Rushing River 3 Story Mountain Cabin Paradise on 20 Acres!
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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Rushing River 3 story Paradise on 20 acres -- Riverbend of Alleghany is an amazing place!
Riverbend is a custom-made, three-story, 2,800 square foot(approx), Log Cabin Home located on a secluded, privately owned, wooded 20 acres right on the Little River in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. We've just completed a 1,000 square foot bunk room with built in bunks, game room and french doors out to the river!
Some properties have a great view and some properties have a great house but THIS PROPERTY has both. Don't settle for an average living space just to get the view or sacrifice the view to get a great living space. Get both! The house is gorgeous and the river and property are stunning. When you compare us to other rentals, ask them "How much land do you have?" Most of the other rentals in the area have a thin strip of land. We own the 20 acres Riverbend sits on and the adjoining 10 acres with another house. We have hundreds and hundreds of feet on the water! When you compare us, ask the other property "are you right on the river?" The river is our front yard! You'll just love Riverbend!
Keywords: Riverfront 3 Story Log Cabin
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered:
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 11-13
- King size beds (1) Both King beds were imported. One from Colorado made out of Aspen logs and the other made from a real wagon! Gorgeous and incredibly comfortable., Queen size Beds (1) One queen 4 poster bed, one queen futon, one queen air matress and one queen futon matress. See photos for all bedding., Twin or Single Beds (1) 3 built-in single level swiss bunks with storage drawers under each., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided
- 1,000 feet of private frontage on Little River, Native stone Fireplace, 1,000 sq/ft bunk room with game room and entertainment unit, Central AC, Central Heat, Cooking Utensils, Linens, Large Capacity Front Load Washer & Dryer, Jacuzzi in large master bedroom suite, Ping Pong Table, Fully stocked game closet, Covered Porch with rocking chairs overlooking river, Open air Deck with gas grill & picnic table, rock pit by river -- no smoking inside cabin...moreless
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- Video Game Console:
- Ping Pong Table
- Broadband Access
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
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A Time to Remember
A Time to Remember
Our annual girl's weekend was once again "delightful, restful, and divine" at our beloved "Riverbend". Each visit has enabled us to draw closer to each other and to our Lord as we enjoy His beauty in this wonderful place. If the setting, surroundings and views were not enough... the owners continue to make improvements each time we come and it just gets better and better...My favorite things are the wood burning fireplace, gorgeous views of the river and woods, and the very comfy beds. Did I mention how very clean and well equipped it is too? Yes, I give it 5 stars!!! We have made many wonderful memories at Riverbend over the years. I highly recommend this charming and spacious cabin...it is a very special place that refreshes the soul and restores your peace. Experience it once and you will return. Until next time Riverbend....
- Guest salsagirl (Mint Hill)
- Date of stay 02/05/11
- Review Submitted 02/10/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
We've stayed at Riverbend so many times now that I'm loosing count. We keep coming back for many reasons, among which are the location, the views and the amenities. Having Sparta 15 minutes away is a huge convenience in such a rural area. It's a great place for a stroll, a little window shopping and to grab a bite to eat on a crisp autumn afternoon. We had a nice picnic on the Parkway another afternoon. We spent an afternoon at Mount Rogers as well. It's wonderful to be at either place on a weekday when you can almost have the mountains to yourself. We missed the height of the fall colors this time, but the views of the river from Riverbend really open up with the leaves gone. It's special to be able to take advantage of that view - and the sound - from almost any room in the house! We always try to spend a few hours roaming the property in good weather. I've never been so close to a flock of wild turkeys before this visit. Apparently they live on the property or somewhere nearby because we saw them several times. Of course the deer and smaller wildlife were plentiful as usual. We were also lucky enough to have several cold and rainy days. A rainy day inside of Riverbend is almost as good as a nice day tromping around outside. A good meal and a warm fire certainly take your mind off of the dampness outside. A special thank you to the owners for supplying the firewood! This was the first time we have used the WiFi capabilites and found that easy and very convenient as well. It's nice to have it if you want - and to be able to shut it off if you don't! Riverbend has always met our expectations as advertised. We have recommended it to friends and will continue to do so. We plan to visit again as soon as possible!
