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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.

Flowers are a Bloom at this Asheville NC Bed and Breakfast

April 24th, 2010 by Stacy Shelley

Everywhere you look around Asheville flowers are blooming, and our lovely Asheville Bed and Breakfast with it’s lush gardens, is no exception. Whether you are walking through our rolling green yard, strolling through town, touring the Biltmore Estate or hiking through Bent Creek’s Azalea Park, you’ll see blossoming flowers, tree and shrubs everywhere you look. After the winter Asheville experienced it’s a wonder anything has surfaced this spring.

Here at this Asheville  NC  Bed and Breakfast we have just finished weeks of landscaping, which included planting over 20 new shrubs of varying types. We’ve planted Azaleas, Endless Summer Hydrangeas, Otto Luykens, Rhododendron and  Schip Laurels.  We planted a new perenial garden around the patio, which is already blooming like crazy.  Our groundskeeper is complaining that he needs a week off  from laying yards and yards of mulch.

At the Biltmore House they are celebrating their 25 year anniversary of the Festival of Flowers. As you enter the estate on the main road you will find Tulips, Redbuds, Crabapples, Dogwoods, Fothergilla, Viburnums, Piedmont Azalea, Carolina Silverbell, Japanese Mahonia, Candytuft, Cornel Pink Azalea, Creeping Phlox, Celandine Poppy, and Foxglove.

The estate’s walled garden is bursting with Tulips, Tulips, and more Tulips! Candytuft, Creeping Phlox, Fothergilla, Dicentra, Chinese Wisteria, Pansies, and Virginia Bluebells.  The Shrub garden is a blaze with Hawthorns, Kerria, Heather, fragrant Viburnums, Lilacs, Forsythia, Oregon grape Holly, Warty Barberry, Early Azaleas, Crabapples, Creeping Flox, Windflowers, Solomon’s Seal, Diicentra Japanese and Chinese Wisteria. There are also the Spring and Azalea Gardens to see.  During their celebration, April 3rd through May 16th, you can enjoy live music daily in the Winter Garden and in the Conservatory.

The Biltmore is also offering free seminars daily at A Gardener’s Place:

  • 1:00 p.m.: Creating five-minute centerpieces: fast and easy arranging.
  • 2:00 p.m.: How to “wreath” your door into spring.
  • 3:00 p.m.: Learn the basics of growing roses.

Don’t forget you can purchase your tickets to the Biltmore Estate at our lovely Asheville B & B while you’re here.

Asheville B & B and Summer Concerts at the Biltmore Estate

April 6th, 2010 by Stacy Shelley

While staying at this Asheville B & B, experience the fun and excitement of a live concert as some familiar faces roll into Asheville to play at the Biltmore Estate.  Enjoy rockin’ performances as you take in the view that made Asheville famous – watching the sun settle down behind the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Tickets go on sale at the Biltmore Tuesday, April 6, 2010.

2010 Biltmore Performances:

Biltmore Summer Concert Series

June 4                      Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

June 11                    The Original Drifters

July 16-18            Faith Renewed Celebration: Christian concert weekend at Biltmore
July 16                    Brandon Heath

July 17                   Gaither Vocal Band

July 18                   Sunday Worship with Gloria Gaither

July 22                   Mary Chapin Carpenter

July 23                   Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard

July 29                   An Evening with Steve Miller Band

July 30                   The Legendary Temptations

September 24       Christopher Cross

October 1               Kathy Mattea

Stay at our Asheville Bed & Breakfast and get tickets to Biltmore Estate. For summer concert series details, go to the Biltmore website:  http://www.biltmore.com/visit/calendar/concerts.asp

Antler Hill Village at Biltmore Estate

February 24th, 2010 by Stacy Shelley

Spring 2010 brings the opening of Biltmore Estates eagerly awaited new Antler Hill Village. This will be a new space at the Blitmore Estate to enjoy with your entry fee. Antler Hill Village will include a new exhibition space, village green with live entertainment, dining, shopping, and a new outdoor adventure center.

New areas to Explore at the Biltmore Estate

New areas to Explore at the Biltmore Estate

Also part of the project, Biltmore Winery will offer a newly-designed tour and tasting areas. The existing interpretive farm area with historic barn, kitchen garden, and farmyard will be incorporated as well.  Find new fun in a historic location!

