Carriage House of the Blake House
- 2 bedrooms and 1.0 bathrooms in Arden, NC

  • Welcome to the Carriage House, our beautiful two bedroom suite in the carriage house behind the historic Blake House.

    Welcome to the Carriage House, our beautiful two bedroom suite in the carriage house behind the historic Blake House.

  • This is the lovely Carriage House. The living quarters are located upstairs and a foyer on the lower level just inside the door.

    This is the lovely Carriage House. The living quarters are located upstairs and a foyer on the lower level just inside the door.

  • A good view of the living area. The TV and DVD player are in the cabinet.

    A good view of the living area. The TV and DVD player are in the cabinet.

  • The second bedroom is bright and inviting.

    The second bedroom is bright and inviting.

  • The well stocked kitchen has everything you need to fix your own meals while you enjoy Asheville.

    The well stocked kitchen has everything you need to fix your own meals while you enjoy Asheville.

  • The bright, roomy bathroom features dual vanities. The bathroom is accessible only through the master bedroom so please be aware of this before booking.

    The bright, roomy bathroom features dual vanities. The bathroom is accessible only through the master bedroom so please be aware of this before booking.

  • Here you can see the foyer that greets you at the entry to the Carriage House.

    Here you can see the foyer that greets you at the entry to the Carriage House.

  • We hope you love this comfortable four-poster king bed as much as we do!The bathroom is accessible only through the master bedroom so please be aware of this before booking.

    We hope you love this comfortable four-poster king bed as much as we do!The bathroom is accessible only through the master bedroom so please be aware of this before booking.

  • View of the living area looking toward the kitchen.

    View of the living area looking toward the kitchen.

  • Plenty of space to cook in this roomy kitchen.

    Plenty of space to cook in this roomy kitchen.

  • We are big fans of dual vanities, and we love how this bathroom turned out. The bathroom is accessible only through the master bedroom so please be aware of this before booking.

    We are big fans of dual vanities, and we love how this bathroom turned out. The bathroom is accessible only through the master bedroom so please be aware of this before booking.

  • This is the hallway located just at the top of the stairs as you make the turn to enter the suite.

    This is the hallway located just at the top of the stairs as you make the turn to enter the suite.

  • The entry to the second bedroom features a sitting area.

    The entry to the second bedroom features a sitting area.

  • Here you can see the dresser and the queen bed in the second bedroom.

    Here you can see the dresser and the queen bed in the second bedroom.

  • The second guest bedroom features a cozy queen bed with a whimiscal woven headboard.

    The second guest bedroom features a cozy queen bed with a whimiscal woven headboard.

  • There is a sitting area in the foyer, located at the entry on the lower level.

    There is a sitting area in the foyer, located at the entry on the lower level.

  • The stone patio and hammock are here for you to enjoy!

    The stone patio and hammock are here for you to enjoy!

  • A Place to Hang Your Hat

    A Place to Hang Your Hat

  • The Carriage House is located behind the historic Blake House, a beautiful home built in 1847.

    The Carriage House is located behind the historic Blake House, a beautiful home built in 1847.

  • Here we are outside the front door. We are looking forward to hosting your visit!

    Here we are outside the front door. We are looking forward to hosting your visit!

  • The bathroom is accessible only through the master bedroom so please be aware of this before booking.

    The bathroom is accessible only through the master bedroom so please be aware of this before booking.

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Description ↑↓

PLEASE NOTE: We do not serve breakfast.

Located in South Asheville just minutes to downtown, and convenient to attractions like Sierra Nevada, Twelve Bones South and Jake Rusher Park. South Asheville is quickly becoming a "must see" destination in its own right, and we are right in the middle of it.

When we first discovered that the historic Blake House was for sale, we thought that living here was just a dream. But our dream has come true and we are excited to be sharing it with guests.

Welcome to the Carriage House, located on the upstairs level of the carriage house behind the main house. Please note there is a staircase. The bathroom is accessible only through the master bedroom so please be aware of this before booking. It is beautiful, sunny, comfy and delightful. We have spent a great deal of time and effort to make it perfect, and we hope you will love it as much as we do.

