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Quinnimont At Lafayette Flats - The Master Flat in the Coolest Small Town!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 660 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Lots of Luxury

LUXURIOUS ATTENTION TO DETAIL

Quinnimont has lofty rooms and the decor is contemporary, comfortable and luxurious. You can enjoy a long soak in the fabulous tub or a refreshing shower under the rain drop showerhead. The beautiful view of the historic courthouse might distract you from the LED HD televisions, but you are sure to sleep well on the high quality sheets and Tempurpedic mattress.

REFRESH YOUR MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT

You will be treated to a wide variety of local original art, both in the private living space and the common spaces. You are also invited to learn about the local area by exploring Lafayette Flats' library of books about West Virginia or those written by authors from WV.

IDEAL LOCATION IN THE HEART OF TOWN

Located on the main street of Fayetteville's historic district, Lafayette Flats is an easy stroll from locally owned and operated restaurants and shops. Hikers, bikers, climbers and whitewater enthusiasts are minutes away from their activities as well.

EXPERIENCE A RESTORATION

Lafayette Flats is located on the upper two floors of a historic 100 year old cut stone building. The interior of the building has been lovingly renovated with new electrical, plumbing and heating/cooling systems but retains much of the original architectural details throughout.

More Details

Owner
Amy McLaughlin & Shawn Means
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Amy McLaughlin & Shawn Means

I'm Amy and my husband's name is Shawn. We were both born and raised in Charleston, WV, where we still live and we both work for the same non-profit organization. Charleston is only about one hour from Fayetteville, so lucky for us, the best vacation spot in West Virginia is close by.

Lafayette Flats began with our simple desire to get out of town. We love our home in Charleston's East End but we really like to travel. We found out early in our relationship that we travel together well and we love to do it as often as we can. We love taking weekend driving trips to places like Asheville, Columbus, Charlotte and Louisville, and we've been all over our home state of West Virginia. Two years ago we drove across the country on Route 66 and last fall we toured Northern California - Yosemite, Redwoods, Wine Country - we loved it all. But big trips are few and far between, so we satisfy our travelin' Jones by making the drive up to Fayetteville as often as we can. Maybe it's the Bacon Jam at The Secret Sandwich Society or the breathtaking views from Long Point Trail, but something keeps us coming back again and again.

We looked for a small apartment in Fayetteville that we could rent, just to have a home base where we could escape to on weekends but found nothing suitable. After months of searching we decided to take on a project where we could build our own space. We looked a several opportunities, but the one that caught our eye was the historic building on the corner of Court Street and Wiseman Avenue - known as 'The Malcolm Building.' This building was built in 1906 to house The Bank of Fayette and is on the National Register of Historic Places as part of Fayetteville's Historic District.

Our home in Charleston is in a 100 year-old townhouse community, so I guess it's safe to say that we are drawn to old buildings.

We spent the summer and fall of 2013 renovating the building - doing much of the work ourselves. We are eager to show off our space!

Amy McLaughlin & Shawn Means purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Amy McLaughlin & Shawn Means chose West Virginia

Our love for Fayetteville and the New River Gorge area caused us to something we had never done before: We bought and renovated this historic cut stone building, transforming the top two floors into four apartment style vacation rentals. Quinnimont is one of four flats in the building, and the one that we call our second home.

Since it is on the Historic Registry, we were very intentional in our renovation plan to leave the building intact as much as possible. Originally built to be an office building, each floor only had one common bathroom and the heating in the building was hot water radiators. Since it was built before electricity, the electrical system was hodgepodge of makeshift circuits and ancient fuse boxes. Along with theses negatives, though, were a lot of positives: The beautiful original woodwork is still there and the fortress-like construction means that the building is very sturdy. The beautiful cut-stone exterior looks exactly like it did when it was built a century ago.

Our renovation plans preserved the woodwork and the basic configuration of the building. Installing a new electrical system and the plumbing necessary to support two additional bathrooms and kitchens was done in such a way as not to change the character of the building. Fire codes made us make some alterations to doorways, but overall the building looks as it has for the last century.

But in spite of the ancient spaces of this small town former bank building, the interior design is chic, modern and urban. We want to offer visitors to Fayetteville something completely different from the campsites, cabins and large vacation home rentals available in the area. Furnished with all the comforts of home and decorated to the nines with local original art and many unique design elements, this is not your typical vacation rental! We want you to more than just feel at home - we want you to wish that you lived here!

