The SpaceWhile this two-bedroom, with one queen bed and one double bed, two full bath dwelling is conveniently located in town it is nestled on five acres, bordered by pasture and Richland Creek for your own private oasis.
We welcome well behaved dogs.
Guest AccessVisitors will enjoy spacious, second-story living with an outdoor dining area and shaded seating to take in the mountain views. Below the balcony porch, guests can relax on the shaded bench swing and adirondack chairs or hangout in the yard on additional outdoor furniture.
This property could be enjoyed during the majority of the year. Travelers that have stayed at Judge Frank's Coach House have taken advantage of the outdoor grilling (propane) and made the most of al fresco dining from different outdoor sitting areas. Catch the games on two TVs; an 18' flat screen in the master bed and 33' flat screen in the living room, just off the kitchen. This open floor plan is wonderful for guests to gather and hangout before or after exploring the area.
Amenities include : WiFi, AT&T U-verse, washer and dryer, heat/AC, and private one car garage, propane grill, minutes from fishing and floating the Tuckaseegee River or French Broad River.
Interaction with GuestsGuests will have complete privacy, but if you need anything just call or email. The NeighborhoodThe property's main house built in 1926 is on the National Register and is a local landmark with a wonderful history of owners.
Why this property? Climbing trees! That’s what necessitated a move from Asheville to Waynesville in 1998. While the Boyers loved all of Asheville’s in-city conveniences, lots in Asheville with roam-about lawns and trees for the Boyer kids were hard to come by. Daydreaming is a lofty endeavor and how can one daydream without expansive lawns and climbing trees?
One look at Waynesville’s Judge Frank Smather’s House and the Boyers were smitten. The meandering lawn and pasture, complete with mature trees and rushing Richland Creek was more than they’d hoped for.
This many years later, the kids’ attention has shifted from climbing, but the stately evergreens remain a site to behold. Come enjoy the beautiful grounds of Judge Frank’s Coach House and play all you want, get the all-important daydreaming in, and then venture out if you have a mind to . . . coffee shops, pubs, a bakery, antiques, restaurants and shopping are a few minutes’ walk away.
Getting AroundNearest bakery: City Bakery, 18 North Main Street and Nearest coffee shops: Panacea Coffeehouse & Roastery, 66 Commerce Street 30 minutes to downtown Asheville, NC Horseback riding can be found at Cataloochee Ranch, beside Cataloochee Ski Resort, as well as Queens Stables in Maggie Valley. Both are approximately 30 minutes away. Harrah's Cherokee Casino 45 minutes. Walking distance to H.A.R.T. Theatre, Main Street art galleries, antique shops, and restaurants. Live music can be heard at the Wine Cellar off Main Street; Dancing at the Stompin' Ground in Maggie Valley. Libabtions: Wine Cellar on Church Street, Tipping Point (Pub), Frog Level Brewing Company, Mountain Bear Brewery
Helpful Notes on Asheville - 45 minutes away
Be sure to visit Pack Square Park. Walk down Patton Avenue toward the obelisk (tall granite spire) in downtown. This is the beginning of the new park. Children will love it in the warmer months due to the water features.
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I highly recommend you make reservations ahead of time for dinner anywhere on the weekends.
Bouchon French Bistro– 62 N. Lexington Ave. – (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) – Indoor/outdoor seating. French with a variety from Crepes to Steak au Poivre.
Carmel’s – In the Grove Arcade – corner of Page Ave. and Battery Park ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) – Indoor and outdoor seating. Lunch and dinner -Great place to people watch. I’m fond of the grilled Chicken Ceasear Salad, as well as the Panini Turkey Sandwich. This is the only other place I have to order fries – the sweet potato variety.
Chai Pani – 22 Battery Park Ave. ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Indian Street food. Serves both lunch and dinner – in and outside seating.
Curate’ (coo – rah– tay) – 11 Biltmore Avenue, ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - We love this new tapas restaurant, but the word is out and reservations for dinner may be hard to get. Know that the menu is the same for lunch and dinner. Sangria by the pitcher is recommended. Love this restaurant.
Doc Chey’s Noodle House – 37 Biltmore Ave – (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) – Inexpensive & good. They don’t take reservations, so either go early or go by and get your name on the wait list and walk around a bit.
Early Girl Eatery – 8 Wall St. - (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) – Farm to table southern comfort food. Breakfast all day, lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. Yum Yum.
Katmandu – 90 Patton Ave. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Himalayan/Nepalese - I’ve only had dinner there once, but the Tandoori Chicken was wonderful.
LAB – 39 N. Lexington - New and I’ve only been there once, but it was good. Casual, loud and a younger crowd. Local craft beer available.
Limone’s – 13 Eagle Street – (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) –Sunday Brunch & Dinner – Mexican/Californian – Cozy, nice, good food and mojitos. They do take reservations.
The Lobster Trap – 35 Patton Ave. – (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) –
Laurie’s – 67 Biltmore Ave. –(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Lunch and catering - they do a nice job.
