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.