An Innkeeper’s Secrets: Easy Ways to Decorate Your Plate

We really do “eat with our eyes first”. How a dish looks on the plate plays a large role in whether we decide to eat it or not and it also enhances the sensory experience tremendously. Even though I was … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

First Time at A B&B? How to Get the Most Out of Your B&B Experience.

You’ve decided that maybe a B&B really is a “better way to stay” than an anonymous hotel with cookie cutter rooms. Now how do you make sure that you’re really getting all the benefits of a bed and breakfast when … Continue reading

First Time at a B&B Series: Giving up Control

Let’s face it. Innkeepers aren’t supposed to say this but there are some guests that are just “difficult”. You can usually tell from the first phone call. They may demand answers to what seem like a million questions or call … Continue reading

Ten Quirky Little Things That Make Us Love Asheville

In Asheville you’re likely to see bumper stickers that quote philosophers and literary figures. A recent citing: “Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. Voltaire” In Asheville, a trip to the local grocery store includes buskers serenading … Continue reading

First Time at A B&B – Bed and Breakfast Etiquette: Whispering and Tiptoeing around the Museum!

This is the latest in our series, First Time at a Bed and Breakfast? Many if not most B&Bs are in antique homes. Old houses have a charm that you just can’t get anywhere else. Old homes may not always … Continue reading

First Time at A B&B – Bed and Breakfast Etiquette: Breakfast Etiquette.

This is the latest in our series, First Time at a Bed and Breakfast? Breakfast etiquette is also different at a B&B. Unlike a hotel restaurant, the small staff at a B&B dictates specific times for service and limitations on … Continue reading

First Time at A B&B – Bed and Breakfast Etiquette: Should I leave a tip at a B&B?

This is the latest in our series, First Time at a Bed and Breakfast? Tipping is a touchy subject for some people. The unwritten rules about who to tip and how much seem incomprehensible at times. Sometimes it seems like … Continue reading

First Time at A B&B – Bed and Breakfast Etiquette: Reservations and Cancellations

This is the latest in our series, First Time at a Bed and Breakfast? People considering a B&B for the first time usually have lots of questions about what to expect. They also have lots of questions about what is … Continue reading

First Time at a Bed and Breakfast? What are the amenities like at a B&B?

This is the latest in our series, First Time at a Bed and Breakfast? People considering a B&B for the first time usually have lots of questions about what to expect. One of the most common questions is “will I … Continue reading