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Spring into Pinecrest B & B the Last Two Weekends in March and Save an Additional 10%.

March 14th, 2011 by stacy

If you are thinking about a last minute weekend escape warming temperatures in Asheville  is a wonderful way to shake off those winter chills.  Book at this Asheville Bed and Breakfast and get an additional 10% off the already reduced winter rates. And we are waiving our usual 2 night weekend minimum, so a one night escape is possible.   Enjoy Asheville before the Spring crowds arrive.  Only two more weeks before Biltmore Estate tickets return to seasonal prices so take advantage of the reduced ticket prices.  Mention our Spring Fling special when booking and get an additioanl 10% discount. Let this Asheville Inn be your start to Spring.

Visit us at www.pinecrestbb.com to book reservations at our historic Asheville B & B or call 888-811-3053.

No Rest this Winter for the Innkeepers at this Asheville Inn

March 1st, 2011 by stacy

It’s winter in Asheville which means it’s low or should I say “slow” season. We should be resting and gearing up for our busy spring, summer and fall….right. Not a chance this year. We have been very busy with winter cleaning, painting and refinishing our floors. The Wible and Thomas Wolfe suites at our Inn have a fresh coat of paint and very shiny floors.  The entrance way, stairs and upstairs hall have also been spruced up with fresh paint. Our Asheville NC Bed and Breakfast is ready to welcome in Spring.

On that note, last Spring we spent a great deal of time in our expansive and lovely yard planting a new perenial garden around the stone patio. We also planted  shrubs, trees and flowers and are excited about seeing all of it come into bloom very soon.  In fact the warm weather last weekend sprang up the Crocus giving us a glimps of Spring.

It’s never too early to be thinking about Spring travel. For reservations or information about our Asheville Inn, please call 888-811-3053 or visit www.pinecrestbb.com.

Asheville Bed and Breakfast Asociation Tour of Inns

March 1st, 2011 by stacy

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.

Run the Black Mountain Marathon & Mt. Mitchell Challenge and return to this Asheville Inn to Relax

January 24th, 2011 by stacy

Begin at dawn in Black Mountain, the quaint “front porch of Western North Carolina”, and follow trails to the “rooftop” of Western North Carolina, the 6,684′ summit of Mount Mitchell – eastern America’s highest point – then return to the start/finish area! With a starting altitude of 2,360′, the elevation gain for this 40-mile run will be 4,324′ – in the first 20 miles! Race founders Wendell Begley of Black Mountain Savings and Trent Thomas from Black Dome Mountain Sports saw a need for this kind of event for both the elite athlete and the weekend warrior. Their goal was to design a race that was attainable physically while offering the opportunity to test oneself against the often-uncooperative forces of nature! The Marathon runners start side-by-side with the Challengers and duplicate their course to the Black Mountain Gap overlook on the famed Blue Ridge Parkway. Here, at an elevation of 5,340′ and with an extraordinary view of Mount Mitchell as a backdrop, Marathoners will turn and retrace their course to the Start/Finish area in Black Mountain.

Whether you are running, a part of the support crew or just a part of the cheering throngs, end your day at this Asheville Inn.  Sink into one of our claw-foot soaking tubs to ease the days fatigue. Book your accomodations in the Grace room and sit in front of the fire to take the chill out of your bones then curl up in your comfy king size bed and enjoy get a good nights sleep. Wake up to the smell of breakfast being prepared. Let us send you out with a full tummy.

The race is Saturday, February 26th . It starts at 6:45am.  Marathon and Challenge competitors assemble on starting line at the bottom of Cherry St. in Downtown Black Mountain. Race starts promptly at 7am.

For more information about the Pinecrest Inn Bed & Breakfast in Asheville or to check out winter room rate specials visit www.pinecrestbb.com.

Pinecrest B & B Biltmore Specials & Valentine’s Day Getaway Packages!

January 4th, 2011 by stacy

Stay at our romantic Asheville Bed and Breakfast this Valentine’s Day and take advantage of our Valentine’s Getaway Package offer. Book a reservation for Friday, Saturday and Sunday and get a free Biltmore Estate ticket. Book 2 nights’ accommodations at our historic Asheville inn and receive a complimentary bottle of champagne or a box of award winning European style chocolates from The Chocolate Fetish in Asheville.

