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Downtown Asheville's Historic Biltmore Village; Griffin's Lair

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our Perfect Stay
"We went for a small romantic getaway without the kids and ended up with big unforgettable memories. The accommodations were positively meticulous, and every last detail was perfectly laid out in the user's manual. We felt safe, entertained, and comfortable all at once. I watched the sunrise over the Cathedral while journaling, and we enjoyed our wine out in the rooftop courtyard after a wonderful day at the Biltmore. We will definitely stay again. The only complaint we have is that our standards are now set so high because of Griffin's Lair and Asheville in general. The people, the property, and the experience were better than we could've imagined."

Location:
Cozy, sophisticated, and conveniently located, this historic apartment is in the Biltmore Village Historic District. Built in 1895 and designed by R.S. Smith, the supervising architect for The Biltmore House, Griffin's Lair is located on an upper terrace bordered on the West by the 8,000 acre Biltmore Estate grounds.

Views from the private terrace overlook Biltmore Village, The Cathedral of All Souls, designed by Richard Morris Hunt and peek a boo view of Grandfather Mountain.
Griffin's Lair is located next door to Ruth's Chris steakhouse and is just 3 doors away from Starbucks cafe and the entrance to the Biltmore Estate, North Carolina's most popular tourist attraction. Bring your bicycles to explore the estate after touring the largest French Revival Castle in the U.S.

Griffin's Lair is located upstairs above Biltmore Lamp and Shade and next door to the Gardener's Cottage, Mountain Oak Realty and Atlantic Bay Mortgage which are also located in the same complex.

Accommodations:
(Sleeps 4-5) Historic Cottage 1-bedroom Apartment 810 sq ft, 1 bath
Occupancy Summary / Sleeps in beds: 5 Max. Occupancy: 5

Description:
The apartment has been fully restored and enhanced by owner Robert S. Griffin, AIA of Griffin Architects PA . Griffin and his partner Ron Clemmer moved the cottage to its current location 30 years ago to save it from demolition. Griffin personally petitioned The City of Asheville to create the Biltmore Village Historic District, was Co-chairman of the Biltmore Village Historic museum (which raised private funds to restore and add brick sidewalks and historic street lights to the village), and authored the Biltmore Village development plan for the city of Asheville Historic Resources Commission and The State of NC Department of Archives and History. For more information and pictures about this historic cottage, please click here to read a recent article from Carolina Home + Garden.


Griffin's Lair located in Historic Biltmore Village is in the perfect location for guests, moments to downtown, 15 minutes by car from Asheville's Regional Airport and within a few minutes walking distance from bus stops and all of Biltmore Village's attractions.

One king bedded comfortable and private bedroom complete with black out curtains, custom lighting and a 40" LED smart tv. A queen sleeper sofa with custom air mattress a 50" LED smart tv and a twin day bed with a view of The Cathedral of All Souls. All sleeping areas are equipped with blackout shades or curtains. Serenity and a peaceful stay at Griffin's Lair is assured by the recent installment of sound deadening glass panels on all windows.

The apartment features numerous works of art from local artists such as Ann Vasilik, Bee Sieburg, Wendy Whitson, Lisa Oberreuter, Scott Lowrey, Lucy DeLaugerburg Wallace, and more. These works of art include paintings, prints, and Appalachian pottery. Stay here to enjoy an interior of local artistic flair.

Other specially shopping experiences in Biltmore Village include The New Morning Gallery, The Grand Bohemian Gallery, Southern Highland Craft Gallery and Dwellings. Restaurants within walking distance include Starbucks, The Red Stag Grille, Rezazs Restaurant, Ruth's Chris, The Corner Kitchen, Figs, and the Well Bred Bakery and Cafe. Nearby Katuah Market offers the finest local and natural foods, charcuterie meats and delicious prepared foods for takeout.

Apparel shopping within the Village includes Bellagio, Lilly Pulitzer, Ann Taylor, Chicos,
Joseph A. Banks and much more! Biltmore village offers shops featuring antiques, books, art, children's apparel, home accents and furniture, jewelry, nature and outdoors, and speciality gift items.

