Cottage Friends


Cottage Cooking likes to share links to other cool businesses that our guests might be interested in learning more about. We’re an active couple and get outdoors often, so check back to see what we’ve found. We add them as we find them:

Explore Asheville: Asheville’s premier tourism resource.

No Taste Like Home: This eco tour company focuses on food foraging adventures. In fact, they are one of the largest foraging tour companies in the world.

New Belgium Brewing: This is one of our favorite breweries in Asheville. We love the location of their brewery on the French Broad River and use their beer in our “Cooking with Beer” class. It’s one of our most popular classes!

Highland Brewing: Asheville’s first brewing company, this place rocks. We’ve watched it grow and dig their commitment to quality, sustainability and simply making Asheville a better place. Oh- and the beer is great too! We use their Porter and IPA in our “Cooking with Beer” class.

Engadine Inn and Cabins: An Asheville country retreat located on 12 acres. Perfect for a romantic getaway or a special events venue.

Chop Wizard! We’re not big on gadgets, but we love this one! 

Speaking of Travel: Marilyn Ball started Speaking of Travel as a way to incorporate her love of travel and adventure with a portal for great story telling from others who have unique travel stories.  She is the host of the iHeart Media radio show, Speaking of Travel, broadcast each week on News Radio WWNC 570 and 880 The RevolutionAnd you can listen any time, anywhere in the whole world on your free IHeart Radio app

Dog House Doggie Day Care:  This is Asheville’s first licensed doggie day care, playland and social boarding facility. Our dogs love it! Yours will too!

Send2Press:  Targeted press release distribution  and professional press release writing services since 1983.

Firewalker Hot Sauce  Brighten and intensify your food with this Asheville-made hot sauce! Small batch hot sauce made from natural ingredients.

Asheville Glamping: Unique and glamorous camping offerings in Asheville.

Edible Musings: Healthy, nutrient-rich and delicious recipes.

Bent Creek Lodge: A rustic mountain retreat, yet close to all you want to see and do.

Sourwood Inn: An Asheville bed and breakfast.

Shelby Gordon: Creative Lifestyle, Travel, and Editorial Photography. Always drawn to good light, interesting people, and timeless moments.

Tailgate and Farmers’ Markets in Asheville: Asheville is home to more than 17 local tailgate markets, all selling farm-fresh produce and artisan goods. Artists, bakers, cheese makers and more converge each week to provide the best in locally made products.

Asheville Adventure Rentals: Kayak rentals, float trips, paddle boards and more!

Animals are Great: Local animal care. Susanna is also a massage therapist.

The Everywhere Place: A lifestyle, travel and little bit of everything blog written by one of our guests.