Thursday, December 3, 2009

New Comedy Club in Asheville

There’s a new comedy club in town, Funny Business Comedy Club . The club is located in the lower level of the historic S&W Cafeteria Building in downtown Asheville. Shows are Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. They bring Asheville high caliber comedian's that you have seen on Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, HBO, Leno, Letterman and more! So get your laugh on next time you’re staying at our Asheville Bed and Breakfast.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Signs of Spring

Wow, what a difference a week makes. We have had highs in the 70's for the past 5 days. Flowers are starting to bloom all around. I have even noticed a few cherry trees blooming.

Monday, March 2, 2009

A Day in White

Spring is just around the corner. We see signs of it everywhere. Crocuses and daffodils are starting to bloom. Signs of tulips are just emerging from the earth, buds on the trees...yes, hints of spring are everywhere. TAG and I are both anxious and ready for it can't help but to be excited for Springs arrival when you are teased with the burst of color that is about to bust on the scene!

Well, yesterday Mother Nature had other things in mind. She reminded us that Winter is not quite over...just yet. Here in Asheville, I think snow fell more than it had all Winter. We probably had at least 4 inches accumulation. Just when we thought we had enough, the beautiful blanket of white beckoned us outside. We took a few photos around the Bed & Breakfast. What a fabulous day we had and reminder that we also love Winter and all it's beauty.
We hope you enjoy the pictures that we took of this day in white.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Happy & Prosperous New Year, Gratitude, & Highlights for 2008

Here we are, well into 2009 and we just want to thank each and everyone of you that has stayed with us here at Asheville Seasons Bed & Breakfast!
We truly appreciate you and your business.
We still consider ourselves a new Bed & Breakfast here in Asheville, NC.
Operating a Bed & Breakfast is a lot of work and a labor of love. We love old homes and we love meeting people. We have met some very interesting people since opening our doors July 20, 2007.
Some of you have even become; what we hope to be life long friends. Many of you have passed on some of your families’ recipes, some have shared some gardening tips, and some of you have inspired new ideas. Many of you have become repeat guests and many of you refer us to family and friends.

Here are a few of many highlights of 2008…

May 2008
We had a couple that was referred to us. They were here celebrating a very special 30 year anniversary. We truly enjoyed them both and feel honored to have met them. We truly wish them much happiness and many more anniversaries! You know who you are! Bless you both and hope to see you in early Spring!

July 2008
On our 1 year anniversary of being B&B owners, one of our valued and repeat guest (an average visit of every 3-4 months) presented us with a beautiful grand hand tuned wind chime. TAG insisted on hanging it on too high of a tree branch.
It looks fabulous and the soothing sound from the chime pulls you to the front porch. We are sure all of our guests will agree and we hope all of you enjoy it as much as we do.
THANK YOU John & Sue! We love it!!

October 2008
I just love helping someone put together a surprise…and that I did when Ricky came onto the scene for his 7 year anniversary! I was even jealous! To make a long story short…picture rose petals scattered down the hall that led to their room, more scattered rose petals around the room, a special cake for two that was a recreation of the top of their wedding cake, a recreation the wedding bouquet, champagne, an 8x10 black & white wedding photo in a lovely silver frame and their wedding day video transferred to DVD; which was sent overnight to the B&B. WOW! This took several weeks to pull off and several secret emails between Ricky and I. Who said men do not pay attention to detail? Needless to say, there was not a dry eye in the house!
Men take notes!

November 2008
The night after Halloween, we had a costume theme party! The inspiration for the theme came from the Historic Ghost Trolley that the Historic Asheville Trolley Tours run on Saturday evenings through out the year. It was lots of fun having friends and guests join us for an evening of music, drinks and hors d’oeuvres prior to boarding the trolley for some Asheville haunts and spine tingling stories. We want to thank everyone who attended and a big thank you to the Historic Asheville Trolley Tours for picking us up and dropping us of right here from our front door! Good times!

November/December 2008
We had a family from Texas who has a pre-Christmas celebration week (no spouses or children) every year. They have been doing this pre-celebration for 13 years, visiting a different city of interest each year. They were a very interesting family to meet and lots of fun! We are glad they chose Asheville this year and a big THANK YOU for making us your home away from home and your generosity. Keep up the animal rescue efforts!! You all rock!

Then of course, and we can not say it enough…our repeat guests and guest referrals are ALWAYS a highlight. Each and every time! You all know who you are!
It is the greatest compliment one can receive and really helps us get our name out there.

Thank you to those folks who have given us wonderful write ups on Trip and/or We truly appreciate the kind words.

We wish each and every one of you a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous 2009!
We hope to see you all again here in Asheville soon!

Ginger & TAG
Asheville Seasons Bed & Breakfast

Friday, July 18, 2008

Off the Beaten Track

I was able to get away from our Asheville Bed and Breakfast for a short hike while Ginger took care of some inn business. My friend Ric and I were looking at a forest map for nearby trails and found a trail to the Little Snowball Mountain fire tower site. The hike starts at the intersection of FR63 and the road to the Craggy Gardens picnic area, a half an hour away off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The trail appears to be lightly used, crosses several ridges and has a few steep sections. Along the way wildflowers were in bloom and the long range views are fantastic...a great reminder of why I left a bigger city to come to Asheville with my wife for a complete lifestyle change. Blueberries were growing wild and ripe for the picking, so I helped myself-bush to mouth. Ric and I took advantage of this almost forgotten trail and did some exploring. It was a great day and a much needed break.

We worked up such a ravenous appetite hiking that we made a beeline for 12 Bones BBQ in Asheville’s River Arts District. One of my favorites for good down home cookin’! In my opinion, as well many others; 12 Bones is the best BBQ in all of Western North Carolina. They have great pulled pork, ribs, brisket and terrific sides of collard greens, succotash, corn pudding…I could go on and on. They also have local brew on tap. Nothing like a refreshing cold brew after working up such a sweat…Mmmm just thinking about it makes me want to go back right now…

When you come stay with us here at Asheville Seasons Bed & Breakfast for your mini get away to Asheville, NC, be sure to give 12 Bones a try and venture off the beaten path…
Oh, for you weekenders, 12 Bones is only open M-F and serves until 4pm.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

A week of celebration...

Having a Bed & Breakfast gives you the opportunity to meet some really special people and be a part of their celebrations in life; even if only in an indirect way…
Last week we had such an opportunity. We had a young couple that spent 3 days in Asheville and stayed with us here at Asheville Seasons Bed & Breakfast. Interestingly enough, 3 years ago Jun 14 was their first date…3 years later almost to the day SHE SAID YES!!
We are very excited for Kurt and Lauren and wish them all the best with this new chapter in their life.

The celebrations did not stop there…
A few days later we all raised a glass of champagne to Caroline and Jeff in celebration of 30 FABULOUS YEARS!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! June 17 marked a successful 30 years of marriage and being in love. How fantastic!

We are very happy indeed and proud that we got a glimpse into the lives of these wonderful people. Our best to them and here is to many more years of celebration!!