Come Stay in the one of George Vanderbilt's original Cottages restored and furnished by Robert S. Griffin, Asheville's Noted Architect and Interior Designer. Regrettably the quality, location and luxurious furnishings of this unique property are not child or pet friendly. Access to the adjoining rooftops is not allowed, yet possible, so care must be given to monitor & supervise children, as is direct proximity to 8,000 acres of wilderness of the Biltmore Estate, creating hazards for the unsupervised child.

The entrance to the historic Biltmore Estate, Asheville's most popular tourist attraction is just outside your door and literally bordering the massive estate. Bring your bicycles to explore the grounds, or have a picnic after touring the Vanderbilt family's picturesque estate.

Set right in the heart of Biltmore Village, Griffin's Lair affords all the highlights of downtown Asheville within minutes of your front door. Fine dining like Corner Kitchen & Ruth's Chris Steakhouse is just a few steps away for an evening out on the town without the hassles of parking, traffic, or being unable to enjoy a cocktail (or two) with dinner. Awaken to fresh mountain air and take a leisurely stroll down to Starbucks or Well Bred Bakery for the New York Times, Asheville Citizen Times, or just to relax and watch the passersby.

You deserve to vacation where you can relax, unwind, & be absolutely spoiled! Griffin's Lair is that vacation of indulgence.

Bedroom/Bath Layout:
1 king bedroom, 1 queen luxury sleeper sofa with integral air mattress, 1 twin daybed. Microfiber sheets and both feather and foam pillows provided for all beds.
1 Full bath, with tub/shower with Garden View
Occupancy Summary / Sleeps in beds: 5 Max. Occupancy: 5
(PLEASE NOTE: Yonder provides linens for all beds; other occupancy will require guests providing their own linens.)

Kitchen & Dining:
Refrigerator, range, microwave, dishwasher, dishes and utensils, art pottery place settings for 6, dinning area seats 6, coffee maker, toaster and a magic bullet blender.

Additional Features:
Dedicated parking for 2 cars
WiFi
Cable/Direct TV/Satellite
50" diagonal smart TV on lift
DVD/CD Player
DVD Library
Sound System - Will Accept MP3 And iPod Hookups
Expansive porch/deck & private outdoor patio & gardens
Dining Table
Air Conditioning
Washer/Dryer
Linens provided
Ironing Board
Hair Dryer
Free long distance phone calls
Full access to "Tick Tock Concierge"

Additional Rate And Fees information:
*3 night minimum required for all holidays & special events
2 night minimum stay if a Saturday night is one of the nights
*3 night minimum stay if a Saturday is one of the nights.

Holidays require a 3-night minimum and have a $350/night rental rate.
These observed holidays and occasions are subject to holiday rates: New Years, MLK, Valentines, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas

PETS: Many of our guests have allergies so we have maintained a pet-free environment so they can enjoy their vacation without the potential of an allergic reaction. If you have a pet we can recommend some alternatives nearby.

$95 cleaning fee
3.15% Processing Fee
Current local tax rate 13%
$1,000 Refundable Security Deposit

Please review our payment & cancelation policies, along with information about vacation rental insurance at the following link:
http://www.yondernc.com/yonder-payment-cancellation-policy/

Military Discount
We have tremendous respect and gratitude for former and present military personnel. Yonder would like to offer a 10% discount on this home with no restrictions. The only thing we ask is that you present identification in the form of an "CAC" card or a "DD Form 2" card (Blue & Green). Please type in "herodiscount" into the promo code text box when booking.

To reiterate, we do not provide "renters travel insurance" but encourage our guests to look at this option via three (3) industry respected sources. Vacation travel insurance is just a good idea in general to protect your travel plans and investment.

