My boyfriend and I chose this spot primarily because it was the right price, looked nice, most reviews were good and it's only a mile from downtown. It surpassed all our expectation. We rolled in having trekked from Pa to Ga and then NC and were having a car issue. One of the hosts was as helpful as he could be. Both of them were super attentive without being overly present.
The breakfast was amazing!!! So fresh! Yogurt, a granola apple crisp, fruit, sausage. (They were willing to make special meals if we needed it)
On a side note...
The morning we left we sat on the porch sipping our coffee remarking about the beauty of all the surrounding houses and had to laugh recalling the one review we read before we came, titled, "Neighborhood". We really couldn't believe that they chose to pay and go somewhere else. I guess to each his/her own.
The "unattractive housing" that's referred to in the review is a good mile away and it's called people who exist in a bracket other than upper middle class. Yes. They exist in every town. So, if you prefer not to face that fact and only wish to see opulence and the highest forms of prosperity in a ten mile radius, then no. I guess this isn't the place for you. In all our driving around, we did in fact see housing that was clearly not in a socioeconomically elite status, but there was no dilapidation or really anything outstanding. It simply wasn't an area of wealth that meets everyone's standards. It seems a shame that some people are so bothered by other's lack of means that they can't even face it when it's blocks away from them.
I'd go to Oakland again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oakland Cottage B&B - charming historic home, circa 1910. This 5,000 square ft "cottage" has been naturally broken into private and roomy Suites (3) & Guest rooms (2), all w private baths. Wonderful hot breakfast each morning. Family friendly, children welcome, pet friendly. Conveniently located a short one and a half miles from the entrance of the Biltmore Estate and just two miles from downtown Asheville's historic downtown city center, our location can't be beat. ... more less