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We Love Our Guests!

We have the best people coming to the Fox and Fiddle! These are some comments we have received from our friends:
Guest reviews:
"Thanks SO much for the fun stay! Your home is so peaceful! We especially enjoyed hanging out with your family. The awesome music. We hope to see you again soon, and if you ever make it to Michigan, let us know!"

"We had a fabulous stay for our week in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The fireflies in the woods across the creek were a special treat."

"Thank you all soooo much for your warmth and kindness, and for taking us in as strangers and treating us like family. It has been such a serene pleasure. We look forward to coming to visit again soon."

"Thanks for sharing your lovely & warm home. Thanks especially to Ben for his patience with helping me on the Mandolin. My goal is to practice hard & come back in the future & play music with you."

"Thank you for your hospitality and kindness during my 3 week stay while I was training at Asheville Yoga Center. It is a beautiful bed and breakfast in a comfortable setting that I will recommend to others visiting the area."

"I had so much fun! This place is amazing! Thanks!"

"Liebe Joan, Lieber James, unsere Woche auf der Fox & Fiddle Farm war sehr entspannend und erholsam. Vielen Dank für die gemütliche Atmosphäre, das leckere Frühstück und die interessanten Gespräche. Ganz besonders schoen war es so viele offene und freundliche Menschen zu treffen. Danke fuer den tollen Urlaub! Wir hoffen, wir kommen noch mal."

"The Fox & Fiddle is the best bed & breakfast EVER. Seriously! Should be called the Fox & Fiddle & Friends - thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Your family and your place are an absolute delight. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for everything!"

"Thank you for your gracious hospitality. We enjoyed not only our stay here, but the entirety of Asheville, its people, and Bele Chere [music festival]."

"Big fat hugs from Luca & Evelyn! We love you! We hope to see you again soon!"

"Querida Familia Fox & Fiddle. Queremos agradecerles por el tiempo ton agradable que estamos pasando en su hagar. El desayuno es delicioso! Joan muchas gracias por el tiempo compartido con Gaby. Ella está encontada con sus conversaciones y compañia. Gracias a todos por todo. Si alguna vez van a la Florida nos encantaria tenerlos en nuestro hogar. Por ultimo gracias [el gato] Eli May porque hicistes el rige de Gaby."

"Thank you so much for having us! We really enjoyed the room and the delicious breakfasts. Your coffee is fantastic!"

"Dear James, et al - Beautiful home. Beautiful family. Thanks for taking the leap and opening Fox & Fiddle. The natural elegance here is refreshing."

"Dear Joan, Jim, Ben, Julianna, Kylie, Carrie, Thank you for a beautiful stay. I'm telling everyone how Joan makes her own flour!"

"Beautiful home, great family, wonderful hospitality. Love the fellowship with the whole family. Fruits very fresh. Peaceful, tranquil, a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the world. Thank you so much!!!"

"Thanks for a peaceful home while I did my yoga teacher training in Asheville. A busy schedule, and the Fox & Fiddle was a restful, welcome haven to come home to! Namaste."

"Thank you all so much for my stay. The food was wonderful, the home peaceful, and your family amazing ..."

"It was great to get away from the troubles of life for a while. Thanks for your hospitality and for the piano!! Hopefully I'll be able to visit again."

"We enjoyed your house and best of all how inviting you made the whole experience. Feeling welcome and comfortable makes all the difference. We both enjoyed our birthdays."

"Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home and wonderful food. We will cherish our memories with you. The beauty of the surroundings pale in comparison to the warmth and love of the family within. The welcome we received consistently, the music, conversation and playfulness you shared with our boys refreshed and inspired us. Thank you most of all for treating us as [part of your] family. We would like to have you visit us in Milwaukee."

"My stay here was wonderful! You all did a great job making me feel like I was home. You have a great family and a warm friendly home. I definitely will be back again to stay. Hope to see you all soon again!"

