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Nuttall at Lafayette Flats - the Coolest Place to Stay in the Coolest Small Town

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights

About the property

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

Lafayette Flats is 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 details throughout.

EXPERIENCE THE FLATS

You will be treated to a wide variety of local original art, both in the private living space and the common spaces. You are also invited to learn about the local area by exploring Lafayette Flats' library of books about West Virginia or those written by authors from WV.

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

Nuttall has lofty rooms and the decor is contemporary, comfortable and luxurious. You can enjoy a long soak in the claw foot tub or a refreshing shower under the rain drop showerhead. The beautiful view of the historic courthouse might distract you from the LED HD television, but you are sure to sleep well on the high quality sheets under the glowing café lights.

IDEAL LOCATION IN THE HEART OF TOWN

Located on the main street of Fayetteville's historic district, Lafayette Flats is an easy stroll from locally owned and operated restaurants and shops. Hikers, bikers, climbers and whitewater enthusiasts are minutes away from their activities as well.

More Details

Owner
Amy McLaughlin
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2017

About Amy McLaughlin

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.

Five 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 purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Amy McLaughlin chose West Virginia

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. Nuttall is one of four flats in the building.

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.

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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(39 traveller reviews)

Nuttall at Lafayette Flats - the Coolest Place to Stay in the Coolest Small Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews
5

Wonderful renovation. Perfect place to stay in Fayetteville.

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

When camping is too wet, this is the place to stay. Well-appointed, clean, and in a great location, this place was perfect. Nice touch with the board games to play when the sun goes down. Will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible!

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful stay at the Nutall at Lafayette. It was beautifully and tastefully decorated. The artwork was local and unique. It instantly felt like home when you walked in the door. I couldn't have asked for a better mini getaway.

There was a directory to get myself familiar with the area, and all of the suggestions were spot on. I was there in January and I will definitely be returning in the summer months to take advantage of the outdoor activity the area has to offer.

Amazing! Book these flats, you won't regret it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5
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We had such a wonderful get away, and it was such a relaxing and enjoyable place to stay. It was decorated beautifully with unique art from around the region. It was within walking distance to all the local restaurants (especially recommend the Cathedral Cafe). Would come back again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Layfayette Flats - Fayetteville, West Virginia

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

Neat, comfortable and cozy. We have stayed here several times, and it always exceeds our expectations.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent property in downtown Fayetteville

  • 5 of 5

4 friends stayed at the Nuttall Flat for our first trip to Fayetteville / the New River Gorge area and were blown away by the quality of the flat itself, its great location and convenience, and the beautiful area in general.

Amy was great and very responsive during the booking process answering questions and providing more info. Checking into and out of the flat was easy.

The flat itself was wonderfully designed and decorated. What the owners were able to do, bringing in art and books from West Virginia artists and authors was very cool and gave us lots to talk about. Bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was awesome!

I would highly, highly recommend this flat to anyone traveling to the area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Fun little town

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Station Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Pies and Pints

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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Fayetteville, USA

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Off Season
1 Feb 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£306
for 2 nights
From
£153
 
 
Boy Scout Jamboree
17 Jul 2017 - 30 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£379
for 2 nights
From
£189
 
 
Week of Bridge Day
18 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£424
for 2 nights
From
£212
 
 
New Year's Eve
31 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£212
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£351
for 2 nights
From
£176
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £201
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Fayetteville, USA

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Relax in the original, refinished clawfoot tub or enjoy a refreshing shower under the rain showerhead.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Two futon chairs can be turned into twin size beds.
  • Please note: the twin futons are located in the same room as the queen size bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • 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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