Carolina Bed & Breakfast

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

A Real Life American Downton Abbey: The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC 19 Jan 2015, 2:30 pm

One day in the late 1890′s a young girl presented herself at the backdoor of George and Edith Vanderbilt’s spectacular mountain estate, The Biltmore.  Anna Matilda Scarborough had been living with her father, brother and stepmother in the tents of … Continue reading

A New Restaurant in Asheville: Gan Shan Station 11 Jan 2015, 12:26 pm

I’m sure you’ve heard me say this at least a dozen times but things slow down at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, our inn in Asheville, during January and February each year.  But that doesn’t mean things slow down in … Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions: Looking Forward to 2015 in Asheville 29 Dec 2014, 8:01 am

As Innkeepers we often get so caught up in the business of hosting our guests at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast that needed jobs and tasks get shoved aside.  So every year, when the holidays finish and the winter slow … Continue reading

The Best Christmas Cookies 21 Dec 2014, 6:52 am

I love Christmas baking.  There is something about a steady stream of cookie trays going in and out of the oven that means the holidays, good friends and family,  and delicious once-a-year treats.  In addition, it means I can indulge … Continue reading

Eggnog Mini Cupcakes and the Real Thing! 13 Dec 2014, 4:58 am

Recipes for Eggnog flavored mini cupcakes have been all over the internet the past week or so and, since “cocktail cupcakes” are a favorite at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, I decided to try my hand at creating my own … Continue reading

The Next Food Network Star Comes from Asheville? 8 Dec 2014, 4:12 am

This past week I was honored to act as spokesperson for the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association promoting our Holiday Shopping Package on both the local Asheville ABC affiliate and Fox Carolina Morning in Charlotte.  The hook was that I … Continue reading

Holiday Home Decorations in Asheville 30 Nov 2014, 11:12 am

Christmas starts in Asheville the weekend before Thanksgiving when the Biltmore’s Santa beats Macy’s to the punch and closes the Annual Asheville Holiday Parade.  Asheville is known for a lot of things, an early and beautiful spring, wonderful outdoor activities … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Breakfast Recipes from Our Bed & Breakfast 23 Nov 2014, 1:15 pm

You have a house full of people for the holidays and, while you know for sure what you are making for Thanksgiving Dinner, what are you going to give them for breakfast?  It needs to be easy, it needs to … Continue reading

Still More Holiday Shopping in Asheville: The “Inn-Sider’s” Shopping Pass, Part 3 16 Nov 2014, 1:23 pm

This is the final of a three part series about the wonderful holiday shopping opportunity available to guests at our Asheville Bed and Breakfast.  Only true “Inn-Sider’s” can take advantage of this exclusive shopping opportunity with discounts and gifts from … Continue reading

More Holiday Shopping in Asheville: The “Inn-Sider’s” Shopping Pass Part 2 9 Nov 2014, 2:00 pm

This is the second of a three part series on the wonderful holiday shopping opportunities available to our guests with the “Inn-Sider’s” Shopping Pass.  Our friends in the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association have joined together with the Carolina Bed … Continue reading
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