My family and I own 20 rental apartments that are walking distance from the shop. Currently we have a few that are available and I'm going to keep them open until this fall class has finished. They're quiet, well kept apartments, nothing fancy. They will be furnished with a fridge, range, couch, chair and bed. So you can bring a TV or any other entertainment that you'd like. The power and water will be on. This is included in the price.
Spouses are welcome also. Lenoir, NC is a small town with a few tourist attractions. The Boone/Blowing Rock areas are tourist destinations and are a short drive away. Hickory is the next largest city and is about a 25 minute drive.