About the property
- Chalet2350 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 6 nights
3 BR/3 Baths, Chalet Style Lake Front Home with Beautiful View
The Red Canoe in Riverbend ofLake Lure in Lake Lure, NC will provide you with a quiet get-away on a serene mountain lake and a fun-filled family vacation paradise with loads of outdoor activities. You will find that “The Red Canoe” on Mirror Lake will surpass your expectations.
The house, with its dramatic wood cathedral ceilings and gorgeous real oak floors is furnished with a touch of country elegance. The entry level includes a wide-open, fully equipped kitchen, dining room with a big country table that can easily accommodate your group and a great room with two sofas located in front of the stone fireplace. The other end of the great room includes an additional dining area with a beautiful table and chairs seating 6.
From here, you step onto the large deck overlooking the tranquil 40-acre private lake—enjoy the barbecue, and the outdoor patio table and chairs. The entry level also includes two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with 2 twin beds, and a full bath off the hall. The upstairs loft has a beautiful master suite with a king size bed, a shower, bathroom and a spectacular view.
On the lower floor, the well equipped kids’ quarters includes a big screen TV, WI-FI, Foosball table, ping ping table and enough table games to entertain all week. There is also a children's-room with 4 twin bunk beds. A convenient full bath and laundry room are located in the basement.
Out the lower level back door, follow the short set of steps down to the lake to find a ample sunbathing deck, swimming dock, two canoes, plus a paddle boat, a paddle board, and life jackets for responsible use. Additionally, there is a hammock for relaxing in the shade and a corn-hole game for an afternoon of family fun! There is an additional picnic table outside overlooking the lake and fire-pit down by the lake for an evening with the family or friends.
This home is located in the gated community of Riverbend within 15 minutes of Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and shopping. There are two private lakes in the community - Big Mirror Lake and Little Mirror Lake. They both allow for canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats. No motorized boats are allowed, which makes this also a great swimming lake. There is private access to the Broad River, an "Old Swimming Hole", picnic area, gazebo, pavilion, hiking trails, beach area, swimming, fishing, and BBQ grills for your enjoyment. The Nature Walk is equipped with picnic tables and a picturesque waterfall. It is a great area for exploring the natural rock & stone river banks and just enjoying nature!
Red Canoe Features
3 BR + Bunk Area
Sleeps: Maximum 6
Smart TV / Roku
Central A/C – Heat
Paddle boat, paddle board and 2 Canoes
Linens & Towels
John & Madelyn Tyson
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About John & Madelyn Tyson
My wife and I live in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. After having spent several years in Alaska, we fell in love with the mountains. Asheville and the Lake Lure area have been long time favorites for us where we now call home. John is a licensed NC real estate broker in Asheville, NC.
John & Madelyn Tyson purchased this Chalet in 2014
Why John & Madelyn Tyson chose Lake Lure
We love the peacefulness of Mirror Lake and the Riverbend amenities as well as the surrounding Lake Lure / Chimney Rock community. In addition, we love nature and wildlife. Riverbend is a great location for nature lovers and there is an abundance of wildlife such as deer, turkey, river otters, raccoons, waterfowl, birds and more.
What makes this Chalet unique
The Red Canoe in Lake Lure is conveniently located to Asheville, Hendersonville, Chimney Rock, the Biltmore Estate and numerous outdoor recreational sites.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Peaceful, family friendly, wonderful lake house!
We stayed at the Red Canoe twice in the last year while attending Tryon International Equestrian Center events. My mother, wife, two kids, and other family members all loved the Red Canoe's convenience to Tyron, clean house, hot tub, private dock, canoes, paddle boats, and relaxing atmosphere. We love to cook and the kitchen had everything we needed. The view from the porch was delightful, especially over dinner. While we did not use the firepit, it is on the list for next time! The owners, John and Madeline were *very* responsive to our inquiries and were great hosts. We highly recommend this lake house and look forward to staying there again!
Thank you, John and Madeline!
The house and property were beautiful and very comfortable.