- Guest Jerry & Martha (Raleigh)
- Date of stay 11/14/09
- Review Submitted 11/23/09
Recommended for: Sightseeing, people with disabilities, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Girl's Weekend Retreat
Girl's Weekend Retreat
This is the most FABULOUS cabin ever! Six of us girlfriends spent the weekend at Riverbend and had the time of our lives. The kitchen was wonderful and very well equipped. We cooked homemade "zuppa Tuscana" and barbequed Asian steak on the huge gas grill! Fireplace was AWESOME as was the fire pit beside the New River. Ample wood supply already cut and stacked!!! Bathrooms are beautiful and we loved the jacuzzi tub! Everything, from furniture to appliances to decor is impecable! The owners have lovingly made this into a home, not just some rental. I'm sure many great memories have been made here! I'll definitely be back, next time with my hubby and three sons!
- Guest Lizajanie (Charlotte, NC)
- Date of stay 01/23/09
- Review Submitted 01/26/09
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
A wonderful peek among in the mountains
A wonderful peek among in the mountains
What a wonderful place to get away from it all in the North Carolina mountains. If you want to get away to rest, read and recline this place has it. If you want to take a crew and play you will find plenty of toys for all to be entertained. If you like to play in the great outdoors there are several attractions nearby. My wife and I have gone alone, we have taken our children, and we have gone with other friends and family, and every time we have had a blast. We always look forward to being there and enjoying the company of others and the surroundings. The river is wonderful. You can see and hear it from the house. There is a great place down by the river to sit around a campfire and talk, roast marshmellows or hot dogs. You will just have to go there to see it for yourself. I am very confident you will come away reluctantly, and return frequently.
- Guest Kman (Charlotte, NC)
- Date of stay 12/07/07
- Review Submitted 07/30/08
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
We just spent a week at Riverbend with our family (husband/wife and three young children), and hated to leave! The cabin is incredible with every amenity possible, to include ping pong, board games, a great DVD selection, and an extensive kitchenware selection. You could never step foot outside of the great front porch and your vacation would be a blast. However, you would miss out on the rushing river, the gorgeous mountains, the wildlife, and all the other fun stuff the area has to offer. We spent hours tubing, fishing, and just playing the river, which is just about right outside your front door. The kids loved catching crayfish and the other interesting water creatures that abound. I would recommend taking a long drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway and exploring a quiet side of life that is rare these days. From a trip to Grandfather Mountain to going to the Farmer's Market in Galax, VA on Saturday morning, the area has it all (except crowds, annoying traffic, and high priced junk souvenirs)! Other "must do's" include catfish and trout fishing in the stocked ponds in Sparta, a trip to Mt. Airy to see the original Mayberry town (don't miss the world-famous pork chop sandwiches at Snappy Lunch), gem mining in Little Switzerland, and the great but strenuous waterfall path hike at Stone Mountain Park. We also enjoyed the Foggy Ridge Cider orchard and "factory" in Dugspur, VA where they make and bottle the best hard apple cider I have ever had, making s'mores at the great campfire site next to the river, and just reading in the two hammocks next to the river. This vacation allowed our family to reconnect, enjoy nature, and to see a side of life as it existed years ago in term of small town living. While it was a rustic area, the cabin is first-class all the way, and allows you to step inside from the forest to extreme luxury. We also had the pleasure of meeting the owners, and they are great people who I think really want to make sure you are well taken care of and that you enjoy your stay as their guest. Simply put, you can't go wrong with Riverbend!
- Guest Marc and Alison (Severna Park, MD)
- Date of stay 07/13/08
- Review Submitted 07/23/08
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
We had a three generation family vacation (ages 8-72) at Riverbend in June, and everyone had a wonderful time. My brother had researched hundreds or rentals, emailing me and my sister each time, but none could compare to Riverbend. And the reality did not disappoint! I don't know what got more use, the rocking chairs, the hammocks, the ping pong table, or the fire pit by the river... we enjoyed them all! My personal favorite was sleeping with the windows open and hearing the river. And then there were the lightening bugs! It got dark around 9 p.m., and they entertained us each night. The location is great - secluded, yet close enough for some fun day trips, if you so desire. We enjoyed Mt. Airy and Blowing Rock, as well as drives along the Blue Ridge Parkway. On the practical side, it is about a 12 hr drive from South Florida, but definitely worth it. If you go into Sparta for groceries, Lowes is the place to shop (and yes, it is for food, not the home improvement store!). We had a delicious and inexpensive lunch at The Pines Restaurant in Sparta. One caveat, it is a bit of a hike down to the River, about 40 steps I think. If you are traveling with an elderly person, or someone with mobility issues, you would want to be aware of this. All in all, I can't say enough nice things about Riverbend. We plan to go back, hopefully at a time cold enough to enjoy the fireplace. If your family loves nature and relaxation, while still being entertained, this is the place for you. If you need nonstop action, theme parks, putt putt golf, go carts, etc, you better look elsewhere!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/01/08
- Review Submitted 07/16/08
We have had the privilege of staying at Riverbend 3 times. Each time it was glorious. We have been there in the Spring, Summer and Fall. The house is beautiful and beautifully appointed. The view is spectacular. The river is vibrant and fun. If you love to soak up the outdoors and need a private getaway, go to Riverbend.
