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The News Condo 202


800 sq. ft.










Asheville, NC, US

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Dog-friendly King BD + Pull-out sofa in the Epicenter + Private Outdoor Balcony


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, The News Condo 202 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 the Asheville Times.


Antique-Chic DESIGN

The News Condo 202 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 updated. 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. Architectural walls dull sound, the kitchen is fully stocked, the West Elm dining table seats 4, the closets are custom, and the bathrooms are completely renovated.
Sleep in a little longer, with the custom blackout shades in each of the condo's bedrooms.

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 110 square-foot outdoor terrace and bistro table seating for two.

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-News; (later, the Asheville Times), occupied 120 College Street until the 1930’s.

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 down the street two blocks north on Market Street is the restored Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site and welcomes visitors Tuesday-Saturday.


Spacious Stay in a Historic Newsroom! Heart of Downtown with Private Terrace

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.

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 at 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 4), 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, full capacity washer & dryer, dishwasher, blackout shades to keyless entry, portable speaker, and stainless steel appliances kitchen 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 10 guests.

Stay close (but not too close!) to your friends and loved ones, when they reserve:

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

The Gazette Condo 200 at 120 College Street (2BR, 2.5 BA) occupancy: 4)



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 Livability 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.



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 lot, at the corner of College Street and N. Market Street at 9 N. Market Street 28801. However these spaces are reserved until weekdays after 5:30 and weekend days. 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 ($6 per day/entry). If you’re looking for a more long-term solution, the public parking deck at 164 College St is best.

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 has an entrance/exit off of Woodfin Street. It is a $20 /24 hr.

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, $2.00/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.

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 and many meters accept credit cards.

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). One 30 minute loading zone parking space is on N. Market/ Walnut St.

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



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 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!


Please note that The News Condo 202 is on the second floor. You must climb approximately 25 stairs to reach the condo. This is a dog-friendly property, but not cat-friendly. Please do not leave your dog unattended and remember to pick-up after it around downtown. Please do not use bath towels to wipe wet paws. We ask that pet owners to bring their own dog towels, food bowls, and bedding. No pets on the furniture. Guests may be required to pay an additional cleaning fee if furniture has been stained or damaged by a dog. This is a multi-tenanted building, in an urban center. Guests can expect typical sights and sounds of downtown living.