5 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath Convenient In Town Home
About Dan Stringfield
This house is owned by Dan and Bernie. Dan grew up in this house and we purchased it from the estate after his parents passed. We live in San Diego, California for most of the year but get back to Waynesville as much as we can.
Dan Stringfield purchased this House in 2013
Why Dan Stringfield chose Waynesville
Dan's grandparents built this house and his mother lived 80 of her 85 years in this house. After my parents passed, I wanted to keep the house because of the family connection to the house and a desire to ultimately retire in Waynesville to this house. For me, the idea of retiring to this house is life coming full circle. There's an old saying -- a man spends the first half of his life running away from home and the second half running back to it and that's certainly true for me. Bernie grew up in a small town in upstate New York. While didn't grow up in the mountains of North Carolina, the small town atmosphere of Waynesville is a return to his roots in a way as well.
What makes this House unique
This is a large comfortable home that's in town and convenient to everything. If you're looking for a remote mountainside cabin away from it all where you have to drive 30 minutes to get to a grocery store, this isn't the place for you. But if you're looking for a comfortable, historic home in a great small town in the mountains that's a few minutes drive from everything, our home is perfect.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Perfect house for our large group
This house was just the way Dan described it. And it was a perfect fit for 9 adults, 7 of whom were on motorcycles. We loved the covered sitting area outside. It was large enough to sit around the table and still fit all the motorcycles under the canopy. Driveway was big enough to park 3 trucks with trailers and a wheelchair van and still be able to drive in and out. The house was more than large enough to accommodate all of us. We never even used the dining room. My husband is in a wheelchair and the downstairs bedroom and bathroom worked out perfect. Entering the house with the wheelchair over the threshold from the ramp into the kitchen took a little bit of maneuvering but my husband managed fine. Our group drove from Connecticut, Indiana and Florida. We all agreed we’d stay in this house again if we came back to Waynesville. And did I mention it is dog friendly?
The house is decorated beautifully and Dan has a notebook explaining the history of the house. I made several meals during the week and the house was equipped with everything I needed in the kitchen. We were very happy with our stay. Thank you Dan!
Third stay at the Richeson House
This was our 3rd stay at this lovely home. Fits our family perfectly and everyone had a great time! It is very close to shopping and restaurants though we enjoyed most of our meals on the covered patio. Children love the big flat backyard. The older ones (10-14 years old) pitched a tent & camped. We all loved the birds, fireflies & ground hog. Thanks for sharing your home.
Great house for a house Full!
There were 10 of us, 5 couples, in town for a motorcycle gathering and this property worked out perfectly. With the 5 bedrooms we all had our own private area as well as plenty of room to spread out in and visit. We loved that there was a good sized carport to park the motos under. The kitchen was stocked very well with everything needed to cook our own meals. Nice quiet neighborhood as well. We would certainly consider staying here again. The only reason it was marked down a notch on cleanliness is because the cleaning crew had failed to clean the grease pan in the grill and it made a bit of a mess on the concrete. The owner is aware and it will now be tended to by the cleaning crew on a regular basis. This house is older but has tons of personality and feels like home when you are there!
A perfect mix of old and new
Celebrating my dad's 80th birthday with our large family was so enjoyable in this house! The owner is extremely easy to contact and sincerely wants to help quickly if there are any problems. The minor problems we had were not his fault. There were a few cleaning issues but he took care of those promptly and wanted to know details to make sure it didn't happen to future guests. This home is a mix of gorgeous antiques and original features (built in 1926) and modern furniture and artwork that make an eclectic blend that is sure to have something for everyone's taste. The covered patio area and huge backyard are great for hanging out in the cool mountain air. We can't wait to come back again!! My dad is wheelchair bound after a bad fall and managed maneuvering around the house fine. He needed a little help on the ramp into the house but the interior space and handicapped-accessible bathroom were perfect for him!! Finding a large house with wheelchair-accessible access is near to impossible so book it while you can if you need those features!
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at the house. Our only issue seemed to be with taking showers; there just didn’t seem to be enough hot water. Also, there were quite a few cobwebs and dust buildup on the chandeliers. Outside of just those couple of things it was perfection. We loved the area and how close it was to different things for us to experience. The yard was amazing. I just can’t seem to say enough good things about this house. Our love for things from the past is what drew us to this property. The price was excellent. If you are looking for a great place to stay in Waynesville, North Carolina, you can’t go wrong with the Richeson House!!!! 😃�♥️
Our deepest thanks
The Harley Davidson Crew of 8
Our home has an on-demand hot water heater that should supply an endless stream of hot water, so I don't know why you all felt there wasn't sufficient hot water. There have been 4 rentals following this one and I've asked each one specifically about the hot water and none of them had any issues, so I'm not sure what happened or if you guys just like super hot water. I'm glad you loved the home regardless and still gave us a 5 star review.
Charming! (but slightly outdated)
-Very charming house. Definitely read the binder information because it speaks to much of the wall hangings, furniture, etc.
-A mix of new with old. Some bathroom sinks/showers are new and great! Some are a little old. Kitchen is outdated but functional.
-The outdoor space is lovely!
-We stayed here with 5 adults and 3 kids and it worked very well for us. We really appreciated the proximity to the wedding in Waynesville we were attending and also the day trips we took to Asheville and Brevard.