The location was near many interesting places like Asheville, the Biltmore, Chimney Rock and the town of Lake Lure.
Since we had rainy weather almost every day, we were close enough to take road trips to the Smokey Mountains and Clingmans Dome, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Mt Mitchell, Maggie Valley to see the Wheels Through Time museum. We also visited Asheville for a couple of meals and a tour of the Biltmore and wine tasting at their vineyards.
We had a great time exploring the area and staying in the very comfortable home, The Red Canoe.
Lovely, tranquil lake home
We had a wonderful family vacation at the Red Canoe! Our first impressions of the home were positive, especially the view of the lake from the living room. There was plenty of space in each bedroom and having three bathrooms was a plus. We enjoyed the paddleboat, canoes and paddle board every single day since our weather each day was beautiful. While traveling in to the Lake Lure area, we found two outstanding restaurants--LaStrada and Larkins on the Lake. (Excellent food and service at both!) Our family members spent a lot of time reading, relaxing and recharging. The house was clean and had everything we needed for cooking and baking. I even made a birthday cake for my husband's/granddaughter's birthday during our stay.
The only suggestion I would make is for the cookware to be upgraded a bit. The saucepan and large pot we used most had seen better days, but other than that, the kitchen is very well equipped with everything one could possibly need.
Thank you to John and Madelyn Tyson for making all the planning an easy task. John answered each email I had quickly and efficiently. I would strongly recommend Red Canoe to anyone looking for a lovely, tranquil lake home in the Lake Lure area.
Cindy (Hughesville, Pennsylvania)
Spacious home, great view
Our family loved our stay at the Red Canoe! Three floors provided plenty of space for everyone's activities. The kids took over the small dining area and the downstairs, but we still ate dinner together in the extra dining space in the sunroom or on the deck. The lake was warm and clean. We rowed the canoes and paddle board, even watched the sunrise. For most of the week, we had the smallish, quiet lake to ourselves. The wifi seemed to be spotty throughout the area, which was one of two inconveniences of the house. The other: the third floor master suite lacked optimum privacy, except for the bathroom of course. But, I'm happy to trade the privacy for the airy, bright, spacious home with the fantastic lake view.
Second year and doesn't disappoint!
had another great week at the red canoe! weather a little rainy this year but had plenty to do both at the house and in the area! very clean and all the amenities of home!
Perfect Family Mountain Getaway
The phrase "beautiful and peaceful" in the description is an understatement. My husband and I spent a week at the Red Canoe with our three teenage daughters. We felt we were on a private lake as we rarely saw anyone while using the shady dock or canoeing around Mirror Lake - which lives up to its name. There were several unexpected happy surprises with this property that I did not see shared in other reviews or in the description - the house provides amazing WIFI service (important when traveling with teens), ample soft towels (more than we needed), large empty pantry in the kitchen and lots of games and gear for keeping busy on rainy days. Unlike many of the houses on Lake Lure this home is in a development that provides plenty of green space between the homes. The location was close to Lake Lure / Chimney Rock attractions and Ingles Grocery Store which has just about anything you can think of from freshly ground peanut butter and specialty cheeses to swimming equipment. We highly recommend visiting Chimney Rock State Park and for a nice easy walk in the woods the trails across from Ingles Grocery are lovely. They Old Rock Cafe has good sandwiches and amazing fried pickles. We also really enjoyed the prime rib sandwiches at Medina's Village Bistro. The week flew by and we can't thank the owners enough for providing a location that helped us create very special life long memories.
Beautiful natural area with abundant wildlife. Quiet and peaceful and many great areas for exploring and hiking.
Rates & Availability
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All guest main contact person must sign the NC Vacation Rental Agreement before reservation is final. Renter is responsible for damages above or beyond the insured amount. Renter agrees that they will abide by all Riverbend Community rules & regulations and that they are responsible for actions of guests they bring onto the Riverbend Property. If you have guests come to visit and spend the night, they must be approved prior to arrival and will be charged the rate of $10.00 per person per night.