Sweet Biscuit Inn

77 Kenilworth Road , Asheville, NC 28803 USA (Show map)

About

The Sweet Biscuit Inn is an elegant seven-bedroom Inn and separate 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, for comfort and friendliness—Southern hospitality infused with European spirit. This B&B is located only 1 1/2 miles south of downtown Asheville's shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes. Only 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 mountains of Western North Carolina, you will love the inn's perfect location. Lodging at Sweet Biscuit Inn features 11-foot ceilings, tiger oak wood floors, a dramatic formal staircase, a stunning ceiling-high library and a relaxing front porch, ideal for watching the neighborhood walk by. The rooms (all with private full bath) are unusually spacious; it is your hosts' credo that guests, should have the space to breathe and expand. Mornings at the Sweet Biscuit are Chef Claudia's prime time: She puts all her culinary skills acquired over nine years of cooking in Provence into preparing sumptuous three-course gourmet breakfasts. Do not expect the ordinary, but always an authentic French course. When was the last time you had breakfast dessert?

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

best breakfasts - and beds - ever

5 on April 26, 2016

We had a wonderful week. Christian and Claudia are totally committed to their inn and to their guests. Their gourmet breakfasts are in a league of their own..


We Will Be Back!

5 on April 07, 2016

What a great experience! The hosts were lovely, inviting, and accommodating - always there when we needed with what we needed. The room was beautifully decorated, clean and comfortable. Claudia's three course breakfasts were delicious and a great way to start the day. Christian's happy hour wines were the best. Can't say enough good things about Sweet Biscuit, except that we will certainly be returning to visit again soon!


5 Days at the Sweet Biscuit Inn

5 on April 04, 2016

Christian & Claudia were such a personable Host & Hostess. Not only gourmet breakfast meals, which were outstanding, but I appreciated the suggestions for sight seeing around town. It was a most pleasant stay!


Extravagant experience

5 on April 02, 2016

What a lovely time we had at the Sweet Biscuit Inn. A remarkable and caring couple who run the B&B, They asked daily if we needed suggestions and ideas on how to spend time in Asheville. The house is charming and comfortable - spotless, well loved, and ideally located away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown. The porch was our end of day retreat while planning the evening. Breakfasts are a performance of three amazing gourmet courses shared with all guests over a robust conversation and sharing of Asheville experiences.


The best service you could get in Asheville

5 on March 30, 2016

We went to Asheville for our baby moon and stayed 2 nights at the Sweet Biscuit Inn. We arrived and were greeted by Christian at the front door. He went over our dietary requests and showed us around. I appreciate some structure and organization and they do a fantastic job at keeping things in line. We stayed in room #3 and it was decorated very tastefully and the bathroom was spacious. The breakfast was a 3-course gourmet breakfast that included table side crepes! We participated in the wine tasting in the evening and loved getting to know everyone who was visiting. The delicious food continued there with popovers and cheese pillows! We had a long drive the next day so we weren't going to make breakfast, unfortunately. Claudia left a goodie bag at our door with croissants, macaroons and to-go cups for coffee! They are great people and the location to downtown and the Biltmore couldn't be better! Do yourself a treat and stay here!


Excellent Stay!

4.8 on February 03, 2016

This was my first experience at a B&B and it is sure to hold my standards high! The Sweet Biscuit Inn is a beautiful house in the perfect location in Asheville. Christian and Claudia were perfect hosts and I truly enjoyed the breakfast and conversation! I will definitely be coming back!


