We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We enjoy meeting and sharing stories with travellers, even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect- everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…