Posts Tagged ‘Asheville Bed and Breakfast’
February 28th, 2012 by stacy
November 18th, 2011 by stacy
Let this Asheville Inn be your guide to the best fresh cut Christmas trees in WNC! We are so fortunate to live in western North Carolina, the number two state in the country for growing Christmas Trees! There are 3 farms within 30 minutes of Asheville and many more as you drive toward Boone. One of our family favorites is Sandy Hollar Farm located in the beautiful Sandy Mush area about 30 minutes north/west of Asheville. Every year we head out to Sandy Mush, which also happens to where our good friends and well known organic farmers, Vanessa and Alex Brown call home. Our kids always enjoy the hayride up to the meadow passing llamas and goats, where we pick and cut down two Frasier Firs — one for our Asheville Bed and Breakfast and one for our private home. Each of the farms listed below offer hay rides and other holiday festivities. Rounding out the family outing, Santa often shows up so the kids can sit on his lap and tell them what they would like for Christmas. To start your holiday season visit us at Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast in Asheville, NC and take advantage of all the holiday festivities. Visit us at www.pinecrestbb.com.
You can certainly get into the holiday spirit with so much to see and do. Most folks will want to visit the Biltmore Estate, which is all lit up for the holidays. If you’ve been good, you will want to walk around downtown or in Biltmore Village to knock some items off of your own Christmas list. Adding a trip to the country to cut your own tree might just become a family tradition of your own.
Sandy Hollar Tree Farm
63 Sandy Hollar Road
Leicester, NC 28748
Choose & Cut Christmas Trees, Christmas Tree Live, Christmas Trees, Hay Rides, Tours, Wreaths. Sunday-Saturday 9 am-4:30 pm; Open seven days from the weekend before Thanksgiving through the weekend before Christmas. Buy wreaths, garland (roping), decorations, refreshments, and crafts. Hay rides to the tree fields and marshmallow roasting on weekends.
Directions from Asheville: About 20 miles from downtown, follow Patton Ave/ U.S. Highway 19-23 South. Take NC 63 (Leicester Highway) 11 miles to North Turkey Creek Road (left). Go 1 1/2 miles to split, veer right onto Early’s Mountain Road. Go six miles. Farm is second drive on left past Robinson Cove Road (Sandy Hollow Lane).
Mehaffey Tree Farm
24 Corner Drive
Waynesville, NC 28785
Open daily, except Mondays 9am-5pm from mid November to Christmas Week.
Enjoy a trip back to your own childhood by selecting your own Christmas tree from among acres of beautiful Fraser firs. Sometimes Mother Nature provides a light dusting of snow to make your visit even more magical. Their specialty is high-quality Fraser Fir trees. They cut your favorite tree, bale it and tie it on your vehicle. Located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains near Maggie Valley & Waynesville. They offer paved access, plenty of parking, restrooms, and even free refreshments in a heated section of their Morton building. They have five to12 foot trees, plus wreaths, roping and tree stands.
Directions from Asheville (30-40 minute drive): Follow I-40 west to exit 20. Travel 3.1 miles on Hwy. 276 South, Turn right onto Grindstone Rd. Travel 1.3 miles on Grindstone Rd. to Hemphill Road, Turn right on Hemphill Rd. and travel .1 miles to 24 Corner Drive.
Frosty Mountain Christmas Trees
13623 Highway 212
Marshall, NC 28753
This “no-frills” tree farm is a short distance off I-26 near the North Carolina/Tennessee line. They produce Fraser fir Christmas trees for choose-and-cut. Visitors will find the farm by the large American flag painted on the barn. You’ll be surrounded by hillsides of trees and fields with cows, goats, and a llama or two. Donna and Chipper Jones and their children grow 80,000 Fraser fir on 55 acres of their 300 acre farm at elevations of 3200 to 4800 feet. Open early November through December 20, dawn to dusk.
Directions from Asheville: Take I-26 West toward Weaverville, Take Exit #50, Flag Pond Rd., Turn left at Higgins Creed Rd., Go 1/4 mile and turn right at T-intersection onto old Hwy 23., Go almost 2 miles and turn left at TN-352., Go 4.5 miles to NC line and the road becomes Hwy 212. The farm is 1/2 mile.
Asheville’s premier food event, the Taste of Asheville, will be held on November 17, 2011 at The Venue at 21 North Market Street from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. This highly anticipated annual fundraising event, held by the members of Asheville Independent Restaurants (AIR), will feature food from 37 restaurants as well as wine tasting and beer tasting from local breweries. “ We are very excited about this year’s event as it has a record number of participating restaurants and will feature some of Asheville’s top chefs,” says Steve Frabatore, AIR’s president. “These same restaurants are participating in our 2012 AIR Passport, which will be kicked off that same evening ”. The AIR Passport program offers discounts at many of Asheville’s top restaurants while encouraging passport holders to try new restaurants.
August 30th, 2011 by Lisa Lidback
At the Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast, we take our restaurant recommendations seriously. For such a small hamlet, Asheville has a remarkable array of dining experiences to offer. A lot of behind-the-scenes work goes in to ensuring our guests have a wonderful visit to our fair city. Recently, our research took us to two of the newest arrivals to the local restaurant scene — Cúrate and Storm. Both are located downtown, but are on the southern edge, stretching the definition of a “leisurely stroll” from this Asheville Bed and Breakfast. Unless your aim is to walk off dinner, you may want to consider another mode of transportation.
