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Rushing River 3 Story Mountain Cabin Paradise on 20 Acres!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + 1000s/f Bunk Room, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11-13)

Rushing River 3 story Paradise on 20 acres -- Riverbend of Alleghany is an amazing place!

Riverbend is a custom-made, three-story, 2,800 square foot(approx), Log Cabin Home located on a secluded, privately owned, wooded 20 acres right on the Little River in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Our 1,000 square foot bunk room with built in Swiss bunks, game room and french doors out to the river is amazing!

Some properties have a great view and some properties have a great house but THIS PROPERTY has both. Don't settle for an average living space just to get the view or sacrifice the view to get a great living space. Get both! The house is gorgeous and the river and property are stunning. When you compare us to other rentals, ask them 'How much land do you have?' Most of the other rentals in the area have a thin strip of land. We own the 20 acres Riverbend sits and another 10 or so acres with another house in close proximity. We have hundreds and hundreds of feet on the water! When you compare us, ask the other property 'are you right on the river?' The river is our front yard! You'll just love Riverbend! Check out our video at

Keywords: Riverfront 3 Story Log Cabin

More Details

Susan Baron [administrator], Kat & Spencer [member/owner]
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are so excited to open our first guest book this first day of February 2006! And we are even more thrilled to announce great additions to Riverbend! Last summer and fall, we were booked almost every single day. This winter, we added a 1,000 square foot Bunk Room with hand made built in bunks, entertainment center, game room [with ping pong] and a separate laundry room. Riverbend went from a great rental [we have mostly repeat customers] to a superior rental. Please call me personally if you have ANY questions. We know you will love this place! Kat, 305-710-2935 [member, Riverbend of Alleghany, llc]
Jan 2006
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Galax Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • LEASES: We require signed leases on all rentals which we exchange by email. Print, scan and return prior to booking.
  • ACTIVITIES: We ask about intended activities on the property so we can protect our investment.
  • PETS: Our fee is $20 nightly non-refundable per pet. Dogs only and subject to assurances and lease.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bunk Room Bathroom - toilet , shower , This is the favorite of all who love showers!
    Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , This tub is great for bathing little ones!
    Master Jacuzzi Bath - toilet , jetted tub , The giant jetted tub is great after swimming in the river!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Wagon Wheel King Room - 1 king , This room is so cool. Check out pics. A real wagon!
    Bunk Suite [Kid Heaven] with 3 Swiss Bunks and 1 Queen Futon - 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This kid heaven is on its own private floor w/ game room
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Suite [whole floor] with Imported Aspen King Log Bed - 1 king , Also, two queen mattresses in hideout closet for little kids
  • Both King beds were imported works of art. One from Colorado made out of Aspen logs and the other made from a real wagon! Gorgeous and incredibly comfortable. See photos for all bedding. The master suite has a giant 'hide out' closet where we put two queen mattresses for kids who want to be close to the parents. We added this when our own son was little. He loved it! We did too.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Awesome private frontage on Little River, Native stone Fireplace, 1,000 sq/ft bunk room with game room and entertainment unit, Central AC, Central Heat, Cooking Utensils, Linens, Large Capacity Washer & Dryer, Jacuzzi tub in large master bedroom suite, Ping Pong Table, Fully stocked game closet, Covered Porch with rocking chairs overlooking river, Open air Deck with gas grill & picnic table, rock pit by river -- no smoking inside cabin


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Rushing River 3 Story Mountain Cabin Paradise on 20 Acres!
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 36 reviews

April 2016, men's getaway FISHING trip!

  • 5 of 5

We were a 6-man group doing a 3-day trip, though 1 ended up not going due to work.

Upon visiting, there were some things that stood out that we didn't get out of the previous reviews we read:

1. The magnificent panorama of picturesque space & depth you see when you pull up to the house. To take in the backdrop of the open plot of land, geese, lengthy flowing river, distant trees, hammocks, stone fire pit area, and quaint downward path of wooden steps, all while having an elevated view & an impressive cabin behind you, was an amazing thing. We all stopped for a while and just stared, saying nothing. Neither picture nor words will give you that "wow" moment of being there in person. Very cool.

