The Daily Condo 201 at 120 College Street
Asheville, North Carolina, United States 28801
If history repeats itself, then may it always be a replay of Asheville’s Gilded Age. If walls could talk, then a centenarian newsroom would have some spectacular stories to tell. And if location is everything, then The Asheville Times Building @ 120 College Street is the epicenter of all things Asheville.
Welcome to the intersection of past and present, to stories of the Gilded Age, and to the ideal home base for Asheville vacations. Welcome to The Daily Condo 201 at the Asheville Times Building.
Once home to the Asheville Times, the local afternoon newspaper and now the city’s most antique-chic address, this is IT: a 1-bedroom, 1-bath, 500 square-foot condo that breathes Asheville history, embodies the Gilded Age spirit, and incorporates all the modern amenities of the 21st century.
HIGHLIGHTS (many more details, below)
•• STAY IN THE SHADOW OF THE GILDED AGE ••
→ Asheville, built post-Industrial boom and riding so high it was almost Depression-proof, is unique among Southern cities. So, why would you stay anywhere but in the historic center? Located in the Asheville Times Building @ 120 College Street, The Daily Condo 201 represents the heart of iconic Asheville: in the shadow the Jackson Building (check out that view!), at the start of the Urban Trail arts & history tour, and with easy access to the city’s exceptional dining, nightlife, and culture. Walk Score: 86 – “Very Walkable”!
•• HISTORIC YET CONTEMPORARY DESIGN••
→ From soaring ceilings to original hardwoods, from antique doorknobs to one-of-a-kind artwork, from leather seating to century-old balustrades, the Asheville Times Building preserves the old while incorporating all the must-have new.
•• PRIVATE OUTDOOR SPACE ••
→ Outdoor space may be hard to come by in downtown, but not at The Daily @ 120 College Street! Step out onto your own 160 square-foot, private brick-walled terrace: enjoy a meal (or just a drink) at the bistro table (seats 2), check out the western views over N. Market, and drink in that sunset.
•• WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ASHEVILLE’S EARLIEST NEWS REPORTERS ••
→ There’s nothing more Asheville than living, breathing history. The paper – which changed ownership and names from The Asheville Daily Gazette, to The Gazette-News, to The Times, to The Asheville Times – witnessed the Golden Age of William Sydney Porter (pen name: O. Henry), Thomas Wolfe, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, among other Asheville art royalty. Indeed, 120 College Street is THE creatively prestigious address in Asheville.
•• MODERN AMENITIES ••
→ From a 43” Smart TV’s wall-mounted in both the living room and BR, to streaming entertainment, dimmer lights to a street intercom system, blackout shades to keyless entry, portable speaker, and stainless steel appliances, The Daily Condo 201 in the Asheville Times Building at 120 College Street has all the modern comforts you crave.
•• FAST WIFI ••
→ Go on, upload that Asheville selfie! With fast WiFi, you’re as connected as you want to be.
•• EASY PARKING ••
→ You don’t need a car at 120 College Street but if you bring one, you’ll be happy to know that parking is easy to find, in lots, parking decks, and on street.
•• LOCALLY MANAGED ••
→ Don’t underestimate the value of having an Asheville local in your back pocket! From filling you in on secret, no-signage bars, to being on-call 24/7 to help in a late-night emergency, to remote-rebooting the WiFi at a moment’s notice, our 100% local service delivers both a great experience and peace of mind.
•• PERFECT FOR GROUPS ••
→ Traveling with other families or as a group? Good news! We manage three one- and two-bedroom properties at 120 College Street, to accommodate a total of 8 guests.
***Please note that The Daily Condo 201 is on the second floor. You must climb approximately 25 stairs to reach the condo.***
☀☀☀ WELCOME ☀☀☀
Welcome to Asheville Times Building @ 120 College Street, the historic and cultural center of downtown Asheville and former home to The Asheville Times. Welcome to a historic building that still unfolds over original hardwood floors, five-panel doors, antique doorknobs, banisters, and railings.
Welcome to a home-away-from home located above the Black Mountain College Museum and Art Center and with its own private terrace. A downtown condo, just footsteps to fine restaurants and trendy nightlife, art galleries and antique shops.
Yes, it’s safe to say – this is it. You’ve found it.
Over 500 square-feet of historic space, The Daily Condo 201 offers a blend of antique and contemporary furnishings, neutral tones and bright pops of green and yellow, solid woods and airy windows, architectural touches and high design. This is everything you never knew you needed in your downtown Asheville experience.
And indeed, downtown Asheville is here, RIGHT here. Walk out your door and you’re on College Street, the historic center of Asheville and jumping-off point for art walks and ghost tours, microbrew flights and year-round festivals, fine dining and museum-hopping. You’re in the middle of it all and exactly where you want to be.
