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Gorgeous loft in downtown Fayetteville. Like a luxury hotel with character.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2 Adults & 2 Children

EXPERIENCE A RESTORATION

Lafayette Flats comprises four apartment style vacation rentals. The unique lofts are located on the upper two floors of a historic 100 year old cut stone building. The interior of the building has been lovingly renovated with new electrical, plumbing and heating/cooling systems, but retains much of the original architectural detail and charm.

Flat #4, Eddy is located on the third floor. You will travel up two large art-filled stairwells to reach your beautiful flat.

ENJOY LUXURIOUS ATTENTION TO DETAIL

Eddy is a modern spacious apartment with unique design elements and original local art. The fully equipped kitchen is stocked with Fiestaware and gourmet coffee service. Relax after an adventurous day in the luxurious tiled shower and then cozy up to the 42" HD LED TV before drifting off to sleep in the queen size bed covered in high quality linens. You will find William Roam toiletries for your convenience.

MAKE THE MOST OF THE IDEAL LOCATION

Located in the heart of Fayetteville's historic district, Lafayette Flats is an easy stroll from the delicious locally owned restaurants and charming shops that make up one of America's coolest small towns. Additionally, hikers, bikers, climbers and whitewater enthusiasts are minutes away from their activities in the New River Gorge.

More Details

Owner
Amy McLaughlin & Shawn Means
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About Amy McLaughlin & Shawn Means

I'm Amy and my husband's name is Shawn. We were both born and raised in Charleston, WV, where we still live and we both work for the same non-profit organization. Charleston is only about one hour from Fayetteville, so lucky for us, the best vacation spot in West Virginia is close by. Lafayette Flats began with our simple desire to get out of town. We love our home in Charleston's East End but we really like to travel. We found out early in our relationship that we travel together well and we love to do it as often as we can. We love taking weekend driving trips to places like Asheville, Columbus, Charlotte and Louisville, and we've been all over our home state of West Virginia. Two years ago we drove across the country on Route 66 and last fall we toured Northern California - Yosemite, Redwoods, Wine Country - we loved it all. But big trips are few and far between, so we satisfy our travelin' Jones by making the drive up to Fayetteville as often as we can. Maybe it's the Bacon Jam at The Secret Sandwich Society or the breathtaking views from Long Point Trail, but something keeps us coming back again and again. We looked for a small apartment in Fayetteville that we could rent, just to have a home base where we could escape to on weekends but found nothing suitable. After months of searching we decided to take on a project where we could build our own space. We looked a several opportunities, but the one that caught our eye was the historic building on the corner of Court Street and Wiseman Avenue - known as 'The Malcolm Building.' This building was built in 1906 to house The Bank of Fayette and is on the National Register of Historic Places as part of Fayetteville's Historic District. Our home in Charleston is in a 100 year-old townhouse community, so I guess it's safe to say that we are drawn to old buildings. We spent the summer and fall of 2013 renovating the building - doing much of the work ourselves. We are eager to show off our space!

Amy McLaughlin & Shawn Means purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Amy McLaughlin & Shawn Means chose Fayetteville

Our love for Fayetteville and the New River Gorge area caused us to something we had never done before: We bought and renovated this historic cut stone building, transforming the top two floors into four apartment style vacation rentals. Eddy is one of four flats in the building, and the one that we call our second home. Since it is on the Historic Registry, we were very intentional in our renovation plan to leave the building intact as much as possible. Originally built to be an office building, each floor only had one common bathroom and the heating in the building was hot water radiators. Since it was built before electricity, the electrical system was hodgepodge of makeshift circuits and ancient fuse boxes. Along with theses negatives, though, were a lot of positives: The beautiful original woodwork is still there and the fortress-like construction means that the building is very sturdy. The beautiful cut-stone exterior looks exactly like it did when it was built a century ago. Our renovation plans preserved the woodwork and the basic configuration of the building. Installing a new electrical system and the plumbing necessary to support two additional bathrooms and kitchens was done in such a way as not to change the character of the building. Fire codes made us make some alterations to doorways, but overall the building looks as it has for the last century. But in spite of the ancient spaces of this small town former bank building, the interior design is chic, modern and urban. We want to offer visitors to Fayetteville something completely different from the campsites, cabins and large vacation home rentals available in the area. Furnished with all the comforts of home and decorated to the nines with local original art and many unique design elements, this is not your typical vacation rental! We want you to more than just feel at home - we want you to wish that you lived here!

