday, 7:30

May- September

Timon of Athens  (May 12-27)
Taming of the Shrew  (June 1-July 1)
Troilus and Cressida  (July 7-29)
Peter Pan  (August 4-September 2)
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (September 8-23)

November-December

Othello  (November 2-19)
A Day with Dickens/A Christmas Carol (December 2-17)

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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. In addition, this exclusive rate includes club rentals (normal value $65).

Golf Rates 2017

April 1st-October 31st:
Sunday-Thursday       $70
Friday-Saturday         $90
After 3PM Any Day     $55
Nov. 1st-March 31st:   $45

 

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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...

The difference between staying at a B&B and a hotel is the difference between being a stranger in a strange land and visiting good family! James and Susan were so accommodating and really know their town. Nothing could be better than this.

— Sally, Virginia Beach, VA

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…

I’m calling it: Spring is officially here (present weather excepted)!  In spite of the recent cold snap our flowers and fresh herbs are pushing their way out of the ground.  And even more indicative, we have a new and improved golf package at the award winning Grove Park Inn Golf course.  Not only do we have special rates for our guests but the rates include a full set of club rentals as well.  We can even accommodate spur of the moment decisions to play!  For more details please check our Specials Page (Click Here).

For those who don’t play golf, we are happy to help you plan a hike or drive through the country, complete with picnic.  Spring really is special here in Western North Carolina.  So plan your visit today!

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.