Green Gables of Asheville recalls the elegance of bygone days. The ground floor has a full 1250 square feet of private space, including 2 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a living room with sleeper sofa, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen and dining area. There are high coffered ceilings, antique chandeliers, restored heart pine floors and original period details throughout. Each of the two large bedrooms has its own wood-burning fireplace and seating area. The living room, furnished with the comfortable elegance of 1920's period antiques, features a third fireplace and a large flat screen with cable TV and DVD player, a CD (ipod-ready) player, high-speed wireless internet and free long distance phone. The home is provided with every convenience, including a washer and dryer (detergent provided,) soaps & shampoo, and pillow-top mattresses with luxurious Egyptian cotton linens that promise a restful night's sleep. The large kitchen is provided with coffee, tea, sugar, sweeteners and cream. All new appliances (large & small) and a gas grill just outside - everything you need to prepare gourmet meals. A grocery store with organic food is within walking distance.
Maps, activity guides and up-to-date restaurant information are provided to help you plan your days and evenings. For quiet times at home, there are lots of board games, over 75 DVD's, CDs, books & magazines.
The famous BILTMORE ESTATE is only four minutes away, and Asheville's restaurants, coffee houses, museums, art galleries, and live entertainment are even closer. Shoppers will love the boutiques and the charming, eclectic shops. Many antique stores and warehouses are located less than 10 minutes away - an antique hunter's paradise with bargains galore. A 7-minute walk brings you to the River Arts District with sidewalk cafes and more than 150 artists' studios. The area is also great for sports enthusiasts. It's a 15-minute walk to one of the best clay tennis courts in North Carolina and a 10-minute drive to the nearest golf course. Great biking - level bike paths near the house (including Biltmore Estate bike paths), and hilly terrain in town and on the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is even a skateboard park within walking distance. Green Gables is CLOSE TO EVERYTHING - so take a break from sightseeing or shopping to relax on the huge wrap around porch. Sit in the romantic swing that overlooks the gardens or dine al fresco. The porch is the place to gather on balmy summer evenings to watch the moon rise and to soak up the relaxing, candlelight atmosphere.
Other nearby activities include spas, YWCA (10 minute walk), live music & dancing (17 minute walk), several micro breweries within walking distance, bars and restaurants 15 minutes away (walking time,) yoga, farmers markets, and University of North Carolina activities, and much, much more. This elegant and luxurious vacation homestay is a place to experience a romantic getaway that you will remember always.
Green Gables is pet friendly and child friendly. Well-behaved dogs will be considered (pet fee applies.) There is a large fenced dog park nearby. The veranda and front yard are fenced and gated for the security of small children and pets. Low-rise beds are available for small children, as well as cribs, high chair and baby baths. Everything folds away for daytime storage in the roomy walk-in closet. . Excellent facilities for day care and summer camp programs are located nearby.
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Elegant Downtown Home, 4 Min to Biltmore Estate Asheville, North Carolina
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Green Gables is centrally located - 4 minutes to Biltmore Village and the Estate, 3 minutes to the center of downtown Asheville, 2 minutes to the River Arts District, and very close to everything else. Walking time to the RAD and the center of downtown (bars, restaurants, shops, grocery markets, etc.) is 10-15 minutes. Information is provided on convenient, inexpensive city-center parking in case you prefer to drive instead of walking downtown.
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Nearest airport: Asheville, 14.98 miles Car is not necessary
Left on 01/16/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | mmpareReviewed Jan 16, 2014Stayed Jan 2014
Our sons live in asheville, and we had wanted to stay there for Christmas for a couple of years. The one non-negotiable amenity was a fireplace---Green Gables has 3! The home is lovely, and our hostess Georgia even more so. When she discovered a few hours before our arrival that we would be celebrating Christmas the next day, she redecorated the house with wreaths and a small lighted tree, set out wine and cookies, and addressed every member of our party by name in a welcome note. We were very impressed with the level of attention she gives her guests, personally taking care of all the details from booking to follow-up emails.
The house is cozy and comfortable, with an old-fashioned soaking tub, gas range, large-screen TV, electronics, internet access,laundry facilities, wonderful beds...just like home, only better! We had fun cooking in the well-equipped kitchen with goodies we bought at the local food co-op. The house is close to downtown, and in better weather we could easily walk to many places we like to go in asheville.
We visited the Biltmore Estate, the Southern Craft Guild shop, rode on the Blueridge Parkway, and of course had chocolate extravagance at the French Broad Chocolate Lounge. Doc Chey's restaurant on Biltmore Street provided perfect chicken soup for our son who was under the weather. (It was so good, we revisited the next day for lunch.) Georgia provides a large book with information on all these, which helped us plan our days.
We have stayed for shorter periods of time in asheville over the past few years, always in hotels. Our week at Green Gables has cured us of that, and we will stay in our new "home in the mountains" whenever we can in the future!
Left on 05/06/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Raleigh weekenderReviewed May 6, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
We really enjoyed staying at Green Gables, Georgia does a wonderful job making her guest feel at home. She took the extra step with a welcome basket, treats for our dog, breakfast items and plenty of information to ensure that we enjoyed our trip to the fullest. The time on the patio and the beautiful landscaping of the house, along with the attention to detail made for a perfect week. We look forward to staying at Green Gables in the future!
