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Small room with a small bed. My house is also small, and nestled in the woods. I am not actually in Asheville, but it is only an hour away by car. My small town (Franklin) is not in the database. The area here is beautiful. Mountains, waterfalls, nature trails, local arts and crafts. Franklin is also known as the gem capitol of the world, due to the diversity of gems found in this area. There are local gem mines where rubies, emeralds, amythest and many other gems can be found. There are also local gem and mineral museums. I am about 30 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A two-lane well maintained road goes up and up and around and up some more, with truly spectacular views. Any season is good here, but fall is my favorite, with the mountains blazing with brilliant fall color. One of the main atractions of Asheville is the Biltmore House. Built in the late 1890s, it is one of the last family-owned homes of it's kind in the U.S. Daily tours are offered, and Christmas is an especially wonerful time to visit this icon of a by-gone era. Also of historical and architectural interest in Asheville is the Grove Park Inn, a huge and lovely hotel where past guests include F. Scott Fitzgerald, and past Presidents. The city was also home to the great writer, Thomas Wolfe, and his boyhood home is preserved and open to the public. Asheville is a very eclectic city. It is very small and has both small-town appeal, and funky, urban energy. Just about anything you can think of is to be found here, and the city is very walker-friendly. The downtown area has a great bohemian atmosphere, with many little bistros and cafes along it's streets. It has a large art and literary community, with many local artists and authors featured in the shops along the way. During the summer, every Friday night in Pritchard Park, there is a Drum Circle that is open to anyone with a percussion instrument. It draws people from every walk of life and every age. Some come to play, some come to watch and listen, some come to dance to the tribal beat, but all come to commune on a level lost in our hurried modern lives.
I live in west Asheville (basically downtown Asheville) in a group living situation (7-10 people) with a focus on sustainable living and innovative communication. We're 5 miles from one lobe of the Pisgah National Forest and 35 miles from the Great Smokies National Park. On our 1/2 acre is a little 3-bedroom passive solar house with a greenhouse, several out-buildings that people live in, a big garden, ducks, a root cellar, composting toilets, and lots of wood-working, mead-making, music playing and other experimentation. It's pretty nice. It's a 15 minute bike ride from downtown proper, or a 30 minute walk. There is pretty much always someone home, as most of us are self-employed or work part-time erratic schedules. Several of us are involved in different community work in Asheville and the southern Appalachian bioregion and can help plug you into those circles if you're interested. We can also help you figure out all the conventional stuff to do in Asheville (hikes, art galleries, live music, sweet little coffee and tea shops, cool pubs, theatres, co-ops). Rules: no illegal drugs or abusive behavior. We can offer you (up to 2 folks) a futon to sleep on in the living room or possibly in an unheated loft outside, and access to the kitchen (bring your own food but we do often share) and other amenities. An old Ghanean proverb that describes our policy: "For the first 3 days, treat your guest as a king. After that, hand him a plow." Sounds pretty rough, huh? Not really. But we're always doing cool projects and appreciate help on them. Make sure to contact me at least a week ahead of time so I can talk to the house about having you stay with us. Look forward to meeting you!
You'd get to sleep in my living room. Not posh or anything obviously, but it's a nice, large, inflatable mattress. It's just me there in the house, so It's not like other tenants would be traipsing through. The house itself is part of a duplex split of a much larger home. I got the backyard, and the other tenants got the front porch. It's less than 700 square feet, but I'm nestled in West Asheville (a very decent older neighborhood) within a 10 minute walk of a *really* excellent pub, a COOP, cafe, gas station, pizza restaurant, two laudromats, a library with internet access, and a 15-20 minute walk to a grocery store, all along Haywood Rd. This area is gentrifying quickly and thus is experiencing a boom in local business. Hard wood floors throughout and a working gas fireplace in the living room. The kitchen appliances and utensils are yours to use. You'd have to buy your own food, for the most part. I'm on the bus-line, but the buses stop after 7pm, so I've personally found it to be pretty inconvient to rely on the bus alone. The bus does travel directly downtown though.
I operate a retreat center in the mountains of Western North Carolina called Mountain Light Sanctuary. It is 24 miles north of Asheville and adjacent to the national forest. It includes a hostel called "Banana Patch." You can visit our website and facebook pages at or the Facebook Page for Banana Patch at We can offer free tent space for GFL guests Monday through Thursday nights. Guests will need to bring there own bedding and food but have use of the common kitchen. We are 45 minutes from the airport and 30 minutes from the bus station.
Very small room with a full size bed (or if not available a pull out couch)in a small 2 bedroom home near downtown Asheville. We are in walking distance to a grocery store and a pub, and a 10 minute drive to our little downtown (walking, shopping, great food). We are located in the Blue Ridge mountains near the Appalachian trail, hiking, rafting, biking, rock climbing, etc. Public transportation is less than ideal, so renting a car is most likely necessary. Food not included, and limited use of the kitchen (refrigerator to store items and use of the stove/sink). We have a cat and a dog that are both indoor/outdoor pets.
Sleeping loft in beautiful, mountain log cabin with ample, tent space available. Fishing pond on property. 30minutes via interstate to downtown Asheville, NC. Located within easy driving to Brevard, NC and Hendersonville, NC. I will make every effort to make your stay comfortable, we can accomodate guests for up to one week. Preferrably only one to two guests(it is a sleeping loft). Ground transportation is required as we are in a country/rural setting. I will assist with any travel tips/info needed.
Hidden attic/loft upstairs room with a blow-up mattress. The space is very cozy: low-vaulted ceilings, carpet, two windows, and a tv. It is a 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath bungalow about 4 miles from Downtown Asheville. We are next to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore, and tons of mountain hiking trails. We are situated at a great point to see Asheville and WNC. I like to cook and hope that I can make a meal or two, but there are a plethora of amazing restaurants in Asheville. The kitchen and house are open and you may help yourself--respectfully.
Sunny, 2nd floor “treehouse” studio apartment has comfortable couch that sleeps 1 person or floor space if someone brings a sleeping bag. Sunny eating area, living room area, in same room I have divided area where I have separate bed. Separate bath & kitchen. Outside covered porch & swing. No pets. Very quiet & peaceful neighborhood. I’m very clean & my home is a nice, sunny, artistically decorated space. Very close walking distance to downtown. In Montford historic district close to all bed & breakfast inns.
I have available a spare bed in my livign room, which can be made private for your stay. In the summer, i have either a spare bedroom or a lovely bed on the screened in back porch which is private. My house is small, 1000 sq feet, but it is comfortable and very homey. I am within walking distance to downtown Asheville which offers lots of shops, restaraunts, and bars, music, & nightlife. There is a 10 minute drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway which offers scenic views, hikes, camping, waterfalls, wildlife, etc.
I can either provide a place to sleep or accomodate you at a friends house...Asheville is a good city to visit if you want to catch one of the "diamonds in the rough" The hiking is great, as it's nestled in a valley of the Appalachian Mountains. Our City is the #1 best place to retire (AARP 2005) as well as the Freak Capitol of the US (Rolling Stone 2005). The city is very liberal with a lot of arts concern, vegetarian friendly restaurants, and "interesting" people. Downtown is walkable from most places. Come!

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