While staying at Pinecrest B & B January 2nd through March 31st  stroll the Biltmore Estate . Biltmore Estate tickets are reduced to $29.00 if purchased through the Biltmore Estate 7 days in advance and $39.00, if purchased within 7 days or at the gate.

Plan your getaway to George Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre estate. Mr. Vanderbilt created Biltmore as an escape from everyday life. Now, his descendants invite you to enjoy his legacy of hospitality. Your admission includes self-guided tours of the breathtaking Biltmore House & Gardens and the new Antler Hill Village—featuring the Winery, The Biltmore Legacy, Village Green, and Farm.

Play in their 8,000-acre backyard with an array of outdoor activities, indulge in one-of-a-kind shopping, and savor their restaurants‘ exceptional fare. Visit Biltmore in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC and let our gracious hospitality inspire you.

Take advantage of special discounted winter rates at our Asheville, N.C. Bed and Breakfast from January 2nd through March 31 and save up to $30.00 per night. Read more about the winter special rates here or call for details 888-811-3053. For more information visit www.pinecrestbb.com.

Now Offering Reduced Winter Rates at our Asheville, N.C. Bed and Breakfast

December 31st, 2010 by stacy

pinecrest asheville innCome visit Pinecrest Inn in Asheville from January 2nd through March 31 and take advantage of our special discount winter rates, even on holidays.  Save up to$30.00  per night now at our cozy bed and breakfast.  Come and enjoy the peacefulness of Asheville during the winter season. 

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner – coming Monday, February 14, 2011. Book early for best pricing and room availability! Bring that special someone to be pampered at our Asheville B & B and get the rest and relaxation you deserve. Take in one of the many wonderful restaurants Asheville has to offer and tour the Biltmore Estate for as low as $29.00 per ticket. 

Call Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast in Asheville, NC today at 888-811-3053 today and let us help you plan your special get-away or visit www.pinecrestbb.com for more details.

Buy One Biltmore Ticket Full Price and Get 2nd HALF Price Here at this Asheville Bed and Breakfast.

December 1st, 2010 by stacy

It’s Christmas at the Biltmore Estate and at this Asheville Bed and Breakfast we are giving you the gift of a Biltmore Estate “daytime” ticket half price when one “day time” ticket is purchased at full price through January 1, 2011. Gate Ticket price for weekdays including Sunday is $59.00 and Saturday ticket price is $69.00.  December 25 through January 1, 2011 ticket price is $69.00.  In addition to the half price ticket our tickets allow you to gain entrance to the Estate two consecutive days. You must mention this special when booking your reservation with this Asheville Inn.

George Vanderbilt introduced his new home to family and friends on Christmas Eve 1895 with a wonderful celebration that continues today. Enjoy America’s largest home decorated with dozens of Christmas trees, hundreds of wreaths, bows, and poinsettias, miles of evergreen garland, and thousands of ornaments. Christmas at Biltmore during the daytime includes access to Biltmore House, the Gardens and Antler Hill Village & Winery. The village links to the Winery, where visitors may take a complimentary guided tour culminating with a complimentary wine tasting. You’ll also find Jolly ole Saint Nick at the Antler Hill Barn on Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. through December 19.

You can also enjoy the Biltmore for Candlelight Christmas Evenings. Firelight and candlelight fill the house with a warm glow and accent delicate ornaments and priceless treasures, while the Front Lawn of Biltmore House sets the scene with a sparkling holiday illumination of evergreens bathed in thousands of twinkling lights. The Candlelight Christmas visit will require the purchase of a “daytime” ticket for each person along with an additional $15 per person upgrade for the Candlelight Evening.

When reserving your stay with Pinecrest Inn Bed and Breakfast please let us know the date your party wishes to attend the Candlelight Evening and a time range that is convenient for you. We will contact the Biltmore directly and make the necessary arrangements. For more information please call 888-811-3053.

