Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Carolina B&B, Asheville, North Carolina

Author: , March 4th, 2015

Carolina B&B - Asheville, North Carolina

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Asheville’s warm and welcoming Carolina Bed & Breakfast sits on a quiet residential street in the historic Montford district. A short walk through the neighborhood takes you to the middle of downtown, where you can dine at one of the many award winning restaurants or browse through galleries and shops. Or use our lovely Arts and Crafts style home as a base from which to explore the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, or spend a day at the Biltmore Estate.

See the Carolina B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Asheville, North Carolina

Win a Night at An Asheville B&B

Author: , June 20th, 2013

Carolina B&B BreakfastSummer is here and with it lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. One way to take advantage of all that is out there and try some new foods is to purchase a CSA share. (CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. ) Essentially you purchase a share in the crop from a local farm and every week you will receive a box filled with items from that week’s harvest.

Sometimes it can be challenging to know how to use some of these items. Sometimes you may not even know what they are! So here at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast we have come up with an idea to help all of us share in the learning process and have some fun along the way. Oh My CSA! is a recipe contest based on the products in the CSA basket we receive at our Asheville Bed & Breakfast from Full Sun Farm. Every Wednesday starting in July I will post the contents of our basket online.

You can enter every week or just once in order qualify for the grand prize: A gift certificate for a stay at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast. Along the way we will hopefully find some great new foods and dishes to enjoy using the summer harvest.

Contest will run for eleven weeks from July 3-September 11, 2013

Contents of each week’s CSA box will be posted on The Carolina Bed & Breakfast Homepage (www.carolinabb.com) as well as Facebook and Google+ pages on Wednesday afternoons. (https://www.facebook.com/Carolinabedandbreakfast , https://plus.google.com/+CarolinaBedBreakfast/posts )

Recipes must use one or more of the posted ingredients in order to qualify

Recipes using that month’s ingredients must be submitted by midnight on the last day of the month.

One entry per CSA box (to a total of 11 entries per contestant).

Recipes will be judged on creativity, use of the CSA ingredient and taste. The use of more unusual and difficult ingredients will be weighted more heavily (i.e. kohlrabi and mustard greens are better than tomatoes and strawberries!)

Photos of the completed recipe are not required but are requested. Winning recipes and photos will be posted on the Carolina Bed & Breakfast Blog (www.carolinabb.com/blog)

Monthly winners will receive a copy of “Recipes from a Big Family” by Susan Hinkle Murray and will be considered for the Grand Prize (A Gift Certificate for a One Night Stay at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast)

Monthly winners will be announced on the 15th of the following month and the Grand Prize winner will be announced by the beginningof October.

Entries should be emailed to info@ carolinabb.com with the subject line: Oh My CSA!
Please include your contact information.

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Carolina B&B, Asheville

Author: , September 25th, 2011

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Gay Friendly Asheville Area Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Carolina B&B, AshevilleThe Carolina Bed & Breakfast is located on a quiet street tree-lined street in the historic Montford district of Asheville. Whether you choose a pleasant stroll to town to visit one of the many award winning restaurants or shops, visit the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, or spend a day at the Biltmore Estate, you will find yourself happy to return to this cozy, historic house.

In the winter a cheery fire will greet you in the sitting room, in the summer a cool drink and refreshments will await you on either of the two porches where you may sit and enjoy a gentle evening breeze and the birdsong in the gardens around you.

This lovely house was built in 1901 by Richard Sharp Smith, supervising architect of the Biltmore. The spacious Arts & Craft style rooms showcase the unique art and antiques which the owners have collected in their voyages around the world. Your visit will be enhanced by the small touches which make all the difference: a special dessert treat in your room, nibbles by the fireplace in the evening, and personalized service to help make your stay special.

Unlike the Victorian homes of the same era, Arts and Craft Style Houses put more of an emphasis on natural wood, clean lines and simplicity. The Carolina Bed & Breakfast echoes this in its bedrooms. Each room is uniquely decorated with a color scheme and style of its own.

See the Carolina B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here