The Altamont, Suite 203
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The Altamont is a newly renovated 1895 building on the most beautiful tree-lined street in downtown Asheville. Church Street is central to everything in downtown from Pack Square to Pritchard Park, and from the Civic Center to the Orange Peel. Park your car for your entire stay and walk to the most interesting and eclectic restaurants, shopping and nightlife!
As part of the 2010 historic and green renovation, the vacation condos were created to provide nice, comfortable and reasonably priced quarters to spend time in Downtown Asheville. Enjoy the charm of an old building while taking advantage of modern green technology. Water is heated with solar panels on the roof, all permanent light fixtures are CFL, most materials were manufactured within 500 miles of Asheville, and paint and stains are all Low VOC resulting in very high indoor air quality. Almost all the beautiful hardwood floors are original.
The renovation also created The Altamont Theatre, Asheville’s Best Listening Room for live music offering the best acoustics in the region. Spend your vacation time with us and see nationally touring artists like Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Balsam Range, California Guitar Trio, John Vezner, Mary Gauthier, Geoff Achison and many more. The theatre also presents stand-up comedy, storytelling, poetry and theatre.
Performances start at 8:00 and are usually over by 11:00 – so no late night parties going on below you.
Not recommended for young children. Shows do not go late, but if you have a child with an early bedtime we recommend the third floor.
My wonderful family enjoying our day together.
Some of the LEED certification requirements met in this historic renovation are:
- All hot water is solar.
- Steel framing, sheet rock, and other materials are recycled.
- Materials from the building that were removed were recycled and diverted from
- Many new materials are non-emitting.
Please visit the US Green Building Council web site for more information on LEED.
I've stayed at The Altamont on several occasions. My first visit was for a girl's weekend. The location is fantastic, the unit was spotless, and the owner was very responsive to my emails. Also, there were no performances at the theater on the bottom level (more about this later).
I stayed at The Altamont for a 2nd time last December. This time, we had a horrible experience.
We were greeted by dirty floors, a dirty refrigerator & crumbs EVERYWHERE (e.g. - on the dining room table, ottoman, and on the couch....just to name a few areas). I emailed the owner, and he immediately sent a person to re-clean the unit. We did not micro-manage the process - we assumed the cleaning person would thoroughly clean the unit. Unfortunately, we encountered additional issues after the housekeeper left:
- Dirty toilet in master bathroom - fecal matter under stool lid & embedded in the screws that connect the lid to the toilet
- Filthy mattress pad in master bedroom
- Dirty dishes in dishwasher
- Strainer in kitchen had black mold spots on the bottom of it
- The living room reeked of urine. We traced the source to a couch cushion. We sprayed disinfectant on the cushion and the odor subsided
- Area rugs were littered with trash
- Hardwood floors with filthy (wet paper towel was black when we wiped the floor)
- Broken shower door
I emailed the owner a 2nd time to inform him about the issues we noticed after the housekeeper left. I wanted the give the owner a chance to make things right for us versus posting a negative review. Unfortunately, I never received a response to the 2nd email.
Also, the performance at the Altamont did not end until 12:30am on December 23rd (instead of 11pm as noted in the marketing materials for these units). The walls in the Altamont are PAPER THIN. Highly recommend checking the Altamont's performance schedule if you are looking for a quiet stay.
On a positive note, the condo is very centrally located - very walkable to all the great Asheville restaurants, and a short Uber ride to the Biltmore & Grove Park Inn. While the condos are centrally located, they are tucked away on a quiet side street. The building itself has a ton of character. The owner also makes check-in super easy.
My first stay was 4 stars and the second stay was zero stars - hence the 2-star rating.
This was an excellent location for our girl's weekend. Beautiful condo!! Thank up so much Brian. Hope to see you again soon.
We chose this condo because it was directly downtown. It has a very convenient location and is very close to lots of great restaurants and shopping. The condo was very clean and is perfect for 2 couples since it has 2 full baths for privacy. It has all new furnishings. Our contact, Brian, was very accommodating and even gave us superb restaurant recommendations which were "spot on." The Biltmore Estate is only a 15 minute drive away. I highly recommend this condo for those who want to take part in Asheville's nightlife and delightful restaurant and art scene.