Welcome to The Carolina Jewel

Welcome to the Carolina Jewel, a historic “gem” in the beautiful north Carolina mountains where you will find a blend of history, nature and convenience. Located just twelve miles from the epicurean center of Asheville, the Carolina Jewel rest on a beautiful green meadow surrounded by a breath-taking babbling brook. In the spring, wild flowers pop their buds though the four acres of trails and in the fall the foliage rivals the brilliant colors of spring. Walk with us through centuries of farming and commerce as you enjoy all that Asheville and Weaverville have to offer.

The property at The Carolina Jewel consists of a beautiful five bedrooms historic Victorian Farmhouse (circa 1845) and a separate two-bedroom cottage with two baths and a full kitchen. The Creekside Crystal Cottage, as we call it, is located on the same property across the creek underneath a canopy of trees.

Each of the suites in the Historic house, listed as the “Brigman-Chambers House” on the National Register of Historic Places, has its’ own unique charm. All bedrooms have private baths and working fireplaces. The oldest portion of the inn that was built in 1845 has rustic roughhewn logs in the great room with its fireplace made of rocks pulled from the fields outside. Adjacent to the great room is the fully stocked modern kitchen and laundry room for your use. In 1880 an addition, of the Victorian style, was added to the log cabin to accommodate the growing family of the owners

The "Gems"
The Sapphire Serenity Suite faces the east for sunrises that gently wake you from a restful night sleep on the king size pillow top sleeper. (Yes, our guest rave about our mattresses that is why we want you to know). The double doors to the master bathroom with the Jacuzzi tub can sooth tired muscles after a day of hiking or bicycling the Blue Ridge Parkway, or just wash your worries away.

The Emerald Escape Suite has retained its up-scale country charm with a high four poster rice bed and antiques. Lace window treatment billow in the wind should you choose fresh air over the central air-conditioning. You will enjoy the eclectic touch of color in bathroom with steps leading down to the antique claw-footed tub, white bead board walls and white eyelet curtains
The Garnet Getaway is warm and cozy with its antiques and fireplace. Garnets come in all colors except blue and the room is decorated with soft tones of multiple colors. The garnet bathroom is charmingly romantic with its candle lit accents and plush robes.

The Ruby Romance is one of the largest rooms with a two person soaking tub situated to look up at the mountain. The regal king size bed dominates the room decorated in warm red and gold tones. This memory foam bed is designed and manufactured by a chiropractor and is amazing! Signatures of some of the ancestors have been preserved on the wall; must have be a prank of some sort and probably made the Mom mad that adult children wrote on the wall!

The Aquamarine Dream
located on the main floor of the historic residence has a king size bed that can be converted to two twins if desired. This room has a rustic, farm house appeal with antiques and furniture made from reclaimed wood. The vintage wall sconces have a twinkling glow that make you wonder if “walls could talk what would stories would they tell?”

There are four porches surrounding the Carolina Jewel:

  • The balcony off the upstairs hallway can be your hideaway facing the mountain as you enjoy a glass of wine, a good book, and a good friend.
  • The ground level Victorian porch, dressed in white wicker has the character and definition of a “Victorian Lady” with its four colors of paint and decorative trim.
  • The original 1845 porch is where many Sunday afternoons were spent with family, friends, and probably the Preacher! Relax your cares away in the wooden glider as you listen to the creek.
The porch outside the kitchen has its history too. You will see the plaque indicating the Historic Registry designation and if you look closely you will see the shadow of a mule shoe that was hung on the roughhewn logs – must have brought good luck to the family!

Meet Your Hosts
Michael & Eva Greene are two of the luckiest people out there. Why are they so lucky? Well, because they are Asheville natives and have been lucky enough to call this amazing town home their whole lives (so far!)!

Michael comes from a long line of jewelers and is beyond passionate about gemstones. His family founded and owns the Wick & Greene Jewelry store in downtown Asheville. Michael's passion for gemstomes was the inspiration for naming the suites at The Carolina Jewel. In each suite you will find tidbits of information about gemstones including their history and where they can be found in North Carolina, their unique characteristics, their lore, and their healing properties.

Eva spent 25 years in the travel business before joining Michael in the family jewelry business. Together they have traveled much of the world and consider themselves blessed to live in Western North Carolina. Today they are transiting their jewelry business to the next generation (their daughter and son-in-law) which will provide them with the freedom to interact with and be concierge to guest coming to visit.