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Beautiful & Peaceful Lake-front Home

Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights

About the property

3 BR/3 Baths, Chalet Style Lake Front Home with Beautiful View

The Red Canoe in Riverbend, 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 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 comfortable seats 10, and a great room with a sofa and love seat 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/bath, 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 twins. 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

3 BA

Sleeps: 6 adults in beds. 
4 children's bunk beds.

WI-FI: Yes

Grill: Gas


Central A/C – Heat

Hot Tub

Paddle boat, paddle board and 2 Canoes

Linens & Towels

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John & Madelyn Tyson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

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 real estate broker with Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty in Asheville, NC. Mosaic Realty focuses on urban, historic and green homes in Asheville NC. Our values of respect, honesty, sustainability and community guide us as we serve our clients and help them find their next home in the place we live and love. If you are thinking about buying a vacation rental property or relocating to western NC, contact John at 828-333-4992 or

Madelyn runs our home based travel agency called Cruise Planners, an American Express affiliate and award winning agency. She can arrange travel with any major cruise line, resort or vacation stay anywhere in the world.You can contact Madelyn at 704-445-7001 or

John & Madelyn Tyson purchased this chalet in 2014

Why John & Madelyn Tyson chose Blue Ridge Mountains

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.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Beautiful & Peaceful Lake-front Home
average rating of 4.5789475 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful place, although the overall price is a little bit over.

  • 4 of 5

We had a very good time.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Cozy Home

  • 3 of 5

The home is very cozy and great for families with children. The layout is very nice with lots of outdoor space and a beautiful Lake front view. The dock is on a cove, so the location offers lots of privacy. The firepit and benches are great for roasting marshmallows at night. I felt the house needed a little work by adding kitchen gadgets, cooking utinsils, serving pieces, dinner plates/ flatware and glasses, etc. There are many items like wine opener, can opener, pizza cutter, etc that can be purchased at Dollar General. . The TV'S also need upgrading. This is a nice home but it's a premium priced rental so it needs a little TLC to support the rental cost.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest from SC. Thank you for your review. I do want to point out to our readers that there is an entire hutch full of dinner plates, flatware and glassware - more than enough to easily provide for 15 or more people - not to mention the kitchen cabinets full of glasses. In addition there were/are two wine openers, 2 can openers and a pizza cutter - along with numerous other kitchen gadgets and utensils. I am sorry you did not see these items. All three flat screen TVs are in working order - one is a new SMART TV.
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Wonderful lakefront home, perfect for so many activities or simply doing nothing at all!

  • 5 of 5

This was my family's first lake-oriented vacation as we have spent the past 30 years enjoying an Oceanside rental on Hilton Head Island. Hurricane Michael changed our plans this year, and we were fortunate enough to book this wonderful property at the very last minute. My husband and I and our 4 adult children enjoyed everything this little gem had to offer. We canoed and paddle boarded, swam from the dock, fished on serene Mirror Lake, roasted hot dogs at the fire pit, snoozed in the hammock, and played some serious ping pong tournaments! The home has very comfortable common space for enjoying meals together and just appreciating the beautiful lake views. The location was perfect for a side trip into Asheville, as well as numerous hiking opportunities for all of us.

The home was very clean, and a minor housekeeping issue was dealt with very quickly and professionally! Thanks John! Maybe it was the mountain air, or the daily activities, or a great mattress; but I slept like a baby each night of our stay (and this is noteworthy)!

We loved our first lake/mountain vacation! It will not be our last! We're "hooked"! (Though, sadly, no fish were...)

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place with great amenities

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful house on a gorgeous private lake. Excellent amenities including 2 canoes, a paddle board, and a paddle-boat. Kids loved the Foosball table and especially the ping-pong table during rainy days, of which there were many. A beautiful dock for swimming, jumping and just enjoying all kinds water fun. Fishing was decent during our 2-week August stay, but we had to really work to get bass -- somewhat successful with Carolina rigs. Kids were able to catch sunfish right off the dock with bobber and worms. Lots of fun stuff to do nearby and the kids really enjoyed mining for gems and rocks, hiking, snorkeling in the Broad river and geocashing. Adults enjoyed the relaxation and the spacious house with large sitting and eating areas. Another huge plus is that there is a grocery store nearby (~4.4 miles away), so you don't have to lug all your food with you and can acquire necessities with very little effort during your stay. A huge thanks to our gracious hosts for allowing us to stay at the Red Canoe.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Making memories at the Red Canoe

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Red Canoe. The weather was perfect. The property was lovely and the home was very clean, beautiful and very inviting. The homeowners were such a joy to work with and my family is already asking to stay there again next summer!!! Thanks again for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our vacation

  • 5 of 5

This property was great. Very well appointed and very clean. Plenty of play things for the kids. I would recommend an upgrade to the Main floor Television to a large Flat Screen. That room holds the most people at the same time. I would love to rent this again next year. Our thanks to the Tysons for allowing our dog Jaxon to accompany us.!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lake Lure Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
100 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Point of View Restaurant
Car: necessary

Beautiful natural area with abundant wildlife. Quiet and peaceful and many great areas for exploring and hiking.


Rates & Availability

Lake Lure Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Winter Rates
Jan 6 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Riverbend Peak Season $15
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%

Riverbend Association charges a Peak Season $15.00 one-time fee to each rental group from Memorial Day through September 30 - peak season.

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 added into the above rates at $10.00 per night per guest when total guests are beyond six.

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.
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Lake Lure Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Basement Room - 4 twin/ single , Twin singles are meant for children & may not support adults
  • Twin size bunk beds in basement are for children and not for adults.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
There have been pets in this house at times.

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