There is nothing else like this in Western North Carolina. It's a converted car dealership from the 1920s with an integrated two-story modern loft apartment attached. The loft is in Marshall which is a cool small town with everything you could want, and it's only 20 minutes from Asheville. It's an art-filled, architecturally unique property with large decks overlooking the French Broad River.
The property is spacious, comfortable, private and fun. There's plenty of on-street parking with a protected car port if needed. The architecture and artwork are unique and there are many artistic details throughout the space.
The upper riverside deck overlooking the French Broad River is a great place for cocktails, coffee or for dining. The living space is two levels of over 1900 feet of private space which you have all to yourself. There are two living rooms, one overlooking the river. There are three outdoor spaces--two decks and a private kitchen garden with culinary herbs, a table, chairs and a charcoal grill. There's conventional heating and AC and a wood-burning stove when things get chilly.
It's right in the center of Marshall, which is a very cool small town just 20 minutes from Asheville. Marshall itself has loads to offer with restaurants, bars, a coffee shop, galleries, artist's studios, a health food store, and live music several nights a week, and most of the music is FREE! There's a music hall next door. There's also yoga and Pilates classes, massage, and acupuncture all within a short walking distance.
It's perfect for bicyclists, hikers, rafters, kayakers, horseback riders photographers and tourists. Some of the best wet and dry outdoor activities in Western North Carolina are right outside your front door or a short drive. Also some of the best hiking in the world is just a few miles away on the Appalachian Trail.
This property is literally right on the train tracks that run through the town of Marshall.
There's currently no cable but there's a Roku box with over 80 entertainment and sports channels, and there is super fast wireless internet and an HD TV that you can hook up to your computer. You can also cast from your phone, tablet or computer to the attached Chromecast device if you have a Chromcast app, meaning anything you can see in your Chrome browser you can "cast" to the TV.
There is a cleaning fee of $80 for bookings of less than five nights. If you stay five nights or more I will refund the cleaning fee separately.
The place is not set up for younger children but children over 12 are welcome. It's not unsafe. It's just set up for adults.
Servicios y zonas comunes
Guests will have secure private access to the entire living space. This includes two bedrooms, two living rooms, one bath, a kitchen and a dining room. This also includes a private patio, and two private decks with outdoor living and dining spaces. There is a second full bath available, if needed, that is shared with the owner who sometimes occupies a completely separate adjacent apartment.
Atención a los huéspedes
I will usually not be present at the space but I may be staying in a separate private apartment in the building, or in the area while you are there.
Usually I will make arrangements to get a key and instructions to you. I can meet you in person or arrange to have someone meet you if you prefer.
I'm available 24/7 by text or phone and by email.
Otros aspectos destacables
This property is literally right on the train tracks that run through the town of Marshall. The trains that come through are close and loud, particularly the train's horns. But they only come through a few times each day. The trains are both awesome, and awesome.
Watch the video of the train in the Residential Space page on the site at 31northmain.
There's a music hall next door, but it's not very loud, and they don't play late. If you're interested read the reviews to see what other guests say about the train and noise. It hasn't been an issue. And I get lots of repeat guests!
Smoking is not permitted on the premises, either inside or on the outside decks.
There are other residences nearby so loud parties and noise aren't appropriate.
Pets are generally not allowed, but contact me if you have a particular situation you wish to discuss.
Retired graphic arts management professional. World traveler. Amateur painter and ceramicist.
"Everything in moderation. Including moderation."