Join us for the 2011 Spring INN Asheville tour of B&Bs! The tour of fourteen fantastic Asheville inns takes place April 16th & 17th. Sponsored by the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association, proceeds will benefit MANNA Food Bank. A Bed of Roses will be on the tour Saturday the 16th between 12 noon and 4PM. Some wonderful independent Asheville area restaurants are partnering with the inns to provide food and we are so proud to partner with Rezaz restaurant in Biltmore Village! The restaurant, named after its Owner and Chef, Reza Setayesh is well known and loved in Asheville for its outstanding Mediterranean cuisine and impeccable service. Come enjoy the beautiful historic properties and gardens, taste some delectable food along the way and you can even take advantage of the opportunity to win a $250 Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association Gift Certificate. For more information go to http://www.ashevillebba.com/tour.
Archive for March, 2011
March 14th, 2011 by abedofroses
March 4th, 2011 by abedofroses
A Bed of Roses is a Victorian Bed & Breakfast with 5 unique, antique filled guest rooms, perfect for an immediate family group visiting Asheville for your wedding or special event. Whether it’s the family of the bride or groom, relatives from out of town, the bridesmaids, groomsmen or a group of friends coming to the wedding, the elegant yet intimate setting of our Queen Anne Victorian home will make the experience all the more memorable for your guests. A full gourmet breakfast is included and is served in our dining room, which seats 10. Free WiFi is available throughout the house.
Rental of the entire inn is $779.00 ($825.00 during the month of October) per day plus tax. Total state and county taxes in our locale are 11.75%. If you would like to use our facility for an event such as a Bride’s Brunch, a luncheon or for a small ceremony an event fee of $250.00 will be charged. Catering, entertainment, flowers, equipment rentals such as folding chairs and tables, or a minister would be your responsibility. A 50% deposit is required with the balance due two weeks prior to the first arrival. Rental of the inn does not included kitchen access, however arrangements for caterers to have access during certain hours can be made at our discretion.
Be sure to make your arrangement early to ensure availability of the entire inn, particularly for the busy Spring and Fall seasons.
March 4th, 2011 by abedofroses
A Bed of Roses was built around 1897 by Oliver Davis Revell as an investment property for Mrs J.B. Gray. O.D. Revell, a successful developer and self made man, was fatherless as an infant and an orphan by the age of 16, but grew from a talented carpenter to a shrewd businessman, building many variants of the Queen Anne style in Asheville. Shortly after Mrs. Gray was widowed, in 1897 O.D. Revel and Carolyn Gray were married, combining their fortunes and expanding his success into the former Indian Territories of Oklahoma. The Oliver Davis Room, the Revell Room and the Carolyn Gray Room are all named after this couple.
The Historic Register of Asheville lists the house as the Marvin B. Wilkinson House. Mr. Wilkinson purchased the house in 1904 and was its first long-term occupant. The Wilkinson room is named in his honor.
Architecturally, the home is a Queen Anne Victorian featuring a large second story polygonal corner projection or turret with a broad ogee roof. The Turret Suite occupies this corner projection and stretches across the front façade of the house, opening to the right hand balcony through a broad glass paned door. The front porch is characterized by stylized Doric columns sitting on stone pedestals.
Situated to the back of a long narrow expanse of lawn, flowering trees and gardens, the building beckons you to follow the long path in and explore this peaceful remnant of Victorian history.