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Asheville Area Riverfront Getaway - Flyfishing..Friends..Family..Fun!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Accessible Riverfront Lodge, 6 BR + Detached Units, 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 24)

Rivers Ridge Lodge and the cities of Black Mountain and Asheville offer something for everyone from Waterfalls to first class Spas, Craft Breweries & Wineries, award-winning Restaurants, Scenic Drives, Folk Art, Rock Climbing, Performing Arts, Music, Shopping, The Quilt Trail, unique History, etc. Planning a wedding or event? Check out photos on our facebook page. Not sure about local activities and events? Our website’s own EXPLORE WNC or EXPLORE ASHEVILLE pages have tons of ideas for you...

Fly Fish Rivers Ridge Lodge’s 3000 feet of private waters (probably best for beginners to those with mid range skills) with family or friends. For the expert fly fishing group, we’ll help you schedule an expedition to one of Western North Carolina’s beloved fly fishing destinations. There are many within easy driving distance, and we know great local guides.

Does your group crave competition? Because of its proximity to Pisgah National Forest, the area features ambitious races of all types, most notably those bordering on the crazy or zany...think Black Mountain Marathon/Mount Mitchell Challenge or Assault on Mount Mitchell.

Is golf the game of choice? Western NC is a golfer’s paradise offering a wide variety of well known courses. 

Weather not conducive to fishing or golf? Home to 11 craft breweries, Asheville boasts about 50 local beers. Asheville has more breweries per capita than any other US city! Wine vineyards have thrived in Western NC because of the area’s excellent conditions for growing grapes at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are six excellent wineries just east of Rivers Ridge Lodge and the vineyards and winery on The Biltmore Estate in Asheville.

Did you know that Western NC has a rich Revolutionary and Civil War history? Reenactments are celebrated and many sites are commonly visited. There are famous literary personalities with museums and memorials in the area...Fred Chappell, Gail Godwin, O. Henry, Carl Sandburg, Thomas Wolfe. Whatever the focus, we’ll help you create an exciting getaway.

Where luxury and style meet the Blue Ridge Mountains. Rivers Ridge Lodge is a custom built, 5,000 SF, 6 bedroom, 5.5 bath log home nestled into 3000+ feet of river frontage on 17 undeveloped acres. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Western North Carolina from the 5,000+ SF deck that wraps the Lodge on 3 sides and juts over the edge of the widest span in the river. The open gourmet kitchen/living room, with its 16 ft stone fireplace and antler chandelier, will warmly welcome your extended family, friends or colleagues and comfortably accommodate them. Sleep and relax in any of 3 Master Suites on the main level. We have also crafted ramps, a barrier free shower and widened doorways to make the main floor and deck of the Lodge wheelchair friendly so everyone is included. The Lodge will sleep 20+ and the exterior bunkhouses add space for 5-6 more. 

Very private, yet only minutes away from Interstate 40 (Exit 75), Rivers Ridge Lodge is an ideal spot for year-round vacations and events.

Popular day trips include: Pisgah National Forest, within minutes; Black Mountain, 10 mins; Blue Ridge Parkway, 12 min; Lake James, Lake Lure, and Chimney Rock, 30 mins; downtown Asheville's Biltmore Estate and Grove Park Inn, 25 min; Linville Caverns, 40 mins; Mount Mitchell, 50 mins; Sugar and Beech Mountain (skiing), 60-70 min. Access tons of information about favored locales, special events and interesting diversions by visiting our website's EXPLORE ASHEVILLE and EXPLORE WNC pages or our Facebook page. Rivers Ridge Lodge, we’ve tried to think of everything.


Keywords: Asheville rental home, outdoor wedding, mountain lodge, vacation rental, fly fishing lodge, girls getaway, retreat, reunion, Rivers Ridge Lodge.

More Details

Property Manager
Lana Massey
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

“What a great place for a family getaway! Twenty-four of us, ages 7 months to 81 years, spread out upstairs, downstairs, on the deck and in the creek. We played games and shot pool, waded and walked, ate and drank. The manager, Lana Massey, was a fabulous hostess, ready to help with our every query. Everyone loved the charming city of Asheville, and the beautiful scenery between it and the lodge.

My husband suffered a heart attack the third day into our visit, and awful as that was, we found Mission Memorial Hospital to be among the top 50 cardiac hospitals in the US, so he’s healing after a triple bypass. In spite of that major set back, everyone managed to help out anyway necessary and still had a memory filled, enjoyable vacation.

If you want to be pampered and constantly entertained, take a cruise, but for superior family fun, try River’s Ridge Lodge in Old fort, NC.”


