Cozy Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat Near Blue Ridge Parkway & Stone Mountain Nc(21 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Lodge
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
3-Room Suite in mountain lodge, on vineyard estate, overlooking Roaring River
The Lodgings are comprised of several vacation rentals consisting of a main lodge with multiple suites (Aspen #437203 and Birch# 437950) and a small cabin (Serendipity #513211) located on an vineyard estate reminiscent of a French mountain Vineyard.
We also offer private fishing on our ponds and river (catch and release, using barbless hooks). We also have a fishing guide that offers Guided Fishing Packages for a fee. We are also starting a Fishing Club with limited membership to ensure a wonderful fishing experience. Memberships are renewed on an annual basis.
Information can be found on our website (Roaring River Vineyards) in NC. We have recently added an outdoor event venue for weddings, private events, and business events. This is available from April 15 through October 31st. We plan to add concerts and plays in the near future. We are also in the process of building our own wine-tasting room that will be available in Spring 2015.
… in your backyard, yet a world away from it all!
The main lodge has three rental units: Aspen, Birch and Cedar.
Aspen (437203)/ Birch (437950) are 3-room suites located on the first floor of the main lodge. Each suite has a bedroom with a Queen size bed with a small office area, 1 bathroom, a large closet, and an open area with a kitchen, dinette area, and living room. The kitchen has standard size SS appliances and the necessary equipment to make meal preparation a cinch even for the gourmet cooks among us!
The rustic décor is elegant and sure to please. All units come with WIFI, Premium TV Channels, and an outdoor grill.
The covered patio has a bistro dining set, an outdoor settee, and private fire-pit.
Imagine yourself having a candlelight diner or sipping a glass of wine while admiring the beautiful mountain vistas and listening to the sounds of the Roaring River as it flows by just a few feet away from you. Yes, it is that close! It just doesn’t get better than that!
The amenities are so numerous that this vineyard is becoming a destination in and of itself. There is a private beach, a swim hole, private fishing on the river and in the ponds. There is also bow-hunting in season. There are a number of lawn games such as Bocce Ball, Corn Hole Toss, Horseshoe Pits, and Croquet. Another fun activity is to picnic amongst the grapevines, or for that matter, anywhere on the 50-acre vineyard estate.
Note: The Cedar Unit – is a two-story unit that is currently occupied for a long-term period.
There are many music festivals in the area: Merle Fest takes place the 3rd week in April, wine festivals also abound in the region many taking place in May. Winery offer music and food events. We have two wineries within a few miles: McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks, and Jones Von Drehle Winery, and upon construction completion of our very own wine tasting room due to open during Summer of 2015. There are a number of historical sites in the area as well as fishing, canoeing, hiking, biking.
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THE CALENDAR IS ACCURATE. NO NEED TO SEND AN INQUIRY. BOOKINGS ARE CLEARLY SHOWN ON THE CALENDAR AND SYSTEM WILL NOT DOUBLE BOOK. PLEASE PROCEED DIRECTLY TO BOOKING WHEN CALENDAR SHOWS AN AVAILABILITY.
WE REGRET THAT WE CANNOT MAKE ANY EXCEPTIONS TO THE FOLLOWING RULES:
1) 2 DAY MINIMUM STAY,
2) CAPACITY LIMITED TO 2 PER UNIT,
3) NO DOGS ALLOWED -NO MATTER SIZE OR WHETHER WELL BEHAVED,
4) NO CHILDREN (MOUNTAIN AND RIVER SETTING NOT SUITABLE FOR SMALL CHILDREN, ALSO UNITS ONLY ACCOMMODATE 2 OCCUPANTS.
5) NO SMOKING ON THE ENTIRE VINEYARD
PLEASE GO TO THE AMENITIES SECTION AND SEE FULL EXPLANATIONS FOR THE REASONS BEHIND THE DECISIONS. PLEASE DO NOT SEND INQUIRIES FOR THE ABOVE RESTRICTIONS AS NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE GIVEN.
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Member since: 2012
- 800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only:
Not Suitable For Children:
We do not allow children because there is a 20-foot drop off from the lawn to the river below and the danger from the river itself. There is no rail or fence for safety just a row of holly bushes just a mere 5 feet from the patio. ...moreless
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- The bedroom has a queen size bed and the linens are very upscale. Is is decorated in a tasteful mountain style. There is an office area in the bedroom. Everything has been selected to please even the most discriminating guest down to the tiniest details. There is nothing like it in the area quite like it. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- There is a beach area on the river where one can relax on outdoor lounge chairs. One can also cool off on a hot day in the Raoring River. In addition to the outdoor games already mentioned, there is skeet shooting, archery, trout fishing, picnicking available on the premises. There are event venues available for weddings, family reunions, and business meetings. A community building with full kitchen, dining for 12-16, living room, flat screen TV may also be used when the guests want to be together in a larger setting. There are also the ruins of an old grist mill on site. ...moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 2 people
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
The fully equipped kitchen comes with top-of-the line appliances, has a charming and tasteful decor. There is a counter height dinette set with two seats. The kitchen is open to the living room. ...moreless
Basic staples, condiments, and spices, will be provided as well as paper items. Since you are in the country, it is recommended that you stop and shop at a supermarket for your cooking needs....moreless
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Feb 3 - Feb 4, 2017
2 night min stay
Apr 15 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Year End Holiday
Dec 22 - Jan 3, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $100
- Cleaning Fee $45 + tax
- Tax Rate 7%
If the rooms are booked on short notice, the payment schedule will be accelerated and last minute bookings may need to pay all at once.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Our lodging is located just two miles from Stone Mountain State Park which attracts over 750,000 visitors annually. The park is a granite peak which offers all types of acivities such as: camping, hiking, biking, rock-climbing, wildlife viewing. In addition to that that are many educational events some given by the park rangers on specific topics, as well as other events. Drop by the office building to view the Mountain culture exhibit, animal exhibit, Stone Mountain formation exhibit. There are several historical sites that one should visit, over 75 picnicking areas, and great fishing. There are also over 100 vineyards and wineries that offer wine-tastings and special events. The Lodgings are located on a riverside and vineyard setting. Our property has a lot to offer: year-round fishing (no license required on private ponds), river, swimming , vineyard life, fire-pit, outdoor grill, and indoor and outdoor games. There are 3 apartments in the rental house. The house may also be rented as a single Unit. There is an events venue that can be rented for weddings, business events, and private parties. Great place to relax and have fun. Right in your backyard yet a world away!
