May marked the one-year anniversary of the opening of Lafayette Flats. As we begin our second year of welcoming visitors to Fayetteville, we are thrilled that some of last year’s guests have already booked their flats for this summer, and that we continue to receive nothing but 5-star reviews from each and every guest that stays with us! We promise to keep the quality level high and continue to exceed your expectations.
Here are a couple of updates on past and future happenings:
Last may we blogged about our Art Fund, which was our way of making sure that we kept The Flats fresh and new where art is concerned by using a portion of our vacation rental income to acquire at least one new piece each year. Earlier this spring we contacted local stained glass artist Stephanie Danz about filling a space that one of the old transoms formerly occupied in Nuttall. Since Nuttall has a bit of a West Virginia nature decorating motif, we asked Stephanie to create a panel that features West Virginia’s state flower, the rhododendron. We couldn’t be happier with the result.
2016 Winter Writer’s Residency
We were pleased to host Eric Shonkwiler as our first Writer-in-Residence this past winter, and we are looking for our next writer – or writers – who will be awarded the 2016 Residency. If you are a writer or if you know a writer who would benefit from a three-month stay in Fayetteville where they could work on their writing in a beautiful, quiet setting, please encourage them to apply.
New Restaurants in Town!
Two new restaurants within walking distance of Lafayette Flats are slated to be opening soon in Fayetteville. Vandal’s Kitchen will soon be serving breakfast and lunch and we hope to see The Station (in the old DiOGi’s location) opening soon to provide a great lunch and dinner spot. In addition to these two in-town locations, Mackie’s Biergarten is now open just across the New River Gorge Bridge. Speaking of DiOGi’s, we were sad to see them move from their former location just down the hill from Lafayette Flats, but we’re glad that they have now re-opened a couple of miles away on Laurel Creek Rd.
We hope to see you soon!