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Gift Certificates from this Asheville Bed and Breakfast for Gift Giving.

December 1st, 2011 by stacy

A Gift Certificate from Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast is a great idea for Holiday gift giving, anniversary, honeymoon, birthday or any other special occasion. To make the recipients stay even more special we can arrange for sparkling beverages, locally made chocolates, in-room massage, dinner reservations, excursion planning and Biltmore Estate tickets.  Biltmore Estate tickets purchased through Asheville B & B allow entrance to the Estate two consecutive days.

To order a gift certificate, please call 888-811-3053 or email us at innkeeper@pinecrestbb.com.

December Special at this Asheville Inn

December 1st, 2011 by stacy

Stay at this Asheville NC Bed and Breakfast for 2 nights Sunday through Thursday in December and receive $30.00 off your stay.  What can you do with $30.00 in Asheville, North Carolina- let us list the ways…….

Visit The Chocolate Fetish and stock up on locally made delicious Chocolate.

Looking for some Holiday Cheer head over to The Wine Studio, voted The Best Wine Shop in WNC, and pick up some beautiful wines or locally crafted beer.

Hop in to Olive and Kickin, purveyors of the finest, freshest extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars from all around the world and pick up some great Holiday gifst. Experience the ultimate foodie adventure – a walk through various regions of the world where these fine extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and spices can be sampled – right here in Asheville!

Venture down Haywood Street and stop in to the famed locally owned independent and fabulous Malaprops Bookstore for great gift ideas. Have a cup of coffee and pastries in their coffee shop and browse through the many books. Stop in to Sensibilities Day Spa and pick up some lovely bath and body care products, handmade jewelry and scented candles. Head further down Haywood and venture into the Woolworth Walk a uniquely Asheville experience; a privately and locally owned gallery in the heart of downtown, located in a historic building and representing local artists almost exclusively, it is without a doubt “Worth the Walk”. Located in the Woolworth Walk is an Old Fashioned Soda Fountain. While deciding on the gifts you want to purchase enjoy a milkshake or ice cream sundae.

Enjoy Afternoon Tea at Chelseas Tea Room in Historic Biltmore Village.  Choose between the Tea Plate with an amazing selection of sweets and savories or the Cheese board with a selection of cheeses, grilled bread and fresh fruit. You may choose from Elmwood Inn Fine Tea or choose from our array of other black and herb teas.

We can send you to any number of locally owned restaurants where $30.00 will get you a great lunch.

The list could go on forever…Asheville boasts so many wonderful locally owned shops where you can find interesting and fabulous holiday gifts. Stay at this Asheville Inn and take advantage of  this special.

For more information call our toll free 888-811-3053 or visit us at www.pinecrestbb.com.

Nothing Like a Fresh Cut Christmas Tree – Let this Asheville Inn be your Guide

November 18th, 2011 by stacy

Let this Asheville Inn be your guide to the best fresh cut Christmas trees in WNC! We are so fortunate to live in western North Carolina, the number two state in the country for growing Christmas Trees! There are 3 farms within 30 minutes of Asheville and many more as you drive toward Boone.  One of our family favorites is Sandy Hollar Farm located in the beautiful Sandy Mush area about 30 minutes north/west of Asheville.  Every year we head out to Sandy Mush, which  also happens to where our good friends and well known organic farmers, Vanessa and Alex Brown call home.  Our kids always enjoy the hayride up to the meadow passing llamas and goats,  where we pick  and cut down two Frasier Firs — one for our Asheville Bed and Breakfast and one for our private home.  Each of the farms listed below offer hay rides and other holiday festivities. Rounding out the family outing, Santa often shows up so the kids can sit on his lap and tell them what they would like for Christmas. To start your holiday season visit us at Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast in Asheville, NC and take advantage of all the holiday festivities. Visit us at www.pinecrestbb.com.

You can certainly get into the holiday spirit with so much to see and do.  Most folks will want to visit the Biltmore Estate, which is all lit up for the holidays.  If you’ve been good, you will want to walk around downtown or in Biltmore Village to knock some items off of your own Christmas list.  Adding a trip to the country to cut your own tree might just become a family tradition of your own.

