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Visit “Beer City, USA” and stay at this Asheville Inn.

June 8th, 2010 by Stacy Shelley

The results are in and Asheville, NC has emerged as this year’s champ in the annual Beer City USA poll.  Asheville edged Portland in the online polling that concluded last week. Asheville got 39.9 percent of votes compared with 34.1 percent for Portland.

Last year, Asheville and Portland tied in the annual online poll conducted by the Examiner’s  Charlie Papazian. It’s a title the beer community in Asheville, which consists of nine breweries, plans to celebrate.

One way to sample the local brews is to take a Brews Cruise tour.  Asheville’s brewing

Asheville Beer City U.S.A

 community continues to grow and Brews Cruise offers an insider’s take on the best craft brewed beer that the Asheville community has to offer.  Start your visit off by booking a reservation with this Asheville Bed and Breakfast and let us line you up with the Brews Cruise.  Whether you are a local or just visiting, Brews Cruise ( http://www.brewscruise.com) will provide you with a personalized tour and VIP treatment at the area’s finest breweries.  Join them on one of their evening cruises and enjoy fresh samples of beer that are brimming with personality.

Pinecrest is a historic Asheville  North Carolina Inn and Bed and Breakfast, located in the Montford District, just a short distance from downtown, the Biltmore estate and all that Asheville has to offer. For more information, visit us at www.Pinecrestbb.com

Asheville Gingerbread House Competition and Display

November 20th, 2009 by Stacy Shelley

Contestants from across the country will bring their gingerbread house masterpieces to The Grove Park Inn this holiday season. Delight in the imagination shown in these sugar-and-spice creations, strolling through the competition display is a sure way to be swept up in the holiday spirit.

The 2009 National Gingerbread House Competition will take place on Nov. 16, 2009 and the gingerbread houses will be on display from Nov. 18, 2009 – Jan. 3, 2010.  Guests staying at our Asheville inn can view the houses Monday – Thursday, when the display is open to the public.

Guided Tours are now available through the Grove Park Inn. Go behind the scenes and to the front of the lines with their newest addition to the world of gingerbread!  Guides will share stories about the artists and their houses, details about the construction of unusual entries, and a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the judging, competition and display itself.  These specialty tours are available Monday-Saturday throughout the display period.  Ticket prices are $10 Adults; $5 Children (12 & under).  Please contact Stacy or Janna for more information.

The holiday season is a wonderful time to visit North Carolina; let the warm hospitality at our Asheville bed and breakfast make you feel right at home.

LaZoom Comedy Bus Tour

November 12th, 2009 by Stacy Shelley

This is not a typical tour bus experience, LaZoom is Asheville’s only rolling comedy tour bus.  Each LaZoom tour features a delightfully knowledgeable and witty tour guide who hits you with corny joke after corny joke and oddball characters along the way. Laugh your way through Asheville’s favorite neighborhoods and historic landmarks.

If you are visiting Asheville, North Carolina around Thanksgiving you will not want to miss LaZoom’s Annual Turkey tour.  It’s the wackiest ride in town!

Ask your Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast hosts about purchasing tickets for this fun-filled adventure.  Tours are 90 minutes long with a 15 minute break in the middle.  Beer and wine are allowed on board to responsible passengers that are 21 years of age and older.  If you want to add an extra ordinary experience to your stay at this Asheville bed and breakfast this is the ticket!

Asheville Walking Food Tours

November 12th, 2009 by Stacy Shelley

While staying at this bed and breakfast in Asheville, NC enjoy a tasting of Asheville one bite at a time.  Asheville Food Tours offers two walking tours of historic Downtown Asheville restaurants and a tour of the Biltmore Village area restaurants.   During your 2 to 2.5 hour guided tour you will visit  approximately 10 to 12 establishments. The tours include tasting an array of extraordinary food and beverages and meeting the chefs and often time the owners of these unique culinary hot spots. Sample artisan cheeses and choice meats from local farms, crusty baked breads snatched from local ovens, rich hand-made chocolates and dynamic beer from  local microbreweries.   Tours are held on Tuesday through Saturday 2:00 -4:30.  Winter season rate is $25.00 per person and Spring, Summer and Fall rate is $39.00 per person. The tour also includes a return trip 10% discount Passport to participating establishments. Book your stay with this Asheville North Carolina bed and breakfast and we’ll assist you with reserving your seat on this fabulous tour.

Rezaz Kitchen

Rezaz Kitchen

Rezaz Restaurant

Rezaz Restaurant

Wayside Bar and Grill

Wayside Bar and Grill

Mark owner of Wayside briefing the tour

Mark owner of Wayside briefing the tour

LaPaz Mexican Restaurant

LaPaz Mexican Restaurant

Chelsea's Tea Room

Chelsea's Tea Room

Corner Kitchen

Corner Kitchen

Fig Bistro

Fig Bistro

Fig Bistro Kitchen

Fig Bistro Kitchen

Stovetrotters Bistro

Stovetrotters Bistro

Stovetrotters Bistro

Stovetrotters Bistro

Trolley Tours of Asheville

November 12th, 2009 by Stacy Shelley

During your visit to Asheville, North Carolina and this Asheville Inn enjoy a ride on a Gray Line Historic Trolley Tour.  There is no better way to discover what Asheville has to offer than on a Gray Line Trolley Tour.  Hop on board one of the RED trolleys for a fully narrated journey, highlighting the history, homes and hot-spots of Asheville.  Learn about Asheville’s early settlers, famous citizens and illustrious authors through interesting stories and colorful anecdotes.  The tour includes our own diverse Montford Historic District, the Grove Park Historic District, the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, award winning Grovewood Gallery,  Art Deco-rich Downtown, the River Arts District and the quaint historic Biltmore Village .

Enjoy the tour at your own pace.  Remain on board the trolley for a  1.5 to 1.75 hour tour, or hop-off at any of Gray Line’s 9 trolley stops to shop, dine and explore, then re-board the next trolley to continue your tour.  Join the tour at the Visitor Center or any tour stop and enjoy a beautiful ride through Asheville. Tickets can be purchased at this Asheville Lodging or at the Visitors center just 4 blocks away.  Tours run seven day a week, March thru December. Tickets  for adults are $20 per person; Children (5-11 years) $10 and children under the age of 5 are carried free.  This is a great way to get familiar with Asheville.

River Arts District Studio Stroll November 14 & 15

November 12th, 2009 by Stacy Shelley

Twice a year Asheville’s River Arts District opens to the public for a free Studio Stroll. This year more than 110 artist studios will be open. The artists will welcome you into their studios to talk with them, view their latest artwork and watch demonstrations. On display will be painting, pottery, glass, photography, drawing, jewelry, quilts, ironwork, sculpture, book arts, woodworking and much more. The Asheville Historic Trolley Tours will provide free shuttle service between the buildings during the Studio Stroll. When you arrive at this Asheville, NC  bed and breakfast we will provide you with the 2009 Studio Guide which includes maps, directions and artist directory. Venture out, take a walk and enjoy the Asheville arts scene.

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