Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains in a quiet neighborhood, five minutes from downtown Asheville, great views and hikes, restaurants Biltmore House, your private suite offers easy parking, a separate entrance with a Solarium and Zen garden. We delight in preparing and serving a delicious breakfast. If you are traveling with a third person we have a lovely adjoining room with a futon for an extra 40.00 fee paid to us on arrival. Looking forward to meeting you. Have a pleasant journey.
Your private suite includes a separate keyed entrance, leading to a Solarium with a Zen Garden with a cafe table two chairs and sliding doors and spacious sleeping or working room with high ceilings, lovely light, new queen sized bed and great mattress, desk area with a comfortable office chair, futon sofa, TV, refrigerator, full length mirror and private bathroom with European shower head. You control the heating or air-conditioning for your comfort. A closet for your clothing is in your private hallway entrance. We provide filtered water, a tea pot and selection of teas and fresh flowers in your room. Please let us know if you have allergies to fresh flowers. Casper our small Maltese puppy, who gets great reviews, is not allowed in your suite.
Jim prepares a Continental breakfast served in our dining room or your suite and includes fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, muffins or croissant, eggs, as you like them, juice, tea and coffee. Please let us know if you have a special diet. We are happy to accommodate your desires and needs.
You will use a separate entrance to your suite which is located at the side of the driveway. It leads to a gracious entrance hall with a closet, the Solarium and adjoining spacious room with high ceilings for sleeping and working, a private bathroom with a tiled stall shower and a cabinet with drawers for your use, extra towels, hair dryer and other items that you may have forgotten.
Easy parking is provided at the back of our home with easy access to your suite.
We know the area well and we are happy to help with directions, recommendations for restaurants, hikes and interesting sites to explore.
We respect your privacy and will interact with you as you wish, in person, through text or phone. You are welcome to explore our gardens and lovely property with views of the mountains including Mount Pisgah on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Our location is convenient to all you will need. Downtown Asheville is five minutes away. Biltmore House, The Grove park Inn, The Blue Ridge Parkway, The Southern Highlands Craft Guild Shops, Asheville Mall,
Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, hospitals and the Arts District are minutes away. As are Breweries, restaurants, great live music the Cellular Center and Visitors Center. A variety of taxi service including Uber and Lyft are available and parking is easy.
I am an Master Ikebana Instructor in the Ichiyo School of Ikebana. Ikebana is an art form of flower arranging. If you would like the experience, I would be delighted to give you a class in my studio located behind our home. There will be an extra charge of $40.00 per person for an hour and a half class including all materials. You will receive a short history of the development of Ikebana, a demonstration, if the weather allows you can walk through my garden and select floral and green materials, and enjoy the beauty and practice of flower arranging.
Have a relaxed time. We provide breakfast between 8 am and 9. Please let us know when you would prefer breakfast the night before or let us know if you are planning on eating out at one of our recommended restaurants.
If you would like fresh towels during your stay, please leave used towels on the dryer in the laundry room. Help us conserve by using black towels for removing makeup.
We respect your privacy. If you don't want us to tidy your bed during your stay, replace used tea cups or the filtered water, please let us know.
It is helpful to know what time you will arrive and when you will be leaving at time of making reservations.
When you leave for the day, please lock your private entrance with the key provided.
If you want to leave us a message you are welcome to knock on the door leading to the dining room, send a text, email or call.
Please close the outside light when you are in for the night.
If you are visiting with a third person we can provide a comfortable futon in an adjoining room. The fee for the extra person in private room is 25 per night paid directly to us.
You are welcome to use our refrigerator for storage. For longer stays, we can provide a small refrigerator. Please make that request when making your reservation. There will be an additional S10.00 dollar fee for this service, paid directly to us.
On your departure day please check the closet for your belongings. You are welcome to leave linens on the bed. Towels in the laundry room, please.
Have pleasant trip. We look forward to meeting you and to your return visit.