#2-Downtown Asheville Traveler's Private Haven


Private room in rental unit hosted by John

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 private bath
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
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A comfortable room with a private bathroom for weary travelers who want to be downtown! No frills and not a fancy B&B: clean, quiet, convenient location. Asheville is outside your door at this historic 100+year-old boarding house. A place with history, character and real people. A private, ground-floor, cozy room with queen bed, table and chair, mini-fridge, microwave, wifi, small closet, high ceilings, and wood floors.

The space
This cozy room is perfect for the solo traveler, with a queen bed, sitting chair, writing desk, fridge , microwave, and shelves. Several windows let in natural light.

At the Gray Rock Inn, downtown Asheville is right outside your door, and our reasonable rates mean your money can be spent on enjoying the city. Conveniently located on Biltmore Ave, we are walkable to breweries, music venues, art galleries, boutiques and restaurants.

The Gray Rock Inn is a great value, a "no frills" but clean and comfy place to explore the city from. Stay downtown for less - walk the city's streets and enjoy! Asheville is right outside at this historic inn where people of all walks of life feel at home. A place with charm, character and friendly residents and guests alike. Not a fancy B&B or chain hotel.

Perfect for those who want to spend their time exploring downtown Asheville and not driving. Enjoy the bustling and vibrant downtown scene. Or, you can just sit on our front porch or balcony and relax. After taking it all in you can return to a quiet, private and secure setting.

The Gray Rock Inn is an historic inn with a background as interesting as Asheville. It is a classic 100+year-old building, housing both short- and long-term residents in an International style, with shared bathrooms and kitchen facilities. In this space you’ll encounter fellow travelers and local residents alike. What you’ll experience is a small community that shares a love for Asheville. Each room is different, reflecting the unique history and character of The Gray Rock Inn. Standard furnishings in every room include a refrigerator and sink with clean towels and linens. Wifi is included but you won’t find a television in your room.

We look forward to hosting you at The Gray Rock Inn, and making your Asheville experience a memorable one. And be sure to kiss the Bunkum Stone while you’re here.

Linens and towels are provided. Wifi, telephone, computer, coin laundry are available.

Relax On Our Balcony or Porch
Slow down, unwind and enjoy the fresh mountain air and sunshine on our balcony. Or watch the parade of people from our front porch. Our large second floor balcony has commanding views of Biltmore Ave. and the mountains. Our covered front porch faces Biltmore Ave. with its bustling activity.

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed

What this place offers

Dedicated workspace
Window AC unit
Patio or balcony
Long term stays allowed
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Asheville, North Carolina, United States

The neighborhood is lively and diverse. Walk to world class restaurants, music, and craft breweries. Next door is a community food coop that is open to the public. Across the street are the Orange Peel music hall and Wicked Weed Brewery. Read about the Bunkum Stone (a landmark) by the front entry.

Hosted by John

  1. Joined in July 2013
  • 2,010 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
I love to dance, hike, and meet people. I'm a green builder and real estate person, so I like helping with housing and visions for how we can get along better.


  • Sara

During your stay

Sara is your onsite host. Check-in is by lockbox. If you will be arriving later than your scheduled time, let us know so we can make sure the key is there.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
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Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $100

Cancellation policy