A Bed of Roses has a new look! Just in time for Spring, we have launched a brand new website with the help of Inside Out Solutions. New beginnings are sprouting all around the mountains of Western North Carolina and A Bed of Roses has a fresh new beginning as well. Jeff MacCauley has designed our elegant new logo and Murray Lee photographed the inn for us and did a fantastic job capturing the spirit of A Bed of Roses. We believe you’ll find the site easy to navigate as well as lovely to look at. The elegance and warmth of A Bed of Roses really shines through as you explore the website. At the end of August A Bed of Roses transferred ownership and since then we have been working hard to have the website reflect the fresh enthusiasm we have as new innkeepers as well as our love of the Victorian inn that is our new home. We are so fortunate to have found the perfect Bed and Breakfast in the perfect community- Asheville NC. We especially wanted to introduce Nadia and Sasha, our feline hostesses, to our guests. You’ll meet them under “Your Hosts” on the pull down menu for the Inn. Check our blog regularly for area events and specials, including the Spring INN Asheville Tour of inns on April 16th and 17th, as well as recipes and our thoughts about life in the “Paris of the South”, Asheville North Carolina! Please join us on Facebook too!
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April 4th, 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.