Equinox Inn at Biscuit Hill

717 Colleen Drive , Canyon Lake, TX 78133 USA (Show map)
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This Hill Country 7 bedroom stone home overlooking Canyon Lake was built to insure privacy and comfort. There is an additional arts & crafts cabin style suite on the acre next door. Guests enjoy feeding our deer relaxing on the gathering deck next to our pond garden, and eating our full country breakfasts. Come enjoy the Hill Country at Equinox Inn at Biscuit Hill.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Wonderful experience

5 on March 03, 2016

This was my first B&B experience and it was wonderful. My husband and I spent our first anniversary weekend here. Dean was wonderful and his wife was not feeling well but felt like she was their in sprit. He was a wonderful host and always so cheerful and very informative. They're breakfast dishes where homemade and delicious and the rooms where quite, relaxing, well designed and clean with great amenities. We stayed in the Garden suite and it had a private hot tub with a wonderful view. We would highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking to get away from reality and spend a quite weekend with beautiful views and wonderful people.


Had a wonderful weekend

4.6 on February 04, 2015

My wife and I had a wonderful time and we would like to return someday soon.


Very Nice

4.8 on October 06, 2014

This was our first time at a B&B. We had a very pleasant time. The owners Dean and Diane are awesome and the food was amazing. Feeding deer was our evening past time along with sitting in the swing with the sweet cat Pepper. It was a very relaxing time in the country.


Our go-to B&B...for good reason.

5 on August 19, 2013

My husband and I have stayed at Biscuit Hill on two spate occasions and are planning a 3rd. We love the atmosphere, the grounds, the comfort of the home and the food is wonderful. There is no doubt that we will continue to stay at Biscuit Hill for many years to come.


Perfect Little Weekend Getaway!

4.8 on April 02, 2013

My boyfriend and I chose this place while planning our last minute weekend getaway. It was a random choice off of bedandbreakfast.com, and I am extremely pleased with our choice! We love the hill country and Biscuit Hill perfectly displayed its beauty. When we arrived, we were greeted by Dean. He gave us a tour of the place, showed us the deer and the alpacas. He was very helpful and thorough with his explanations. He and his wife offered to help plan our stay if we needed any help which was very kind of them. We stayed in the Lone Star Mini Suite which offered a private deck and a private hot tub. Our deck overlooked the feeding area for the deer and it had a view of Canyon Lake in the near distance. We enjoyed watching the sun come up over the lake in the mornings. Our room also included a huge comfy bed, a big walk in shower and a cozy atmosphere. The breakfast was outstanding both mornings we were there. The first morning, Diane made southwest breakfast casserole, peach dumplings, fruit salad with honey yogurt topping and homemade chili and cheddar biscuits. I could have eaten 10 of the biscuits by themselves, they were to die for! Yum! The second day, Diane prepared a garden breakfast casserole, smoked sausage, fruit salad with honey yogurt topping, and homemade biscuits with an assortment of jellies. She also had Easter cupcakes for us to take on the road! The outside gardens at the B&B are very relaxing. They really make the place comfortable and inviting. The only "complaint" we had was the people above our room were very heavy walkers and they were up at least 3-4 times per night going to the bathroom. But other than that, no complaints! We truly enjoyed our stay and will be back! We also recommended this place to both of our families!


Lovely little getaway

5 on November 25, 2012

This was a great experience for us. I loved the personal feel to the place. From the pictures in the room to the morning breakfast, everything had a little personal touch to it. The food was awesome. We are vegetarians and Diane made a meatless dish for just the two of us. We stayed in the garden room. It is beautiful and the hot tub is just amazing with the right amount of privacy for an outdoor tub.We enjoyed feeding the alpecas and the deer. For someone like me brought up in the city this was a great experience. There are some nice places around too. We enjoyed Gruene a lot. Totally. a great experience, exactly what I wanted and great hosts. Diane wait for my call:)


