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Walk to the Bele Chere Festival from our Award Winning Asheville Bed & Breakfast

June 13th, 2011 by Stacy Shelley

Stay at our historic Asheville Bed & Breakfast this July and walk to all the festivities at Bele Chere July 29-31. Bele Chere is the largest free music festival in the Southeast! 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. Over 16 local restaurants will be serving an array of food delights. Don’t miss live music on four stages like Apache Relay, Big Gigantic, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Mambo Sauce, Marc Broussard, Papadosio, Hoots & Hellmouth, Railroad Earth, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Rebirth Brass Band and more.

Visit www.pincrestbb.com or call 888.811.3053 to book your reservation at our Asheville Inn today. Pinecrest bed and breakfast in Asheville is just a short walk from all the action in downtown Asheville, N.C..

Festivals abound the Weekend of May 27 so let Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast be your Home Base.

May 10th, 2011 by Stacy Shelley

The weekend of May 27th there is not one but two fabulous festivals. Whether you’re a hardcore athlete or a newbie trying an event for the first time, the annual Mountain Sports Festival in Asheville offers something for you. From intense trail running to laid-back disc golf, from adventure racing to the Iron Kids events, from high speed track racing to whitewater kayak clinics… there is something here to entertain and challenge you!

Or you can just hang out, enjoy music and food while watching the competitions. Visit with vendors and test out products, and get lots of great information for enjoying the outdoors.

The Mountain Sports Festival is a weekend event that celebrates community, athletics and local business, while showcasing the terrain, environment and unique culture of Asheville and the surrounding mountains. The Mountain Sports Festival is organized by a group of community oriented volunteers dedicated to presenting a well balanced series of events that encourages participation on all levels. It features professional and amateur level competitions in paddling, adventure racing, running, cycling, climbing, skateboarding and many other activities.

The heart of the festival located at Carrier Park on Amboy Rd. along the French Broad River in West Asheville features entertainment, food, souvenirs, clinics and demonstrations

Also May 28th you can take a drive to Brevard for the The White Squirrel Festival. It’s two days of nutty, family fun over the Memorial Day Weekend. The music is the major showcase, giving prominence to national and even international performers who are connected to Transylvania County. This year BonePony and Jupiter Coyote headline the Saturday and Sunday concerts, along with 16 other FREE concerts! It’s no wonder that last year the White Squirrel Festival was recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the TOP 20 May festivals in the entire region.

Pinecrest Inn Bed & Breakfast is a hop, skip and a jump from all the festival action this summer. Stay at our Asheville Inn and enjoy sumptuous breakfast and luxurious suites at affordable room rates. Call 888-811-3053 or visit www.pinecrestbb.com for details and reservations.

Asheville Community Theatre Presents Rent

January 24th, 2011 by Stacy Shelley

Hey, this is Asheville.  It’s not necessary to “put on the Ritz” for a night on the town.  No top hat and tails required.

Join the Asheville Community Theatre as it turns 65 this year.  The ACT remains one of the oldest community theaters in the country.  To celebrate their youthful exuberance they’ve put together a season bursting with music, energy, humor, and intrigue.

ACT is proud to present the 1996 Tony Award winning Rent, a hot rock opera that follows a group of bohemians struggling in modern day New York. Based on Puccini’s opera La Boheme, Rent tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.  A truly powerful story.

Music, lyrics and book by Jonathan Larson
February 18-March 6, 2011
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

The folks at Pinecrest B&B can help you plan a fun-filled evening with drinks and hors d’ouvres before the show and a late night meal afterwards at any of the fabulous restaurants in Asheville. 

Check our Asheville Inn at www.pinecrestbb.com for winter rate specials or click here to book your accomodations.

Asheville FringeArts Festival January 20-23

January 18th, 2011 by Stacy Shelley

And now for something uniquely Asheville — a performing extravaganza on the fourth weekend of January.

The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival provides artists with opportunities to explore the edges of their work, collaborate across genres and bring new and innovative performances to culturally adventurous audiences.

