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Inn on Main Street Asheville NC Bed & Breakfast
88 South Main Street
Weaverville, NC, 28787, USA
(828) 645-4935

Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Got Easier

Posted on November 17, 2008 

The folks at the Biltmore Estate have made it easier for us at Inn on Main Street to arrange Candlelight Christmas Tour tickets for our guests visiting the famous Biltmore House. We already offer two-day daytime tickets for less money than the cost for a one-day pass at the Biltmore gate. But if we wanted to get reserved Christmas Candlelight Evening tickets for our guests in the past, we would have to order them the same way you do over the phone, then pick them up and add on a surcharge to cover our costs.

This year, for the first time, we can bypass that cumbersome system and order our guests’ tickets through group sales. That saves us time and money, and we can pass the savings along.

Our two-day daytime tickets during the holiday season cost $53 each. Compare that to $55 to $59 at the gate for one-day tickets. To upgrade your two-day ticket to include a reserved Candlelight Christmas tour, add $20 per ticket, for a total cost of $73 per ticket. Compare that to $78 at the gate for a single daytime visit with candlelight tour.

If you aren’t sure you want to take the candlelight Christmas tour, you can upgrade your ticket yourself during one of your daytime visits if evening tour slots still exist. But be aware that most of the popular dates sell out early.

- Dan

A New Voice at the B&B

Posted on November 15, 2008

It’s been 10 years since I gave up journalism to buy our bed and breakfast near Asheville. I’ve missed writing, but also celebrated getting out of the news biz before layoffs, falling circulation and public distrust of the mass media killed off newspapers as we knew them. Blogs were becoming the new media, and I resisted embracing an information source that lacked a mandate for truth, credibility or self-control.

But I was so much older then. I’m younger than that now.

Blogs are immediate, they are one-on-one at the same time that they’re one-on-thousands. Readers are forgiving if they’re frivolous. Blogs are what they are, and young folks have been around them long enough to know their limitations.

Nancy and I promise not to be too frivolous with our new medium. Please check back with us as we explore the joys and trials of running a B&B, as we let you know what’s new and exciting in Asheville and Weaverville, as we share poignant stories brought to us by guests. We invite you to participate.

- Dan