About this listing
Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains in a quiet neighborhood, five minutes from downtown Asheville, your private suite offers easy parking, a separate entrance, a Solarium with a cafe table and chairs, a spacious adjoining room for sleeping and working. The new queen size bed is super comfortable. You control the air conditioner, heat and ceiling fan. We delight in preparing and serving a delicious breakfast in our dining room. Looking forward to meeting you. Have a pleasant journey.
Your private suite includes a separate keyed entrance, leading to a Solarium with a Zen Garden with a cafe table two chairs and sliding doors and spacious sleeping or working room with high ceilings, lovely light, new queen sized bed and great mattress, desk area with a comfortable office chair, futon sofa and TV and private bathroom with European shower head. You control the heating or airconditioning for your comfort. A closet for your clothing is in your private hallway entrance. We provide filtered water, a tea pot and selection of teas and fresh flowers in your room. Please let us know if you have allergies to fresh flowers. Casper our small Maltese puppy, who gets great reviews, is not allowed in your suite.
Jim prepares a Continental breakfast served in our dining room or your suite and includes fruit, yogurt, muffins, croissant, eggs, juice, tea and coffee. Please let us know if you have a special diet. We are happy to accommodate your desires and needs.
You will use a separate entrance to your suite which is located at the side of the driveway. It leads to a gracious entrance hall with a closet, the Solarium and adjoining spacious room with high ceilings for sleeping and working, a private bathroom with a tiled stall shower and a cabinet with drawers for your use, extra towels, hair dryer and other items that you may have forgotten.
Easy parking is provided at the back of our home with easy access to your suite.
Interaction with guests
We know the area well and we are happy to help with directions, recommendations for restaurants, hikes and interesting sites to explore. You are welcome to store food in our refrigerator.
We respect your privacy and will interact with you as you wish, in person, through text or phone. You are welcome to explore our lovely property with views of the mountains including Mount Pisgah on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Our neighborhood is a quiet family neighborhood with an interesting history. There is a walking trail minutes away that leads to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Mountain to the Sea Trail. From our backyard you can see Pisgah Mountain and wonderful western sunsets. From the front deck ( your private entrance) with a table and chairs, enjoy moon viewings and sometimes rainbows.
Park at the top of the driveway which is flat and easily accessible to the house. Our city is easy to explore. A variety of taxi services are available from your entry. The Asheville Airport is an easy half hour away. The Greenville Airport is about an hour away. Charlotte Airport two hours. We are looking forward to meeting you.
Other things to note
Our location is convenient to all you will need. Downtown Asheville is five minutes away. Biltmore House, The Grove park Inn, The Blue Ridge Parkway, The Southern Highlands Craft Guild Shops, Asheville Mall,
Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, hospitals and the Arts District are minutes away. As are Breweries, restaurants, great live music the Cellular Center and Visitors Center. A variety of taxi service including uber is available and parking is easy.
I am an Ikebana Master Instructor. Ikebana is an art form of flower arranging. If you would like that experience, I would be delighted to give you a class in my studio located behind our home. There will be an extra charge of $30.00 per person for an hour and a half class including all materials.
Have a relaxed time. We provide breakfast between 7:30 am and nine. Please let us know when you would prefer breakfast the night before or let us know if you are planning on eating out.
If you would like fresh towels during your stay, please leave used towels on the dryer in the laundry room. Help us conserve by using black towels for removing makeup.
We respect your privacy. If you don't want us to tidy your bed during your stay, replace used tea cups or the filtered water, please let us know.
It is helpful to know what time you will arrive and when you will be leaving at time of making reservations.
When you leave for the day, please lock your private entrance with the key provided.
If you want to leave us a message you are welcome to knock on the door leading to the dining room, send a text, email or call.
Please close the outside light when you are in for the night.
If you are visiting with a third person we can provide a comfortable futon in an adjoining room. The fee for the extra person is 15:00 per night paid directly to us.
You are welcome to use our refrigerator for storage. For longer stays, we can provide a small refrigerator. Please make that request when making your reservation. There will be an additional fofteen dollar fee for this service, paid directly to us.
On your departure day please check the closet for your belongings. You are welcome to leave linens on the bed. Towels in the laundry room, please.
Have pleasant trip. We look forward to meeting you and to your return visit.
Jim and I decided to try hosting last fall and we are thoroughly enjoying the experience. Guests tell us they find our home calming, inspiring and a fun place to be. Jim loves preparing breakfast for you. We enjoy accommodating your special diets. You will enjoy a new bed and wonderful mattress in an air conditioned room with a ceiling fan and the Zen garden in the Solarium adjoining your suite. We enjoy supplying you with filtered water and a tea pot with a selection of teas.
We came to this region for a summer vacation, thirty-five years ago. Sharing our knowledge of Asheville and the region is our pleasure. We love discovering new places to hike, eat, listen to music and have fun. We like to travel and our last trip was to Ireland, where we stayed at B&B's and enjoyed meeting the people and absorbing the wondrous landscape.
Our style of hosting is to respect your privacy and also to be helpful when asked. We look forward to meeting you.