This cozy room has a comfortable bed, a private bathroom and your own entrance. Walkable to Downtown and the River Arts District. Very close to the Biltmore Estate and West Asheville. Easy parking. LGBT & straight friendly. Dogs too, w/ crate.
Simple, clean and comfy w/ FULL-sized bed, private bath, good shower, fridge, coffee-maker, & wireless internet. Breakfast is on your own, but why eat in your room when Foodtopia awaits you?
We are LGBTQ and straight friendly.
Our home is an urban micro-farm-in-the-making and a land partner in Patchwork Urban Farms. We are an easy walk or bike to the River Arts District (less than 1/2 mile) and Downtown (less than a mile). You can bike to West Asheville (less than 2 miles) or UNCA (about 3 miles). We're also really close to Biltmore Village and the entrance to the Biltmore Estate (less than 2 miles).
Pet friendly for dogs with well-behaved humans**. We do ask that you be prepared to to take your dog with you when you go out. We also ask for a 10.00 per day pet/cleaning fee.
We love Asheville & love to help others love it too. We're happy to offer guidance and suggestions or to leave you to have your own experience. Check out our guidebook for this listing.
This room is not air-conditioned. It has a ceiling fan and an oscillating fan. It maintains a relatively constant cool temp because it is in our finished (and mildew-free) basement. People say they sleep very comfortably.
Our place is simple and affordable but with the added bonus of a private bath and private entrance. You will be welcome and comfortable here.
(**A note for visitors with dogs: I love dogs. Absolutely love 'em. When you arrive there will likely be a moment of excitement when your dog meets our dog, Minnie. Expect barking and sniffing. It's a good idea to let your dog have a walk across the street after traveling and the excitement of meeting another dog in a new place. If your dog has never stayed in a crate before this won't be a good place to get him or her used to it. Try it at home first. I prefer you not leave your dog here while you're gone. They tend to feel stressed in a strange place, hearing strange noises. But we can talk about it. Thanks!
You'll have your own private entrance and there is plenty of parking right out front. I usually greet guests but if for some reason I can't be at home when you need to check in, I can tell you where I keep the key.
Interaction with Guests
You'll be pretty self-sufficient and welcome to make your self at home in your space. Text me if you need anything or just knock on the front door.
The South-side neighborhood is on the south-west fringes of downtown so it's easy to get most anywhere in Asheville. I love the urban stream right across the street, the proximity to the river and how it's perfectly situated to be a leading area for urban sustainability and urban agriculture.
I have to admit that public transportation is not amazing in Asheville. It exists and you can get around on it but it's nothing to brag about yet.
However, we are becoming a very bicycle-friendly town. Green ways are being developed in the the whole city and county for walking and biking.
Please park on the street. There's a street light right at the mailbox. I've never had any problems with cars parked on the street though you should, of course, lock your car.
I don't provide breakfast but there is a coffee maker and fridge so you can feel at home. You can walk to coffee at Clingman Cafe in about 10 minutes. One of my favorite breakfast places is Over Easy on Broadway. Green Sage, also on Broadway, is great too.
There is a hair-dryer but you should bring your own toiletries.
If you bring your pet please be prepared to take him or her with you when you go out. And please don't let your pet on the bed in consideration of the guests who will come after you.
And, of course, no smoking in the house.
Thanks and I look forward to seeing you!
Michelle and Minnie
Due to weather issues while driving to SC we contacted Michelle on short notice at 9am and were accepted for that evening within 15 minutes. The downstairs room with bath and private access was just right for us and our small dog. Michelle was very welcoming, friendly and helpful, the room was clean and the bed comfortable. We stayed on what must have been the coldest night in Asheville for years, but the room heater kept us warm. The neighborhood is quiet and not far from downtown and the River Arts district. Parking is on the street, but there was no problem and traffic was light throughout the night (ie, we didn't hear it). We would be happy to stay with Michelle on another trip.
We very much enjoyed our stay in Asheville over Valentine's weekend and Michelle's place was perfect. Her place was a five minute drive from downtown Asheville, great bedroom and bathroom space, and had such great, helpful information about the city! Michelle happened to be out of town, but was very attentive to our needs via text and we felt well taken care of! We will certainly be staying with her our next visit to Asheville!
Michelle was extremely hospitable and full of tips and info that helped us to get the most of our stay in Asheville. We came and went at odd hours, and the private entrance ensured that we didn't disturb anyone. Overall, a fantastic experience!
We had a great stay here. The house is in a great location and Michelle was extremely accommodating.
We really appreciated Michelle's flexibility - we arrived later than planned and she still met us and helped us get settled in. The room was perfect: comfy bed, cold water in the fridge, & very cozy. The house is short, easy drive from downtown - very convenient. Would absolutely stay here again on our next trip to Asheville!
Pleasant and peaceful! Felt like home! Michelle is a great host and loves asheville. She was quick to give things to do, to see, and how to get to them on check in and checked in with me again to see if everything was going good. Bed was very comfortable and the room was comfy. The shower had awesome pressure and was hot. It was nice having a coffee pot in the room to get my day started. Minnie, her dog, is so precious.
I will definitely be staying with her when I return.
Michelle was very nice and very willing to help. The internet was great and I liked having a private entrance. My only complaints were that the room was a tad small for two people and there were some bugs that we had to take care of.
I enjoy a a large and wonderful community here in Western NC. I live with my super-cute dog, Minnie and a flock of ducks.
I have two social enterprise businesses. I'm a Celebrant and a Consultant for social profit businesses. A Celebrant is a ceremony specialist. I'm also an ordained Inter-faith Minister. ( So if you want to get married while you're here, I can help you out with that too! Find out more about that and the other types of ceremonies I help people create by googling Asheville Celebrant. My other business is Social Profit Strategies, which supports social enterprise businesses and non-profit organizations with development, fund-raising, capacity building and marketing and promotions.
I am passionate about urban sustainability and I'm a land-owner partner in Patchwork Urban Farms.
I love to hike and swim. I enjoy, sewing, yoga and spending time with my friends and neighbors.
I love my town so I'm happy to give you tips and directions or just leave you to your own devices. Look forward to meeting you in person!