This is not your typical Bed & Breakfast where you may stay in a room within a house. It actually has a number of buildings that make up the property. Some of the buildings have homes with two or three bedrooms. Some of the buildings have been sectioned off into multiple units per building. There is a very nice stone cottage and a couple of log cabins that provide a number of different lodging experiences.
I stayed in the Woodcutters lodge which was a two bedroom unit with a separate living room area with comfortable recliners and a couch. It had a TV & VCR along with a small refrigerator. It also had a couple bathing options. There was a shower and a two-person Jacuzzi tub. This would be a great rental for a family of four or for a honeymoon stay.
I had a late check-in, so I was given directions to where I could pick up my key. They also had an outside phone to get in contact with the innkeeper if I had any questions. The key came with a very nice map of the complex with my location highlighted and a nice welcoming letter with an explanation of what to expect. The path to my lodge was well lit and the outside and living room lights were turned on making me feel well at home.
The breakfast was great there were a number of standard suggested arrangements as well as the willingness to cook the breakfast any way desired. Breakfast was served in a English tavern style restaurant setting in the main building. Their web site gives you a good idea of what to expect for the rooms and restraint options available.
I ended coming at a great time. The trees were all changing colors, so the view through the mountains was great. I made a few day trips Asheville is a short distance to the north as well as the Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway. On a short drive to the south we went to Spartanburg SC for a downtown park walk and visited a number of unique shops along the way. Castle Rock park is a short ride away with some great views and some great walking trails. That park also has some periodic events for the whole family. I also had an unexpected bonus the week that I stayed at the Pine Crest Inn. The Tryon Arts Society was able to get the Vienna Boys Chior for a performance. They did have to move it to the largest facility in the county at the local high school. This was amazing for a community of its size.
In all a great stay at the Pine Crest Inn, great service and selections from the Inn, restaurant, and staff. Combine that with a number of additional things to do, made for a great vacation stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience a relaxing, intimate retreat tucked just a mile from downtown Tryon. Once a favorite of F. Scott Fitzgerald & Ernest Hemingway, the inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places & has received numerous national awards & recognition. The restaurant is renowned for its excellent foothills cuisine featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients & has received the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence. The inn has luxurious suites & private cottages, all with private baths; most have fireplaces & jetted tubs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 1906 Pine Crest Hotel Tryon