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Riders' Retreat - Minutes To TIEC, Sleeps 6-8, Pets Considered

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,465 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

10 mins to TIEC, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6-8

The Riders' Retreat is an adorable log cabin retreat nestled on 4+ acres in the NC foothills. The home features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a large sleeping loft. Overlooking the Broad River, the Riders' Retreat is less than 10 minutes from Tryon International Equestrian Center and close to Lake Lure, South Mountain State Park, Pisgah Nat' Forest, and many other mountain attractions (vineyards, hiking, antiquing, etc.) Pets welcome with approval.

Guest have access to the entire home and the 4+ acre lot. There is a very large deck and fantastic screen porch as well as large flat area by the river that is perfect for running around - chasing the dogs or kids!

The Riders' Retreat in "River Ridge," a gated community with homes on large lots. You can enjoy your privacy at the Riders' Retreat or be a bit more social at the common area on the river with a playground.

The Riders' Retreat can sleep 8 adults in separate spaces (though it will be cozy!):

- The two bedrooms have high-quality memory foam queen beds,

- The sleeping loft has a twin daybed with pull-out twin trundle, and

- The living room has a pull-out sofa with memory foam mattress pad.

If you need to sleep more than 8, there is a queen air mattress available as well. All beds are outfitted with high thread count sheets and fluffy pillows. Extra blankets are available to make sure your stay if comfy.

Other features include:

Wi-Fi internet (via Hugesnet);

Direct TV;

A kitchen stocked the things you need to cook dinner (utensils, spices, oil, pots and pans, etc);

12-cup coffee maker and Keurig;

Full-sized washer/dryer;

550 thread count sheets;

Nice towels;

Select toiletries (in case you forget something);

Plenty of parking;

A huge deck; and

Rocking-chair screened porch.

Note: pets allowed with prior approval and a pet deposit.

We have tried to think of everything you need to make your stay easy and comfortable!

More Details

Lanier McRee
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Lanier McRee

I love riding horses and my husband loves the mountains. So, here we are with a fabulous riverside retreat minutes from the Tryon International Equestrian Center - a win, win! In our spare time, we love to travel, hike, ride horses, relax and read books (preferably on a screen porch over looking a river!), tinker on house projects, and try out local restaurants. We look forward to welcoming you to the NC Foothills!

Lanier McRee purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Lanier McRee chose Rutherfordton

The Riders Retreat won our hearts with its large deck, screened porch, and picturesque views of the Broad River and foothills ridge line. We wanted a place near the Tryon International Equestrian Center but also wanted a retreat - privacy, nature, serenity, and a place for our dogs to play (of course!). We think the Riders' Retreat has all that and more!

What makes this cabin unique

The Riders Retreat is 10 minutes from TIEC, has a fabulous screen porch for enjoying your morning coffee, and is close to many attractions and amenities.


Rutherfordton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1465 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The Rdiers' Retreat has two private bedrooms with memory foam queen beds and a sleeping loft with a single day bed with pullout trundle. The living room has a pullout double sofa bed. All have high thread count sheets, fluffy pillows, and plenty of bedding. There is also a queen air mattress if needed.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • winery tours


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Riders' Retreat - Minutes To TIEC, Sleeps 6-8, Pets Considered
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
West Lafayette, Indiana

Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Riders' Retreat. The location was perfect for us. We were down from Indiana, visiting family in Shelby. The cabin was set up just perfectly for our needs and was clean and comfortable. Some recommendations for families with young children, there is a children's museum "KidSenses" in Rutherfordton that is wonderful. We also recommend the Carrousel and Rotary Train at the Shelby City Park in nearby Shelby.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house! Amazing surroundings!

  • 4 of 5

We were 5 friends in total and the house had everything that we needed to make of our stay and amazing trip!

Really close to this great NC area.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, convient to Tryon, perfect for our group.

  • 5 of 5

This home had everything we needed to take care of 6 Pony Club kids that came down to compete at Tryon. When the fridge decided to be difficult, the home owner had a repair person in immediately to fix the problem. I loved working with the homeowner, she is helpful and friendly and willing to do what is needed to accommodate her guests. Next time we are head to Tryon, I would love to stay at this home again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and quiet with a pretty view! It was clean, very comfortable and had all we needed.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two weeks while attending the horse show at TIEC. The location is ideal, easy to get to the highway and very quiet. It was equipped with everything we needed (with the exception of a microwave) and the owner was quick to respond and very easy to deal with. We met the cleaning crew who were also very nice and helpful.

The house has plenty of room and incredibly comfortable beds. The screened in porch is also the perfect place to enjoy your morning cup of coffee while listening to the birds.

The location is remote, but only a 20-25 minute ride and you can be at a fabulous restaurant in Saluda, paddle boarding on Lake Lure or hiking Chimney Rock.

There is no question that we would stay again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place! Lots of different seating areas. Porches. Docks. Beautiful sunsets. It's clean and very well stocked with everything you need. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient to TIEC and Very Comfortable!

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Rider's Retreat during our horse show at TIEC. We came with 2 parents, grandmother, 3 girls and our two well-behaved dogs. It was very clean and welcoming upon arrival -- very cool which was nice after a long day of showing in the hot sun. The owner is very hospitable, easy to deal with and has lots of little "extras" around the home in case you forget. My husband and I took the downstairs bedroom and found the bed very comfortable. Grandmother and one of the daughters occupied the upstairs bedroom and also found that bed comfortable and that room was especially dark if that's what you need for a good night's sleep. My other two girls occupied the loft with one choosing the daybed and the other choosing to blow up the queen air mattress. The daughter on the air mattress did not seem to sleep as comfortably but may have been because she would not let us blow it up to capacity and so she would find herself almost on the floor by morning -- not sure that's the fault of the mattress, though. My only complaint and reason for 4 instead of five stars is the lack of microwave oven. Didn't seem as convenient to amenities and restaurants as other places we've stayed when horse showing at TIEC but the proximity to the horse show made up for it! Also, didn't realize it until we went to heat up a frozen sausage biscuit for a quick breakfast and were unable to find it! But, other than that our stay was fantastic. Will definitely look for availability on our future visits to TIEC!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you loved the house and convenience to TIEC. You are absolutely right that a microwave would be a nice benefit. I'll pick on up next time I am there and have it ready for your next visit! Thanks for staying at my house!
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.