Laurel River Retreat : Riverfront…Secluded, Riverfront(4 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
Laurel River Retreat is just five miles from Hot Springs, North Carolina, where the Appalachian Trail intersects and famous for its natural hot springs spa.
No other house for at least one-half mile. No motorized vehicles are allowed except retreat visitor'. No all-terrain-vehicles, motorcycles, guns, or fireworks. The sounds throughout the day and night are the Laurel's rapids, the wind in the trees and the birds.
Secluded and serene, this is a place to sit on the large screened porch, two stone patios, or front deck and read, meditate, be. Its perfect for friends and family to gather and reconnect and a wonderland for kids.
A panoramic deck, 25 feet off the ground, spans the front and overlooks the Laurel River. A comfortable screened porch overlooks the surrounding forest. Each room has electric base-board heat with its own thermostat. A brick fireplace is the focal point of the lhe living room/dining room. Pinewood floors are in kitchen and living/dining areas. The stairway and the bedrooms are fully carpeted. Each bedroom has its own closet. The ground-level basement area has recently been renovated as a 300-square-foot heated work/play area with five windows overlooking the river and access through glass doors to patios on each side of the house.
The house is tastefully furnished in traditional antique and completely equipped with kitchen and bedroom supplies. The dining room has a large, circular, glass-top table on a cypress trunk base with chairs. An eight-foot-long picture window faces out to the deck, bringing in the sky, mountainside, and river. One of the upstairs bedrooms has an outside balcony with sliding glass doors. Enjoy original art in every room.
Keywords: House, riverview, mountain retreat, chalet, cabin in the woods,
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Member since: 2004
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mobile Phone:
- Washing Machine
- Cooking Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $50
Lower rates are available for weekday stays excluding any weekend nights.
Payment is made directly to owner, check, credit card or PayPal. Deposit required at reservation, balance due 30 days before arrival.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 98
About the owner: 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
- Primary: (704) 334-2047 (North Carolina, USA)
- Fax: +1 8883341944
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Winter on the Laurel
Dining area looking out to the front deck and river
Deck is 20 feet high and overlooks the Laurel River
This listing was first published here in 2004.
Date last modified - Monday, February 27, 2017
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