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Engadine Inn and Cabins

2630 Smokey Park Highway , Candler, NC 28715 USA (Show map)

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Only 15 minutes from downtown Asheville and the Biltmore Estate, Engine Inn and Cabins offers something for everyone. Enjoy the old world elegance of the Inn. Or, relax in clean, comfortable, classic cabins that offer spectacular views of the Great Smoky Mountains. The Inn, built in 1885 by Civil War Captain John K. Hoyt, is a national landmark. It features stunning, original woodwork in the parlor, foyer and formal dining room. A gourmet breakfast is served daily for guests staying in the Inn. Each room has a fireplace, cable TV, free wi-fi and is uniquely furnished with period pieces. The suite also features a separate sitting area and a two-person whirlpool tub. The cabins have fully equipped kitchens and a charcoal grill is also provided (guests provide their own provisions and supplies). The cabins also feature cable TV, a fireplace or gas stove, a private covered porch or deck and free wi-fi (currently available in the Inn and soon to be added to the cabins). We encourage guests to stroll the 12-acre property or to enjoy a spectacular sunrise or sunset amidst the spectacular view of the surrounding mountains. Call or visit our website for SPECIALS and PROMOTIONAL PACKAGES!

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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LOVED it Here!

4.8 on October 15, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at Honey Hill Inn and Cabins on 10/10-10/12 and loved the cute little cabins! The view was beautiful in the mornings and we loved that the cabin was perfect for two! The owner/innkeepers were so sweet and waited for us since we arrived after 5:00pm. They then provided us with maps, directions, and recommendations on restaurants and attractions. We loved our stay here and are looking forward to coming back again next fall! We actually got engaged this weekend so it is definitely a special spot to us!


Cherokee Cabin

4.6 on September 13, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Cherokee cabin for four nights in late August and it was nothing short of fantastic. This property makes an excellent base camp for all the local activities there is to do there. Like all the other reviews, Cheryl and Gretchen are two wonderful people and really care about their customers. My wife and I took home some great memories and can't want to return.


Great Getaway!

5 on August 04, 2014

I was able to stay here to celebrate my birthday and had a splendid time! From the moment we were greeted onto the property until checking out, the service was personalized and done with excellence! I highly recommend this as a place to stay while visiting this area. Ms. Cheryl & Ms. Gretchen will go above and beyond to make your stay special! I actually wanted to rate the Dining higher...the breakfast was DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!! Thanks, Mia Berry


Charming B&B

4.8 on January 05, 2014

My husband and I had the pleasure to stay at Honey hill Inn where the owners were gracious and the food delicious. Gretchen and Cheryl are fantastic and are both naturals at being Inn keepers. The gourmet breakfasts that Gretchen cooked each morning are to die for. If you want to be spoiled and you want to feel like you are at home, Honey hill is a place you want to stay while visiting Asheville.


Awesome Bed & Breakfast

5 on November 07, 2013

My wife and I always stay at the Honey Hill when we are in the area. Gretchen & Cheryl are always so gracious and exceed all our expectations. Being a business owner; I am a tough sale. But these fine ladies have totally sold be on their product and their personal commitment to their customers. You can tell they really love their customers and enjoy what they are doing. My wife tells everybody about our stays. She talks more about the Bed & breakfast at the Honey Hill than she does the Biltmore. In the evenings we anticipate our return to see what home cook goodies will be waiting for us. Awesome!


Absolutely lovely...

4.6 on October 08, 2013

We loved our stay in the cozy Balsam cabin with it's gorgeous views of the mountains. The location to Asheville was an easy 18 minutes so getting groceries at the co-op or going out for dinner was a breeze. The location also made it really easy to get to the Biltmore (which exceeded our expectations) and to the Blue Ridge Parkway...but we also enjoyed ample sit-around-the-cabin-being-lazy time! Most of all, we adored Cheryl and Gretchen! Their generous spirits and amazing breakfasts fed our hearts as well as our bellies! A true pleasure all around!


Such a lovely B&B!

5 on August 19, 2013

We were a little nervous about staying outside of Asheville but were very relieved when we got there. Honey Hill is more than we had hoped for. We were in the Howell Room and it was VERY spacious. The bed was very comfortable and the sheets were so silky soft. We enjoyed the turn down service as well. We may opt for a different room next time because the bathroom only has a stand up shower but we knew that. After walking around the city my feet could have used a good hot bath! The grounds were beautiful and so were the views. The exterior paint needs a little sprucing up but once you walk inside, you forget about that fact. It's every bit as grand as any B&B that we have ever visited and the breakfast meals were delish! We enjoyed chatting with the other guests before we went out exploring. We hope to be back in the winter. Thanks again for your hospitality. Dwaine and Lisa Thompson


Awesome cabins

4.6 on August 02, 2013

Cheryl and Gretchen, the B&B owners, could not have been more personable and accommodating. It was like we had known them for years, and truly made our experience remarkably like a home away from home. We stayed in the cabins, and didn't have breakfast, but were extremely pleased with the courtesy coffee, sugar, dish detergent, paper towels, and other commodities we didn't have to buy. We loved the privacy, property and views, and spaciousness of the cabin. We hope to go back soon


Amazing Stay!

