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Biker Friendly, Family Friendly, Hunter & Fisherman Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1900 Sq' 3 Bedroom House W/ Full Basement, 2.5 Bath On 2.5 Acres

Peaceful setting. Fully equipped kitchen, with laundry room. 2 bedrooms with queen beds, one with 2 twins and a trundle. 2 sofa futons in living room provide additional sleeping space. Hardwood floors throughout. TV, phone & internet. Spacious covered parking. Charcoal grill, ample room for tents. No pets or smoking inside the house. House has NO central air, but each room has a ceiling fan for your comfort. Driveway has recently been upgraded.

Robbie Hollifield
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Robbie Hollifield

My family has lived in the Gastonia area in the Piedmont of NC since 1971. I was born at the new Gaston Memorial Hospital in 1974. I attended Cramerton Christian Academy through the 6th grade, graduated from Hunter Huss HS in Gastonia in 1992. I married my wonderful wife in 2001. We now live in Gastonia NC with our 14-yr old daughter and 11-yr old son. We are members in regular attendance at Mount Beulah Baptist Church, Bessemer City. I hold a NC Electrical Contractors license and work in property management in Charlotte, NC.

Robbie Hollifield purchased this house in 2013

Why Robbie Hollifield chose Robbinsville

Family owned since 1962, this is our grandfather's house. He purchased it unfinished and spent most of the rest of his life finishing and caring for this property. Our granddad, Richard, was one of the Great Generation, a veteran of WWII, earning the Purple Heart. His faith in God and his rugged determination to work and provide for his family in spite of his disabilities have been a shining example to me and my brother as to the kind of men we aspire to be. Due to high unemployment our parents moved to Piedmont NC in 1971, where my brother and I grew up. It was always the highlight of our summers to spend time in the mountains with our grandparents. Our granddad passed away in 2012. We convinced our dad to buy out his 3 sisters and retain the property in our family. We want to continue the family ownership for our children but we can only afford to keep the place if it helps pay for itself. Dad and Mom are nearing retirement and we have families to support. While we grew up in the Piedmont, my brother and I share the connection of deep family roots in Graham County, going back 5 generations. We have hunted all over the county with our dad and as boys spent time fishing the creeks and streams. My brother has spent time fishing with his son in Graham County, and I am looking forward to doing the same with my kids.

What makes this house unique

We chose this property because it belonged to our granddad. He and my dad shoveled out the basement by hand and wheelbarrow. The living room sports a 19' window which overlooks the little valley below. The best way I can describe the house is 'comfortable'. It just feels like home!


Robbinsville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , This bath is located in the basement.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Also has separate corner shower with hand rails.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Adjoins bedroom #2.
  • Provided amenities: Limited supply of towels, soap, shampoo/conditioner, hair dyers. Renters responsible to launder used towels. Drying towels can be left in the dryer. Limited supply of detergents provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Has large window overlooking the valley.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Has an adjoining half bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Has 2 twin beds, 1 twin daybed with pull out trundle.
  • All bedrooms have Direct TV. Linens are provided. Closets in each room. Ceiling Fans in every bedroom. Extra fans are located in the closet of each bedroom if needed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Great space for small church or business group retreats or hunting/fishing party. Affordable housing for short-term out-of-town guests. Covered parking for our biker friends can accommodate 8 to 10 bikes. Smoke, carbon monoxide and security alarms. Fresh, clean mountain air!


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

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Biker Friendly, Family Friendly, Hunter & Fisherman Friendly
average rating of 4.5416665 based on 24 reviews

Very Good

  • 5 of 5

Went with family on a motorcycle/eclipse trip. Very nice set up for riding the wonderful roads around NC and TN. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect fit our vacation needs

  • 4 of 5

Close to town yet secluded enough to relax and be away from the hustle and bustle after a long day on a ride. Plenty of covered parking for the bikes, and room enough inside.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Large house, fireplace, clean rooms, private yard.

Will go back any time!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was clean and as advertised

  • 3 of 5

Only problems was air conditioning didn't work but luckily it wasn't that hot and there were lots of fans and also the wifi was hit or miss.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. However, as advertised Richard's Place does not have central air. Sorry about the Wi-Fi, unfortunately that is a common problem in Graham County. We actually just switched to the best provider in the area.
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Quaint little place

  • 4 of 5

The picture of the house set behind all of the bushes gives it a very quiet setting. I didn't know that it was set atop a nice little hill looking out over the neighborhood until we arrived. It was quite a nice little view. The house was clean for the most part. I liked how the switches are labeled so we know which switch does what. We brought our own towels and toiletries but was pleasantly surprised to see that they were provided as well. Home was comfy and private.

At the time of our visit, the basement was being updated so we were not able to use it. We did find a bag of trash left in the home. It was a little strange to have a full bath equipped with a separate shower and tub. Also, there was a bag of trash left in the home that looked like cleaning supplies used after the last people stayed there. It was also a little confusing with the trash cleanup. The binder about the home instructs us to leave the trash at the community pick site but it also stated that it was at the end of the road. We didn't find it except for when we started heading into town. Other than that, we had a great time.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay, we had 8 men staying for a motorcycle trip and had plenty of room.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tail of the Dragon
Nearest Airport
63.3 Miles
McGhee Tyson Regional Airport, Alcoa TN
Car: necessary

The home sits on the side of a small mountain near the Junaluska Memorial. It is only minutes away from Lake Santetlah. Convenient to Tail of the Dragon and Fontana Lake. See the new 1800 lb sheet metal work of art, The Dragon, at Deals Gap. Hike the Appalachian Trail. The home is in the midst of some of the best places in NC for fishing, hiking, motorcycling, and hunting. Perfect place to rest and relax in the Great Smoky Mountains. Close to Nantahala River, Joyce Kilmer Nat'l Forest, the Smoky Mountain Railway. Easy drive to Cherokee and Maggie Valley, and Cade's Cove TN. Don't miss the Cherohala Skyline Drive. Live entertainment weekly at the Stecoah Valley Community Center and on the square in Robbinsville. Within driving distance to the Smoky Mountain Performing Arts Center in Franklin, NC. Many churches in the area. For genealogy buffs, there are numerous old family cemeteries to explore.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. For 7 night stays, the preferred in days are Friday or Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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