About this listing
Sweet homestay space has private entrance, small bath w/claw-foot tub, microwave,sink,fridge, laundry -- all on site/private. Eco-memory foam double bed & sofa futon. Wireless internet, NO TV. Off-street parking. Walk to great food, music, coffee+!
Athena's Loft is the upstairs of our home, situated in our 1920s bungalow, with hosts living downstairs. Hosts are on site for your Homestay home-away-from-home visit to Asheville. You have your own private entryway. The space includes private laundry and bathroom. Sink, microwave and fridge, coffee maker. Small bedroom area with full-size eco-memory foam bed and additional sleeping in the second room on the full-size futon sofa. No television. Your space is stocked with basic supplies including towels and sheets. Located in a walkable neighborhood filled with farm-to-table restaurants, music venues, and coffee shops, you can eat out for breakfast, lunch and dinner without repeating the same restaurant twice and without getting in your car. We are minutes from downtown Asheville, which is full of street music, more restaurants, wonderful shops, a movie theater, Civic Center and the Diana Wortham Center and more. Even closer, the River Arts District is teeming with working artists and open studios, and even closer than R.A.D., enjoy the greenway for long walks along the French Broad river.
Beginning June 1, 2015, our 11% state and county taxes will appear as a separate line item collected by Airbnb.
No pets, except for service animals.
Stocked with dishes, linens, blankets, some spices, and a bit of coffee to tide you over your first morning. WiFi, no TV. Use anything you find in the cupboards, closets and drawers that you might need for a comfortable stay.
Interaction with guests
You have your own private side entrance. Hosts live on site. 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, music venues and restaurants all in walking distance. Bus service to the heart of downtown Asheville.
Top 5 Sunset Spots in Asheville, N.C.
The Best Places to Catch a Scenic Sunset
It's no question that some of the world's oldest mountains offer some of the best vantage points to watch the sun drop below the peaks in a splash of color.
In an online poll, fans of Asheville, N.C. nominated their favorite places to watch the sun set over the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here are their responses, in descending order of popularity:
Max Patch in Fall
5. MAX PATCH
This grassy bald is definitely a favorite, with true 360-degree views of the Smoky Mountains and an intersection with the Appalachian Trail. For a sunset to remember, get there early and bring a picnic and a blanket—and your camera to capture the colors of the sunset reflected on layers of majestic mountains. Here are directions to Max Patch.
4. BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY
Craggy Gardens Picnic
America's Favorite Drive—as well as several of the stops along the way—is also a popular choice for some pre-dusk views. Hop on near Asheville and drive south to catch several scenic vistas. Or choose an overlook to snuggle up next to someone special and watch the stars come out. Learn more about the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Biltmore Sunset in Fall
The 8,000 acres of George Vanderbilt's historic estate offer numerous scenic options, from the meadow behind America's Largest Home, to the lagoon with views of the back of the house and a good chance of a deer sighting. Or choose a window-side table at the Dining Room at the Inn on Biltmore Estate and drink in the beauty of the landscape while you sip some estate-grown wine. Check out our Biltmore ticket travel packages.
Sunset Over Asheville Skyline
Many readers made a very good point—almost anywhere in the Asheville area is a good place to see the sunset! Because we are surrounded by some of the highest peaks east of the Mississippi River (including the highest), views are bountiful all over town. Whether you're dining in a restaurant, checking in to a B&B, browsing the eclectic shops or even just standing in a parking lot, don't forget to stop and take in the view. Go ahead, start planning your next visit.
Sunset Terrace at OGPI
1. The OMNI GROVE PARK INN
The most popular spot to watch the sunset, according to the fans, is undoubtedly the Omni Grove Park Inn. The aptly named Sunset Terrace is famous for its dazzling views of downtown and the mountains, as well as for its chop house cuisine. Already have dinner plans? Grab a cocktail and a table in the new seating area just below the main terrace, or order up some duck fat fries and a local craft brew and lounge on a fireside sofa at EDISON restaurant. Make a reservation for your next sunset evening.
Public bus and private taxi services. If you have your car, you can be in downtown Asheville in 5-10 minutes.
Leave the space as tidy as you found it, with dishes washed and sheets/towels in the laundry basket.
No drugs or cigarette smoking. No pets, except for service animals. 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. When using the WIFI, please refrain from illegal downloads.... this appears on our account.
Do let us know if you have any problems or concerns so we can address them right away. We want to do all we can to make sure you have a wonderful home-stay in Athena's Loft!
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.