Biscuit hill bed and breakfast

5 on November 03, 2012

My husband And I is our first wedding anniversary we really enjoyed the service is fun feeding the deer and alpaca. Oh yes we're coming back and highly recommended . James and Pearl of Corpus Christi


Excellent experience - highly recommend

5 on October 23, 2012

My wife and I just had a great visit with Diane and Dean at Biscuit Hill Bed and Breakfast so that we could enjoy Texas Hill Country. We stayed in the Cypress Cove room. The room is exactly as pictured on their website - very welcoming, serene, and a great choice of wall color and decor. The bed was very comfortable, and the sheets were the best I've ever slept on. The only minor inconvenience with the room was that the smoke detector is very near the bathroom door. While they did warn us to shower with the bathroom door closed, we somehow forgot and the smoke alarm went off. Oops! Not a big deal at all, and from what we understand, this is the only room with this very minor issue. Diane is an excellent cook - the breakfasts were truly amazing, and there was plenty of food. Both Diane and Dean are helpful in answering questions about the area. They have a great list of local restaurants - including notes about which they do and do not recommend. The grounds surrounding this B&B are beautiful - very natural, but not messy. They offer deer corn to feed to the many deer. Great photo opportunities as the deer will get within ~15 feet of you if you are calm. Also, feeding their three alpacas was very fun. Those guys have some character. Don't try to pet them in the wrong place though or you might get kicked!


Outstanding B & B

5 on October 14, 2012

My husband and I stayed in the Captain's Bay room last weekend. This was our first visit to any bed and breakfast and it won't be our last at this one. Diane and Dean were wonderful!!! If you didn't have plans for the day they were quick to suggest activities in the region. They also gave you a restaurant rating and direction list upon checkin. All of their favorites quickly became ours and were fantastic. The homemade breakfasts every morning were to die for. Everything was wonderful and I would like to thank Diane and Dean and assure them that we will be back. Don't miss this one if you need a few days of R & R!!!!!!!!


Relaxing country getaway- "generous" photos of it, not so pet friendly..

2.6 on September 06, 2012

Room is as expected, nothing fancy- just average. Very comfortable bed and sheets. Grounds- unkempt, would expect more for $250/nt. Breakfast was good. I believe at one point this was a "Nice" facility. It just seemed to be let go and in need of renovation/ upkeep. Pet friendly is a joke for any room aside from the Creekside separated cabin (which had no creek, and is 1 of 2 "pet friendly" rooms) which if you have a dog, large or small, unless it barks like a mouse- the entire house will hear. All in all a 3/5 being very honest- would not return. For the money, I think (have experienced as well) you can find better.

Innkeeper Response
Those who read this review, please take a moment to read our response. We can’t be all things to all people, but we try. We regret when a guest feels their stay was not what they hoped it would be. We want every guest to feel welcome, provide a hearty breakfast, & provide comfortable, clean accommodations. Few B&Bs allow pets, so we try to accommodate this need. We only have 2 rooms out of the 8, we feel are appropriate for pets. Our pet policy states this suite is in a 5000 sq. ft. house, where others are staying. There is a restriction that the pet can’t be a barker. “If your pet is a barker, please do not book this suite.” I checked our records, no pets stayed in the month of August as was stated in this review. In September a couple with a dog did stay. Their dog was a barker, it was brought to the breakfast table. I did not see it until after breakfast had started, when it growled at a guest. I had to ask them to take the dog back to the room. Our pet policy states that all pets must stay in the room or outside in the fenced area. They were not happy with this, and I am afraid that it soured their stay. We remodeled in 2010, the website pictures are accurate. The square footage is there too. Our 2 “star” cleanliness rating was not specific, so that issue can’t be addressed. Except to say we actually do extra cleaning in that room because of pet use. I was a member of the infection control team of a major Dallas hospital, so cleanliness, is VERY important to me. The Hill Country is in a drought, and is arid anyway. Water restrictions are common. Many city dwellers don’t understand when you’re on acreage in the rocky Hill Country with roaming vegetation eating deer, you do not attempt to keep well manicured lawns & fancy gardens. We do, however, keep gardens inside our fenced area around the house itself. Most of our guests enjoy the fact that they are staying in a true Hill Country environment; that is why they came to the Hill Country

