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Luxury, Breathtaking Mountain/River Views & Privacy Await You

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 5 Bedrooms + Office (queen fold out couch), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14-16)

Home completed in spring 2008, perched overlooking French Broad River w/ panoramic views of Mt. Mitchell on one side and Mt. Pisgah on the other, half hour north of Asheville. This is the perfect get away from it all destination yet it's only 10 minutes from the county seat of Marshall and 15 from full service grocery store.

Home sits on over 20 acres, providing lots of room for hiking. There are 3 floors (4200+ square feet) to accommodate family gatherings and was professionally decorated with comfort and luxury in mind.

There are 3 stone fireplaces, 2 large screen TV's and 5 others in the office and bedrooms. Recreation room in the bottom level with bar and pool table, plus 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths (master w/Jacuzzi and walk in shower) w/heated floors and washer/dryer. Main floor has full kitchen, laundry room, great room, master bed/bath with Jacuzzi, walk in shower and deck. Top floor has 2 bedrooms(one king, other w/2 doubles) plus full bath & office. 7 person hot tub & 2 dining tables on deck to enjoy one of kind views of the mountains and French Broad River.

Keywords: Log Cabin

More Details

joan bowen
Member since: 2007
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018


Marshall Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , double sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , double sink
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single
  • king on main floor and king on bottom floor have own private bath. King upstairs shares bath with bedroom with double beds. Downstairs with 4 singles (2 are part of bunk bed) has full bath nearby.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Luxury, Breathtaking Mountain/River Views & Privacy Await You
average rating of 4.953846 based on 65 reviews
Georgetown, Tx

Wonderful! Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful home the last week in Oct. and it was more than we expected. The pictures are great, but really don't do it justice. It snowed the 2nd morning we were there. Didn't eat in Marshall, but heard the Bistro was very good. The drive to Ashville is about 25 minutes. We took the train trip out of Bryson, but if I had it to do again, I probably wouldn't as the views from the deck at the house are prettier than any we saw on that trip. Joan has put much thought in the comfort of her guest.

Marilyn & Bob

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2008
  • Stayed: October 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mount Pleasant, SC

MLK Weekend Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic mountain home! Beautiful views for the French Broad River, and the surrounding mountains. The home was very large and spacious, yet felt very cozy at the same time. This house has all the amenities one could ask for.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Joan is a great host to her beautiful home in Marshall, NC! Her home was more than we asked for and the snowfall made the trip that much better! We had about a foot of snow leaving the gorgeous land just covered in an Xmas kind of feeling. Would absolutely recommend to friends and look forward to my next stay at Riversky!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Massive luxury cabin for extended families

  • 5 of 5

Joan’s place was a breath of fresh air—literally! Perched on a high hilltop overlooking the French Broad River and surrounded by forested mountains, this deceptively large log cabin and its surrounding acreage are more likely to offer views of grazing cows or wild turkeys than humans or cars. RiverSky is at the end of a bumpy gravel road that winds and rises above the horizon, passing only a dozen or so small homes before dead-ending at a circular driveway. If necessary, I imagine you could fit 10 cars in this driveway without trouble. Accordingly, the cabin could easily house 16 people before even the moodiest teenagers would long for privacy. This place advertises five bedrooms, but that excludes the office with the pull-out coach and the sunporch with the massive lounge chair and fireplace—not to mention the sprawling den downstairs, several couches, and a few air mattresses. If your goal is to gather an extended family for a murder-free vacation, look no further.

In the spirit of objectivity, here are goals that might be better served elsewhere:

1. Quick, convenient access to town (that gravel road I mentioned has a speed limit of 15 mph max, and it’s quite long)

2. Miles of easy hiking directly from the property (much of RiverSky’s 22 acres is heavily foliage’s and not easily trekable, plus a tad steep at spots)

3. A rustic mountaintop excursion (from towel warmers to jacuzzi tubs, RiverSky doesn’t lack much in luxury)

One other note: This house is on well water, so sometimes the water has a bit of a sulphuric odor when it’s running. When it’s not running, you can’t smell it. However, if a member of your party is pregnant, autistic, or otherwise very sensitive to smells, this might bother them.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend girls trip.

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and very comfortable. The view is even better!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We really lucked out with Riversky for our family reunion. Marshall is a very quaint town and the house is just far enough away that it feels secluded, but not too far from activities. We drove to Trader Joes when we first arrived, since the selection is a bit better than Ingles. The house is so beautiful inside and the view is so spectacular that you don't really need to leave! Early morning sunrises were the best. Since there are so many fun things to do within 45 minutes (hiking, tubing, breweries, scenic drives), we did one adventure every day. We will definitely be going back next year. We brought our German Shepherd puppy and he just loved running up and down the steep driveway. The owners were great to work with and happy to answer any questions we had. We highly recommend this beautiful mountain cabin!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Asheville North Carolina
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Asheville North Carolina
Car: necessary

Our home is 10 minutes from downtown Marshall and 25 from Hot Springs. Madison County. Breathtaking views of the French Broad River, Mt. Piscah and Mt Mitchell are yours off our deck. You can sign up for a white water rafting trip down the French Broad at Hot Springs. If you'd rather visit all that Asheville has to offer, you can be downtown in 45 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15

Thanksgiving, Christmas weeks $100 extra, available weekly only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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