puff pastry with peaches on a plate

It’s a Peach of a Summer! 

July 27, 2021

When traveling to Asheville, expect to taste the seasons in the food.  At Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast, we shop for local produce at farmer’s markets.  One of our favorite farms is Creasman Farms, purveyors of summer peaches and fall apples.  Find them on Wednesday afternoons at River Arts District Market.  Alternatively at North Asheville Tailgate …

woman on alpine coaster

Day Trip to Banner Elk 

July 24, 2021

Asheville is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  First thing, start with breakfast at Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast.  Then you are ready to explore all the area has to offer.  By all means head north to Banner Elk for a day of hikes, wine, and coasters! Wilderness Alpine Coaster While GPS shows …

view of LInville Gorge, mountains, rock outcropping

A Hike for Climbers 

June 17, 2021

A visit to Asheville may include a stay at our bed & breakfast, Pinecrest.  But make sure to carve out time to see the spectacular wonder of the Appalachian Mountains.  As much as we enjoy driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, some of the best views are off the beaten path. Where to Hike Several recommended …

LaBodega by Curate Available at Pinecrest 

May 18, 2021

When you come to Asheville, you need to eat.  Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast will start your day right with our hot fresh breakfast.  However, in a town know as Foodtopia, there are some not-to-be-missed restaurants.  Without a doubt, Curate is one such place with a well-deserved reputation. Curate Specializing in tapas, Curate brings the taste …

green grassy meadow with view of distance mountains and blue skies

Loop Trail with Breathtaking Views 

May 14, 2021

No trip to Asheville is complete without exploring the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  With more than 25 hikes and waterfalls within one hour’s drive, Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast is an ideal location. While in Western North Carolina, see 360-degree views from Bearwallow Mountain! Tips & Directions A favorite hike is the 2.1-mile loop …

a bowl with plain yogurt, spatula, vanilla bean paste

DIY Yogurt with Your Instantpot 

April 18, 2021

When you stay at a bed and breakfast, the food should be special.  To that end, at Pinecrest, we serve housemade yogurt.  Firstly start with an Instant Pot and whole milk.  Then you can control the sugars and flavors to suit your taste.  While the process takes all day, most of the time is hands-off. …