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The Altamont, Downtown! Beautiful Transitional Style/Modern 'Green' Amenities!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

The Altamont, Suite 203, The Encore

SPECIAL OFFER: Stay 3 - 5 nights and receive a 10% discount!

Click on our website link below for our most up to date calendar last minute specials.

Our 2BR units have been so popular that they are booked nearly every weekend and so we have decided to offer a special for booking 2 1BR units together. Please check our web site for details.

Condo 203, The Encore:

The Encore Condo is a beautifully furnished 2 bedroom 2full bath condo with lots of large windows overlooking historic Church Street. The master bedroom is a en suite and features a king size bed. The second bedroom (queen) is well separated from the master and next to the hall bath (full). This condo features lots of natural light, comfortable living area, full kitchen with separate dining area, washer and dryer, dishwasher, microwave, WiFi, cable.

This is an elevator building!

The Altamont is a newly renovated 1895 building on the most beautiful tree-lined street in downtown Asheville. Church Street is central to everything in downtown from Pack Square to Pritchard Park, and from the Civic Center to the Orange Peel. Park your car for your entire stay and walk to the most interesting and eclectic restaurants, shopping and nightlife!

A word about the Historic/'Green' Renovation that makes The Altamont one of a kind:

The vacation condos were created to provide nice, comfortable and reasonably priced quarters to spend time in Downtown Asheville. Enjoy the charm of an old building while taking advantage of modern green technology. Water is heated with solar panels on the roof, all permanent light fixtures are CFL, most materials were manufactured within 500 miles of Asheville, and paint and stains are all Low VOC resulting in very high indoor air quality. The beautiful hardwood floors are original.

NOTE: We recommend that families traveling with young children reserve condos on the third floor. The main floor of The Altamont is sometimes reserved for Events. Events sometimes have live acoustic music (non-amplified). Events end at 9pm or 10pm or 11pm.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 3, 2017

What makes this condo unique

Some of the LEED certification requirements met in this historic renovation are:

- All hot water is solar.

- Steel framing, sheet rock, and other materials are recycled.

- Materials from the building that were removed were recycled and diverted from


- Many new materials are non-emitting.

Please visit the US Green Building Council web site for more information on LEED.


Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


4.3/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

The Altamont, Downtown! Beautiful Transitional Style/Modern 'Green' Amenities!
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews

Mixed experience

  • 2 of 5

I've stayed at The Altamont on several occasions. My first visit was for a girl's weekend. The location is fantastic, the unit was spotless, and the owner was very responsive to my emails. Also, there were no performances at the theater on the bottom level (more about this later).

I stayed at The Altamont for a 2nd time last December. This time, we had a horrible experience.

We were greeted by dirty floors, a dirty refrigerator & crumbs EVERYWHERE (e.g. - on the dining room table, ottoman, and on the couch....just to name a few areas). I emailed the owner, and he immediately sent a person to re-clean the unit. We did not micro-manage the process - we assumed the cleaning person would thoroughly clean the unit. Unfortunately, we encountered additional issues after the housekeeper left:

- Dirty toilet in master bathroom - fecal matter under stool lid & embedded in the screws that connect the lid to the toilet

- Filthy mattress pad in master bedroom

- Dirty dishes in dishwasher

- Strainer in kitchen had black mold spots on the bottom of it

- The living room reeked of urine. We traced the source to a couch cushion. We sprayed disinfectant on the cushion and the odor subsided

- Area rugs were littered with trash

- Hardwood floors with filthy (wet paper towel was black when we wiped the floor)

- Broken shower door

I emailed the owner a 2nd time to inform him about the issues we noticed after the housekeeper left. I wanted the give the owner a chance to make things right for us versus posting a negative review. Unfortunately, I never received a response to the 2nd email.

Also, the performance at the Altamont did not end until 12:30am on December 23rd (instead of 11pm as noted in the marketing materials for these units). The walls in the Altamont are PAPER THIN. Highly recommend checking the Altamont's performance schedule if you are looking for a quiet stay.

On a positive note, the condo is very centrally located - very walkable to all the great Asheville restaurants, and a short Uber ride to the Biltmore & Grove Park Inn. While the condos are centrally located, they are tucked away on a quiet side street. The building itself has a ton of character. The owner also makes check-in super easy.

My first stay was 4 stars and the second stay was zero stars - hence the 2-star rating.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: After your review I looked back at our emails and spoke to the cleaning person, Kelli. There seems to be somewhat of a disconnect. Your first email asked me to have someone come over and deal with some crumbs on the furniture and rings on the table. Kelli dropped what she was doing and went over to help you. She reported back to me that there were a few crumbs in the deeply recessed buttons of the ottoman. She explained that the rings on the table were permanent and not a cleanliness issue. She had you come look at the unit and make sure there were no other problems, and she left you her phone number in case you had any more issues. She also reported that you apologized for your parents and you explained they were “old and particular”. Then you sent the following email to me: “Thank you for sending Kelli so quickly.   I was here & got a chance to chat with her - she is awesome.  She wanted me to check the unit to see if there were any unaddressed issues.  My parents will be pleasantly surprised when they return from dinner to see that the unit has been cleaned. Thanks again for your responsiveness.  I hope you have a happy holiday!“ The only other communication I have from your is asking about having the NFL package. That was 24 hours after Kelli was there. At no time did you contact me about and additional issues nor did you call Kelli despite having her number. You make it sound as if this was the dirtiest and most unsanitary place you had ever seen but you didn't feel compelled to elevate that over finding about the cable package or actually calling Kelli. In my conversation with Kelli she said that she observed that there were some indicative things in the unit when she went in. Ultra pure water, air cleaners, bottles of sanitizer and special pillows and all in large quantities. It appears someone is hypersensitive to cleanliness and in turn very picky. That's fair enough and not any of our business, however since you described things the way you do I think it is completely fair for me to put that into context since you chose to post this review. There is not an issue with cleanliness in our units, it is an issue with one or more members of your party being picky to a point where they travel with these items. I think with this information that your descriptions are completely over the top and an opinion that is coming from a nonstandard point of view. Our units are clean by any reasonable standard.
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Greenwood, SC

Girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent location for our girl's weekend. Beautiful condo!! Thank up so much Brian. Hope to see you again soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus Ohio

Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We chose this condo because it was directly downtown. It has a very convenient location and is very close to lots of great restaurants and shopping. The condo was very clean and is perfect for 2 couples since it has 2 full baths for privacy. It has all new furnishings. Our contact, Brian, was very accommodating and even gave us superb restaurant recommendations which were "spot on." The Biltmore Estate is only a 15 minute drive away. I highly recommend this condo for those who want to take part in Asheville's nightlife and delightful restaurant and art scene.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice accomodations and great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay! The property was new and spacious, and its location was great!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Downtown Condo Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Mid Summer
Jul 1 - Jul 31
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Late Summer
Aug 1 - Sep 30
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Fall Foliage
Oct 1 - Oct 31
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Nov 1 - Dec 31
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Off Season
Jan 1 - Mar 31
2 night minimum stay
Spring & Early Summer
Apr 1 - Jun 30
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes Rates do not include 11% tax

Guest will be charged 50% of total payment at time of booking. Guest will be charged the remaining balance 14 days prior to arrival. Guest will forefeit initial deposit if reservation is canceled within 14 days of arrival.


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