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Riverfront Log Cabin, Hot Tub, Pet-Friendly, Universal Access

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

We have a 2 riverfront log cabins for rent on a 2 acre tract of land overlooking the River. This one is The Rose. Visit our website for loads of full-size photos and in-depth information about all the ways you can enjoy a vacation in the riverside mountain town of Hot Springs, NC and to book this cabin. Please feel free to Book NOW from our website

Nestled in a picturesque mountain valley in Western North Carolina, our hand built log cabin are located at the French Broad River, surrounded by the National Forest and the mountains that gave the Blue Ridge its name.

Privately situated, our large one-bedroom log cabin has excellent views, with lots of wide open space around them. Facing the river, with meadows and mountains on all sides, the shady front porch is a favorite spot come rain or shine. The huge grassy lawn with its garden pond slopes gently down to the river’s edge, where we have a nice deck and bench for sitting and a path for strolling.

If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway you won’t find a nicer spot to settle in for a while. If an active outdoor vacation is more your style, River Lodge Log Cabins is a great place to come home to after a hard day of hiking, biking or rafting.

Our riverfront log cabin offers the perfect vacation getaway for couples of all ages, small families, and pet owners. The cabin has a vaulted ceiling in the main room, a private queen bedroom with antique furnishings, a sleeper sofa and a bath with a shower. The large sunny kitchen includes a side-by-side refrigerator, an electric cook stove, a convection oven/toaster, a microwave, and a coffee maker, and has a comfortable dining area. The covered front porch has a slatted wooden glider swing, a roomy hot tub and a gas grill in the yard. Other amenities include full linen service for 4, a satellite TV, A/C in the living room, ceiling fans in the kitchen, bedroom and porch and a gas fireplace. The cabin accommodates up to four persons.

Our Hot Springs, NC cabin rental is conveniently located just a short drive northwest from Asheville and the Biltmore Estate. We have safe, easy access year-round for all types of vehicles. Many guests — pets as well as people — will appreciate the large level parking areas and entry ramps. Our universal design features include wheelchair access in both the kitchen and bath.


We welcome responsible pet owners and their well-behaved companions. After all, what's a vacation without the family dog? We charge a flat $25 pet fee for each visit.


This is an authentic sawn log cabin we built ourselves with local wood from our own sawmill. The logs used for the main structure are hemlock. We used tongue and groove paneling on the walls and ceilings, and the floors are a fabulous mixture of local hardwoods. The metal roof makes music out of rainstorms! You’ll enjoy unique features such as handmade wood countertops and trim you just don’t get in “factory-built” cabins, plus the satisfaction of knowing that local labor and love were part of creating our cabin for your enjoyment, here by the riverside on our grandparents’ old family farm.

Keywords: Log Cabin, Riverfront Cabin, Hot Springs Cabin Rental, Pet Friendly, Specials, Asheville Area, Hot Tub, Fireplace, Biltmore Estate, Universal Access, Handicap Access, Mountain View, Pisgah National Forest, French Broad River, Madison County, NC, Kayaker Cabin, Hot Springs NC Log Cabin Rentals, Hot Springs NC Pet Friendly

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Mary Pangle
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Mary Pangle

Mary and Ken Pangle were born and raised in Hot Springs, NC and are active members of their local church. As owners of Pangle’s Construction, LLC, Mary and Ken are involved in road and bridge construction, site development and property management, as well as the River Lodge Log Cabins riverfront rentals. The Pangles operate a sawmill across from their home on Meadow Fork Rd., where they produce custom lumber, including the materials used in building their riverfront log cabin.

While Ken’s out on the job, Mary juggles the joys of motherhood and caring for their home with the various office duties of the construction and cabin rental businesses — answering the phones, doing the bookkeeping, reservations, and managing the website. In addition, Mary oversees the cabin housekeeping & maintenance so she still enjoys spending time on the family farm.

Discover the beauty of Hot Springs — take a relaxing vacation at the "River Lodge Log Cabins". As lifetime residents, Mary and Ken know firsthand what a great place Madison County is to work and play, and they look forward to sharing it with you.

Mary Pangle purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Mary Pangle chose Hot Springs

We built this cabin on this piece of property that my grandparents owned. This is a way of being able to keep this property in the family and for the family to enjoy and remember the good old times. I spent a lot of time here and this place is so dear to my heart.

What makes this cabin unique

Stroll across the lawn to our riverside deck, looking back to enjoy the sight of the mountain rising behind your log cabin, its white rocks glowing in the sun (or the moonlight!).

