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

Can't wait to return

5 on November 24, 2016

We had such a wonderful stay in the carriage house! Can't wait to come back and visit again. Claudia makes a fantastic homemade macaroon!


Breakfast! Yes, please!

5 on November 07, 2016

This place is a gem! Claudia and Christian are wonderful hosts and breakfast is delightful! We would stay here again in a heartbeat!


Fall colors

5 on October 26, 2016

What a lovely home with large rooms, very clean and very comfortable beds. The 3 course breakfast is amazing and one of a kind! Claudia is a very talented chef! Our hosts Christian & Claudia are very welcoming, kind and helpful when planning things to do in Asheville or with directions. We enjoyed our stay very much and were sad to leave. ;-(


Southern Comfort & Hospitality with International Gourmet Breakfast

5 on October 26, 2016

All around wonderful experience! Great location, picturesque house and decorations, beautiful rooms, relaxed atmosphere, warm hosts, and an excellent 3 course gourmet breakfast!


The Best Getway, I was sad to leave.

5 on October 03, 2016

My husband & I will cherish this trip for a life time. We stayed here 9/27-9/30/16. From the moment I spoke to Christian on the phone I knew that this would be a great place to stay. We were warmly greeted with baked goods and informed with great details about the Inn, the area, restaurants, and fun things to do. The house is beautiful, rooms are spacious, bed very comfortable, bed sheets amazing, overall well kept and vey clean. While Christian seems to be the forerunner spokes person and great with all your needs, Claudia is the rock behind the scenes this woman's cooking is absolutely amazing. She left us with great satisfaction with her skills to make breakfast an exciting Surpise. Needless to say this was no ordinary breakfast. We also enjoyed getting to know our guest mates at breakfast time. Christian and Claudia are a beautiful couple that work together to make the Inn special. It was like visiting relatives that you loved. You had all the privacy you needed but access to information or anything you needed. I enjoyed myself so much that I did not want to leave. I am already looking forward to our next visit.


My new Favorite

4.4 on September 21, 2016

Our selection of the Sweet Biscuit Inn was based on perceived value and reviews. Due to wedding obligations which drew us to Asheville, we did not plan to spend much time there. We were very pleased with our stay, highlighted by the comfortable room and the amazing breakfast. Cleanliness must be an obsession with Claudia and Christian because, not only was our room immaculate, but the kitchen had a rare 100% sanitation rating. We enjoyed our breakfast with the other guests at the communal table. It provided an opportunity to meet some interesting people and share information about activities and other Asheville area interests. The only criticism I can muster is the wifi was weak in our room, but it worked well enough for email and google. Our room had its own bath but only a tub, no shower. A wand was part of the plumbing, though, so rinsing was adequate. If that's important to you, select a different room. Ours, Room #2, is the only one without a shower. Give them a try. Maybe we'll see you there. We'll be back.


Great stay!

5 on September 21, 2016

My adult children and I stayed at Sweet Biscuit Inn 9/15 - 9/18/16. It was one of the best accommodations I have ever had. It was my first B & B experience and I couldn't have asked for more. The Inn was charming, clean, comfortable, close to everything and Claudia was a wonderful host. She is full of knowledge about the area and can give you recommendations for anything you have a mind to do. You will not be disappointed!


Old Asheville charm and elegance

5 on August 08, 2016

Beautiful combination of old Asheville charm and european elegance. Delicious gourmet breakfast and great location (residential area very close to down town Asheville).


Wonderful Little Get Away

4.0 on August 04, 2016

We had never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast before. This was a new experience all together, and it was WONDERFUL! The rooms were very well kept, and the 3 course breakfasts greatly surpassed my expectations. Christian and Claudia were very welcoming and informative. The B&B is about a 10 min drive from downtown Asheville, which I actually found to be very nice to not be right down town, yet it was still very accessible for dinners or the night life.


Wonderful people, great location.

5 on July 31, 2016

Such a wonderful experience! Just the right amount of chat/advice and privacy. Excellent communication in advance of our stay. Beautiful!


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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

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.