The Inn, originally named Engadine by its builder, Civil War Captain John Keais Hoyt, is an 1885 Queen Anne-style Victorian home. Engadine is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been restored and decorated to maintain its Victorian character and charm. It was converted to an inn in 1994 and has operated as one ever since.
The five guest rooms are spacious, comfortable and provide the elegance of a Victorian home along with such modern conveniences such as central heat and air conditioning, ceiling fans, free wi-fi and flat screen televisions with cable TV. All rooms have sitting areas, private baths, and gas fireplaces (operated seasonally). The Engadine Suite on the third floor features a separate sitting area and a large bathroom with a whirlpool tub for two. All rooms in the Inn are reserved for adult guests.
After arriving, feel free to relax in our spacious living room or on one of the Inn’s two wrap-around proches. Both are comfortable places to meet other guests or spend time with your travel companions. And if you enjoy the out-of-doors, feel free to stroll the grounds or to enjoy the view from “Honey Hill,” our west-facing outdoor event venue. Honey Hill is a great place to enjoy sunset each afternoon (we suggest that you arrive no later than one hour prior to actual sunset for the best sunset experience).
Beverages and snacks are available in the second floor common area. Start your morning with an assortment of indiviudally brewed coffee or teas while you are preparing for your day. In the late afternoon or evening, help yourself to a beverage and a freshly baked sweet treat.
Each morning at 9:00 am, guests of the Inn will enjoy a two-course, chef-prepared gourmet breakfast served in the dining room. Our breakfast includes a seasonal fruit course followed by a hot entree with traditional sides. When preparing breakfast, we stirve to source and use fresh locally grown produce and products. We also do our best to accommodate special dietary requirements, so please tell us of your needs when making your reservation and/or checking in.
Throughout its history, Engadine has been known for the hospitality its various owners have offered to visiting guests.
In the beginning in the late 1800’s, its builders, John and Mary Hoyt, entertained visiting friends and family from New York, offering them the fruits of Engadine’s vineyards as a complement to lavish meals served in the dining room. In the years following, many families, including the Howells who lived at Engadine for forty years, carried on its reputation for offering mountain hospitality to generations of visitors from around the country.
Beginning in the late 1980’s when Engadine was converted into one of Buncombe County’s first bed and breakfast inns, Engadine began serving the needs of tourists and travelers, establishing a reputation for attentive guest services from the various innkeepers who have owned the property since then.
In 2014, after spending fourteen years in Fort Lauderdale, where they owned and operated createabilities, LLC, a boutique event planning firm offering services to leading global corporations, Rick Bell and Tom Watson became Engadine’s “newest” owners. Since arriving, they have worked to enhance the property’s facilities and grounds, clearing outdoor spaces to open up views of the surrounding mountains, adding two outdoor, open air event venues and upgrading the services and amenities in the five inn rooms and six mountain cabins on the property. Future plans include developing Engagdine’s wooded areas with an enclosed event facility and the addition of a third lodging option, a village of custom built luxury treehouses.
Rick and Tom work hard every day to make certain that every guest has an exceptional Engadine experience during visits to Asheville! They hope you will choose to visit Engadine and that you, too, will enjoy the personal hospitality they offer at this historic place!
Engadine offers six cozy and comfortable cabins situated on a hilltop overlooking the Inn. All of our luxury Asheville cabins are self-contained with bedroom(s), fully-equipped kitchens, living areas, bathrooms, porches and charcoal grills. Each of the cabins also has a wonderful view of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.
With the exception of the Cherokee Cabin, all of our Cabins are family-friendly and three are also pet-friendly.
Cabin guests have the option to join guests of the Inn for breakfast for an additional cost and based on availability. Depending on our guest count, seating is sometimes offered at a “chef table” in the kitchen (some guests tell us they prefer to be seated in the kitchen!).
Since each Cabin has a unique floor plan and/or setting, please see the photographs and descriptions detailed in the lodging section of this website
Engadine offers two outdoor, open-air venues for hosting weddings and events.
“HoneyHill” (6,500 square feet…accommodating up to 150 people) is west facing and offers a spectacular view of Thompson Knob and the mountain range across Hominy Valley. It is particularly beautiful at sunset.
“Vineyard Overlook” (4,500 square feet, accommodating up to 150 people) is north facing with soothing views of the meadow behind the Inn and the range of mountains to the north.
In addition to the beautiful views, each space also features a wood burning fire pit. Use of the fire pits can be, at times, subject to local requirements regarding open fires.