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Welcome to the River House...our home on the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:23
  • Bedrooms:11
  • Bathrooms:7
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Beautifully renovated riverfront mountain home in Chimney Rock/Lake Lure/West.NC

The River House is a large home located in Chimney Rock and is within walking distance of Chimney Rock Village, NC, the Chimney Rock State Park entrance, and beautiful Lake Lure, NC, where Dirty Dancing was filmed. The River House sleeps 18. We are located on Main Street in the village of Chimney Rock and our home sits on the Rocky Broad River. We have 4 decks overlooking the river and plenty of seating for a large group to dine/grill outside overlooking the Rocky Broad River. The River House can host large groups/families of up to 18 people (children/babies, seniors, and all age groups are welcome!) with lots of room for everyone to relax and enjoy the Rocky Broad River (you can swim and fish in the river right behind the house and there are plenty of big rocks to play on and/or lay out in the sun!) and all the fun activities nearby (ziplining, horseback riding, rock climbing, and hiking in Chimney Rock State Park, just to name a few of the activities) WHEN THE WHOLE HOUSE IS NOT RENTED, WE OPERATE AS A BED AND BREAKFAST. The River House is available to be rented out by a group/family and closed to the public when the whole house is rented. We keep the VRBO calender updated constantly so if the date shows available on this calender, it is available for your group to rent the whole house. If you have any questions at all or for more information, please feel free to call me on my listed contact number, 941-730-1183. If I don't answer, please leave a message and your call will be returned promptly!
This home originally belonged to friends who operated it as a Bed & Breakfast. They have since retired. (We originally stayed as guests in the 1980's). The B&B was sold twice, went into foreclosure, and sat vacant for four years. We were thrilled to be able to rescue the inn when my husband was serving in Afghanistan and have lovingly restored it. The restoration took ten months and we continue to work on it and make improvements every year.

We are offering the River House for rent for family reunions, get togethers, golf groups, women's shopping/antique trips, and more. If you have an idea for a gathering and need information about amenities, restaurants, activities, etc...please feel free to ask...we can help you plan an event.

The River House is built on the river with Chimney Rock in view from the deck. (The entrance to Chimney Rock State Park is 2/10ths of a mile from our front door. There are 3 stories of guest rooms and baths totally 9 bedrooms and 6 baths. The lowest level has three bedrooms, each with a private bath and a separate entrance to a deck at river level. The main floor at street level has a cozy living room with a fireplace, a kitchen and a 9 foot dining room table with lots of room for a large family. The kitchen and dining room each have double french doors which open to a large and spacious riverfront private deck. This deck has a large grill and has plenty of outdoor tables, rockers, and nine foot umbrellas that make it perfect sitting outside visiting and listening to the river below. The main floor also has a large master bedroom and bath. This room has a huge picture window and sitting area perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening while watching the beautiful Rocky Broad River out the window. The second floor includes five bedrooms and two bathrooms. Two of these bedrooms can be combined into a suite with its own door and bathroom. The other end of the hall has 3 bedrooms (2 you can open the windows and sleep with the sound of the river at night) and one bath and can be closed off as a suite.

The hardwood (heart pine) floors are original from the 1940's and were cut down across the river and floated over during construction years ago and are on all levels and have been refinished during the renovation of the property 2 1/2 years ago. The main floor living room includes a beautiful rock fireplace for chilly evenings. The main floor deck, accessible from the kitchen and dining room, overlooks the Rocky Broad River and sits beneath Chimney Rock. It's perfect for outdoor dining and relaxing after a fun day on the lake, hiking, cycling, or simply putting the computer and cellphone away and reading a book. Most families gather and visit out on this deck. There is plenty of seating and a large grill for feeding a large group. There are multiple views of the river and Chimney Rock from the bedrooms and decks of the RIver House. You 'll also enjoy the serenity and calming sound of the Rocky Broad River.

We have 6 bedrooms with king size beds, one room with two twin beds (they can be pushed together if necessary for a couple), and two bedrooms have queen size beds. Most of the bedrooms have a great view of the river and you can sleep with the windows open at night and hear the river outside your window. (We do have two very large central AC units though!) The kitchen has been renovated and has stainless steel appliances and reclaimed wood countertops. We utilized reclaimed wood throughout the renovation, including the fireplace mantle and the kitchen and dining room tables. The original heart pine floors are also restored to bring out the beauty of the natural wood grain. Concepts of reuse, recycle, and re-purpose have been incorporated to make our home as green as possible. We have also strived to make our home a comfortable and relaxing retreat and getaway! I always tell our friends and guests that there is more to do in Chimney Rock/Lake Lure than there are days in the week you will stay and it's true! I think our home is perfect for a large family reunion because if you have active parts of the family, there is a lot of fun things to do right at your doorstep and if you have older family members who prefer to visit on the riverside decks, they are happy, too! If you have any questions, no matter how big or small, please do not hesitate to email or call and I will get back with you as quickly as I can! Thank you for checking our listing and hope to see you soon!
P.S. If your group is larger than 18, we have another riverfront bungalow directly across the river (VRBO listing #694086) from the big house (RH) and friends with additional homes so we can help you with that!

