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River House in Chimney Rock - Sleeps 18

Bedrooms 9
Space 3,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

The River House is a large home located in Chimney Rock and is within walking distance of Chimney Rock Village, NC, the Chimney Rock State Park entrance, and beautiful Lake Lure, NC, where Dirty Dancing was filmed. The River House sleeps 18. We are located on Main Street in the village of Chimney Rock and our home sits on the Rocky Broad River. We have 4 decks overlooking the river and plenty of seating for a large group to dine/grill outside overlooking the Rocky Broad River. The River House can host large groups/families of up to 18 people (children/babies, seniors, and all age groups are welcome!) with lots of room for everyone to relax and enjoy the Rocky Broad River (you can swim and fish in the river right behind the house and there are plenty of big rocks to play on and/or lay out in the sun!) and all the fun activities nearby (ziplining, horseback riding, rock climbing, and hiking in Chimney Rock State Park, just to name a few of the activities).

The River House is available to be rented out by a group/family and closed to the public when the whole house is rented. We keep the VRBO calender updated constantly so if the date shows available on this calender, it is available for your group to rent the whole house. If you have any questions at all or for more information, please feel free to call me on my listed contact number, 828-625-4335. If I don't answer, please leave a message and your call will be returned promptly!

More Details

Shelly Allen
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Shelly Allen

Steve and Shelly Allen live in Charlotte, NC. They have lived there since 2008 with their 3 children. They met at the United States Air Force Academy and have been married for 30 years. Prior to living in Charlotte, they lived in Colorado Springs for 5 years after graduating from USAFA and then moved to Michigan for 17 years.

On our first visit to North Carolina back in February 2008, we visited the Lake Lure/Chimney Rock area. We immediately knew that we would spend time in this area. We have been back to visit/stay in many locations around Chimney Rock over the past few years.

Shelly Allen purchased this house in 2017

Why Shelly Allen chose Chimney Rock

You can't beat the view. From the deck of the home, you can look up and see the State Park or look down and see the Rocky Broad River. It is such a peaceful place. Plus, it is only a block from town so there is easy access to stores and restaurants.

What makes this house unique

Family time! The house is big enough to host 18 people....and there is SO much to do in the area. The beach at Lake Lure is just a few miles away. Asheville is a 25 minute drive. There is horseback riding, zip lining, boat rentals, hiking, antiquing, kayaking, tubing down the river, golfing and taking it easy!


Chimney Rock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 6 king , 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , There are 9 bedrooms. The RH comfortably sleeps 18 guests.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
River House is just a block from the quaint town of Chimney Rock.


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River House in Chimney Rock - Sleeps 18
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Great work get away

  • 5 of 5

We rented the River House for an 11 member Executive Team retreat May 16-17, 2017. It was perfect!! Very well equipped with Kitchen supplies and toiletries. Everyone enjoyed their rooms and the common areas are beautifully decorated with lots of space for us to meet. Everyone had such a great time that they said we have to go back but next time, stay longer!!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the feedback Amanda ! We're glad you enjoyed the River House. Please do come back soon, and be sure to tell your friends about us ☺️.
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Company Party

  • 5 of 5

Chimney Rock is a beautiful nook of a town and this house is within walking distance of the main downtown strip. Located on the river, the view from most of the rooms is spectacular and the dull sound of the river is very soothing at night. We had our company party here and everyone had an absolutely excellent time. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous house and property!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was so smooth throughout the entire process. Shelly and Crissy are great! Beautiful home with a cute patio area overlooking the water. It was the perfect place for my family and friends to stay for my wedding at Chimney Rock!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so kind! Thank you for loving the River House just as we do! It really is a special place that makes if easy to relax.
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Beautiful house and views.

  • 5 of 5

My family met at River House for a Labor Day get together. We loved the house and furnishings. Being within walking distance of downtown shopping and dining is great! The kitchen is well stocked and has everything you need. The bedrooms are all beautiful and comfortable. Waking up to the sound of the river in your back yard is a plus! I would most certainly recommend River House to anyone looking for a place to stay in Chimney Rock.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! You made it easy to have you at the River House. Thank you for the care you gave to the home while you were there. Hope to have you back in the future! Blessings - Shelly
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Fantastic venue!

  • 5 of 5

2nd time staying at River house. Beautiful! Owners are fantastic to work with!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming back! It was all our pleasure! Come Again!
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Beautiful house. Great location. Friendly owners.

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Riverside Bar and Grill

- Chimney Rock is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. You could spend an entire day sight-seeing on the Blue Ridge Highway.

- It is, also, only a 25 minute drive to Asheville. There are so many things to do and see in Asheville/Hendersonville and the surrounding area. I would recommend that you decide how you want to spend your day. If you want to find waterfalls, then search for it online to find out which ones require that you hike to it and which ones can be seen on a drive in the car. If you want to see a movie, both cities offer movie theaters.

Asheville is home of The Biltmore Estates. If you buy your pass online 7 days in advance, you will save money. (Currently $10)

- Something new to the area is the International Equestrian Center in Tryon. Check out the website and see what is going on. During the spring and summer, there are events every weekend. You can dine at one of several restaurants located on the premise.

- Hiking is big in this area. If you want to hike up to Chimney Rock, it will cost you $13 to get in. During 2017, you can buy an annual pass for $28 and it will last through the end of 2018. This is a special deal because the elevator is currently down. So be ready to hike.

-Zip Lining is available at Canopy Ridge Farms just a few mile away.

-Restaurants in the area will surprise you! The food is really good. I love Medina's and The River Watch Grill both on Main Street. You may want to drive into Lake Lure and eat at La Stadra's overlooking the lake too.

-Antiquing is plentiful in every direction from Rutherfordton to Asheville.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $295
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

Dogs are allowed. Up to two pets. The fee is $100 per pet. This is a non-refundable fee. Pets must have been treated with flea and tick control within 3 days of arriving at The River House. Dogs must be 1 year or older. (no puppies, sorry) and should not weigh more than 25 pounds each. As a reminder, there are noise ordinances in Chimney Rock so please make sure that your pet is not keeping up the neighbors at night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.