- Guest SKing (Princeton, New Jersey)
- Date of stay 06/24/07
- Review Submitted 05/22/08
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Loved Riverbend - definitely recommend
Loved Riverbend - definitely recommend
We had a family reunion at Riverbend and loved it. The privacy, playing in the river, s'mores down at the river's edge, sitting in those wonderful rockers on the front porch... nothing but relaxation and enjoyment! And there were so many things to do in the general area... We agree we will definitely return and we'll also recommend Riverbend to friends and other family members.
- Guest 5454 (Greensboro, NC)
- Date of stay 07/08/07
- Review Submitted 05/20/08
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Early on a Thursday morning I set out for the cabin at Riverbend, a 350 mile drive from my little villa in the city to this little piece of heaven in North Carolina. Sitting right smack dab on the New River, the place is a near Rockwellian portrait, an idyllic home with huge rocking chair porches, mountain river views and cool temperatures that keep life vibrant yet relaxed. On the drive to the cabin, we passed by a restaurant in Sparta called the Knife and Fork where a person can get salt and pepper catfish and a tall glass of sweet tea. The hardware store was brimming with customers. In March, the temperature was supposed to be in the low 50s during the day and the 20s at night. Perfect weather, I think, for bonfires and one of my favorite sights and sounds: the hypnotic glow and the crackle and hiss from real logs burning in a fire place. Nearly a year has passed since my trip to Riverbend but just the thought of it soothes me. Unburdened and unshackled from the daily rigors of life, instead, I put on my play things and for three days I meandered around mountains, sat by fires, read books, skipped stones and walked along the shores of the New River that lazily floated past the cabin. We sat on the huge rocks and thought about our lives, not in terms of to do lists, goals or careers but in terms of just being with each other and what games we might play later as a group. We built bonfires, took long, leg aching walks, and laughed for hours. My dog Conner smiled in the wild and even with bad legs and aging eyes he ran the way he did once when he was little. He seemed to belong here in the wild, in the cold. From time to time, the tranquility and peacefulness of Riverwood stops me in my tracks. How beautiful an artist God is, I think and how kind of him to leave Riverbend on the canvas for so many of us to view.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 01/01/08
- Review Submitted 01/18/08
We discovered Riverbend during an Internet search for last minute get aways about four years ago. It's undoubtedly our best find ever. We've seen all sorts of weather there in half a dozen visits - but whether it's snowing or a pleasant spring day, there's always something enjoyable to see or do. The amenities are outstanding, especially considering the seclusion, and each time we stay the place is better. The last time we ventured to the mountains, we decided to stay at the Grove Park in Asheville for a change of pace. Frankly, I wish we had decided on Riverbend instead! We've already booked our next stay.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 12/01/07
- Review Submitted 12/30/07
2013 Nightly Rates: $250-375/night 2 night minimum [pet fee/deposits etc may apply] Weekly Rate: $1500-$2100/week [seasonal] Check-in at 3:00 P.M. & Check-out at 11:00 A.M. [call for exceptions] Please email us for full rates, availability and fees. Even if we are booked on the calendar, send us an email. We have other properties in the area and rarely have cancellations.
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Giant Great Room with stone fire place
River as far as the eye can see. Another porch this long is just below this one.
King Bed Suite with bed made from real wagon, LG closet, dresser & reading chair
1,000 sq/ft bunk room, plazma TV, triple built in swiss bunks, queen futon
Game room with ping pong, DVD's, Books, Horseshoes, Croquet, Games, more
Indoor AND outdoor dining [overlooking river]. Service for 12.
This is our river. See the house on the left. Not another house in sight!
Huge Master Suite with King Aspen Grandfather Bed and private bath with jacuzzi.
20 secluded acres right on the river; log cabin, inside and out
Queen Bedroom, large closets, dresser and dressing mirror
Hammocks right in front of river and pro stone fire pit that has seating for 12
Two extra queen sleeping spaces in master suite for kids and extra guests.
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