Monday, February 25, 2008

Taking a Day Off

TAG and I decided to take the day off from the day to day business of running Asheville Seasons Bed & Breakfast. We started out with good intentions. Had a full day of work planned. By noon TAG decided it was such a beautiful day, he couldn't be inside working any longer. So, we took a drive to the DuPont State Forest to do a little hike. It is only about a 40 minute drive SW of Asheville. The DuPont State Forest is a massive 10,000 acres with about 900 hiking trails. BOY ARE WE TIRED! Kidding....We actually did a small hike to Triple Falls and Hooker Falls, which is about a 3 mile RT trek. Before Triple Falls was actually in our sights, you could hear the orchestra of the rushing and falling water. What a breathtaking sight. Nature never ceases to amaze us. Needless to say, it was a much needed break. We went for relaxation and rejuvenation and that is exactly what we got. We definitely recommend this little trip to Triple Falls. There are even picnic tables and primitive bathroom facilities (port-a-potty) if you want to make a longer day of it. Pack a lunch, bring a book, and just relax by losing yourself in nature. Don't forget your camera...
Following are a few photos of our day.

Tag with his Daisy dog.

Friday, February 22, 2008

We've been busy!

First, let me start off by saying we went into the test kitchen last week, and TAG's memory did not fail him. He made another wonderful batch of cookies. They are a hit. I say, I think we have a signature cookie...hey, maybe TAG should start making the breakfasts in the mornings...

Well, the winter has been nice, but not quite as busy as Spring, Summer, and Autumn. We have taken advantage of some of the extra time and went to work on making a few changes...maybe a better word would be additions. We finally went to Orlando to get our Armoire, which is now the focal point of the Foyer. We also have started that library that has been "coming soon". We really like how it looks so far. We have added some artwork, sconces, and mirrors here and there through out the Inn. We hope you all like the small additions we have made. Our hope is that you feel comfortable, relaxed, and welcomed the minute you walk through our door.
With all of the additions, if you have stayed in our Spring room in the past, then you know the story behind the bed. Our "Spring" bed delivery was delayed by 3 months and a few days. A few of you have already seen it. For those of you that haven't we will take this opportunity to include a sneak peak of a picture. It has not yet been updated on our website

a peak at the "Spring" bed
I just love the details
definitely the focal point in this bedroom

the new armoire in the Foyer
again, it's the details...

get comfortable and enjoy a book

a little addition to our Autumn room

a little find that has winter all over it

Be sure to log back in to check back to see what other exciting things we are up to.

Friday, February 8, 2008

In the kitchen with...TAG...?

In the Winter, Asheville experiences her shoulder season. TAG and I have had a little more time on our hands. Not that we aren't busy. More on that later.
TAG, who only cooks if a grill is involved, was having a major sugar craving. He decided to actually get in the kitchen and experiment when he realized that I wasn't interested in giving in to his addictive state. I have to say, the outcome was surprisingly good. No, fantastic! He actually created the most delicious cookie I think I have ever had. I was impressed. So much so that I was frantic for him to write down exactly everything he did and how much of whatever ingredients he put in this YUMMY batch of cookies. Unfortunately, he doesn't know what a measuring cup is. We will put his recipe and memory to the test this weekend. If they turn out the way his first batch did, I think these cookies will become our signature cookie at Asheville Seasons B&B. to put a name to the cookie...