Laurel River Retreat : Riverfront…Secluded, Riverfront
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Just 25 miles north of downtown Asheville, Laurel River Retreat is a charming, comfortable and fully-equipped chalet. This is a truly unique property that sits on the bank of the scenic Laurel River in a 130-acre undeveloped forest. The Laurel River is the area's most scenic waterway. Its rapids are a practice run for Olympic kayakers. The river is stocked with trout and greatly enjoyed by area fly fisherman. For others the river is popular for bird watching, wild flowers, swimming, tubing and hiking.
Laurel River Retreat is just five miles from Hot Springs, North Carolina, where the Appalachian Trail intersects and famous for its natural hot springs spa.
No other house for at least one-half mile. No motorized vehicles are allowed except retreat visitor'. No all-terrain-vehicles, motorcycles, guns, or fireworks. The sounds throughout the day and night are the Laurel's rapids, the wind in the trees and the birds.
Secluded and serene, this is a place to sit on the large screened porch, two stone patios, or front deck and read, meditate, be. Its perfect for friends and family to gather and reconnect and a wonderland for kids.
A panoramic deck, 25 feet off the ground, spans the front and overlooks the Laurel River. A comfortable screened porch overlooks the surrounding forest. Each room has electric base-board heat with its own thermostat. A brick fireplace is the focal point of the lhe living room/dining room. Pinewood floors are in kitchen and living/dining areas. The stairway and the bedrooms are fully carpeted. Each bedroom has its own closet. The ground-level basement area has recently been renovated as a 300-square-foot heated work/play area with five windows overlooking the river and access through glass doors to patios on each side of the house.
The house is tastefully furnished in traditional antique and completely equipped with kitchen and bedroom supplies. The dining room has a large, circular, glass-top table on a cypress trunk base with chairs. An eight-foot-long picture window faces out to the deck, bringing in the sky, mountainside, and river. One of the upstairs bedrooms has an outside balcony with sliding glass doors. Enjoy original art in every room.
Keywords: House, riverview, mountain retreat, chalet, cabin in the woods,
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Wood Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Video Library
- Mobile Phone:
- Wireless Internet:
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Water View
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain Biking
ReviewsWrite a review
We LOVED it!!!!!!!!
We LOVED it!!!!!!!!
We took a chance on this property since it had no prior reviews.....and boy am I glad we did! It's just as described, very secluded and hidden in the woods, basically built into the side of a mountain overlooking the river. We opened the windows at night and nature delivered us the best nites of sleep we've all had in awhile. Loved the nature trail that ran a couple of miles alongside the river. Owner was very helpful with any questions.......would highly recommend!
- Guest BigKatt
- Date of stay 04/05/12
- Review Submitted 04/08/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
$150-$250/night (two-night minimum). $675/weekend (three-night weekend). $1350/week (seven nights). Reduced rates for weekday stays, special pricing on many weeks, weekends.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: To Guests, Friends and Patrons of Laurel River Retreat, We consider it one of our greatest fortunes in life to have found Laurel River Retreat more than 12 years ago. Developing it, enjoying it, and sharing it have been among our highest enjoyments. We live and work in Charlotte, NC. Robert is a writer/consultant. Terry is a professional artist. Her paintings are on exhibit in galleries in Charlotte and Banner Elk and in corporate and private collections. (Some are on the walls of the house.) We use the house when we are able, but it is also our great pleasure to share this treasure with rental guests. Almost every year, we have sought to improve Laurel River Retreat. We added the tree house-like deck on the front, the art/play area on the ground floor, the stone patios, stone walls, front picture window and other improvements. A few years ago, we installed a new front-loading washing machine. This year, a brand new refrigerator is in the kitchen. This year, we completely remodeled the larger upstairs bathroom, adding windows, all new lighting, ceramic tiles and river stones and a signature stained glass in the shower area. Above all, Laurel River Retreat is unique because of its location. It sits almost invisibly among poplars, mountain laurel and hemlocks on a hill overlooking the Laurel River and Laurel River Trail. The sounds of the river rapids envelop the house. The water, tree canopy and hillside breezes keep it cool in the summer. It is well insulated and heated in cold months. The fireplace adds a cozy warmth. Laurel River Retreat offers a respite from the pressures and routines of daily life. It is an opportunity to connect with nature -- to hear it, smell, feel it, and truly be in a beautiful natural environment; yet also enjoy the comforts and conveniences of a well equipped home. Sincerely, Robert FitzPatrick, Terry Thirion
- Primary: (704) 334-2047 (North Carolina, USA)
Links to more information:
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Winter on the Laurel
Dining area looking out to the front deck and river
Deck is 20 feet high and overlooks the Laurel River
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