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Asheville’s Summertime Downtown Fun Walking Distance from our Asheville Bed and Breakfast

July 15th, 2010 by Stacy Shelley

Summertime in Asheville, NC means guests at this Asheville Inn don’t have to look or walk far.  Every Saturday starting July 3 through September 4th Shindig on the Green takes center court in the heart of downtown. The Shindig features Appalachian Bluegrass music, local and regional talent and great food. After a four-year relocation to make way for renovations, Shindig on the Green returns to its original location in the heart of downtown Asheville at the new Pack Square Park’s Roger McGuire Green. The stage shows will take place on the new Bascom Lamar Lunsford stage, named for the founder of the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, the nation’s longest running folk festival. And best yet, it’s also free. Bring your instruments, families, friends, lawn chairs and blankets and join in for good times at the new Bascom Lamar Lunsford Stage.  Locals, visitors and guests of this Asheville bed and Breakfast alike come together downtown around sundown, or at 7:00pm for those who wear a watch, until 10:00p.m.  Come experience the beautiful music and dance traditions of Southern Appalachia on a summer evening in the mountains.

Another notable FREE summertime favorite is Downtown after Five. Every 3rd Friday of the month from May through September Asheville jams downtown. A stage is erected on N. Lexington Avenue just north of  Hiawassee and south of the the I-240 overpass between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Enjoy amazing food from local restaurants and some good brew from local breweries. Take in the music and food while meeting new and old friends. This year’s musical lineup encompasses a variety of genres.

Visit www.Pinecrestbb.com or call 888-811.3053 to book your Asheville Bed and Breakfast reservation today.

Pull up to this Asheville B&B, drop your bags and walk to the Bele Chere Music Festival

July 15th, 2010 by Stacy Shelley

Our Asheville B & B is just a stone’s throw away from July’s best music festival! On July 23, 24 and 25, 2010 the largest free street festival in the southeast reigns. In all it’s glory Bele Chere is here again. Enjoy arts and crafts, free music, entertainment and great food. The festival is committed to a diverse musical line up and features local, regional and national performers in all musical genres. There are four stages that run bands all day for the three day period. Over 16 local restaraunts will be be serving up their grub in the two food courts. Wonderful restaurants frequently visited by guests of this Asheville bed and breakfast are featured this year. Grab a yummy bite from the Corner Kitchen, Bouchon, Cucina 24 and the Lobster Trap. For those interested in a cocktail, alcoholic beverages are served on Friday and Saturday only. Pull up to this Asheville Inn, drop your bags, park your car and walk to this fun filled FREE festival.

Visit www.Pinecrestbb.com or call 888-811.3053 to book your Asheville Bed and Breakfast reservation today.

Start your River Arts District Stroll here at this Asheville B & B

June 8th, 2010 by Stacy Shelley

The River Arts District Studio Stroll is June 12 and June 13. The stroll allows you to easily  navigate the working artist studios in the district.  More than 120 studios are open from 10AM to 6PM both days, including painting, pottery, glass, photography, drawing, jewelry, quilts, ironwork, sculpture, clothing, book arts, weaving, woodworking and more! Explore studios inside the revitalized old factories and warehouses along the French Broad River, just minutes from downtown. Local artist/entrepreneurs welcome you into their studios to learn more about their process and their art. The Studio Stroll is free !

The River Arts District has plenty of parking, and you can ride free on the Asheville Historic Trolley between studio buildings. Board the Trolley at the Asheville Visitor Center on Montford Ave. just five blocks from this Asheville B&B or hop on anywhere along the route.  Call or email this Asheville Inn and let us assist you with your strolling plans.

Visit “Beer City, USA” and stay at this Asheville Inn.

June 8th, 2010 by Stacy Shelley

The results are in and Asheville, NC has emerged as this year’s champ in the annual Beer City USA poll.  Asheville edged Portland in the online polling that concluded last week. Asheville got 39.9 percent of votes compared with 34.1 percent for Portland.

Last year, Asheville and Portland tied in the annual online poll conducted by the Examiner’s  Charlie Papazian. It’s a title the beer community in Asheville, which consists of nine breweries, plans to celebrate.