Wonderful Inn and Charming Hosts

5 on January 07, 2016

My husband and I were lucky enough to stay in the Sweet Biscuit Inn for five days when we honeymooned in Asheville. Right from the start, Claudia and Christian exceeded our expectations. Christian greeted us when we checked in, taking care to explain all the details and field any questions we had. The room was beautifully decorated, clean, and very comfortable. Claudia and Christian even provided us with maps and a list of their suggested restaurants and eateries. And the location of the inn couldn't be more perfect; it was close enough that everything was a short (10 min or less) drive away, but secluded enough to not be affected by the hustle and bustle of downtown. As far as breakfast goes, Claudia's French-inspired dishes were to die for! My husband and I ate every bite! And while neither of us have food allergies, some of the other guests did and Claudia was extremely adept at preparing versions of the dish that took those requirements into consideration. To top it all off, Claudia kept a plate in the entrance hall that was full of the most delectable French Macarons. She was even kind enough to print us the recipe and a history of macarons when we asked for it. What we appreciated the most about the Sweet Biscuit Inn was the way Claudia and Christian treated us and every other guest. They took great care to ensure that we had everything we needed, they gave us suggestions of things to do and see, and they made an effort to get to know us. This personal touch they add to their inn is what makes it truly special. If you're going to Asheville, the Sweet Biscuit Inn is absolutely the place to stay!


Excellent choice

5 on January 05, 2016

Great location, convenient to downtown, outstanding breakfast!


3 night stay

4.8 on January 03, 2016

My wife and I had a wonderful stay just after Christmas. Claudia and Christian are both exceptional hosts. The Breakfast was awesome. C&C put together a little "best of" for Asheville that was really cool, we had a skeleton itenerary and this filled it in perfectly. I think we took 5 of the suggestions and everyone excellent. The macaroons in the entry hall are a nice sweet treat as you come and go.


Thank You

5 on December 15, 2015

What a wonderful experience! Everything was wonderful especially the couple that runs this bed and breakfast. Thank you again for a lovely and warm place to stay for a few nights. We will definitely try to return to you and Asheville, NC Sincerely Ginger


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Rooms & Rates

Room #1

Room #1 is the first queen bedroom as you enter the house. It faces the front porch with three huge windows. It is one of the largest bedrooms and features an 11-foot ceiling, hard wood floor, antique queen bed and armoire. There is a wall-mounted HD flat-screen TV in the room and a wood fireplace. The full bath is large and comfortable with a dressing table and an antique claw foot tub with shower. Room #1 rents for $169/night for single or double occupancy. Bathroom amenities include carefully selected revitalizing body wash, conditioning shampoo, hydrating skin lotion and a hair dryer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $143.65 - $169

Room #2

Room #2 is the smallest bedroom in the Inn, but with its 11-foot ceilings it seems just right in size. Friendly and bright colors create a sunny atmosphere, underlined by a huge bay window. There is a queen-size bed and an HD flat-screen TV. The charming bathroom is ideal for those that prefer to soak in a tub rather than taking a shower. It features an antique claw foot tub with a hand-held shower. Room #2 rents for $139/night for single or double occupancy. Bathroom amenities include carefully selected revitalizing body wash, conditioning shampoo, hydrating skin lotion and a hair dryer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $118.15 - $139

Room #3

Room #3 is a large back bedroom. It has one window on each of the three walls and feels the most private of all the rooms. Through a small entry area you step into a room with hickory hardwood floor, a queen-size bed and an HD flat-screen TV. The bath is large with antique claw foot bathtub and bead board wainscoting. Room #3 rents for $169/night for single or double occupancy. Bathroom amenities include carefully selected revitalizing body wash, conditioning shampoo, hydrating skin lotion and a hair dryer. This room could accommodate a small roll-away bed for a child up to eight years of age.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $143.65 - $169

Room #4

Room #4 is our queen bedroom located on the second floor of the Inn. This elegant room has 3 tall windows, so it receives a lot of natural sunlight. It has an entry area with the bedroom and bath leading from it. Hardwood floors are throughout as are 11-foot ceilings; an HD flat-screen TV is provided. The private bathroom has been completely remodeled, now featuring a beautiful designer sink and a most spacious walk-in shower. Room #4 rents for $159/night for single or double occupancy. Bathroom amenities include carefully selected body wash, conditioning shampoo, skin lotion and hair dryer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135.15 - $159

