A Walkable Winter Retreat
December 22, 2021
Park your car and disconnect this winter at Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast. Above all, heal your body, soul, and the planet with a quiet getaway of curated experiences. All of these activities are within walking distance from our historic B&B!
Check into our B&B and check out from the daily distractions. Rest easily in one of five guest rooms, all with private baths. Choose the Wible Suite, our most spacious accommodations, for a luxurious bathroom. Soak your worries away in the clawfoot tub with lavender bath salts.
When you wake up, smell the freshly brewed locally roasted coffee. The innkeepers prepare a hot fresh breakfast each morning at 9 am. While the fare can be indulgent, your breakfast can be specifically tailored to dietary needs and requests, including a bagged grab-n-go breakfast for early risers.
To begin with, set a restorative tone for your retreat by Forest Bathing with Asheville Wellness Tours. Walk to the Asheville Botanical Gardens via Reed Creek Greenway. Walk to the Asheville Botanical Gardens via Reed Creek Greenway. Likewise, deepen your connection with nature and community. The walk culminates in a tea ceremony with snacks. Furthermore, bring a friend as the special winter rate is $195 for 1-4 people.
Newly refreshed, sit with a good book, either in your room or by the parlor fireplace. The beverage center on our sunporch is available 24/7 so have a cup of hot cocoa to warm up. Looking for lunch? Have some local fare from neighborhood favorite, All Day Darling, located on the walk to downtown Asheville.
Walk into the heart of the city. Firstly visit Grove Arcade, home to plentiful restaurants and shops. Set up your reservation for an aura reading with master Jim at Adoratherapy. An aura photo and personalized reading can help you balance and boost your chakras and unlock your personal path to wellness. Their special winter auratherapy rate is $30/person. Armed with your newfound knowledge, choose from their extensive collection of crystals, jewelry, or mood boosts to restore balance.
While you can meander downtown in the shops and galleries, you could also complete your day at the Grove Arcade. Stop in Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar. Order a flight of bubbles or tea service featuring five local loose teas from Asheville Tea Company. Peruse the nooks and crannies of this delightful used book store for the perfect title.
Before the evening is over, we recommend fine dining at two choices at the Grove Arcade. With a vast menu full of Italian favorites, Modesto is cozy indoors or has outdoor cafe seating, weather permitting. Their menu includes Zuppe e Insalata, Antipasti, Wood Fire Pizza, Pasta, Entrata and Dolce–something for everyone!
Another option for dinner is Asheville Proper. Locally sourced food meets live fire at this classic American steakhouse. Grab the s’mores with toasted meringue to finish the night on a sweet note and walk back to Pinecrest for a good night’s rest.
Once again, your day starts with the easiest of commutes to breakfast in the dining room, sun porch, or parlor. Today is the best day to start with a yoga session from Asheville Wellness Tours. Choose your location: your room, our parlor, or weather permitting, the outdoor terrace in our tranquil backyard. Since the class is customized, novice to advanced levels can accommodated for a special winter rate of $110 for 1-4 people.
On day 2, we recommend our self-guided walking tour of historic Montford. With more than 600 homes on the National Register of Historic Places, take in all the architectural styles. If you desire a longer walk, go 2 miles through the campus of UNC Asheville to Lookout Mountain Observatory. Look west for breath taking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains or see the city skyline of downtown Asheville.
With a day full of movement, pass the late afternoon in downtown again. In like manner of your aura reading, schedule Wax & Wine at Healed Skin Care & Candle Company. They have all the supplies you need to craft your own personalized scented lotion candle. Bring your own wine to sip while you choose from 75 scents, made with all natural vegan ingredients. Special winter pricing is $34/person for your personalized candle, complete with instructions for a lasting souvenir.
No walkable trip to Asheville is complete without dinner at Nine Mile. Just one block from the B&B, this joint is a favorite local hangout. The menu is full of Caribbean favorites but start with the black bean nachos. Choose from lots of chicken and fish with interesting sauces on rice, pasta, and vegetables, not to mention their bottled hot sauces. Yum!
Two full days of self-care plus three nights at Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast wrap up this restful retreat. One last homemade breakfast is served before you head home, carrying memories of Asheville with you. Book your stay and stay planning today. Bundle all these experiences or select your favorite ala carte. It’s your vacation!