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Riverfront 6BR Luxury Mountain Top 'Big House, Weddings and more...!!!

Bedrooms 6
Space 5,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms + 1 Queen futon, 5 Baths (Sleeps - 14) (Shorter stays upon request)

Magnificent Mountain Home Work of Art - Over 5700 sf. of beautiful architectural design with many gathering places to visit with a friends and family for that special event...Or just a perfect home away from home to relax and soak up the beautiful mountain views right along the Pigeon river. To date over twenty-five couples have picked our home for their wedding celebration.!...Like other luxury mountain top homes, as you approach this home you will appreciate the home’s picturesque presentation and obvious beauty. The view is clear and almost forever as you gaze across the expansive vista. However, the similarity to other homes ends as you cross the entry threshold and suffer the complete loss of breath one typically experiences on a first visit to this magnificent work of art. You immediately notice and can never forget the hand carved stair railings and beams, finished and polished by hand but in their natural state. Across a voluminous huge room filled with furniture, windows and light, you notice the hand selected stone fireplace filling the end of the room. A work of art in itself.

Off to the left is a Gourmet’s delight of a kitchen, spacious and filled with granite and stainless and everything necessary to prepare a gourmet meal for two or thirty. As you begin to wander and look, you soon discover that this is the collective work of artisans and old school craftsmen who painstakingly excelled, an owner with a profound appreciation of nature and art combined with an unlimited budget all who collectively felt challenged with the task of building much more than a luxury home, but more a magnificent work of art, the likes of which most people have never had an opportunity to behold. And you among the fortunate are now standing here. As you continue to explore its 6 bedrooms and 5 baths, you remain amazed at the attention to detail framed in the most usual ways, such as a whole tree trunk, hand hollowed and polished to accommodate plumbing for its use as a sink base in lieu of the typical cabinet...One of many unique, small details that you will soon discover as you explore. Tile work abounds everywhere also displaying and embellishing the beauty and uniqueness of this fine work of art. You will discover a wine cellar with a tasting room and a home gym to work out if you have the energy. A steam room, heated bathroom floors, the list goes on and on. A study with a magnificent sound system will draw you in and capture you for hours. The home could virtually be in contention for a Noble Peace Prize for the amount of tranquility it bestows on its visitors if it were not for the continued arousal of curiosity of true art lovers. If you happen to be an architect, designer, builder, curator, art collector, nature lover, you do yourself a disservice by not experiencing this work of art.

And by day, if you wander outside onto the natural stone terrace, you’ll see a commanding view that looks far beyond any horizon or down to a lovely rushing river filled with the sound of water splashing on the rocks. Perhaps tubing or trout fishing kindle your youthful spirit. At night sitting in rocking chairs by a huge outdoor stone fireplace with a glass of wine will kindle your imagination or looking up to the same star filled sky that Van Gogh was so inspired by but a night sky more clear and bright than you’ve ever experienced.

Whatever you do, don’t miss this opportunity to spend a week or two living within a true work of art. Who knows when the Owner may say no more, and it’s gone from all of us forever. In the meantime if you are fortunate enough to stay here, I assure you that you will leave amazed and truly blessed by a memorable experience in this mountain top work of art.

More Details

Thad Williams
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

Why Thad Williams chose River Ridge

We built this cabin with a fabulous craftsman who we let loose on creative detail which shows to all our guests...beautifully...!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time in your beautiful cabin! I plan to leave a review so everyone knows how great it is!

