Carolina Bed & Breakfast

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

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 »

The Chicago Marathon 2015 and an Asheville Innkeeper (Me!) 15 Jun 2015, 10:55 am

That’s right.  This Asheville Innkeeper is training to run in the 2015 Chicago Marathon! How did this come about?  Last year James and I ran in the Asheville Half Marathon.  Running is not James’ thing but I loved the training and the race so when our daughter, Emily, suggested we try to get spots in... Read more »

Our Food Philosophy at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast 7 Jun 2015, 5:58 am

I know what you are thinking. “Food Philosophy? She’s been living in Asheville too long!” But there is a reason for this.  Recently James and I have working on an update of the website for the Carolina Bed & Breakfast.  This has lead to a lot of discussion about what we are and what makes... Read more »

An Asheville Wedding 20 May 2015, 8:10 am

Weddings are always beautiful and occasions for joy so it is particularly wonderful for us when a couple chooses to have their Asheville wedding at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast.  James grumbles about it’s being a lot of extra work but he is just as touched by the ceremony and the love the newly married... Read more »
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