We are close to the Biltmore House, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the NC Arboretum, Pisgah National Forest and the Folk Art Center. We are convenient to the airport. The nearby towns of Hendersonville and Brevard are both about a 30 minute drive, making them great destinations for a day trip.

Our family lives in the main house, so please be aware that the front porch area is our family space and not accessible to guests. We invite you to enjoy the patio area and to walk around and enjoy the grounds. We hope you enjoy your stay, and we look forward to hosting your visit!

Sincerely,
Brian and Stephanie Marshall

Amenities ↑↓

AMENITY
combination tub/shower, king, queen, toilet
ATTRACTIONS
winery tours, synagogues, restaurants, playground, library, forests, cinemas, churches, botanical garden, arboretum
Business
Nearby Bank, Nearby Post Office, Nearby ATM
Convenience
Nearby Medical Services, Nearby Grocery, Outlet Shopping, Movie Theatres
DINING_CHECKBOX
Dining
Entertainment
Cable TV, DVD Player, Games
ENTERTAINMENT
DVD Player, Satellite / Cable
GENERAL
Towels Provided, Living Room, Heating, Linens Provided, Internet, Hair Dryer, Clothes Dryer, Air Conditioning, Washing Machine, Parking
Kitchen
Toaster, Full Kitchen, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Cookware, Dishwasher, Ice Maker
KITCHEN
Oven, Coffee Maker, Dishes & Utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen, Microwave, Stove, Refrigerator
LEISURE_ACTIVITIES
photography, outlet shopping, sight seeing, antiquing, scenic drives
Living
Ceiling Fans, Linens, Ironing Board, High Speed Internet, Central Air, Washer & Dryer
LOCAL_SERVICES_AND_BUSINESSES
ATM/bank, groceries, hospital
SPORTS_AND_ADVENTURE_ACTIVITIES
mountain biking, water tubing, whitewater rafting, rafting, mountain climbing, hiking
SUITABILITY
non smoking only, children welcome, pets not allowed
SUITABILITY_CHKBOX
Minimum Age Limit for Renters
THEME
Historic, Tourist Attractions

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Gracious hosts/ Fabulous up stairs suite

By: Trip Date: 2019-06-30
very relaxing & enjoyable 0ur host owners went the extra mile in, spending time giving directions to best routs to The Cove & Biltmore estate. also extra nights stay @ last minute notice when the place was to be blocked for a family wedding. That Christian family lives their faith in their walk & talk a real blessing!!!
Manager Response
Thank you for the kind review and for letting us host your stay in Asheville.

Long weekend in Asheville

By: Trip Date: 2019-07-26
We have had several experiences with rentals in Asheville and this was one of the best. Easy to book, easy to receive all information and very lovely place. We will return whenever it is available and we are heading that way. Very very nice!
Manager Response
It was such a pleasure to host your stay. We look forward to having you stay again anytime.

Lovely

By: Trip Date: 2019-07-19
It was a perfect place for my wife and I to stay.
It is centrally located to Black Mountain and other Asheville attractions. We chose this location for its proximity to the airport.
Will stay again.
Manager Response
We are so glad that you and your wife enjoyed your stay. We welcome you back anytime.

Lovely trip down memory lane!

By: Trip Date: 2019-06-14
We were married at The Blake House in 2009 and were overjoyed to have the opportunity to return under new ownership, 10 years later. The inn is now a private residence, but we were happy to stay in one of the carriage house suites. Even better, we were able to enjoy the beautiful grounds with our children and share our memories with them. Location has great restaurants and a coffee shop within walking distance, plenty of nearby parks, and a quick drive to downtown. The innkeepers were so lovely and sweet and we're thrilled to see The Blake House in such great hands! We cannot wait to come back!
Manager Response
We are so glad you were able to return to the Blake House for your anniversary! Please don't wait ten years to visit us again!

Quiet, clean, and comfortable.

