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The Gazette Condo 200 at 120 College Street

CONDO

1400 sq. ft.

Sleeps

4

Bedrooms

2

Bathrooms

2.5

Pets

Not Allowed

Location

Asheville, NC, US


Short Description:

2BD/2.5 BA two story private condo overlooking downtown park


Overview

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.


Access:

☀☀☀ FAMILIES & GROUPS WELCOME ☀☀☀
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.
Stay close (but not too close!) to your friends and loved ones, when they reserve:

The News Condo 202 at 120 College Street (1 BR, 1BA; occupancy: 2)

The Daily Condo 201 at 120 College Street (1BR, 1BA; occupancy: 2)


Space:

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.

HIGHLIGHTS (many more details, below)
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•• 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.

•• 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, full capacity washer & dryer, 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.

☀☀☀ Antique-Chic DESIGN ☀☀☀
The Gazette Condo 200 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 three properties, The Gazette Condo 200, The Daily Condo 201 and The News Condo 202 in 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. The white leather seating invites togetherness, the architectural walls dull outside sound, the kitchen is fully stocked, the West Elm dining table seats 8, the closets are custom, and the bathrooms are completely modernized. And 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 historic views over iconic downtown sights.

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☀☀☀ A Piece of History ☀☀☀
There’s nothing quite so Ashville as staying in a living piece of history. Specifically, a living piece of history where local news writers and makers once plied their craft!

We’ll tell you a little story. The 1880-1930 era was a pivotal time in Asheville’s history: This was the Gilded Age, a post-industrial and pre-Depression age that welcomed the railroad, grandiose living, urban development, and the creative minds of O. Henry, Thomas Wolfe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and others. Asheville rode so high it almost side-stepped the Great Depression.

Asheville Times Building @ 120 College Street was originally built in 1914 for the Asheville Gazette (later, the Asheville Times), occupied 120 College Street until the 1930’s
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Fun fact: In 1929, Thomas Wolfe would forever immortalize this time in his highly autobiographical first novel “Look Homeward, Angel,” a coming-of-age story that mirrored his life in Asheville and experiences at his mother’s famous boardinghouse, Dixieland, "the most famous boardinghouse in American fiction.” Just two blocks north on Market Street is the restored Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site and welcomes visitors Tuesday-Saturday.


Neighborhood:

☀☀☀ 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.

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☀☀☀ 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 Livability.com 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.


Transit:

☀☀☀ EASY PARKING ☀☀☀

When it comes to parking, 120 College Street could just as easily be name Easy Street: parking here is simple! And that’s exactly how it should be, when you’re on vacation.

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 9 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).

Careshares: U-haul carshares are parked downtown, one is parked almost right in front of 120 College Street.You can drive away in UhaulCarShare today!  It’s simple; all you need is a valid driver’s license. Go to UhaulCarShare.com on your home computer or mobile device; choose the vehicle you want and the time you need, fill out your information, take a picture of your driver’s license, a picture of yourself and you are ready to begin sharing! No need to wait for a membership card or approval - you can drive away within minutes.

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!


Interaction:

☀☀☀ FAST, LOCAL SERVICE ☀☀☀
Customer service is the cornerstone of our business. We know it begins with your very first email and doesn’t stop until you’ve checked out, a smile on your face.

So, here’s our promise: You’re our priority. We want you to have a fantastic time in Asheville and at 120 College Street. That’s why we’re 100% local – just minutes away, should the need arise! – and available 24/7 and always quick to respond to any request in addition to our tech guru who is on hand at a moment’s notice, in case any issues arise. We promise, we won’t leave you hanging.

And that means, no vacation rental nightmares. If you’re locked out, we’re there! If the washing machine breaks down mid-wash, we’re there! Or, if you’re just desperate for a restaurant recommendation, we’re also there. Just a call away, whenever you need us.

Each unit is professionally cleaned by the #1 voted cleaning company in Asheville: Rest assured 120 College Street was cleaned using only Earth-friendly green products and perfume-free detergents, by a staff that receives a living wage.

Bottom line: We know that the details – the big AND small details – are what count. They can make or break your vacation. So, we’re committed. Committed to you and your Asheville experience. (Reviews don’t lie!)

We look forward to welcoming you to Asheville!


Notes:

***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.***