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A Winter Visit to Biltmore

February 11th, 2014 by Stacy Shelley

While most of Asheville’s one million plus visitors come in the summer or fall, winter can also be a great time to visit with bm houseits unobstructed views and clear bright skies. If you’re lucky (weather depending), you might even catch the first sighting of some daffodils or tulips. The mild weather and free audio guides this month make February an especially great time to visit the Biltmore Estate. Winter also offers the lowest admission prices of the year, just $39 per ticket. Season pass holders can enjoy extra perks this month, like two free guest passes and extra discounts on estate shopping, dining, behind the scene tours and more.

From January 20th through March 19th, flower lovers can take advantage of a complimentary 45 minute Orchid Talk in the conservatory. The Biltmore features an amazing orchid collection if you’ve never seen them. Reservations are recommended and can be made the day of your visit at any Guest Services location. Don’t forget to tour the winery for complimentary tastings and unique gift ideas for those wine lovers back home.

Biltmore offers not only the largest home in America, but over 8,000 acres of lush grounds, hiking, kayaking, river rafting, biking trails, horseback riding, and much more! Discover all that Biltmore Estate has to offer on your next visit.

For tickets & information or other suggestions on where to visit while you’re staying at our award winning Asheville Bed & Breakfast, just check with your innkeepers Janna and Stacy. They are always ready to assist with anything you need. For Inn reservations visit www.pinecrestbb.com or call 888-811-3853.

 

Our Visit to Asheville’s New Rhubarb Restaurant

December 29th, 2013 by Stacy Shelley

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Goat Cheese Gnudi

In our never ending quest to discover new culinary finds in Asheville, we dined at one of the latest eclectic restaurants downtown, Rhubarb. We had read the reviews so we knew there’d be plenty of new flavors, and there was. After all, how often do you come across a lobster corn dog? A tasty twist on an old classic for sure, albeit a bit pricey for what amounted to gourmet carnival food. We also tried the crispy Brussels sprouts & cauliflower. We thought the portion was small, and the fried texture overwhelmed the delicate vegetables a bit, but it was a nice attempt to serve fall vegetables in a new fashion. Overall we shared two appetizers, a salad and an entrée and more than a couple glasses of wine. Our dinner selection proved to be the highlight of the evening, with the most interesting combination of flavors. We shared a salad with charred farro, turnips, crispy beets and grilled kale and an entrée with goat cheese gnudi (a light airy gnocchi like pasta made with yellow branch cheese) – lightly sauteed with roasted shallots, local mushrooms, wood grilled radicchio and toasted pumpkin seeds. The flavors were an unexpected delight. Overall the atmosphere was subdued and comfortable and the service was exceptional.

We had a great dinner, but with what ended up being a hefty price tag for an ordinary night out, we will probably save our next visit for a special occasion. That said, I would definitely recommend it to anyone searching for bold new flavors in a serene downtown setting.

Visit www.pinecrestbb.com/blog for more about our Asheville adventures. To inquire about Inn reservations at our Asheville Bed & Breakfast, call 888-811-3053. We hope to see you soon!

Guests at the Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast in Asheville Visit the Biltmore Festival of Flowers

April 18th, 2011 by Stacy Shelley

It’s springtime at the Biltmore Estate in the Asheville mountains. Guests at our Asheville Bed  & Breakfast will take in the beauty of the season at the annual Biltmore Estate Festival of Flowers from April 2 to May 15, 2011. The festival features more than 100,000 tulips in bloom along with a dazzling displays of daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, azaleas, alyssum, orange snapdragons and more.

George and Edith Vanderbilts’ world travels were the inspiration for this years festival theme. Special events include live music daily in the Conservatory and Winter Garden; an “Ask a Gardener” station featuring Biltmore’s horticulture experts answering guest questions; storytelling, free horticulture seminars, Easter events and an art show at Deerpark. To learn more visit www.biltmore.com.

The Pinecrest Inn Bed & Breakfast is located just 15 minutes from all that Biltmore offers, and just 5 minutes from downtown Asheville, N.C.. Come visit this historic Asheville Inn and enjoy breakfast overlooking our own flowered gardens this spring. To check out our seasonal Inn specials, click here or visit www.Pinecrestbb.com. For Inn reservations call 888-811-3053.

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