A three story Victorian home--- Looking for the perfect vacation in a real Victorian home within walking distance of downtown Asheville? The Grand Old Lady was built in 1889-1890 even before the Biltmore House. .She faces east, with a breath taking view of the mountains .. The grand entrance is by the huge granite steps, that leads you to an unbelievable front porch, with a gazebo and rest for the weary. An awesome porch swing and comfortable lounging chairs to relax in, after a day of sightseeing or to just relax with a cool drink and a good book. There is usually a cool breeze blowing to make you comfortable, the other side of the front porch is also furnished with comfortable rocking chair and lounging furniture, beside the porte cochere, where the beautifully dressed ladies stepped onto the porch from the coaches in 1890.
Large double doors take you into the foyer and a comfortable sitting room. The "Parlor" has an inviting atmosphere with some antiques , featuring an 1859 Grand Piano and an antique sofa from the Biltmore House. The " McCanless Library " invites you to read a good book or watch television for a while. The "Grand Dining Room "is inviting with a large oak table and chairs , that accommodates six people, furnished with china cabinets and a tiger oak buffet. The " Butlers Pantry " adjoins the dining room and has a serving window, where the butlers received the food from the kitchen to serve to the guests. The kitchen , sometimes called the " Scullery" is well furnished with pots, pans, dishes, etc. to make it possible to cook a wonderful meal.
The grand stairs await you to take you up stairs. There is " Grandmother Cora's Suite ," furnished with an antique full bed and a private bath, with an antique claw foot tub of your own to soak in.
Another bedroom furnished with a queen bed overlooks the front of the house. A black and white bathroom is also on this floor, featuring another antique clawfoot tub and a shower, original to the house.
The third floor has three bedrooms and the " Scarlett Princess Bathroom". It is decorated in red and has a red clawfoot tub to relax in. The " Treehouse Room" is furnished with antiques with a full size bed and is nestled in the trees. The " Lighthouse Room " is furnished with a king size bed, tv and other interesting furniture. it overlooks the front of the house.
The " Southern Comfort Room " is on the south side and is very comfortably furnished also with antiques and a White Star Lines trunk.
This house is very relaxing and takes you back to the time of the Victorian Age.