5 on June 24, 2013

Honey Hill was my first stay at a B&B and it was an unforgettable one! Sheryl and Gretchen were amazing hosts. We had to arrive late for check-in (around 10 pm) and they were very accommodating. We were greeted with a lovely tour of the house and of our room, complete with a bit of history and helpful tips to make our stay more comfortable. We stayed in the Mary Hoyt room. Everything was perfect from the beautiful, spacious room to the comfy robes, honey-based bath products, and the claw foot tub. The TV was small but a nice reminder that we weren't there to watch TV. The breakfast in the morning was divine, a fruit course followed by a main course. We were there for two nights and our breakfasts were very different, one sweet and one savory, but both some of the best that I have had. There is a communal breakfast table which facilitates conversation. Also, make sure you snag a few of the cookies that Sheryl puts out in the common area by the tea and coffee, they are wonderful. Both women are very helpful for helping you plan your day or give suggestions for hiking or eating; make sure you have a good chat with both of them (and ask to meet their dogs if that suits your fancy).


Simply fabulous

5 on May 02, 2013

My husband and I spent four days at Honeyhill, two in the Cherokee cabin, which we both loved, and was perfectly equipped, and two in the Howell room which is also very nice and comfortable. I just loved this place. My husband wants to make this trip a yearly tradition. It was wonderful to come home to Honeyhill every day, and our hostesses were great. I felt especially spoiled with the top notch breakfast served every morning, which were not only gourmet, but made with love. Thanks for the wonderful service and thank you for helping us with directions, information, help, etc. all the little details, the decor, the photos, the pretty table, the smell of wonderful food cooking at night and in morning, the pecan encrusted bacon, and the cookies! All of this makes it a great place.


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Rooms & Rates

Howell Room (in the Inn)

The Howell Room is located on the second floor of the Inn (accessible by staircase). It offers guests a queen size bed and a private bathroom with a shower and toilet in the water closet and a separate sink area. Amenities include a fireplace (operated seasonally from October 15 through March 15), a comfortable seating area with two upholstered chairs, ceiling ban, TV with cable, plush robes and a collection of luxury bath products. The view from the Howell Room is of the second floor wrap around porch and the grove of hemlock trees lining the entrance to Engadine. The Howell Room is named for the couple who owned and raised their family at Engadine in the first half of the last century.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $209

Nightly Rate: $149 - $209

Captain's Room (in the Inn)

The Captain's Room is located on the second floor of the Inn (accessible by staircase). It is considered the most romantic room in the Inn by many of our guests. It offers guests a king size bed and a private bathroom with toilet in the water closet. The claw foot tub with shower and sink are located in the room...a feature that allows guests to shower or bath in a fireside setting during the winter months. Amenities include the fireplace (operated seasonally from October 15 through March 15), a comfortable seating area with a love seat facing the fireplace, ceiling fan, TV with cable, plush robes and a collection of luxury bath products. The view from the Howell Room is of the grove of hemlock trees lining the entrance to Engadine. The Captain's Room is named for Confederate Captain John Hoyt, the builder of Engadine in 1885.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $239

Nightly Rate: $189 - $239

Mary Hoyt Room (in the Inn)

The Mary Hoyt Room is located on the second floor of the Inn (accessible by staircase). It is often considered to be the most "homey" room in the inn by many of our guests. It offers guests a queen size bed and a private bathroom with a claw foot tub with shower, a sink and toilet, all located inside the bathroom. Amenities include a fireplace (operated seasonally from October 15 through March 15), a comfortable seating area with an upholstered chair and window seat, ceiling ban, TV with cable, plush robes and a collection of luxury bath products. The view from the Mary Hoyt Room is of the meadow (to the rear of the Inn and where Captain Hoyt's vineyard was located) and of the Red Barn. The Mary Hoyt Room is named for Captain Hoyt's daughter.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $219

Nightly Rate: $159 - $219

Vineyard View Room (in the Inn)