"Hola Amigos, We wanted to thank you for the wonderful time we had with you at the Fox & Fiddle. The bed & breakfast was very relaxing, cozy, magical and special. Thank you. Pura Vida!"

"We are so glad we were able to finally visit your beautiful home. Your home is absolutely lovely, but mostly it's the family that we love! You did an amazing job on the pancakes, and thanks for the savory conversation. Thanks for giving us a good taste of Asheville. Keep up with all the home-grown music; it's inspiring!"

"Thanks for opening your home to us and for welcoming us to Blue Ridge country. You were perfect hosts and we enjoyed your porch, your kitchen, and your company. We wish you many years of success in your business and your lives."

"Big fat hugs from Luca & Evelyn! We love you! We hope to see you again soon!"

"Your place here was restorative to both body and soul. We enjoyed the comfortable beds and delicious food."

"We are so thankful we found you! You made staying away from home a little more homey! We were pleasantly surprised and we absolutely loved becoming so close to your family. Hopefully there will be another visit to Fox & Fiddle in the near future. So many thanks!"

"We would like to humbly express our thanks, love and gratitude to James, Joan, Julianna, Kylie, Carrie and Ben for opening up your home to us. This experience will last a lifetime and the Fox & Fiddle is a huge part of that. Thank you for taking care of us, feeding us and putting up with our [crazy schedule]. You are wonderful guides and ambassadors of Asheville, and I give you the highest recommendation to anyone traveling this way. Beautiful home, beautiful people, beautiful energy and beautiful time and memories. Thank you, namaste."

"I'm a coffee snob, and your coffee is amazing! I haven't had coffee this good in a long time. You ought to package it and sell it in town. Seriously!"

"Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for making sure there was a wonderful breakfast that I could eat, especially all the fresh fruit (blueberries!). Thank you for a house full of good music. Thank you for the thoughtful ideas on things to do and see in town. Thank you for your generosity of spirit and harmonious home and the way in which you live. Thank you for the comfortable room, the quiet, the lovely view, and the beautiful, easy and graceful home you have created. I look forward to coming back again some day."

"This house is amazing and your family is wonderful."

"Thank you for the peaceful stay. I so enjoyed walking your grounds, fishing the stream, watching the hot air balloons fly overheard, listening to you play beautiful Celtic music, napping on your porch, reading in the comfy arm chair, and savoring breakfast and coffee and fresh baked chocolate scones! It was a spiritual retreat."

"Thank you for your warm hospitality, quiet and comfy room, and your sensitivity to let us join you for movie and games ... or stay to ourselves. We appreciate that this is a family affair."

"Really enjoyed my stay at Fox and Fiddle for three nights just before Thanksgiving. It was fun to stay in a house with character and enjoy your friendship and family. Sure beats staying in a concrete box and eating corn flakes! Thanks again."

"Thank you for your welcoming and generous reception. Once again, we felt at home and peaceful during our visit. It was terrific to have a holiday family reunion at the Fox & Fiddle. Your Montana Friend ..."

"We so enjoyed our stay with your family. Thank you for the great conversation, soft comfortable bed, and yummy breakfast."

"Of all the B&B's in N.C. I could not have found one that suited me better or that I could have loved more. The experiences here fall right out the big polished wooden doors, down the old stone steps, out the crunchy gravel driveway into the musical streets of Asheville."

"What a swell place y'all have here! Thank you so much for such a great welcoming stay we won't forget. Everything was great - the music, the food, the hospitality. We will be thinking fondly of our time here and the new friends we made at your sweet inn. Hope to see y'all next year."

"Y'all have been so kind to me! I've experienced some of the best grace and hospitality during my stay. Perhaps the biggest gift you've given to me is the reminder to express myself through music. I am so thankful for that and everything else. I'm looking forward to seeing y'all when I get back to NC this fall. Love..."

"I wanted to tell you what a pleasure it was staying at your lovely B&B. The rooms were very comfortable and cozy, the breakfast was amazing, and your family's company a true pleasure."

