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

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Riverview Retreat custom cabin riverfront on the French Broad


Last updated: 11/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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


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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Fire pit area with grill, horse shoes, volleyball and badminton net available, island access, IPOD docks, free WIFI...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Live Theater

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    large parking lot, RV space if needed...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    salt, pepper, basic spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 2 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$195 $210
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200 $3,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Linen/cleaning $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7%


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)

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Last updated: 11/25/2015
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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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Asheville:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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, wireless internet access, and more.

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  • Riverview Retreat custom cabin riverfront on the French Broad

    Riverview Retreat custom cabin riverfront on the French Broad

  • Cozy living area with river rock fireplace

    Cozy living area with river rock fireplace

  • Twin trundle daybeds in Treetop Suite sitting area

    Twin trundle daybeds in Treetop Suite sitting area

  • Riverside Escapes grounds prepared for a wedding ceremony and celebration!

    Riverside Escapes grounds prepared for a wedding ceremony and celebration!

  • Riverview Retreat front entry

    Riverview Retreat front entry

  • Private hot tub overlooking the French Broad River

    Private hot tub overlooking the French Broad River

  • Fisherman's Quarters custom shower

    Fisherman's Quarters custom shower

  • Treetop Suite coffee station with refrigerator

    Treetop Suite coffee station with refrigerator

  • Aerial view of cottage and firepit area

    Aerial view of cottage and firepit area

  • Relaxation awaits

    Relaxation awaits

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Date last modified - Friday, November 27, 2015

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