The team behind boutique hotel collection Lark Hotels announces the opening of their newest property, Blind Tiger in Asheville – their first Lark Hotel in the state.
With an existing Blind Tiger location in Portland, Maine, and one in Burlington, Vermont, Blind Tiger Asheville will encapsulate the highly curated but relaxed experience of the brand while reflecting the spirit of Asheville and its many local artists and visionaries. The 14-room guest house is located at 173 East Chestnut Street in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Asheville.
Originally built as a private residence in 1889, the home was reimagined by interior design firm, Elder & Ash, using a majority of vintage, antique and handmade pieces collected over the last decade. Blind Tiger is inspired by the very unique and special lifestyle that residents of Asheville and visitors alike have come to love. Rich in nature and abundant in art, belted by the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway and laced with street art as far as the eye can see, Asheville is the most unique combination of artisan craft and nature-made. Following suit, rooms and suites have a one of a kind design, taking cues from art that is nature, and nature that is art. Ranging from an airy and rustic artist’s loft on the top floor of the historic main house, to a cozy stand alone two-room cabin that feels both urban and escapist, Blind Tiger is a celebration of the diverse topography and craft that surrounds it.
“Asheville has been on our radar for a long time, but this particular property really swept us off our feet,” said Rob Blood, Founder of Lark Hotels and Principal at Elder & Ash. “From its incredible botanical gardens to its seemingly hidden location just steps from downtown, the property truly embodies the Blind Tiger spirit. We hope locals and travelers are as charmed by Blind Tiger Asheville as we are.”
Outside, the property is surrounded by lush, green and flowering gardens complete with koi ponds. A harmonious haven in a vibrant residential neighborhood, Blind Tiger is walking distance from the center of downtown Asheville. Inside, Blind Tiger guests are always invited to make themselves at home. Social gathering spaces are abundant and meant to be used as an extension of the guest room. All are welcome to the pantry – stocked with a curated selection of complimentary snacks, cold brew, and cocktail fixings – any time of day or night.
Blind Tiger properties pay homage to their city’s cultural and culinary ties through the eyes of some of its most influential tastemakers. That continues with this new house, where each room features thoughtful touches from a local “host,” providing access to unique perspectives on how to best explore and enjoy the locale.
Blind Tiger provides an indulgent, highly curated, high touch experience in a casual and intimate way. It is the closest guests will feel to staying at a very well connected and in-the-know friend’s house. The brand transcends beyond the stay, offering an inside look into its location and building a social connection for guests – figuratively, a Blind Tiger.
Room rates at Blind Tiger Asheville range from $249 to $549 based on room type and time of stay. Additional information is available at www.blindtigerasheville.com.