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Sweet Biscuit Inn

77 Kenilworth Road, Asheville, North Carolina 28803
Innkeeper(s): Susan Shah & John Meyer
  • Introduction


    Sweet Biscuit Inn

    Sweet Biscuit Inn, front view

    The Sweet Biscuit Inn is an elegant seven-bedroom Bed and Breakfast Inn with a Carriage House, located in Asheville, North Carolina's quiet wooded neighborhood of Kenilworth. This magnificent 1915 Colonial Revival home offers lodging with urban sophistication and a flair for comfort and friendliness—Southern charm & hospitality combined with old-world European style & elegance.

    This B&B is only 1½ miles south of downtown Asheville's shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes, and only a ½ 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 Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, you will love the inn's perfect location.

  • More About Sweet Biscuit Inn

    Sweet Biscuit Inn, dining area

    The 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.

    Four of the Sweet Biscuit Inn guest rooms and the Carriage House bedrooms feature queen beds, three offer king beds. They all have private full baths with antique tubs or Europeans showers, HD cable television with flat-screens TVs, air conditioning and wireless Internet access. A clever combination of antiques and family heirlooms were selected to give each room comfort, elegance and a familiar appeal. Most of the rooms are unusually spacious; it is your hosts' credo that you, the guests, should have the space to breathe and expand.

    Mornings at the Sweet Biscuit Inn 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?

    The grounds of Sweet Biscuit Inn include many shade gardens, an inviting front porch, multiple beds of annual and perennial gardens, as well as an imaginative playground. That is just a subtle indication that our Bed and Breakfast welcomes children too.

    Sweet Biscuit Inn, family photo The owners, Claudia and Christian Hickl manage this 7,000 square foot home with their son, Vincent, sometimes assisting. Your children are welcome too. Their presence adds humor and vitality to our casually unpretentious and most delightful Bed and Breakfast.

    Sweet Biscuit Inn is a relaxing Inn in Asheville, North Carolina with urban sophistication, a flair for comfort, friendliness, and unobtrusive elegance! A visit to Sweet Biscuit Inn is like visiting the "nice" relatives. We greet you at the door, help with the luggage, settle you into your room, and offer a refreshing drink. If you are road weary, relax. If you are ready for action, we orient you with maps and point you in the right direction.

  • Gourmet Breakfast and Restaurants



    Everything we serve is fresh and homemade, whenever possible prepared from local and organic ingredients. Asheville is rightfully named “food-lovers’ town”, so this is the place to be if you care for culinary delights—particularly when they are prepared by a France-trained chef. Our full-fledged 3-course gourmet breakfasts comprise a selection of: A fresh seasonal fruit starter, comforting spread of warm oven baked goods; Crêpes from our authentic French crêpes maker; Muffins, biscuits, cinnamon rolls, scones; A creative egg dish as main course, well beyond just the ordinary scrambled eggs (which youSweet Biscuit Inn Dining Room and Fireplace will find too). Jams and butters are waiting for you to sit down. Freshly-brewed real Italian Lavazza coffee—drip or espresso—, classic or herbal teas, and plenty of fresh orange juice are poured each morning.

    The specialty of the house: Your hosts respect their guests’ dietary needs and restrictions and adjust the breakfast offering accordingly as much as possible. Just let us know in advance. We ask for your understanding that some (extreme) dietary requests may be beyond our capacity to provide.

    At the Sweet Biscuit Inn we love to serve breakfast on our colorful Fiestaware dishes. Candles are lit and unobtrusive music will set the stage, from mostly classical—our passion—to international jazzy swing. Our breakfasts have been known to last, or they can end quickly to get you out of the door and on your way for the day's adventure ahead. You set Sweet Biscuit Inn, restaurants & bars the pace. We have always had an interesting group to chat with, and we welcome you to the conversation.

    To assit you in navigating Ashevilles eclectic food scene, we will help you choose a restaurant and make your reservations. What are you in the mood for? Italian, Mediterranean, Thai, All=-American or Southern? Family friendly or romantic or fun? Asheville is known for variety and quality in our dining scene. We will share our favorites and listen to your preferences. We eat there, before we send you there.

  • Hiking, Biking or Sightseeing

    Sweet Biscuit Inn, outdoor activities

    Stay with us, and go where the locals go. We can show you quick day hikes of less than a mile or trails that take all day. We will guide you to waterfall destinations, panoramic vistas, rafting or horseback riding. Urban Hikes? Sample Asheville's splendor of shops, galleries and museums. Don't forget the magnificent Biltmore Estate nearby. Voted one of the top 10 homes to visit in the USA, this American castle must be seen to be believed.

  • Picnics

    Care for a pic-a-nic? If you do, we can prepare it for you or steer you to several sandwich shops or delis that get you on your way. Give us a day's advance notice and tell us what your food preferences may be. We even have the basket and blanket ready for you to pack in the car.

  • Babysitting

    If you came as a family, you may want a bit of time alone as well. Movie, dinner or gallery hopping are not always a kid's choice for fun. We have a short list of child care providers that you will be pleased with. Give us advance notice for some Mom and Dad time. We have a great playground, and plenty of games or toys to share.

  • Gift Certificates

    Sweet Biscuit Inn, gift certificate

    Do you need a terrific gift for someone that needs a break? We can help you! Sweet Biscuit Inn will put together a packet for your recipient. There is a year expiration date for their visit to Asheville. They choose their date, call to confirm availability and the room is theirs. Simple and an amazing gift. We have hosted newlyweds, anniversaries, and birthdays.

  • Family Reunions

    A family reunion held at Sweet Biscuit Inn is about as fun as it can get. Your family can take over the entire Inn or just a few rooms. Our Inn is perfect for hanging around and enjoying each member of the family. We have several sitting areas, a huge front porch with swing, a front lawn with croquet, a side playground, and a back brick patio and garden with tables and benches. We can help you plan places to see or you can relax and visit with each other. Our home is really your home.

  • Guest Comments

    Sweet Biscuit Inn, staircase

    "Thank you for the marvelous weekend! We loved waking up to a warm fire in the dining hearth. Your home and family is a pleasure. Your hospitality is superb. We will see you on our next visit to Asheville." Kathy & Ken

    "We enjoyed your lovely home. The accommodations were comfortable, the food delicious, and the company entertaining. My family felt truly at home. We look forward to coming back and we will definitely tell our friends." The Nelson Family

    "What a great time! Can't tell you what we enjoyed most - the company, the breakfasts or playing with Olivia! Thanks for your super hospitality and sharing your family. We truly hated to leave - you all are the greatest!!" Ethel and Charlie Ethel & Charlie

    "We have stayed at many B&B's, but we have to say, your hospitality has all of them beat! The food was wonderful." Peggy & Nick

    "You have made this wonderful old house into a welcoming haven - and we appreciate your kindness." Anne

    "Everything was excellent! It felt as if we were in our own home, except that your breakfast was much better!" Karen & Roman

    "Thank you for the gracious, delicious welcome to Asheville. What a wonderful way to meet a new town and its civilized ways." Eric