Keywords: Lodge, inn, retreat
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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 23
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23, Beds for 22-23

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Chimney Rock/Lake Lure is a great area for a family who has members of all ages who enjoy a wide range of activities. Elder members can relax on the decks of both homes and visit while the younger members have more activities available to them than time. There is Chimney Rock State Park, the beach and small waterpark at nearby Lake Lure, ziplining, horseback riding, swimming and tubing in the river behind our homes, rock climbing, boating, and hiking the beautiful mountains, and swimming in nearby waterfalls, just to name a few. For those who enjoy cute shops/towns, nearby Hendersonville and Asheville offer adorable towns with shopping, antiquing, great restaurants, and so much more....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Both houses have DVD players...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games available....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    10 TVs all with Direct TV in River House. 3 TVs with Dish Network in Little River House....moreless

  • Television:

    10 Flat-screen TVs in all rooms and living room in River House and 3 TVs with Dish Network in Little River House...moreless

  • Video Library:

    60 movies in living room of River House...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    2 dryers...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    parking for 8-10 cars at main house...parking for 3 cars at Little River House....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine:

    2 washing machines...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Hi speed internet. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    You can rent boats at the Lake Lure Marina or at Lake Lure Adventures or take a pontoon boat tour of Lake Lure for 15 dollars....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    4 decks overlooking the Rocky Broad River at the River House and 1 riverfront deck at the Little River House...moreless

  • Golf:

    3 PGA level courses at Rumbling Bald Mountain Resort at the other end of Lake Lure (close by). Apple Valley is one of the courses....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    You can rent kayaks and canoes at the Town of Lake Lure Marina or at Lake Lure Adventures....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Little River House has a small yard on a country (dead end) lane of summer bungalows where children can ride bikes and play in the front yard....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Public municipal courts by Town of Lake Lure Town Hall....moreless

 

Reviews

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$3,900

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee main house $295 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11.75%

Notes:

$500 deposit required to reserve dates. 50% of rental amount due 30 days prior to arrival. Balance (50%) due no later than 15 days prior to check in. $500 deposit to hold dates becomes security deposit which is refundable if no damage is done to properties.


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Location

The River House at Chimney Rock is perfect for family reunions, business retreats, and other large gatherings. We are located near Asheville, North Carolina, home of the Biltmore Estate, wonderful restaurants, art galleries, and much more. For golfers, we have many golf courses near our property which enables us to host golf groups, too. Chimney Rock State Park is full of hiking trails and ziplining is nearby. Everyone in your group will find some kind of fun activity - even if it's sitting quietly by the Rocky Broad River. Please contact us for more information on these activities and much more.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: We are a blended family of five with a mom and a dad and three college age sons. We have a spotted daschund named Bella who loves running up and down the stairs of the River House! My husband and I are high school sweethearts who reunited after 36 years apart. He has served our country overseas with his last tour of duty in Afghanistan ending in 2011. He is now retired from the Army and is working in Tampa, Florida. We plan to move to Chimney Rock and become fulltime innkeepers. We renovated this inn top to bottom and you can check out the 'before' photos on the Facebook listing, 'River House at Chimney Rock' or on our Pinterest Page...River House at Chimney Rock. I have recently added more 'before' photos. It has been a true labor of love to work on this charming home that belonged to my dear friends, the Shermans, and to carry on all the happy memories and see more families use and enjoy a home that means so much to me personally.

Why the Owner Chose Lake Lure, NC, USA:
We bought the River House because I used to live in this area year-round with my son and love the area and love all the activities it has to offer. I think it is one of the most beautiful areas in the country and I find it relaxing and wonderful to spend time there. I also love that there is something for everyone...activities for every type person from a hiker/boater/to a shopper/antiquer or a golfer or boater!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
There are so many things to do when staying at the River House. You can go hiking (we have amazing waterfalls!)zip lining, white water rafting, inner-tubing down the Green River, rock climb, horseback ride, swim or fish in the river behind the house or you can just curl up riverside with a good book and then walk one block into town for dinner. Fill the days with activities or just relax and rejuvenate!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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Photos

  • Welcome to the River House...our home on the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock

    Welcome to the River House...our home on the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock

  • Welcome to the River House at Chimney Rock!

    Welcome to the River House at Chimney Rock!

  • A large deck with rocking chairs and tables overlooks the Rocky Broad River

    A large deck with rocking chairs and tables overlooks the Rocky Broad River

  • Our remodeled kitchen has up-cycled wood countertops and new appliances

    Our remodeled kitchen has up-cycled wood countertops and new appliances

  • Drift off to sleep in the River Top Room with the sound of the river below

    Drift off to sleep in the River Top Room with the sound of the river below

  • A children's room is part of the Treetop Suite. Beds can also be pushed together

    A children's room is part of the Treetop Suite. Beds can also be pushed together

  • The River House at Chimney Rock overlooks the meandering river

    The River House at Chimney Rock overlooks the meandering river

  • Chimney Rock and Lake Lure in the background; a stunning view

    Chimney Rock and Lake Lure in the background; a stunning view

  • The beach at Lake Lure has a water park with water slides and lifeguards on duty

    The beach at Lake Lure has a water park with water slides and lifeguards on duty

  • Beautiful bride Lisa before her wedding to Mitch

    Beautiful bride Lisa before her wedding to Mitch

  • The River House is on the Rocky Broad River

    The River House is on the Rocky Broad River

  • The front sitting area has a beautiful mountain view

    The front sitting area has a beautiful mountain view

  • The living room is warmed by a fireplace

    The living room is warmed by a fireplace

  • The dining room has a large table which seats up to 12.

    The dining room has a large table which seats up to 12.

  • Tree House Suite has a picture window overlooking the Rocky Broad River

    Tree House Suite has a picture window overlooking the Rocky Broad River

  • The Rocky Broad Suite and has a large picture window and sitting area

    The Rocky Broad Suite and has a large picture window and sitting area

  • The Rocky Broad River winds through the Hickory Nut Gorge in western NC

    The Rocky Broad River winds through the Hickory Nut Gorge in western NC

  • The village of Chimney Rock, a short walk from the River House

    The village of Chimney Rock, a short walk from the River House

  • Our wonderful guests from Deloitte enjoying their meeting on the main deck.

    Our wonderful guests from Deloitte enjoying their meeting on the main deck.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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