May 7, 2021


The Mast Farm Inn would like to take this opportunity to announce the sale of the business to Melody Pineda and Shay Frendt.

The Deschamps Family has owned and operated The Mast Farm Inn since 2006. In that time, they have preserved the legacy of the Mast Family and created a modern reputation for elegance and service. The Deschamps devotion to family styled service, historical preservation, and local priorities meant they were looking for a similar minded buyer.

Frendt is based in Wake Forest, NC, and had a second home in Valle Crucis for several years. He has a background in software development, real estate, and hotel investments. His passions for development, technology, and nature fit well with Pineda’s passions for home, hospitality, and local community. Pineda was raised in Watauga County and lives just minutes from The Mast Farm Inn. She is a small business owner and realtor in the High Country.

Between the two of them, they intend to carry on the legacy created by the Mast Family and enhanced by the Pressly, Hinshaw-Schoenfeldt, and Deschamps Families. Additionally, their partnership lends to a natural integration of the tourist industry and local community. They want to open the inn for community events, music in the fields, and much more. Stay tuned for announcements.

Shay and Melody would like to thank the Deschamps for their trust, encouragement, and support. This dream come true would not be possible without them.

And the entire Mast Farm Inn team, past, present and future, would like to thank the Valle Crucis Community and our many guests who make this magical destination a reality.

shay & melody
Large bed under white canopy
Social Distancing Done Right - 20+ Acres to Roam

Breakfast and Availability

Private Rooms & Cottages

The seven rooms in the main house and the four historic cottages will be available four nights a week from May 6th to June 9th. Choose to stay two, three, or all four nights anytime between check-ins as early as Thursdays and check-outs as late as Mondays.

Starting June 10th, we hope to be open seven days a week!


Social Distancing Done Right - 20+ Acres to Roam
Mast Farm Inn White Flower Graphic

Amenities & Policies

Breakfast will resume as normal with limited seating due to COVID restrictions. Our daily afternoon social, will not resume for a short while. Fear not, our famous baked goods will always be part of your afternoon at The Mast Farm Inn.

We know it has been an unpredictable and exhausting year for you. We here at Mast Farm Inn are busy preparing for your arrival with some serious deep cleaning and renovations. This year has highlighted just how much we love our guests. Without you, there is no us. We’ll be here with the lights on, coffee ready, and cookies warming.

See you soon,
Melody Pineda, Innkeeper