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Category Archives: Innkeeping

Holiday Shopping in Asheville: The “Inn-Sider’s” Shopping Pass

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One of the things James and I love the most about Asheville is the wide variety of independent shops, bookstores and art galleries which make up most of our downtown areas.  This holiday season the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, along … Continue reading

Creating Hors D’oeurves at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast: #fridaynightbites

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  If you follow our Asheville Bed & Breakfast on Facebook or Twitter you may have noticed something new over the past few months.  Every Friday we try out an new canape or   hors d’oeuvre for our evening reception and … Continue reading

9 Things You May Not Know About Our Asheville Bed and Breakfast

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Today we are going to play “Huffington Post” and give you a list of 9 things you may not know about the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in Asheville. 1)  We always leave a little note with our evening treat when … Continue reading

About Art at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

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Last night James and I were watching Sunday Morning (we tape it) in our owner’s quarters at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in Asheville.  They ran a story about the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market in which they showed … Continue reading

New Artwork at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in Asheville

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This blog post is about a new piece of art at our Bed & Breakfast in Asheville, I promise! But in order to do that I need to start with a little digression. James and I have three wonderful daughters … Continue reading

Shopping for our Asheville Bed and Breakfast

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When it comes to shopping for the Carolina Bed & Breakfast it’s generally a division of labor.  I plan the menu about one week out, taking into account the dietary restrictions of the guests at our Asheville Bed and Breakfast, … Continue reading

There’s More in Asheville than the Biltmore and Mountains!

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    In spite of appearances there is more to being an innkeeper than cooking, cleaning, greeting guests, going out to dinner, hiking, theater, concerts and other events as well as exploring historic sites in the region near our Asheville … Continue reading

The Ups and Downs of Innkeeping

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It’s been almost four years since James and I bought our Bed and Breakfast in Asheville, NC.  It’s been a steady learning curve for both us.  In the early days we did everything: cleaned the rooms, shopped, cooked, manned the … Continue reading

Repairing Antique Clocks from the Carolina Bed and Breakfast

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I’m pretty sure I’ve said this before but one of the great pleasures of being an innkeeper at our Bed and Breakfast in Asheville North Carolina comes from our encounters with some of the truly interesting and unique craftsmen and … Continue reading

Tami Noyes, Vegan Cookbook Author, comes to the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, and a recipe for Apple Dumplings!

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I still remember the first Bed & Breakfast I ever stayed in.  James and I had just arrived in London on a post-university backpacking trip around Europe.  Hoarding money was essential as we could only stay until our funds ran … Continue reading

The Other Side of Innkeeping at our Asheville, North Carolina Bed and Breakfast

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I think you have already figured out that being an innkeeper is not just about cooking breakfast and making beds.  Although, that’s a very important part. As James and I like to say at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast. “We … Continue reading

An Innkeeper’s Conference

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  This past week, James and I drove down out of the Blue Ridge Mountains, away from our lovely Asheville Bed and Breakfast, to Williamsburg, VA for the Mid-Atlantic Innkeepers Conference.  We had talked about attending one of the many … Continue reading

My Blog Gets a Name: The Kitchen Garden

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As I write this I am able to look out my window at the kitchen garden of the Carolina Bed & Breakfast.  It is a typical March day here in Asheville:  after raining all night, the temperature plummeted around 11AM … Continue reading

Tested in the Kitchen

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>Sooner or later it had to happen:  a room full of diners and a disaster in the kitchen.   No matter how well prepared you think you are when you finally come face to face with that moment it is a … Continue reading

Grape Harvest in Asheville, NC!

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>One of the special memories of my childhood summers in North Carolina is of the Muscadine grapes which grow throughout North and South Carolina but are not much known in the rest of the country. These hardy grapes have a … Continue reading

A New Sign at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

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>The house at 177 Cumberland Avenue, Asheville NC was built in 1901. It has a long history and has passed from being the home of a leading local businessman through a stint as a boarding house and then back to … Continue reading

>This Old House!

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>The Carolina Bed & Breakfast was built in 1901 which makes it pretty old on an American scale (I have French friend who felt cheated by American “Historic” districts. I think she expected log cabins or something. But that’s another … Continue reading