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Our Asheville B & B Association has a New Look !

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.

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TripAdvisor Recommends Visiting Asheville

February 28th, 2012 by Stacy Shelley

TripAdvisor has announced that Asheville is one of 15 destinations on the rise for travel and tourism. According to their website, travelers are raving about this mountain town, and creating quite a buzz. This comes on the heels of another designation by TripAdvisor in October, 2011 when Asheville was voted by the website’s users as being a Top 10 Destination for Food & Wine.
Here’s what TripAdvisor had to say about Asheville:
There’s something about Asheville that makes its blend of remote Appalachian charm and cosmopolitan sophistication seem perfectly natural. The city abounds in cultural attractions and events, many stemming from the literary greats who have lived here. Thomas Wolfe, Carl Sandburg and O. Henry all once called Asheville home. The city has historically been a resort for the wealthy. But there’s also a friendly, small-town atmosphere; the city has a way of making visitors feel right at home. Located at the confluence of two rivers and nestled in the mountains, Asheville is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts, who have their pick of hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, hot air ballooning and many other activities. So breathe in the fresh mountain air, take a spin along “America’s most scenic drive,” the Blue Ridge Parkway, and soak up the beauty and spirit of this lovely mountain city.
For reservations at our Asheville Inn, visit or call 888-811-3053.


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

December 1st, 2011 by Stacy Shelley

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

December Special at this Asheville Inn

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

Peach and Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

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 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 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.

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

Leaves by day and Moogfest by night.

October 4th, 2011 by Stacy Shelley

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 to book reservations at our historic Asheville B & B or call 888-811-3053.


Theatre in the Park Special offered by this Asheville NC Bed and Breakfast

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:

  • Ticket for special reserved seating
  • Complimentary beverage
  • Free Shakespeare” T-shirt (sizes S-XXL)
  • “Dress Up and Play!”- a costumed walk-on role in a scene
  • A paperback copy of the play script signed by all the cast
  • Dining discount card to Tod’s Tasties or, Olive or Twist

The package is $18.00 for adults.  Please contact Pinecrest B & B Inn for details and scheduling.

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Zip up to Navitat Canopy Tours Easily from our Asheville, NC Bed and Breakfast

June 14th, 2011 by Stacy Shelley

Get ready to see the world in a new and different way. Hidden in a secluded mountain cove only 20 minutes north of Asheville and a short drive from our Asheville Bed and Breakfast, the Navitat Canopy Adventures zip line canopy tour.  Navitat Canopy Adventures takes guests on a thrilling and educational adventure high in the trees of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Fast, smooth zip lines stretch high above the forest floor; skillfully crafted platforms nest seamlessly (and securely) in large beautiful native trees; and sky-bridges span forest sections teeming with natural wonder and leading to magical surprises like a grand old blooming Tulip Poplar tree.

Navitat Asheville was recently named “one of the best in the nation” in USA TODAY’s “10 Great Ziplines Across the USA!”  I recently went on an afternoon canopy tour and have to say it was a blast.  There were 8 participants in our group and 2 guides. I thought that I would be scared and nervous….but not all.   The views were spectacular and I got to exercise my inner Tarzan (or Jane in my case).  I entered feeling a bit apprehensive about sailing through the forest, but left with my face hurting from grinning so much.

To schedule your canopy tour, contact Pinecrest Inn at 888-811-3053. For more information visit or click here for inn discounts and special offers.

Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast has won a 2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!

May 27th, 2011 by Stacy Shelley

This Asheville Inn was just awarded a 2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. This ceritificate is awarded to properties who consistently receive excellent ratings. We think your 5 rating is something to be proud of and we hope you do to. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our guests who have posted such lovely reviews over the years. Here at Pinecrest B & B we strive for excellence and it appears our guests feel we are achieving that goal. Come stay at this Asheville Inn and experience what our guests are writing about.

Fresh Local Strawberries from Full Sun Farm Served up here at this Asheville Bed and Breakfast

May 10th, 2011 by Stacy Shelley

From farm to bed and breakfast table, Asheville’s Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast works with local farmers to bring you delicious and healthy local food.  Strawberries have come in early at Full Sun Farm and we are serving them up at breakfast.  These ripe, red, juicy fruits come from our friends at the farm which is located in Sandy Mush (about 45 minutes from Asheville).

This small, family farm is run by Alex Brown and Vanessa Campbell.   They reside on the farm in an old farm house with their two young daughters, Ada and Belle.  Their mission at the farm is to nurture their family and community by growing beautiful, healthy produce through good land stewardship.  They apply organic farming methods to grow vegetables, berries, and cut flowers on their 17 acre farm. They also have three greenhouses where they start their transplants from seed and grow tomatoes, melons, and cucumbers.   All of their produce is sold locally and Alex and Vanessa are well known at the farmer’s markets.

When visiting this Asheville NC Inn this summer you will get the chance to taste their delicious blueberries in our Blueberry Waffles, their vegetables in out Farmers Market Frittata and the lovely summer squash in our zuchini bread. As Julia used to say: “Bon Appetit!”

To book a room at our Asheville B & B, visit or call 888-811-3053.