Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (sleeps 4) *3 NIGHT minimum*
About LIz Wiederhold
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.
LIz Wiederhold purchased this Cabin in 2006
Why LIz Wiederhold chose Alexander
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.
What makes this Cabin unique
Riverside Escapes offers the only island vacation rental in the area and one of just a few riverfront homes. 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, limited satellite based wireless internet access, and more.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Waterfront & hot tub - children must be supervisedWaterfront & hot tub - children must be supervised
No parties/events - Special event rental required for any gatheringsSpecial event rental required for any gatherings
No smoking - outdoor ONLY - can & dispose of buttsoutdoor ONLY - can & dispose of butts
Max guests: 5 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 23
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.
Great Weekend Getaway
This is a fantastic property in a nice quaint setting away from the hustle and bussle of the city but yet close by. I would stay here again.
It was a much needed AWAY FROM IT ALL vacation and look forward to another visit. Can’t think of one thing I would change. The cabin is decorated with such a personal touch and there where little personal thing left everywhere for guest. S’mores basket, candy, selection of coffee and teas, bathroom needs in case you forgot something. I can’t say enough about how awesome this stay was. LOVED IT
This waterfront house provided entertainment in the backyard and was centrally located to other cities. The kids had a great time fishing in the backyard and the house served all of our needs. The smores and basket of toiletries was a nice touch. The beds were comfortable, which was great. We will definitely want to stay here again!
The week was both exciting and relaxing
Our week at Riverside Escapes was wonderful! We arrived mid-afternoon and were greeted by Liz with a thorough tour of the cabin and explanation of the property. After that, she was close by but out of sight. We spent the first night exploring the island, floating in the rafts, fishing, and resting in the hot tub. The next two days were spent ziplining and white water rafting - both were very close to the cabin. The rest of the time was spent relaxing and exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway. The cabin was very clean and very well stocked. There were special touches added that made it very welcoming and that you don't get with every rental property. We will definitely stay again in the future and highly recommend this property to others. The only consideration that I would like to add is that you need to make sure that your family is on the same schedule. The floors are a little creaky and could be an issue if you have an early riser or a night owl. This wasn't an issue for our family as we are all night owls and late sleepers but may be something to consider for others. We have no complaints and are looking forward to staying here again!
We had a wonderful stay! Liz was fantastic and saw to it that everything was covered, including what I'd call an intuitive customer service by remembering something I had mentioned weeks before. She went ahead and had some rubber tubes pumped up and waiting for us to drift the river from the neighboring park back to our location. She also gave us a thorough walk-through explanation of everything and then dropped off some new pans for good measure. It was a very relaxing stay --- floating on the provided tubes to the sound of the river; relaxing in one of multiple hammocks; and ending the evening by soaking in the hot tub. A very relaxing stay and much appreciated! Powell, Mary & the Kids
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Campfire, river launch on site, fishing on site (must have permit), 20 minutes to Appalachian Trail, 20 minutes to Biltmore Estate, 30 minutes to Arboretum, 15 minutes to Vance Birthplace, 15 minutes to Blue Ridge Parkway, 20 minutes to Hot Springs.