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DOUGH in Asheville makes even baking Croissants a Success for the Home Cook!

April 15th, 2014 by abedofroses

I love to cook and I get plenty of practice making breakfast for our guests at A Bed of Roses, but the idea of baking croissants from scratch was pretty intimidating even for me! Pastry Chef Ali Caulfield at DOUGH in Asheville got me, along with a class of 10 or so other home bakers, […]

Spring is Officially Here! April in Asheville.

April 7th, 2014 by abedofroses

The Cherry Blossoms and the Bradford Pear trees are in full bloom, but the real sign of Spring in this city tucked in the mountains is the first Drum Circle of the season!  This past weekend kicked off the Spring Season in Asheville with the first Drum Circle on Friday night in Pritchard Park and […]

Asheville’s Mardi Gras Parade is the Culmination of Months of Serious Partying!

March 1st, 2014 by abedofroses

The Mardi Gras Parade is Sunday March 2nd and the weather is going to be perfect for the zany and hilarious party. The costumes and floats are always fantastically creative and with a theme of “Where the Wild Things Are” we are really looking forward to a great show! What you may not realize is […]

A New Year’s Retrospective of 2013 from the Pens of Our Guests

January 10th, 2014 by abedofroses

Online reviews are wonderful- there’s no better way of getting the word out there about a place you love (or not!). But the things guests write in our guest books are so much more personal and expressive! We don’t get a chance to read them every day, but how rewarding it is when we do! […]

Biltmore Package

January 10th, 2014 by abedofroses

$107.00 Package is for two daytime tickets at the Biltmore Estate, the Winery and the Gardens. The tickets may be used on two consecutive days. Pricing already includes sales tax. Effective March 20th through January 1st. Book this package with your room reservation >>

Christmas with a Twist: Unique Asheville Holiday Performances

December 20th, 2013 by abedofroses

Asheville is always unique and Christmastime is no exception. Along with the traditional performances of The Nutcracker etc. we have some interesting and fun twists on holiday tradition. The Asheville Community Theater (ACT) is presenting David Sideris’s hilarious and irreverent “Santaland Diaries”  December 19-22. In this one man show, a stint as a Department Store […]

Asheville Over the Holidays- It’s not just the Biltmore!

November 25th, 2013 by abedofroses

There’s a chill in the air and Asheville just held their Holiday Parade and Jinglefest to kick off the holiday season. I’m a purist and refuse to decorate before Thanksgiving, but guess what? Thanksgiving is here! And Christmas is my favorite time of year. The Biltmore Candlelight Evenings are just magical and we will be […]

The Paris of the South; A Taste of Asheville’s Cultural Events

November 15th, 2013 by abedofroses

Asheville has been called the Paris of the South and with good reason. The sidewalk cafés, the abundant art and music as well as theater and cultural events throughout the year make it a very special gem nestled in one of the most beautiful areas of the country. The Asheville Cinema Festival   just recently successfully […]

Recipes from the Kitchen of A Bed of Roses- Aromatic Spice Cookies

October 28th, 2013 by abedofroses

Perfect for a crisp fall day. Come back to the inn from hiking in the western North Carolina Mountains and curl up by the fire with some spice cookies and warm apple cider or tea! . Ingredients: 3/4 cup melted butter 1 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup molasses 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking […]

The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands Oct. 17-20, 2013 Get a head start on your holiday shopping!

September 28th, 2013 by abedofroses

  The Crafts Fair of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild is a wonderful showcase for the best artists in the Appalachians. Twice a year, in July and October, the Southern Highland Craft Guild presents this outstanding exhibit of traditional as well as contemporary crafts and artwork at the US Cellular Center. I never tire of […]