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

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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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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Josephine Silvey or Gail Cox
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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December 7, 2016
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About Josephine Silvey or Gail Cox

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 Silvey or Gail Cox purchased this lodge in 2001

Why Josephine Silvey or Gail Cox chose Traphill

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.


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Cozy Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat near Blue Ridge Parkway & Stone Mountain NC
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place, Hypnotic atmosphere, Wonderful people, Superior lodging & winery, Highly recommended, Josephine and Tom thank you for a wonderful time. :Kirby & Cathy Dowd

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Can It Get Any Better?

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd stay at The Lodgings and it only gets better! The Tasting room is open now which makes a quick lunch and glass of wine (or 2;) so convenient - just a short walk from our cabin! Sitting outside and enjoying the beautiful views and sounds of the Roaring River are heaven. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our visit with owners, Josephine and Tom Silvey. It was an ideal place to relax, drink a glass of wine and meet some really nice people. Both the restaurant and lodging were first class. We also enjoyed the fishing opportunities on the property. We traveled into Elkin for dinner one night. If you want to venture off the property, highly recommend visiting Elkin. Before we left, we were already planning our next visit. I have recommended this place already to several colleagues and friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Fantastic getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Rooms were well furnished and roomy, just a few feet from a trout stream with good fishing (need a NC license and a trout permit!). Had trouble with the cable TV and owner fixed it immediately. Outdoor fireplace was great for hanging with other guests, and especially the owners. Tom was the ultimate host, sharing snacks, wine, funny stories, and even showing us around the property, including old moonshine stills, etc. We will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Who needs wine? We come for the gorgeous scenery and serene privacy!

  • 5 of 5

We visited Roaring Rivers last year and stayed in the Serendipity Cabin, and this year wanted to try one of other units. Birch was lovely - about twice the size as the cabin, with a separate bedroom, full sized bath, and comfy living room/kitchen/dining room with a comfy leather couch and coffee table for relaxing, and a patio right outside our door overlooking the river, with a couch, foot stool, a small dining table, and a private fire pit (Serendipity packs an amazing amount of stuff into a small space, but has no separate living room or couch). Both had incredibly well stocked kitchens - usually when I rent lodgings on VRBO, I bring along a few kitchen essentials (knives, cutting boards, a decent pot or pan or two) because I've found most have few supplies and they're of poor quality. This time we didn't bring anything but our groceries, and the only thing we needed but couldn't find (a can opener) our ever friendly and helpful hosts got for us in moments.

We visited the tasting room last year while it was still under construction, barely more than a frame of a building, and seeing the finished project, we couldn't stop saying WOW - the decor is a gorgeous combination of modern and rustic, with furnishings and a gorgeous wooden bar that are amazing.

But we're not wine drinkers... the real draw for coming to Roaring Rivers is the river, the beauty of the grape vines, the lovely property, and the privacy! Adults only? Awesome. Picnic in the vineyard? There's a perfect clearing in the middle of it with a domed rock with one lone tree growing out of it, perfect spot for a picnic. We brought our light up bocce set and played at night - the horse shoe court and bocce court are lovely, but we enjoyed playing on the lawn. The beach and tire swing area are beautiful and great for daytime shady relaxation and nighttime stargazing, and we love bringing our river tubes and hiking up the river and tying off in the shade for a snack and relaxing in the rapids before tubing back down (just be forewarned that this is a treacherous trek through uneven river terrain, especially if you're inexperienced, and if you try to do it without really good water shoes and a good walking stick, you're likely to fall many times and/or injure yourself).

We came for a few days with all the groceries we'd need and didn't leave the vineyard the entire time, there was so much to do there, and it was deliciously relaxing. A wonderful getaway! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Columbia, SC

Tranquil Retreat with AMAZING opportunities!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations are great. The bed is soft, the linens are high quality. The kitchen is small but just enough room for what you need to prepare. The owners have thought of any possibility you might need in the kitchen. We were surprised by the fresh vanilla cream in the fridge for our coffee - a great touch. When you walk out the back, you have a "private" patio with nice outdoor furniture on which to relax and listen to the creek. If you want to explore a bit, they have a "lodge room" where they welcomed us with wine and cheese Friday night. Tom and Jojo are welcoming hosts who are willing to share their personal story and the stories of the area. They personally took us on a tour of the new facilities to be opened and the vineyard. If wine is not to your liking, you can wade in the stream, play on the tire swing over the water, relax on the private beach or fish in either the pond or stream. At night, you have your personal fire pit to relax or roast marshmallows or a gas grill to whip up a nice dinner.

Tom and Jojo have really set up the property to be a nice relaxing get-a-way. They will soon have a full tasting room with on-site restaurant. Additionally they have a full "event' center. This is a great place to get away with family and enjoy time in nature. The vineyard is only about 5 miles from Stone Mountain State park that has abundant hiking for all to enjoy. Not less than 10 miles away are at least 3 additional wineries.

Don't miss this opportunity. You won't regret this decision. I can't wait to come back, bring friends and relax again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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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!


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Traphill Lodge Rental Rates

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Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
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Cleaning Fee $45 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 7.0%

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Traphill Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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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