House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
- english, french, spanish, dutch
About Robert FitzPatrick
We consider it one of our greatest fortunes in life to have found Laurel River Retreat more than 14 years ago. Developing it, enjoying it, and sharing it have been among our highest enjoyments. We live and work in Charlotte, NC. Robert is a writer/consultant. Terry is a professional artist. Her paintings are on exhibit in galleries in Charlotte and in corporate and private collections. (Some are on the walls of the house.) It is our great pleasure to share this treasure with rental guests. Almost every year, we have sought to improve Laurel River Retreat. Two years ago, we completely remodeled the larger upstairs bathroom, adding windows, all new lighting, ceramic tiles and river stones and a signature stained glass in the beautiful walk-in shower. In 2012, we totally remodeled the kitchen, with ceramic counter tops, wood ceiling, an bar/island with antique barnwood, an ultra-quiet dish waster and a disposal. We also now have high speed internet service, satellite cable and free long distance phone. Above all, Laurel River Retreat is unique because of its location. It sits almost invisibly among poplars, mountain laurel and hemlocks on a hill overlooking the Laurel River and Laurel River Trail. The sounds of the river rapids envelop the house. The water, tree canopy and hillside breezes keep it cool in the summer. It is well insulated and heated in cold months. The fireplace adds a cozy warmth. Laurel River Retreat offers a respite from the pressures and routines of daily life. It is an opportunity to connect with nature -- to hear it, smell, feel it, and truly be in a beautiful natural environment; yet also enjoy the comforts and conveniences of a well equipped home. Sincerely, Robert FitzPatrick, Terry Thirion
Robert FitzPatrick purchased this House in 98
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Only on owner-approval. Guest must contact owner
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect Mountain River Getaway
You have to see it to understand what a gem of a property this is next to Hot Springs, NC! This home is the perfect secluded, yet amongst hikers during the day, getaway. Sits high up so you feel like you are in a tree house, yet just a few steps to the river on a private road for a refreshing dip. This is located just above the Laurel River Trail which is a 3 mile trail right on the river. Hikers have no idea this home is just above them. But you can hear the hikers, dogs and kids walk by. Made it feel safe that were weren't totally in the woods by ourselves. Easy walk up the stairs from driveway to enter the main part of the house. Really a unique type of property and we can't wait to go back. Waking up and going onto the deck to hear the sounds of the water and the birds chirping was the best way to start the day. During the day we walked the trail with our dogs and took a dip in the water. At night we made a bonfire in the fire pit, roasted marshmallows and kielbasa. It felt like camping with the comforts of home. House was clean and had all the essentials that one may need during a vacation rental. Owners were easy to work with, responsive and had self checkin/out. Really appreciate you allowing us to bring our dogs. They loved it! We hope to be back again!
NICE NICE NICE NICE
if you want to rest between nature and at the same time be in a comfortable cabin THIS IS THE PLACE !!! We are my wife and I very grateful and eager to return!
Beautiful home in beautiful setting
The house was clean, comfortable and decorated nicely. The owner was responsive and helpful. The sounds of the river are mesmerizing. Our only complaint is that it rained on us the couple of days we were there, but we had a good time in spite of the weather. Hope to go back to enjoy the Laurel River trail which is close by the house. Great getaway! Really appreciate the owners sharing it with us.
Great place. Have already reserved it for next year.
The fishing and hiking was wonderful. The house is well stocked and comfortable with a great view from the large deck.
This was the second time we visited the Laurel River Retreat. We find the accommodations very comfortable and clean. It has a variety of areas to relax and enjoy the environs. We hope to come back again!
Very private and awesome view cabin is so nice
Natural Hot Springs Spa, White-water Rafting, bird watching, wild flowers along river and trail, trout/flyfishing, landscape painting/art