Quaint Log Cabin - Private River Access to French Broad River Nearby

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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

If you have been looking for the perfect log cabin rental in the Hot Springs and Asheville area, YOU HAVE FOUND IT!!! Our mountain getaway is surrounded by the Pisgah and Cherokee National Forests. The French Broad River flows just below the small bluff upon which we perch overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, and you have private access to the river! (Paint Rock Cabin does NOT have an open view to the river. You can see the river in places, especially during Winter months, but we have chosen to keep hidden from the River Road traffic). We are a 6 mile, scenic, flat, straight drive along the river to the town of Hot Springs. (3 of the 6 miles along River Rd. are gravel). The drive to Asheville is an easy, 45 minutes of beautiful mountain farm land scenery. This is not a sterile vacation rental; this log cabin is filled with unique finishing touches designed to give you a true North Carolina mountain getaway experience.

Enjoy a sunny deck or a screened porch with fans as you relax in the privacy Paint Rock Cabin offers. Linens and kitchenware are provided, and well-behaved pets are welcome to enjoy the mountains. The master bedroom offers a Queen sized bed and a Jacuzzi Tub, while the downstairs room offers two daybeds with trundles that can be configured in multiple ways, including 4 twins or two kings or the kid favorite, Giant Super Bed. Terraced garden beds are landscaped with different flowers blooming throughout the growing season. A fire pit is located in the woods, and a hammock always begs for a breezy nap.

Our private access to the river includes 5 acres of shoreland where you can peacefully enjoy our calm French Broad river pool. This is the perfect location to bring your fishing rod and picnic, build a fire, and enjoy a slower pace everybody deserves. You can also easily launch a river vessel here to enjoy the casual flow of the river. Kayaks, rafts, tubes, and canoes all work well in the French Broad and make for perfect afternoon fun.

Paint Rock Cabin is THE place to enjoy the North Carolina Blue Ridge mountains. Pull out your calendar and find the time to book a truly unique and relaxing vacation cabin experience.

ADVENTURE DISCLAIMER- *****PLEASE NOTE*****: The French Broad River has flooded about 6 times in the last two years (2013 was a record flood year for this area/ NOT normal), and when it floods, River Road floods. Of course we have no control over this happening. Usually, guests can exit one of 2 back ways into Tennessee which adds an additional 45 minutes to the trip back to Asheville; however, if the river is exceptionally high, you will be flooded in both ways. Good news is the river recedes quickly, but this could mean an extra one or more unexpected days if you are already there, or it could mean you not being able to get to the cabin for check-in. We, of course, would be in touch with river gauges to notify you, but we just need to know our guests have a sense of adventure when they book our cabin! If this sounds like a nightmare to you, you probably should book something in town. We keep extra gallons of water at the cabin, wifi has never gone out during flooding, and there's a woodstove with firewood provided should it happen during the Winter along with a storm that knocks out power too! (Yes, it has happened!) We will help you rebook closer to town and apply your Paint Rock Cabin money towards a comparable rental or give you credit to come stay with us another time should flooding affect your arrival. Normal cancellation policies will apply if the road is not flooded and you simply decide not to come to Hot Springs.

Keywords: Log Cabin, privacy, vacation rental, mountain getaway, Hot Springs NC lodging, western north Carolina rentals

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, french, Basic to Intermediate French
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking OK outside on deck but PLEASE do NOT leave butts lying around....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved dogs OK. Trust you to take flea/tick precaution and clean up after your pet- poop in immediate yard, hair on furniture... Do not leave your dog unattended to scratch our doors trying to get out. Excellent place to let dogs play off-leash and swim in river, creek, or swimming hole!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Other (See Description)


  • Queen size Bed (1) Master BR, Twin or Single Beds (1) 4 twins in group room (2 daybeds with trundles that pop up to make 2 Kings); 1 twin daybed in Master Bedroom, ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Guest bath: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Outdoor shower: outdoor shower

    Yes, hot water...moreless

  • Master bath: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Handheld shower attachment in tub & shower...moreless



  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Water View:

