About the property
- Apartment500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Lots of Style
EXPERIENCE A RESTORATION
Lafayette Flats comprises four apartment style vacation rentals. The unique lofts are 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 detail and charm.
Flat #2, Corten is located on the second floor. You will travel up one large art-filled stairwells to reach your beautiful flat.
ENJOY LUXURIOUS ATTENTION TO DETAIL
Corten is a modern spacious apartment with unique design elements and original local art. The fully equipped kitchen is stocked with Fiestaware and gourmet coffee service. Relax after an adventurous day in the luxurious tiled 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. You will find William Roam toiletries for your convenience.
MAKE THE MOST OF THE IDEAL LOCATION
Located in the heart of Fayetteville's historic district, Lafayette Flats is an easy stroll from the delicious locally owned restaurants and charming shops that make up one of America's coolest small towns. Additionally, hikers, bikers, climbers and whitewater enthusiasts are minutes away from their activities in the New River Gorge.
Amy McLaughlin & Shawn Means
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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. Five 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 Fayetteville
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. Corten is one of four flats in the building. 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. 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Enjoyed our two nights here for our anniversary a lot!! Definitely recommend, so nice to walk to eat and explore the little town. Spent our days exploring some trails at Babcock and seeing the view at new river gorge bridge! Plan on coming back with a group so can explore more. Very clean and comfortable here. Can’t wait to come back!
The location was great! The apartment was fabulous! and the attention to detail was amazing!
I would recommend this to everyone that wants to enjoy all that Fayetteville has to offer. Walking distance to all eateries, and a short drive to all possibilities outdoor!
Thank you Shawn and Amy for letting us enjoy your piece of paradise!
We are a small business that gets together quarterly for a business work retreat. We chose Lafayette Flats as a quiet, inspiring location for our 2018 kick off retreat. Absolutely phenomenal! The space is immaculate and so incredibly curated. With every turn, you find something new to marvel and appreciate. The details are impeccable and the owners have done a fabulous job creating these spaces. Parking was great, access was easy, and the place felt safe and secure for a couple of gals working the night away! We were within walking distance to great restaurants and quiet coffee shops, and we loved taking advantage of a few things Fayetteville has to offer. We will absolutely be booking a return visit to Lafayette Flats and spreading the word with our friends and family (although we would love to make this hideaway our best kept secret!). Clean, tidy, fully stocked and absolutely perfect. Thank you, Amy and Shawn!
Great place to stay
I travel a good bit and stay in a lot of different places. Lafayette is one of the best places I have ever stayed. Definitely recommend it.
This flat was perfect. It was quiet and peaceful. It was immaculate (clean like the person cleaning loves the place). We didn't cook because it was fun for us to be able to have a leisurely stroll to nearby restaurants. We loved the bells ringing in town and the friendliness. We stepped across the street to start Christmas shopping for our outdoorsy folks. We LOVED Secret Sandwich Society, Pies and Pints and Cathedral Cafe!
I honestly loved the flat and being there more than going out. The shower is amazing. It's pretty but it also is big, has plenty of hot water and water pressure. The bathroom was well stocked with really nice towels and toiletries. We are hoping to find them online and purchase some for home.
The bedroom was gorgeous. As with all of the flat the wooden blinds blocked out light for napping in the sumptuous linens.
We watched the WVU game and had snacks in the open area. The wifi worked great. We really only used the tv for the game but it worked fine.
The chaise with pillows and throws made for a cozy, inviting evening. The whole place was unique including Fiesta ware, original art and books about WV. I wish I could create the cozy/opulent feel in my house!
We are already planning to return!
PS there were no towels to wash or beds to make/strip in this VRBO. I sincerely appreciate that level of caring! We cannot wait to come for our next visit!
Great location, very clean and well stocked - no issues at all. Will definitely look to stay again the next time we are in the area.
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.