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There’s something so charming about Fayetteville, West Virginia, the small town that sits on the rim of the New River Gorge. Sure, the forest that surrounds Fayetteville is enchanting (so enchanting that the National Park Service purchased 70,000 acres in the 1980s to create a National River), but the small town itself has a lot […]

West Virginia Artists Featured in Tamarack’s Annual Juried Exhibition Tamarack currently has works from many exceptional West Virginia artists on display in the 11th annual Best of West Virginia Juried Exhibition. The exhibit in the David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery runs from June 15 – August 4, 2019. The show features the work of […]

Purchase a limited edition print. Promoting art and artists from our home state is not only our passion, it’s in our business plan. Each year we dedicate a portion of our vacation rental income to the purchase of West Virginia art to add to our collection at Lafayette Flats. For this year’s art purchase, we […]

We purchased the building that now houses Lafayette Flats in June of 2014 and worked on its renovation for the rest of the summer, fall and through the winter. By the time we opened to guests in April of 2015, we had learned a lot about the rhythms of the seasons in Fayetteville. Mostly we […]

Each year we dedicate a portion of our vacation rental income to a fund from which we purchase new West Virginia art. Promoting art and artists from our home state is actually in our business plan for Lafayette Flats. You can read more about it here.   For our 2018 Art Fund purchase, we traveled […]

Lotus Rising Since part of Lafayette Flats’ business plan is to promote local West Virginia art, each year we dedicate a portion of its vacation rental income to a fund that is used to buy a new piece for our guests to enjoy.  (You can read more about this component of our business plan here.) […]

“Local, original art will be a key design feature of Lafayette Flats.” “Ambition” This was a line in our business plan when we first dreamed up the idea of Lafayette Flats, but it was more than just words on paper. It is really little piece of the heart and soul of our project. We are […]

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 […]

We love art and we love Fayetteville, so we were doubly pleased when we learned of an influential stained glass artist who made her home here. Elizabeth Grafton died several years ago (at the age of 99) but left a legacy of influence far and wide; seemingly more well known elsewhere than in her home […]

Last month we promised an update on the local artist and art collector’s offer to help us cover the walls of Lafayette Flats with original, local art, and here it is: Mark Tobin Moore Mark Tobin Moore and his wife Donna Whitten have become friends of the highest order to Lafayette Flats, and by extension to all […]


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