Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Cherokee NC Events Near Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast

There are two great events happening in Cherokee, NC in the beginning of June. Luckily, our Waynesville bed and breakfast is only 40 minutes away.

Photo of Unto These Hills

It is the opening night for “Unto these Hills” at the Mountainside Theater in Cherokee. This is one of the longest running outdoor dramas in the United States. It is a unique story of the Cherokee from a historical perspective.The Cherokee people continue to rewrite their place in the world based on traditional values and morals. The shows start at 8pm from June 1, 2012-August 18,2012, nightly except Sundays.

“K D Lang” will be at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center on June 2, 2012. Enjoy the music of this Western Canadian native who launched her career with some country-rock styling and playful attitude. She has been on the music scene for 25 years and has accumulated 4 Grammy's. Saturday, June 02, 2012, showtime starts at 7:30PM  held at the Event Center at Harrah's Cherokee.

Image of KD Lang

During the day explore the Smoky Mountains, hike along the Blue Ridge Parkway, or drive through the waterfalls. In the evening take advantage of the above events going on. Just remember that using Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast as your central focal point will get you to all the right attractions in the area.

Rachel Reid, Very Happy Innkeeper at Andon-Reid Inn our Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Recipes for Memorial Day Weekend Courtesy of Andon-Reid Inn

BLT deviled eggs on plate
Memorial Day weekend...family, picnics, friends, cookouts, horseshoes, pool time and fun, fun, fun! The beginning of summer and constant get togethers over the BBQ. What to take with us to all these lively times? Deviled eggs of course. But not the ones everyone expects, I always make a couple of different recipes. Here are two winners that I guarantee will be gone before you start the main portion of the meal.

BLT Deviled Eggs
6 large eggs, hard-boiled and peeled
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled plus more for garnish, if desired
2 cherry tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Halve the eggs lengthwise. Remove the yolks and add them to a medium
bowl. Mash the yolks with a fork and stir in the mayonnaise, bacon,
tomatoes, and parsley. Add salt and pepper, to taste, and blend well.
Fill the egg whites evenly with the yolk mixture and garnish with bacon, if
desired. Arrange them in a container and store, covered, in the refrigerator
until ready to serve.

Deviled Ham Stuffed Eggs Recipe
8 hard-cooked eggs
 1/4 cup deviled ham spread
 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
 1/3 cup finely chopped celery
 1/3 cup mayonnaise
 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
 1/8 teaspoon salt
 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Slice eggs in half lengthwise; remove yolks and set whites aside. In a small bowl, mash yolks with a fork. Add the next eight ingredients; mix well. Stuff or pipe into egg whites. Refrigerate until serving. Sprinkle with paprika. Yield: 8 servings.
Recipe courtesy of Taste of Home

Visiting family and friends over the summer? Stay with us at Andon-Reid Inn and let us spoil you!

Rachel Reid, Very Happy Innkeeper at Andon-Reid Inn our Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Waynesville, NC; Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration

Our Downtown Waynesville Association for the 2nd year is putting on a great heritage themed event called the Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration. This fun filled event is all about the mountain lifestyle, history and traditions behind it.

Main Street will become alive with the mountain music of Chompin' At the Bit String Band,Barefoot Movement and  Michael Reno Harrell  an award-winning songwriter as well as a veteran storyteller. There will be dance showcasing the J Creek Cloggers and Smoky Mountain Stompers. Storytelling is an integral part of the Appalachian lifestyle and will be featured as well as demonstrations, arts and crafts and all the traditional foods.

For all of you Civil War buffs there will be the Civil War Commemorative Weekend tied into this celebration. It will be held at the Shelton House just off Main Street on June 8th and 9th, 2012. There will be lectures, demonstrations, a Civil War fashion show and Musket firing. A living history camp will be open all day with military and civilian reenactments present plus self guided tours of Shelton House Historical Site beginning at 11:00 am.

Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration
Saturday, June 9, 2012
10am-5pm - Main Street
Historic Downtown Waynesville

Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast is conveniently within walking distance to downtown Waynesville. Reserve your weekend with us and enjoy this celebration of mountain lifestyle.

Rachel Reid, Very Happy Innkeeper at Andon-Reid Inn our Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

May Events In and Around Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast

Image of herbs for sale at The Whole Bloomin Thing Waynesville, NC.

The month of May is filled with things to do at the Andon-Reid Inn. The warm weather has brought a lot of guests to us early and there is plenty of choices to make as to where to go and what to see.

Every Wed and Sat we have Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market in HART parking lot
May 12th - The Whole Bloomin'Thing Festival located at the Historic Frog Level from 9am-4pm.
May 12th - "Kansas" a rock band from a blast from the past. Held at Harrah's Cherokee Event Center at 7:30pm
May 17th - "Crowe Brothers" a summer concert series at the Stompin Ground in Maggie Valley. Bluegrass at it's finest. Startingat 8pm.
May 18th &19th - American Cancer Society Relay for Life at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. 7PM – 7AM.
May 18th - Dinner At Andon-Reid Inn- A dinner we open up to the public that is prepared by Jackie Blevins a private chef. The dinner consists of four courses with your choice of entree. It is held from 7pm -? and is $60/person which includes your wine and beer. Reservations are required because of limited seating. Please call 828-452-3089.
May 25th-June 10th - Weekends HART Theater presents “The Marvelous Wonderettes” at the  Shelton House Performing Arts Center in Waynesville.
Image of The Marvelous Wonderettes, a musical
May 25th-27th -Maggie Valley Spring Bike Fest at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds
May 26th - Rockin “BLOCK PARTY” in Waynesville, dancing in the street with
2 live bands, eats and treats. Music begins at 7pm.

Remember for the whole month of May we have a fabulous Mother's Day package.

With so many things to do in Western North Carolina you're going to have a difficult time choosing when you'll be staying with us in May.  Don't wait to long we've been filling up rather quickly.

Rachel Reid, Very Happy Innkeeper at Andon-Reid Inn our Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Art After Dark and Saturday Stroll: Waynesville Trolley Tours

Photo of musicians playing the banjo and strings in metal
 This Friday, May 4th will be the first Art After Dark of the season in Waynesville, NC. Galleries and art studios remain open into the evening on the first Friday of each month through November with artists showings, demonstrations and displays. This year they are adding a Saturday Stroll to this venue. You are  invited to return to the galleries and studios on Saturday to see more from the participating artists.
Image of Waynesville Trolley

Along with Art After Dark there will be the debut of the Waynesville Trolley Tours.This service will run every Saturday from 10am-6pm. There will be unlimited hop-on/hop-off privileges for just $5.  The downtown trolley service will tour between historic Waynesville, Frog Level and Hazelwood all day.

Be sure to add that to your itinerary when visiting us at Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast.

Rachel Reid, Very Happy Innkeeper at Andon-Reid Inn our Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina