Our recently renovated home is a cozy place to stay for hikers, families, business travelers, & groups up to 5. We have a big front porch, perfect for hanging out with friends! The home is located in a very modest & quiet Blue Ridge Mt. neighborhood, slowly being revitalized. We are situated close to the French Broad River, River Arts District, UNC-A, & 5 min (2.5 mi.) to downtown Asheville: VIA BROADWAY. Uber comes here!
Book your trip to Asheville at our house today!
Our space is unique because it was built one hundred years ago, and has been restored to its original condition. Superstitious Southerners often painted their porch ceilings "haint" blue, a soft blue-green, to ward off evil spirits called haints. So when you arrive, look up at the porch ceiling and you'll see the "haint blue"! The cast iron sink in the laundry room is one of the original (c. 1918) features I left in the house and shows its age a little, but I thought it was definitely worth preserving.
We had a professional photographer take new pictures in December 2016, so the home is exactly as it looks in the pictures, except we painted the front porch floor.
You and your friends/family will have access to the whole home. We have a Scalage lock on the front door. We will give you the code before your visit.
The one bathroom is between the two bedrooms, so you access it by passing through one of the bedrooms.
Three cars can park behind each other.
*A fourth car will not fit! A neighbor towed a guest's car that parked in his driveway.
Interaction with guests
We live in Georgia, and are occasionally in the area while guests are staying in the home. PLEASE call us if you have any problems or questions! My son and daughter live in the neighborhood, so they are close by if needed.
We would appreciate it if you could communicate (text) with us after you arrive, so we know you and your group are comfortable. Our house is your house, so make yourself at home!
Other things to note
*Please note that you can park three cars in the driveway, behind each other. A fourth car will not fit!
*You can turn on the floor heaters by turning the knobs to the right. They heat up the whole house, and work very well.
The air conditioning is a window unit system. You can turn them on manually, or use the remote control in each room.
Note: there is ONE bathroom in this house, so if there are five people staying here, he/she will have to go through a bedroom to get to the bathroom. You can see the bathroom connects in the pictures.
We kindly ask that you make sure that ALL the windows and doors are locked, and you put the key back into the lockbox. Please put the used towels in the washing machine, and put the sheets on top of the dryer. Last but not least, since parking is limited in this neighborhood, pull up into our driveway. There is plenty of room for two cars, even 3, but not 4. Thank you!
George and I love the mountains. We found this 1918 bungalow in an old millwork village neighborhood and decided to fix it up for ourselves and guests, like you. Our day trips hiking and looking at beautiful mountain ranges are mixed with eating at great farm-to-table restaurants and listening to music at some of the best venues around! Book your next trip with us today!