About the property
- Bungalow1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Our bungalow was built in 1922 and was purchased in the last few years and was our personal cottage. We then were lucky enough to acquire another home 4 doors down which has a garage for our furniture building business, moved up the street, and have kept this bungalow for our guest house for family and friends and also rent it to new friends. Our bungalow is called the Little River House, but also has a sign over the front door which says the Nest which was hung by Miss Ruth and Mr. Flay who used to own the cabin. Miss Ruth still visits and is now 92 years old! The bungalow is 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. One bedroom has a queen bed and the 2nd bedroom has two twin beds. Both bedrooms are small, but cozy and furnished cute and are comfy. They also both have flat screen tv's, as does the family room. The family room is riverside, has a sectional and comfortable recliner for tv watching and listening to the beautiful sounds of the Rocky Broad River in your backyard. All tv's have DirecTV. This little house has a front screened porch with rocking chairs which has a great view of Chimney Rock (front of the bungalow) and there is also a riverfront deck with two chaises, an outdoor dining table and chairs, and a grill for cooking. The tv room has a comfortable sectional which could sleep a child so the sleeping capacity is 4-5 guests. The house is riverfront and you can fish, wade, hang out on the rocks, inner tube, or swim behind the house. (At your own risk, obviously, as there are no lifeguards, etc... :) ) We are walking distance to the quaint village of Chimney Rock so you can walk up Southside Drive over a little one lane bridge which goes over the Rocky Broad River, and right into town to shop or eat at one of several very good restaurants. There is also a craft beer brewery which has a beautiful spot on the river in Chimney Rock Village.
Burnt Shirt Winery will be opening soon in Chimney Rock, as well.
Lake Lure is approximately 3/4 mile in the other direction and offers a wide variety of things to do, including a beach with lifeguards, a small water park, and adjacent restaurants and an ice cream stand. Between Chimney Rock and Lake Lure you can hike, visit Chimney Rock State Park, visit waterfalls, horseback ride, take a wonderful boat tour of the Lake including the Dirty Dancing film site, go wakeboarding, water skiing, kayaking, the list goes on and on. Additionally we are a short distance from the wonderful downtown of Hendersonville, Dupont Forest and its amazing waterfalls, and Asheville which is a great place to visit with a fun downtown with lots of art, music, culture, and great restaurants! Additionally, Greenville, SC, is also about 40 minutes away and is another great town with a great downtown and lots to do! There are truly more things to do than time during your stay at the Nest and Chimney Rock.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
About Rondi Jennings
We are recently retired and have three grown sons and one daughter in law. We have made the bungalow pet friendly as we have a dachshund, Bella, and are huge animal lovers. We love to travel, hike in the surrounding mountains, kayak, and are also certified scuba divers who love to go lobstering and spearfishing in the Florida Keys. We are excited to share our former personal residence with other families/couples/furry family members who want to enjoy the beautiful surrounding mountains!
Rondi Jennings purchased this Bungalow in 2013
What makes this Bungalow unique
The Little River House has a great location right in between Chimney Rock and Lake Lure and is the perfect escape to a riverfront property. The bungalow is cutely furnished with some custom made furniture and has been recently updated and is constantly being improved. You can swim in the river (at your own lifeguards), come in, and be comfortable cooking in the kitchen looking out on the river or curl up in the carpeted riverfront family room and read a book or watch t.v. at night with the sounds of the river floating through the windows. You will be comfortable while you visit and relaxed and refreshed when you return home. We always are!
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Check-in: 4:00 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.
Great location, well maintained & furnished. Host very friendly and helpful.
I loved being by the river, walking to the sweet village, charming neighborhood.
This little place is great. It's in the perfect location, walking distance to shops and restaurants, and right on the river. It was very clean and had everything you need to enjoy your time in Chimney Rock/Lake Lure. Also, the owner checked in on us a few times while she was on vacation just to ensure everything was going well. I'd highly recommend it.
Thank you so much for taking your time to write such a nice review. I really do appreciate it! I am sorry I was away this time and didn't get to meet you all, but hopefully, you will come back to visit again...maybe this time in the summer when the river is fun for tubing and everything is green and lush! Thank you again for your business! Happy New Year to you and your family!
The perfect location
Really relaxing and beautiful spot
Definitely worth the effort and money to stay here!
We have loved staying in the Little River House on multiple occasions. The quaint ambience of the 1920's homes by the river is welcoming year-round- from the delicious fragrance of the hydrangeas to the radiant autumn hues, LRH is perfect. The natural beauty is matched by the owners' attention to detail. All this makes it difficult to check out at the end of your stay.
Cozy, stylish and ideal location!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cozy and stylish cottage -- the riverfront review and short walking distance to town were a wonderful bonus! Rondi could not have been more hospitable!
So happy you all stayed with us and so glad you enjoyed our little home and village so much! Please come again! Rondi
Great owner great location
The owner went out of her way to be welcoming and helpful. House sits right on the river, easy walk to town.
It was so nice to meet you all and we hope you come visit again soon! :) Rondi
We are located in the heart of Chimney Rock Village over a quaint one lane bridge on a lane of summer bungalows and some annual residents. Our bungalow is located right on the Rocky Broad River so you can walk out your back door and fish, swim, and inner tube. There are wonderful little shops and great restaurants within walking distance of our cottage. The area offers ziplining, great hiking, horseback riding, visiting Chimney Rock State Park (our house is 2/10ths of a mile from the entrance. Additionally we are a short drive to the cute downtown of Hendersonville and about a 30 minute drive to Downtown Asheville, the Biltmore Estate and winery, and the Grove Park Inn. There are truly more things to do than time when you stay for a week. You can also just relax from our screened in front porch with rockers and enjoy the view of Chimney Rock or go sit out on a rock in the middle of the river and enjoy the great views!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We require 200 deposit to reserve your dates. This becomes your refundable damage deposit (if there is no damage upon check out). 30 days prior to check in we require 50%, the balance due (other 50%) due no later than 15 days prior to check in. Security/damage deposit will be returned as soon as we confirm there is no damage when you check out.