Asheville's Country Retreat

A Beautiful Day for an Elopement

We were so happy to host an elopement ceremony on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Many people picture an elopement as two people “running away” to secretly get married. These days, many

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Engadine Vineyards at Honey Hill Inn and Cabins

Our 12 acre property at Honey Hill Inn and Cabins is rich with history, beginning with the construction of Engadine, our 1885 Queen Anne Victorian mansion. Captain John Keais Hoyt named his home

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Honey Hill Caramelized Pecan Encrusted Bacon

This the most requested menu item and recipe. Returning guests ask for Pecan Encrusted Bacon when they arrive. New guests read about it on TripAdvisor.com and ask for it. So, here it is.

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Biltmore Wine Events and Holiday Update

Biltmore is celebrating North Carolina Wine Month in September. There are a number of interesting events going on, including a Movable Feast, a Wine Pairing Dinner and live music on the patio at

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The Woman Behind Honey Hill Inn’s Delicious Breakfasts

Gretchen Huffsmith, who is the chef at Honey Hill Inn and Cabins, brings over 25 years experience in the restaurant business to Honey Hill, starting as a cook and ending in upper management for

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Rainbows over our Asheville Cabins

Guests often ask us about the weather during their stay. If it is raining or the day is looking cloudy or overcast,  we explain that there are microclimates here in the mountains. The weather

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