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Honey Hill 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, Honey Hill Inn and Cabins offers something for everyone. Enjoy the old world elegance of the inn. 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. Each room has a fireplace, cable TV, free wi-fi and is uniquely furnished with period pieces. The suite features a two-person whirlpool tub. The cabins have fully equipped kitchens; each has a fireplace and porch. Stroll the grounds and enjoy a spectacular sunrise or sunset. Visit the Butterfly Garden, where specially chosen plants attract beautiful butterflies. Bring a book and enjoy the views in an Adirondack chair. Call or visit our website for SPECIALS and PROMOTIONAL PACKAGES!



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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

King Room

King bed with private bathroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $199

Nightly Rate: $169 - $199

Engadine Suite

The bedroom features a king-size bed, two antique armoires and beautiful desk. The living room has all the comforts of home: a gas fireplace, full size sofa, coffee table, end tables and cable TV. The spacious bathroom features a romantic two person whirlpool tub/shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $219 - $239

Nightly Rate: $219 - $239

Queen Room

Queen bed with bathroom.

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


Cabin has a queen bed with private bathroom.

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

Howell Room

Enjoy the warmth of the fireplace adorned with the original carved wood mantle an inset mirror. The private bath that features a stall corner shower. The adjoining "water closet" with original marble sink and china bowl has been in use since 1885. This room has three large windows, a ceiling fan, a fireplace, and two comfortable chairs. Other Amenities - cable TV - large closet - hair dryer - Gilchrist and Soams BeeKind bath products

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $169

Nightly Rate: $149 - $169

Mary Hoyt Room

This room still has the charming features described in Mary Brickell Hoyt's 19th century diaries. Snuggle on the love seat tucked in a cozy alcove in front of plantation-shuttered windows. The Mary Hoyt room features a Victorian style queen bed with a unique curved head and foot board with matching night tables, a ceiling fan, and fireplace. The large bath with a claw foot tub is perfect for soaking away the day. Other Amenities - cable TV - large closet - hair dryer - Gilchrist and Soams BeeKind bath products

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $189

Nightly Rate: $169 - $189

Vineyard View Room

The full private bath has a claw foot tub/shower and pedestal sink. There is also an adjoining "water closet" containing the original marble and china sink that has been in use since 1885. The Vineyard View room features a luxurious king size bed, cable TV, a fireplace, dressing table and ceiling fan.

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

Blue Ridge Mtns Cabin

Our Blue Ridge Mountains log cabin sits on a knoll with peaceful mountain and forest views from the covered porch. It is named for our Blue Ridge Mountains, home of the Blue Ridge Parkway, its limitless outdoor activities and breathtaking scenery.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Smoky Mtns Cabin

Our Smoky Mountain log cabin is cozy with covered porch with beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This cabin is named for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, just 45 miles west of the cabin.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Looking Glass Cabin

Our Looking Glass Log Cabin features a covered porch with a sweeping view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is named for the nearby mountain and waterfall in Pisgah National Forest, just 30 miles from the cabin.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Balsam Mtn Cabin

The Balsam Mountain Cabin (formerly Cold Mountain) features lots of windows in the living area and a large deck to enjoy the great outdoors

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Cherokee Cabin

The Cherokee Log Cabin is situated on a hilltop overlooking the Inn, with beautiful mountain views from the front porch. This luxury log cabin is named for the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, located just 40 miles west of our location at the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Mt. Mitchell Cabin

The Mt. Mitchell Log Cabin is situated on a hilltop overlooking the Inn. Our largest cabin is named for the highest peak in the Eastern United States, located north of Asheville along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The mountain view from the front porch of this cabin is spectacular!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Location Type



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 Honey Hill Inn and Cabins. Driveway is a sharp left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Biltmore Estate, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Fax Machine, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3 PM - 7 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is allowed on first floor porch, only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children of any age are welcome in 5 of our cabins.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required We have three dog-friendly cabins.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum on weekends from May 1 - January 1
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Up to 4 nights stay – deposit equal to 1 night's stay is required. 5 or more nights & special packages – a 25% deposit of the total is required. Please call or visit our website for complete policy.
  • Cancellations: If you cancel at least fourteen (14) days prior to your scheduled arrival date, we will refund your deposit minus a $25 per room/cabin processing fee. Exceptions: For group reservations, whole house/property bookings, special packages and events, and reservations during the month of October, we require a thirty (30) day cancellation notice. If you cancel less than fourteen 14 days prior to your arrival date (or thirty (30) days prior for the exceptions noted above), we cannot refund your deposit. If you cancel within two (2) days of arrival, depart early, or arrive late, you will be responsible for the full amount of the reservation. Your deposit insures that your accommodations will be available as confirmed. It also insures us that the accommodations are sold as confirmed, meaning that we have taken your room or cabin “off the market” for the dates you requested. Therefore, please understand that if situations arise that require you to cancel within the abovementioned timeframes, we certainly sympathize, but we must adhere to our business policy of no refunds. Of course, if we are able to rebook your room or cabin for the dates you reserved, we will be happy to refund your deposit.



Rick Bell and Tom Watson

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  • Time Served: 8 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Cabin guests - $10, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian


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

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