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