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Category Archives: History

Going Viral

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Meet Chris.  Chris just made his video go viral.   Chris has been a friend of the family since our daughters brought him home to meet us when they were in high school.  As a matter of fact, he is … Continue reading

Fine Craftsmen in Asheville, NC

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  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 … Continue reading

Winter Reading List: Great Books about Asheville

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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 … Continue reading

A Biltmore Christmas Package

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I’ve been toying with the idea of putting together a package based on the ties between the Biltmore Estate and our historic house and neighbourhood for a while now and finally decided to do a small version this Christmas.  I … Continue reading

Asheville Round Up

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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 … Continue reading

Southern Folk Pottery near our Asheville Bed and Breakfast

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It seems like most towns in America have an old road which was once the primary route to the next town but has since been bypassed by a much faster highway.  No longer a major commercial artery, these roads are … Continue reading

Coming Soon to our Asheville NC Bed and Breakfast Neighborhood!

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It was cold out today and tiny little snowflakes flurried around as I sat next to the fire and thought about Spring in Asheville NC.  So it was fun to read in our local newsletter about some of the changes … Continue reading

Tha Appalachian Trail at Hot Springs, North Carolina

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You will notice that there are no pictures with this blog entry.  Therein lies a tale, or rather the end of a tale. James and I are training for our hike around the circuit in Torres Del Paine, Chile in … Continue reading

Picnic at Max Patch

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As I write this my computer monitor is framed by a dreary, cold, rainy view out the window behind it in our office at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, our Asheville, NC Bed & Breakfast.  So it is a pleasant … Continue reading

A Town Meeting in Asheville

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I was going to entitle this something like “Small Town Politics and Asheville, North Carolina” but the phrase “small town” seemed to belittle the our town and that could not be farther from the truth.  One of the wonderful things … Continue reading

Edwin Wiley Grove: The Other Vanderbilt

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Visitors to our Bed and Breakfast in Asheville, NC will almost certainly spend a day at the Biltmore, George Vanderbilt’s grand homage to the French Chateau.   While the Biltmore is justly famous and is in many ways responsible for the … Continue reading

What to do with a Two-Day Pass to the Biltmore

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When you travel to Western North Carolina you like many, if not most, of the guests who stay at our Bed and Breakfast in Asheville will  probably spend at least one day at the Biltmore Estate viewing the majestic house … Continue reading

Pebble Dash at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

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Arriving at our Asheville Bed and Breakfast, guests often ask us about the stucco finish of our bed and breakfast.  The more commonly seen smooth surface of stucco is, in this case,  studded with small pebbles, giving it an unusual … Continue reading

Brown Mountain: Ghost Towns and Unexplained Lights!

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Yesterday James and drove out to Brown Mountain, having read about the area in Carolyn Sakowski’s book, Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads .  This book was suggested to us by some guests  two years ago. It was originally written … Continue reading

Asheville History 101: Riverside Cemetery–Fun Facts

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> Mailbox inside the Cemetery:  Who Lives Here? Example of the Park-like features of the Cemetery It seems as if, whenever I get a good idea for a blog, what starts out as a simple project turns into something bigger!  … Continue reading

Asheville History–the Montford District

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> 191 Cumberland Avenue: Home of George Murray (c. 1906).  When people call and ask for information about the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, James and I often mention that it is in the Montford Historic District, an area consisting of … Continue reading

Almost Asheville!

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Look at these houses.  They could be one of many houses in the Historic Montford District of Asheville, North Carolina, couldn’t they?.  Well, they could be but they aren’t!  These are homes built by Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park, … Continue reading

David Webb Jewelry and Asheville, North Carolina

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>This weekend the Asheville Antiques Fair takes place at the Civic Center at 87 Haywood Street. The event in and of itself is worth going to but for those of you who have visited the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, or … Continue reading