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Downtown Asheville is the Gem of the Blue Ridge Mountains



"This Jazz Age gem of a city appears like a mirage out of the mists of the Blue Ridge Mountains"
- Excerpt from Lonely Planet Highlights


Downtown Asheville is indeed a beautiful, vibrant gem. The city is filled with music, art, nightlife, and excitement and creativity abounds. Any sunny day of the week, street corners are busker stages with amazing local musicians and there are many amazing music venues including the Orange Peel and the Asheville Music Hall. The Downtown area is filled with many art galleries. Nearby, the River Arts District gives visitors the opportunity to get into and explore artists’ studios. Perhaps you're interested in a different kind of craft. Asheville is a craft beer lover's delight! The Asheville area has over 20 breweries - more per capita than anywhere else in the U.S. Architecturally, Asheville is also outstanding. The city has the second greatest number of Art Deco buildings in the south (second only to Miami). Touted as a "museum without walls”, the  Urban Trail is a great way to explore the history and architecture of downtown.


Sallie LeeThe Montford District is a beautiful neighborhood filled with homes built within the late 1800s and early 1900s and is just steps from downtown Asheville. It is conveniently located within 5 walking minutes from downtown and feels eras away. Sallie Lee Cottage is a 2-bedroom, 1-bath that is believed to have been built in 1883. and is one of the oldest homes in Asheville - first showing up on a map in 1886. Sallie Lee is the recipient of both the Carraway Award of Merit from Preservation North Carolina and a Griffin Award from the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County. It is a absolutely, wonderful example of the Victorian Stick Style architecture. Innovative for it's time, Stick Style focus on woodwork, specifically stick work, most importantly the exterior displays of lines and ornate grids and angles.


Another wonderful property in the Montford area is Little Acorn. This one-bedroom, second-story apartment is a new Studio Lexconstruction but it maintains the neighborhood charm with weathered wood and vaulted ceilings. It has a wonderfully warm, welcoming feel. While there are endless possibilities for dining out, Little Acorn has a stupendous fully-equipped kitchen with stainless appliances for creating a home-cooked meal and the Little Acorn deck is the perfect place to serve up breakfast and plan for a day of Asheville adventures.


Couples who want to be in the center of it all, find absolute urban perfection at Studio Lex. It is conveniently located in the center of downtown - close to all the nightlife, shops, and restaurants downtown. This fantastic loft is on the top floor of a three-story building from the 1930s. It has great city views, skylights, and a wonderful modern feel. It is the place to be to be close to it all.


Ellington LoftFor larger travel parties, Ellington Loft is where it's at! Located on the penthouse level of the historic S&W Building, this 3-bedroom, 3-bath condo is the ultimate in location and luxury. The S&W is a beautiful example of Art Deco, designed by Douglas Ellington and built in 1928.  Exquisite furnishings, outstanding views, and superb attention to detail make every moment a special one at Ellington Loft. The outdoor space has stunning views of the mountains and the cityscape. The bedrooms are tastefully appointed and the kitchen is modern and fully-equipped. This loft has plenty of room to stretch out and take in all of the greatness of Asheville.


Give Carolina Mornings a call and reserve one of these great properties in downtown Asheville and experience the heart and soul of Blue Ridge Mountains’ gem.