2. Taking the steps down toward the river from the cabin isn't as bad as some reviews made us believe. Granted, going up & down a lot (if you forgot something, need to use the bathroom, or just looking for one of your friends) will of course give your legs a workout. The steps are nicely done though, and anyone that has difficulty can easily take them at a slower pace. Being outdoorsy people, we saw it as a luxury by having steps that take you from a cabin on a hill down to a river. Maybe some expect an escalator.

3. The river was deeper & closer than we thought. We threw a stone into it from the front porch, though it took our hardest throw. We were pleased to find it was the perfect depth to wade in (range of 1 to 4ft, avg of 2½ft), good flow for moving fish around, and clean & clear water (we had no rain).

4. The fishing was better than we expected. We went mid-spring when the water was at the right temperature for the bite to be "on". First cast landed a 14" trout. Bottom fishing with Gulp trout bait worked, but even better was light-tackle lure fishing with beetle spinners. I'm guessing some visitors aren't used to river fishing. It's not like fishing a lake or pond. Wading through the water is best so you can keep on the move and cast a lot to find the holes & rocks the fish are hiding by. We waded hundreds of feet in both directions. Mainly, 3 of us fished. We caught 17 fish in 2 days, consisting of brown trout, horny head chub, and smallmouth bass. Tasty!

It's been close to a year since our visit, and we all can't wait to go back. This place immediately transcends time, in that you feel you have known & made fond memories there your whole life. The custom details inside the cabin seem limitless, and the back lawn is perfect to use your own cornhole boards!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, my name is Spencer; my wife and I own Riverbend. Thank you for the awesome review. You really captured the essence of the place. It's hard to put into words, but Riverbend does inspire a sense of timeless wonder. I have only one request--teach me how to fish the river!
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Columbia, SC, USA

Another wonderful weekend at Riverbend

  • 5 of 5

The best way for me to rate how we feel about Riverbend is to say this was our 12th visit! It is perfect for a large family or friend group to have indoor or outdoor time together and is set up for privacy or togetherness. It is beautiful, well maintained, and has a well stocked kitchen, great sound and TV access. But who wants to stay in when the beautiful river and the fire pit beckon? This year our WIFI was down and cell access is very limited, but with board games, ping pong, and trails to explore, it was really a blessing!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Peaceful weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a long weekend here with our dog and it was everything we were hoping it would be! The cabin was beautiful, had everything we needed and was very clean. We loved spending the mornings sitting on the deck in the rocking chairs drinking our coffee and listening to the river down below. We brought waders and did some fishing during the day. We caught some small fish-nothing exciting but it was just nice to be outside and take in the beautiful scenery. Our dog enjoyed running around in the yard and snuggling on the hammock by the river! Thank you for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hilton Head Island, SC

Absolutely beautiful property

  • 4 of 5

Everyone enjoyed the river. Our lab/shepherd had the time of his life.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mystic, CT

Fantastic place! Beautiful setting, large, well appointed home with all the modern conveniences.

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends from high school rented Riverbend for the week of the annual Old Fiddlers Convention in nearby Galax. The place was so amazing we seriously debated blowing off the festival to spend more time at the house. This is a first class home in the most beautiful setting one could imagine. I've attended 8 Fiddlers Conventions, stayed at some pretty nice places, but none come close to comparing with Riverbend. Hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as advertised. Remote and beautiful with all the comforts of home.

  • 5 of 5

Riverbend was exceptional...the comfortable cabin is warm and rustic, and the scenery is breathtaking. Days spent sitting around the fire and listening to the river, fishing, watching wildlife or enjoying the cabin and watching movies. Everything was clean and organized. It felt like home. We all loved how remote and quiet it was, and yet it's a short drive to grocery stores, etc.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Our other rental property THE COTTAGE
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Ridge Parkway
Nearest Point of Interest
On the NC/Virginia State Line
Nearest Point of Interest
No Visible Houses Across the River
Car: necessary

Hike, Blue Ridge Parkway, Canoe/Kayak/Raft, Hunt [not permitted on our private property], Mountain Bike, Golf, Antique Shop, Music festivals, Square Dancing, Local Winery and so much more


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

pets per night/per pet $20 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $563.75
cleaning [up to 6] $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

We will reduce the security deposit at the time of the quote if you have 6 guests or less to $338.25. Again, this is refundable if property is returned in great shape.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.