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Charleston in Winter

Frank and Ralph are glad to be back in Asheville after a week in Charleston, South Carolina at the National Bed and Breakfast conference (PAII). The conference is intense with seminars scheduled through the day over a three day period. At times you feel like your head will explode with all of the information thrown at you. We always come away with great ideas and write down the best five that we will put into effect at the 1889 WhiteGate Inn an Asheville, NC Bed and Breakfast Inn.

We stayed at the John Rutledge House Inn, a sister Select Registry property in Charleston. A beautiful Historic restoration with a great location and impeccable service that guarantees an experience you will remember. We now can also appreciate our Asheville, NC Bed and Breakfast for the similarities and differences.

Frank and Ralph love to try new restaurants and we discovered three in Charleston we recommend. We had dinner at Blossom, McCrady’s, and Husk and recommend them all for a fine dining experience.
Husk is a new restaurant receiving a lot of attention and it should.
It has a true farm to table philosophy and there is even a large board listing where all the ingredients in their dishes come from. Creative Southern with a twist is a good description. Ralph had Cornmeal Dusted Triggerfish and Frank had wood fired Keegan-Fillion Chicken.

Before the conference started we had plenty of time to explore Historic Charleston, Middleton Plantation, several museum houses, and the Charleston Aquarium where we saw the most recent addition, an Albino Alligator, one of only 50 in the world.

The temperature in Charleston was about 20 degrees colder than normal but at least we missed the heavy snow in Asheville.

We are glad to be home and are excited about meeting with the staff to brainstorm the new ideas we brought back from the conference. We are already planning our trip to Little Rock, Arkansas for the next PAII conference!

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