We wanted to let you know a little bit about Banjoe Vacations. We are a small, family-owned vacation rental company. The name, Banjoe, is just a collection of the first letters in our names – ‘B’ is for me, Bruce, ‘an’ is for Anna (our youngest daughter), ‘jo’ for Jo, my wife, and ‘e’ is for Erin (our oldest daughter). We live in Asheville, NC, and absolutely love living, working, and playing in the mountains. For us, renting our homes is all about sharing our love of the mountains with others.
More about Bruce
I am a recovering rocket scientist and entrepreneur with a wide range of interests. My professional background is in environmental acoustics (yes, that really is a thing), but I’m also interested in lots more. I play the bass in a band with some friends, and we sometimes gig in the area. I love cycling and hiking in the beautiful mountains here in Western North Carolina. And one of my big passions is skiing! Although big mountain snow is hard to come by here in the southeast, I still get out to the local ski hills when I can.
More about Jo
I am the one who holds it all together! Between my husband’s hair-brains schemes and my daughters’ crazy schedules I try to be the stable force in this family. I have been involved with affordable housing for most of my professional career – working both from the public side and the private side. For the past many years I’ve been working as a trainer for a national affordable housing company.
We are incredibly fortunate to have properties we can rent out, especially here in Asheville where there is something of an affordable housing crisis. For that reason, we are committed to contributing 10% of our profits back to the community, especially to help support the homeless and to support improved housing for everyone in our community. Please feel free to contact us if you’d like more information.
What makes the Enchanted Cottage unique
Our house is situated just 15 feet from the water, at the bottom of a large hill. When you are here you truly feel like you left the world behind. But no worries! We have an electric tram (technically called a ‘Residential Funicular’) that will transport you from your car down to the house in style. Or, if you are feeling like a little exercise, you can climb the 86 stairs to the top!
We purchased the Enchanted Cottage in 2017
What makes the Condo unique
Staying with us means you can forget you own a car for a while. And with all of the breweries here in town, that can be a big advantage! You will be able to visit Asheville like an insider, walking to all of the galleries, music venues, restaurants, and yes, breweries.
We purchased the Asheville Condo in 2018