We are a family of 4 who recently had our 2nd stay here. We 1st learned of the inn after reading this article: http://todaytravel.today.com/_news/2012/07/17/12773533-bed-and-breakfasts-are-for-kids-too?lite
Having 2 small children we were excited to see that family-friendly B&Bs exist, and that one was only an hour and a half away in one of our favorite cities to visit. We booked our 1st stay for October 2012 for 2 nights in room #7, which is perfect for a family of 4 with the 2 rooms.
Our 2nd stay was for 3 nights over the New Year holiday, and joining us were a set of grandparents from out of state (we bragged so much after the October visit they wanted to check it out). We reserved room #7 again and also room #6 for the grandparents. This was a perfect arrangement, as the rooms are right across from each other and even offer a hallway door so we could shut ourselves off from the rest of the inn but leave our doors open to walk back and forth between the 2 rooms. We considered the carriage house, but I think this arrangement worked better because it gave us 2 bathrooms instead of 1 for everyone to share, it gave us some time away from the grandparents, and it allowed us to enjoy the inn itself.
The breakfast each morning of both visits was amazing! Claudia definitely has a talent for cooking! We have some food preferences and they were more than accommodating to those needs. Christian is a terrific host. You couldn't ask for better service than from both of them.
The inn is truly accommodating for children/families. They had kid-friendly cups and utensils, fun rubber ducks in the bathrooms, the trundle bed was perfect, toys and kids books throughout the inn, and a playground outside. Our kids loved the visits and want to go back again!
Location of the inn is excellent.....minutes from the Biltmore Village, Biltmore Estate, and downtown Asheville. Christian is also very good at recommending restaurants for your other meals and even has a list printed up in the room for you.
One possible suggestion would be mini-fridges in the rooms. One of our children is on a medicine that needs to be kept in the fridge, and they were gracious enough to allow us to use their fridge and access it whenever we needed it, which we appreciated. But the kitchen is technically an employee only area, and really this is their home, so I felt bad that we did have to intrude in their space to keep up with the medicine. It would also be nice to keep a couple of bottles of water or drinks cool in the room, especially with kids. A stronger wi-fi signal would also be good. But these are suggestions, not complaints, because we love it! We hope to visit many times over the years! We're very grateful to have stumbled across that article!