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Riverfront*** Cabin with Hot Tub on French Broad River

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths (sleeps 5)

PLEASE INQUIRE BEFORE REQUESTING A BOOKING SO THAT WE CAN ASSURE THAT THIS IS THE RIGHT PROPERTY FOR YOU! (click on "message" to connect with us). * *NOTE: NO SUNDAY check-ins accepted.

Riverview Retreat at Riverside Escapes! A beautiful new log cabin located directly on Section 8 of the French Broad River awaits you. Fully appointed two story cabin with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths and lots of special custom touches. The cozy great room is warmed by a river decor centered around a river rock gas fireplace and opening onto a huge deck with a bubbling hot tub overlooking the river. The huge second floor 'treetop' master suite features a private balcony overlooking the river, a king size bed with copper covered bedside tables, walk in closet with stacking washer/dryer, a private coffee station, and magnificent river views! The main floor bedroom and bath offer easy access and a fun river fishing theme. Bathroom luxuries include custom tile showers and granite sinks. The campus offers free WIFI internet access so you can sit by the campfire or lay on the hammock and check your email!

This beautiful cabin sits on a four acre riverfront parcel with a private footbridge and a private island. You're invited to fish the French Broad and cook your own catch on a firepit grill, or just sit in the Adirondack chairs and watch the blue herons fish. Bring your bike and enjoy the level ride along historic Old Marshall Highway. Catch some rays on your private deck. Spend evenings by the campfire toasting s'mores and listening to the wildlife serenade as the sun sets into the mountains. After sunset, watch the fireflies light up the mountainside across the river. Day trip to kayak, whitewater raft, tube the river, hike or horseback ride. Explore history with a visit to the Biltmore Estate, Grove Arcade, historic downtown Asheville or the Vance Birthplace. Drive the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway and have lunch on top of Mount Pisgah.

This is the only property on the French Broad River with an accessible private island. Yet, we're located just 15 minutes from Asheville, 10 minutes from Weaverville, and a few minutes south of the historic town of Marshall. Riverside Escapes lodging and grounds are also available for weddings and other special events. Please visit our website (see link below) for more details!

Keywords: Log Cabin

More Details

Owner
LIz Wiederhold
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

About LIz Wiederhold

Paul and Liz Wiederhold moved to 'the river' in 2006 to follow their dreams. Their incredible new riverfront location begged to be shared... and 'Riverside Escapes' was born. More than vacation rentals, the future of Riverside Escapes will include riverfront weddings, family reunions, corporate retreats, and more. The Wiederholds were married on the property's island and live onsite where they provide personal service for their guests. The property is full of animals; Diamond - our very friendly campus mascot dog, a flock of very pampered free range chickens, a pair of mallard ducks who have taken up voluntary residency, and lots of other birds and critters. Paul owns a high end roofing company specializing in slate, tile, copper and metal roofs, and copper gutters. When not working, Paul loves to fish, kayak and generally enjoy the river. Liz enjoys hostessing and working 'hands on' at Riverside Escapes including fixing and building things, as well as designing, decorating, sewing and landscaping.

LIz Wiederhold purchased this cabin in 2006

Why LIz Wiederhold chose Asheville Area

The French Broad River is a spectacular river meandering through a spectacular town. 'Broad' is a descriptive name for this large, majestic river which is largely unspoiled by development. Yet, just down river, Asheville offers all of the excitement, arts, fine dining, nightlife, and eclectic culture that anyone could seek. The Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail and so many other natural gifts are just a short drive away. Madison County offers some of the beautiful whitewater rafting locations, unspoiled mountain land, and even snow skiing in Wolf Laurel. Our location is ideally located just north of Asheville and south of Madison County. It is truly the best of both worlds.

What makes this cabin unique

Riverside Escapes offers the only island vacation rental in the area and one of just a few riverfront homes. Guests are encouraged to walk the swinging bridge, fish from the shores, sit by the riverside campfire, and generally immerse themselves in the incredible natural beauty of the property. There is something for everyone here. For the more adventurous type, our island cabin offers the feel of remote camping, but none of the hassles. For those seeking more luxury, our mainland cabin has all the comforts of home and more with a hot tub, custom tile showers, coffee bar, limited satellite based wireless internet access, and more.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow! Water! Bridge! Eggs! More water! More water! Did I say water?! Such a feast for the eyes...

