5 minutes to Asheville, 10-12 minutes to Downtown, yet feels much more secluded. The Guest House offers lovely, creative open space with 12' high ceilings full of Southern light dancing through the rooms. Clean new Construction with additional private deck for relaxing as well as outdoor dining, grilling, deck chairs, and a relaxing outdoor shower. WiFi and Netflix over a 43" Samsung. Clean Fresh Linens on a Queen Size Latex Mattress. Original Art Work throughout.
The Great Room consists of a custom made sofa, two lounge arm chairs, and a lovely Ball & Claw antique dining table with leather chairs. All are from my personal home collection so please help me take good care of them. The bath is a small yet comfortable contemporary bath with shower. Since there is only one bedroom, children cannot be accommodated, so sorry! And since the floors are a very unusual decoupage, pets are also not allowed.
All of the property is available for my guests' enjoyment. While planning your stay, make sure to enjoy the private art gallery and working art studio in my home across the driveway. I will be delighted to share some time around my work or a nice chat about your visit.
I respect your privacy, yet will always make myself available for any assistance you might require.
Please keep radios low since sounds easily bounce through these mountains and respecting our neighbors' need for quiet is always a priority. Thank you.
My property is tucked up above a small subdivision so entrance is over easements. Please always respect my neighbor's property, call me with any question instead of contacting neighbors. Easy to find by following my clear directions. Again if you are a Night Owl vs a "Morning" Dove, this space may not be the right fit for your well earned vacation.
The driveway is newly paved so its easy to reach the cabin at the top of property.
Easy entrance to all major highways. The Blue Ridge Parkway is 5 minutes away. VA Hospital is less than 4 minutes down the road. Perfectly located for all that the Asheville area has to offer.
(With all these glowing remarks let me say for a second time, "If you are truly a Night Owl vs a "Morning" Dove, this peaceful guest house and peaceful location may not be for you, and then I will certainly miss having you as my guest". )
This property is not flat for walking, but there are several benches tucked away among the trees where you can sit in quiet meditation.
Interaction with guests
Always respectful of my guests' privacy. Since I work from my professional art studio just next door, I am usually available for any assistance my guests might need.
Other things to note
GPS does not get you directly to the property because of several easements. You will need to contact me prior to arrival for detailed information as to how to drive through the easements. ALL GUESTS MUST ARRIVE BEFORE DARK FOR THE FIRST DAY'S CHECK IN SCHEDULE. Please note the 7PM last check-in time must be moved back when the time changes each fall. Check with host for details. Thank you.
PLEASE READ ALL OF THESE HOUSE RULES AND NEIGHBORHOOD OVERVIEW BEFORE BOOKING YOUR RESERVATION...THANK YOU!
ON THE FIRST CHECK-IN DAY ALL GUESTS MUST ARRIVE BETWEEN 1PM AND 7PM. If other arrangements must be made, they need to be made prior to making your reservation and my confirmation of it. Thank you for respecting these hours.
No heavy drinking or drugs. NO Smoking allowed on this property. ($100 extra fine if evidence of smoking is found). Since sound travels so easily in the mountains, please no loud music or raucous socializing especially on the deck. Some folks are very sensitive to perfumes, colognes and after-shaves, so please leave these at home and enjoy the sweet smell of our mountain laurel. Thanking you ahead.
To protect decoupage floors no outside shoes to be worn inside the Guest House; please wear the freshly laundered house slippers provided by host.
VEHICLES that do not belong to the immediate guest party are not allowed to be parked, locked and left unattended without prior permission. Taxi or Uber vehicles are not allowed into or thru the adjacent subdivision. If you find you need these services, you will need to drive your vehicle down the mountain to the local Ingles' parking lot (5 minutes away) and have them pick you up and drop you off from that well lite and safe area. Scheduling these vehicles to meet you on the neighbor's private cul-de-sac is not permitted (my property is separate from the adjacent neighborhood subdivision). Thank you for respecting the neighborhood's private property and private subdivision streets.
Some of my guests are vegetarians; therefore, no cooking of meat, fish or fried foods inside the Guest House...please cook these at the Guest House outside grill. Do not use induction pans outside...Specific pans are provided for outside cooking.
There are a couple simple instructions about the use of our septic system, and tossing bed pillows out on the deck, but that can wait until you arrive.
Because of daily pop-up rain all windows and doors must be closed upon leaving the guest house . All doors & windows should also be locked when leaving the property (Exception, the high upper windows may be left open). Full check list of simple rules is posted on front door, such as shut off lights, air or heat, etc.
I have struggled with how to state the following, forgive me if I stumble badly. Please do your best to return in the evenings at an hour that respects the sleeping quiet subdivision you have to drive through. "Quiet time" is from 10PM to 10AM daily. Arriving back at 1AM with car headlights flashing into neighbor's bedroom windows is being disrespectful of my sleeping neighbors, and puts Airbnb on my neighbor's "bad list". Once again thank you for your help in this matter. Certainly not a house rule, but if possible I so much appreciate anyone who is comfortable with placing their used linens in the washing machine prior to leaving...a double thank you for this favor from your host who has arthritis in both hands.