Meet the Innkeepers

The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast Inn, Asheville NC
Jim, Linda, and Cedric

Jim & Linda Palmer moved to Asheville, North Carolina from Tampa, Florida in 2003. They chose The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast, a Blue Ridge Mountains vacation destination, after searching for the ideal place to live and work. Jim and Linda enjoy the day to day activities at the inn and look forward to meeting new guests.

The Palmers worked in public service jobs for thirty years and were ready for a change. The inn has allowed them to meet many interesting guests and share their vacation adventures over the last several years.

Cedric Palmer, the inn's canine mascot, was born in Lincolnton, North Carolina in 2004. He was adopted when he was three months old and has lived at The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast ever since. He quickly assumed the job of concierge, and he graciously accepts gratuities in the form of belly rubs.

Click this link to see Cedric's blog.

Cedric - official Asheville B&B greeter