The Pine Crest Inn. If you are at all familiar with Pinehurst, than this name should be at the top of your list!
New Englander James Walker Tufts began developing Pinehurst, NC in the late 1890’s, the area quickly emerged as a winter destination for Northerners who were looking to enjoy a game of golf. As the resort at Pinehurst gained popularity after the turn of the century, Mrs. E. C. Bliss of Edgewood, Rhode Island, saw an opportunity to become a hotel owner. After eight months of construction, the news media was greeted at the completed Pine Crest Inn which opened on November 1, 1913.
The Pine Crest Inn became very popular among seasonal guests and was an immediate success. This success caught the eye of Pinehurst Country Club’s golf professional, Donald J. Ross, who purchased the Pine Crest Inn in 1921. Today The Pine Crest Inn is still family owned.
The hallways of the Pine Crest have been graced by the likes of Bobby Jones, Henry Cotton, Francis Ouimet, Annie Oakley, Frank Stranahan, Harvie Ward, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Crenshaw, Roger Maltbie, Curtis Strange, Payne Stewart, and Cory Pavin, just to name a few. Baseball greats Sparky Lyle, Graig Nettles, Ralph Houk, Lew Burdette, Tommy Davis, and Warren Spahn all visited in 1992 while participating in a local golf outing.
- Small – Typically has either 2 single beds or 1 king size bed
- Standard – Typically has 2 beds though a few have 3 (can vary on configurations: queen & double, king & single, 2 doubles)