The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival serves patrons of art from Asheville and beyond by facilitating the creation and production of avant garde work that may otherwise not find a venue. In past years the artistic mix has included actors, dancers, singers, videographers, painters and musicians, presenting a varied range of interesting work including cross-genre improvisation, Butoh dance, sketch theatre, modern dance, and multi-media performance art. The spirit of the festival also leaves the city “vulnerable” to random acts of art, such as fire-dancing in the street or mass mobs of poets.

Each venue plays host to a variety of performers, assuring an interesting mix to challenge and delight audiences. The BeBe Theatre is the Fringe headquarters and box office for tickets, but they will have other venues for the amazing artists and performances in the upcoming festival.  The four venues are: Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center; Asheville Art Museum; BeBe Theatre and River Arts District.

Your venue for the weekend is the Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast which provides a comfortable bed, fantastic food and puts you close to all of the action.  Join us on the Fringe!

Visit www.pinecrestbb.com for winter rate specials and more information about our historic Asheville, N.C. Bed and Breakfast.

Reserve Your Room at this Asheville NC Inn August 6th-8th for an Art Filled Weekend.

July 29th, 2010 by Stacy Shelley

Start your stay at this Asheville, NC Inn with a stroll around the lively sidewalks of downtown Asheville for the free Center City Art Walk on Friday August 6. Galleries stay open Friday evenings four times a year to showcase new shows and artists. You can walk to 30 galleries in the downtown area — enjoying the fine art and crafts that they have to offer –  including exhibitions featured at  The Haen Gallery and 16 Patton! Also don’t forget to stop by Jewels That Dance, one of Asheville’s finest jewelry galleries showcasing the design studio of goldsmith Paula Dawkins, and celebrating its 26th year in historic downtown Asheville. Gallery Minerva has a new home at 8 Biltmore Avenue. Also a must see is the region’s largest studio glass art collection The Bender Gallery.  And that is just Friday.

On Saturday, after feasting on a wonderfully prepared and very filling breakfast at this Asheville Bed and Breakfast, head down to Biltmore Village for the free Village Art & Craft Fair.  This event takes place at the historic and beautiful Cathedral of All Souls in Biltmore Village (near the entrance to the Biltmore Estate). The fair hosts 125 artists from 20 states representing the full spectrum of craft media – jewelry, ceramic, wood, fiber, metals, two-dimensional art and more.

The festival is also on Sunday noon to 6. We recommend taking a trolley ride to Biltmore Village.  Board your trolley at the Visitor Center and enjoy a beautiful ride through Asheville. Tickets can be purchased at this Asheville Lodging or at the Visitors Center just 4 blocks away.  Tickets  for adults are $20 per person; Children (5-11 years) $10.  This is a great way to get familiar with Asheville and  as a bonus get dropped off at the Village to enjoy the fair. When you are ready to head back, hop back on the trolley and take a leisurely cruise through Asheville. The trolley will drop you back at the Visitors Center just 4 blocks from this Asheville, NC Inn.

August 6th-8th is a Busy Weekend for Guests of this Asheville Bed and Breakfast, it’s also the 64th Asheville Antiques Fair

July 29th, 2010 by Stacy Shelley

It’s really a fun-filled, action-packed weekend — even for Asheville, August 6th -8th. Guests at this Asheville Bed and Breakfast can take in the Center City Art Walk, , (in and around downtown Asheville), the Village Art & Craft Fair (in Biltmore Village) and the 64th Asheville  Antiques Fair at the Asheville Civic Center in downtown Asheville.  The Asheville Antiques Fair is the oldest antiques show in the south. More than 50 invited dealers will showcase American, English and Continental antiques from the 18th, 19th and early 20th century; featuring furniture, silver, jewelry, prints, crystal, books and more.

Special events include: Heirloom Roadshow, offering verbal appraisals, expert lectures and exhibits. Visit the Fair 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 on Sunday.  Admission is $10.00.  Leave your car here at your Asheville B & B and walk to the Civic center or, if you think you might melt on the way, park in the Civic Center parking garage nearby. With all this walking about, we will make sure our guests are rested and well fed.

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.

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