In the Spring the mountains are alive with spring flowers everywhere and the gardens here in the Montford Historic District are bursting with color. Come soak up the spirit of spring on our cozy front porch and stroll through the gardens at the Biltmore Estate. The Biltmore Blooms Festival runs from March 19th through May 26th this year. Start off with a fresh bouquet of flowers, chocolate truffles and a sparkling beverage waiting for you in your room. Then enjoy dinner at your choice of outstanding independent local restaurants. Two tickets to the Biltmore Estate and Gardens as well as Antler Village and the Biltmore Winery are included and they are good for two consecutive days, so you will have lots of time to tour the mansion and enjoy the beautiful gardens. This year admission to the Estate includes the Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film Exhibit with costumes and exquisite floral displays throughout the house! This package can be added to a two night stay at any of our rooms for $233. Good through June 10th.
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January 21st, 2015 by abedofroses
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 for nearly as long as the shop and gallery has been open. Long before I lived in Asheville my family introduced me to this exquisite collection of unique arts and crafts and it’s been my go-to place to buy gifts ever since. In that time I’ve witnessed how one man over the course of 40 years spearheaded a renaissance here in Asheville, not just with one wonderful gallery of gifts. When John Cram opened New Morning Gallery in 1972, Asheville was not yet the cultural destination that it is now and he played a big part in bringing art and culture to the city. This is evidenced by the State of North Carolina awarding him it’s greatest civilian honor in Fine Arts in 2013.
He created the Annual Village Art & Craft Fair shortly after opening New Morning Gallery.
He then went on to help revive Biltmore Avenue in downtown Asheville by opening the Blue Spiral Gallery. He bought the theater next door that was known for screening porn movies and made it into The Fine Arts Theatre, Asheville’s home for art and independent films. Then Bellagio, “art to wear” in Biltmore Village followed with one of a kind fashion and Bellagio Every Day on Biltmore Avenue downtown. We are so honored to have John Cram and his “Blue Spiral” of shops and galleries participate in our Asheville Inn-siders Holiday Package. Watch him talk about his life and how Asheville has grown and come to life in this video.
The Asheville Inn-Sider’s Holiday Package: Stay, Shop & Play Package is available Nov. 19, 2014 to Thursday, Jan. 3, 2015. Add it to any two night reservation at A Bed of Roses now.
May 6th, 2012 by abedofroses
On May 8th The Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association (ABBA) is unveiling a brand new look with a Ribbon Cutting to celebrate our exciting new Interactive Kiosk at the Asheville Visitor’s Center. A Bed of Roses is a proud member of ABBA and we’re excited about this event! Now you can walk up to a beautiful touch screen animation of our new logo and request information on any of our member inns, search for inns by location or amenities and even book a room right there! We’ve been busy creating a brand new website with a new logo that we’re unveiling at the same time and we at A Bed of Roses are so proud of all the people in this great organization that have worked hard to get this project off the ground.
The Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association consists of 16 member inns that come together to encourage visitors to experience Asheville from the welcoming home base of a B&B. It’s truly a “better way to stay” as the Professional Association of Innkeepers International has been saying with their campaign to educated the public to the exceptional experience that staying at a B&B affords.
Each and every inn in our organization has something different and exceptional to offer. An ABBA Inn may be a Queen Anne Victorian like ours, or an Arts & Crafts style home or a cabin nestled in the mountains. You can totally tailor your visit to Asheville to fit your style, your budget and your imagination by choosing an ABBA inn. You can call any of our inns or the ABBA main number and be assured that if they don’t have what you’re looking for they will help find an inn that does. We, as an organization make sure that all of our inns are of the highest quality so we can feel good about referring our guests to them.
ABBA, by operating as a group, can also offer special experiences and discounts for Asheville area activities. When you go to our new website you can visit our “Specials” page for opportunities available to ABBA inn guests only.
If you can’t join us at the Asheville Visitors Center, be sure to check out all the changes on our new website at http://ashevillebba.com!
March 31st, 2012 by abedofroses
Celebrate that special occasion with a romantic dinner for two in one of Asheville’s outstanding independent restaurants. Arrive to flowers, chocolate truffles and a bubbly beverage in your room along with a gift certificate for dinner at the restaurant of your choice. See the dining section of our Asheville area attractions page for inspiration.
Add this package to any of our rooms for $130.
March 9th, 2012 by abedofroses
This simple, luscious caramel sauce is easy to make and adds a rich decadent touch to breakfast waffles or any dessert.
- 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 3 Tbs Water
- 2 Tbs Butter
- 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1/2 tsp real vanilla extract
- Mix the brown sugar and water in a small saucepan
- Bring to a low boil and simmer 5 minutes
- Add butter and continue to simmer just until it dissolves
- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and cream.
- Cool slightly.
Serve over waffles topped with apples sautéed in butter, cinnamon and brown sugar for a special weekend breakfast treat!
October 7th, 2011 by abedofroses
We’ve gotten two requests from guests this week for this recipe and it is so simple that I’m almost embarrassed to share it. This is for Bonnie and Nevada. I hope you enjoy making it at home!
I love grapefruit just as they are with no adornment at all, but to make them even better, I like to bake them with a little brown sugar and top with a dab of homemade cranberry sauce. It’s simple yet elegant. Here’s how.
- Preheat the oven to 350°.
- Line a metal baking pan with aluminum foil.
- Cut two grapefruit in half crosswise and trim the bottoms to make sure they sit flat and level in the pan.
- Section the grapefruit with a sharp knife. I highly recommend a two sided grapefruit knife. The double blade on one end cuts both sides of the membrane in one motion, then the scoop blade cuts the back and bottom for easy eating.
- Top each grapefruit half with 1 Tbs of brown sugar.
- For each half cut 1 pat of butter in half and place on top.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove to individual plates and fill the center hole with just enough homemade cranberry sauce to cover it.
Serves 4. See recipes below for cranberry sauce.
Two Cranberry Sauce Recipes- the Long and the Short Versions
I keep a jar of this cranberry sauce in my fridge, since we make this dish so often. I’ve never tried freezing it, but I can’t see why not!
The Long Elaborate Version:
- 1 cup Ruby Port
- 2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 12 oz bag fresh cranberries
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/3 cut sugar
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- orange zest to taste
- Bring port and cinnamon sticks to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
- Add dried cranberries and simmer 3 more minutes.
- Add fresh cranberries, water and sugar and bring to a boil, stirring.
- Reduce heat, cover and simmer stirring often for about 20 minutes, until sauce is thickened and berries have collapsed.
- Discard cinnamon sticks and refrigerate.
The Short and Easy Version:
- Take 1 can whole cranberries
- Mix with a dash of ground cloves, ground nutmeg and ground cinnamon.
- Microwave on high for 2 minutes
February 11th, 2011 by abedofroses
Is this a special occasion? Would you like a little something special awaiting you in your room? This includes a special in-season floral bouquet, delicious chocolate truffles and a sparkling beverage.