In looking for a very special place to celebrate my wife's and my anniversary, I spent several hours reading through reviews and researching the many wonderful B & B's scattered throughout Asheville. I kept coming back to the Carolina Bed and breakfast site. It wasn't just that it was a beautiful home in the Montford historical district (it is), or that the photos of the rooms were charming and vibrant (they are) or that the location is perfect - an easy walk into the center of Asheville (it is); instead, it was the repeated raves about James and Susan Warren, the innkeepers.
We stayed in the Goldfinch room on the west side of the house overlooking the gardens and containing a wonderfully comfortable king-sized bed, a gas fireplace, more than adequate closet and a jetted Jacuzzi in the bathroom. The crisp night air in April made sleeping cozy and renewing.
Susan is a master chef, and her breakfasts ( we enjoyed three of them) were also wonderful and unique. Fresh fruit abounded, and the entrees varied from sweet to savory, from asparagus quiche to Belgium waffles with fresh strawberries and cream. In the evenings, they provide a wine and hors d'oeuvres gathering that is lovely. Creative treats, nice wine and a chance to mingle with other guests. Finally, Susan creates a lovely bedtime sweet which is slipped unobtrusively in your room in the evening.
But back to our wonderful hosts, James and Susan. James takes care during breakfast or any time you desire, to ask if he can suggest activities, places to explore and restaurants to sample. he even made reservations for us our second night. These are people who have led full and interesting lives, living in Asia, Europe and the US, and who graciously treat their guests as good friends.
One really feels as if they are sharing a special place with special friends. I would recommend the Carolina Bed and Breakfast to anyone who wants a truly memorable experience instead of just a place to spend the night (s).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Carolina Bed and Breakfast is located in the historic Montford District near great restaurants and shops, and a short drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Biltmore Estate. Guests enjoy a cozy fireplace in winter and cool drinks on the front porch in summer. The spacious rooms showcase the owner’s art and antique collections. Amenities include luxurious linens, comforters, and whirlpools or Jacuzzi tubs. Bountiful gourmet breakfasts are prepared with fresh, local ingredients. ... more less
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