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Riverside Luxury in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

On the Cane River with 2 riverside parks: 2 bdrms + sleeper sofa, 2 bathrooms,

Spend your vacation days relaxing and enjoying the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. At night, fall asleep on a luxurious queen size Simmons Beautyrest Healthsmart mattress while listening to the sound of the Cane River outside your open window.

We are located 45 minutes northeast of Asheville, NC in Yancey County, the gateway to Mount Mitchell. Our property is 6 miles south of Burnsville town square and includes 200 acres of private land with over a mile of crystal clear river frontage for fishing, tubing, swimming, and playing. Guest cabins are all located mountain side overlooking the river.

Each cabin features a private hot tub on the deck, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace, electric heat, AC, ceiling fans (3), telephone, wireless high speed internet, linens, cookware, and paper goods.

More Details

Property Manager
Laura Watrous
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Laura Watrous

I'm Laura Watrous. My husband and partner, Brett Watrous, are the owners of the two luxury vacation cabins that make up Riverwalk Vacation Rentals. We love our life in the mountains and find great joy sharing our special piece of the world with guests. Our cabins were originally designed with the kind of comfort and luxury we strive for when we vacation.

Laura Watrous purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Laura Watrous chose Blue Ridge Mountains

The saying goes: 'I wasn't born in Burnsville but I got here as quickly as I could' The climate is perfect with four different seasons: Beautiful cool Summers, colorful Falls, relatively mild Winters, and fresh colorful Springs. Morning Glory is in a perfect location to make the most of why a Blue Ridge Mountain vacation is great any time of the year.

What makes this cabin unique

Morning Glory cabin is private yet convenient to features not available anywhere else. This cabin sits just above the Cane River with a wide open view of the river. The sound of the river actually echos in the porch rafters. Guests of Riverwalk also have access to two privately owned riverside parks which cater to our guests. One with pool & playground, the other with picnic pavilion, river tubes, large fire pit and youth zip line. There are 200+ acres of hiking and exploring right on the Riverwalk property. Neighboring farm with people friendly horses, donkeys and a goat. Farm owner offers horse 'time' for a small fee. Riverwalk is close to Blue Ridge Parkway, Mount Mitchell and The Pisgah National Forest (pedestrian, bike, equestrian trails).

Guestbook comments from the manager

“Riverwalk: 5 stars *****” “We have been renting cabins for 10 years and this is the best. God willing, we will be back to enjoy the Ewing’s wonderful hospitality and cabins. (Texas)
Jun 2010
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Burnsville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Loft Bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , A king bed OR pair of twins
  • First floor bedroom has a queen size bed Loft area has either a kingsize bed or optionally two single beds Living area sofa is a fold out sleeper
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(85 traveler reviews)

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Riverside Luxury in the Blue Ridge Mountains
average rating of 4.929412 based on 87 reviews
Chicago, IL

What an Escape!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a superb time staying at RiverWalk in May, 2006. The amenities were impeccable, the hosts gracious and the scenery breathtaking. We highly recommend this getaway and will hopefully return soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2006
  • Stayed: Apr 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lynchburg, VA

Wonderful and relaxing weekend.

  • 5 of 5

Great experience. The cabin was clean and very well equipped for our stay. Great location for some peace and quiet. We look forward to our next stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Riverwalk excellence

  • 5 of 5

Once again - all we could ask for in a family vacation and retreat. Hosts were terrific, amenities were superb and the weather was pleasant.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best one!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is beautifully decorated and very private.

Great view of the river and property from a comfortable seat on the porch. The cabin was everything we had hoped for and more. This was our fifth time staying in a VRBO and I must say this was the best yet. The jacuzzi was a huge bonus and we thoroughly enjoyed the relaxing time spent there. We enjoyed walking the lower part of the property down by the river. Sorry we didnt have time to see the rest of the property. only had 2 nights here. its obvious that Laura and family have put a lot of TLC into this cabin. Thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful place with us. Hope to return for a longer stay in the near future. Ron&Jacki, Lexington, sc

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! Yes, 2 nights is a short stay to soak it all in. Glad you enjoyed the little time you DID have though....look forward to your returnv :-)
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Morning Glory was the perfect cabin for a getaway for a couple

  • 4 of 5

I had no problems with the cabin, but due to the location, not as perfect for a family of four. Maybe if it had been right on the water, we would had more convenience to do things around outside. Pretty far out from any activities or meals. It would have been ideal if there had been a spa tub in one of the bathrooms. The shower upstairs was so small if you turned around, you would bump the water handle and get a really cold or hot shower. I would absolutely recommend to a couple that wanted to get away and not want get out much, except for hiking around the property. Thank you, very nice stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm so sorry you found the cabin and its location to be less than you'd expected. That is truly unfortunate. For readers, I would like to point out that while you cannot touch your toes in water just outside the cabin's front door, the river is right there. There is a path right next to the cabin to walk down to the rivers edge as well as two riverfront park areas on the property to enjoy the river to its fullest. As for the spa tub wish, with a hot tub just outside the front door, a spa tub hardly seems necessary.
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Quiet awesome location

  • 5 of 5

Host was amazing, super accomodating, lovely cabin, fireplace and hot tub were hits. Lots of biking and hiking nearby.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. So glad your enjoyed the cabin and your stay in the mountains! One of the many nice things about the town of Burnsville (and the location of Riverwalk) IS its central location to the city of Asheville as well as all the great adventurous activities the mountains have to offer. Its great you took the time to soak it all in :-)
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Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 26
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Downtown Burnsville
Car: necessary

Located in Yancey County, NC, home to Mt Mitchell, highest mountain east of the Mississippi.

Other Activities: Trout fishing, large local craft population, motorcycle touring, blue ridge parkway, Grandfather Mountain


Rates & Availability

Burnsville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nightly Rate
Aug 23 2017 - Aug 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
October Color
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Christmas & New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night

Manager'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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