☀☀☀ LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! ☀☀☀
Walk into the shadow of history (and of the iconic Jackson Building), and you immediately feel the pull: 120 College Street is a place where old meets new, where history blends seamlessly with today – where a contemporary patina adds depth to the monuments, parks, and stories that have resided here for more than a century. Indeed, this is a kind of wanderlust (and wonder-lust) completely and uniquely ours. Welcome to Asheville!
Here, in remarkable downtown, College Street is one of the most historic-yet-hip addresses in the city – a promenade that straddles the ephemeral boundaries between old-world charm and modern style.
And 120 College Street is at the center of it all: above the Black Mountain College Museum and overlooking the Jackson Building, across from Roger McGuire Green in front of City Hall and the County Building, and Pack Square Park with a large open green space on a slope leading to the main stage, three water features including a splash fountain and original art by regional artists. There are many seating areas surrounded by native trees and shrubs. This beautiful 6.5-acre public space is an extra amenity for visitors to relax and linger. This is Asheville history, respectfully updated for the 21st century.
So, while Real Life may be about compromise – sacrifice This to get That – we believe that vacation should be a special time. This is when you get both This and That, no compromise required.
The Asheville Times Building @ 120 College Street is your no-compromise-required destination: at the intersection of past and present, in the shadow of the Jackson Building and overlooking Pack Square Park, and enveloped by the energy and charm of downtown life. The Daily Condo 201 embodies and embraces the Asheville scene – a scene that draws designers and artists, creatives and music lovers, foodies and artisanal beverage aficionados alike.
Here’s what awaits:
• Dining: Asheville is a food-and-drink dream – there’s a reason named us a Top 10 Foodie City! – and from 120 College Street, you’re just minutes to much of your must-eat list, including French Broad Chocolate Lounge, Curate, Sovereign Remedies, Twisted Laurel, Over Easy Cafe, City Bakery, Bouchon, Mela, and Rhubarb.
• Culture: There’s nothing quite like Asheville culture to put some pep in your step and some erudition in your life. Be sure to schedule stops at the Black Mountain College Museum (your downstairs neighbor!) and the Asheville Art Museum. Finally, don’t forget to checkout a show at The Orange Peel or The Grey Eagle!
• History: From the 120 College Street, you’re just minutes to many of Asheville’s historic landmarks, including the Vance Memorial, Monument Corner, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, and Asheville’s historic Flatiron Building, not to mention numerous statues, plaques, and monuments that commemorate the city’s past.
• Urban Trail Art & History Tour: Art and history lovers, walk into history on Asheville’s Urban Trail, a 1.7-mile walking tour home to 30+ stops at creative landmarks, public sculptures, dioramas, and more. It begins at Pack Place, almost at your front door! The renowned Blue Spiral 1 Gallery and Momentum Gallery are a couple of blocks away and the Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center is right downstairs.
• Festivals: From Downtown After Five (once a month, in summer) and the Lexington Avenue Arts Fest, to Drum Circle and Art in the Park, downtown Asheville and the River Arts District are ripe with arts, culture, and creative pursuits.
☀☀☀ ANTIQUE-CHIC DESIGN ☀☀☀
The Daily Condo 201 at 120 College Street is a special place. It’s probably not like anything you have at home, but it is exactly the historic-yet-contemporary feel you seek in Asheville. It is historic. It is completely renovated. It is period-perfect.
It is home. Or, a home-away-from-home, at least.
Each of the three properties, The Gazette Condo 200, The Daily Condo 201 and The News Condo 202 the Asheville Times Building at 120 College Street rises to 10-foot ceilings and blends select antiques with new pieces, modern furnishings with neutral tones, sleek lines with strategic pops of ebullient color. Architectural walls dull sound, the kitchen is fully stocked, the closets are custom, and the bathrooms are completely renovated. You’ll sleep like a baby, thanks to custom drapes and blackout shades.
This is where modern meets old world, and it couldn’t be any more Asheville. It’s the perfect complement to your historic downtown experience, complete with a 160 square-foot outdoor terrace and bistro table seating for two.
Car Not Required
Deck / Patio / Balcony
Extra Pillows and Blankets
First Aid Kit
Iron & Board
Room Darkening Shades
Rates and Availability
|Weeknight||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay||Max Stay|
|Standard Rate||$180 / night||$210 / night||$1410 / week||$3800 / month||3 nights||179 nights|
The property is perfectly located to walk everywhere and is a great condo with lots of natural light and cute terrace!! Loved it and would stay there again for sure :)
Diane, we are pleased to know that the Daily Condo met your needs and that you were able to venture easily on foot throughout Asheville. Thank you for your comments on the thoughtful design and walkability of this property. We value your input. Come back anytime!
Perfect location in the heart of downtown that allowed my wife and I to walk through out the city. The apartment itself was incredible clean and comfortable. The check in and check out process was very simple. We had conversations with Sarah prior to our check in that answered further questions. We hope to visit Asheville again and would not hesitate to stay at this property again.
