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Category Archives: Blue Ridge Mountains

Hiker’s Package for Western North Carolina

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Recently the Asheville Visitor’s Center put out a call for packages highlighting outdoor activities off the Blue Ridge Parkway (and by extension Western North Carolina).  Here at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast that pushed all our buttons as James and … Continue reading

Berry Picking on the Blue Ridge Parkway

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Is there anything better than a bowl full of fresh-picked berries still hot from the summer sun?  Berry picking is one of my favorite late summer activities which is why James and I headed over to the Blue Ridge Parkway … Continue reading

Road Tripping– Off the GPS!

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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 … Continue reading

October in Asheville: A Grab Bag of Activities

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October is high season here at our bed and breakfast in Asheville, so James and I have to grab free time when we get it.  Long hikes and days off are out of the question but we did manage to … Continue reading

Dupont Forest and the Waterfalls Near Asheville, North Carolina

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Here’s the thing about waterfalls:  people love them.  So if a waterfall is at all worth seeing  there will probably be a parking lot close-by and a great many people enjoying the view.  And if you can actually swim at … Continue reading

Fall Foliage in the Blue Ridge Mountains: Mt. Mitchell

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>  About a month ago I became a leaf spotter for the Fall Foliage Network. ( I have to be honest and tell you that it was because they would list the Carolina Bed & Breakfast on their site for … Continue reading

Graveyard Fields: One of the Best Hikes off the Blue Ridge Parkway

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>  The last hike James and I went on, to John Rock, was rated “more difficult”  on our website of hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains. And while it was a wonderful hike with many changes in topography and altitude, … Continue reading

The Weekly Round-up at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in Asheville, NC

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> The peonies and roses are out full bloom in our garden. Last year a hail storm came through just before the peonies flowered and we had few buds that developed.  How different it is this year!  There are blossoms … Continue reading

Hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains–A Cautionary Tale

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> James and I often have guests at the Carolina  who ask about hikes in the mountains near our Asheville, NC Bed and Breakfast, and  we will sometimes send them to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Craggy Gardens.  It’s a pleasant … Continue reading

Recipe for a Perfect Day: Hiking off the Blue Ridge Parkway

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>Take one perfect September day in Asheville, NC. Finish up your work early and drive over to Greenlife Grocery Store and buy the most awesome sandwich ever. Drive up Town Mountain Road past all those houses perched on the mountainside … Continue reading