We received a discount to visit from our White Trolley Tour, but is a bargain anyway. Lucky for us because the house had many tales to tell. I had no knowledge of this American writer, and now I am intrigued to read his books. The former boarding house had many antiques which we enjoy. However our guide was the best part. He gave us a personal tour and shared so many interesting facts about the writer, his family, the community and life during the time period. Worth 90 minutes while in downtown Ashville, such a charming place to be, and they encourage you to rest a spell in the rockers on the porch.