"Since my return to New Hampshire I have reflected a lot on my experience in Asheville and at the Fox and Fiddle. I am grateful to have met all of you and appreciate the hospitality and warmth you shared with me. For me this was an uplifting experience and I feel as though I left a piece of my heart there for safe keeping. I plan to return to the area with the rest of my heart, and with Lisa, when feasible. I look forward to meeting again. Very best regards."

"We enjoyed your peaceful hospitality and inspiring musical environment. This part of the country is beautiful and you helped make it perfect with your little neck of the woods. We will certainly call on you again in the future. God bless. You are the "highlight" of Asheville."

"Oh Joan, James & Family; First of all, we are livid that our stay was only limited to one evening! We so enjoyed your space; looking for worn, colored glass in the creek, lying under the stars and watching the fireflies sparkle on the hill above the river, letting mountain air cover us in our sleep ... It was all divine & we do plan on making the retreat to the F&F again. Much love & light."

"Thank you! Thank you for making my week comfortable, my tummy happy and my soul at rest. The inn was extremely restful and homey. Y'all do a wonderful job of blending your business with your family and home. I'm looking forward to returning with my family to continue to explore this beautiful area."

"Thank you for sharing your home and hospitality with us. You are a talented and delightful family! Thank you for using those talents to create a warm and peaceful environment where folks can relax and replenish their souls."

"This experience will last a lifetime and the Fox & Fiddle is a huge part of it. Thank you for taking care of us, feeding us and putting up with our antics! You are wonderful guides and ambassadors of Asheville, and I give you the highest recommendation to anyone traveling this way. Beautiful home, beautiful people, beautiful energy and beautiful time and memories. Thank you, Namaste."

"Thank you very much for your sweet hospitality in a peaceful and pleasant home. Muchas gracias. Merci beaucoup."

"Thank you for your warm hospitality in such a charming home. We had a lovely stay. We'll absolutely look forward to joining you again."

"I can't find coffee this delicious back home. Can you PLEASE send some home with me?" (we received many comments like this about our home-roasted, fair-trade, organic coffee)

"I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. I just loved walking and sitting outside in the morning and evening. And I also want to add that your daughters were fabulous. The breakfast they served was delicious."

"Thank you for the lovely home you welcomed me into. I truly felt like I was at my long-lost grandma's house. I with I could have spent more time here and really been able to take in all that Fox & Fiddle had to offer. This just means I'll have to come back, and during the summer to enjoy that gorgeous creek with my son. Your family was simply beautiful. Once again, thank you!"

"Dear Ben, Carrie, Kylie, Julianna, Joan, and James, Thank you so much for creating a perfect temporary living place for me. When I first found out I had to live away from my home in PA, I was filled with concern and excitement... Once I got here, it was perfect. Beautiful family, beautiful location, beautiful home. Because my stay was going to be three months or more, I needed the right place. Grace and harmony describe all of you. God bless you. Love..."

"Dear Foxy Fiddler, Thank you for opening your home to us. We really enjoyed our stay. We loved walking around your property with Ellie (the outdoor cat). The food was delicious! Bacon, eggs and avocado croissants. Delicious. You all were nice to help us plan our days in Asheville. We promise to come back next time we are in the area. We had a wonderful time in your lovely home. Wish love."

"We so enjoyed our stay in your lovely home. The serenity and beauty of the area, sitting on your porch and soaking in the peace and birdsong has been refreshing. Thank you for your care and kindness. You have been a blessing and wonderful hosts."

"Thanks so much for opening your home and your hearts to us. Our room was very comfortable, breakfast was splendid (I really appreciated the gluten-free muffins!) and we enjoyed meeting and talking with your lovely family."

"Dear James, Joan, and family. We enjoyed our stay with your family. The meals were wonderful as was the whole experience of a B&B stay. You are a gracious family."

[FYI, these comments all come from new friends whom we had never met before (except for repeat guests).]

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