Very sweet space w/ private entrance, private bath w/ claw-foot tub, a small, full kitchen, plus laundry -- all on site and private. Firm & comfy memory foam bed & sofa futon. Wireless internet & off-street parking. 11% TAX INCLUDED (paid by host)!
Come stay in ATHENA'S LOFT and enjoy a car-free (and television-free) holiday! We are located just off "main street" (Haywood Road) in popular, prized, pretty West Asheville .... a thriving, eclectic neighborhood nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Athena's Loft is the upstairs apartment in our ninety-year-old home.
Very sweet space with private entrance, private bath including claw-foot tub, a small, full kitchen, and laundry -- all on site and private. Very nice eco-memory-foam mattress in the bedroom, and a futon sofa bed is available in the living room for an additional guest. Wireless and off-street parking included. THERE IS NO TELEVISION HERE (we doubt you'll miss it).
Morning sun streams through the kitchen windows to help you begin your day. Then, enjoy breakfast at home or walk for a few minutes for your favorite coffee at the local breakfast shop of your choice. Next, you'll probably want to keep walking -- there is so much to explore right here! Walk to yoga, art classes, the public library, ice cream, community gardens, outdoor markets, and many more interesting and eclectic shops. Or bring your bike to extend your parameters!
If you decide to use your car, we are 20 minutes from endless hiking and mountain biking, and 5 to 10 minutes from downtown Asheville's shops,museums, theaters, craft fairs and street artists. Ten minutes to the River Arts District. Ten minutes to a kayak excursion on the French Broad River. Biltmore Estate is just minutes away. Take the Blue Ridge Parkway for about one hour and you will arrive at Mount Pisgah and the panoramic views of the wonderful Art Loeb trail. There's even a casino in nearby Cherokee, and let me not forget to add that we have a zip line close by, and hot air balloon rides....
For more ideas (website hidden) the Asheville Chamber of Commerce website.
Minimum stay 2 nights.
The apartment is stocked with dishes, linens, blankets, some spices, and a bit of coffee to tide you over your first morning. Use anything you find in the cupboards, closets and drawers that you might need for a comfortable stay.
Interaction with Guests
The apartment has its own private side entrance. We enjoy meeting our guests. After that, choose as much or as little interaction as you prefer!
Very walkable, and many friendly people in West Asheville! Markets, coffee shops and restaurants all in walking distance. Bus service to the heart of downtown Asheville.
Public bus and private taxi services.
Leave the apartment as tidy as you found it, with dishes washed and sheets/linens in the laundry basket. No drugs or cigarette smoking. Keep noise to a reasonable minimum, especially after 11pm, as this is a neighborhood setting and there are neighbors who go to work in the early morning. Let us know if you have any problems or concerns so we can address them right away, and do all we can to make sure you have a wonderful stay in Athena's Loft.
This place was centrally located, clean, and well-equipped:) Beth allowed for a private and convenient girls trip for my best friend and I. I really hope to stay here again on future visits to the mountains.
Beth is such a welcoming hostess. If you are looking for clean, quaint and convenient...Athena's Loft is the place, Unfortunately, Our stay was short but we'll return again .....and again! Thank you!
An excellent place to stay with a great location and easy access to major roads. The suite was exactly as described...quiet neighborhood, set up for an easy long term stay with all the charm of an old bungalow without the overwhelming fussiness. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who is not a smaller stature as the bathroom is quite cozy but I would definitely consider staying here again. Beth took care of everything you could want!
The apartment was clean and cozy. Great morning lighting and all the amenities you would need to feel at home. The location is walkable to just about everything on Haywood ave. in West Asheville, for people who like to walk. Drive or bus into downtown Asheville only takes a couple minutes and it was nice to return to such a lovely and comfortable place. The main queen bed is very comfortable with a memory foam mattress.
This apartment was just as cozy and convenient as it was described to be. Beth was very accommodating, and the location could not have been better to walk to everything west Asheville had to offer. Would definitely recommend!
Athena's Loft, Beth's upper level private hideaway, was a charming place to stay while I was working in Asheville. Nicely furnished with an eclectic mix of tasteful appointments, the atmosphere ease great. A very comfortable memory foam bed, nice hot showers in a claw-foot-tub, and an amply supplied kitchen (cooking utensils) made it all feel like home. Beth was timely in her responses to my requests to book, and a good host. I recommend staying here, as it is a good value too!
Athena's Loft is just how Beth described it. She made my arrival very easy and stress-free by leaving a key for me, which was great because I was an hour later than I had planned on arriving!
The loft is in a great location, just a few minutes from some delicious bakeries and coffee shops, and only a 10 minute drive to downtown Asheville. In fact, just about every place I went was at most a 10-minute drive. The loft had everything I needed, including extra pillows, covers, and towels.
My only complaint (and I hesitate to even call this a complaint) was the wifi. I was unable to access it the first full day I was there. Beth quickly gave me an alternate access to use and it worked for the rest of the day. However, the next day it was non-existent. I did not bother contacting Beth again because I was able to make do with the data on my cell phone and I didn't want to bother her. I'm sure we would have been able to resolve the issue. It's just nice to have the wifi when you're in a new place and looking up things to do or directions on how to get somewhere.
I would certainly stay here again and plan on it. It was perfect for me and what I wanted to do!!
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I enjoy people, hiking, writing, genealogy, painting, fixing things (like plumbing if it isn't too complicated), puttering in the yard, dogs, cats, and maybe some day.... chickens. (We are allowed to have chickens in the city limits but no roosters.) Our children are grown. I am on a part-time schedule with consulting, and love hosting with airbnb. Athena's Loft (& Sunbeam's House) opened a year ago and with each new guest I am amazed anew at how many incredibly good, gracious people there are in the world.