by Dorothy Parker
Four be the things I am wiser to know:
Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.
Four be the things I’d been better without:
Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt.
Three be the things I shall never attain:
Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.
Three be the things I shall have till I die:
Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye
Our greenhouse supplies blooming orchids, fresh flowers, and foliage plants used in our guestrooms and throughout our Asheville NC Inn.
Gardening and horticulture classes are offered on successfully growing orchids, perennials, herb gardens, innovative garden design, floral arranging, creating backyard wildlife habitats, and much more. Please contact the Inn for more details on our Horticultural Seminars.
Take your own potted orchid home as part of the Packages & Specials at our Bed and Breakfast in Asheville NC.
The Dorothy Parker Room
Toast your traveling companion as you look out at the twinkling lights of downtown Asheville from the Dorothy Parker Room at our romantic Asheville NC Inn. The room is both elegant and charmingly modern with its solid oak Mission-style furniture, teal walls and art deco artwork.
Vibrant downtown views and classic American Arts and Crafts style transport you back to an earlier time, when artistic expression and liberated opinions flourished around Parker’s famed Algonquin Round Table. You may be tempted to take a five-minute walk into downtown Asheville to do a bit of dining, shopping and chatting of your own.
Or you may decide to nestle into the queen size bed covered with plush pillows, down comforter and duvet—no witty conversation required. This room features a handsome rocking chair that soothes your cares away as you relax in the glow of the original 1889 fireplace equipped with gas logs. Or simply settle in and enjoy a movie on a HDLCD Flat Screen TV complete with cable and DVD.
As Parker wisely remarked, “Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.”