The Vineyard View Room is located on the second floor of the Inn (accessible by staircase). It is considered the most luxurious room in the Inn by many of our guests. It offers guests a king size bed and a private bathroom with a claw foot tube with shower and toilet in the water closet. The sink is in a separate but adjacent area. Amenities include the fireplace (operated seasonally from October 15 through March 15), a comfortable seating area with two upholstered chairs facing the fireplace, ceiling fan, TV with cable, plush robes and a collection of luxury bath products. The view from the Vineyard View Room is of the meadow to the rear of the Inn where Captain Hoyt's vineyard was located. The Vineyard View Room is so named as a tribute to Captain Hoyt's thriving grape growing and wine production business in the late 1800's.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $239

Nightly Rate: $189 - $239

Engadine Suite (in the Inn)

The Engdine Suite is located on the third floor of the Inn (accessible by staircase). It is our largest accommodation. It offers guests a king size bed and a private bathroom with a 2 person spa tub with shower. Amenities include a fireplace (operated seasonally from October 15 through March 15), a separate comfortable seating area with leather love seat and club chair facing the fireplace, ceiling fan, TV with cable, plush robes and a collection of luxury bath products. The décor in the Engadine Suite is more contemporary than that found elsewhere in the property as it was added when the Inn was created. The limited views from the Engadine Suite are of the meadow to the rear of the Inn where Captain Hoyt's vineyard was located and of the red barn through several dormered windows. The Engadine Suite is so named as a tribute to Engadine...the name bestowed upon the property by its builder, Confederate Captain John Hoyt, when it was built in 1885.

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

Nightly Rate: $209 - $259

Nightly Rate: $209 - $259

Smoky Mountains (one of our Cabins)

The Smoky Mountains Cabin is located at the top of the meadow and along the ridge line behind the Inn. It is a one level structure with parking adjacent to the cabin. It offers guests a cozy hideaway with a queen size bed and a private bathroom. Additional guests can be accommodated on the sleeper sofa in the living area. Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor grill for cooking (guests should provide their own provisions and supplies), covered porch, gas stove (operated seasonally from October 15 through March 15), all bed and bath linens, ceiling fan, TV with cable and free WiFi (currently available at the Inn). Breakfast in the Inn is not included in the cabin rate, but can be purchased on an as available basis upon check-in. We also offer an optional continental breakfast (delivered to your Cabin upon check-in) for an additional charge. The Smoky Mountains Cabin is named for the Smoky Mountain range located just to our west along the NC / TN border.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $189 - $239

Nightly Rate: $189 - $239

Blue Ridge Mountains (one of our Cabins)

The Blue Ridge Mountains Cabin is located at the top of the meadow and along the ridge line behind the Inn. It is a one level structure with parking adjacent to the cabin. It offers guests a cozy hideaway with a queen size bed and a private bathroom. Additional guests can be accommodated on the sleeper sofa in the living area. Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor grill for cooking (guests should provide their own provisions and supplies), covered porch, gas stove (operated seasonally from October 15 through March 15), all bed and bath linens, ceiling fan, TV with cable and free WiFi (currently available at the Inn). Breakfast in the Inn is not included in the cabin rate, but can be purchased on an as available basis upon check-in. We also offer an optional continental breakfast (delivered to your Cabin upon check-in) for an additional charge. The Blue Ridge Cabin is named for the section of the Appalachian Mountains that runs from Pennsylvania to Georgia.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $189 - $239

Nightly Rate: $189 - $239

Looking Glass (one of our Cabins)

The Looking Glass Cabin is located at the top of the meadow and along the ridge line behind the Inn. It is a one level structure with parking adjacent to the cabin. It offers guests a cozy hideaway with a queen size bed and a private bathroom. Additional guests can be accommodated on the sleeper sofa in the living area. Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor grill for cooking (guests should provide their own provisions and supplies), covered porch, gas stove (operated seasonally from October 15 through March 15), all bed and bath linens, ceiling fan, TV with cable and free WiFi (currently available at the Inn). Breakfast in the Inn is not included in the cabin rate, but can be purchased on an as available basis upon check-in. We also offer an optional continental breakfast (delivered to your Cabin upon check-in) for an additional charge. The Looking Glass Cabin is named for a famous waterfall located at nearby Dupont State Forest..

