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Eddy At Lafayette Flats - The Coolest Place To Stay In The Coolest Small Town!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Amy McLaughlin & Shawn Means
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 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. 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!

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

Really enjoyed staying here and appreciated the special touches and interesting art. The apartment is very comfortable and nicely decorated. We had a great time! Fayetteville is certainly a "cool" town@
Aug 2014
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Amenities

Fayetteville Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • 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
  • 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 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Tiled bathroom with very large shower, including a bench and removable hand shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One queen size bed. Convertible sofa in living space.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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.

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Eddy At Lafayette Flats - The Coolest Place To Stay In The Coolest Small Town!
average rating of 4.969697 based on 38 reviews
Tipp City, Ohio
5

A fabulous 4 night stay at the Eddy

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful place to stay in a beautiful part of the country. Numerous personal touches made the experience exceptional. The renovations to a historic building were quite impressive and quite comfortable. Thanks to both of you for making your place so inviting and pleasant. My wife and I can hardly wait to come back and stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quaint accomodations in a quaint town ❤️

  • 5 of 5

The Flat was beautiful and clean. It was spacious with plenty of seating and accomodations for 4 even though there were only 2 of us. The full size kitchen is a bonus as we cooked a full meal twice - it could use measuring tools and a few other cooking utensil basics but overall not a deterrant!! There was an errant barking dog in the neighborhood but the local businesses are wonderful - especially the lawyer downstairs. Walking distance to everything! The cleaning staff is courteous and the owner's response time is Phenomenal!! The best I've ever experienced theough Homeaway or VRBO! Fayetteville was a great place to land for a weekend!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cutest, unique rental!

  • 5 of 5

Ahh, what to say about LaFayette Flats besides best decision ever! This flat was perfect! The Eddy was emaculanty clean and the decor was phenomenal. We loved all the small touches of art everywhere and the somewhat hidden items such as the gnome and the fairy door. The towels and linens where great and the coloring books in the room where a plus for my kids. I would say my favorite feature with the flat was the building library. For a book nerd like me, this rocked! We rented the Eddy for a weekend elopement and it was absolutely perfect. I'm hoping this will be a new anniversary tradition

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location in the middle of town; walking distance from several restaurants!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the locations near all the rafting companies and close to local restaurants. The Eddy flat is the perfect size and we loved feeling like we were at home instead of in a hotel room. We would definitely return next time we are in this area.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing

  • 5 of 5

The Flats are amazing! Exactly as pictured. We stayed here for a quick white water rafting trip. My family of 4 loved it. It was close to a lot of things to do. Beautiful place and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay and in a wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in the Eddy at Lafayette Flats. The flat was very clean and looks exactly as pictured. The location cannot be beat, you can walk right out the door and reach great shopping and restaurants downtown and it's also within 10-15 minutes driving distance to many rafting trips.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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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
5 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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Taxes and fees are additional

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.