Telephone: 828-338-9180

The News Condo 202 at 120 College Street

Asheville, North Carolina, United States 28801


Accommodates: 2

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1


Were history to intersect with the present, were the Gilded Age to go modern, were Asheville to center all its creative energies on one special address, it would be here. Right here.

Arguably the most prestigious historic address in Asheville, Asheville Times Building at 120 College Street embodies the wonder, the heritage, and the legacy of a grand Southern city: a centenarian building, erected during the post-Industrial boom and once-headquarters to the Asheville Gazette then later became The Asheville Times.

Here, the city’s most antique-chic address offers an answer to your Asheville wish list: A prestigious and historically significant building, updated for the needs of the modern age. Welcome to The News Condo 202 at 120 College Street in The Asheville Times Building, located at the intersection of past and present, surrounded by the glory of the Gilded Age, and placed in the heart of downtown Asheville.

Indeed, you have found your home base: a 1-bedroom, 1-bath, 800 square-foot condo that breathes Asheville history, exudes Southern charm, and embodies a century’s worth of stories – all, rolled into 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 Asheville Times Building @ 120 College Street, The News Condo 202 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 at 120 College Street 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 News Condo 202 at 120 College Street! Step out onto your own 110 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.

There’s nothing more Asheville than living, breathing history. 120 College Street was once originally home to the Asheville-Gazette which then became The Asheville Times newspaper,, which once hosted local staff reporters, craftsman, business owners and government officials who would laugh, converse and, of course, pen their thoughts. This 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 News Condo 202 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 News Condo 202 is on the second floor. You must climb approximately 25 stairs to reach the condo.


Welcome to 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 located above the Black Mountain College Museum and with its own private terrace. 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 800 square-feet of historic space, The News Condo 202 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.

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 Pack Square Park, and enveloped by the energy and charm of downtown life. The News Condo 202 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.

You don’t need a car to enjoy downtown Asheville (our Walk Score: 86 – “Very Walkable”!), but if you bring one, here are your options:

Parking Lots: Just west of 120 College Street is a pay per space parking, at the corner of College Street and N. Market Street. Enter off N. Market Street and Lagreen Alley and pay $2/hr, 1 hour minimum, $12 maximum per calendar day. Directly beside 120 College St (formerly, the Majestic Theatre), is where you can easily unload your bags, near the building’s entrance, however please note the sign regarding reserved spaces for specific times and days . This lot directly beside the building is only open to the public after 5:30 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on weekends ($5 per day/entry). If you’re looking for a more long-term solution, the N. Market St/Lagreen Alley parking lot is the closet, just remember it expires after 12 hrs. Pay from your phone with PassportParking app, or by space / cash at the kiosk box. (Ask us for more details, if you need them.)

Renaissance Hotel parking lot is a large paved parking area, with an entrance that is occasionally open off College Street (across the street from the City/County Plaza) and also with an entrance/exit off of Woodfin Street. It is a $5 flat rate, except for special events.

Parking Decks: Our preferred parking option! The nearest public parking garage is located at 164 College Street. Both the City of Asheville and Buncombe County operate safe, reliable and inexpensive parking decks. The first half hour is free, $1/hr each additional hour or a portion thereof and the full-day rate is just $12, so feel free to leave your vehicle overnight. There are several parking decks within walking distance of 120 College Street; we’ll send all the details with your booking confirmation.

On-Street Parking: There are more than 700 on-street metered parking spaces in downtown Asheville. All meters are for short-term parking (two hours or less, as marked), at a cost of $1.50 per hour. On-street metered parking is free on holidays, Sundays, and every day after 6 pm. Again, you can easily pay for metered parking via the PassportParking app.

Loading Zones: If you’re arriving via taxi, Uber, or Lyft, feel free to unload in one of Asheville’s dedicated loading zones, limited to 30 minutes (or less, as marked).

If parking is a concern, feel free to email us. We are more than happy to help you find the right parking location at 120 College Street!


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Car Not Required

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Rates and Availability

Weeknight Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Min Stay Max Stay
Standard Rate $160 / night $190 / night $1190 / week $3800 / month 3 nights 179 nights