Sit by the river with the light sparkling on the water as the wind rustles the leaves, watch the cows graze and drink along the opposite bank, and wave to the rafters as they come by.

As the sun fades over the river, everyone can enjoy a good meal (fresh trout, perhaps?) cooked on the gas grill and a well-deserved soak in the hot tub. Try to stay awake long enough to watch the stars come out — the Milky Way can put on a big show up here!

Enjoy a scenic drive in any direction — we are surrounded by the National Forest and its natural unspoiled beauty.

Don’t forget your camera — you might miss a once-in-a-lifetime shot! Keep a lookout for the wildlife — deer, turkeys, rabbits, raccoons, foxes, mink, groundhogs, otters, and yes, even black bears.

Bald eagles, kestrels, hawks, great blue herons, ospreys, falcons, purple martins, cedar waxwings, ravens, swallows, indigo buntings, goldfinches and an array of waterfowl can be spotted while sitting right on the front porch of your log cabin.

The large sloping lawn is a great place to enjoy the wide-open spaces — whether playing badminton, Frisbee, croquet, throwing balls for the dog, or just taking in the view beside the pond. In the evening you can sit by the fire ring, gaze at the stars or catch lightning bugs, dependent on age and inclination.

Walking out the door of your log cabin you can enjoy rafting, tubing and trout fishing, an easy stroll or bike tour down River Road, hiking or backpacking on the Appalachian Trail.

Cyclists will enjoy our two nearby mountain bike courses, or a quick run downriver to the Paint Rock Corridor (and the Tennessee state line) and back. River Road is coaster-bike friendly!

So many choices!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This cabin is wonderful & we will definitely be back. This has truly been a magical vacation. My boyfriend& I had the greatest time! By the way, the “Things To Do” folder was extremely helpful! Couldn’t have asked for anything more. We LOVE the hot tub as well!!! See you next time!
Aug 2017
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Hot Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please -- all pets must be crated if left alone in the cabin. No pets on furniture. Clean up all pet debris inside & out.
  • No Liquids allowed in trash. Leave Cabin in the shape you found it in.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has a Handicap Shower with a fold down seat and no lip on the shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Private bedroom has queen bed, antique furnishings and ceiling fan., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper sofa in living room will sleep 2 comfortably. Sheets, pillows and cases and blanket provided.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
A garden pond placed in memory of my grandparents divides the property. Surrounded by antique farm equipment, there are benches where you can sit and enjoy the sounds of nature. If you are a bird watcher, you'll enjoy listening to the many songbirds and watching the martins and swallows flying over the front lawn. With luck you may even spot an eagle hunting along the river. Waterfowl abound -- Canada geese, great blue herons, and all sorts of ducks can be seen year-round.


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Riverfront Log Cabin, Hot Tub, Pet-Friendly, Universal Access
average rating of 4.5 based on 41 reviews

This is a pretty little cabin in a nice location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice time and it helped that we could bring the dogs.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed yourself. Thank you for your review.
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Clean and simple. Beautiful front yard. Deck across the street overlooking river

  • 4 of 5

Great winter cabin. Cozy and warm. Wonderful outdoor grill and hot tub. Pet friendly is a big plus

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you come back soon.
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Cozy Cabin

  • 4 of 5

This cabin was exactly what my husband and I needed for our private weekend getaway for just the two of us. It had a great view of the mountains and the French Broad River just sitting on the front porch. The cabin had a full kitchen, a big bathroom and roomy shower, a decent sized bedroom and a full living room with cable TV. The drive into town was short and beautiful. We would drive into town to eat and for daily activities and then come back to the cabin and soak in the hot tub for the rest of the night. Very relaxing and welcoming. The owners were amazing! We called them on our way down Friday morning and they got us booked right away. The normal check-in time is 3pm but when we arrived earlier than 3pm they had no problem letting us check-in early. Inside the cabin, the owners even had a little guide book to tell you about the companies, restaurants and activities that you could do nearby. Overall we loved it and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. It makes my day when people are happy with our place. We look forward to you returning. Thank you for your kind review.
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Beautiful location & cabin, but not restful due to bed

