|Minimum Stay||1 - 2 nights|
Fayetteville is known as one of America's Coolest Small Towns, and Lafayette Flats is the coolest place to stay in Fayetteville!
Lafayette Flats is located on the upper two floors of a historic 100 year old cut stone building originally built to be a bank. The interior of the building has been renovated with new electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems but retains much of the original configuration and architectural details throughout.
This 500 square foot flat has one bedroom with a queen size mattress, a convertible couch, a large luxurious bathroom and a fully equipped apartment size kitchen. Cable TV (42' HD LED in living space), wireless internet and all linens and towels are provided.
Corten's decor is contemporary and comfortable. Guests will be treated to a wide variety of local original art, both in the private living space and the common hallways and stairwells. Guests 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 West Virginia.
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.
Located on the second floor of a historic building, Corten is only accessible by stairs. This flat is designed for couples but can accommodate the addition of one child.
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. Two 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
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. Eddy is one of four flats in the building, and the one that we call our second home. 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. But 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!
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.
Thanks for a wonderful stay in this beautiful apartment! We had a great stay and loved all the small touches (i.e. awesome crossword puzzle :)).
We were looking for someplace to spend New Years Eve without spending a fortune on a place to stay. The Lafayette Flats was the PERFECT place for this. It was just my husband and I and we loved everything about the place, including the location. We stayed from December 30, 2016- January 2, 2017. To save some money, we cooked in for breakfast and dinners (the fridge is a smaller fridge that is in the island but it was the perfect size for us. They even have ice trays in the freezer!) Having the fully operational kitchen was helpful! The bed was super comfortable and the sheets were very nice. The pictures display the flat perfectly. We were not surprised by anything. Going in the winter, we weren't sure what to expect. There is so much in walking distance! We walked to a lot of local shops- antiques and gift shops. We ate at Pies and Pints- must go (in walking distance)! We drove to the Long Point Trail (less than 10 minutes) and did that hike. Awesome views of the bridge and just a really cool hike in the woods. The bridge is incredible, we went to the visitor center and walked around there. The Glade Creek Grist Mill in Babcock state park (20 minute drive) is unbelievable! The mill was closed but it was just beautiful to walk around there. I have been telling all of my friends about the flats and the area. It was a great way to bring in the New Year. Thanks for everything!
Location is excellent. This was my first stay, but it will not be my last.
Tony B. Salt Lake City, UT
Perfect location with easy access to everything that Fayetteville and the New River Gorge area have to offer. Thanks for a great stay!
From its central location to the Bridge Day gift basket to the artwork to the most comfortable bed ever it was all just perfect! I cannot recommend staying here enough. You will not be disappointed!
In the heart of downtown. Clean, unique, trendy yet comfortable. Look forward to staying there again.
Owners were highly responsive, helpful and have set up a beautiful rental for their guests. The flat is in a great location, well decorated and has all of the ammentities we were looking for. We wish we could have stayed longer & we will most definitely book again.
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.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£203|