Room #5

Room #5 is our most spacious and luxurious room, featuring a king bed. Hardwood floors, 11-foot ceilings and light green with white evoke an atmosphere of friendly elegance. In this de-luxe guest room you can enjoy its large wall-mounted HD flat-screen cable TV or its working fireplace. The white-painted bathroom with a shower also has a contemporary vessel sink on a stunning custom-made wood top with chrome/porcelain fixtures. A total of five windows in this room and bath provide plenty of natural light. Room #5 rents for $189/night for single/double occupancy (incl. all bathroom amenities)

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $160.65 - $189

Room #6

Room #6 is a spacious king bedroom. Hardwood floors, 11-foot ceilings and earthy reds with gold evoke a handsome richness. Snuggle up in the barrel chairs, in front of the fireplace or the large flat-screen HD TV. The red-walled bathroom comes with a shower. A total of six windows in this guest room and bath provide plenty of natural light. Room #6 rents for $189/night for single or double occupancy. Bathroom amenities include carefully selected body wash, conditioning shampoo, skin lotion and hair dryer. This room could accommodate a small roll-away bed for a child up to eight years of age.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $160.65 - $189

Bird Song Suite #7

The two-room Bird Song Suite #7 is ideal for guests wanting the extra room or traveling as family with up to four persons. The bedroom sits to the rear of the Inn with a beautiful east view of sunrise. The king bedroom sleeps two adults; the living room has a daybed sofa (trundle) which sleeps one adult or two young children. Each room has an HD flat-screen TV. The bath has a large antique claw foot tub with shower. The Suite rents for $209/night and sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 young children. Bathroom amenities include body wash, conditioning shampoo, skin lotion and hair dryer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $177.65 - $209

Carriage House

The Carriage House is a two-story cottage, perfect for traveling families or a group of friends. It has a downstairs living/dining area with wall-mounted HD flat-screen TV, new full kitchen with dishwasher. A daybed sofa (trundle) converts at night to sleep one adult or two young children. Upstairs are two queen bedrooms and a modern full bath with tub, shower and elegant vessel sink on a granite top. The Carriage House sleeps a maximum of 4 adults and 2 young children. The Carriage House rents for $219/night, breakfast not included. Dogs are welcome upon prior reservation. No cats please.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $219 - $219

Location

Location Type

Mountains, Small town, Urban

Airport

Asheville, NC (AVL) 15 miles

Directions to property:

On I-240 loop, exit #6 Chunn's Cove. Turn left onto Tunnel Rd east. At Kenilworth Road traffic light, turn right and follow for 1 1/2 miles. When a large church is on your left, we are in the next block, also on your left. Two story red brick with white columns - #77 Kenilworth Road

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway, Smoky Mountains National Park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel, Villa

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fridge, Ironing Board, Parking, Piano, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3-6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Off property smoking only please
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Yes Babysitting can be arranged in advance
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes $50 deposit -Carriage House only, provide pet information
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on weekends
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night stay deposit plus tax.
  • Cancellations: Notify us of your cancellation at least 2 weeks prior to your arrival date and a refund of a one night stay, less a $50 nonrefundable reservation fee, is made to your account. Notify us of your cancellation within 2 weeks of your arrival date and 50% of the entire reservation is charged to your account. Notify us of your cancellation 24 hours prior to your arrival date and 100% of the entire reservation is charged to your account. For multiple room reservation cancellations there is a nonrefundable $50 deposit per room.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Christian & Claudia Hickl

Languages spoken

English, French, German, Italian

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

are dedicated to bringing the Sweet Biscuit Inn back to its full potential -- to our guests' benefit.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: Seated beakfast at 8:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , Others upon request, Primarily organic


Signature Dish

Crêpes
Authentic French Crêpes made to order are one of the many culinary attractions at the inn. Prepared in front of our guests' eyes and served fresh you can expect them on Sundays -- and occasionally during the week.