By: Trip Date: 2019-06-08
Great place near family in Asheville. Have stayed twice so far. Will stay again. Very well equipped (more than we need) with nice bed & bath linens. Keyless entry. Dedicated parking spaces.
A few notes for other travelers:
1. This unit is up a full flight of interior stairs.
2. Although there are 2 very spacious bedrooms, the only (very nice!) bathroom is exclusively accessible via the king bedroom. It didn’t matter to us, but could be awkward depending on your travel group.
Manager Response
Thanks for visiting, and we appreciate the notes. We do our best to let folks know about this in the description as well.

Lovely place and awesome location!!

By: Trip Date: 2019-05-24
Super sweet rental. Very clean and convenient to downtown Asheville and the Biltmore.
Manager Response
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay.

Great Property for a family.

By: Trip Date: 2019-04-12
Wonderful.
Manager Response
WE are glad that your family enjoyed your stay.

Review - April 2019

By: Trip Date: 2019-04-26
It was wonderful, thank you!
Manager Response
Thank you for staying!

Historic Hide-a-way

By: Trip Date: 2019-04-23
The rental is very well maintained, impeccably clean and located close to main roads for easy access to downtown and other areas. There is a wonderful shared patio and a park within a one minute walk. If I return to Asheville, I will be staying at this property again!
Manager Response
it was a pleasure to host your stay and we look forward to having you back.

Too Short But So Sweet

By: Trip Date: 2019-04-05
Our Girls Weekend in Asheville was made even more memorable by the perfect accommodations! The Carriage House was perfectly suited to the three of us who travel together often, The fresh flowers that greeted us after our visit to the N.C, Arboretum topped off that day beautifully.

The Propert Manager responded very professionally when we had to contact him for assistance and we were grateful or his kind and quick responses.

On a personal note, as the grandmother of a UNCA student, I will make The Carriage House my “home” again the next time I visit!
Manager Response
WE are glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back.

Great location and space for a family!

By: Trip Date: 2019-03-29
A great, clean easy to find location just south of Ashville. It was a wonderful location near coffee, ribs and fried chicken. The rooms were spacious, clean and at set a great temperature upon arrival. anyone looking for options in Ashville - this is it!
Manager Response
We are glad that youe enjoyed your stay. It sounds like you found 12 Bones and Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack as well.

A great place to call home. ��

By: Trip Date: 2018-11-26
My wife and I relocated from Wisconsin and were fortunate to call the Blake House home for 3 months (Nov. to Feb. 2019). We stayed in the Carriage House and everything was just wonderful. It was like a 2 bedroom apartment with a full kitchen. The hosts, Brian and Stephanie Marshall, are such nice and amazing people. We were so glad to meet them. The Carriage House had everything we could possibly need plus more. It was very well appointed and decorated. The bathroom is huge, Cable/Smart TV's and comfortable beds. The location is great as well and you're close to shopping and all the local activities. We would definitely recommend the Carriage House to our family and friends and anyone needing a home away from home with great hosts.
Manager Response
It was a pleasure to host you and your wife over the winter. We hope you are enjoying your new home.

The Carriage House at the Blake House

By: Trip Date: 2018-11-21
A very large and cozy space for four guests. The only issue is that there is one bathroom and it is located within the bigger bedroom. Other guests must walk through the bedroom to get to it.
Manager Response
We clearly advertise and have pictures showing that the bathroom is only accessible through the master bedroom and it is also mentioned in reviews. We apologize if that was a surprise when you arrived and hope that you still enjoyed your stay.

Just right!

By: Trip Date: 2018-11-06
The Carriage House was just the right size and had all the comforts of home. Clean and close to many hiking trails and local sights.
Manager Response
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you can come stay again.

Blissful Retreat

By: Trip Date: 2018-10-25
This Carriage House is a jewel of a retreat. It is cozy, welcoming and spotless. While I always stay very busy with friends when visiting Asheville, I always looked forward to my time in this apartment. Love how open and bright space it is. It is my top choice for all visits to Asheville.
Manager Response
Thank you for the kind review and for staying at the Carriage House. It is a pleasure to host your stay.

5 stars.

