Our family booked 2 rooms at the Fox & Fiddle for a 3 night stay, December 27-30, 2012.
The house is an old farmhouse that has not been updated very much, but that adds to the charm. The owners and the family members we met seemed very kind.
The positives include exceptionally low room/night rates, a very comfortable king bed in the Wild Irish Rose Room, a wood stove that keeps the house toasty warm (including the bedrooms on the 2nd floor), fabulous coffee (James roasts the beans himself), and full access to use of the kitchen if we wanted, as well as a guest refrigerator located just outside the kitchen.
However, the negatives outweighed the positives for us and we would not return, or recommend staying at The Fox & Fiddle. Though the rooms we reserved were charming and the king bed very comfortable, both rooms had issues such as quite a lot of dust on the ceiling fan and the fireplace in the king room was not operable (per James). Sharing a bath was new for us, but there are 2 full baths that we had access to (one upstairs, one down) so none of us had an issue with that. The Blue Bells of Scotland had 2 twin beds that both of the teens said were uncomfortable. One of the teens referred to her bed as a "cot" - it wasn't a cot, it was a trundle, but that does give an indication as to how uncomfortable it was. We were very glad that we had the foresight to pack a few hangers, as the hangers that were provided were very few and greatly misshapen. We also made our own beds (not such a big deal, but unexpected).
Though we did not mind sharing the bathrooms, we did have an issue with the mold found in the upstairs shower, in the crease where the front and side walls meet. We were very surprised with the age and condition of the bath towels/washcloths/hand towels that were left out for guests (it should be noted that all of these items were clean, just very aged and worn).
We paid $15.00/day for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, in advance, and were quite looking forward to it, especially after reading the reviews. This was perhaps one of our greatest disappointments. There were no English scones, whipped cream, cinnamon rolls; nor was there a choice of the eggs we were served (we got scrambled), no choice of meat (we got bacon, which incidentally was very good). There were no pancakes, fried potatoes, omelets and if there was yogurt and granola we didn't know about it. The coffee was very good, but was only offered and obviously available while we were served breakfast.
We ended up leaving a day early without asking for any rebate as we thought it only fair since we had reserved the rooms during such a busy time in Asheville. Our reason for leaving was not the fault of the B&B owners, or due to the issues we had with our stay.