One way to sample the local brews is to take a Brews Cruise tour.  Asheville’s brewing

Asheville Beer City U.S.A

 community continues to grow and Brews Cruise offers an insider’s take on the best craft brewed beer that the Asheville community has to offer.  Start your visit off by booking a reservation with this Asheville Bed and Breakfast and let us line you up with the Brews Cruise.  Whether you are a local or just visiting, Brews Cruise ( http://www.brewscruise.com) will provide you with a personalized tour and VIP treatment at the area’s finest breweries.  Join them on one of their evening cruises and enjoy fresh samples of beer that are brimming with personality.

Pinecrest is a historic Asheville  North Carolina Inn and Bed and Breakfast, located in the Montford District, just a short distance from downtown, the Biltmore estate and all that Asheville has to offer. For more information, visit us at www.Pinecrestbb.com

Flowers are a Bloom at this Asheville NC Bed and Breakfast

April 24th, 2010 by Stacy Shelley

Everywhere you look around Asheville flowers are blooming, and our lovely Asheville Bed and Breakfast with it’s lush gardens, is no exception. Whether you are walking through our rolling green yard, strolling through town, touring the Biltmore Estate or hiking through Bent Creek’s Azalea Park, you’ll see blossoming flowers, tree and shrubs everywhere you look. After the winter Asheville experienced it’s a wonder anything has surfaced this spring.

Here at this Asheville  NC  Bed and Breakfast we have just finished weeks of landscaping, which included planting over 20 new shrubs of varying types. We’ve planted Azaleas, Endless Summer Hydrangeas, Otto Luykens, Rhododendron and  Schip Laurels.  We planted a new perenial garden around the patio, which is already blooming like crazy.  Our groundskeeper is complaining that he needs a week off  from laying yards and yards of mulch.

At the Biltmore House they are celebrating their 25 year anniversary of the Festival of Flowers. As you enter the estate on the main road you will find Tulips, Redbuds, Crabapples, Dogwoods, Fothergilla, Viburnums, Piedmont Azalea, Carolina Silverbell, Japanese Mahonia, Candytuft, Cornel Pink Azalea, Creeping Phlox, Celandine Poppy, and Foxglove.

The estate’s walled garden is bursting with Tulips, Tulips, and more Tulips! Candytuft, Creeping Phlox, Fothergilla, Dicentra, Chinese Wisteria, Pansies, and Virginia Bluebells.  The Shrub garden is a blaze with Hawthorns, Kerria, Heather, fragrant Viburnums, Lilacs, Forsythia, Oregon grape Holly, Warty Barberry, Early Azaleas, Crabapples, Creeping Flox, Windflowers, Solomon’s Seal, Diicentra Japanese and Chinese Wisteria. There are also the Spring and Azalea Gardens to see.  During their celebration, April 3rd through May 16th, you can enjoy live music daily in the Winter Garden and in the Conservatory.

The Biltmore is also offering free seminars daily at A Gardener’s Place:

  • 1:00 p.m.: Creating five-minute centerpieces: fast and easy arranging.
  • 2:00 p.m.: How to “wreath” your door into spring.
  • 3:00 p.m.: Learn the basics of growing roses.

Don’t forget you can purchase your tickets to the Biltmore Estate at our lovely Asheville B & B while you’re here.

Our Asheville Bed and Breakfast Guest Reviews

April 6th, 2010 by Stacy Shelley

Everybody’s talking…

If you would like to find out more about Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast in Asheville, visit tripadvisor.com and/or bedandbreakfast.com and take a peek at what our guests are saying after visiting our Asheville Bed and Breakfast.

You may have heard it through the grapevine that through the years we have maintained remarkable levels of guest satisfaction.  The kind words used by our guests to describe their experience really warm our hearts.  We love it that our guests go on and on over the delicious food, immaculate cleanliness, sublime comfort and elegant décor, but are especially proud that they found their hosts to be gracious and friendly.

Guests of this Asheville bed and breakfast also frequently comment on how helpful we were with dining suggestions and local activities. The direct link to this Asheville B & B for TripAdvisor is as follows:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60742-d118729-Reviews-Pinecrest_Bed_and_Breakfast-Asheville_North_Carolina.html.

