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The River House - Luxury Living on the French Broad River

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms,4.5 baths with optional Owner's suite , (Sleeps 8-12

'The River House VIDEO can be viewed at


or scroll through our photos and you will come to our video as one of the pictures.

The River House is on five private landscaped wooded acres and the French Broad River located just outside the city limits of charming Brevard, NC. The House is Just a short walk away from the Key Falls Inn.Key Falls Inn does cater events and weddings at the River House and the Key Falls Inn. The Properties are adjacent to each other.

While staying at The River House, you can journey into the nearby Pisgah National Forest (3 miles) and Dupont State Forest ( 5 miles) for hiking, rafting, tubing, rock climbing, horseback riding, bicycling, picnicking, and miles of paved roads for scenic driving.

The Etowah Valley Golf Courses are a mere fifteen minute drive from the house.The River House is a quick 5 minute drive to Brevard and 20 minutes to Hendersonville and Asheville.

'The River House' has 4,200 square feet of living area on Three levels with central air/heat, along three covered verandas.There are four bedrooms/4.5 baths plus optional Owner Suite, each with their own personality ensuring ample convenience and comfort for you and your family.

The top floor has four bedrooms and three full baths each with their own unique decor. There is a large second floor private balcony over looking the beautiful wooded and grass front yard and fire pit area.

On the main floor you will find the formal dining room, large eat-in kitchen complete with a double oven and four burner gas stove. Other features include a study, formal living room with decorative fire place overlooking the rear patio entertainment area, large media room with a 52' flat screen TV, decorative fire place and full bath. The large front porch has two swinging bench seats overlooking the wooded front yard and the French Broad River.

The Lower Level is a private 800 sqft. Owner's Suite complete with Master Bedroom,full bath,washer/dryer ,full kitchen,living room/dinning room areas.

The Owner's suite can be rented as part of the main house for larger groups.



More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 29, 2017

About Carla

I live in the Caribbean half of the year and at the River House the other half. The Caribbean is fantastic in the winter and so are the Blue Ridge mountains in the spring,summer and fall !

Carla purchased this house in 2009

Why Carla chose Smoky Mountains

I looked at over 150 homes to buy back in 2009. I fell in love with this house and it's location. Sitting on the front porch in the morning with the morning mist,listening to the birds is just over the top wonderful ! There are weeks that I just don't leave the River House property. It is a slice of Heaven.

What makes this house unique

Wonderful private wooded entry and grass front yard with a large stone boulder fire pit, front porch with it's porch swing chairs are wonderful,back entertainment patio area can accommodate up to 50 plus people and the interior of the house is very well appointed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What an awesome house
Dec 2012
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Pisgah Forest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main level off of media room
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , located off of Kitchen on main level
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , has washer/dryer located in Owner's Suite
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , optional owner's suite
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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The River House - Luxury Living on the French Broad River
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Great house just outside Brevard

  • 5 of 5

We had a family group of 8 adults & 4 kids, and there was plenty of room for everyone. It is a very nice home and overlooks the French Broad River. We thoroughly enjoyed out stay.

Just a note to the owner: The bed in the bedroom on the left of the shared bath needs to have the 1"X1" boards that hold up the slats under the mattress replaced. The board on the far side of the bed is totally loose, and one of the slats is lying on the floor under the bed. Also the window mutton bars are falling out and need new pins to hold them in place.

Fred Bolton


  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Fred, Thank you for your feedback! we have repaired the bed and the window. We hope that you will consider us your next rip. Once again Thank you, Carla
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Greensburg, PA

Ultimate Mountain Biker Basecamp

  • 5 of 5

For a group of guys that were in the area for a few days of mountain biking this house exceeded all of our expectations. The house and property were beautiful, it was nice to come back to such comfortable accommodations after a long day of bike riding. We really enjoyed cooking out on the back patio.

Location was ideal. We were close to downtown Brevard, craft breweries, and the mountain bike trails at both Dupont and Pisgah Forests.

