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Springtime in Asheville- Our Top Ways to Make the Most of Spring in the Mountains

March 24th, 2016 by abedofroses

My number 1 favorite thing about Asheville- Springtime! Spring here in the western North Carolina Mountains is long and glorious. It is my favorite time of year. The afternoon sun is warm and the mornings are crisp. Everything is starting to bud and a fresh green gradually spreads over the hillsides. It’s the perfect time […]

A Bed of Roses’ Top Three Romantic Places to Dine in Asheville

February 7th, 2016 by abedofroses

Bed and Breakfast owners are always asked to suggest Romantic Restaurants for their guests, especially around Valentine’s Day. In Asheville we have so many to choose from, but Bill and I have our favorites. Sampling our local restaurants is one of our favorite “perks” from running a B&B! For Valentine’s Day, or any romantic celebration, […]

Recipes from the Kitchen of A Bed of Roses. Quick and Easy Mango Avocado Grilled Chicken Salad

August 20th, 2015 by abedofroses

This summer we have been relishing all the perfectly ripe mangoes and avocados at the grocers. Grilled boneless chicken breasts pair wonderfully with these creamy delights on a bed of mixed greens for a light and delicious summer supper. The recipe is made in three parts- the marinade, the chicken and the mango-avocado salsa, all displayed […]

Recipes from the Kitchen of A Bed of Roses. A Savory Asparagus Taragon Strata

July 25th, 2015 by abedofroses

This delicious strata is perfect for brunch with a minted fruit salad and some sweet and spicy sausage, or for a special luncheon with a nice salad and a glass of white wine. For the sweet and spicy sausage, cook as directed, put aside, wipe out pan and add jalapeño jelly. Melt the jelly and […]

Special Fall Farms and Artisans Tour

July 20th, 2015 by abedofroses

This Fall get off the beaten track and enjoy the autumn colors of one of the most beautiful valleys in Western North Carolina. A Bed of Roses, along with the Inns of the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association, is offering our guests a rare opportunity to explore the hidden treasures of Big Sandy Mush where […]

Beat the Summertime Heat in the Mountains of Western North Carolina

June 20th, 2015 by abedofroses

Summertime in Asheville offers so many ways to enjoy your stay, from Summer Festivals and concerts to Shakespeare under the stars. It also has some wonderful ways to beat the heat! Slip down the chilly mountain waters of Sliding Rock, go whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River or take a picnic to Craggy Gardens on […]

In Asheville Food Begins with Breakfast, and this Month it’s all about Local Western North Carolina Cheeses!

March 31st, 2015 by abedofroses

In April all of the inns in the Asheville Bed and Breakfast Association will be celebrating local cheeses from Western North Carolina. Come celebrate with us! The Asheville area has a dazzling number of high quality artisanal dairies and creameries, many open for tours and tastings. This month they will be hosting the WNC Cheese […]

Recipes from A Bed of Roses: Italian Egg Cups with Proscuito de Parma

February 15th, 2015 by abedofroses

Proscuito de Parma makes these convenient individual serving, crustless quiches just heavenly. The smoky flavor permeates the entire dish. We prefer thinly sliced Proscuito that is imported from Parma rather than the domestic varieties. Relatively low-fat, using non-fat yogurt in the egg filling, you can make this dish even healthier by using a low-fat grated Mexican cheese. […]

The History Behind Our Beloved Holiday Traditions and the Best Ways to Celebrate them in Asheville: Part 1- The Christmas Tree.

December 4th, 2014 by abedofroses

T’is the season! We love Christmastime and all the trappings, decorating the tree, singing carols, eating holiday goodies, kissing under the mistletoe, exchanging gifts with our loved ones. But what is behind the traditions we hold so dear? Many of them were popularized during the Victorian era, the period in which our inn, A Bed […]

Asheville Inn-Sider’s Holiday Package: Spotlight on New Morning Gallery and the Amazing John Cram

November 22nd, 2014 by abedofroses

When we at the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association decided to compile a curated list of the best Holiday Shopping destinations in Asheville to share with our guests, New Morning Gallery was at the very top of my list. My family and friends have been the recipients of New Morning Gallery one-of-a-kind gifts every year […]

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