A Taste of Elegance

by Cathy Horton

Sometimes, the sum really is more than the total of all its parts. Take Melange, a hidden gem of a bed and breakfast that is a gourmet restaurant, a living museum and more.

Aptly named, this classy amalgamation of cultures is showcased in décor, food and service. Known as a wedding venue (and justifiably so, with its breathtaking gardens and pavilion spaces), Melange should be better known for its spectacular food and European service sensibilities. Read More >


Mehmet & Lale Ozelsel – Bed and Breakfast Owners

by Jennifer Heaslip

Mehmet and Lale Ozelsel own Melange Inn and Gardens, a bed and breakfast at 1230 Fifth Ave. West in Hendersonville. Mehmet is a retired chemical engineer and Lale is a retired economist. They’ve gradually expanded the bed and breakfast, and hold weddings, serve private dinners and cater for the community. They have two sons, living in Miami and Edmonton, Canada, and a daughter who lives in Germany.

Q. You’re from Turkey. How did you get to Hendersonville? Read More >




INN-Ternational Indulgences

By L.A. Jackson

It is not hard to find good ol’ southern hospitality at a bed and breakfast in our state, but there are some inns that enhance this regional cordiality with unique friendliness only found in faraway lands. These special retreats call North Carolina home, but they also call upon the customs and comforts of other countries to provide guests with memorable experiences that show, when sincerely said, the warmth in the word “Welcome!” knows no borders. Three bed and breakfasts in particular that specialize in inn-ternational indulgences for their guests are  Mélange in Hendersonville Read More >

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