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Eddy at Lafayette Flats - the Coolest Place to Stay in the Coolest Small Town!

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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2 Adults & 2 Children

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.

EXPERIENCE THE FLATS

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.

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

Eddy has lofty rooms and 650 square feet contemporary and comfortable of space. The fully equipped kitchen is stocked with Feistaware and gourmet coffee service. Relax after an adventurous day in the luxurious shower and then cozy up to the 42" HD LED TV before drifting off to sleep in the queen size bed covered in high quality linens.

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 restaurants and shops. Hikers, bikers, climbers and whitewater enthusiasts are minutes away from their activities as well.




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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 3
  • 650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • One queen size bed. Convertible sofa in living space.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Tiled bathroom with very large shower, including a bench and removable hand shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A collection of books about West Virginia and books by WV authors...moreless

  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Internet:

    High speed wireless internet is available to all guests....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxurious high thread count 100% cotton....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking is provided on our own lot behind the building and public parking is plentiful in the area....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Luxurious all cotton bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Full coffee service is provided in every flat at Lafayette Flats. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fiestaware!...moreless

  • Kitchen
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holidays
Nov 1 - Dec 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$155
New Year's Eve
Dec 31 - Dec 31, 2016
1 night min stay

$180
flat fee
Off Season
Feb 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$155
Week of Bridge Day
Oct 18 - Oct 22, 2017
2 night min stay
$215
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$170

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 12%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Fayetteville, WV, USA:
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. Eddy 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!

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
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.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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Photos

  • Large lofty rooms.

    Large lofty rooms.

  • Enchanting decor!

    Enchanting decor!

  • Eddy's kitchen is fully stocked with Fiestaware!

    Eddy's kitchen is fully stocked with Fiestaware!

  • The large living space and kitchen in Eddy.

    The large living space and kitchen in Eddy.

  • The couch can be converted into a full size bed.

    The couch can be converted into a full size bed.

  • Full coffee service is provided in Eddy.

    Full coffee service is provided in Eddy.

  • The enormous shower has a built-in tiled bench.

    The enormous shower has a built-in tiled bench.

  • Dreamy bedroom.

    Dreamy bedroom.

  • Eddy's bathroom is sparkly!

    Eddy's bathroom is sparkly!

  • Towels are provided in Eddy's tiled bathroom.

    Towels are provided in Eddy's tiled bathroom.

  • Lafayette Flats is located on the upper two stories of the historic Malcolm Buil

    Lafayette Flats is located on the upper two stories of the historic Malcolm Buil

  • Eddy's floor plan is spacious and well-appointed.

    Eddy's floor plan is spacious and well-appointed.

  • Eddy has been described as tranquil.

    Eddy has been described as tranquil.

  • An eddy is spot in the river that allows rafters for a respite.

    An eddy is spot in the river that allows rafters for a respite.

  • Fiestaware!

    Fiestaware!

  • Hydration!

    Hydration!

  • Sleep well on quality linens.

    Sleep well on quality linens.

  • Wireless internet is provided at Lafayette Flats.

    Wireless internet is provided at Lafayette Flats.

  • Eddy has a brand new heating and cooling system.

    Eddy has a brand new heating and cooling system.

  • Original art and modern decor in Eddy!

    Original art and modern decor in Eddy!

  • Sleep well after a fun day in the gorge.

    Sleep well after a fun day in the gorge.

  • Eddy is artsy.

    Eddy is artsy.

  • The library at Lafayette Flats is full of book about and by West Virginians.

    The library at Lafayette Flats is full of book about and by West Virginians.

  • Our building was built in 1904. originally to house the Bank of Fayette.

    Our building was built in 1904. originally to house the Bank of Fayette.

VRBO #563736

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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