Vacation for Innkeepers at the Wright Inn and Carriage House

Posted by admin on October 10, 2009


Everyone needs a vacation, even Asheville Bed and Breakfast innkeepers who live in these beautiful mountains. So we planned our last get-away of the year to beautiful Lake Murray ,near Columbia, South Carolina. We rented a lake house with a wonderful wide-water view across the lake. It had it’s own pool, putting green, ski boat, catamaran, jet ski, kayak and home theater for a rainy day of which there was one.

Our son, Tommy, who lives in Savannah, joined us, as did our friends from Birmingham, Bobby and Lynda Horton. Bobby performs with a well known musical group, “Three on a String” and for all you Civil War buffs, he’s THE Bobby Horton who does all the “Homespun Songs” of the Civil War.

Bob always teases me when I get in one of my major cooking moods, I have Bobby’s Civil War music blaring away in the kitchen. Well, Friday when I was cooking, I had live music to work by!!!

Our days were spent…eating…sitting by the pool…eating…on the boat…watching movies…eating and just relaxing.

It’s a quiet time on the lake with temperatures between 70-84 degrees. Hardly any boats on the lake, just peace and quiet. Sitting here among all the palm and pine trees, I can understand more completely why so many people come to the mountains to enjoy the color of the fall season. While this scenery is beautiful and relaxing, it is totally different from the type of views you get at the mountain elevations in the fall. The contrast between the two is obvious, but then again, they are both wonderful, just totally different.

After resting up, we will be returning to the mountains for the beautiful color changes going on for the next month, followed by the Candlelight at The Biltmore Estate.

Innkeeping is a wonderful job, but being on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, without taking any breaks, can be exhausting. Now that we’ve recharged our batteries, we’ll be ready again to welcome all those smiling faces who come to stay at the 1899 Wright Inn and Carriage House.

We know that budgets are still tight due to the economy, so we’re offering some “last minute” specials as well as some November and December special rates. So check those out if the economy has kept you at home and you already have a case of cabin fever.

Barbara & Bob Gilmore
Owners & Innkeepers

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