Historic Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast is a charming, turn-of-the-century inn located in the heart of Asheville, North Carolina. Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood just a short distance from the iconic Biltmore Estate, our North Carolina B&B offers guests an authentic taste of the area’s rich history and culture.

Front exterior of Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast
Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast

A Relaxing Haven in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Originally built in 1905 as a private residence, the stately English-Tudor has been meticulously restored and converted into a luxurious Asheville bed and breakfast, complete with all the modern amenities discerning travelers expect. With its elegant architecture, lush gardens, and warm hospitality, Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast is the perfect destination for those seeking a peaceful retreat in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Enjoy the rich history, restored elegance and modern amenities
at our B&B in the majestic mountains of North Carolina.

Sun porch table and couch at B&B in NC

History of the Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast

From Historic Residence to Renovated B&B

Winifred Cowley began building the house in 1905. In 1913 Richard Sharp Smith, a prominent Asheville architect who worked extensively in Montford and for the Biltmore Estate, was commissioned to design an addition to the house for Mrs. Alexander Cowley. Initially the house was an asymmetrical cottage that included only the right turret and a simple entrance. When the sister of Mrs. Cowley moved into the residence in 1907, she requested a bedroom in an identical bayed turret. While in the planning stages of the left turret, Asheville architect Richard Sharp Smith included the rear ‘sleeping porch’ and redesigned the front porch and entrance. The end product is a symmetrical front facade, something Mr. Smith refused in other Montford designs.

The name ‘Pinecrest’ was officially deeded to the house in 1928. Garland and Eunice Wible purchased Pinecrest in 1941 from the heir of Mrs. Cowley’s estate and operated it as a rooming house for many years. In the 50’s the upstairs was turned into an apartment. Descendants of Garland and Eunice Wible lived in Pinecrest until 1997.

In 1977, the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Montford Historic District with well over 600 homes of varying styles such as Victorian, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival.

Richard and Barbara Newell purchased Pinecrest in 1997 and began renovations to restore the house to its previous elegance. Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast began operations as an elegant Asheville inn in 1999 and has remained an operating bed & breakfast.

North Carolina B&B owners Dan and Diane Rogers

About the Innkeepers

Meet Dan and Diane Rogers

In 2016 Dan and Diane Rogers purchased Pinecrest and became the resident innkeepers. Previously Dan enjoyed a rewarding career in sales and Diane worked as a project engineer, stay-at-home mother, then reentered the workforce in tax preparation and bookkeeping. After their two children were grown, they decided to reinvent themselves and turn their passion for hospitality and entertaining into a rewarding experience for the guests at the inn.

Having lived in several states in the Midwest and most recently in Georgia, the hunt was on for new adventures in another state. Having fallen in love with Asheville when Diane’s parents retired there, the next step was to fall in love with Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast. From the moment they walked in the front door, Dan & Diane knew they had found their new home.

Now they would like guests to feel as if Pinecrest is their home while visiting Asheville. They look forward to providing gracious hospitality and superb Asheville accommodations as they welcome you to their bed & breakfast.

Google Map & Directions

Directions to Our Western NC Bed and Breakfast

Directions to Our North Carolina B&B

From I-240
  • Exit at 4C (Montford).
  • From the east, turn right on Haywood Street then right on Montford Ave.
  • From the west, turn right on Montford Ave.
  • Turn right at 2nd light on W. Chestnut St.
  • Turn left at the four way stop onto Cumberland Ave.
  • Pinecrest is located just 4/10 of a mile on the right.

From I-26 East
  • Exit at 25 (Broadway Street/UNC Asheville).
  • Turn left at the stoplight on Broadway Street.
  • Drive approximately 1 mile and turn right on Cauble Street.
  • At the dead end, turn left on Cumberland Circle.
  • Pinecrest is the 2nd house on the left.

Front of Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast with sign


We’re located in a quiet historic neighborhood. The most convenient parking is located on the street in front of the Inn; off street parking available behind the Inn but there is no guest access at the rear of the building.

chairs in the garden at Asheville, NC Inn

Contact Us

Contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.
Dan & Diane Rogers
249 Cumberland Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

Feel free to call or text us at the following number.
(828) 281-4275