I have been operating Mountain Laurel for the past 20 years as a Gay and Lesbian B&B, but decided to open it to the general public so they may also share in this gem of a property. I am a gourmet chef and ran a restaurant for 6 years. I am a "hands on" owner and will always be around for information. I have also been a real estate agent in Asheville for the last 22 years, and therefore can help you if you are thinking of relocating! I can provide you with much information of the area and all it's attractions. I have lived in Western NC since 1974, and my sons, their wives, and grandchildren also reside in Asheville. I am a Kayaker, and a mountain biker, and also love to ski, sail, horseback ride, read, garden and cook.