We are Ruben and Judy. Both New Yorkers, we moved to Asheville in 1998 to get away from the snow, cold, and busy lifestyle. While the moving to Asheville part worked out really well, the “getting away from our busy lifestyle”… not so much! While we were busy relaxing, we managed to acquire 12 vacation rentals and open two busy bakery-cafes!
We’ve owned Asheville Swiss Chalets since 2003 and have transformed them from basic mountain cabins into the beautiful, well-appointed, pet-friendly vacation rentals they are today, with two of the best locations ever!
Feeding people and entertaining have been hobbies and businesses since New York days, so the bakeries were an obvious continuation. Vacation rentals were a great addition! All Chalet guests receive goodies and a gift certificate from Well-Bred Bakery & Café upon arrival.
Asheville Swiss Chalets is founded on a belief in great hospitality – giving people that home away from home experience with great amenities and attention to detail.
Being a cook, I wanted to make sure guests have
a fully stocked kitchen – great quality pots and pans, utensils, and a fully stocked pantry. Of course, being animal lovers, we don’t like to leave our four legged family members home. We see to it that yours are well provided for when you visit!
When I’m not working, I enjoy flower and vegetable gardening, reading mysteries and entertaining friends. And if my husband can tear me away from the business, some trips to Europe, which inspired both the chalets and our bakeries.