You’re right! You can’t get more central than The Asheville Times Building. Thank you for your remarks which we know help potential guests looking to stay at 120 College Street. We take pleasure in making sure your stay is as relaxed as possible, and it sounds like this was a success. We look forward to welcoming you back any time!
Couldn't ask for a better getaway. This was the closest we could get to all the fun and features of asheville while still having a little breathing room. A+
Thank you for choosing Asheville Times Building at 120 College Street. You definitely can optimize a visit when staying close to everything.
We really enjoyed our accommodations! The apartment was just as described. Clean and very comfortable! We loved the patio for morning coffee and an evening cocktail! The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is the fire station one street over, it was a bit loud during the night. Of course it is the city and such a great location for walking which was well worth the trade off for us!
Hi Trish, thanks so much for the great review. So glad we could provide an accurate vision of The News Condo for you. We are grateful to be able to share the special comfort of the patio with our guests. Fire Station 1 are Asheville's emergency first responders, so while it can be a bit loud, we are exceedingly grateful for their service. So happy you were able to take advantage of the location, and thank you for understanding. Looking forward to your next visit!
This condo was so close to some great restaurants and breweries on the south slope! We really enjoyed our stay. It was incredibly clean. There was a city wide issue with the water over our weekend, and they even made sure to get bottled water to us. If you are a super light sleeper the downtown noise might bug you. Not a problem for us, and they even provided ear plugs in case. Only problem we had was parking, but that is no fault of theirs. It states in the options all the public parking options. We chose the lot next to it for easy access but parking would expire at 4 AM so I would have to wake up and renew it on my app. But aside from public parking I can’t say enough great things about the space! Very neat and well decorated condo! Perfect for a couples weekend getaway!
Thanks so much for describing the many details we enjoy providing our guests. We're happy to hear you had a great experience despite the city wide water outage from a pipe bursting! I remember the schools getting out early a couple days that week. We encourage guests to alert us in the moment for any troubleshooting during your stay so that we can your make your stay seamless. Thanks for your graciousness as things like extra water bottles are an easy fix! Yes, parking during the high season and holidays in Asheville can be a bear. Our preferred parking recommendation is the College St. Parking Garage rather than metered parking or open lots. Future travelers should take note and plan accordingly for arranging their stay. All public parking garages are indicated on Google Maps and within a couple blocks of 120 College St. It is a small walkable downtown footprint. Walk Score: 86 – “Very Walkable”. Thanks again for mentioning the decor and cleanliness-we're thrilled to host you for your couples weekend.
The unit is very comfortable with a great design. It is also very well equipped and supplied. Every room very thoughtfully designed and executed. We were given very warm weather during our stay and were able to make great use of the adjacent patio both for morning coffee and afternoon drinks. The area has a great history; check out the Ranger Station across the street for info on self-guided walking tours. The are many interesting restaurants in the immediate area. Be sure to check out the Korean restaurant next door (they have a wonderful luncheon buffet). Also, check out the Black Mountain College Museum on the building’s first floor. A very interesting gallery/museum. We had a very relaxing stay and will return next tim we’re in the area.
Thanks so much for describing the many details we enjoy providing our guests. You've hit so many hot spots and love that you experienced BMCM and the unique local art history they feature from the early 40s. We're happy to hear you had a great experience. Glad you could enjoy the patio and the layout of the carefully designed space. Come back anytime!
This rental is so close to everything. Most of Asheville is walkable from here. The place itself was super easy to find and very easy to get in and out of. The Daily condo is very comfortable and clean and well stocked with the things you need- even coffee. My only complaint is if you are a light sleeper like I am, this might not be the place for you. Since it is in the middle of downtown you can hear most of the street level noise that goes on quite late. If I had brought a white noise machine I probably would have been okay though.
Thanks for your feedback. Downtown Asheville is a vibrant city anytime of the year. We are grateful when travelers understand that when choosing to stay right in the heart of downtown, with proximity to all that Asheville has to offer, that does come with lively activity throughout the day and night. Asheville is not New York City nor is Mayberry. Guests staying downtown should expect typical sights and sounds of downtown living, and of course we can't do anything about in property's location. We feel this is what makes Asheville unique and so much fun. For our guests that are light sleepers like yourself, we provide bedside clocks that are noise machines and now we provide each guest with complimentary pair of ear plugs. We're glad the rest of experience was valued at 4 stars.
My girlfriend and I stayed for three nights and we loved this cozy and beautiful apartment! It was a great place to come back to after a long day of exploring Asheville. It is within walking distance to amazing places to eat in the heart of downtown Asheville. The apartment was well stocked (any kitchen/bathroom need you can imagine) and had great light. We really felt at home. The bathroom was clean and the kitchen spotless. The balcony was also a great place to relax and have a morning breakfast. This apartment is really a perfect place to stay, and we highly recommend it. When we come back to Asheville we will definitely be staying here again!
Thank you for being our guest! We appreciate reading your detailed comments and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Please come again!