This Asheville Bed & Breakfast is your Gateway to the Dickens Festival at Biltmore Village

October 25th, 2010 by stacy

Friday night, December 4, will be opening night for the annual Dickens Festival in Historic Biltmore Village, Asheville, NC.  The Festival provides three days of merriment, music and memories for everyone.  Special stage performances Friday evening include seasonal Celtic music by the Magills, and Bobbie Pell with mythical stories and song, plus trumpeteer Bill Ross with seasonal music.  The outdoor stage will be located at the corner of Boston Way and Swan Street.

Throughout the weekend, there will be groups of musicians, singers, storytellers, carolers and other entertainers performing on the stage and the streets of this picturesque village of shops, galleries and restaurants.  Buildings in the Village are decorated with more than 250,000 tiny white lights, and replicas of the original streetlights line the avenues throughout.  Shops will be open until 7 pm, with many of the shopkeepers clothed in Victorian-era garb.

Please come visit our historic Asheville Bed & Breakfast in Montford, close to downtown and get ready for the holiday spirit. For more information visit www.Pinecrestbb.com or call 888-811-3053 for reservations at our Asheville Inn.

Apple Picking is just Another Adventure to add to your Stay at our Asheville NC Inn

September 7th, 2010 by stacy

Located just 25 miles south of downtown Asheville is one of the country’s largest apple growing areas.  North Carolina is the 7th largest apple-producing state in the nation and Henderson County is the largest apple-producing county in North Carolina, growing 65% percent of them. You can visit many orchards along US Highway 64, just a few miles east of I-26 (between Hendersonville and Bat Cave) and best of all they are free. The apple harvest season runs from late August to late October, and many of the orchards are open daily. Several of the orchards offer tours and allow you to pick your own apples.  Listed below are three orchards near Hendersonville, NC, that are within a few miles of each other.

To make your apple picking adventures easy, we have highlighted some of our Asheville Inn’s favorites destinations. JH Stepp Farm’s Hillcrest Orchard is a fourth generation, 70-acre working farm with beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains! Pick your own apples (or grapes or pumpkins) or shop in their Country Market that is open daily with apples, pumpkins, apple cider, apple butter, and apple gifts. Take a ride on the farm wagon on weekends through acres of orchard and Farmer Stepp’s pumpkin patch and grape vines. Drink a cup of delicious local fresh apple cider. Eat beside the orchard in the picnic area. Open August-November – 221 Stepp Orchard Dr., Hendersonville, NC 828-685-9083

While at Lyda farms, meet “Grandma Lyda” and stroll through the farmyard where you’ll see donkeys, goats, geese, ducks and chickens. They have crispy North Carolina apples straight from the orchard plus a large variety of pumpkins and winter squash (and other produce) that are great for eating or decorating. Beginning in mid-August, early varieties of apples such as Fuji, Gala, Ozark, and Gingergold are available. By Labor Day, Red and Golden Delicious apple varieties are available. In early October, Rome Beauty, Granny Smith, Stayman Winesap and Fuji apples are available.  Open June – November.  3465 Chimney Rock Rd, Hendersonville, NC 828-685-3459

Grandad’s Apples has pre-picked apples (peaches and pumpkins too!) or pick your own in the orchards. In Grandad’s pumpkin patch you will find pumpkins and jack o’lanterns in every size and shape. At Grandad’s Barn and Country Store, you will find a great selection of fall harvest decorations, apple peelers, apple bakers, and other apple gifts. Enjoy apple turnovers, apple bread, caramel apples and a whole lot more. And, don’t forget to try a refreshing cider slush or some hot cider! Explore their five acre corn maze. After visiting five different way stations, your corn maze adventure will be complete!  Open August to mid-November. 2951 Chimney Rock Rd., Hendersonville, NC 828-685-1685

As our guest at this Asheville NC Inn, you can experience local apple fare (we serve mostly organic and local fare when and where available) and match our freshly made desserts with the season.  During the harvest season, our most popular dessert is the coconut apple cake made from locally procured orchards.  This homemade delicacy is moist and delicious with a caramel glaze and is a guest favorite.  No one said that an apple a day can’t come with a whole lot of caramel and coconut goodness.

For information about fall reservations at our Asheville Inn and Bed and Breakfast, visit www.PinecrestBB.com or call 888-811-3053.

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

July 29th, 2010 by stacy

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.

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