The Gazette Condo 200 at 120 College Street
Asheville, North Carolina, United States 28801
Step into in the shadow of history, follow in the steps of the greats, and meet us at the intersection of the Gilded Age and present day. Welcome The Gazette Condo 200 at 120 College Street in The Asheville Times Building.
By any stick and by every measure, this is Asheville’s most esteemed address. This is where creativity marks prestige and walls do talk. This is the focal point of creative energies and historic importance, artistic wanderings and entertainment prowess. This is the former headquarters of the local newspaper 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.
This is your home base in Asheville’s creative epicenter and the heart of downtown. The Gazette Condo 200 @ 120 College Street is a 1,400 square-foot, 2-bedroom/2.5 bath condo where history lives and modern style reigns.
Welcome to a two-story retreat – a rarity in downtown! – as uniquely Asheville as it is unique to Asheville.
•• 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 Asheville Times Building@ 120 College Street, The Gazette Condo 200 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 Gazette Condo 200 at 120 College Street preserves the old while incorporating all the must-have new.
•• Downstairs Living & Upstairs Sleeping ••
→ Two-story residences are hard to find in Asheville, but not at 120 College Street! The Gazette Condo 200 offers glorious separation between the lower-level living/dining/half-bath area and the upper-level sleeping space (two bedrooms). Now, the kids can sleep while you stay up late to toast your Asheville travels.
•• One-of-a-kind Views of Iconic Asheville ••
→ There’s no view more iconic than yours at The Gazette Condo 200: From on high, your vista overlooks the historic Jackson Building, sweeps over Pack Square, and reaches to City Hall. Be sure to look right, where The Biltmore Building (designed in 1978-80 by internationally renowned architect I. M. Pei) reflects the Jackson. Oh, the photos you’ll take and the memories you’ll record.
•• Modern Amenities ••
→ From a 50” Smart TV wall-mounted in the living room and 43" Smart TV's upstairs in both bedrooms, to streaming entertainment, dimmer lights to a street intercom system, blackout shades to keyless entry, portable speaker, and stainless steel appliances, The Gazette Condo 200 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 condos at the 120 College Street: The Gazette 200 (2BR), The Daily 201 (1BR), and The News 202 (1BR), with a total of 4 bedrooms to accommodate 8 guests.
***Please note that The Gazette Condo 200 is on the second & third floors. You must climb approximately 25 stairs to reach the condo. The condo itself is two levels.***
☀☀☀ Welcome ☀☀☀
Welcome to the Asheville Times Building @ 120 College Street, the historic and cultural center of downtown Asheville and former home to the city’s first newspaper. 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 above a museum and a multi-level amazing view overlooking Pack Square Park. A downtown condo, 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 1,400 square-feet of historic space, The Gazette Condo 200 offers a blend of antique and contemporary furnishings, neutral tones and bright pops of color, 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 Gazette Condo 200 in 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 Pack Square Park, and enveloped by the energy and charm of downtown life. It 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 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 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.
Car Not Required
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Dishes & Utensils
Extra Pillows and Blankets
First Aid Kit
Iron & Board
Lock on Bedroom Door
Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Paid Parking on Premises
Room Darkening Shades
short term rental
Rates and Availability
|Weeknight||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay||Max Stay|
|Standard Rate||$225 / night||$285 / night||$1470 / week||$6500 / month||3 nights||180 nights|
What a great experience and perfect in-town location!! Don’t let the noise complaints scare you away, as it in located in the heart of Asheville. Everything was very updated and clean.
Jennifer, we agree that urban sights and sounds are a small price to pay for being able to stay in the heart of downtown. It's all part of the experience, we're so happy you enjoyed your trip. Thanks for the five stars.
Great location, gorgeous property. It was perfect for our family trip!
It is lovely to hear that The Gazette condo served you well as a haven for you and your family. We appreciate your comments on the location and design of the condo, which we know are helpful to potential guests looking to stay at 120 College Street. Thank you for being a great guest, we look forward to welcoming you back to Asheville any time.
There is a dance club adjacent to this property that pumped dance music from 9PM-2AM on the Friday and Saturday nights I spent here. It could be clearly heard in the condo which made it impossible to sleep. The ear plugs that management provided did nothing to block the bass. I looked on line and it appears that this dance club operates Thurs - Sat from 9PM-2AM, which makes sense because the Sunday night we spent was fine. I asked the property manager about street noise before our stay and she mentioned nothing about this. If you don't plan on gong to bed before 2AM Thurs - Sat this place is fine.