Cúrate is a traditional Spanish tapas bar. The atmosphere was casual and bustling with patrons. We enjoyed an array of small plate specialties from the traditional tortilla espanola (spanish potato and onion omelet) to the more creative plates like pimientos de piquillo con queso de cabra (peppers stuffed with goat cheese), espinacas a la cantalana (sauteed spinach with raisins, apples and pine nuts) and the bocadillo catalan (special-made Spanish sausage with piquillo pepper confit )and our table favorite.
Felix, one of the co-owners, takes great pride in his wine selection and we would have to say he is on the right track. After sampling several throughout the evening, we settled on a beguiling 2009 Finca Resalso – Tempranillo as our favorite — scurrying around the following day to see if our friends at the Wine Studio could procure this velvety elixir. Alas, to no avail.
You can tell that service is emphasized here. Despite a very busy night, our server took excellent care of us and guided us through the rather extensive menu selections.
Storm, which bills itself as a Rhum bar and bistro, is just around the corner from the Orange Peel (and is open late nite to satisfy your post concert hunger). In keeping with the Rhum bar theme, we quenched our hot summer thirst with a rum and ginger beer cocktail (one of many creative cocktails that they offer).
Another tantalizing menu is offered up here — we started with a cheese board that rivaled any we have had elsewhere. Moving on to some of the selections, we tried the grilled hangar steak, the East Fork Farm Lamb and the Scallops. All three dishes were wonderfully prepared. And as an added bonus Storm also offers a small plate/large plate option. With an eclectic and welcoming interior (and a great outdoor space for cooler eves), Storm is another excellent addition to the fabulous Asheville lineup of dining treasures.
And so now, we have two more stellar restaurant offerings for our guests to enjoy.
In our effort to deliver the greatest Asheville experience, we will continue keep up the research and let you know what we find. It’s hard work, but we do so with our guests in mind. For more on Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast in Asheville, visit us at www.pinecrestbb.com.
July 5th, 2011 by stacy
Enjoy the Tiffany Exhibit at the Biltmore Estate this Summer through October 23, 2011. See a remarkable collection of 45 stained glass lamps and objects created by Louis Comfort Tiffany and The Tiffany Studios. The exhibition, organized by The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass in New York, features Tiffany’s most admired designs drawn from the natural world.
In addition to the exhibition, the talented landscape and floral designers at Biltmore are incorporating Tiffany-inspired elements throughout the gardens and in Biltmore House:
- Dramatic 40-foot dragonflies created from flowers and foliage, resembling Tiffany’s iconic stained glass fixtures
- Floral décor in Biltmore House inspired by Tiffany’s love of botanicals
- Unique 24-foot “Living Wall” of flowers, foliage, and vines mimic stained glass, next to the Conservatory
This stunning exhibition is included in your estate admission. The Biltmore Legacy hosts the exhibit in the Antler Hill Village. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and guests are encouraged to arrive early. Just one more reason to visit the Biltmore Estate this summer.
Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast Inn is just 12 minutes from the famed Biltmore Estate. For more information about our Asheville Bed & Breakfast or to make a reservation, visit www.pinecrestbb.com or call 888-811-3053.
June 14th, 2011 by stacy
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.
May 23rd, 2011 by stacy
As our way of saying thank you, this Asheville Inn has teamed up with seven other inns and nine Asheville, NC restaurants to bring you special discounts that may help to ease the pain of filling your gas tank for your summer trip to the mountains.
Through September 1st, book two nights Sunday through Thursday and we will give you back $15 on your total room charge before tax AND you will receive a coupon for 15% off in food at your choice of some of the best restaurants in town! Participating Restaurants include: Avenue M, Carmel’s Restaurant & Bar, Cucina 24, Fig Bistro, Frankie Bones, Limones, Market Place, Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant, Rezaz, and Zambra Wine & Tapas. You must mention the package at the time of booking with this Asheville Bed and Breakfast in order to qualify. Additionally, this offer cannot be combined with any other discounts. Asheville is quite famous for it’s epicurean offerings and so we strongly recommend contacting us ahead of your visit so we can secure a reservation at your choice of restaurant.
Total value of this package could be $25 or more depending upon your choice of restaurant and is offered as a meaningful way to help visitors to Asheville pay for their gas. For more information, visit our Asheville Bed & Breakfast at www.pinecrestbb.com or call 888-811-3053.
May 10th, 2011 by stacy
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!”
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.
March 2nd, 2011 by stacy
Fodor’s travel guide named Asheville as one of their “21 Places We’re Going in 2011”. Fodors says this about Asheville: “Get a taste of Asheville while it still feels local and before it goes global. On the edge of the alluring Smoky Mountains, the food and drink scene of the recently dubbed ‘Beer City USA’ is the perfect complement to the scenery. You’ll find over 30 galleries and 20 music venues devoted to everything from folk pieces to modern mash-ups.” And an impressive list it is, including destinations such as Amalfi Coast, Hawaii, Copenhagen, Holon Design Museum, Nevis, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Willamette Valley, Atacama Desert, Stockholm, Stratford-Upon-Avon,Nicaragua, Toronto, Yucatan, New York City, Marrakesh, Finland, Mozambique, Beirut,and Curacao. Fodor’s is the world’s largest publisher of English language travel and tourism information, having published more than 440 guides (in 14 series) on over 300 destinations.
Visit us at the Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast, a romantic Asheville Inn and enjoy all that Fodor’s found to be true of Asheville. For special discount offers at our Asheville Inn click here. Or call 888-811-3053 for reservations and information.
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.