The Legend of Count von Cosel

This story to kick off the last month of the year is a strange one. It’s both creepy, disturbing, and disgusting all at the same time. And you should be warned that this does deal with necrophilia. Not exactly a holiday story for the children, but here we are. This story has ties to Asheville... Continue Reading →

Zelda Fitzgerald and Highland Hospital

What is about the Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald that continues to inspire the imagination of those in Asheville? Is it the stark contradictory love of money and rebellion, beauty and darkness, glamour and destitution that says something about the Asheville of the past and present? There is also obvious similarities between our ability today,... Continue Reading →

The Pink Lady

The air was crisp that November night. Wisps of smoke from the fireplaces in the Great Hall floated up two floors to the Palm Court. The rooms were warmed by the fireplaces glow and mingled with the nature of the visitors. The hushed murmurs of conversation could barely be heard over the jazzy 1920s music... Continue Reading →

The Ghosts of The Biltmore House

Grand estates create romantic images of lavish balls, garden parties, and perfectly manicured gardens. The Biltmore Estate is no exception. The privately-owned estate encompasses 8000 acres and has been owned by the Vanderbilt family for more than 100 years. George Vanderbilt had the home constructed as a country home. He was the grandson of Cornelius... Continue Reading →

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