The News Condo 202 at 120 College Street
Asheville, North Carolina, United States 28801
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.
Walk in the Footsteps of ASHEVILLE’S EARLIEST NEWS REPORTERS
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.
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.
Go on, upload that Asheville selfie! With fast WiFi, you’re as connected as you want to be.
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.
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.
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 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!
Car Not Required
Deck / Patio / Balcony
Dishes & Utensils
Iron & Board
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|
Except for the proximity to the fire station and the occasional sirens, (hence the provided earplugs for sleeping which I did not need to use) This was the perfect spot to enjoy the plethora of nearby quality restaurants, galleries, craft breweries, and downtown history that Asheville has to offer. It is a beautiful well-equiped condo.
We appreciate you highlighting a lot of what makes this property special. It sounds like you really utilized the amenities of the condo. It is stated in the listing that 120 College Street is centrally located in the heart of downtown, so one should expect sights and sounds of an urban setting. Fire Station 1 are the city of Asheville's first emergency responders, and while sometimes it can be a bit loud, we are exceedingly grateful for their service. So pleased to know you were able to take advantage of the location, and thank you for understanding! We look forward to the opportunity to host you again.
Great location, close to everything. Fresh design, comfortable space, easy check in, etc. unfortunately there is a dance club that shares a wall with the condo building. From around 9:00 until they close at 2:00 it’s impossible to ignore the incessant thump thump thump of the dj/bass pumping through the wall. Also, the fire department is 2 blocks away. Every time they roll on a call, it’s with full sirens blaring away. This went on all day every day. We noticed the ear plugs by the bed upon check in and thought it was funny but we quickly realized just how necessary they were. I hate to leave this review because it’s such a nice place,and the manager was receptive to our concerns, but if we had known just how noisy this place was we would have stayed somewhere else.
Hi Patrick, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the convenient location and comfortable space of The News Condo. As for your comments about the noise level, unfortunately there is a trade off with staying in the heart of downtown. Sadly, there is no way to experience the centrality of this location without the sounds of a typical city. Downtown Fire Station 1 is Asheville's emergency first responders, so while it can be a bit loud, we are exceedingly grateful for their service. Of the building’s 3 condos, The News Condo is located off of the back alley and only shares a wall with The Daily Condo and the Black Mountain College Museum below. At 120 College Street, there are several businesses between the 3 condos and dance venue Room Nine. The listing’s photos include aerial photography and the architectural renderings of each unit which we hope helps depict the layout and location. We ask you to keep in mind that your visit occurred on a holiday weekend. This urban location, placed directly in the heart of downtown, is usually fairly active. Those seeking absolute quiet should consider staying somewhere other than downtown. The specific weekend you were a guest was celebratory. Therefore guests should expect movement and happenings, as this is one of the most lively weekends of the year here. Many travelers may find the revelry as an interesting and attractive thing about Asheville. We are sorry that your experience was less than 5 stars.
Stunning apartment. Extremely clean. Perfect side porch for morning coffee. And you cannot beat the location. Very easy to find parking around the building. We will be back!
Thank you for touching on all the essential aspects. We value your remarks, and look forward to welcoming you back!
This was our first time staying in Asheville. The condo is located within walking distance to nearly everything downtown. Was concerned about parking, as the condo doesn’t come with parking. However, we found two parking garages really close for around $12 a day. Condo was very clean and had everything we needed. Loved the patio for coffee each morning. Owner was very responsive. Would stay here again!
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your anniversary here in Asheville. Private outside space is a limited amenity when searching for vacation rentals in the downtown Asheville area, and we are grateful to be able to share one with our guests who choose to stay at The New Condo 202. When searching downtown for a one bedroom high quality unit, guests get the benefit of the lovely patio. Over 700 Metered parking spaces are also always available and made easy via passport parking app. Thank you so much for the detailed review, we look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Great location, very close to downtown shops, bars and restaurants. The rental had plenty of room And very clean with a new modern look. Would definitely recommend and stay here on my next trip back!
We are so glad to hear that our professional managers and housekeepers could make this experience awesome for you. We are looking forward to welcoming you back. Thank you for the 5 stars!
Amazing place right in the heart of the action! Very stylish and super clean.
Everything we needed
Great location & great condo! Had everything we needed to cook small meals & what not during our stay, and prime walking distance to most other dining and entertaining around town. Easy check in and entry access as well.
Ideal location, stylish, and comfortable! The condo is perfectly situated for exploring downtown and parking was convenient. Impeccably clean, the condo had all the nice touches of a hotel (comfortable bed, plenty of towels) and the comforts of home. We enjoyed coming back to the terrace each evening. I also appreciated the ease of check-in - no guess work! Thanks for a great visit - we'll be back!