    French Broad River (not so visible during Summer months)...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Mini split system; temperature adjustable on each floor....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    in unit...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Mini split system; temperature adjustable on each floor. Woodstove. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    This is satellite Internet service, not cable. In bad weather, the signal may be spotty, & we will not be able to handle complaints. Usage-based service, so please limit to emails, not streaming....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    private circular drive. Partially paved (on steep part)...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    in unit...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Fire wood provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer:

    Frosty beer mugs await! Ice maker....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Bring your own charcoal, starter fluid......moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


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from 46 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Rates 2016
Jan 2 - Mar 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$700 $2,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$950 $2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $60
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning $60
  • Tax Rate 6.75%


VRBO splits fees into 2 payments, time of booking (minus the security deposit), then remainder including security deposit 1 week prior to your stay. Will consider discounts for stays of a week or longer during slow times. Three night minimum desired for holiday weekends; owner will attempt to book 3-night minimum until 2 weeks prior to holiday date, then drop to 2-night inquiries.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville, NC or Tri-Cities, TN
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several in Hot Springs
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
Greenville, TN or Asheville, NC
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 25/70
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several in Hot Springs
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
Wolf Lauren Ski Resort

Car: Necessary

Hiking on AT which runs directly through town of Hot Springs, mineral bath soak at Hot Springs Spa, located in pristine Paint Rock Corridor offering swimming holes, fishing pond, stocked trout fishing, unlimited hiking in Cherokee National Forest.

WHERE ARE WE IN RELATION TO DOWNTOWN HOT SPRINGS? We are on the 'Marshall/Weaverville' side of the Hot Springs bridge- turn AT THE FRENCH BROAD RIVER BRIDGE onto RIVER ROAD and find us 6 miles downriver.


Downtown Hot Springs to Paint Rock Cabin is 6 miles downriver and will take you 10 minutes to drive. The drive is 3 miles of pavement and 3 miles of gravel through the protected bio-diverse section of River Rd. This is a flat, straight (a few slight curves) and scenic drive that follows the French Broad River downriver into TN. You will see our cabin sign on the right side of River Rd at the 6-mile point. Our shared river-access land is 1/4 mile beyond our driveway at the red park-like gate marked River Road Retreat Homeowners Association (on the left side of River Road). You are free to walk in or drive your car in with our gate access code and utilize the pavilion, fire circle, and outhouse there.


Owner info

Paint Rock Cabins

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: Bryan & GeGe and Ava love the great outdoors and places that are not too 'developed'. Great locals here in Hot Springs and not a single red light in town.

Why the Owner Chose Hot Springs, NC, USA:
Awesome little town with natural hot springs, Appalachian Trail, French Broad River and convenient to Asheville.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Privacy, private river access, unlimited hiking trails just behind the cabin, dogs love it... Cabin full of personal touches- warm & inviting! No sterile rental cabin here!

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Speaks: english, french, Basic to Intermediate French
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Rocking chair screened porch

    Rocking chair screened porch

  • Ground level - swing & hammock. Looking out towards river.

    Ground level - swing & hammock. Looking out towards river.

  • Den


  • Dining table

    Dining table

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • Work station downstairs

    Work station downstairs

  • Fire pit on River Frontage land

    Fire pit on River Frontage land

  • View from old Paint Rock campground (1/2 mile from cabin driveway)

    View from old Paint Rock campground (1/2 mile from cabin driveway)

  • From driveway

    From driveway

  • Fire pit at cabin

    Fire pit at cabin

  • Den/Woodstove looking out to screened porch

    Den/Woodstove looking out to screened porch

  • Kitchen


  • Master bath shower & jacuzzi

    Master bath shower & jacuzzi

  • Daybed room with workstation behind

    Daybed room with workstation behind

  • Downstairs bath

    Downstairs bath

  • Private river access
 shared with 4 other lot-owners. Ask for gate code.

    Private river access shared with 4 other lot-owners. Ask for gate code.

  • Entrance gate. Must exit car and lift. 30 degree incline. Partially paved.

    Entrance gate. Must exit car and lift. 30 degree incline. Partially paved.

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016

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Quaint Log Cabin - Private River Access to French Broad River nearby

Hot Springs, NC, USA #218648

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