Looking forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Naples, FL

Three times in less than a year!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the River House three times in less than a year! We are in love with this home and are already planning our next stay. With plenty of room to roam inside and outside, this home is perfect for all 9 of us without getting on each others' nerves. We love its location as it is easy to run to the grocery store, downtown Brevard, Dupont Forest, Pisgah Forest, Hendersonville, and Asheville.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Lovely & well-equipped — with room for all

  • 5 of 5

We rented The River House for a long family weekend oriented around Brevard College events — including a reception we were hosting at the house. The property is wooded and lovely, with lots of space and a great kitchen for entertaining. Everything you need is here — from a huge flat screen in the den — to pretty much the full range of appliances (including W/D). Even the pantry was well-stocked! The house offers room for everyone to spread out, including porches with rocking chairs and a lovely patio ideal for a 10-person al fresco dinner — though we visited during the endless rain. The house lay in the countryside — but just a few minutes from town. A great place to relax, or to return to after a full day of sightseeing and mountain adventures.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Orange, FL

Our Anniversary Present

  • 5 of 5

We brought our sons and their families from Phoenix and New Jersey to celebrate an "early" 50th wedding anniversary. It was money well spent. I searched the area for a house big enough to accommodate our family and was thrilled when I found the River House. Enough beds and rooms for everyone that evoked comments like, "The bed was wonderful. We got a great night's sleep." It just got better from there. We had a room to play games, a room to watch DVDs and an enormous front yard with a very popular hammock. A water balloon fight between the trees was one of our highlights. The large back patio allowed outside meals from the grill. The kitchen was well-furnished, and being met with fresh flowers and a basket of vegetables and fruit was a nice touch. The location was ideal with the most popular tourist and hiking spots nearby. Sliding Rock and Hooker Falls were the favorites, but the hike to Black Balsam in the Blue Ridge was a triumph to stand on the top at 6,400 ft. The Owner's Suite allowed for more privacy when wanted. All of the kids, aged 11-18, thought the River House was wonderful. We will always remember this vacation. We highly recommend the River House.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

The Producer

  • 5 of 5

What an absolute grand place! Beautiful and cozy and I will never forget the painting over the living room fireplace. I am a producer that does photography for Cabela's "World's Foremost Outfitter" I just wrapped a three week shoot in DuPont State Park and the Pisgah National Forest. We rented this place for approximately 26 days because the location was perfect. The owner was able to work with my budget as we were renting during off season. The house was perfect allowing each person their own privacy in the evenings with bedroom and bathroom but with gathering areas on main floor for my large crew.

Chris the owner was great to work with plus having Bryan the property manager next door was a big plus. Oh and by the way Bryan is a great chef that helped with some of our meals.

Great folks to work with - Awesome house - Great location - Great experience

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at the River House ! I can't wait to get back there for the summer to enjoy the House and the property . Enjoy Chris
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Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
NC 280 and HWY 64
Car: necessary

House is 3 Minutes to Downtown Brevard Where There Are Plenty of Restaurants, Shopping and Live Music. House is 5 Minutes to the Pisgah Forest National Park the 'Land of Waterfalls' and 10 Minutes to the Dupont National Park. We Are Located 20 Minutes from Hendersonville and 30 Minutes to Ashville. White Water Rafting is Only 15 Minutes Away. Etowah Valley Golf Courses are 15 minutes away and are Open to the Public. NOTE USPS has changed the house now to 243 Poplar Lane!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Damage Deposit $500

We have a rental agreement we would like you to review prior to booking please contact us at bulkstoragevi@gmail or CALL US AT 340-779-2222 Monday-Friday 8am-4pm EST. and we will send it to you or you can view the contract on this VRBO listing.Rental contract must be executed as part of the rental process.
Also, available for an additional fee of $75.00 per night plus an additional $75.00 cleaning fee, is "The Owner's Suite". Located on the lower level of the house. This suite is very private and complete with master bedroom, bath, kitchen and living area.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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