About Bittersweet Cottage & Suite
My name is Matt. My partner Stephen and I have lived in Asheville for 17 years. We arrived from Boston on a cold winter’s day in February of 1997. Asheville was a very different place back then; quiet to the point of somnolence and a little “down at the heel.” We didn’t care. We loved it, and still do to this day.
We were fortunate in being able to purchase our first home at #466 Elk Mountain Scenic Highway and lucky again when our neighbors, in 2001, sold us #458 and #460 which today makeup Bittersweet Cottage & Suite. To say the condition of the property was less than optimal is an understatement. But the view! It inspired us to pull this place apart and put it all back together again.
Stephen’s architectural background is evident throughout the renovated Cottage and Suite. The renovations included taking everything down to the brick and building it all out again with up-to-date services and amenities. We have tried to stay true to the relaxed feel of the orginal 1954 structures by adding Arts & Crafts and Asian-inspired details. There isn’t a doll or doilie to be found anywhere!
Asheville is now a vibrant community offering the best in the arts, dining, shopping, music and entertainment. The options for enjoying the great outdoors are endless. We think of it as having the best of both worlds. Over the past 11 years we have hosted hundreds of visitors and, if their comments in our guest books are any indication, they have enjoyed Asheville as much as we do. We sincerely hope that you will too.
We like to keep things simple and only have three rules: Refresh. Relax. Renew.
We look forward to having you stay with us!
Matt Clark & Stephen DerMargosian