Below are the three (3) reference links:
http://www.travelguard.com/vacationrental/
http://www.vacationrentalinsurance.com/
http://www.rentaltravelinsurance.com/
(We are not affiliated with, nor do we endorse any of these companies, rather they have been suggested vendors from VRBO, HomeAway & other respected agencies.)​

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Manager

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is: Within an hour
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Single King bedroom with closets, big screen TV, directional...moreless

  • Single King bedroom with closets, big screen TV, directional reading lamps; Sleeping area includes 1 Queen luxury sleeper sofa with integral air mattress,1 twin daybed outside the Master...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • This luxurious gem is perfect for a couples Asheville get-a-way! Come enjoy all that Asheville has to offer, all within walking distance. You are also .1 miles from the bus stop with local service all around Asheville, and a direct line to the airport as well. This newly renovated and updated cottage affords a relaxing atmosphere to return home to after a long day of enjoying all that Asheville and the Blue Ridge have to offer. Come enjoy Asheville in the Historic Griffin's Lair!!...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in: $
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Non-Peak Season
Dec 1 - Dec 21, 2016
2 night min stay
$250 $250
$1,500 $5,000
Holiday
Dec 22 - Dec 29, 2016
3 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,225 $5,000
Holiday
Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,225 $5,000
Non-Peak Season
Jan 3 - Jan 11, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $250
$1,500 $5,000
Holiday
Jan 12 - Jan 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,225 $5,000
Non-Peak Season
Jan 17 - Feb 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $250
$1,500 $5,000
Holiday
Feb 10 - Feb 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,225 $5,000
Non-Peak Season
Feb 16 - Mar 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $250
$1,500 $5,000
High Season
Mar 10 - Apr 13, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $250
$1,500 $5,000
Holiday
Apr 14 - Apr 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,225 $5,000
High Season
Apr 17 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $250
$1,500 $5,000
Holiday
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,225 $5,000
High Season
May 30 - Jun 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $250
$1,500 $5,000
Holiday
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,225 $5,000
High Season
Jul 5 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $250
$1,500 $5,000
Holiday
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,225 $5,000
Peak Season
Sep 5 - Nov 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,225 $5,000
Holiday
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,225 $5,000
Peak Season
Nov 27 - Nov 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,225 $5,000
Non-Peak Season
Dec 1 - Dec 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $250
$1,500 $5,000
Holiday
Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,225 $5,000
Holiday
Dec 28 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,225 $5,000
Non-Peak Season
Jan 3 - Jan 11, 2018
2 night min stay
$250 $250
$1,500 $5,000
Holiday
Jan 12 - Jan 15, 2018
3 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,225 $5,000
Non-Peak Season
Jan 16 - Feb 8, 2018
2 night min stay
$250 $250
$1,500 $5,000
Holiday
Feb 9 - Feb 18, 2018
3 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,225 $5,000
Non-Peak Season
Feb 19 - Mar 8, 2018
2 night min stay
$250 $250
$1,500 $5,000
High Season
Mar 9 - Mar 29, 2018
2 night min stay
$250 $250
$1,500 $5,000
Holiday
Mar 30 - Apr 2, 2018
3 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,225 $5,000
High Season
Apr 3 - May 24, 2018
2 night min stay
$250 $250
$1,500 $5,000
Holiday
May 25 - May 28, 2018
3 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,225 $5,000
High Season
May 29 - Jun 29, 2018
2 night min stay
$250 $250
$1,500 $5,000
Holiday
Jun 30 - Jul 8, 2018
3 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,225 $5,000
High Season
Jul 9 - Aug 30, 2018
2 night min stay
$250 $250
$1,500 $5,000
Holiday
Aug 31 - Sep 3, 2018
3 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,225 $5,000
Peak Season
Sep 4 - Nov 20, 2018
2 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,225 $5,000
Holiday
Nov 21 - Nov 24, 2018
3 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,225 $5,000
Peak Season
Nov 25 - Nov 30, 2018
2 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,225 $5,000
Non-Peak Season
Dec 1 - Dec 20, 2018
2 night min stay
$250 $250
$1,500 $5,000
Holiday
Dec 21 - Dec 28, 2018
3 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,225 $5,000
Holiday
Dec 29 - Jan 2, 2019
3 night min stay
$350 $350
$2,225 $5,000
Non-Peak Season
Jan 3 - Mar 7, 2019
2 night min stay
$250 $250
$1,500 $5,000

