Private Island *** Cool Rustic Cabin on French Broad River(43 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)
** Note - Children under 12 are not permitted on the island. Absolute maximum 3 persons per rental, and we do NOT allow tent camping on our property.
Fish the French Broad, cook your catch over on the open fire pit grill, experience an outdoor rain fed shower, and watch the fireflies light up the mountainside. Bring your bike and enjoy the level ride along historic Old Marshall Highway. Catch some rays on your private riverfront beach or just relax in the porch hammock. Spend evenings by the campfire toasting smores and listening to the wildlife serenade. 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 cabin on the island with incredible privacy and isolation, but just 15 minutes from Asheville, 10 minutes to Weaverville, and 10 minutes to the historic town of Marshall.
PLEASE scroll down to view all of our photos, click on 'comments from previous guests' to see what visitors think, and view our WEBSITE (see link below) for more details! We do allow one dog with a pet fee of $40 and a pet deposit if they meet our pet guidelines, and can make exceptions for 2 dogs with 2 fees. (No children under 12, no camping on island, no groups over 3, three night minimum for advance reservations)
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Member since: 2007
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only:
- Not Suitable For Children:
One dog allowed on premises with qualifications, additional cleaning fee, and additional deposits. NO bird dogs, aggressive dogs or unvaccinated dogs permitted. Some exceptions made for 2 dog families....moreless
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Cabin is situated on a Private island in the beautiful French Broad River and feels like it's a world away! Cooking is over fire pit with campfire grill, on deck gas grill, on wood stove top, or on induction burner in cabin. Shower is private outdoor rain barrel fed. A very special experience awaits our guests in this rustic, semi-camp setting where the only neighbors closeby are birds, fish and squirrels!...moreless
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Cooking Utensils:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 25 - Sep 21, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $40 + tax
- firewood chopping $10
- cleaning/linen $40 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $100
- Tax Rate 13%
Credit card payments welcome through Paypal.
Security deposit and pet deposit required, but fully refundable.
NO SUNDAY CHECK-INS. Owners honor Sunday sabbath.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Private island, campfire, 20 minutes to Appalachian Trail, 20 minutes to Biltmore Estate, 15 minutes to Vance Birthplace, 15 minutes to Blue Ridge Parkway, 20 minutes to Hot Springs
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 Alexander, NC, USA:
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 properties. 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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Links to more information:
French Broad River from Riverside Escapes' Private Island
Kayaking the French Broad near the cabin!
Riverfront firepit and adjustable campfire grill.
The big one caught!!
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017
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