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Ernesto & Megan

Our Asheville Bed and Breakfast is small with just five guest rooms and a dining area for twelve maximum.  Therefore, we don't promote weddings at our inn.  But last year a young couple assured us that their wedding party would be very small and the ceremony would only take a few hours, so we agreed - especially since it was during our slow season.

Megan & Ernesto, the bride and groom, live and work in Asheville, and are raising two great boys who they included in the  ceremony.

Asheville Wine & Food Festival August 24 & 25, 2012

The New York Post named the Asheville Wine & Food Festival one of the best of its kind in the country.  It features fine local, national, and international wines, great local restaurants, and craft beer & spirits.  And, the festival takes place less than a mile from our Asheville Bed and Breakfast.

On Friday, August 24th it's Sweet, featuring locally made desserts, sparkling wines and spirits in the historic Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville . 

Bele Chere 2012

The 34th annual Bele Chere Music & Arts Festival takes place on the streets of downtown Asheville, North Carolina on Friday, July 27 through Sunday, July 29, 2012.  It is the largest free outdoor street festival in the Southeast, featuring original live music and the region's finest art & cuisine.

Check out the official Bele Chere web site for more details, a map, and the schedule of events.  Plan for crowds as the festival usually draws 200,000 plus visitors daily.

2012 Spring Tour of Asheville Bed and Breakfasts - June 9th & 10th

The Asheville Bed and Breakfast Association is hosting the second annual spring tour of inns. This year's two day event is scheduled for Saturday, June 9th and Sunday, June 10th, and will feature 15 of our historic properties.  In addition to visiting these beautiful homes and gardens, tour goers will be able to sample delicious food from some of Asheville's best independently owned restaurants and caterers.

The Hunger Games

"The Hunger Games", a major motion picture released this year, was filmed in North Carolina in the spring and summer of 2011.  The movie is based on the trilogy written by Suzanne Collins.

Biltmore Festival of Flowers April 7 - May 20, 2012

Welcome spring with thousands of tulips and acres of azaleas as Biltmore celebrates its 27th anniversary of Festival of Flowers.  Experience the beauty of century old gardens throughout the 8,000 acre estate.

In April, thousands of tulips in the Walled Garden and around the estate will shine in hues of red, gold, pink, and purple.  By May, the show continues with irises, peonies and acres of azaleas, with summer blooms soon to follow.

Additional festival activities include:

LaZoom Valentine Tours, Asheville, North Carolina February 10 - 14, 2012

If you've spent any time in Asheville, North Carolina you've probably seen the slow moving, packed, purple LaZoom bus with some strange characters in and near it - like the singing nun Sister Bad Habit on her bicycle.

This year LaZoom has provided yet another great reason to get on the bus for a "total body gigglegasm for Valentine's Day".  This tour offers a ride for couples with games, performance, special guests, mayhem, and with a stop at a super secret location with a romantic live band.

Asheville Small Plate Crawl

Sample some of the best of Asheville, North Carolina's culinary scene in the Small Plate Crawl scheduled for Tuesday, February 21st through Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 from 11:30 AM to 9 PM each day.


Dozens of independent restaurants will create special small plate menus priced from $3 to $8.  Participating restaurants are located in downtown Asheville and in other areas throughout the city.

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