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Riverfront Log Cabin, Private Hot Tub, Fireplace, River Access, Universal Access

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,344 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedroom + Futon Bed(s), 2 Bath, (sleeps 6-8)

We have a riverfront log cabin for rent. This one is The Bear. ,Please feel free to Book NOW from our website for loads of full-size photos and in-depth information about all the ways you can enjoy a vacation in the riverside mountain town of Hot Springs, NC.

Nestled in a picturesque mountain valley in Western North Carolina, our hand built cabin is located at the French Broad River, surrounded by the National Forest and the mountains that gave the Blue Ridge its name.

Privately situated, our large two-bedroom cabin has excellent views, with lots of wide open space around it. Facing the river, with meadows and mountains on all sides, the shady front porch is a favorite spot come rain or shine. The huge grassy lawn with its garden pond slopes gently down to the river’s edge, where we have a path for strolling/fishing or entering your own kayak/canoe/tubes.

If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway you won’t find a nicer spot to settle in for a while. If an active outdoor vacation is more your style, River Lodge Log Cabins is a great place to come home to after a hard day of hiking, biking or rafting.

Our riverfront cabin offers the perfect vacation getaway for couples of all ages, small families. The cabin has a vaulted ceiling in the main room, two private queen bedrooms with antique furnishings, a futon sofa and a bath with a shower. The large sunny kitchen includes a side-by-side refrigerator, an gas cook stove, a convection oven/toaster, a microwave, dishwasher, and a coffee maker, and has a comfortable dining area. The covered front porch has a two hand-made swings, back porch has a roomy hot tub and a gas grill in the yard. Other amenities include full linen service for 6, a satellite TV, Central Heat and Air and a gas fireplace. The cabin accommodates up to six persons.

Our Hot Springs, NC cabin rental is conveniently located just a short drive northwest from Asheville and the Biltmore Estate. We have safe, easy access year-round for all types of vehicles. Many guests will appreciate the large level parking areas.


This is an authentic sawn log siding cabin we built ourselves. We used tongue and groove paneling on the walls and ceilings, and the floors are a fabulous mixture of colors of laminate flooring. The metal roof makes music out of rainstorms! You’ll enjoy unique features such as handmade wood countertops and trim you just don’t get in “factory-built” cabins, plus the satisfaction of knowing that local labor and love were part of creating our cabin for your enjoyment, here by the riverside.

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Mary Pangle
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2018

About Mary Pangle

Ken, Dakota and myself (Mary) Pangle were born and raised in Hot Springs, NC and are active members of their local church (Zion Missionary Baptist). As owners of Pangle’s Construction, LLC, we are involved in road and bridge construction, site development and property management, as well as the River Lodge Log Cabins riverfront rentals. We operate a sawmill across from their home on Meadow Fork Rd., where we produce custom lumber, including some of the materials used in building our riverfront cabin.

While Ken’s out on the job, I juggle the joys of motherhood and caring for our home with the various office duties of the construction and cabin rental businesses — answering the phones, doing the bookkeeping, reservations, and managing the website. In addition, I oversee the cabin housekeeping & maintenance so I still enjoy spending time with my family.

Discover the beauty of Hot Springs — take a relaxing vacation at the "River Lodge Log Cabins". As lifetime residents, Mary and Ken know firsthand what a great place Madison County is to work and play, and they look forward to sharing it with you.

Mary Pangle purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Mary Pangle chose Hot Springs

We built this cabin on this piece of property near my grandparents place. This property joins the River which a lot of places does not. We got into the vacation rental business for a income for our retirement and something to hand over to our son (Dakota).

What makes this cabin unique

Stroll across the lawn to our pathway to the river to enjoy the water.

Sit by the river with the light sparkling on the water as the wind rustles the leaves, and wave to the rafters as they come by. Take a picnic to enjoy next to the river.

As the sun fades over the river, everyone can enjoy a good meal (fresh trout, perhaps?) cooked on the gas grill and a well-deserved soak in the hot tub. Try to stay awake long enough to watch the stars come out — the Milky Way can put on a big show up here!

Enjoy a scenic drive in any direction — we are surrounded by the National Forest and its natural unspoiled beauty.

Don’t forget your camera — you might miss a once-in-a-lifetime shot! Keep a lookout for the wildlife — deer, turkeys, rabbits, raccoons, foxes, mink, groundhogs, otters, and yes, even black bears.

Bald eagles, kestrels, hawks, great blue herons, ospreys, falcons, purple martins, cedar waxwings, ravens, swallows, indigo buntings, goldfinches and an array of waterfowl can be spotted while sitting right on the front porch of your log cabin.

The large sloping lawn is a great place to enjoy the wide-open spaces — whether playing badminton, Frisbee, croquet. In the evening you can sit by the fire ring, gaze at the stars or catch lightning bugs, dependent on age and inclination.

Walking out the door of your log cabin you can enjoy rafting, tubing and trout fishing, an easy stroll or bike tour down River Road, hiking or backpacking on the Appalachian Trail.

Cyclists will enjoy our two nearby mountain bike courses, or a quick run downriver to the Paint Rock Corridor (and the Tennessee state line) and back. River Road is coaster-bike friendly!

So many choices!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Owners,

We all loved it so much, we had a interesting time!! Win I came in it was like heaven. I wish I lived in it.
May 2017
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Hot Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1344 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No Pets Allowed No Liquid in Trash Put in 1 load of Laundry upon leaving
  • All dishes are to be cleaned and put back in place. Leave Cabin in the Shape you Found It.
  • Absolutely No Smoking in Cabin. No moving of Furniture.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bath with showers and closets in each
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 2 Bedroom each having a queen size bed and private Bathroom
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting
Surrounded by antique farm equipment, there are benches where you can sit and enjoy the sounds of nature. If you are a bird watcher, you'll enjoy listening to the many songbirds and watching the martins and swallows flying over the front lawn. With luck you may even spot an eagle hunting along the river. Waterfowl abound -- Canada geese, great blue herons, and all sorts of ducks can be seen year-round.


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Hot Springs has Hiking Trails, Whitewater Rafting, Tubing, Ride the Rattler, Biking, Sightseeing, Max Patch, Historic Civil War area, Hot Springs Spa, Bird Watching, Fishing,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60

Cancellations: 30-60 days before arrival will receive a full refund minus a $ 50 booking fee
30-14 days before arrival will receive a full refund minus a $ 100 booking fee
Less than 14 days, no shows, or early departures are due no refund.

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