Nine Mile - 233 Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Caribbean inspired rice and pasta dishes – serves lunch and dinner. Not downtown, but just over the bridge a bit in Montford.
Mela –70 N. Lexingtron Ave. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Indian – My family loves Indian food, and Mela does not disappoint! They have a lunch buffet, serve dinner and sometimes have bellydancers. Casual
Modesto or Chorizo – Grove Arcade – Same owner that has Salsa’s. Modesto has a more Italian menu and Chorizo is Latin American. Both are good and have outdoor or indoor seating.
Pack’s Tavern – 20 S. Spruce Street -
Rhubarb: Chef John Fleer (of Blackberry Farms), 2 time James Beard finalist, and really nice person has recently opened this restaurant on the square. Nice interior and great food.
Rosetta’s Kitchen – 116 N. Lexington Ave. - (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Vegetarian/Vegan VERY Casual.
Salsa’s –6 Patton Ave. – (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Mexican/Carribbean – – We love this restaurant…not at all what comes to mind when you say “Mexican” restaurant, so let’s emphasize “Carribbean”. Great flavors, really large portions (snack later) – they don’t take reservations. Either go early or drop by and put in your name and walk around a bit while you wait, or go by and order and take it back to the loft… just a few steps away. Lunch and Dinner
Tupelo Honey –12 College Street – (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - On College – Breakfast (all day), lunch, Sunday brunch and dinner. One of my all time favorite Asheville restaurants. Nice variety. No reservations downtown, but they now have a location in South Asheville that does take reservations.
Table – 48 College Street – (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) -Just across from the College Street entrance to our building. Lunch and dinner – They do take reservations.
Head down Biltmore Ave. south, and it is a couple of miles to the Village – nice shopping and by the entrance to the Biltmore House.
The Corner Kitchen – 3 Boston Way - (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) -Breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have Sunday brunch here often. Make reservations for brunch and dinner.
Rezaz –28 Hendersonville Road – (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Mediterranean – Love the food here. I always order the grilled chicken ceasar salad, but love everything. They offer small and large portions of some dishes.
Admiral – 400 Haywood Road - (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)– West Asheville – Small, funky (looks like a dive) and really good, creative food. When we asked the waiter about the chef, he said the chef worked at Chic Filet and other restaurants for several years, had watched lots of food network and loves Paula Dean – whatever! – we really like this place – very creative and yummy. No need to dress up here. Make reservations pretty far in advance, especially for weekends.
Sunny Point - 626 Haywood Road – West Asheville – This is another funky little West Asheville find. Some yummy things I’ve had there – French Toast, some kind of tostado (several times), Salmon. Breakfast/brunch, lunch and dinner. They do take reservations.
RIVER ARTS DISTRICT
Ri(URL HIDDEN) – there are LOTS of studios/galleries in this area. There is a well attended studio stroll that is held twice a year – June and November. Over 165 participating artists. This is a fun event not to be missed if you are into art.
Clingman Café – 242 Clingman Ave. – Good little café/coffee shop.
12 Bones – 5 Riverside Drive – President Obama got take out from 12 Bones when he passed through before the election, and he and Michelle stopped here 1st thing the second time they visited Asheville. It is really good BBQ and homemade sides. Lunch only and you will probably wait in line unless you get there when they open the doors – and maybe even then. You might call in for take out and have a picnic somewhere.
White Duck Taco – 1 Roberts Street- (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) – Open Monday – Saturday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. Inexpensive variety of different tacos. Try it out.
The Junction – 348 Depot St. #190 - Tuesday-Saturday 5 – 11 pm or Saturday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm & Sunday 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
DRIVING TIP – Know that the main street running through Asheville changes names 4 times.
It is called Merrimon Avenue from the I -240 Merrimon Avenue exit headed North. It is called Broadway from that same exit to the Intersection of Patton Avenue (headed south), then it becomes BILTMORE AVENUE. If you keep traveling south, it becomes HENDERSONVILLE Road past Biltmore Village.
There is a great dance community in Asheville. The Asheville Ballroom has dances on most weekends and is open to the public. Go to (URL HIDDEN) to see where other dance events are happening. There is dancing somewhere every night of the week.
OLIVE OR TWIST – 81 Broadway (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) is downtown and has a band (no cover) most nights. Great swing dance music.
The Orange Peel – 101 Biltmore Ave. – Live Music Events
Tressa’s – 28 Broadway – dance club/live music
Check out The Mountain Xpress online for all sorts of happenings in and around Asheville. New issue comes out Wednesdays.
The Asheville Art Museum – Downtown
The Grove Park Inn Spa
Spa Theology – Small but nice spa
The Biltmore House
Biltmore Village – Shopping & Dining
The Thomas Wolfe House - Downtown
Asheville Urban Trail - Downtown
Navitat – Zipline – 20 minutes North of Asheville
Dupont State Park – Waterfalls, hiking (Brevard)
The Asheville Arboretum
La Zoom – fun bus tour
UNCA Botanical Gardens Other Things to NoteWhether its for a wedding, family gathering or just another get-away weekend come and enjoy Judge Frank's Coach house.