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Cozy Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat near Blue Ridge Parkway & Stone Mountain NC

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3-Room Suite in mountain lodge, on vineyard estate, overlooking Roaring River

The Lodgings at Roaring River Vineyards, LLC (RRV) is the hidden gem in the NC mountains. Located just two miles from Stone Mountain State Park (NC), in the Yadkin Valley Wine Appellation in the heart of NC Wine Country in the Blue Ridge mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway.

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.

What makes our place standout from the others is that we are located in the mountains, besides a cold mountain stream and has some of the best trout fishing in the NC foothills. The Roaring River flows down from Stone Mountain State Park, just two miles from our location. The stream flows steadily year-round, and is well stocked. There are three varieties of trout: rainbow, brown, and brook trouts. There are also small-mouth bass and other fish. The fishing is private and we have a mile and a half of riverbanks. We are in the center of the NC Wine Country in the Yadkin Valley Wine Appellation. We are making our own wine and will be ready to offer them to the public when our wine-tasting room is completed (Fall 2015). At that time our business model for the vineyards will be completed and we will have one of the most beautiful vineyards around, with many on-site attractions. That in itself makes us very unique.

… 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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Josephine P. Silvey, Thomas Silvey
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german
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Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Josephine P. Silvey, Thomas Silvey

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.

Josephine P. Silvey, Thomas Silvey purchased this lodge in 2001

Why Josephine P. Silvey, Thomas Silvey chose Blue Ridge Mountains

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.

What makes this lodge unique

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.


Traphill Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Clean BBQ grill? Yes, with red rags found under kitchen sink and grill cleaner.
  • Bath towels on Beach? No, use the provided red and white striped beach towels.
  • Glassware by spa or beach? No, use plastic glassware provided.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom boast a lovely mountain decor, with a shower/tub combination. There is a lovely wood vanity with open storage, a shelf and pull-put drawer.It comes with a matching etagere for extra towels, complementary bathroom supplies and accessories. It has a warm and 'homey' feeling.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Lovely Hickory queen bed and upscale linens.
  • 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.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
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.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

I was so impressed by this "hidden getaway".

  • 5 of 5

I was expecting something more primitive because the word "cabin" made me imagine something different. The piece of property that it is built on is amazingly beautiful with such a sense of natural beauty. Everything was designed just for us to have gone away feeling we had truly had a vacation, and made such a pleasant memory. I just loved it. The owners were so hospitable and added so much. It was like we made new friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Enjoyed every minute of our stay from the time we pulled up.. cozy..private.. wonderful setting

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed from the time we pulled up and given a tour of the facility and the grounds.. along with some history by Tom & Josephine (owners)..

They had us taste some of their wonderful wine and meet some of the staff..

There was no pressure and we were given total privacy... but if we needed anything it was

Provided ... we left our door open to hear the river all night long.. so peaceful and quaint.

The cabins are top notch and everything was well thought out.. we brought some food and drinks and were able to cook and enjoy.. it was a well needed break for us and

The setting was perfect.. met some new friends and we will be going back soon

For another visit.. highly reccomend this for anyone.. thanks Tom and Josephine.

Beautiful.. peaceful..!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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a great time was had by all

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Roaring River. Wine was great but the hospitality was better.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Delightful, relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

When my wife and I arrived on Friday, Josephine and Tom made us feel right at home. Josephine showed us around the Birch Suite which was beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean. The kitchen is full sized and has everything you would want, including essentials such as salt, pepper etc. Josephine grew up in France and it is evident in the feel of the place.

The areas outside are equally well maintained, with many seating options to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. One night Tom kindly offered to light the fire and took time to talk with us. The Vineyard has a laid back feel to it and If wine is your thing, I would strongly suggest you attend the wine tasting as the locally produced wines are excellent.(There was no pressure to attend, I just love wine!)

The Saturday we spent by the river and even managed to find a spot slightly past the delightful beach area where we could gently tube down the river. We have no hesitation in recommending The Lodgings at Roaring River Vineyards for a getaway vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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cozy, serene, inviting, picture perfect

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned from the vineyards. We thoroughly enjoyed the property and the staff. It was just what we were looking for. The staff/ownership was very personable and inviting. I will definitely be booking another visit in the future. Along with the property views, soothing sound of the water close by, the room was perfect for sitting on the patio and enjoying a glass of their great tasting wine. With the rooms having their own kitchen (with all amenities), it is definitely a vacation spot where you can spend all day on the property. The rooms didnt lack anything and were A+ decorated. I even got to catch a couple bass on the property's pond ;) . The location of this property being so close to the water is top shelf.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Beautiful, relaxing and a fantastic escape.

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Piedmont Triad International Airport
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
21 & Main, Elkin
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Stone Mountain Country Store
Car: necessary

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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45
Damage Deposit $100

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.