Engadine Inn and Cabins

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

About

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!

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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

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

*Engadine Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

*Captain’s Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

*Balsam Mountain Cabin

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

*Cherokee Log Cabin

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

*Smoky Mountain

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

*Mary Hoyt Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

*Looking Glass Cabin

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

*Blue Ridge Mountains Cabin

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

*Howell Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

*Mt. Mitchell Log Cabin

  • Maximum Capacity: 6

*Vineyard View Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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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

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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: Standard- 50%. October- 100%
  • Cancellations: 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 7 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 7 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 or early departures, 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 or early departures, full payment for the full stay is expected at the then-current room rate. Please understand that your reservation is considered to be a "rain (or snow) or shine" commitment to us. This means that "crumby weather" is, in and of itself, not a sufficient reason to cancel without penalty. The same is true for unexpected personal situations. You are expected to fulfill the full responsibilities associated with your reservation regardless of weather conditions or other circumstances. We do not compromise regarding this policy. If you have any concerns about meeting this obligation, we encourage you to consider purchasing trip insurance. It is inexpensive, can be purchased easily online and protects your interests during unexpected circumstances that effect your travel plans.
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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!!!


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