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Veteran’s Day 2013 – Showing Gratitude

November 18th, 2013 by Honey Hill

November 11, 2013, Veteran’s Day, was a special day here at Honey Hill. We were proud to participate in a program sponsored by the Asheville Bed and Breakfast Association honoring veterans and their spouses for their service to our country. The local program was part of the Professional Association of International Innkeepers (PAII) initiative: B&Bs for Vets – A Better Way to Stay.

We hosted two veterans, Army and Navy, and their spouses in our bed and breakfast. What made it even more special was knowing that one couple were victims of Hurricane Katrina and had been displaced as a result of the damage and devastation caused by that hurricane. We were so happy that they were able to take advantage of this program, as they have had such a difficult time in recent years.

Our veterans’ complimentary stay included afternoon snacks, 24/7 hot and cold beverages and a delicious three-course plated breakfast in our dining room. Here are some photos from that day.

Veteran's Day Free stay

Chip and Betty

 

Veteran's Day Free stay

Joe and Melissa

Asheville Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day 2013

October 26th, 2013 by Honey Hill

The holidays are approaching and they are a busy time for us. We have many guests who stay with us for Thanksgiving. One of the questions we are frequently asked is, “Which restaurants are open on Thanksgiving Day?” This year, we’ve decided to post a list of restaurants scheduled to be open for each major holiday, starting with Thanksgiving.

The following restaurants are all members of the local association AIR – Asheville Independent Restaurants and are scheduled to be open on Thanksgiving. I have all hours posted hours of operation provided. Please visit their websites to view menus, location, and contact information. If other area restaurants send me hours of operation, I will update this blog post.

Remember to make your travel and dining reservations early!

Stay tuned for Christmas and New Years Day Restaurant Lists!

Asheville Yacht Club – Tilomorae Daily Kitchen, open at 6:00 PM
32 Ice Bar, open at 4:00 PM
The Bier Garden
Biltmore Estate (admission tickets required): Cedric’s Tavern, The Bistro
Blackbird Café
The Social Lounge & Tapas, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Strada Italiano, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Glass Onion, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Asheville River Arts District 2013 Studio Stroll

June 10th, 2013 by Honey Hill

On June 8 and 9, Asheville’s River Arts District held the first of two Studio Stroll weekends. I was thrilled to slip away from Honey Hill for a few hours on Saturday afternoon to experience it for the first time. More than 180 working artists in 19 historic converted warehouses along the French Broad River, open their studios and galleries to the public.

My friends and I had the option of walking to studios that were located close together. We also took advantage the free trolley rather than drive to some of the studios that were further away from our starting point.

Our first stop was our favorite artist Diane English, owner of the Great Cosmic Happy-Ass Card Co. Diane is a talented mixed media artist who creates original works of art and greeting cards. Her use of color is amazing and the subject matter is often fun and thought-provoking.

I Love My Life - Diane English

I Love My Life – Diane English

 

We hopped off the trolley at the historic Cotton Mill Studios. The building is all that remains of the original textile manufacturing complex owned by the Cone family. As an aside, the Cone sisters (Clarabel and Etta) were art collectors and friends of Picasso, Matisse and Gertrude Stein. They were also friends of Mary Hoyt Reese, the daughter of Captain John Keais Hoyt, who built Engadine, our 1885 Queen Anne Victorian mansion. What drew me to this building was the wonderful trompe l’oeil mural on the façade.

There were numerous artists at work in their studios. I was fascinated by the potters and stopped to watch Maria Andrade Troya make honey pots at the Curve Studios.

Maria Andrade Troya

The River Arts District also has some great restaurants and breweries. We stopped for lunch at White Duck Taco, located in the Hatchery Studio building. This is not your traditional taco/Mexican restaurant! White Duck serves up delicious gourmet tacos, such as duck, Thai chicken, and fish. You won’t find ground beef here!

If you missed the June Studio Stroll, the second one is scheduled for November 9 and 10, 2013. Plan to do some Christmas shopping, and of course, book your stay at Honey Hill Inn and Cabins!

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