Carolina Bed & Breakfast

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

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 »

Changing Seasons at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast: Balsamic Sauteed Grape Bruschetta 23 Aug 2015, 12:56 pm

August is winding down.  The trees are alive with the sounds of tree frogs and cicadas as they prepare for the autumn.  Sunrise is later and there is a feeling of something new to come in the air. As the seasons change, this is often a slower time for us at the Carolina  Bed &... Read more »

Hotel, AirBnB, or Bed & Breakfast: What’s the Difference? 9 Aug 2015, 12:41 pm

Hotel, AirBnB, or Bed & Breakfast, what’s the difference?  When it comes to lodging you have a lot of choices and it can be confusing if you don’t know what to expect. Each of these options can be a good choice depending on where you are going, what you need and what you expect. Hotels... Read more »

An Innkeeper’s Marathon: Halfway 2 Aug 2015, 12:35 pm

I’m almost halfway through the training for my marathon! I’ve settled into a routine and this week I started running distances further than I have ever run before. I have to admit I was nervous when I set out on my 14 mile run Saturday, which was ridiculous because I have run a half marathon... Read more »

Making a Junction Burger at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast: Beef, Fried Green Tomatoes and Pulled Pork 27 Jul 2015, 12:27 pm

Can you remember when your love affair began with your favorite restaurant?  I can. It was our half-day off from our Asheville Bed and Breakfast and James and I had been to an afternoon movie. We were talking about where we should go for dinner and I said I wanted a burger.  For those of... Read more »

How to Grow Pumpkins in Asheville, NC (or not) 12 Jul 2015, 11:14 am

We didn’t actually set out to grow pumpkins at our Bed and Breakfast in Asheville, NC. It pretty much came about by accident.  Whether or not we will succeed is yet to be seen. How did it happen? When we bought the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in September of 2009 it needed a lot of... Read more »

Sunrise above Asheville: An Innkeeper’s Marathon 27 Jun 2015, 11:11 am

Training Week two This week had the first of the longer runs in the training cycle:  nine miles on Saturday.  It also coincided with the onset of some seriously hot summer weather.  Running between the hours of 9:30-3:30 (my windows of “free” time) was out of the question.  Thunderstorms and rain took the evenings away... Read more »

Summertime Food: Grilled Oysters and Watermelon Cupcakes! 21 Jun 2015, 11:02 am

Have you ever noticed how there are some things people eat all year round and there are others which seem to remain more true to the season? So true to the Summer season I am happy to share with you a recipe for Watermelon Cupcakes from the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, and a great new... Read more »
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