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Downtown Asheville's Historic Biltmore Village; Griffin's Lair, shopping, walk.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cozy & sophisticated; this 1-bedroom Biltmore apartment is pure LUXURY.

~ No Cleaning Fees ~

Book 4 nights or more and we will waive* the cleaning fees through 2017! Please inquire for details prior to booking.

* Holidays, existing reservations and other discounts are not applicable

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.

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

3.45% processing fee

Current local tax rate 13%

$1,000 Refundable Security Deposit

Early Check In and/or Late Check Out may be possible, depending on cleaning schedules and other reservations. If it is possible, there may be an additional fee that would be determined based on the time that you wish to check in or out and the seasonal rates.

Military Discount

We have tremendous respect and gratitude for former and present military personnel. Yonder would like to offer a 5% discount on this home. Some restrictions apply, not valid with any other offers. 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 inquire for details.

Please inquire for details regarding payment, the cancellation policy, and trip insurance.

More Details

Property Manager
Yonder
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Yonder

Yonder

Luxury Vacation Rentals

info@yondernc.com

(888) 699-2987

Why Yonder chose Asheville

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Amenities

Biltmore Village Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
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
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Single King bedroom with closets, big screen TV, directional
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
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!!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Downtown Asheville's Historic Biltmore Village; Griffin's Lair, shopping, walk.
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews
Knoxville, TN
5

Our Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome location and even better place.

  • 5 of 5

Griffin's Lair was absolutely perfect for our stay in Asheville. Great amentities and the condo was very nice. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5 star review! We're glad that this property was a good fit for you! Would love to host you again in the future.
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5

Luxury and convenience

  • 5 of 5

This is definitely the place to stay to have an authentic Biltmore-esque Asheville experience. Private yet right in the heart of everything. Walk to shops, coffee, exquisite restaurants, etc. The private garden is like something out of a dream. All finishes and decor are perfection. Can you tell I LOVED it?! I would definitely recommend this property. And I plan to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Will book this location again! (hopefully soon!)

  • 5 of 5

This was such a nice place to stay. The location was perfect for Biltmore Village area. The unit is beautiful, had everything we needed for 4 days. Plenty of sleeping room for our family of 4, very clean. One bathroom worked out fine. Nice finishes everywhere, nicely decorated - feel like you are staying in Biltmore. Daughter LOVED the daybed area. The sheets, pillows, towels, were amazing. Better than most upscale hotels we have stayed in. Can't wait to go back, great deal for this unit.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely, comfortable And terrific location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Location was perfect. Wouldn't want to stay anywhere else in Asheville....well, unless the Biltmore Estate invited us in for a few nights 😄

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location and wll appointed condo

  • 4 of 5

Overall a comfortable unit. The bathroom was very small, but there was lots of room outside the bathroom. The condo was a hike up the hill, but the instructions were great.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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