Sandy Hollar Tree Farm
63 Sandy Hollar Road
Leicester, NC 28748
828.683.3645
Choose & Cut Christmas Trees, Christmas Tree Live, Christmas Trees, Hay Rides, Tours, Wreaths. Sunday-Saturday 9 am-4:30 pm; Open seven days from the weekend before Thanksgiving through the weekend before Christmas. Buy wreaths, garland (roping), decorations, refreshments, and crafts. Hay rides to the tree fields and marshmallow roasting on weekends.
Directions from Asheville: About 20 miles from downtown, follow Patton Ave/ U.S. Highway 19-23 South. Take NC 63 (Leicester Highway) 11 miles to North Turkey Creek Road (left). Go 1 1/2 miles to split, veer right onto Early’s Mountain Road. Go six miles. Farm is second drive on left past Robinson Cove Road (Sandy Hollow Lane).

Mehaffey Tree Farm

24 Corner Drive
Waynesville, NC 28785
828.926.1424
Open daily, except Mondays 9am-5pm from mid November to Christmas Week.
Enjoy a trip back to your own childhood by selecting your own Christmas tree from among acres of beautiful Fraser firs. Sometimes Mother Nature provides a light dusting of snow to make your visit even more magical. Their specialty is high-quality Fraser Fir trees. They cut your favorite tree, bale it and tie it on your vehicle. Located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains near Maggie Valley & Waynesville. They offer paved access, plenty of parking, restrooms, and even free refreshments in a heated section of their Morton building. They have five to12 foot trees, plus wreaths, roping and tree stands.
Directions from Asheville (30-40 minute drive): Follow I-40 west to exit 20. Travel 3.1 miles on Hwy. 276 South, Turn right onto Grindstone Rd. Travel 1.3 miles on Grindstone Rd. to Hemphill Road, Turn right on Hemphill Rd. and travel .1 miles to 24 Corner Drive.

Frosty Mountain Christmas Trees
13623 Highway 212
Marshall, NC 28753
Phone: 828.656.8100
This “no-frills” tree farm is a short distance off I-26 near the North Carolina/Tennessee line. They produce Fraser fir Christmas trees for choose-and-cut. Visitors will find the farm by the large American flag painted on the barn. You’ll be surrounded by hillsides of trees and fields with cows, goats, and a llama or two. Donna and Chipper Jones and their children grow 80,000 Fraser fir on 55 acres of their 300 acre farm at elevations of 3200 to 4800 feet. Open early November through December 20, dawn to dusk.
Directions from Asheville: Take I-26 West toward Weaverville, Take Exit #50, Flag Pond Rd., Turn left at Higgins Creed Rd., Go 1/4 mile and turn right at T-intersection onto old Hwy 23., Go almost 2 miles and turn left at TN-352., Go 4.5 miles to NC line and the road becomes Hwy 212. The farm is 1/2 mile.

Asheville’s premier food event, the Taste of Asheville, will be held on November 17, 2011 at The Venue at 21 North Market Street from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. This highly anticipated annual fundraising event, held by the members of Asheville Independent Restaurants (AIR), will feature food from 37 restaurants as well as wine tasting and beer tasting from local breweries. “ We are very excited about this year’s event as it has a record number of participating restaurants and will feature some of Asheville’s top chefs,” says Steve Frabatore, AIR’s president. “These same restaurants are participating in our 2012 AIR Passport, which will be kicked off that same evening ”. The AIR Passport program offers discounts at many of Asheville’s top restaurants while encouraging passport holders to try new restaurants.

For reservations at our Asheville Inn, visit www.pinecrestbb.com or call 888-811-3053.

Not Your Usual Gingerbread Competition………coming soon to the Grove Park Inn Asheville

November 18th, 2011 by stacy

New this year, The Grove Park Inn will be featuring a Gingerbread Doghouse Competition & Display December 4 -7.  Similar to The National Gingerbread House Competition, contestants will construct a doghouse made entirely of  dog-edible materials.  A panel of judges will select winners in each category and display attendees will each vote for the “People’s Choice” award.

This fundraising event, to be held at their historic country club, will benefit local pet charities Animal Compassion Network, Asheville Humane Society, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, Humane Alliance, and Paws on a Mission.  This Asheville Bed and Breakfast still has some availability that week so call soon to make your reservation or visit us at www.pinecrestbb.com.  Of course, the Grove Park Inn is still having their Gingerbread House competition.  This is the 19th year for this holiday tradition.