By: Trip Date: 2018-09-20
I was amazed at how clean the rental was. I liked the location. I used both Uber and Lyft to visit the local breweries. Neither had problems finding the rental. I've recommended this rental to friends who want to visit Asheville. If you do, take the Sierra Nevada Brewery tour, ride the LaZoom comedy tour bus, and visit the Beehive Coffee Bar for their Latte's and the Cheesy muffin and egg biscuit.
Manager Response
It sound like you had a lovely stay and visited a lot of the best places in Asheville. Thank you for staying and recommending us to others.

Excellent place near Biltmore Estate

By: Trip Date: 2018-09-12
Carriage House as advertised. Spacious enough for 2 and private retreat. Well maintained and super-clean unlike some rentals I've seen elsewhere. ~10min drive to Biltmore Estate gate/Biltmore Village.
Manager Response
So glad that you enjoyed your stay!

Charming and Friendly

By: Trip Date: 2018-07-26
Had a wonderful stay in the Carriage House with a 1 and 3 year old. We met one of the owners, who made us feel welcome and let our daughter pet one of their rabbits and swing on their enchanting swing. He also gave us recommendations upon asking and made sure we had everything we needed.
Manager Response
It was a pleasure to host your stay. We are do glad that you and your children enjoyed your stay.

very nice!

By: Trip Date: 2018-07-08
Beautiful just like the pictures. Clean,great location, would definitely stay there again! The owner's are charming and helpful.
Manager Response
Thank you for staying. It was a pleasure to host your stay.

Comfortable Cottage

By: Trip Date: 2018-04-25
We stayed in the lovely Carriage House. It provided easy access to restaurants, shopping and highways to near by communities. We had all the comforts of home. It was the perfect place to return after our daytime adventures. The hosts, Brian and Stephanie are very attentive to ensure their guests have a wonderful stay. I highly recommend the Carriage House for your Asheville vacation rental.
Manager Response
We appreciate you renting and are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you can come again.

Great Experience

By: Trip Date: 2018-04-13
Great property and very pleased with stay.
Manager Response
Thank you for staying!

Perfect place for a weekend getaway in Asheville!

By: Trip Date: 2018-04-19
This carriage house was even better than I thought it would be. The location is so close to everything we did—The Biltmore, Sierra Nevada Brewey, downtown Asheville & Grove Park Inn. It was clean, quiet, had everything we needed & there’s a cute little coffee shop just around the corner, The Beehive, that has the best coffee & fresh muffins & bread. I will definitely be back to stay again! The only thing that may be difficult is that the one bathroom is only accessible through a bedroom, but it was not an issue for our girls weekend & it will be fine when I come back with my family.
Manager Response
Thank you for staying! We are glad that the location worked so well for you and that you discovered The Beehive. We look forward to hosting you and your family.

Always love this place!!

By: Trip Date: 2018-04-05
We loved another stay at the Carriage House!
Manager Response
Thank you for staying again it is always a joy to host your stay!

Perfect Cozy Hideaway

By: Trip Date: 2018-03-14
In Asheville for Moms 90th birthday and needed a two bedroom spot that was convenient for all the activities. Carriage House of the Blake House was perfect. Ground level entry and up the stairs to a cute and cozy apartment. Great small kitchen and comfortable living area and two super comfortable bedrooms, mints on the nightstand. Large bathroom with two sinks and large tub. Lots of hot water and plenty of towels. Decor has a nice country feel with a few antique touches. Its original not a package from Ashleys ( no offense Ashleys ) Easy access to Sierra Nevada brewery, airport and downtown. The ABC store is blocks away. Loved it
Manager Response
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay! We would be happy to have you stay again anytime.

Fantastic & Darling Rental

By: Trip Date: 2017-12-06
Booked this rental through HomeAway. Reservation was convenient and reasonable price. Property manager contacted me through email and provided full instructions. Rental property was clean, well lit, cutely decorated, and well furnished. Our family enjoyed this property completely and will consider this rental again.
Manager Response
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you can come back again.

great location, private and quiet!

