We have exciting news to share! A Bed of Roses Bed & Breakfast is reopening to the public on Wednesday May 27th, 2020. We have been very busy preparing for our guests’ return and we would like to share with you what we have been doing and what you can expect when you come to visit us in Asheville.
We entered North Carolina’s Phase II of the COVID-19 recovery plan on Friday May 22nd. This was such good news for our local restaurants, small businesses as well as the Bed and Breakfasts of Asheville. Things will not be totally “back to normal”, though, as I’m sure you know. The entire country is dealing with the corona virus emergency in different ways, so we want you to know how we are dealing with it here. The “new normal” will help protect you, our guests, as well as the city of Asheville from increasing spread of COVID-19.
What to Expect in Asheville
Our restaurants and shops are now reopening, in stages, with more opening every day. Indoor as well as outdoor dining are operating at reduced capacity, although you may see some restaurants adding to their outdoor seating. Many restaurants that are not open yet will provide take out. Tables will be spaced to comply with social distancing and in some cases you may find new plexi-glass separators between tables or between the front desk staff and patrons. They are doing everything they can to give you the outstanding quality food and ambiance that our restaurant scene has been nationally recognized for.
Asheville is surrounded by amazing natural beauty and many if not all of our State and National Parks and recreation areas as well as extensive greenways are open. There are so many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors while practicing social distancing! Before you go be sure to check to see which parking areas are open. Some will be closed to avoid crowds forming. Come enjoy our mountain views, waterfalls and river walks!
More exciting news! The Biltmore Estate and Gardens are now fully open! The largest home in America is a must see attraction while you are in the Asheville area. We are a quick 10 minute drive from the massive estate. The Biltmore will be operating at reduced capacity as well, and entry reservations are required. Check with us when you make your reservation at A Bed of Roses about our Biltmore packages and discounted tickets.
What to Expect at A Bed of Roses
Here at A Bed of Roses we have implemented strict safety measures in order to protect our guests and our staff. Remember, my husband, Bill and I live here too, so we are highly invested in providing a clean and safe environment and home.
We will be offering contactless check-in for those who prefer it. If you would rather be checked-in in person we will be wearing facemasks and ask that our guests do the same in the common areas. Please supply your own masks or cloth face covering. In Buncombe County they have enacted an order to require everyone entering a store or business to wear a mask for their own and others’ safety.
We will be providing hand sanitation stations on each floor and we encourage you to use them and, of course, wash your hands often, as we and our staff will be doing.
You will see signs around the inn reminding our guests and staff to maintain 6ft. social distancing, pointing out the symptoms of COVID-19 to watch for and showing how to prevent transmission.
Your room will be fully cleaned and sanitized before your arrival. Your room will be empty at least 24-48 hrs. before your arrival and 24-48 hrs. after your departure. Our housekeeper will wear a facemask and gloves at all times. We have suspended performing “tidies” during your stay for your safety, but arrangements can be made to supply fresh towels and amenities as well as dispose of any trash.
We will continue to serve you a gourmet breakfast every morning, but social distancing will be observed so sadly, no big crowds around the dining room table until Phase III.
We are so happy to be able to welcome you back to A Bed of Roses! Remember, behind those masks are the same friendly innkeepers that have been welcoming you into our home for 10 wonderful years. We are all in this together, so if we each do our part we will be able to get through this crisis and get back to normal sooner. Thank you!