If you’d like to catch the magic of this and all the other spectacular Christmas events in Asheville this holiday season, visit us at www.Pinecrestbb.com or call for details. Our cozy Asheville Bed and Breakfast is serving up gourmet breakfasts and a heaping hot cup of hospitality this season. We’ll help you arrange your day trips and plan your holiday shopping excursions, then send you to the best restaurants in Asheville to have lunch. Click here to make a reservation at our Asheville Inn. Hope to see you for the holidays!

 

It’s Not Too Late to Book a Room November 17 and Sample “Taste of Asheville”

November 16th, 2011 by stacy

Taste of Asheville, Asheville’s premier food event, will be held on November 17, 2011 at The Venue at 21 North Market Street from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. This highly anticipated annual fundraising event, held by the members of Asheville Independent Restaurants (AIR), will feature food from 37 restaurants as well as wine tasting and beer tasting from local breweries. “ We are very excited about this year’s event as it has a record number of participating restaurants and will feature some of Asheville’s top chefs,” says Steve Frabatore, AIR’s president. “These same restaurants are participating in our 2012 AIR Passport, which will be kicked off that same evening ”. The AIR Passport program offers discounts at many of Asheville’s top restaurants while encouraging passport holders to try new restaurants.

A portion of the proceeds from the evening and the sale of the Passports will go to benefit AIR’s “Chefs of Tomorrow” scholarship at AB Tech. Tickets for the event are $70 for a single ticket and $125 for a pair. Tickets will go on sale October 3rd on the AIR Website www.airasheville.org.  Call today and book your room at the Asheville Bed and Breakfast 888-811-3053 or visit our website and book online www.pinecrestbb.com.

 

 

Peach and Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

October 7th, 2011 by stacy

This summer’s Stuffed French Toast was such a hit at breakfast and requested by so many guests, we decided to launch “how to” video.  Now, I am no Ina Garten or  Giada De Laurentiis  so cut me some slack. I went a little overboard with the powered sugar at the end..so my daughter has told me. And the door bell rang during the shoot so my griddle got a little too hot….but  all in all it was fun. So much so, we decided to do a video about Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast, which will be launching very soon..so stay tuned.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=_S6DaN5o6cs

Back in the kitchen, we’ve moved past Summer’s peaches and are into what Autumn has to offer.  To embrace the change of season, I have prepared this recipe with a mixture of apple butter whipped cream cheese and some delicious local Hendersonville  apples.  Truth be known, I did not pick the apples myself, but you can do just that at a number of farms right now.  Well, if you are not hungry after watching me prepare this scrumptious breakfast, I need to reconsider my cooking show aspirations.

Come visit this Asheville bed and breakfast and enjoy the fabulous food we are preparing. Visit us at www.pinecrestbb.com to book reservations at our historic Asheville B & B or call 888-811-3053.

Art Safari a ten minute drive from this Asheville Inn

October 4th, 2011 by stacy

On October 29-30 take a short drive up to Weaverville, a unique small mountain town, and enjoy the Weaverville Art Safari. Twice a year, 40 artists of the Weaverville Art Safari invite you to a free, self-guided tour of artists’ home studios in the scenic area surrounding the villages of Weaverville and Barnardsville, NC. Many of the artists and craftspeople of the Safari who call Western North Carolina home choose to live and work here because they are inspired by the beauty of the world renowned landscape.

The Art Safari provides a chance to wind through the backroads and main streets of  Weaverville, Alexander and Barnardsville on a self-guided driving tour. Artists are on hand to talk about their creative processes and exhibit their latest creations. Works of art showcased during the event include pottery, handmade glass, sculpture, jewelry, furniture, paintings, drawings and fiber art. Select studios offer public demonstrations and door prizes. Studios are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Feel free to call our Asheville Inn at 888-811-3053 to make reservations or visit www.pinecrestbb.com for more information about our historic Asheville NC Bed & Breakfast.

 

Leaves by day and Moogfest by night.

