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.
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March 14th, 2011 by Stacy Shelley
March 2nd, 2011 by Stacy Shelley
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 Shelley
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.
December 31st, 2010 by Stacy Shelley
Come 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.
December 1st, 2010 by Stacy Shelley
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.
November 16th, 2010 by Stacy Shelley
Stay at the historic Pinecrest Asheville Bed and Breakfast from November 2010 through March 2011 and we will arrange greens fees of $50.00 per round for any of our guests at the Grove Park Inn. Discover the course that Golfweek magazine included in its 2005 “America’s Best” listings and Golf Digest named in 2004 as “one of the ten best courses in the United States that is 100 years old or more.” Designed by the legendary Donald Ross, the course is rated as the 8th best in North Carolina (with five of the seven courses rated higher located at legendary Pinehurst).
This is a shot-maker’s course, emphasizing accuracy over power in its 6,720 yard, par 70 layout. From beneath the crest of Sunset Mountain, the players’ ascent from the somewhat flat, yet undulating front nine to the gentle slopes and sometime steep inclines and descents of the back nine brings with it spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The course is immaculately maintained and is considered one of the finest conditioned courses in North Carolina.
October 25th, 2010 by Stacy Shelley
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.
September 13th, 2010 by Stacy Shelley
Asheville’s proximity, snuggled into the Blue Ridge Mountains, provides guests to this Asheville Bed and Breakfast easy access via car and no shortage of opportunities to see the rolling landscape from the crest of the mountains that run primarily southwest – northeast. North on the Blue Ridge Parkway: Craggy Gardens and Mount Mitchell. A short drive north from Asheville (24 miles from downtown) will take you up about 3,000 feet in elevation to Craggy Gardens and their Visitor Center (where you can pick up a trail map) with great views to the east and to the west. There is a large picnic area and a short hike to the top of Craggy Pinnacle. Continue north on the Parkway for nine miles and turn left onto N.C. 128 to Mount Mitchell State Park. This peak, the highest east of the Mississippi River, provides 360 degree sweeping views. In addition to expansive views, the Park offers an observation tower, hiking trails, picnic areas, a natural history museum and a restaurant. You can return to Asheville via the same route.
South on the Blue Ridge Parkway: Mount Pisgah and Graveyard Fields. Drive south on the Parkway for a gradual climb with lots of tunnels and beautiful vistas. About 15 miles from Asheville is Mount Pisgah, a favorite hiking and picnic spot. The Pisgah Inn there offers good food and views from 5,000 feet in their restaurant that is open from April-October. Continue another 10 miles to Graveyard Fields (another popular hiking spot). Just before Graveyard Fields are great views of Looking Glass Rock. Return the same route back if you want a leisurely return or drop off the Parkway via Rt. 276 to Brevard (stopping for ice cream before taking Rt. 180 back toward I-26 and Asheville.
Cold Mountain Loop
This approximately 85-mile loop drive is a beautiful, hilly, curvy drive through a very rural area around Cold Mountain, made famous by the novel and major motion picture. From Asheville, travel south on the Blue Ridge Parkway. To view the famous peak, stop at Cold Mountain overlook at Milepost 411.9. (The views from the overlook are spotty with overgrown trees blocking most of the view. For the best view, go to the Wagon Gap Road Parking area at Milepost 412.2. Then walk back north on the Parkway a short distance.) At Milepost 423.2, take N.C. Highway 215 north for 13 miles. If you want to drive an extra 8 miles roundtrip to go to the base of the hiking trail, turn right onto Little East Fork Road. Views of the mountain here are very limited. Back at N.C. 215, continue for 5 miles. N.C. 215 will turn into Highway 110. Continue 5.3 miles. In Canton, turn right onto U.S. Highway 19/23 north. Turn left onto Church Street, and right on Newfound Road. Go 1.6 miles to I-40 East to return to Asheville.
Black Mountain Rag to Chimney Rock
Take exit 64 off Interstate 40 at Black Mountain to follow the Black Mountain Rag, a scenic route named for an old fiddle tune about the dark green Lauada Firs that give the Black Mountains their name. In musical terms, a “rag” is a tune with multiple twists and curves up and down the scales. This scenic route twists and turns through the mountains like the music itself. Coming from Asheville, turn right off the exit ramp at Black Mountain and follow N.C. 9 south towards Bat Cave. The road winds along the Rocky Broad River, joining Hickory Nut Creek near the intersection of U.S. 64, U.S. 74 and N.C. 9 at Bat Cave. Turn left and follow N.C. 9/ U.S. 64 east to the village of Chimney Rock. At Chimney Rock Park you can drive to the top of the Chimney overlooking Hickory Nut Gorge. Continue past Chimney Rock to see beautiful Lake Lure. Turn around at Lake Lure and head back. Instead of returning via N.C. 9 in Bat Cave, follow signs for U.S. 74 back to Asheville.
September 9th, 2010 by Stacy Shelley
Fall is just around the corner and with the burst of cool weather this gorgeous Labor day weekend leaves are already starting to show some color. As the cool Autumn breezes start to to be felt, the most oft-asked question at this Asheville Bed and Breakfast is: “When is the peak color weekend?” It seems like every year the color change gets later and later. Last year the leaves peaked (depending upon location) around Halloween weekend. But, no matter when you plan an autumn visit to this Asheville Inn, you can always take a short drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway to find the best color. In early October you can head north on the Parkway to take in the highest elevations, Mount Mitchell, Craggy Gardens and Grandfather Mountain areas. By mid-October color should be in full swing heading south on the parkway, Mount Pisgah, Black Balsam, Devil’s Courthouse, Waterrock Knob and Graveyard Fields,. It will also be peak color in the Highlands area, with plenty of waterfalls to enjoy, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Around the third and fourth weeks of October the city of Asheville will show it’s brightest colors. Head to Chimney Rock area (elevation of 1,300 feet) the end of the month and beginning of November and take a ride to the top of Chimney Rock or take a boat tour on Lake Lure. As you can see, no matter when you visit this Asheville B & B you will be able to take in the beauty of Fall. This schedule could, of course, change and will vary according to the temperature and rainfall we get between now and then. We are beginning to see the first signs so you may want to go ahead and plan your trip.
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.