Left on 04/18/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | J and RReviewed Apr 18, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
My wife and I stayed two nights in Georgia's beautiful home in Downtown asheville on april 8th and 9th. The home was clean and the location-minutes to the center of Downtown asheville and minutes to the Biltmore are perfect. Georgia was the perfect host greeting us upon arrival and giving us visitor information. The unit was well stocked with bread, milk and other basic food supplies and she even provided a welcome bottle of wine and home made cookies! The wrap around porch was great for morning coffee and a late night drink.
Left on 01/26/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | LeylaReviewed Jan 26, 2013Stayed Jan 2013
We so enjoyed our stay at Green Gables! Not only was it a beautiful home with a great location, but the service was impeccable! The owner knew it was a special occasion for our family, and we arrived to see a bottle of wine, a fruit basket, and a cake! It was a truly fabulous weekend in what felt like our home away from home.
“Perfect! Exceptional attention to detail! Southern hospitality!”
Left on 09/13/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | JeannieReviewed Sep 13, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
Green Gables is well appointed and charming. Coffee on the private wrap around porch was a delightful way to start the day. Georgia, provides the ingredients for continental breakfast. It was a pleasure to call it our home at the end of a busy day of sight-seeing, touring and shopping.
Left on 04/01/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | VirginiaReviewed Apr 1, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
As we walked through the door and saw the personalized dog cookie, bottle of wine and welcome note we were delighted. As we walked from room to room we knew that this would be a place where we could totally relax and reflect. We almost forgot to visit asheville because in all honesty, one could be tempted to just not leave the house. Georgia made us feel as though we had a new friend for life and she was excited to meet us and welcome us. Everything about the stay was perfect as you will see by the photos of Gracie (who by the way has been moping about the house since we left).
Left on 06/04/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | suzyfeinReviewed Jun 4, 2011Stayed May 2011
We can't say enough about Georgia's beautiful home. From the moment my husband and I walked in the door, we were enchanted. We felt like we had stepped back in time. The woodwork, antiques, fireplaces, wood floors...all stunning. The kitchen was lovely, with high-end fixtures and stainless steel appliances. And stocked with everything you could possibly need. We had so much fun choosing which kind of coffee and Toaster Strudel to make each morning. The master bed was incredibly comfortable, with the softest sheets and matelasse bedspread. The other bedroom, which we didn't use, was beautiful as well.
It was my first Mother's Day, and I was touched to see that Georgia had left me an oversized cookie with "Happy Mother's Day" on it. We were also treated to a complimentary bottle of zinfandel and a fruit basket. Georgia thinks of everything! She greeted us upon arrival, letting us know that she was there if we needed anything. Her book for guests is so helpful.
Our baby girl, nine months old, had a great time crawling around. The place is full of antique furniture, but she didn't have any problems navigating. And Georgia provided everything we could need for our baby: booster seat with tray, bath chair, Pack n' Play with sheets and even a plastic ride-on-push car.
The front porch is a very relaxing place to sit and look out over the beautiful front garden. There are tons of gorgeous flowerpots and comfy places to sit. The porch is made of engineered wood - no worry about splinters for little crawlers!
The house is a bit away from downtown, but it is easy to drive anywhere. One of our favorite places was Downtown Market, just a few blocks away. Inside, you'll find a terrific flea market, Vietnamese restaurant, organic market, wine/beer place and the delicious Hi-Fi Coffee Bar. The panini sandwiches we had there were incredible.
Georgia, thanks again for everything...we have recommended your home to everyone, and we will be back!
Left on 12/17/2010 for a stay in December 2010 | LoisFReviewed Dec 17, 2010Stayed Dec 2010
We loved the hospitality at Green Gables. We were delighted with everything about our stay there - the roomy house, the beautiful decor, the thoughtfully equipped kitchen, the neighborhood, the location, and most of all, the special touches that make Green Gables feel like home. The Christmas tree was extra special! And thank you for being so kind to our dog, Rascal. We'll all look forward to coming back soon.
Left on 07/05/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Shannon and Randy GaskinsReviewed Jul 5, 2010Stayed Jun 2010
"Thanks for the hospitality. You were very helpful when it came to recommendations for restaurants & things to do. The Green Gables notebook really came in handy. Bella & Cooper also enjoyed their time here; chasing one another through the front yard & on the veranda. Green Gables is the perfect combo of old world charm meets modern convenience. Thanks for allowing us to bring our whole family (dogs included.) We will be sure to tell all of our families & friends about Green Gables. We look forward to seeing you again (hopefully sooner than later!)"
* 2-night stays may occasionally be available. Discounts may be available for bookings that 'fill in' between other bookings. Contact Owner.
* Fees: $105 Cleaning Fee. Well behaved dogs ($95 fee.) Multiple dogs may be OK.
* 5-night min. stay for Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas / New Years.
* $135/night rate is for 7-night stay in WINTER. The shorter your stay, the higher the nightly rate. Rates will be higher for stays longer than one week. Contact Owner for pricing information for 4-night, 5-night, and 6-night stays in each season. ALL BOOKINGS ARE DONE BY PHONE (828) 254-0196. Visa, MasterCard, and personal checks. NO ONLINE BOOKINGS.
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