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
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Warm and Wonderful

5 on November 03, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our hosts were so welcoming and attentive. The beautiful sit down breakfast in the morning was delicious and very memorable! We also thoroughly enjoyed the sweet treats ...home made macaroons as we came home in the evening.


Charming and relaxing atmosphere

5 on October 28, 2017

Claudia and Christian were friendly and hospitable. The rooms are comfortable and well decorated. The highlight of the stay is the indescribable gourmet breakfast served at the dining room table and shared by all the guests. If we return to Asheville, we will definitely return to the Swee Biscuit Inn!


Breakfast of Champions

5 on October 14, 2017

Christian and Claudia are a consummate hosts. SBI is charming and it's setting and atmosphere are outstanding. The breakfast is a culinary delight. Just phenomenal. Highly highly recommend.


Sweet Biscuit is Sweet!

5 on October 09, 2017

Sweet Biscuit is elegant ! In a wonderful house with kind hosts and food to remember. Perfect treat !


Mom & Teen Daughter Trip

5 on August 13, 2017

We stayed one evening but wish it had been longer. The room was the smallest in the Inn but was plenty of space for two. The food served for breakfast and an evening treat was wonderful. Very peaceful, comfortable, relaxing place to stay and a short drive to the Biltmore!


Splendid Inn to a Splendid Vacation

5 on August 08, 2017

Our travels took us down the Blue Ridge from Banner Elk and hiking several trails along the way. Sweet Biscuit Inn was the last night of our adventure and what a delight. It included a short business venture to West Asheville and they graciously allowed us a late check out. The breakfast was first class, the accommodations were truly pleasurable, and Christian was helpful in every conceivable way to make our stay hospitable. I highly recommend this as a B and B destination.


Best Place To Stay in Asheville

4.8 on July 12, 2017

This was my second stay in this lovely inn. The hosts are congenial; the inn is lovely and the food is delicious. Really the best breakfast I have ever had at an inn of any sort, and I have stayed in many. Claudia is a fantastic chef and and very willing to work around food allergies and preferences. Highly recommended!


Sweet Biscuit was so sweet

5 on June 16, 2017

Our spacious and charming room at the Sweet Biscuit in was comfortable and relaxing. We appreciated the convenient location and beautiful gardens surrounding the historic home. We enjoyed the delicious gourmet breakfasts and elegantly appointed dinning room. A special treat included on the lovely porch visiting with our guests. Claudia and Christian were gracious and helpful hosts.


TOP NOTCH

5 on May 22, 2017

Inviting and relaxing. Exceptional in every way


Asheville Gem

5 on May 21, 2017

Delightful five day, five star stay at this lovely inn. Outstanding three course gourmet breakfasts every morning made with fresh, local ingredients in a gorgeous dining room. The inn is beautiful, and set in a quiet residential area that's a short drive from most Asheville attractions. Wonderful front porch to sit back and relax on. The hosts, Christian and Claudia, couldn't have been more gracious, helpful and kind.They seem to love what they're doing and it showed in the high quality of attention they give to every detail. We didn't want to leave!


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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: $152.15 - $179

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: $135.15 - $159

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: $152.15 - $179

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: $152.15 - $179

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: $169.15 - $199

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: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $177.65 - $209

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: $186.15 - $219

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: $229 - $229

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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

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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.
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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.


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