My husband, four-year-old son and I stayed for a long weekend. We arrived late on Thursday night- which was not a problem. The apartment is so cozy, beautifully decorated and clean. You have pretty much everything that you could need. My son loved his "room"- the pull-out sofa in the living room, I guess it was the novelty of it, FUN! The bedroom is a great place to catch up on some sleep. It is so completely cozy & comfortable that our only problem was that we often slept-in in the mornings (not a real problem if you're sleep deprived like us!) It's not your typical basement apartment, the ceilings are high and it is spacious. The outdoor area is great as well. We had coffee there and our last breakfast. The location is great. Off of Tunnel Road near the entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is very nice if you want to hike or explore the area while visiting. It is a five to ten minute drive to downtown. We would not only recommend the apartment (which we have already done) but we will definitely be back! Melanie was the perfect host, she was there when we needed her but not in any way intrusive! She was so sweet and brought some books down for our son. Everything about this apartment suited us VERY well. None of us wanted to leave!!!