3 Bedrooms, 1 loft bedroom overlooking the Roaring River & mountainside.
Josephine Silvey, Thomas Silvey,
- english, french, german
About Josephine Silvey, Thomas Silvey,
Thomas and Josephine are the owners. Tom is a retired engineer who worked for Westinghouse (later merged with Siemens). Josephine is of German descent but born and raised in France until the age of 15. She is now an American citizen. Both retired from corporate careers they decided to buy this property for a weekend home. When discussing the future cottage they were going to build, Josephine stated that she would like a couple of row of grapevines to remind her of her native France. Tom google where to buy grapevines and stumbled on a seminar that was all about vineyards and everything you wanted to know about viticulture and enology. When Tom left the seminar he had stars in his eyes and Josephine knew something was up, The vineyard dream was born. Now 17 years later we are a full resort with the vineyards, wine tasting room and restaurant, vacation rentals and event venues. Voila!
Josephine Silvey, Thomas Silvey, purchased this Lodge in 2010
Why Josephine Silvey, Thomas Silvey, chose Traphill
This property is gorgeous, with beautiful scenery all around, the majestic Raoring River that flows down from Stone Mountain State Park. This is the site of the two historical Brewer mills that were destroyed during the June 1940 one-hundred year flood event. The dam was destroyed moving tons of silt over the gristmill and sawmill machinery. The mills never operated again. The gristmill is located below our new wine tasting room and Chez Josephine Restaurant. The stacked stone columns that can be seen across the river are the remains of the sawmill. The miller's cabin is still standing and we are in the process of remodeling it as another rental unit. (perhaps end of 2019?). Our property is part of the Stone Mountain mountain range (Stone Mountain state Park is just 10 minutes away). The lodge overlooks the Roaring River with a wrap-around covered porch that has a great view of the river and other buildings on the property. It is well appointed with upscale furnishings with a mountain look (not primitive!). The kitchen is well appointed, and the decor is very charming part mountain with a bit of French flair. The landscaping is beautiful all over the property.
What makes this Lodge unique
You are on a full service resort that offers a vineyard, wine and beer tasting room, a restaurant, vacation rentals, and several event venues. All buildings overlook the river. Our guests constantly comment about how beautiful it is, they love to meet us (the owners) who are almost always present and interact with the guests. This is quite unusual and very refreshing. The wines are very good and the food is delicious. This with our friendly staff sets us apart from all the others! When you compare units just do not look at price -- look at what you get for what you are paying for! You get so much more here!
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
- When using the grill be sure to use the red rags and BBQ cleaner to clean BBQ grill.
- Leave used bedroom and kitchen linens in the bathtub, take out garbage, clean the dishes and put them away.
- Remove food from refrigerator, and take garbage out to the garbage bin on first floor by staircase.
An amazing weekend
Paul and I, along with all of our friends, had a wonderful time. The cabin was beautiful, the view amazing, and Tom and Josephine were fantastic hosts. All of us will definitely return.
We are pleased to hear you had a wonderful stay with us! We look forward to having you stay with us again soon!
Perfect vacation getaway!
This is a beautiful property, very peaceful with plenty of room on the beautiful Roaring River. We went swimming in the river and hiking at the nearby Stone Mountain State Park. The property owned restaurant is delicious with delicious wine from the owners' vineyard. We loved this property and would definitely recommend it.
We love to hear you enjoyed our "little piece of Heaven " as much as we do!! We added the restaurant just a couple of years ago thinking it would be so much more convenient for us guests that are staying with us and the locals to have a wonderful place to eat that is so close. We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed our amazing food as well as your stay with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon!!
"Dear Josephine and Tom
We had a very good time staying with you last weekend. The Cedar Unit was fantastic, sitting on the deck overlooking the river and grilling out both nights. Perfection. The new (to us) winery and restaurant were really a good way to spend out afternoons after fishing. The Draft and Calamari were very good. We all caught several nice trout right below the porch. During the heat a quick swim in the river was very well received. Thank you for hosting such a nice retreat.
Thank You!! It's so nice to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us!! We look forward to having you stay with us again soon!!!!
We are located oin the north-west area of NC, off I77 and SR 21 (north of Charlotte) between Elkin and N. Wilkesboro (NC). An hour from the Triad area (Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and High Point) about an hour and 20 minutes from Charlotte (NC), about 1.5 hour from Hickory (NC) and about 2.5 hours from Raleigh (NC) we are 30 minutes from the NC/Virginia border.