October 4th, 2011 by stacy

Robert Moog

Moogfest is the annual event that honors the remarkable vision of Robert Moog and his amazing musical inventions that changed the course of music.  Moogfest is a 3-day, multi-venue event held in Asheville, NC – the place Bob Moog called home for the last 30 years of his life.  The 2011 festival will be held the weekend of October 28 – 30.  Moogfest will host artists and audiences from throughout the world in different venues across Asheville’s beautiful, historic downtown.

Moogfest celebrates Bob Moog’s legacy as a sonic pioneer, which will be the thread that unites the festival’s rich array of musical offerings.  While the wide range of Moog instruments – the Minimoog Voyager, the Little Phatty, the Etherwave Theremin, Moogerfoogers, and the Moog Guitar – will play prominent roles throughout the festival’s events, the artists performing will certainly not be limited to those who create their work on Moog instruments.  Instead, artists will be chosen for their role in creating unique and groundbreaking musical experiences that embody the essence of Bob Moog’s visionary and creative spirit.

In addition to fantastic concerts by renowned performers of all kinds, Moogfest offers opportunities to engage with the artists in panel discussions, question and answer sessions, and workshops.  There will also be interactive experiences for the audience to explore their own musical creativity with a variety of Moog instruments.  The festival also offers visual art exhibitions, installations, and film screenings throughout the weekend.

Tickets are available online via Ticketmaster through the Moogfest web site, as well as through the Asheville Civic Center Box Office. The ACC box office is located at 87 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801 and is open weekdays from 10:00AM – 5:00PM Eastern. You may purchase tickets via phone by calling (800) 745-3000.

Enjoy this festival from the comfort of our Bed and Breakfast in Asheville NC. Visit www.pinecrestbb.com to book reservations at our historic Asheville B & B or call 888-811-3053.

 

Oktoberfest Downtown Asheville October 8, 2011

October 2nd, 2011 by stacy

Photo Courtesy of www.exploreasheville.com

Autumn is here and time to get out your lederhosen and polka down to Wall Street, a quaint cobblestone street with an old world feel for Oktoberfest Asheville.  Join all the folk on October 8 for some good food and delicious beer.  The festival is a mix of Bavarian traditions with Asheville’s own twist mixed in.   Asheville was recently recognized as “Beer City USA” making this event a perfect opportunity to sample biers from our local award winning breweries.

The event will feature tastings from Highland Brewing, Asheville Brewing Company, Pisgah Brewing, Green Man Brewery, and French Broad Brewing Company. Many brewers are featuring seasonal ales for Oktoberfest, and will be on hand to discuss their beers. Also, Wall Street restaurants will be preparing authentic German fare including bratwurst, schnitzels and traditional sides.

The Stratton Mountain boys will be on hand providing lively Polka music which means lots of dancing will be going on. Advance purchase tickets are $25.00 per person, and $35.00 the day of event. Tickets will be available September 1 at ashevilledowntown.org. And the best news of all… you can walk from this Asheville Bed and Breakfast.

For more information about the Pinecrest Inn Bed & Breakfast in Asheville or visit www.pinecrestbb.com.

 

Visit this Asheville Inn and Take Advantage of Biltmore Estate Ticket Specials

September 7th, 2011 by Lisa Lidback

Daytime Biltmore Estate Ticket Special
Enjoy the Biltmore Estate during your stay at Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast. Adult tickets purchased at this Asheville Bed and Breakfast are good for 2 consecutive days at a rate of $50.00 per ticket November 1 through December 31, 2011. Saving you $9.00 per ticket off the 1 day Biltmore Estate gate price. Your estate admission includes a self-guided visit of Biltmore Estate, access to the vast gardens, Anter Hill Village, free wine tasting and a guided tour at the winery, dining and shopping opportunities and free parking.

 

Christmas at Biltmore Special

Explore Biltmore House during holiday evenings when fireplaces fill the grand home with a warm glow, accenting delicate ornaments and priceless treasures beginning November 4th. Evening Candlelight Tours begin November 11 through December 31, 2011. Upgrade your Daytime Biltmore House ticket to include a Candlelight Tour for a total cost of $65 per ticket. Buy your tickets through this Asheville Inn and save up to $30.00 per ticket. Tour space is limited. We recommend you call Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast directly at the time you book your room reservation, so we can reserve your tour time.

Call Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast Inn for details at 888-811-3053 or visit www.pinecrestbb.com for information.

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