Breakfast at Honey Hill

A childhood friend and her teenage daughter came to visit recently. We spent four days touring Asheville and WNC so they could get a feel for the place.

They chose to stay at Honey Hill Inn & Cabins in Candler. That’s just West of downtown Asheville. After listening to raves about breakfast at the Inn, especially the brown sugar pecan encrusted bacon, I was lucky enough to join them one morning.

Honey Hill Inn and Cabins
Image: http://honeyhillasheville.com/

Innkeepers, Sheryl and Gretchen, graciously gave me a tour of their historic house. The bedrooms are beautiful, but what stood out for me were the small details like all original door hinges:

Honey Hill Inn and Cabins

and custom iron work above a couple tub/showers made by a local artisan:

Honey Hill Inn and Cabins

See more photos of rooms and the inn here. And be sure to check out the cabins on this 12 acre property, too. It’s a great spot for groups, wedding guests/parties, etc.

About the food – they do a superior job! My friend was thoughtful enough to bring me samples from their first two meals: stuffed french toast, bacon, sausage – all delicious.

This morning they served a fruit cup with yogurt and house-made granola. Excellent!

Honey Hill Inn and Cabins

Waffles with fresh blueberries were also on the menu. Nice, crisp outside. Soft and fluffy inside.

Honey Hill Inn and Cabins

And of course, there was bacon. Oh, that bacon! Apologies for eating half a piece before taking a shot. Couldn’t help myself.

Honey Hill Inn and Cabins

Breakfast at Honey Hill is served in a beautifully appointed dining room around a communal table, making conversation with other guests easy. I was a little distracted by all the gorgeous paneling, beadboard, china cabinet, etc.

If it makes a difference to you, as it does me, service pieces were lovely and fitting for a historic building.

Coffee was refilled regularly. No need to pester anyone.

Wonder how I can weasel my way into another breakfast at Honey Hill now that my friend has left.

Honey Hill – Inn & Cabins at Engadine
2630 Smokey Park Highway
Candler, NC 28715
p: (828) 633-1110
[email protected]