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Autumn in Asheville

July 24th, 2009 by Diane Rogers

Leaf season is just around the corner and it is never too early to start planning your trip to the mountains to witness nature’s colorful spectacle.  The Asheville fall foliage of the North Carolina mountains attracts visitors from around the world. With the 5,000-foot elevation change within 50 miles of Asheville, our lush Blue Ridge Mountain range puts on one of the longest-running leaf color displays in the country. The trees start their show as the mountain air starts to cool, in Asheville this tends to happens in October although there are a number of supporting characters (precipitation, temperature, altitude) that determine this annual performance and so pinpointing “the peak” is always hit or miss, but you can always find color somewhere in the mountains.  The entire Blue Ridge Parkway is spectacular, nice 45mph drive, some really high places, cliff-dropping curves, lots of pull-offs, broken up by more normal sorts of traveling, all two lanes…one going one way and the other going the other way.

You can also keep an eye on the changes through the links below.  Plan early as rooms fill up well in advance.  Come for the leaves and enjoy everything else that Asheville and the surrounding mountains have to offer in the autumn.  No matter when you plan to visit the Asheville area, you can enjoy a variety of festivals and events featuring great music, art shows and much more in the city and towns of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

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Summer at the Biltmore

July 24th, 2009 by Diane Rogers

Come to our Asheville Bed and Breakfast and visit the Biltmore Estate.  Enjoy the breathtaking gardens and recently revealed rooms.  Be one of the first to see a special part of Biltmore House that’s been closed to visitors for nearly 100 years! Explore a suite of Biltmore’s grandest guest rooms restored to its original splendor, and discover stories of what made Biltmore House a home. One of the best views of the garden from inside the Biltmore is from the windows of the newly opened Louis XV suite.

You can also enjoy Summer Evening Concerts at the Biltmore from July 23 – August1, 2009. Experience music at one of the most unique venues — a live concert at the Biltmore Estate.  Performances are held on the South Terrace, with the backdrop of the sun setting behind the Blue Ridge Mountains. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Biltmore web site.

The all-star lineup includes:

Thursday July 23: An Evening with Mercy Me

Friday, July 24: ABBA, A Tribute

Saturday, July 25: Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers

Thursday, July 30: Tom Jones

Friday, July 31: Rick Springfield

Saturday, August 1: The Oak Ridge Boys, Doc Watson and David Holt

Visit the Flower Carpet, a dramatic, one of a kind flower garden on the South Terrace of the Biltmore Estate August 14 – 30.  This year’s fleur de lis design is created with more than 100,000 colorful plants covering nearly one quarter of an acre.  Biltmore will be offering self guided candlelight tours of the Estate and Flower Carpet.  Contact the Biltmore directly for dates and ticket information.  The Biltmore Estate is just a 10 minute drive from Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast.

Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast – Website Unveiled

July 24th, 2009 by Diane Rogers

We are very excited to unveil our new website, which has been in the works since late spring.  We would like to thank our photographer, Christian Giannelli and the great folks at InsideOut for their hard work and patience.  It was truly a team effort and we could not be more pleased (or more proud) of the end result.

It is our hope that our new website will bring “what’s happening’ at the Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast (and the surrounding Asheville area) to friends old and new.  The challenge is going to be staying up to date on everything that is going on in the Asheville area.  The Western North Carolina region and downtown Asheville have so much to offer — from fine eateries and drinkeries, to multitudes of outdoor recreation opportunities, to art galleries and music festivals and of course the Biltmore Estate.  A trip to Asheville has no bounds and Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast is the perfect stay for your Asheville lodging.