Handsome brick ranch in beautiful neighborhood 5 miles S of Asheville Center, 2 miles to Blue Ridge Parkway and I-26. Only local traffic, good for walking. Front door in city, back door in country. Futons for extra people available, upon request.
A gay friendly home.
Breakfast food provided -- fresh fruit and Cereal or you may cook bacon and eggs; good bread and jam.
Local printed guides and maps available.
Local shopping center has many interesting stores, including an "Earth Fare," which I think is better than "Whole Food" and not as expensive. Many good restaurants in neighborhood: Italian, Indian, Chinese, Mexican, and Contemporary Southern.
Front yard in town; back yard in country. Often a bitt cluttered because I do not put any yard waste on street. Leaves and and garden waste is composted; stems and prunings are saved for kindling in our fireplace. Work in the yard for me is meditation and I go into Alpha state.
James was a most gracious host, and very willing to share info about Asheville. His home was very close to my daily destination of visiting my elderly mother. He has a nice home and garden in a lovely neighborhood. I did have a minor problem with the water, but James was very quick to take care of it. He and his dog Blue are very kind and welcoming.
This was my first visit to Asheville and James was very helpful. His house is a great location for exploring the Biltmore Estate and the Blue Ridge Parkway. He is a very welcoming and informative host. I enjoyed his company, his dog, his other guest and his friends. I stayed in the smaller of the two rooms which worked fine for me. I was at ease throughout my stay; coming and going as I wanted to.
James made my stay at his home, which I would describe as a sanctuary, very pleasant. Thank you?
We chose James' house for the price and location. We weren't disappointed. It is a 15 minute drive from downtown Asheville. In the morning he gave us full access to the kitchen and refrig to make our own breakfast, which included fresh eggs, turkey bacon, a ripe mango, and a fresh loaf of sour dough French bread. We appreciated getting to read his New York Times Sunday morning. It's a lovely house in a good neighborhood.
James was an excellent host. He is kind, laid-back, generous, and interesting to talk to. His house is nice, cozy, and located within a very quiet, safe-feeling neighborhood. If I ever get the chance to make it back to Asheville, I know where I'll look first.
Would we stay with James again? Yes! We were well looked after with a lovely spacious quiet clean bedroom . We were offered a glass of wine and great conversation as well as homemade breakfast. A totally charming experience. The house dog, Blue, was also a treat to get to know during our stay.
James and Allen were great hosts. They take a very familia approach to being hosts which was great for the solo traveler. James shared breakfast, dinner, and wine numerous times. Allen provided much conversation and entertainment. The house was conveniently located to much to do!
Very considerate host!
James was really nice and accommodating of our dog. He let him run around and play in the backyard while we went to dinner, which helped us enjoy our time out without guilt or spending extra money on a kennel. The neighborhood is nice and quiet, and about a 15 minute drive to the downtown area.
We thoroughly enjoyed visiting with James at his fireplace and on the back deck. A gracious host, he welcomed us warmly when a last-minute change in our plans caused us to seek a room for that very day, and he went out of his way to provide breakfast food for us. We left his home with delicious bread and some begonias--which we have already happily planted in our yard. We would look forward to staying with James again.
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