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199 - $259

Nightly Rate: $199 - $259

Balsam Mountains (one of our Cabins)

The Balsam Mountains Cabin is located at the top of the meadow and along the ridge line behind the Inn. It is a one level structure with parking adjacent to the cabin. It offers guests a cozy hideaway with a king size bed and a private bathroom. Additional guests can be accommodated in a queen bed in the upstairs sleeping loft. Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor grill for cooking (guests should provide their own provisions and supplies), covered porch, gas stove (operated seasonally from October 15 through March 15), all bed and bath linens, ceiling fan, TV with cable and free WiFi (currently available at the Inn). Breakfast in the Inn is not included in the cabin rate, but can be purchased on an as available basis upon check-in. We also offer an optional continental breakfast (delivered to your Cabin upon check-in) for an additional charge. The Balsam Mountains Cabin is named for the Balsam Mountains range located just to our west along the NC / TN border.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $209 - $259

Nightly Rate: $209 - $259

Cherokee (one of our Cabins)

The Cherokee Cabin is located at the top of the meadow and along the ridge line behind the Inn. It is a one level structure with parking adjacent to the cabin. It offers guests a luxury, open floor plan hideaway with a king size bed and private bath. It is well suited for couples celebrating a special occasion. Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor grill for cooking (guests should provide their own provisions and supplies), covered porch, wood burning fireplace (operated seasonally from October 15 through March 15), all bed and bath linens, ceiling fan, TV with cable and free WiFi (currently available at the Inn). Breakfast in the Inn is not included in the cabin rate, but can be purchased on an as available basis upon check-in. We also offer an optional continental breakfast (delivered to your Cabin upon check-in) for an additional charge. The Cherokee Cabin is named for the Cherokee people...the indigenous Native Americans who call the Smoky Mountains home

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

Nightly Rate: $209 - $259

Nightly Rate: $209 - $259

Mount Mitchell (one of our Cabins)

The Mount Mitchell Cabin is located at the top of the meadow and along the ridge line behind the Inn. It is a two level structure with parking adjacent to the cabin. As our largest accommodation, it offers guests king (upstairs) and queen (downstairs) bedrooms and two bathrooms. Additional guests can be accommodated on a sleeper sofa in the living area. Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor grill for cooking (guests should provide their own provisions and supplies), covered porch, wood burning fireplace (operated seasonally from October 15 through March 15), all bed and bath linens, ceiling fan, TV with cable and free WiFi (currently available at the Inn). Breakfast in the Inn is not included in the cabin rate, but can be purchased on an as available basis upon check-in. We also offer an optional continental breakfast (delivered to your Cabin upon check-in) for an additional charge. It is named for the nearby peak, the highest in the in eastern North America.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $269 - $319

Nightly Rate: $269 - $319

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains

Airport

Asheville, NC (AVL) 21 miles

Directions to property:

From I40 West, take exit 37 toward East Canton. Turn left on Wiggins Road. Turn right on Smokey Park Highway/US-19 S/US-23 S. Turn left into the driveway at Engadine Inn and Cabins. Driveway is a sharp left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Biltmore Estate, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Cabin

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Movie library, Parking, Videos, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Hiking trails, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Families are accommodated in our cabins only.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes In select cabins only.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: None.
  • Cancellations: Engadine Inn and Cabins at Honey Hill is a unique, privately-owned property where every guest reservation is handled on an individual, personalized and confidential basis. At the time your reservation is made, we require a credit card (we accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover) to guarantee the room or cabin, though we will not charge the card (exceptions for cancellations or no shows are noted below) until you check in on the day of your arrival. Standard Cancellations 1. Reservations can be cancelled with no charge within 24-hours of being made. 2. For confirmed reservations cancelled more than 14 days prior to your reserved arrival date, we will charge a cancellation fee of $25. 3. For confirmed reservations cancelled from 2 to 14 days prior to your reserved arrival date, we will charge a cancellation fee equal to one night’s room charge at the then-current room rate. 4. For confirmed reservations cancelled less than 2 days prior to your reserved arrival date, full payment for the full stay is expected at the then-current room rate. 5. For no shows, full payment for the full stay is expected at the then-current room rate. OCTOBER CANCELLATIONS 1. Reservations can be cancelled with no charge within 24-hours of being made. 2. For confirmed reservations cancelled more than 30 days prior to your reserved arrival date, we will charge a cancellation fee of $25. 3. For confirmed reservations cancelled less than 30 days prior to your reserved arrival date, full payment for the full stay is expected at the then-current room rate. 4. For no shows, full payment for the full stay is expected at the then-current room rate.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Rick Bell and Tom Watson

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

After spending 14 years in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where we successfully started and operated a local event planning company specializing in producing corporate events, and with a new life in the mountains calling, it was time for a change. In November 2014, we purchased the property and immediately began making changes and improvements with a goal of creating a venue for hosting destination oriented events such as weddings and family reunions. We love our new home and hope you will too!

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Cabin continental breakfast- $15.00 pp pd, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten free


Signature Dish

Gretchen's Bacon
The Inn's former owner handed down a recipe for her signature bacon...a concoction of apple wood smoked thick cut bacon sprinkled with brown sugar and chopped pecans that is then baked rather than fried. New guests RAVE about it and return guests ask for it! Scrumptious!!!


Details

2630 Smokey Park Highway , Candler, NC 28715 USA (Show map)

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