About this listing
This historic downtown apartment is perfect for your Asheville adventure. You can not beat this location, walk to everything! Two night minimum but you'll want to stay longer to fully soak up the unique Asheville vibe. W
This spacious 700 square foot apartment comfortably sleeps four. There is a private bedroom with a king sized bed and queen sized futon in the living room. Guests should be aware that you have to walk through the bedroom to get access to the bathroom. Perfect for a family or anyone who wants a little extra space. Hard wood floors and a newly redone kitchen and bath gives this apartment an elegant and comfortable feel. Central heat and air.
Guest will have access to a big covered front porch and off street parking.
I love living in Asheville and would like to help you make the most of your visit. Just let me know if you need any suggestions for things to do or places to eat.
The kitchen has modern appliances and the basic essentials. There's a whole foods store across the street which is super convenient. The market is open from 7:30am-9:00pm every day and has a hot bar & salad bar, coffee & smoothie bar, & deli. Perfect for a quick bite.
Smart TV- has Roku 3 player with Netflix, Spectrum TV, and 6 HBO channels
Interaction with guests
I'm down the street if you need me, out of the way if you don't.
The house is located in the 5 Points neighborhood. This area has historic houses and is on the north edge of downtown. This is a very desirable neighborhood. You'll feel like a local as you take a short stroll out your front door to all downtown locations.
Getting around is super easy! Just a 5-15 minute walk to anywhere downtown. There's downtown parking garages and street parking if you want to drive. It can be quicker to walk than it is to drive and find parking. Or take your bike, its a quick and convenient way to get around.
Other things to note
Stuff to do:
In general "Best of WNC" ( is a great way to get ideas. The winners are generally legitimate, and there are a ton of specific categories.
•Take a stroll, keep an open mind, and let adventure happen. You will almost certainly run into someone you didn't expect to see.
•Start conversations with strangers. Asheville is rivaled only by the gulf coast for friendly strangers.
•Tune your radio to 88.7 WNCW, 88.1 WCQS (classical) or 98.1 TheRiver
•Play some pinball at the Asheville Pinball Museum.
•Hike/drive on the Parkway.
•Drive to Hot Springs, enjoy a hot tub, and come home a different route
•Tube down the French Broad -
•Zipline fun -
•Look at antiques and walk around Biltmore VIllage
•Hiking some waterfalls
•Visit an old growth forest (Robbinsvile, NC - 2 hours from Asheville)
•Check out the art in the River Arts District.
•Browse books and events in Malaprops
•Take the Architecture Walk (Urban Trail Maps at Pack Place)
•Enjoy the view from the Grove Park Inn This is great for a sunset dringk on the terrace. Food here is very average and the drinks are expensive, but the view is worth a drink!
•Speaking of drinking and views, the Skybar in downtown. You get to it at the Flatiron Building in the elevator lobby (near Chai Pani Indian Restaurant)
•The Urban Trail - downtown’s 1.7 mile self-guided tour is a great introduction to the history and architecture of Asheville -
• offers additonal ideas and has inout from a former intern at Urban3.
•Love architecture? Check out the awesome houses on Charlotte St. or Montford.
•Go into the Basilica of St. Lawrence and check out Guastavino’s crypt in the left, front nave.
•Visit Albermarle Park, off Charlotte St. (on the way to Grove Park Inn)
•Here’s a list of great AVL architecture :
•Grovewood Gallery (N Asheville)
•New Morning Gallery
Places to Eat:
Can only mention a few, but check out the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association for more delicious places to try -
•$ Laurey’s Catering - healthy comfort food - great salads and sandwiches
•$ Mamacita’s - fresh-made Mexican with an Asheville twist -
•$ White Duck Taco (River Arts District and downtown Asheville)
•$ Doc Chey’s (Downtown)
•$ 12 Bones (River Arts District) President Obama eats here!
•$ Green Life and Harris Teeter are grocery stores with pretty good take out - located blocks from downtown on Merrimon Avenue. Trader Joe’s is conveniently located between them!
•$$ Salsa’s, its an Asheville institution. VERY worth the money.
•$$ The Junction (Biltmore Village) theju
•$$$ Bouchon (Downtown)
•$$$ Zambra (Downtown)
•$$$ Limones (Downton)
•$$$ Cucina 24 (Downtown) reservations are needed
•$$$ Curate (Downtown) reservations are needed
•$$$ The Admiral (West Asheville) reservations are needed
•Early Girl Eatery (Downtown)
•Sunny Point (West Asheville)
•Karen Donatelli Bakery (Downtown)
•Corner Kitchen (Biltmore VIllage)
Places to Drink:
•Wicked Weed Brewing (Downtown)
•5 Walnut Wine Bar
•The Imperial (Downtown) imper
•Battery Park Book Exchange & Wine Bar (downtown)
•Dirty Jacks (Downtown perimeter)
•Blue Kudzu (Biltmore Village)
•Appalachian Vintner (Downtown - retail)
•Tiger Mountain Thirst Palour (West Asheville)
•The Wedge Brewery ( River Arts District) If you’re doing beer in Asheville, this is the most local joint - very Asheville vibe.
•The Sky Bar @ The Historic Flatiron Building ( Downtown)
Places to Listen to Music
•The streets of downtown Ashevillle - please tip the buskers if you stop to enjoy their music!
•Drum Circle, Friday nights @ Pritchard Park
•The Orange Peel (Downtown) - this is the grand-daddy of music clubs. Ranked in the Top five club in the US by Rolling Stone magazine
•Isis Music Hall (West Asheville)
•The Grey Eagle (River Arts)
For a “slice of life” you can also drive to Cowboys
or Good Stuff
Be respectful of neighbors
You may use our parking permit to park on the street. There's a parking permit just inside your door. Just don't forget to leave it in the apartment when you leave, its irreplaceable. Thanks!
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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I grew up in Brevard, North Carolina, land of the waterfalls. I've made Asheville my home since 1992. I remember in the 60s and 70s when Sears was a downtown store. I remember the 80s when downtown was boarded up. First came the freaks, then the artists, then Be Here Now brought music back to downtown Asheville. Next pizza and beer at Barley's. I remember when Asheville was the land of the sky, now we're beer city.