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Location

12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville Regional Airport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Catawba Brewing
Biltmore Village, Asheville, NC, USA
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Biltmore Forest CC
140 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrack; Charlotte, NC
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-40
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Wolfe Laurel Resort
280 Miles
Nearest Beach
Charleston, SC

Car: Not Necessary

The Biltmore Estate is just around the corner, since you are located right in the heart of Biltmore Village. Shopping, restaurants, bars, micro-breweries, and other local events are right outside your doorstep. You can walk to almost everything, and even downtown. Asheville Tourists games in the Summer time, Asheville micro-brewery tours, the Wicked Weed, Pisgah Brewing, Highland Brewing, The Wedge, and many others are just a short distance. Dine at The Corner Kitchen, which is frequented by President Obama whenever he comes to town, and is one of his favorites, along with 12-Bones bbq, which is only a short distance from the house in the River Arts District.

 

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Yonder

About: Yonder info@yondernc.com

Why Biltmore Village, Asheville, NC, USA:
This Property has a very unique location and luxury amenities. The interior furnishings are professionally designed and decorated. Architectural LED lighting and local art enhance the well appointed apartment. A Large private patio backs up to the 8,000 acre Biltmore Estate Property and has great views looking over Biltmore Village and The Richard Morris Hunt Cathedral of All Souls. It is conveniently located near over a half dozen quality restaurants and many specialty shopping stores.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Unique Benefits are 2 designated parking places, the patio is in the shade by 2:30 in the afternoon and is cool in the summer, The 50' flat screen in the great room area is controlled by an easy to use Harmony remote as is the 40' flatscreen in the bedroom. Interior laminate glass magnetic storm panels contribute to soundproofing and temperature management. The King size bed in the bedroom floats with night lights under and is controlled by switches on both sides of the bed. There are convenience outlets designed into the headboard and daybed for electronic devices. The sleeper sofa has a luxury air mattress that automatically inflates and deflates with th touch of a button.


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Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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Photos

  • Griffin's Lair: Exquisite Luxury

    Griffin's Lair: Exquisite Luxury

  • Great Rm & Dining for up to 6

    Great Rm & Dining for up to 6

  • Griffin's Lair; opulent decor!

    Griffin's Lair; opulent decor!

  • Views of the historic All Souls Cathedral.

    Views of the historic All Souls Cathedral.

  • Full bathroom includes a tub for luxuriating, and garden views.

    Full bathroom includes a tub for luxuriating, and garden views.

  • Great Rm/Dining with the TV hidden in the cabinet.  Evening views of the Village

    Great Rm/Dining with the TV hidden in the cabinet. Evening views of the Village

  • King bedroom with reading lamps & Flatscreen TV

    King bedroom with reading lamps & Flatscreen TV

  • Bedroom with blackout curtains fully drawn & flatscreen TV

    Bedroom with blackout curtains fully drawn & flatscreen TV

  • Fully outfitted and appointed Kitchen.

    Fully outfitted and appointed Kitchen.

  • Fully Appointed kitchen

    Fully Appointed kitchen

  • Daybed with views of historic Biltmore Village.

    Daybed with views of historic Biltmore Village.

  • Great Rm with TV in the raised/viewing position.

    Great Rm with TV in the raised/viewing position.

  • Come relax and enjoy Griffin's Lair.

    Come relax and enjoy Griffin's Lair.

  • Outdoor patio views extend all the way to Mount Mitchell.

    Outdoor patio views extend all the way to Mount Mitchell.

  • Finely appointed King Master

    Finely appointed King Master

  • Luxurious King Bedroom

    Luxurious King Bedroom

  • More inside long range mountain views to Mount Mitchell

    More inside long range mountain views to Mount Mitchell

  • Griffin's Lair; Asheville's Premier Luxury Rental

    Griffin's Lair; Asheville's Premier Luxury Rental

  • Expansive, private, outdoor patio area with room to relax & entertain

    Expansive, private, outdoor patio area with room to relax & entertain

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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