While Antler Hill Village is new, the area has long been a gathering place; just above the village was Antler Hall, a residence and social hub for estate families from George Vanderbilt’s time into the 1930s.  Discover new exhibits, entertaining, new dining and shopping, plus a revitalized Winery tour.  Tickets can be purchased at this Asheville Bed and Breakfast for $60.00 per person.  Tickets purchased at this Asheville Inn are valid for two consecutive days.

Our Asheville B & B Winter Rates

January 4th, 2010 by Stacy Shelley

Come visit this Asheville, N.C. Bed and Breakfast from January 2nd through March 31 and take advantage of our reduced winter rates even on holidays.  Rates are reduced as much as $30.00  per night. Visiting Asheville during the winter months allows you unfettered access to Western North Carolina’s restaurants, shops and attractions.  The areas ski locations (Cataloochee Ski Area and Wolf Ridge Ski Resort) are in full operations for your skiing, snowboarding or tubing pleasure — and not too far away from your home away from home at our Asheville Inn.

Save money for winter sports with our reduced rates

Save money for winter sports with our reduced rates

You can also take advantage of the reduced rates at the Biltmore Estate.  These tickets can be purchased for $35.00 online and $40.00 at the gate. Youth tickets are free.  2010 will be a busy and exciting time at the Biltmore Estate with the opening of Antler Hill Village, and the 25th anniversary of the winery.  When the weather outside turns frightful, our guest rooms will provide some warmth and the reduced rates will keep some money in your wallet for other pursuits whilst you visit Asheville.

Candlelight Christmas Evenings at the Biltmore Estate

September 29th, 2009 by Stacy Shelley


While visiting our Asheville, NC  Bed and Breakfast experience a magnificant evening at the Biltmore House during Candlelight Christmas Evenings. Firelight and candlelight fill the house with a warm glow and accent delicate ornaments and priceless treasures. You will see over 50 decorated trees ranging from 4 to 35 feet tall inside the house and another 50 decorated trees outside the house.  Approximately 300 poinsettias and 500 other plants at any given time adorn the house, which are replaced midway through the season.  There are over 30,000 lights in the house, and around 125 candles. Decorating all of  the trees require over 25,000 ornaments. Needless to say Christmas at the Biltmore Estate is over the top.

To help you get into the holiday spirit there will also be choirs singing European carols, vintage ballroom dancers, and dramatic Christmas readings. The Front Lawn of  the Biltmore House sets the scene with a sparkling holiday illumination of evergreens bathed in thousands of twinkling lights.

Candlelight evening  tickets are being offered from November 6 through January 2, 2110 and must be purchased through the Biltmore. Candlelight tickets include evening admission to the Biltmore House and daytime estate visit to the Winery, Gardens and Riverbend Farm.  Make this a must see attraction while visiting this Bed and Breakfast in Asheville, North Carolina.

Summer at the Biltmore

July 24th, 2009 by Stacy Shelley

Come to our Asheville Bed and Breakfast and visit the Biltmore Estate.  Enjoy the breathtaking gardens and recently revealed rooms.  Be one of the first to see a special part of Biltmore House that’s been closed to visitors for nearly 100 years! Explore a suite of Biltmore’s grandest guest rooms restored to its original splendor, and discover stories of what made Biltmore House a home. One of the best views of the garden from inside the Biltmore is from the windows of the newly opened Louis XV suite.

You can also enjoy Summer Evening Concerts at the Biltmore from July 23 – August1, 2009. Experience music at one of the most unique venues — a live concert at the Biltmore Estate.  Performances are held on the South Terrace, with the backdrop of the sun setting behind the Blue Ridge Mountains. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Biltmore web site.

The all-star lineup includes:

Thursday July 23: An Evening with Mercy Me

Friday, July 24: ABBA, A Tribute

Saturday, July 25: Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers

Thursday, July 30: Tom Jones

Friday, July 31: Rick Springfield

Saturday, August 1: The Oak Ridge Boys, Doc Watson and David Holt

Visit the Flower Carpet, a dramatic, one of a kind flower garden on the South Terrace of the Biltmore Estate August 14 – 30.  This year’s fleur de lis design is created with more than 100,000 colorful plants covering nearly one quarter of an acre.  Biltmore will be offering self guided candlelight tours of the Estate and Flower Carpet.  Contact the Biltmore directly for dates and ticket information.  The Biltmore Estate is just a 10 minute drive from Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast.

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