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Asheville is ideally situated in the midst of some of the most beautiful landscapes and national parks of North Carolina, maybe even of the whole United States. Be it the fascinating city itself or the ambiance around it, you will love what you get to see, feel and experience. The greater Asheville area has a mystic “magnetism” that attracts people of all backgrounds and makes them not wanting to leave again. We experienced that on a greater scale, leading us to move here, and we will be delighted to share that fascination with you—hoping to turn you into returning Asheville and Sweet Biscuit Inn guests.

Below you find just a short list of the many sites and attractions to explore. Come visit us, and we will help you to tailor your days' programs to make your visit an unforgettable one.

Explore Asheville — Your one-stop reference point to Asheville, for Restaurants & Dining, Things to Do, Seasonal Fun and much more (http://www.exploreasheville.com)

Romantic Asheville — The other great portal in helping you plan your Western North Carolina vacation, particularly good for outdoor activities like hiking etc. (http://www.romanticasheville.com)

Biltmore Estate — Explore George Vanderbilt's extraordinary home, beautiful gardens, and Antler Hill Village & Winery, nestled on 8,000 acres in the mountains of Asheville, NC (http://www.biltmore.com)

Blue Ridge Parkway — Experience America's favorite drive (http://www.blueridgeparkway.org)

Therapeutic Massage & Bodyworks — Jenny Bourdette is a Licensed Bodywork & Massage Therapist whose services (mainly Shiatsu) your hosts keep using regularly—much to their satisfaction. “Relaxation is who you are” is Jenny’s motto.  Visit her website to learn about her services and to fix an appointment prior to your Sweet Biscuit Inn stay. (http://www.beemobilemassage.com)

Carolina Motorcycle Rental & Tours — Want to explore the Blue Ridge Mountains on motorcycle but can't take your bike with you? Here you'll find help. Pick-up is just 10 minutes from the Sweet Biscuit Inn. (http://www.carolinamotorcyclerentals.com)

Hiking Trails — There are endless possibilities to explore the area by hiking. If your time is limited and you are rather looking for short hikes, check out this website. (http://www.hikewnc.info/trailheads/north-carolina-mountains-to-sea-trail/hikes/near-asheville)

Navitat Canopy Adventures — Hidden in a secluded mountain cove only 20 minutes north of Asheville, the Navitat Canopy Adventures zip line canopy tour is a tree-based work of art not to be missed (http://www.navitat.com/asheville)

Historic Trolley Tours — Hop on board one of the red trolleys for a fully narrated journey, highlighting the history, homes and hot-spots of this "city of surprises." (http://graylineasheville.com)

Basilica of Saint Lawrence — One of the few basilicas (= pope's church) in the U.S., located downtown Asheville. “Our” catholic church, worth visiting even without mass. (http://www.saintlawrencebasilica.org)

LaZoom Tours — Definitely not the ordinary trolley tour. Hop on LaZoom's iconic purple bus & discover the comedy side of Asheville (http://www.lazoomtours.com)

Asheville Food Tours — One of the nation's premiere food destinations, Asheville boasts some of the most exciting and memorable food in the South. Discover the unique flavor of Asheville on a guided walking tour of the city's culinary treasures. (http://www.ashevillefoodtours.com)

BeerCity USA 2012 — For the fourth year in a row Asheville won this title, this time tied with Grand Rapids, MI. Boasting more breweries per capita than any U.S. city, Asheville is home to 11 craft breweries. On any given day, about 50 local beers can be enjoyed in Asheville. (http://www.exploreasheville.com/foodtopia/food-adventures/asheville-beer)

Bele Chere Festival — Among the countless Asheville events, this music and arts festival is probably every summer's main event. It takes place every last full weekend in July. (http://www.belecherefestival.com)

Cataloochee Ski Area — Located just 35 minutes west of Asheville. Seventeen slopes and trails that are 25% beginner, 50% intermediate, and 25% advanced to expert (http://cataloochee.com)

Land of Waterfalls — Consider our neighbors in Brevard & Transylvania County: Breathtaking waterfalls, astonishing art, soaring music; the fascination doesn't end at the Asheville city limits. (http://www.visitwaterfalls.com)

 

SWEET BISCUIT INN • A Charming Bed & Breakfast in Western North Carolina
Claudia & Christian Hickl • 77 Kenilworth Road • Asheville, NC 28803 • USA
Domestic or international: +1 (828) 250-0170 • Info@SweetBiscuitInn.com