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: Josephine speaking: I was born in France of German parents, and moved to the States when I was 15 years. Graduated from San Jose State University with BS in Business Administration, with a concentration in accounting and a minor in economics. I worked for IBM for 17 years, and was transferred about every 3 years to a new location, including oversees assignment in Tokyo, Japan for 3 years. After that, I worked in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) at First Union Bank (now Wells Fargo Bank). My husband Tom and I live on our NC Vineyards. Tom Speaking: I am from Harriman, TN and grew up on my beloved mountains, overlooking a beautiful lake. I graduated from Le Tourneau University with an Engineering degree, and have been working for Westinghouse which later became Siemens. I had to work on numerous projects which required extensive travel abroad (China, Japan and in Europe). I developed a taste for traveling and was happy that Josephine loves traveling as well. Josephine and I met in Charlotte and got married in 1993. Both of us were married before so we blended our children into our new family (Josephine‘s daughter and my two daughters and son). We are now empty-nesters, but the family keeps growing with the addition of grandchildren, three grandsons, one grand-daughter, and another on the way! Since acquiring the vineyard, we have traveled extensively to wine growing regions to develop our knowledge of viticulture and enology. Our knowledge must include best practices used, not only in our region, but also in other parts of the world.
Why the Owner Chose Traphill, NC, USA (Town):
The setting of this property is gorgeous and reminiscent of picturesque French hillsidevineyards situated on the slopes of a river. We knew we had a gem, and soon after the dream was born. We wanted others to discover what we had found, an area rich in history, of moonshine and NASCAR, close to Stone Mountain State Park, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and dotted with many wineries along the NC Wine Route. People come here from all over to enjoy the foliage in fall, to hike, fish, hunt, and partake of all the things the region has to offer.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
You have the opportunity to stay in an upscale apartment on a private riverside vineyard estate. You enter the property through an elegant entrance, with two fishing ponds on each side, and see the vineyard going up the slope. You drive to the lodgings situated on the bank, literally just feet away of the Roaring River. The two-story home has a wrap-around porch on each level that offers great views of the river, the grist-mill ruins, 'The Gathering Place' with its indoor-outdoor fireplace available to groups with multiple rentals. The beauty of the setting slowly registers with you, as you take in the view. You hear the sounds of the river cascading over large boulders, and the next thing you know you’re fishing and hoping to catch that “prize winning” trout. If fishing does not suit you, you can opt to relax on the sandy beach further down river, catch-up on some reading, cool-off in the water or picnic in the vineyards. Nature lovers will enjoy the sightings of the abundant wildlife. You can chose to relax or engage in as many activities as the region has to offer, it’s up to you! One of the benefits of being on a private estate is that you can fish on our private ponds year-round without a license. We also allow bow-hunting on our grounds. For those of you “wannabe” grape-growers, you can pick the grapes at harvest time or help crush grapes. We are open to that! Who knows, there may be a budding winemaker among you! There are many attractions on the estate, and around the region to have you coming back time after time.
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The Lodgings on Raoring River Vineyards.
View of the front of the house.
The patio for each apartment.
Another view of the back patio.
The birch bedroom has a charming country feel.
The well appointed Birch living room.
The dinette area in the Birch Apartment,.
The covered porch is a nice place to gather and listen to the roar of the river.
Serving table and implements.
Great for picnics amongst the grapevines, and for bridal & prom photo sessions.
Guests love our riverside setting as well as the brides and prom dates.
This is the stone entrance to the vineyards.
This is a view of the rental house in late winter and the Roaring River.
View of the wrap-around porch on the first floor.
Bistro set on back patio overlooking the river.
Patio in the afternoon light.
Bathroom in the Birch Apartment, each unit has its individual decor.
View of the upscale, in-suite kitchen in Birch Unit.
The Gathering Room outdoor fireplace, sitting area and covered porch.
it can be used for weddings, business meetings, and private parties.
Our Roaring River hillside vineyard is very pictures
Harvesting is an activity that our guest have enjoyed participating in the past.
The indoor Gathering place that can be rented separately for parties and events.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017
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