Sweet space w/ private entrance, private bath w/ claw-foot tub, a small, full kitchen, plus laundry -- all on site/private. Firm & comfy memory foam double 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 double-size 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/towels 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.
I was very pleased with our stay at Athenas Loft. My husband and I were busy around town so it was nice to have a cozy place to crash at the end of the day. Beth is nice and welcoming.
Beth was very welcoming and open to our changing schedule. Her home was lovely and exactly as described. I would absolutely stay here again and again. The neighborhood was safe and lovely. The home is walking distance from bars, coffee shops, organic markets, and Vegan restaurants. In addition, the unit has recycling and composting accommodations which make it even more enjoyable and like home.
We really enjoyed our stay at Athena"s Loft. The apartment was comfortable, quiet and private. It was well appointed with all of the 'little things' that make a house a home including many nice artistic touches ( fresh flowers from her garden upon our arrival.) Very welcoming.Beth and Ken are very easy going and there if we needed them.
We really liked the location, right off of Haywood Rd. where we easily walked out to explore the excellent restaurants and music venues . A nearby grocery store and food co op made it easy to pick up supplies as needed.
The bathroom was a tight squeeze and although the mattress was very comfy the bed itself was a double (not a queen). Otherwise, the apartment was so lovely that despite these minor things we would be happy to stay here again.
We had a great stay in Athena's Loft! Beth was very prompt to respond and answer our questions before we arrived. The house is very quiet and peaceful, just what we were looking for. The loft had everything we needed and more. I wish we could have stayed longer! Beth's book of restaurants and attractions in Asheville was very helpful. Thank you so much for a great experience!
Staying at Athena's Loft was such a pleasure. The location was great. It was close to where I needed to be and close to everything else to. Downtown Asheville and the River Arts District are 10 minutes away, and you are blocks away from the center of West Asheville. Grocery stores, pharmacy, etc are all very close by as well.
The apartment is roomy with everything you really need. The week I was there got a bit cold but the apartment stayed warm and comfortable. There is all the cooking supplies you need in the kitchen such as pots, pans, plates, cups, measuring cups, and other cooking ware as well as a variety of spices, sugar, etc. The street stays pretty quite and the apartment is private.
There is plenty to do in Asheville and a ton of handouts to get you started on your trip there. Beth was more than happy to help out if you needed anything else as well.
Nice space, very clean, fantastic location and friendly hosts! We loved the comfy bed, claw foot tub, hardwood floor & furnishings too. The separate entrance & personal parking space made it convenient and private. We look forward to visiting again!
Athena's Loft is a wonderful place to stay. Great location, quiet, comfortable, easy to get around. I also loved the privacy. Beth and Ken were helpful and nice. Highly recommended--I hope to stay there again!
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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. With each new guest I am amazed anew at how many incredibly good, gracious people there are in the world.