Asheville B & B and Summer Concerts at the Biltmore Estate

April 6th, 2010 by Stacy Shelley

While staying at this Asheville B & B, experience the fun and excitement of a live concert as some familiar faces roll into Asheville to play at the Biltmore Estate.  Enjoy rockin’ performances as you take in the view that made Asheville famous – watching the sun settle down behind the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Tickets go on sale at the Biltmore Tuesday, April 6, 2010.

2010 Biltmore Performances:

Biltmore Summer Concert Series

June 4                      Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

June 11                    The Original Drifters

July 16-18            Faith Renewed Celebration: Christian concert weekend at Biltmore
July 16                    Brandon Heath

July 17                   Gaither Vocal Band

July 18                   Sunday Worship with Gloria Gaither

July 22                   Mary Chapin Carpenter

July 23                   Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard

July 29                   An Evening with Steve Miller Band

July 30                   The Legendary Temptations

September 24       Christopher Cross

October 1               Kathy Mattea

Stay at our Asheville Bed & Breakfast and get tickets to Biltmore Estate. For summer concert series details, go to the Biltmore website:  http://www.biltmore.com/visit/calendar/concerts.asp

Spring to the Mountains to Sea Trail

March 19th, 2010 by Stacy Shelley

The Mountains to Sea Trail is one of the many remarkable features near our Western NC bed and breakfast.

The Mountains to Sea Trail crosses the entire state of North Carolina, covering approximately 1,000 miles. Currently it is an amalgamation of trails, roads, and bike paths; eventually there will be a continuous footpath from the coast of North Carolina to Clingman’s Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Sections 7 and 8 of the MST pass close to our bed and breakfast inn Asheville. It visits the North Carolina Arboretum and crosses the French Broad River. It runs parallel to the Blue Ridge Parkway and comes close to the Folk Art Center. It then climbs 3,500 feet from Asheville to Craggy Gardens, where the rhododendrons thrive, and on to Balsam Gap.

There are several to the MST trailheads near our North Carolina bed and breakfast. Take a short walk, or bring plenty of snacks and water and spend the day on the MST.

Section 8 of the MST

Section 8 of the MST

Section 7 of the MST

North Carolina Weekend Getaways

February 25th, 2010 by Stacy Shelley

Shed Cabin Fever by Staying at the Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast, North Carolina

Along with the other usual cast of characters that pay us a visit this snowy season, we have recently had a small flock of plump Robins scurrying around in the back yard.  I wouldn’t want to be the Robin-in charge that made that call to come back so early.  I know it is hard to believe, but Spring’s arrival is inevitable — calendar-wise, the 20th of March officially ushers in the warming season and along with it a bustling of activity around our fair city of Asheville, North Carolina.

He's ready for Spring and so are we!

He's ready for Spring and so are we!

Mention the “Cabin Fever Special” when booking your stay at this Asheville Bed and Breakfast and we  will leave a sample of Spring’s blooming offerings in your room. Our reduced rates, effective through March 31st, will help you melt away those Winter memories of canceled school, rearranged schedules and all that shoveling.  Your own flock, or just your little love bird will surely give you huge credit for such a good call.

Antler Hill Village at Biltmore Estate

February 24th, 2010 by Stacy Shelley

Spring 2010 brings the opening of Biltmore Estates eagerly awaited new Antler Hill Village. This will be a new space at the Blitmore Estate to enjoy with your entry fee. Antler Hill Village will include a new exhibition space, village green with live entertainment, dining, shopping, and a new outdoor adventure center.

New areas to Explore at the Biltmore Estate

New areas to Explore at the Biltmore Estate

Also part of the project, Biltmore Winery will offer a newly-designed tour and tasting areas. The existing interpretive farm area with historic barn, kitchen garden, and farmyard will be incorporated as well.  Find new fun in a historic location!

While Antler Hill Village is new, the area has long been a gathering place; just above the village was Antler Hall, a residence and social hub for estate families from George Vanderbilt’s time into the 1930s.  Discover new exhibits, entertaining, new dining and shopping, plus a revitalized Winery tour.  Tickets can be purchased at this Asheville Bed and Breakfast for $60.00 per person.  Tickets purchased at this Asheville Inn are valid for two consecutive days.

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