  • 3 of 5

This cabin has a wonderful quiet location, beautiful view of the French Broad River and a quick walk down to it. Quick drive into Hot Springs and many hikes nearby. The cabin is lovely, had everything we needed (except a hair dryer would have been nice), has a nice fireplace and baseboard heat that warmed it up quickly, beautiful log table and bathroom vanity, nice hot tub on the front deck. We plan to return to Hot Springs in July and would love to stay here again, except, the only downfall and it was a big one, was the bed. This was our last stay on an 8-day vacation in NC and the bed was terribly uncomfortable and the bed frame is unfortunately very loud/creaky any time you move. We were awakened at 2am due to back/hip discomfort and the noisy frame. The 2nd night wife slept on the couch (which was much better) and husband slept on the floor on additional couch pillows. All in all, we had a great time in Hot Springs, hiked the Lovers Leap trail, did some scenic driving, stopped in at the tavern and sat by the river on the deck outside, saw some AT backpackers, drove up River Rd to picnic in the beautiful park. Like I said, we will be returning in July and would consider staying here again, but want to have well rested sleep on our vacation and a new bed and bed frame would be the key not only to a return stay, but our willingness to recommend it to our friends and family. Thank you for the stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you liked our cabin. We have not had but 1 other person that said the bed was uncomfortable. We are sorry that the bed was not to your comfort. I will check it today for the squeakiness. Thank you for your review.
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granite falls, NC

Nice Hot Springs Getaway

  • 4 of 5

This was my second trip to Hot Springs and my first time staying at The Rock. For the value, the accommodations were great. The cabin was clean and reasonably appointed. I would recommend the following, though, for future guests, to make their stay perfect. First, the little toaster oven probably needs to be replaced. We brought bread for toasting and it took about 15 minutes on the highest setting. So, if you are hoping to cook, plan on using the grill or the stove and not an oven. Second, there could be more drinking glasses. We ended up going into town and buying some glasses to use at the local hardware store. Third, some antibacterial dish soap, a newer sponge, and possibly even some cleaning supplies would be nice. There was really nothing in the way of kitchen supplies other than some salt and pepper, so be sure to bring whatever basics you might need.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would stay again. Very peaceful and private location for a getaway.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response. We are looking into putting in a full size stove with an oven. There should have been dish liquid in the kitchen. We do have a service for 4 on glasses,plates, saucers, bowls, and silverware. I will check today to make sure no one has taken any of them out. We do not supply any food supplies for cooking. You do have to bring those yourself. Again Thank you for your review.
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Greer, SC

Ideal Location & the Ultimate Hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I discovered Hot Springs last year and fell in love with the town on a day trip...we knew we had to come back. I wanted to be on the French Broad, have a fireplace & a hot tub...but the kicker--I wanted to be able to bring our two small dogs which is tough to find in a rental cabin without paying exorbitant fees. Until we found this gem!

This lovely little cabin ticked all our boxes and then some! Beautiful woodwork in this cabin, from the floors to the bathroom walls...crazy but it's just amazing. Great view of the river right across the street with your own seated overhang to fish from. You can relax with a roaring fire going in your own firepit with a front-row seat to the sun setting on the river.

You're minutes from easy bike ride. Several very good restaurants, bars, and the friendliest people you'll ever meet. If you hike, you can literally leave the cabin, hike down the road right along the river and go under the stone bridge. Just on the other side is a loop on the Appalachian Trail...follow the white trail markings for Lover's Leap. It's an awesome hike, a bit of a climb but well worth the incredible views at the top! The hot tub at the cabin was a welcome plunge when we got back!

This cabin really has an ideal location! You can also take the drive up to Max Patch on the AT and hike a bit up there. Mary & Ken are great folks, if have any questions on where to go, what to do, they have a nice little personal guide with info in the cabin on the town. A lot of history in this cozy little mountain town, make sure to read up before you go.

Only downside was this trip just went too fast! We spent so much time hiking and checking out the sites, we didn't even fish...which just means we have to plan another trip real soon ;-)

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review. We are so glad you had a great time. We enjoyed talking to you about all the wood work that you do and seeing the thing that you have made. We look forward to your return.
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Hot Springs is a great place for hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, skeet shooting, birdwatching, nature photography, trout streams, wildlife, bluegrass music, waterfalls, scenic by-ways, u-pick farms, glorious fall color, great restaurants, local foods, arts & crafts, hot mineral springs, massage, and just plain sittin' on the porch!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30
Pet Fee $25

Cancellations: 30 + days before arrival will receive a full refund minus a $ 50 booking fee
30-14 days before arrival will receive a full refund minus a $ 100 booking fee
Less than 14 days, no shows, or early departures are due no refund.

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.