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Luxury Downtown Loft | Best Location in Asheville | Sleeps 2-4

Downtown, Asheville, NC, USA
  • Condo1050 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

King Bedroom + Sofa Bed | Walk Score of 92!

Welcome to The James Loft!

Located in downtown Asheville, The James Loft, offers upscale luxury in a relaxed, mountain setting. Perfect for a weekend getaway or a week-long retreat. Nestled among local culinary hot-spots, exquisite art galleries, farmers markets, independent theaters, boutique shopping, and some of America’s best craft breweries – this cosmopolitan loft could be in any big city!

Surround yourself with warmth as you enter The James Loft. This 1 king bedroom, 1 bathroom loft in the newly renovated, historic S&W Building will make you feel at home. Experience the charm of reclaimed hardwood floors and exposed brick walls coupled with contemporary granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. A mix of antique and modern furnishings make The James Loft a truly unique vacation rental.

Enjoy the convenience of staying in the heart of the city! Park your car for the duration of your stay and explore the city’s rich history of arts and culture on foot – or catch the downtown trolley. Looking for a bit more adventure, The James Loft is minutes away from some of western North Carolina’s best hiking, biking, white water rafting, zip lining, canoeing and golfing. And don’t forget the Biltmore Estate which is less than 3 miles away!

Relax and unwind at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The modern amenities, access to downtown and neighboring activities make The James Loft a first-class experience.

Neighborhood Walk Score: 92

Bedroom + Bath Layout:

Master Bedroom – King Bed + Luxury Bath (vanity with double sinks, glass enclosed shower, separate toilet room)

Living Room + Dining Area:

Fold-down sofa (futon style) sleeps 1-2

Dining table with 4 chairs

Breakfast bar with 2 stools

Other Amenities:

Secure Building w/elevator + Loft Access

WiFi + Cable TV – 2 Flat Panel TV's (Living Room + Bedroom)


Central Air/Heat

All Linens + Towels Included

Fully Appointed Kitchen

Wine Cooler

Parking Options:

Garage parking located 1-2 blocks from front door. Rates: First hour is free, $1.25/hr after that or max $10/day.

Overnight outdoor lots behind S&W Building for $5.00/night.

Metered street parking parking is free from 6PM Saturday until 8AM Monday, and on all city designated holidays.

Parking information brochure is in loft.


James McDonald

Member Since 2017
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 09, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, vanity with double sinks

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              Downtown Asheville & River Arts District
            • Village
              Biltmore Village


                • Historic
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Internet
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Elevator
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                            • arboretum
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • water tubing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          18 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Even better than the pictures

                                                          Rick G.Little Rock, AR

                                                          This is a great place to stay. Location could not be better. Right in the middle of downtown to be able to walk to any restaurant and shop. The unit was very clean, well stocked with basic necessities, and decorated very nicely. My wife and I enjoyed a four day weekend here and will definitely be back. Great communication with owner and all things went smooth as represented. Very pleased with our stay.

                                                          Great location

                                                          Dustin R.

                                                          Very nice decor. Great location in easy walking distance to all of the great restaurants and shops in downtown Asheville. We would not hesitate to stay at the James loft again.

                                                          Like stepping into a magazine

                                                          Ellen G.Aptos, Calif.

                                                          Before we even got to our loft, I got a message from the owner that we could get in early - four hours early, since the place was ready. What a great start to our trip! From opening the door of the loft, I was mesmerized by the beauty of the space. I have traveled a ton and this was easily one of the most beautiful spaces I've ever rented. Not only was the place beautiful but it was perfect in its functionality. We had everything we needed. And the location is THE best if you want to play in Asheville. There is a brewery on every corner, great restaurants, lots of great mom and pop shops and lots of art. I'd go back to James's place in a heartbeat!

                                                          Exceeded Our Expectations

                                                          LoisAnn Arbor

                                                          The James Loft was the perfect spot for us to "set up home" for our month stay in Asheville. The loft is spacious, personal and luxurious without being stuffy...just sophisticated fun. The attention to detail was amazing..from umbrellas to coffee pods. The location allowed us to get to know the downtown area on foot...coffee shops, restaurants, galleries and, even, the wonderful local library. On sunny days, we enjoyed sitting in Pritchard Park...directly across from the loft. We will look forward to many more stays in the James Loft-we cannot imagine anything better!!

                                                          weekend trip

                                                          david s.

                                                          if it wasn't for the live band in the club below that started at 11pm and went on to 2am the place would have been perfect. great location in town and a beautiful comfortable loft and as clean as you could possible get. I just didn't sleep a wink while I was there.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          I am glad you enjoyed the loft and the great city of Asheville. Every effort is given to make our guests comfortable. I am very sorry you experienced excessive noise this weekend. I understand there was a "special event" in the musical space in the basement of our building this past weekend and they must have exceeded the allowed levels of music as controlled by our building management. We are addressing this issue with the music space manager and they will not violate noise level rules in the future. Thank you for sharing your comments.

                                                          Totally worth it!

                                                          Holly D.

                                                          I hesitated at first to rent this place because it was somewhat more expensive than other, more simple options. After spending a long weekend at the James loft with my husband for our anniversary, I am so glad we decided to go for it. This place is just as gorgeous as the pictures. Beautifully decorated, yet at the same time warm and comfortable. James has thought of every detail and even had a little welcome treat for us when we arrived. We mostly ate out while there - all the best restaurants in Asheville are literally steps away. There’s even a very nice cafe in the same building if you don’t want to go outside! That said, the kitchen is well equipped and huge if you prefer to cook. Nice big shower, spa-like soft towels, comfy bed, walk in closet, large living space. Can’t say enough about the James loft!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you. Looking forward to your next visit!!


                                                          Downtown, Asheville, NC, USA

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