About This Listing
Enjoy our guest room for a comfortable stop over with home hospitality or as a launch pad for exploring our city or region! We live a low-impact lifestyle revitalizing our old house; we enjoy providing visitors and travelers with affordable lodging.
In our historic, clean, but not freshly re-modeled home, you will have your own room with lots of windows, a good heater and/or window unit, and a full (shared)bathroom down the stairs. Though recently acquired, our 1/2 acre of urban land is being steered towards a food forest, complete with fruit trees and quite a bit of vegetable gardening. We move chickens around to add fertility, control weeds, and provide us and our guests with fresh eggs!
Your bed is a King-Sized Mattress and Box Spring that is firm yet comfortable.
Breakfast will be at the time of your choosing and include fresh chicken eggs with garden herbs and a cup of tea!
Nothing fancy here, but basic, affordable, friendly accommodations just two blocks from the infamous Central High School! We are less than 2 miles from the center of downtown, and less than 1 mile from the highway, so you will not be far away from much.
We are happy to host you for a short time and are open to longer term arrangements. Right now we are specifically interested in month long or longer stays.
If you would like to have dinner with us the night of your arrival, we will include you in our meal plan for an extra 5-10 bucks per person, just let us know in advance if this sounds good. We eat a mostly whole food diet with lots of seasonal vegetables, grains, and sometimes meat.
Kevin is a commercial hot air balloon pilot and weather permitting, we may be able to arrange a sunrise hot air balloon ride in or around Little Rock during your stay.
We are open to sharing some refrigerator space and kitchen space with guests as the need arises.
We also have an upright piano and a couple guitars that you are welcome to play!
Interaction with Guests
We enjoy meeting people but are also happy to leave them to their own. We are happy to give recommendations for places to eat or things to do around town and often enjoy having coffee in the morning with our guests!
We love how close to downtown and the highway our neighborhood is. We love the character of the old homes, wide streets, and old trees! The empty lots and homes while a little bit sad are also full of possibility!
We are a block off of a busline that runs between ualr and downtown. Pretty easy to get to and from the airport.
Other Things to Note
Hot Air Balloon Rides are not free, but a great deal so don't hesitate to let us plan you one!
We have a friendly dog that lives outside. No animals allowed in the house!
We would like to know your arrival time as soon as you know it. Should be able to accommodate almost anytime with enough notice. We tend to prefer check-ins after dark!
Tiffany was very helpful upon our arrival. She greeted us and showed us around. Shower needs updated but the bed was worth every single penny. House was very warm but the room had an AC unit which made it very comfortable. The neighborhood is a bit run down but we felt safe and welcomed. For the price, I would stay here again.
This is my second time staying with Kevin and Tiffany, and it was just as wonderful as the first. They are so accommodating, always have interesting things to talk about, their little boy is just adorable, and breakfast is wonderful. Definitely more than just a place to stay the night, this family provides a little coven for a weary traveler (or two travelers in this case).
Bedroom is private and has a private air conditioning unit. Bathroom is old but has everything you need. Everything we needed was available.
Highly recommended! Kevin was a fantastic host! He was not home when I arrived but provided entry instructions. The homestead is just as described. Rustic feel, minimal furnishings but everything you need to be comfortable. Beautiful garden!!! Kevin made fresh herb eggs with kale in the morning. They were delicious and offered along with his tea assortment. We had great conversations about music, and our interest. The room I stayed in did not have AC unit, but had many windows that let in wonderful spring air. Being that this particular room was on the second floor leaving the windows open while you sleep is relaxing and romantic. You can hear the birds chirping in the morning. Kevin was nice enough to let me use his kitchen as I was concerned about eating fresh, he even made dinner at night using his and my leftovers. I am sure that is rare, but it was so delish and a wonderful treat indeed. I would recommended this to anyone traveling through little rock. It was perfect for me and exactly what I was looking for. Very calm and peaceful environment. Coming from the city, the neighborhood was incredibly charming. Yes there are a few abandoned houses in the area, but people like Kevin are who make a neighborhood thrive. I felt 100% safe walking to nearby attractions and the public transportation is incredibly easy to navigate with the use of a smart phone. There are so many charming historically dated homes near by that I caught myself going on a tour of houses in the afternoon. To me the value of this space, the amazing host, and a true feel for the area made my trip wonderful!
Kevin's friendly demeanor instantly squashed any anxieties I had arriving at his place after dark! The room I stayed in had a nice breeze, the repurposed hot air ballon curtains had a magical quality.
After talking on the porch for some time post-arrival, I expressed some interest in exploring Little Rock outside. He enthusiastically endorsed and provided directions to a local hike where another guest and I hiked the following morning. For breakfast, I was offered tea and eggs as advertised. Delicious!
A very gracious host indeed and uniquely authentic and ambitious individual.
I enjoyed staying at Kevin and Tiffany's place. They were both wonderful hosts and the room was great. Lovely quilts and comforters to stay warm! They helped me find a great cafe to do a little work and figure out a morning run route that was awesome. If you'd like to stay close to the famous Central High School this is a great place for you. Thanks Kevin and Tiffany for a great stay.
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About the Host, Kevin
I grew up in Baton Rouge, LA and have traveled all over the country flying my balloon and working in various aspects of landscaping and agriculture before (recently) embarking on this home-fix-up endeavor. I am enjoying growing a good portion of my own food, living with Tiffany, and improving my two old houses and their grounds.
I enjoy eating well and learning about what other people are up to!
I have a very nice dog who lives outside.