Thanks for allowing us to stay,

Apr 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the River Ridge around the Iron Duff

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Mountain View
  • resort
  • Water View
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 -
    Full 2 -
    Full 3 -
    Full 4 -
    Full 5 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Conservatory
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Riverfront 6BR Luxury Mountain Top 'Big House, Weddings and more...!!!
average rating of 4.804878 based on 42 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect. Plenty of room to spread out yet come together . Family from PA, TX, CA, FL, TX, CO and SD. Kithchen(s) and pantry very functional with anything you could possibly need. Bedrooms all gorgeous. Porch one of the highlights of our stay. And outside fireplace was a nightly meeting place.some of us loved Asheville, others very happy to wander around Waynesville. And then there were the young hikers. A great time for all of us as it was the first time we all got together at one time. Would love to return - maybe a wedding.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love great reviews...!!! We try hard and are always trying to make things better...for our guests...!!!
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Great stay! Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at the Big House on the River. It was as clean, had great amenities and a fantastic location to take day trips to other areas close by. Our family enjoyed fishing in the river and the amazing views on the back porch for morning coffee and evening cocktails. We had 2 families of 4 and a grandmother in our group and there was plenty of space for everyone. I would highly recommend a stay here and would love to come back and explore the area more.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love happy guests...please come again...!!!
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Charlotte, NC

Beautiful Home, Great For Friends and Family

  • 5 of 5

Initially I needed a home that could accommodate my entire family during my wedding weekend which was my first priority. However I must say our stay turned out to be much more than that! The owner was very welcoming and we enjoyed meeting him. The home was luxurious and the view was gorgeous. There was enough room that we were not all on top of each other and lots of things to entertain everyone. Most of us just wanted to sit on the porch and look at the view! One family member commented that she just wished she could have spent more time at the house rather than going to all the weekend wedding events. Another family member stated that the outdoor background of the wedding was one of the prettiest he had ever seen. We had a magical weekend and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their stay. We just wish it could have been longer!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rochester, NY

Perfect get-away for a family

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for 6 days for 13 people (all adults) gathering together for a wedding in April 2018. The house is superb. All of the superlatives that are on the house description are more than accurate. There are so many rooms that we couldn't use them all!

Thad and Marilyn couldn't have been more gracious. They asked about our comfort and made sure that we had everything we needed. Perfect hosts.

Unfortunately, the weather did not co-operate, and we could not have a fire in the outside fireplace (wind warning), but we made up for it inside. Plenty of meals from the gourmet kitchen. More than adequate bedrooms and baths. We loved the pool room. Never used the downstairs TV/Foosbol room (huge, by the way.) Just never got to it! Wonderful stargazing at night. Hikes galore in the mountains. Perfect wedding on top of Max Patch... We could go on, and on. This is a wonderful spot for families - but please take care of this jewel for others to enjoy! We hope it is available for years to come.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always love to hear from our guests that they really had a memorable stay. We try and we care...!!!😎?
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Beautiful Propery - Awesome views. Great for Families.

  • 5 of 5

We were hoping to rent a picturesque place with plenty of room for our Family for Christmas. This property did not disappoint. All the amenities we wanted were there, from accommodations to views to entertainment. We enjoyed the nice weather on the many decks and porches, got a chance to get in some exercise walking down to the river and running up the hills (better than any interval training on a treadmill). Plenty of space for multiple activities like reading a book, watching a movie, sitting outside or playing a game of pool. It was nice to be able to make meals together for the entire family in a well appointed kitchen. The only thing I can think of that was missing was a pad of paper and pen to write out our grocery list. Our dogs had a great time too, especially our GSD - he loved running up and down the hills. When we are back in the area and have family coming with us, we will most defiantly keep this property in mind. Thanks Thad for offering such a great property to rent.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gainesville ,fl.

Very nice! Lots of sleeping areas!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home! Some repairs needed. Electrical outlets, fireplace control needs wiring adjustments, water pressure weak, WiFi temperamental & weak, carpet in bedrooms needs replacing.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the River Ridge,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
3 Apr 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

breakage insurance/$1000 £75.97 + Tax
Pet Fee £75.97
Cleaning £208.92 + Tax

From $650/nt min. 4 nt stay US Dollars
All rates subject to 11% accommodations tax, $250 cleaning fee and $100 damage insurance.
Holidays and October have a 20% surcharge.
There will be a fee of $30 per night for each person over 12 who stay at the property.
Daily Rates are 4 day minimum at $650/night.
Weekly Rates are $4200.
10% discount - 2 WKS;


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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