Looking forward to welcoming you to Asheville.

Traveling Group
  • Mike Wren Retired (2)


Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Denver, CO, United States

    December 20 — Any time

    Would love to spend Christmas in Denver, Dec. 20-28 2015. Open to simultaneous or non-simultaneous exchange.

  • Vienna, Austria

    September 1 — December 1, 2016 These dates are flexible

    We would love to spend a few weeks next year exploring the city and area around Vienna, Austria.

  • Belize

    March 1 — May 31, 2016 These dates are flexible

    looking for a large home near to the beach, to be able to enjoy with our adult family...party of 6 adults.

  • Hawaii, United States

    Any time These dates are flexible

    Maui Upcountry anytime for up to 6 weeks...or whatever you care to propose! Or any of the islands on or near to the beach.


  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Culinary Travel
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
  • Theater/Cinema
  • Shopping
Especially Passionate About

We love to travel and enjoy other cuisines and cultures

Looking for beautiful places to enjoy the outdoors, local arts and people. Good food and wine are always on our "bucket list", and walking, strolling, hiking in lovely sourroundings are a true bonus.

Vacation Type

Exchange Reviews

January - December 2012

We enjoyed a one-week 'spring break' exchange with the Wren ...

Jim from Washington said

We enjoyed a one-week 'spring break' exchange with the Wren family in April 2012. Their home is in a great location to enjoy the city of Asheville and the surrounding spectacular mountains. The Wren home is beautiful, very clean, and extremely comfortable to enjoy some down time on the expansive front porch or back deck. The Wren's left us some wonderful suggestions for restaurants and even encouraged us to take their hiking books with us on the trails. When we returned back home we found our condo to be just as we left it along with a beautiful Easter Lily from the Wren's. We highly recommend an exchange with the Wren's they are wonderful exchange partners.

Claudette and Mike
What we said about Jim's house:

My husband and I recently spent a week in Jim and Diane's beautiful apartment in DC, on our first home exchange. The condo is luxurious, bright and airey and light filled, from the many floor to ceiling windows in all of the rooms. The furniture, appliances, fixtures etc are all modern and of high quality, creating a warm, very comfortable and welcoming environment in which to enjoy this wonderful city. The metro is about a 10 minute walk from the apartment, and the bus into Georgetown and downtown DC, was literally outside the front door of the building. There are several restaurants and cafes, as well as a grocery very close to the condo, and we found many others, including a great Whole Foods store, and other shopping less than 2 miles away. We had a wonderful time exploring DC, and it was an absolute pleasure working with Jim on this exchange. He responded quickly to all of our emails and phone calls, and they left us numerous maps and guides to help us find our way around the city...(Not to mention a gift bag of goodies to enjoy.) On our return home, we found our house in perfect condition, and a lovely note from Jim and Diane. If you are lucky enough to get an exchange with this couple, jump at it, you will not be disappointed. With many thanks and our very best wishes, Claudette & Mike, Asheville NC.