Only 2 nights :-(

2 great dinners thanks to suggestions from Liz... Blue Mountain Pizza and Stoney Knob Cafe in Weaverville. Love to return to Biltmore and Riverview!
Apr 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Alexander in French Broad

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size bedroom suite (1), also has 2 twin beds in same room. Queen size Bedroom (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
Notes:
Fire pit area with grill, horse shoes, volleyball and badminton net available, island access, IPOD docks. Free WIFI is satellite based with very limited daily data allowance... perfect for checking emails, but not for streaming, online gaming, etc.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Riverfront*** Cabin with Hot Tub on French Broad River
average rating of 4.9264708 based on 70 reviews
Metairie, LA
5

Wonderful Escape

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about this cabin on the river. It was the perfect space for my family of 5, with all the amenities. Personal touches everywhere, from the basket of "in case you forgot" toiletries (which I had) to the spices in the kitchen, the water dispenser, coffee/tea in the master, family movies after a day of playing, welcome package with the ingredients for s'mores .... the list is endless. And the owners were a stones throw away in case I needed anything. Great setup, great location.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Matthews, NC
5

If you are looking for peace and tranquility, this is the spot for you

  • 5 of 5

The only bad thing about this house is the size. I wish it was bigger so I could bring even more people back with me. The home is well maintain and Liz left personal touches and items throughout. They spared no cost when creating this oasis. The bridge is beautiful, the water is crisp and cool, the lawns are very well maintained and the fire pit it well stocked. They thought of everything. Maybe they could build another one next door so I could bring my friends back (hint hint 😉). Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cary, NC
5

Beautiful Little Get Away for Families

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this cabin which was emaculate and well appointed. We really hung out at the cabin most of our time and enjoyed fishing and playing in the river along with the hot tub and camp fire. There is limited internet and our phones did not get service at this cabin. Our daughter wears a medical device that used up the daily internet usage in about an hour so we just had to do things a little differently to manage her Type 1 diabetes. However, it was a true get away and we truly appreciated all of the little extras that the hosts provide to make your stay wonderful. It is relaxing and we would recommend this cabin to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Getaway with Beautiful Views of the River

  • 5 of 5

Excellent vacation property. Even though the owners live onsite they are pretty much invisible which makes you feel like you are alone on the property where you can relax and enjoy everything it has to offer. I would stay here again with it's close proximity to Asheville and surrounding areas.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Amazing location. Close to everything and had spectacular scenery.

  • 4 of 5

Overall it was great. Property was clean which was nice. Fire pit and hot tub were enjoyable. All other reviews pretty much spot on. Gas fireplace was a nice feature. Will definitely try to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN
5

Well Appointed Cabin, Listen to the Water!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely gem and great location! We booked our honeymoon trip last minute due to being so busy and got lucky and was able to stay at this beautiful riverfront cabin. The cabin is the BEST appointed vacation rental I've ever stayed in - and I've stayed in them all over the world. From a Krug with coffee and tea, to nice towels, linens, a stocked kitchen with spices to a whole smores kit - this place has it all! The cabin overlooks the French Broad River - enjoyed getting to sleep with the windows open. The cabin is near the road - but it's hardly traveled - it's really quiet. And the best part - it's far away yet close enough to easily get to Asheville or the Blue Ridge Parkway. Would definitely recommend! Thank you to Liz and her family for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Stoney Knob Cafe
Blue Mountain Pizza
The Well-Bred Bakery & Cafe
Vance Birthplace
Blue Heron Whitewater
Main Street Grill
Glass Onion
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Blue Mountain Pizza
Nearest Beach
right outside your door!
Car: necessary

Wedding/Special Event site, campfire, river launch on site, fishing on site (must have permit), 20 minutes to Appalachian Trail, 20 minutes to Biltmore Estate, 30 minutes to Arboretum, 15 minutes to Vance Birthplace, 15 minutes to Blue Ridge Parkway, 20 minutes to Hot Springs.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Alexander, North Carolina Mountains

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring, Summer, Fall
31 Mar 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£724
for 3 nights
From
£219
From
£228
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,558
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£724
for 3 nights
From
£219
From
£228
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £58.27
Damage Deposit £155.38

OWNERS DO NOT ACCEPT SUNDAY CHECK INS. Owners are on site to provide personal check-in and issue a key. MINIMUM 3 night stay for all reservations 14+ days in advance. 2 nights considered for last minute stays (booked within 14 days of check in date)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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