Discover Chimney Rock Village... And feel like you've stepped back in time! We are an old time town nestled in the heart of Hickory Nut Gorge. You can stay here and walk to most places of interest... Shopping, restaurants, the river walk, the beach at lake lure, the flowering bridge, the marina, hiking trails, outdoor parks and Chimney Rock State Park! Many other attractions less than 20 minutes away. We feature 2 bedrooms each with queen beds, full living room with Ikea sofa that sleeps 2. New eat-in kitchen with granite counter tops, new 42" and 32" TV's. And best of all you can bring your dog! IF YOU ARE MAKING THE RESERVATION WITHIN 48 HRS OF ARRIVAL WE WOULD NEED A $300 DAMAGE DEPOSIT WHICH IS HAPPILY REFUNDED WITHIN 3 WORKING DAYS OF YOUR STAY.
- Apartment1000 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Full Kitchen, Balcony And Outside Stone Deck On The River
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Jul 2018
About APRIL SOTTILE
I moved here from Florida in 2013 and couldn't be happier! There are more incredible people here in this little village than anywhere I have known. I opened an ladies boutique and lived above it for the past two years. When my son moved in with me after college I opted for larger living quarters and am now offering my lovely apartment for short term rentals. I miss the sound of the river at night. It's an incredible little piece of heaven.
APRIL SOTTILE purchased this Apartment in 2013
Why APRIL SOTTILE chose Chimney Rock
When I lived here I was lulled to sleep by the sound of the Rocky Broad River every night... so peaceful... so Zen! You won't believe the power the sound of this river has to alleviate stress! Enjoy a bottle of wine as the sun sets behind the mountain and the crisp cool mountain air rejuvenates your lungs.
What makes this Apartment unique
Drive 20-30 minutes in any direction and get a new experience... the NEW Tryon Equestrian Center is a must see! The Biltmore House in Asheville is always a favorite. Local winery tours, outlet shopping, antiquing, hiking, golf, live theater and so much more. There are always festivals both in Chimney Rock, Lake Lure and surrounding communities... especially in Spring, Summer and Fall. Leaf season is amazing with the striking colors of Autumn in the mountains! Visit the Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce website for what's going on around the area
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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
April’s River Retreat was absolutely perfect! We had the convenience of town and the solitude of the river at the same time! My boys and I had an unforgettable vacation! April even had a homemade birthday card and cake for us when we arrived...my son turned 7 on our trip. We will definitely be back as this was our best vacation yet!!!
Wonderful stay. Upstairs with screened porch and fantastic view of chimney rock. Loved listening to the river below. April was a great host! Will go back again!!
We loved staying at April's Retreat. Very clean, and everything you need. Had a challenging but beautiful climb up the stairs to Chimney Rock. Great views from both the upper terrace and the patio below.
Thank you for the lovely review and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you back!
Perfect location, very comfortable!
This comfy apartment is located directly on the river with spectacular views of Chimney Rock. It has gorgeous views of the river from the balcony and patio. We loved that we could walk right out into Chimney Rock Village with restaurants literally steps away. Our host April was very friendly and met every need.
The apartment itself was much more spacious than I even expected. We had plenty of space for 4 adults, 2 children, and a dog. There is a full size kitchen, complete with pots, pans, and dishes. The beds were very comfortable and the location was quiet. It appeared the apartment was recently updated, as the kitchen and bathroom had some nice upgrades. Wifi and satellite TV are also included.
If we are in the area again, we would definitely stay at April's River Retreat again. We very much enjoyed our visit and highly recommend this rental property!
Beautiful spot right in the heart of town
We loved April's rental! We had everything we needed, along with comfy beds and fresh towels & linens. The rental has a great view of the town from the front, but the back view is what makes it so special. The top balcony has a beautiful view of the river, you are actually overlooking the river. The bottom patio is quite large, and is also right on the river. The views from both are unmatchable. There are also great restaurants and shops in walking distance. We would definitely stay here again if we come back to Chimney Rock.
We wanted a getaway between Christmas and New Years. April’s Retreat was the perfect spot! Beautiful apartment overlooking the river in quaint Chimney Rock.
April was an absolute delight. She has a wonderful boutique downstairs and was a wealth of information on places to visit and things to do in the area.
We will definitely stay again!
The beautiful State Park in Chimney Rock has hiking, nature trails, special events, waterfall viewing and the best views anywhere! Come visit Grady the Groundhog! The giant granite "chimney" can be viewed from your balcony!