Bowen, we are saddened this was your experience staying at The Gazette Condo at 120 College Street. As per your message sent on November 6th, asking about the noise level at the property, we responded with: “This is downtown location so you will hear typical sights and sounds of urban life. We provide guests earplugs and the alarm clocks do have noise cancellation options. In this unit the bedrooms are on the second floor , and the other two units do not have a second floor, so there are no adjoining walls to other units on the second floor.” You chose to proceed with the reservation, and did not ask any follow up questions after receiving our response. Street noise is inevitable in a downtown location, and it is on a slow moving street, not a highway. We are unable to control the goings on of our downtown neighbors, so visitors must accept that on certain nights and locations all over the city can be noisy, however this is very subjective and dependent on one’s sensitivity to noise. The property is clearly described as located in the heart of downtown, so one should assume that there is hardly a silent moment throughout the day. Part of downtown Asheville’s attraction is its liveliness. It seemed you disregarded our comments and perhaps downplayed the description of the central location a little over two weeks prior to your visit date. It is unfortunate you continued with choosing this property, despite knowing these things and rated your experience on aspects we have no control over. A property in the country may have fit your needs for a quiet sanctuary , but perhaps you and your buddy’s wouldn’t have enjoyed walking to dinner and having drinks footsteps away from the condo. We answered your prior questions though they are very subjective. We have a map available on the listing which would indicate there is a park across the street, several municipal buildings, restaurants, hotels and shops. Trying to understand any aspects about a rental property can be done through a quick google search. It’s unfortunate your dissatisfaction led to reviewing with two stars in addition to carelessly damaging several towels and using the shower to remove layers and layers of mud from your sports event.
This condo is an amazing location, walkable to everything downtown. The condo itself is very nicely furnished and has everything you need! The only downside would be if you’re a light sleeper - there is a lot of outside noise (the hosts thoughtfully provide ear plugs, though!) and there is some ambient light from the streetlights even with the shades down. The upsides of the property itself and the spectacular location far outweighed any issues though, and I would absolutely choose to stay at the condo again the next time I’m visiting.
Thanks for sharing such a glowing review of your experience at The Gazette and in downtown Asheville. We look forward to the opportunity of hosting you again.
Would not recommend this property. The street noise, the bar next door and the sirens from the fire trucks throughout the night make for a sleepless night. The earplugs on the nightstand should have been our first clue. And, the beds are extremely uncomfortable. While we enjoyed Asheville as we always, this was the first time we had a terrible experience with lodging.
Sounds like you were expecting something else in the location of place described as " a heart of downtown" . Or perhaps you felt we were deserving of just one star, because we did not concede to refunding the night you did stay, due to your late arrival. That is too bad, because we both mutually agreed on the terms of the agreement, which states no refunds due to changes in arrival or departure. When booking the property, these terms are stated in our rental agreement, in addition to a recommendation that travelers purchase travel insurance to cover unexpected changes like these. There are three hotels within a block of the fire station you mention and the location of the Asheville Times Building at 120 College Street, so guests staying anywhere downtown experience the same as you did. We feel we offer different amenities than a hotel. There are many properties located in more quiet areas of Asheville, outside of downtown. When the priority is about how noisy a location potentially is, we suggest asking the host this before you book. We want to be sure expectations of our guests are met and that our properties are good fit for travelers. This location is truly an urban setting, so travelers should expect to hear and see typical sights and sounds of an urban destination. When we say "footsteps away" from restaurants , shops , and cafes , that's the honest truth. Its too bad you shared just one star in your review, because there is nothing we can do about the location. Many have provided 5 stars for this reason alone. The mattresses are beauty rest mattresses and less than 4 months old.
Our family of four LOVED our three-night stay in the condo! It is located right in the middle of downtown so you can walk to everything. The condo is very spacious, beautifully furnished, and modern. The beds are very comfortable with the softest sheets! This place has everything you could ask for and it’s clean, bright, and open. Excellent! We will definitely be staying here again!
Thank you for sharing your kind remarks. We're pleased to hear how much you enjoyed it and know that travelers considering The Gazette Condo 200 at 120 College Street for a downtown rental will appreciate it as well! We look forward to welcoming you back anytime.