- Diane Reed (innkeeper)


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Rooms & Rates

The Captain's Bay Suite

This suite has a Cape Cod feel and offers beautiful lake & hill country panoramas. Evening sunset fades to stargazing on your private deck often begin romantic nights in this room. Great for any special occasion! Room: 508 sq ft of luxury living (2nd Floor)

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Garden Room

Experience the feel of sleeping outside in a garden surrounded by a picket fence, and walk thru the garden arbor to your bathroom. The sky blue walls of this room will lift your spirits making you feel light-hearted and happy. Your porch has a garden view with a private hot tub. Room Size: 288 sq ft (2nd Floor) Main House

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

The Cypress Cove Room

Our Cypress Cove Room has such a calming effect on anyone who enters. Guests experience the feel of nature, with a clean crisp decor that helps you unwind. The private deck of this room over looks the front gardens, has table seating, and rocking chairs. Room Size: 279 sq ft room (2nd Floor-Main House)

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

The Lone Star Mini Suite

Guests experience the feel of an upscale bunk house with horse gear and western art throughout the room. The room's Lake View Hot Tub Deck and Private Sitting Deck expands the rooms living area even more. Guests in this room often sit out and watch the deer feed. ADA accessible. Room Size: 366 sq ft (1st Floor) Main House

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Vineyard Room

The Texas Hill Country and the Tuscan Hills of Italy have a lot in common. Wonderful wines and beautiful vistas. We go a step further here at Biscuit Hill, we are in the middle of the Hill Country Wine Trail. Biscuit Hill celebrates this bounty by offering to its guests the opportunity to feel as if they are staying in a Tuscan Villa room or a French chalet, here in the Vineyard Room. Complimentary bubble bath and a bottle of wine make this room a true retreat. This room's sitting porch has a view of the front garden as well. Room Size: 283 sq ft of living space (2nd Floor) Main House

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

The Highland Mini Suite

This Mini Suite offers a spacious room with the best view of Canyon Lake. Guests can relax in the room's reading area, or outside on the private porch's rockers with beautiful views. The room is decorated with a Scotch Irish theme with many of the decorations coming from Scotland and Ireland. Room Size: 358 sq ft (2nd Floor) Main House

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Creekside Suite

This 1st floor luxury suite is in the house next to Equinox Inn at Biscuit Hill. It has a limited lake view from the Grand Front Deck, & a lake and Hill Country panorama from its 2nd floor observation deck. Designed as a "couples retreat" for privacy and is decorated in a casual cottage bungalow style. The living room offers an electric fireplace, queen futon couch & 2 side chairs. The full bath has a custom art tile & colored glass work walk-in shower, and bedroom has a king pillow top bed & flat screen TV/DVD. The small Kitchenette has a full size refrigerator and table seating. Off the Kitchenette is an enclosed private garden deck with an outdoor shower, and private hot tub. The covered front porch is an expansive 480 sq. ft. great for a gathering place. Suite Size: 700 sq ft

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Lakeview, Small town, Wine country

Airport

San Antonio, TX (SAT) 25 miles

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Library, Telephone, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Zip Line Adventure, Sailing, Shopping, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required 2 suites only - Lone Star and Creekside
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights and 3 nights some holidays
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night is run on credit card to hold the reservation
  • Cancellations: $50 fee more than 15 days notice. First night plus tax less than 15 days notice. Full amount due if cancellation is less than 72 hours prior to arrival
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Darrin and Keith Hammons

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats

About the innkeepers

Photography, arts & crafts, watercolor

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: outdoor deck, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

South West Breakfast Casserole
We serve a Southwest breakfast each Saturday morning and a seasonal dessert. I have sold many cookbooks just for that recipe alone.


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