Asheville has always been a tourist town because of its gorgeous mountain surroundings. But, it also has a unique character that you won't find in too many small towns in the South.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a national treasure that was built by public works programs started during the Great Depression. It's a scenic highway that traverses the crest of the oldest and most beautiful mountain range in the world. Its beauty is unsurpassed in any season.
There are many reasons to be grateful that spring has finally come to the mountains of North Carolina. This year our number one reason is squirrels. That's right - squirrels.
Asheville's winter weather is very unpredictable. Last year we had just a light dusting of snow on a few days - that was it. This winter we had no snow until February, but it sure made up for lost time.
It may be winter here in the Southern Highlands with the occasional snowfall, but the weather still allows for quite a few great hiking days.
The Christmas decorations at the Biltmore House have become one of the largest holiday displays in the Southeast. Candlelight Evenings are even more magical as they allow guests to experience the hundreds of lighted trees both outside and in the home.
We had the biggest Halloween turnout ever this year at The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast in Asheville.
On October 31, 2013, The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfastis excited to be a part of Go-Trippin with Ghosts and Goblins: Halloween History, Happenings and Haunts. On Halloween, starting at 4pm, meet us on the porch at the inn, where you will receive a walking map that will take you through the Montford Historic District as well as Riverside Cemetery.
Heather has worked as our assistant at The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast for over 7 years - longer than anyone else. She is not only like family now but has become an important part of the day to day operation of the business.
This August she married her long time friend and lover, Austin, at The Farm just outside Asheville. It was a small wedding, but filled with the people most important to the two of them and in a beautiful rural setting.