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Tiffany Exhibit at Biltmore Estate this Summer

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.

Jazz It Up While You Visit this Asheville Inn

January 7th, 2011 by stacy

“The Big Easy” comes to The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa with a special New Orleans-themed All That Jazz Weekend! January 28-30, 2011. 

Enjoy afternoon and evening concerts in the Grand Ballroom, numerous jazz performers in the Great Hall, themed culinary delights, and much more as they celebrate the history and heritage of “All That Jazz.” Performers will include Henry Butler & The Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Ellis Marsalis Quartet. 

Book your room at ourAsheville Inn and take a short drive (5-10 minutes) to the Grove Park and enjoy listening to some great Jazz. At Pinecrest B&B Inn, you can enjoy peace and quite without the Grove Park prices or crowds plus you get easy parking, a  yummy breakfast and delicious afternoon treats.

Visit us at www.pinecrestbb.com for room reservations at our bed and breakfast and information about winter rate specials and Valentine’s Day packages.


Scenic Drives from this Asheville Bed and Breakfast

September 13th, 2010 by stacy

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.

Our beautiful Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast in Asheville is close to everything you want to do and see this fall!  For details and reservations at our inn visit www.Pinecrestbb.com.

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