I booked Sweet Biscuit Inn for a short visit to Asheville because I was traveling with my mother, who'd never stayed in one before. It was a busy weekend in Asheville and I think we were truly lucky to find such warm and gracious accommodations.
Christian met us, assisted with our bags and directed us to a wonderful nearby restaurant for a great dinner after a long drive. We slept in the 1st room, just behind the porch. At first we worried this would hinder our sleep, but they have lovely thick curtains which can be drawn at night to eliminate any street lights, and honestly, if there was street noise, the bed was so comfortable we didn't hear a thing once we settled in for the evening.
The facilities were tastefully decorated. The front porch has the most comfortable chairs, and after a long day exploring nearby Biltmore we had a great evening visiting on the porch as other guests checked in or left for their evening plans. Fall was an excellent time to visit. We enjoyed simply sipping coffee and people watching. The group breakfast was also a great part of the experience. The first night was quite full, requiring 2 large tables. The next morning however, the dining room had been transformed for a much smaller group, and everyone discussed not only what they'd seen locally, but how it compared to sites they'd visited closer to home. Before the end of the delicious meal, there was an endless stream of animated conversations. It added so much to my mother's experience and making her feel at home meant a lot to me. Christian is a great host and Claudia spoke volumes through her food.
Overall, a lovely stay and better than I think any hotel experience could have been. Personal attention, lots of little touches and great food. What else could you ask for?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sweet Biscuit Inn is an elegant seven-bedroom Bed and Breakfast Inn with a Carriage House located in Asheville, North Carolina's quiet wooded neighborhood of Kenilworth. Centrally located, this magnificent 1915 Colonial Revival home offers lodging with urban sophistication and a flair for comfort and friendliness. Our B&B lodging is only 1 1/2 miles south of downtown Asheville's shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes, and only a 1/2 mile north of the Biltmore Estate entrance. The Sweet Biscuit Inn is convenient to all of Asheville's attractions. Whether you are visiting Asheville for the diverse cultural charm, the opulence of the Biltmore Estate, or the spectacular Blue Ridge mountains of Western North Carolina, your visit with us will make you smile. ... more less