Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Spirit of the River - Sleeps 6 - River Frontage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

This extremely unique 3 bedroom 2 bath home directly on the river has everything you could ask for when visiting the Black Mountains of North Carolina. Even the approach to the home will leave you awestruck. The long driveway meanders through the forest running parallel to the Cane River passing by an old cattle barn and soon submerges you in a thick canopy of old growth Rhododendron. The canopy of Rhododendron you pass under with its imposing appearance leaves you with the feeling that you have entered a portal to natures own magical fairyland. You can't help but feel the elemental energy of natures finest. Spring time here is unbelievably beautiful with an abundance of wild flowers which cover the land like a carpet. You can expect to see Wild Iris, Lady Slippers, Showy Orchids, Trillium of all colors, Jack in the Pulpit, May Apples, Ferns of all varieties and much more. There is a large wrap around deck with views of the river, forest and old growth rhododendron with a gas grill and outdoor furniture for outside dinning.

The interior of this home is all completely remodeled and has personal touches that make it just as unique as the land it sits on. Equipped with four TV's; a large flat screen in the living room the other 3 being in the game room, master bedroom and one of the secondary bedrooms . The master bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub with unique locally hand crafted wall and floor tiles. The Jacuzzi tub is set in a wood Wormy Chestnut frame which complements the Wormy Chestnut trimming throughout the master bedroom. There are two almost floor to ceiling windows which open and allow you to hear and view the bouldered Cane River and surrounding forest. Open them and let the sounds of nature enter the bedroom. It also has its own meditation area in a setting that compels you to relax, renew your spirit and reflect on how wonderful your life is.

The living room has large windows facing the river and a brick hearth wood burning fireplace. (Firewood is provided.) An adequate supply of firewood is provided at no cost. The home is heated with a forced air heating system.

The lower level is equipped with its own TV, games and a ping pong table for the children to enjoy when they aren't outdoors exploring the river. Don't forget to bring your fishing equipment for this river has an abundance of trout. Take your days catch to the large outside fire pit which is surrounded by log chairs and tables. A perfect setting for outside dining would be a hot dog cookout followed by a roasted marshmallows for desert.

This home can easily accommodate 6 Guests. It has three bedrooms in the upper two floors and a full size sleeper sofa in the lower level game room. Two of these bedrooms have queen size beds and the other has a full size bed. All bed and bath linens are provided. All you need to bring with you are your clothes and groceries; everything else is there.

More Details

Property Manager
Pristine Vacation Rentals, Melissa Miller
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017


Burnsville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - Full size bed
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
jacuzzi in master bedroom, river/creek front, Tubes Provided for the River, Trout Fishing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

71% Complete
28% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Spirit of the River - Sleeps 6 - River Frontage
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Loved being riverfront, having privacy, and not having to worry about kids/dog being near road.

  • 4 of 5

Clean & cute cabin with any amenities that we could want or need. Perfect layout of rooms & beds for my family's needs. We enjoyed tubing and floating in the river & walking on trails around cabin. Also, had an awesome experience at a location for guided horseback riding within a 30 minute drive. Secluded but close enough to grocery stores convenience. Stairs down to river were a little challenging & could use improvement. Also, porch railing was not sturdy & could use repair. My family really enjoyed our stay and plans on booking again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

The Spirit of the River was the perfect get away.

  • 5 of 5

We felt totally seluded and private. The house is located at the end of a private road that winds along the river. We went walking along the lane several times a day. The river was great for tubing or just sitting and watching and relaxing. Fishing was fun but not very productive - the streams are not stocked in late summer. The house was very, very comfortable and everything that we needed except for food was provided. We really enjoyed the firepit and built fires and roasted marshmellows every night. The ping pong table was a great hit and we had several heated tournaments during our stay. The location was close enough to Burnsville that we could run in for groceries or shopping on main street - even a cup of coffee at Starbucks! Burnsville was a delightful town and we were lucky enough to be there for the Mount Mitchell craft fair. There is also horseback riding nearby at the Wolf Laurel Stables. We had a wonderful, restful week!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend at the cabin and it suited us perfectly. Teenage boys had space to explore, dogs had great plce to run/wade in the creek and my husband and I could relax and enjoy. We had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Just what the Doctor ordered!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the cabin and wished we had booked for another week. The cabin was cozy and comfortable with all the comforts of home. My 13 & 4 year old granddaughters couldn't stay out the if we weren't off somewhere enjoying the area, then we were in the creek. Melissa was absolutely WONDERFUL to deal with...she was always quick to respond if I needed advice or questions answered. The ONLY suggestion I would make, would be that the owners directions include the fact that there's a gate that you have to go thru, even though it says "No Trespassing". Bottom line is that I would give this cabin an A++++

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at The Spirit of the River cabin. Look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best to you. Pristine Vacation Rentals
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Winston Salem NC

The Perfect Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We spent Memorial Day weekend here with another family, and can't wait to return next year! The house is comfortable and clean, the river access was beautiful. The kids and parents enjoyed tubing, fishing, and relaxing at the fire pit. The kitchen was well-appointed for cooking, and the outdoor deck and grill were perfect for relaxing. Melissa was helpful and easy to work with. Our dog enjoyed being able to go with us on vacation as well!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you had a wonderful stay at The Spirit of the River and hope to see you again in the near future. Have a great summer! Pristine Vacation Rentals
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

I loved the Spirit of the River

  • 5 of 5

This rental home experience was the best I have ever had. The house was cozy, well decorated, and in one of the most beautiful settings I have ever had the pleasure to experience. Melissa, our rental agent made sure our stay was trouble free. How a rental company handles problems is a great indication of the quality of customer service they provide, and the customer service provided by Melissa and her team was fantastic. When my husband and I arrived at Spirit of the River we noticed a problem with low water pressure. We called Melissa and within an hour she had a plumber to the home fixing the issue- on a Friday afternoon! I was so impressed with the speed of service and the fact that Melissa kept in communication with us to make sure the problem was resolved to our satisfaction.

The property was so beautiful, we enjoyed spending time on the outdoor deck, sitting around the fire pit and hearing the sounds of the flowing river. I would recommend Spirit of the River and Melissa with Pristine Vacation Rentals to anyone looking for a vacation rental off the beaten path.

I would not recommend this house to anyone with trouble climbing stairs, the home is situated on a steep hill, and there are a few flights of stairs to enter the home. It sure kept my legs in shape loading in and out. There also might be an issue for someone traveling in a large RV, as it was a bit tricky turning large vehicles around on the narrow one lane road leading to the home.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50

Depending on the time of year and the number of guest. The rent, cleaning fee and pet fee may increase or decrease. Please call for details. We also offer short rentals for 3 to 6 months and will apply a discount depending on the number of guest and the time of year. Vrbo does not set our cancellation policy our policy is as follows: Outside of the thirty days you get a refund less $100 and inside the thirty days there is no refund however you have up to six months to complete your stay excludes holidays

Thank you.
Pristine vacation Rentals

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

You might like these similar properties