What makes this apartment unique

Most lodging in the New River Gorge area is campsites, cabins or oversized vacation homes in remote settings. Lafayette Flats offers a small town main street lodging experience with walkable access to unique locally owned restaurants, shops and activities. The decor, with an emphasis on local original art, provides visitors with a rich cultural experience. Travelers interested in history will enjoy staying in a building listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the stunning view of the Fayette County Courthouse. Even though Lafayette Flats sits on main street downtown, it still is walking distance from National Park trail heads and all of the outdoor adventure that the New River Gorge provides.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Really enjoyed staying here and appreciated the special touches and interesting art. The apartment is very comfortable and nicely decorated. We had a great time! Fayetteville is certainly a "cool" town@
Aug 2014
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Fayetteville

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet time is from 10:00 PM - 7:00 AM. The apartment style layout of our building requires courteous guests.
Location Type:
  • City Centre
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Tiled bathroom with very large shower, including a bench and removable hand shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • There is a convertible (full-size) sofa-bed in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
It is one of our goals to introduce Lafayette Flats visitors to a new way to think about West Virginia. We want to surprise our guests with the real West Virginia and nothing will make us happier than if they walk away with an impression that is different from the prejudices they might have held when they arrived. We have tried to do this through the design, art and literature of each flat. We think that Fayetteville itself helps to illustrate this new narrative. Here is a place that through the years has attracted the attention of many people with its amazing beauty and rich supply of natural resources. But instead of repeating our state's history, where those resources are scooped up and taken away on a train, the New River Gorge has been able to remain beautifully intact and now welcomes people to come here to enjoy it.

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Gorgeous loft in downtown Fayetteville. Like a luxury hotel with character.
average rating of 4.978261 based on 51 reviews
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100% satisfied with everything, absolutely will be staying with them again. đź‘Ť

  • 5 of 5

Could not have asked for anything more, everything was well thought out and organized from the front entrance throughout the entire building. Planning a whitewater trip in the future and there’s no question on where we’ll be staying.

  • Review Submitted: 07/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LAFAYETTE FLATS

  • 5 of 5

WE LOVED THE LAFAYETTE FLATS. SO CHARMING AND QUITE AND WE VERY SAFE THERE. EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT. WE WILL BE REFERRING THESE FLATS TO FRIEND AND FAMILY.

  • Review Submitted: 23/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place to stay in a great town

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights in the Eddy at the Lafayette Flats. It was perfect! We were visiting New River Gorge for hiking, and it was the ideal spot to use as a base for the trails in the Fayetteville area and then for the short drive up to the Grandview area.

The flat itself was perfectly appointed. It was extremely clean and had everything we needed, including ample towels and any personal care items we might have forgotten. The kitchen was well stocked with plates, glasses, cookware, and coffee supplies. We don't cook on short trips like this, but it would be easy to do so. The Flats are ideally set up to walk to many Fayetteville restaurants, so it wasn't necessary to cook. There was a great guide in the flat for the best local spots as well.

I also can't say enough about the attention to detail for design. It was so nice to come back to such a warm and welcoming environment at the end of a long, hot day outside. I travel 2-3 weeks every month for work, so I usually use points to stay in hotels. It was a stretch for me to use a HomeAway-type setup. I DO NOT regret it at all -- I just hope future ones will live up to my expectations now. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Interior Design winner!

  • 5 of 5

Wow. Who was the designer?

  • Review Submitted: 09/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and Functional Space

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The details were perfect, from the finishes to the furnishings, from the community board games to the fabulous works of art throughout the Flats. The bed felt luxurious and the pullout sofa comfortably slept two children. We would absolutely stay again and a big thank you to owners for a job well done. It was perfect for our small family while we visited the New River Gorge.

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, great location, comfortable bed and pull out couch. Worked great for our family of 4!

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Yeager Airport (CRW)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Station Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bridge Haven
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Amtrak Cardinal
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Pies and Pints
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Winterplace Ski Resort

World-class rafting, hiking, kayaking, climbing and biking bring thousands of visitors to the New River Gorge each year. Lafayette Flats provides adventurers chic downtown lodging in historic Fayetteville, named by Budget Magazine as one of America's Coolest Small Towns. Visitors to Lafayette Flats will find themselves in the middle of a charming small town with many locally owned and operated restaurants and shops. Just minutes from the famous New River Gorge Bridge, Lafayette Flats is in a great place to enjoy all the fairs and festivals that Fayetteville has to offer, including Bridge Day and the Bridge Day Chili Cook-off, Independence Day activities and Christmas festivities on the courthouse lawn.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$344.7

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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