About This Listing
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. LGBTQ & straight friendly. Dogs too, w/ crate. (Read our pet policy below!)
Simple, clean and comfy w/ queen-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 (**see notes below re: dogs). 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 constant cool temp because it is in our finished (and mildew-free) basement on the northeast side of the house. People report that 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. 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'll leave the keys for you.
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.
Both the laundry room and my housemate Grace's room are downstairs but these spaces are separate from the guest space.
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
Our experience in Asheville was wonderful!! The space was welcoming and comfortable, with our own room, bathroom, and entrance. We couldn't have asked for more. We were given clean towels and fresh water, as well as many maps and brochures to aid us in our adventuring. Our place to stay really made our time in Asheville that much more fantastic! Also, the ducks were sweet and very fun to see when walking out of the house! I loved this space.
This private room was exactly as described! Michelle was incredibly welcoming, kind and helpful, offering us suggestions of where to go while also having a guide book in the room full of her favorite restaurant menus and other info about Asheville. We loved our stay here, loved chatting with Michelle, and loved petting her dog and hanging out with her ducks as we were missing our pets while we were away. Would definitely recommend and would definitely come back! Thanks again, Michelle!
We had a great time in Asheville and Michelle helped make that experience even more special with excellent food recommendations. The room was comfy and clean and the street is quiet and peaceful. No issues parking or finding the location. Extremely convenient to downtown and Biltmore. Highly recommended!
This place is just a few minutes from the massive and amazing Biltmore Estate but also convenient for downtown Asheville.
Michelle was very easy to plan with and was ready on her porch for our arrival. She was lovely and gave us some recommendations for how to spend our one evening in the city.
The space is a comfortable and well furnished room in her basement. And it's great for a good sleep after a night in the city's microbreweries or long drive through the Smoky Mountains.
We had another very pleasant conversation with Michelle before heading off. We would very much recommend this listing.
Michelle was a great host. The place is very clean with plenty of amenities. It stayed surprisingly cool with the use of a ceiling fan and floor fan. Michelle also provided plenty of cool water in the refrigerator along with coffee and a coffeemaker, which was great. This place was perfect and economical for us, as we spent most of the days exploring the town and experiencing the area's amazing food and beer. Thanks, Michelle!
Michelle was a gracious, pleasant, and helpful host. Her room was clean and very comfortable. It was especially nice to have a private, full bath. I found the home to be an excellent home base for my first time exploring Asheville. Being at the lower area of town made it a moderate +/-20 minute gradual uphill walk to the heart of downtown, but the trade off was a quiet country feel. I would not hesitate staying here again.
About the Host, Michelle
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!
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