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Beautiful & Peaceful Lake-front Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,350 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 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.

WI-FI: Yes

Grill: Gas


Central A/C – Heat

Hot Tub

Paddle boat, paddle board and 2 Canoes

Linens & Towels

More Details

John & Madelyn Tyson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 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.


Lake Lure Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 , Child bunk beds
  • 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
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful & Peaceful Lake-front Home
average rating of 4.652174 based on 23 reviews

Lovely, tranquil lake home

  • 5 of 5

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)

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious home, great view

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charleston, SC

Perfect Family Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house, every amenity, gorgeous location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for a girls' weekend with my sister and best friend. The house was very clean and had everything we needed. The kitchen was very well supplied with dishes and utensils - we cooked and ate in most of the time. We had a great time playing ping pong, foosball and sitting on the dock watching the ducks and geese. The location is great - and there were not too many stairs going down to the water. The hot tub was very relaxing and we also watched a movie (it took awhile to figure out how to get the DVD player to actually play). It's a short drive in to the house on the unpaved roads but they were well maintained and we had no trouble. The bedrooms are very nicely set up - we didn't even use the kids bunk room in the basement. We would love to come back to the Red Canoe!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

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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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