What makes this apartment unique

Most lodging in the New River Gorge area is campsites, cabins or oversized vacation homes in remote settings. Lafayette Flats offers a small town main street lodging experience with walkable access to unique locally owned restaurants, shops and activities.

The decor, with an emphasis on local original art, provides visitors with a rich cultural experience. Travelers interested in history will enjoy staying in a building listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the stunning view of the Fayette County Courthouse.

Even though Lafayette Flats sits on main street downtown, it still is walking distance from National Park trail heads and all of the outdoor adventure that the New River Gorge provides.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to touch base with you and tell you how wonderful our stay was. I have to tell you, we have rented apartments/houses all over the world for the last 15 years. My husband and I agreed that your apartments were the most beautiful we have ever stayed in. The apartments are like little works of art. Everything is perfect.
Jul 2014
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Amenities

Fayetteville Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 660 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet time is from 10:00 PM - 7:00 AM. The apartment style layout of our building requires courteous quests.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Dual pedestal sinks, tile shower and a luxurious soaker tub
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Tempurpedic mattress with high-quality 100% cotton sheets
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
It is one of our goals to introduce Lafayette Flats visitors to a new way to think about West Virginia. We want to surprise our guests with the real West Virginia and nothing will make us happier than if they walk away with an impression that is different from the prejudices they might have held when they arrived. We have tried to do this through the design, art and literature of each flat. We think that Fayetteville itself helps to illustrate this new narrative. Here is a place that through the years has attracted the attention of many people with its amazing beauty and rich supply of natural resources. But instead of repeating our state's history, where those resources are scooped up and taken away on a train, the New River Gorge has been able to remain beautifully intact and now welcomes people to come here to enjoy it.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
5

Perfect getaway spot!

  • 5 of 5

The 5-star reviews are spot on! We had a wonderful stay in the Quinnimont flat. The pictures do show how nice it is although there are many little surprising details that make it special. The furniture, appliances, and decorating are all top-notch. We felt very comfortable here and enjoyed our time in Fayetteville.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We love Lafayette Flats. This was our 3rd weekend stay. We have been in 3 of the 4 apartments and all have been roomy and comfortable, nicely furnished. Love the contemporary decorating using WV artists. (Full disclosure: some of my own work is in the hallway). Well equipped to cook in or just down the street from great places to eat - try Vandals Kitchen and Secret Sandwich Society. And don't discount going to the New River Gorge in the winter! We did two easy hikes, one on the ridge ( Brooklyn Mine Trail) and one by the river (Stone Cliff Trail) and the views are great when all the leaves are off trees.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great spot right downtown!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time staying at the flats (dif room each time) and both experiences were great! Amy was super responsive and helpful. The art and vibe of the flats is really cool and it's great to be walking distance to all the downtown restaurants and shops. Hopefully we can make it back again soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautifully Decorated Flat in a Cool Town

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at Lafayette Flats over the New Years' Holiday. I would recommend this to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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5

Another Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This place feels like a home. It's inviting and warm, well decorated. After a day of climbing we were always glad to get back to the flat and relax in the cozy family room then walk to Pies and Pints or Secret Sandwich Society for dinner. (And thanks for providing a growler with the flat!) Also, cleanliness is important to me and every time we've stayed here it felt like the flat had just been finished and we were its first occupants. It was that clean.

This was our third time staying in Quinnimont and it certainly won't be our last!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent place to spend a few days

  • 5 of 5

Spent two days and plan to return for a longer stay. Fayetteville is a marvelous town that lives up to its reputation. Lodging was immaculately clean and very well appointed.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Yeager Airport (CRW)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Station Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bridge Haven
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Amtrak Cardinal
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Pies and Pints
Nearest Ski
38 Miles
Winterplace Ski Resort

World-class rafting, hiking, kayaking, climbing and biking bring thousands of visitors to the New River Gorge each year. Lafayette Flats provides adventurers chic downtown lodging in historic Fayetteville, named by Budget Magazine as one of America's Coolest Small Towns.

Visitors to Lafayette Flats will find themselves in the middle of a charming small town with many locally owned and operated restaurants and shops. Just minutes from the famous New River Gorge Bridge, Lafayette Flats is in a great place to enjoy all the fairs and festivals that Fayetteville has to offer, including Bridge Day and the Bridge Day Chili Cook-off, Independence Day activities and Christmas festivities on the courthouse lawn.

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Rates & Availability

Fayetteville Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Week of Bridge Day
Oct 18 2017 - Oct 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Off Season
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
New Year's Eve
Dec 31 2017 - Dec 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$250
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$215
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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