Carolina Bed & Breakfast

177 Cumberland Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Innkeeper(s): James and Susan Murray

Inside Asheville: Interview with a Florist at the Biltmore 22 Nov 2015, 12:00 pm

Over the past six years I have interviewed a number of craftsmen and artists about their lives and businesses here in Asheville.  These have been some of my favorite blogs to write for our Asheville Bed and Breakfast website.  So I was delighted when I found myself seated at a dinner next to woman who... Read more »

Thanksgiving Baking: Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes 13 Nov 2015, 9:58 am

No sooner had I posted a picture of our delicious little Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes than the request was made for the recipe.  Everyone seems to be in the mood for some Thanksgiving baking! So this morning I quickly whipped up a second batch so I could try some adjustments to the seasoning before posting.  And... Read more »

Thanksgiving Baking: Pecan Pie Cupcakes. 11 Nov 2015, 11:38 am

Poor Thanksgiving.  It’s one of my favorite holidays and it so often gets lost between the excitement of Halloween and the hype of Christmas.  There’s not a lot to the holiday:  it’s about baking, food, family and appreciating all we have. (Although to my mind, that is a great deal!).  But we try to respect... Read more »

Ten Ways to get the Best out of October in Asheville, NC 5 Nov 2015, 10:08 am

October has passed. The leaves have put on their show. Nights are getting longer and days are colder.  The crowds are dwindling and the pace is slowing.  This year, 2015,  was the busiest ever for the Carolina Bed & Breakfast with close to 100% occupancy for the month.  Asheville has been crazy, traffic impossible and... Read more »

Apple Picking near Asheville, NC! 25 Oct 2015, 6:15 am

This was it!  The week when the leaves were at, or nearing, peak color and the weather was perfect: warm sunshine and cold nights.  James and I had plans to take advantage of this lovely confluence of events and take a full day off from the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in order to climb Grandfather... Read more »

The Ten Best Restaurants in Asheville, 2015 18 Oct 2015, 10:28 am

It’s that time of year again when James and I review our recommended restaurant list which we compile based on our experiences as well as that of our guests at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast over the past year.  As always there are some new restaurants which need mentioning and there are some which sadly... Read more »

An Innkeeper’s Marathon: The Final 12 Oct 2015, 6:36 am

It’s been a long road (literally and figuratively) and I could not have done this without the help and support of a great many people.  So I would like to take a little bit of your time and thank them here. Firstly, James gets a special thank you for supporting me (and proudly announcing to... Read more »

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Spiced Apple and Pear Compote: An October Breakfast 3 Oct 2015, 10:01 am

As I write this I can see the rain pouring down outside my window at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast. For most of us on the East Coast we have had to forgo the usual pleasures of early Fall with it’s warm sunlight and late summer harvests. Instead, in less than four days we have... Read more »

Hiking Black Balsam Knob (Again) 27 Sep 2015, 9:48 am

As our car pulled out of the drive from our Asheville Bed and Breakfast, I thought how it had been way too long since James and I had been on a hike.  As a matter of fact, the last time James and I went hiking was June of 2014.  And the ironic part is that... Read more »

An Innkeeper’s Marathon: Three-Quarters of the Way There (Send me your music!) 20 Sep 2015, 4:16 am

Yesterday I ran 20 miles, the longest run of my training.  I’m three-quarters of the way there.  Four weeks from today I will leave our Asheville Bed and Breakfast and be in Chicago running my first (and most probably only) marathon. There have been good runs and bad runs and even a few awful ones. ... Read more »
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