In honor of Veteran’s Day, Pinecrest Inn Bed and Breakfast is proud to honor our distinguished men and women in the armed services, active or retired with a special offer! On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, all veterans can stay for FREE in one of our select Asheville B&B guest rooms (based on room availability). Bring your spouse or special someone and enjoy our hospitality. Offer valid until November 12, 2014.
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September 15th, 2014 by Stacy Shelley
January 23rd, 2014 by Stacy Shelley
Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast
(Originally published at http://carolinaepicurean.com/2014/01/pinecrest-bed-breakfast/)
January 16, 2014
Searching online for the perfect place to stay when you’re traveling can be stressful. If you’re like me, you look at lodging websites, carefully examining ALL the photos – especially shots of breakfast, if it’s offered. Then you go to TripAdvisor, Yelp, or both, reading reviews and looking at ALL their photos.
Your search for places to stay in Asheville just became easier! After a most wonderful opportunity came my way in the form of an Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association invitation to tour some of their Inns along with my friend Nichole Livengood, of Gap Creek Gourmet, I feel confident recommending any of their member Inns.
Who knew there were so many unique Asheville area Inns and Innkeepers!?! We’re not talking cookie-cutter by any stretch of the imagination. This article is part of a series in which you’ll get a feel for some of the seventeen B&Bs that are part of the Asheville Association.
Sometimes I like the anonymity of hotels, but more often than not, B&Bs are my cup of tea. Innkeepers are a special breed. They like people and often like to cook lovely afternoon snacks and special breakfasts.
I’d seen Pinecrest B&B many times when parking for the annual Asheville Greek Festival held at the church next door. Last month my friend, Nichole Livengood (Gap Creek Gourmet), and I had the opportunity to spend the night.
Nichole arrived in time to enjoy what she describes as “the best brownie she’s ever had”, one of the homemade desserts Pinecrest Innkeeper Stacy puts out each afternoon for guests. By the time I checked in, it was too close to dinner for a brownie, but I shamelessly secreted one of them away for later that evening.
Early risers find their way to the bright sun porch for self-serve coffee or tea. In the evening, wine is available here.
It’s the perfect spot for reading the morning paper, catching up on email – via good Wi-Fi throughout the B&B – or chatting with other guests.
There’s something about breakfast around a large, beautifully set table, exchanging stories with a group of interesting folks.
This morning, we started off with a fresh strawberry parfait, banana bread, coffee or tea.
Followed by our choice of French Toast (bread from Asheville’s beloved City Bakery) served with home-made syrup, and local Hickory Nut Gap sausage patties or, Oven Roasted Tomato and Smoked Mozzarella Frittata with Hickory Nut Gap sausage patties.
Both were delicious.
After breakfast, Nichole and I spent some time chatting with owner Janna and her co-Innkeeper/daughter, Stacy, in . . . you guessed it, the kitchen. It’s a testament to Janna and Stacy, the cooking/baking magic that happens in this nice, but utilitarian space.
When you stay at Pinecrest, be sure to ask about the famous architect that designed a major addition to this 1905 Historic Montford area home, why it was so unusual that he took on residential work, and the possible reason he did so.
Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast
249 Cumberland Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
May 2nd, 2012 by Stacy Shelley
Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast is a member of the Asheville Bed and Breakfast Association. For over a year now the ABBA has been working on a new Logo, new Website and an interactive Kiosk, which will be placed in our Asheville Visitor Center. Visitors can engage with a touch-screen interactive display on the kiosk and select a Bed & Breakfast based on individual needs. Guests can can book online right at the kiosk, or make a phone call, to secure their stay.
The Asheville Bed and Breakfast Association is comprised of some of the most beautifully decorated historic Inns in Asheville. And while each of these 16 homes is charming in their own way, they are not memories of grandmother’s house.
On May 8, 2012 we will be unveiling the new Kiosk, website and logo at our ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Asheville Visitor Center.
December 1st, 2011 by Stacy Shelley
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.
October 7th, 2011 by Stacy Shelley
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.
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.
July 11th, 2011 by Stacy Shelley
This Asheville NC Bed and Breakfast is offering a Theater in the Park Special. Enjoy a performance by the Montford Park Players, a locally renowned theatre company. Guest dine at one of Asheville’s great neighborhood haunts and are treated as a backstage VIP.
The outdoor stage is just block a way and within easy walking distance.
The Package includes:
The package is $18.00 for adults. Please contact Pinecrest B & B Inn for details and scheduling.
March 1st, 2011 by Stacy Shelley
The Asheville Bed and Breakfast Association is hosting a tour of member inns on April 16 and 17, called the Spring INN Asheville Tour of B&Bs. This fundraiser will be benefiting MANNA foodbank. This 2-day event offers a glimpse into our historic residences while providing delicious, culinary treats along the way. Each Inn has partnered with a local, independent restaurant. This Asheville Bed and Breakfast has partnered with Limones Restaurant, known for their inspirational Mexican and Californian cuisine. Tour goers will also be able to enjoy the gardens of some of Asheville’s finest historic properties.
Tickets are $25.00 per person or $40.00 per couple and cover both days of the tour and can be purchased by credit card online at www.ashevilleabba.com through April 8th and at the Asheville Shop in the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center beginning April 10th. Tickets purchased through the Asheville Shop are $30 per person or $50 per couple (check or cash only).
Welcome Bags with the Tour brochure/map/ticket will be available for pick-up for online pre-orders and walk-in purchases at the Asheville Shop between April 10-17.
Your Tour Brochure is your ticket and must be presented at each Inn on the tour in order to enter.
Also available is an opportunity to win a $250 Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association Gift Certificate. Cash only raffle tickets cost $5 each or 2 for $9. Only select Inns will carry raffle tickets so be sure to visit them all!
As a guest of this Asheville Bed and Breakfast you will recieve two complimentary tickets, so book soon and take advantage of this offer. For more information call 888-811-3053.