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Asheville Beer Week is May 25th -June 1st. Come Join the Fun!

April 15th, 2013 by abedofroses

If you haven’t heard, Asheville is Beer City USA again this year and it is a true destination for lovers of craft brewing. Our local paper even has it’s own “beer guy” column. And now for the second year in a row the Asheville Brewers Alliance is hosting a week of tastings, dinners, seminars and […]

The Grove Park Inn Arts & Crafts Conference Includes 3 Shows that are Open to the Public

February 21st, 2013 by abedofroses

The world acclaimed 26th National Grove Park Inn Arts & Crafts Conference is this weekend, February 22nd, 23rd & 24th and will attract Arts & Crafts antique dealers, collectors and tradesmen from all over the world to it’s extensive program of seminars, workshops and shows. Even the New Times hails it as the “most important […]

The Asheville Small Plate Crawl

February 19th, 2013 by abedofroses

On the heels of the successful first Asheville Restaurant Week Feb 1-7 Asheville’s Independent Restaurants are gearing up for the Small Plate Crawl, a delicious and fun 3 day event on February 26th, 27th and 28th. Asheville has been dubbed “Foodtopia” with good reason. The farm to table movement has taken hold in a big […]

Tree Falls on Owner’s Quarters: This Innkeeper is Counting Her Blessings This New Year’s Day

January 1st, 2013 by abedofroses

The deafeningly loud crash and flash of light that woke us from our sleep in the middle of Christmas night was definitely not Santa and his sleigh landing on the roof! High winds and rain conspired with insects that had done their damage hidden from view to crack a giant pine tree in our neighbor’s […]

Recipes from the Kitchen of A Bed of Roses. How to make an old recipe Holiday Worthy: Putting the Soufflé into Herbes de Provence Soufflé.

December 14th, 2012 by abedofroses

A recipe that I inherited from the last innkeeper tasted great and worked well for a house full of guests, but something about it always bothered me. It was called a “soufflé”, but I had my doubts. The recipe called for layering cheese, then a cream mixture, a layer of herbed eggs topped with more […]

Ready or Not Here Comes Santa! Christmas in Asheville

November 21st, 2012 by abedofroses

The Biltmore Estate Candlelight tours have begun, Asheville held its Holiday Parade this past Saturday and the Grove Park Inn’s Gingerbread Competition winners have just gone on display. In spite of my stubborn reluctance to even think about Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving, I can’t help but start to give in to the excitement surrounding […]

Autumn Colors in Asheville – Saying Goodbye to October in the Mountains of Western North Carolina

November 5th, 2012 by abedofroses

The colors have become more muted around Asheville, with tones or rust and gold, but the mountains never cease to be breathtaking. As innkeepers, we are often too busy in October to get out to see the peak fall colors, but we managed to get away last week to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Mount […]

A Community of Innkeepers: The Asheville B&B Association Pulls Together for the Busy Leaf Season

October 17th, 2012 by abedofroses

October is a glorious time to visit Asheville and the Mountains of Western North Carolina. For inns and B&Bs it is our busiest time of year. When disaster, major or minor, strikes an inn in October it is a big deal. There are no “days off” this time of year to deal with untoward events. […]

Eating Indulgence at Cúrate in Asheville

September 5th, 2012 by abedofroses

The other day, purely by coincidence, Bill and I and two separate couples staying at our inn enjoyed tapas at Cúrate on Biltmore Avenue in downtown Asheville. Well, it may have been less coincidence and more good taste and adventurous palates that led us all there. The carefully and artistically prepared authentic Spanish tapas have given […]

LAAFF: The Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival is Back This Weekend Sept 1st and 2nd!

August 30th, 2012 by abedofroses

If any event personifies the Spirit of Asheville in all of its quirkiness it’s the LAAFF festival. This weekend Lexington Avenue will be full of interactive art, costumed characters galore, great music and food, as well as vendors showing off their incredibly creative wares and services. There will be 8 soundstages each with its own […]