Looking for a place to stay in Montford? The Lion and the Rose is an awesome place to go if you are ever in need of a stay-cation in Asheville, NC. Each room has it’s own unique personality! There is also a full breakfast with coffee outside your room by 6:45 am in the morning for you coffee lovers out there!! Outside, there is also a fire pit with chairs to sit down and relax and talk with your friends!
Lisa Merritt own’s the Lion and The Rose Bed and Breakfast. She works with her daughter, Madelyn Silcox, and together they make an awesome team. There are also 2 royal pups there (Cooper and Luna), who are very hard working dogs that keep the guests happy during their stay. Luna would love to cuddle up with you at the end of the day!
Here is some things Lisa said about working at the inn Lion and the Rose, "working at the Inn is my favorite job that I've ever had because it's everything I enjoy doing: entertaining and cooking for people. It's a fun job because I meet people from all over the world. My days are all pretty much the same, I wake up at 6:30 and prepare breakfast for 10-12 people to eat at 9:00AM each morning, then I clean up and do grocery shopping. Guests check in at 3:00 PM, so I check them in and get them settled. I have some time in the evenings to myself then my day starts right up again the next morning. My favorite part is the breakfast. I love coming up with new recipes to cook for guests each morning. Fall is our busiest season and I think it's one of the most beautiful too. Plus, Halloween in Montford is really fun! I change the menu up all the time depending on the season and who is staying with us. I never want guests to have the same meal twice, so I alternate between a sweet dish and a savory dish. I make pancakes pretty often, in the fall I'll make pumpkin spice and in the summer I like to do lemon ricotta. I make breakfast chimichangas and Eggs Benedict on some of the savory days. Because planning and creating the breakfasts is my favorite part, I like to change things up a lot. I've always loved cooking and entertaining, so the inn is the perfect job because I live where I work. I asked my daughter, Madelyn, to come and help me and it's been the best decision! We are a great team together! The Inn is kid friendly also!!"
For more information, you can visit https://www.lion-rose.com/
Story by Sydney Edwards