If you're planning to spend a few days in the Asheville area, I can’t think of a more relaxing, comfortable, convenient property than the Joy Chalet.
My wife and I arrived at Joy Chalet following a rigorous seven-hour drive (with heavy traffic and even heavier rain). Once we unloaded the car I plopped down in the living room and took in the surroundings. The sofa and throws are luxuriously comfortable, the artwork fun, eclectic and representative of the Asheville community. The overall effect is immediate and soothing, like returning home after an arduous journey. I felt myself unwinding with each passing minute.
The kitchen is surprisingly large and well-appointed, with topnotch appliances, cookware and utensils. Conveniently located around the perimeter of the kitchen is a pantry, hidden washer and dryer, and a small powder room.
One of the finest features of Joy Chalet is the screened porch behind the kitchen. Every evening my wife and I relaxed in the wicker chairs (she with her wine and I with my beer) until well after dark. The forest behind the chalet is dense and peaceful; a perfect place to pass the time.
Upstairs in the loft is the king bed, with a plush, pillow-top mattress and luxurious, high thread count linens. The bathroom features a nice, deep jetted tub/shower combination along with high quality cotton towels. And the safety bar on the wall next to the tub is a much appreciated extra.
Joy Chalet is located on a semi-private lot on the end of a cul-de-sac within a densely wooded, friendly community of similarly-designed chalets and homes. It is less than twenty minutes south of Downtown Asheville via I-26.
The owner, Stephanie, thoughtfully provided countless small touches that added to our stay. One of them was an Ingles Advantage Card, which we took full advantage of on the first full day of our visit. The nearby Ingles supermarket was large and clean, with an outstanding selection and surprisingly low prices.
Joy Chalet is perfect for a busy professional couple to unwind for a few days and enjoy a second honeymoon. It s worthy of our highest recommendation.