Free Spirit Getaways

Our Location

Enjoy our authentic Southern compound located in the upscale Buena Vista/Reynolda Historic District. Spanish for “beautiful view” here we give it a Southern twist and pronounce it—Byoo-Na Vista. The most beautiful neighborhood in our city, it was designed as a tree-lined haven in the middle of a bustling city and the first homes were built in 1915. 

Fun Fact: The neighborhood became a showplace for some of the most popular American architects of the 20th century—most notably, Charles Barton Keen, a favorite of wealthy tobacco & textile families. He designed our treasured Reynolda House for Katharine & R.J. Reynolds, which is a 5 minute drive from the cottage.

Private Hideaway In the Middle of Town

entrance to compound

Go for a stroll and explore the tree-lined neighborhood with its charming historic homes built during Winston-Salem’s tobacco heyday.

What Makes Our Location Great

We love this neighborhood and it makes an ideal base for exploring our city. The location is fantastic, you’re just minutes to basically everything. You’ll get a real feel for what it’s like to live here and you’ll have fun discovering our local neighborhood spots. 
Before, we lived downtown but prefer this location because it’s the best of both worlds…the cottage is tucked away and secluded and yet we’re close to great restaurants, shops & sights. One of our favorite perks is being able to walk to the Airstream for the best coffee in town! 
If you’re a runner, you can head out of the driveway and hit the pavement; there’s so many different routes to take (and some challenging hills). Or go on a leisurely stroll and explore the interesting architecture. 
We’re close to some cool vintage furniture & home goods shops. Do some shopping and then pop in the homemade gelato shop for an afternoon pick-me-up. 
Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Publix & Harris Teeter grocery stores are an easy 5 minute drive away. On Saturdays from April to November, you can check out the organic farmer’s market.

We're Close to Winston-Salem's Main Attractions

Wake Forest University

University of NC School of the Arts

Downtown

Reynolda House Museum & Gardens

Historic Old Salem

BB&T Stadium

Fun Things to Discover Nearby

Vintage Airstream Coffee Trailer

Walk to the funky Airstream for locally roasted coffee & baked goods. On different days food trucks set up by the Airstream & the bicycle shop. Look for Dough-Joe’s for homemade doughnuts (just follow the irresistible aroma) and the bright yellow Bahtmobile for fresh Thai & Vietnamese-inspired dishes

Explore the Nearby Mill Works

The West End Mill Works is a cool place to check-out. There’s the popular Porch Cantina for fresh Tex-Mex inspired dishes. They are known for their margarita flights. 

Walk to Fine Dining Next Door

Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner or a classy Sunday brunch at the gourmet restaurant next door.

Sample Delicious Chocolate

Brasstown specializes in making craft chocolate bars and they source fair trade cacao beans to roast their chocolate. We love the Brasstown Blend.

Homemade Gelato

Walk to the gelato shop for homemade flavors. Makes a delicious afternoon pick-me-up or evening treat.

Vintage Home Goods Shops

On the same strip as the gelato shop, you’ll find Elizabeth’s, a popular  home goods shop with vintage finds, Cookie’s for antiques and Yours Truly, a consignment shop with women’s clothes and home goods.

Explore One-Of-Kind Bars

1/2 miles away you can explore the one-of-a-kind bars depending on your mood. Joymongers ages craft beer in wine and whiskey barrels.  There’s usually a food truck out front for tasty eats. Play some old school darts at West End Opera House, check out Hoot’s Roller Bar or enjoy a brew sitting out on the deck at The Tap. Great places to enjoy the afternoon.

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