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Veteran’s Day 2013 – Showing Gratitude

November 18th, 2013 by Honey Hill

November 11, 2013, Veteran’s Day, was a special day here at Honey Hill. We were proud to participate in a program sponsored by the Asheville Bed and Breakfast Association honoring veterans and their spouses for their service to our country. The local program was part of the Professional Association of International Innkeepers (PAII) initiative: B&Bs for Vets – A Better Way to Stay.

We hosted two veterans, Army and Navy, and their spouses in our bed and breakfast. What made it even more special was knowing that one couple were victims of Hurricane Katrina and had been displaced as a result of the damage and devastation caused by that hurricane. We were so happy that they were able to take advantage of this program, as they have had such a difficult time in recent years.

Our veterans’ complimentary stay included afternoon snacks, 24/7 hot and cold beverages and a delicious three-course plated breakfast in our dining room. Here are some photos from that day.

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Joe and Melissa

Christmas at Engadine

December 20th, 2011 by Honey Hill

The Holidays are a wonderful time at Honey Hill Inn and Cabins. Engadine, our 1885 Queen Anne Victorian mansion is decorated from top to bottom for Christmas! This year, we have two gorgeous trees adorning the first floor. The largest, a nine foot tree, is in our formal parlor. We also have a smaller tree in the dining room for guests to enjoy during breakfast.

The the cover of our 2011 Christmas cardfeatures our historic barn, which was built in the 1940s by Glenn Howell for his livestock. It stands where Captain John Keais Hoyt once had his Engadine Vineyards winery where he made his famous Engadine wine. Today, the barn is still in use, even though there are no farm animals. Our nearest neighbor, Mr. Kitty, occasionally checks in for the evening to dine on small critters.

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This year we have two trees in the mansion. A 9 foot tree graces our formal parlor.
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Guests can also enjoy a tree in our spacious dining room.

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This year Christmas weekend promises to be busy at Honey Hill. Our cabins are fully booked, but there are still a couple of rooms left in the mansion. Gretchen and I will be working and enjoying every minute of our second Christmas at Honey Hill Inn and Cabins!

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Late Afternoon Light at Honey Hill

July 21st, 2011 by Honey Hill

Sometimes it’s the little things that take your breath away. We caught some gorgeous afternoon light that created a cherub silhouette against the front steps of the mansion.

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Meet Biskit – Honey Hill Inn and Cabins’ New Critter

June 4th, 2011 by Honey Hill

The other day, Gretchen was up on Honey Hill tending to the wildflowers when she found a box turtle. She immediately called our friends to tell them. “How big is it?” they asked. “About the size of a biscuit,” she replied. Well, she’s more like the size of a Big Mac, but Biskit sounded better!

Here is Biskit relaxing in her water dish. Welcome to Honey Hill!
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Take a look at our new road sign!

May 14th, 2011 by Honey Hill

We finally have our new road sign and it is a beauty. No more getting lost, no more wrong turns! We are proud to report that one of our guests who is a professional sign maker designed and made the sign for us. Her name is Norma Jeanne Maloney and her business is Red Rider Studios in Austin, TX.  She shipped the sign from her studio in Texas and it arrived in perfect condition. A local artisan, Gene Monson, designed and built the framework. Gene also did the installation and was an absolute pleasure to work with. Everyone did a fabulous job!

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What’s Buzzin’ at Honey Hill

May 10th, 2011 by Honey Hill

Welcome to Honey Hill Asheville’s new blog!

The staff has been working like busy bees to prepare for the 2011 season. Gretchen and Sharon have been doing a lot of gardening. They planted wildflowers up on Honey Hill, tended to the flower gardens and have planted vegetable and herb gardens outside our kitchen. We embrace the “farm to table” concept at Honey Hill. Gretchen uses fresh herbs, vegetables and berries in her breakfast menus – picked fresh from our gardens, of course!

The Mary Hoyt room and the Howell room recently got makeovers. Gretchen and Cheryl stripped wallpaper, painted, varnished, and redecorated. Both rooms look fabulous!

Here is the Mary Hoyt room. We uncovered this lattice board in the alcove by accident. The lattice and the wallpaper in the alcove were covered by a layer wallpaper that was beginning to peel. In the process of removing the “old” wallpaper, we discovered this beautiful lattice and lovely wallpaper in the alcove. Nice surprise!
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The Mary Hoyt Room

This is the Howell room. We updated it with different wall color, new bedding, and new window treatments. This is a dramatic change from the dark rose walls and lace curtains!

The Howell Room

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