By: Trip Date: 2017-10-26
great location to explore asheville, the biltmore estate and the blue ridge parkway! heating and ac working great, hard to open the windows, but managed with some muscle power. only bathroom is through one of the bedrooms, it was posted on the site so we knew. best coffee shop in arden across the street!
Manager Response
Thank you for staying at the Carriage House. The location is really perfect for exploring all that Asheville has to offer. So glad that you discovered Beehive Coffee.

Very Nice Property Just South of Asheville

By: Trip Date: 2017-10-22
The Carriage House was a very nice 2 bedroom unit that had all the comforts of home. We met the owners and they were very friendly people. The unit was conveniently located about 10 minutes south of the Biltmore Estate, which was the main thing we wanted to see on our visit. Lots of good restaurants nearby.
Manager Response
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. The location really is convenient to the Biltmore, downtown and all the south Asheville has to offer.

Mountain get away

By: Trip Date: 2017-10-20
Another bath would have been great
Manager Response
The Carriage House is a lovely two bedroom one bath unit and is listed as such.

Asheviile Weekend

By: Trip Date: 2017-09-29
Very good
Manager Response
Thank you for staying.

Amazing Visit!!

By: Trip Date: 2017-08-16
We loved our visit!! The place was lovely!! We will definitely come back!!
Manager Response
Thank you for staying. We look forward to having you back.

Great Stay

By: Trip Date: 2017-08-04
Super cute and cozy place to spend a few nights near Asheville. You're only minutes from Sierra Nevada and about 15 minutes from downtown Asheville. Lots of amenities near by for any last minute needs (Walmart and grocery stores with a couple miles). The Carriage House was very clean and had all needed kitchen equipment. Only negative: the only restroom is through the master bedroom. Was fine for our purposes, but may be awkward depending on how well you know the guests you're staying with! Would definitely stay here again!
Manager Response
Thank you for staying. We look forward to having you stay again.

Wonderful weekend at the Carriage House

By: Trip Date: 2017-07-07
Our family of three had a great time at the Carriage House. The apartment is extraordinarily clean and well-stocked. We will definitely stay here again when in Asheville.
Manager Response
Thank you for staying! It was a pleasure to have you and we look forward to hosting you again in the future.

A definite recommend

By: Trip Date: 2017-06-15
Plenty of room for me and my family, great kitchen for preparing meals. Close to everything and right next door to probably one of the best chicken joints.
Manager Response
The location really is ideal. Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack is great and 12 Bones is just right up the road too! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay.

Clean and Affordble

By: Trip Date: 2017-06-02
The Carriage House was clean and quiet. We were pleased Arden, NC ws rally close to Asheville. An Uber ride cost us $15 for 4 people. There seemed to be stuff for cooking, although we did not cook there. The bathroom is accessible through one of the bedrooms. We didn't know this, but since it was family renting together, it was fine. Important to know howevr.

great home base for visiting the area around Asheville

By: Trip Date: 2017-05-26
The home was immaculately clean and had all we (party of 3) needed for a long weekend visit. Loved the location - super easy drive into Asheville, but also convenient for visiting other places in the area. Would definitely return.
Manager Response
The location is really ideal and we are glad that it worked so well for your visit. We look forward to hosting you again.

Lovely Convenient Location

By: Trip Date: 2017-03-01
My husband and I stayed here for 90 days while our home was being remodeled. The manager Elisabeth was wonderful. Always prompt and helpful. The owners are a lovely family, who were so very nice, helpful and we miss them already.The apartment was very nice and the location is great for all the Asheville and Hendersonville activities.
Manager Response
Camille an John were the ideal guests. We truly enjoyed having them stay at the Carriage House.

Comfy, cozy carriage house

By: Trip Date: 2016-11-30
The house was great for us and our in laws. The beds were very comfortable and everything was so clean and neat! We were about 15' from downtown and 15' from the Biltmore estate and 15' from the outlet mall. Great location! The owners lived close by and were around and available if and when we needed anything.
The only negative I can think of is that the kitchen supplies were very basic. But besides that I would definitely recommend this house!!
Manager Response
Thank you so much for staying at the carriage house. We are so glad that the location worked so well for you during your stay. We hope that you can come again.