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.
Walking around is safe and easy. Minnie and I walk all the time. I have maps on the wall that show the easiest routes.
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.
I think the best deal for parking downtown is in the parking decks. City decks are usually free for the first hour then $1/hour after that. Sometimes special event parking raises the price. Parking is free in RAD and West Asheville.
Other Things to Note
I have a lovely housemate named Grace. Her room is also downstairs but in a different part of the house than this space. You might hear her go up and down the stairs or meet her in passing.
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
Stayed one night with Michelle, she was easy to get ahold let us stop by early to get the keys even though room wasn't quite ready... This was a single room w bathroom.. separate entrance which was nice... Works perfectly for a place to sleep and shower and go out to see the Asheville sights..
Michelle was so kind and accommodating! Minnie, her adorable pup, was very welcoming, too :) I was in town very briefly for a wedding, and though I was only able to spend a short time at Michelle's home, it was such a relief to know I had a cozy, comfy bed to go back to. The home is located very close to downtown Asheville, and is also a short drive from Biltmore village. I love Asheville, and would definitely recommend Michelle's if you're in the area. Thanks again!
Staying with Michelle was great! It was comfortable, clean, with easy access to downtown Asheville. Everything as-expected! We would stay with Michelle again if in Asheville. :)
We had a wonderful stay with Michelle. She was a great host and her dog Minnie was a joy to run into! The location is ideal for downtown Asheville with uber cars nearby and a short and cheap ride right into downtown. She was available if we needed anything and gave excellent recommendations for food and adventures. We would love to stay with her again!
I felt very welcome at Michelle's home. It was just what I needed on a budget in Asheville. There's no TV or AC but neither bothered me. Michelle provides a fan to help blow air from the air conditioned part of the house. I also brought my own fan and there is a ceiling fan. The location of her home made it easy to get to everywhere I needed to be easy. We used Uber at night, and felt good about leaving my car in one of the many spaces in front of her house. I really enjoyed her garden, and ducks. She also has a very friendly little dog. I love the private entrance. Michelle called to see when I would arrive, and was there to take care of me. Thanks Michelle as I hope I will be back again.
Michelle's house is located just outside the center of Asheville, which one could reach in less than 10 minutes by car; it is very close to Biltmore Estate; the room is located in a sort of basement with one door and window overlooking the driveway
Michelle was very accommodating and welcoming! She was flexible with our unpredictable arrival and gave us a cozy and comfortable place to stay. She had a lovely home and we were very lucky to be so close to downtown! Thanks so much, Michelle!
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!