Sandra C
Jun 2017
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Old Fort House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • King size beds (2) Aspen Suite, Cherokee Suite, Queen size Beds (3) Scuppernong Suite, Loblolly Room, Appaloosa Room , Twin or Single Beds (8) Tandem Bunk with 2 heavy-duty foam mattresses in Train Room, 2 heavy-duty foam mattresses in Appaloosa Room Loft, 4 Memory Foam Mattress pads may be used in any room., Child Beds (1) Child's built-in bed in Loblolly Room, Baby Cribs (1) I rolling crib may be placed in any room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 Queen size sleep sofas (in Den and Cherokee Suite), Bunk Beds (5) Within Rivers Ridge Lodge: Double over Queen Bunk Bed in Appaloosa Room, Single over Single Bunk Bed in Loblolly Room. In detached bunkhouses: 1 Single over Double Bunk Bed in Arbor Knot Bunkhouse, 1 Single over Single Bunk Bed and 1 separate Single Bunk in Hornets' Nest Bunkhouse.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Wireless Internet available but no computer provided, 3 Gas Log Fireplaces, 4 oven AGA Storage Cookstove, 2 Refrigerators, Generator, Deck Dining Furniture for 24, plus 4 Chaise Lounge Chairs, 4 Rockers and Wagon Wheel Benches also on deck, Reading Library, Bumper Pool/Poker Table, Regulation Pool Table, Bar, space available for Conference/Meeting set up. Sorry, no smoking and no pets.


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Asheville Area Riverfront Getaway - Flyfishing..Friends..Family..Fun!
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 53 reviews

Best Cabin Vacation Ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

My stay at the Lodge was unbelievable. The property is surrounded by water, has full amenities, and is about a 30 minute drive to downtown Asheville. Lana was an excellent, accommodating, and responsive host. The amount of sleeping spaces is quite impressive. I highly recommend even as a family getaway or small, casual wedding venue. It was truly a beautiful home and a peaceful piece of property. I could no say enough about how wonderful our stay was. We will absolutely stay again, but next time we will remember our towels!!!

Thanks for everything Lana, what a special place. -The Khare's

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic House!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect! We had a group of 20 people and the house and surrounding property was large enough for everyone. I would highly recommend this house to any large groups.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy to know that your group had a great time. We will look forward to hosting you again!
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Amazing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for my husband's birthday with several friends and had the best time! Lana was so helpful from the start and they were there to greet us and show us around and answered all of our questions. They had fresh fruit and snacks in the kitchen and fresh flowers in every bathroom. The house and the lot were unbelievable and we could have spent so much longer there. We definitely want to rent again!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! I'm so glad the birthday weekend was a success! Was it the birthday boy who took a dip in the river one morning?? I would have liked to see THAT! Brrrrr .... brave, brave man! We will certainly be looking forward to having your group as our guests again. Thanks so much! Lana Massey
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The perfect place for a family gathering in the mountains.

  • 5 of 5

This mountain lodge was the perfect setting for hosting our family Christmas celebration. There was plenty of room to fit all 29 of us for 3 nights comfortably. The home layout encouraged intimate gatherings & conversations around the kitchen, TV, fireplace, game room, on the deck watching the stream and even around the fire pit for those brave enough to stand the cold. The open floor plan also allowed our entire group to mingle & enjoy meals together. The location is secluded but not that far from all of the local attractions that Asheville has to offer. I recommend visiting the town of Black Mountain for the quaint shops and eateries. If you rent this place and do not enjoy yourself, it will most likely be due to the company you keep. This place will definitely be in our sights for another visit in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We spent New Year’s Eve at this beautiful cabin. It is spacious, well appointed, has beautiful views and the property manager Lana is simply wonderful. This is the perfect place to spend time with a large group of family and friends. We plan to book again to experience summer in this amazing setting. Everything- from the welcome bowl filled with fruit and snacks, Christmas decorations throughout, wood for the fire pit down by the river, rooms galore, phenomenal master suites, a big beautiful well utensiled kitchen, fun game room, comfortable beds, gorgeous property- it’s a great place! Enjoy!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! I am so happy your vacation went well. I know you enjoyed the snow! Thank you, also for being such great guests. I will definitely look forward to having you and your family at the Lodge again! Lana Massey
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Couldn't have been better! If you get the opportunity GO!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do the house or property's MUCH prettier, roomier & nicer than pictures could ever show! Very well maintained, cleaned and stocked. The steam shower is a real treat as is the soaking tub. The master suite includes his & her was a bonus to have my own space. A wonderful spot for a quiet retreat, a corporate brain-storming event or a family reunion. We never felt crowded even on rainy much do and places to get tucked away in; the furnishings are just right....very nice, but comfortable and the artwork makes you feel like you're at a special place. Property manager Lana was helpful and available to us before, during and after our stay.....she's an asset to the property and wish she could come to Charleston to help manage my home:) Also, a VERY BIG shout out to the owner's of this wonderful property for sharing it with the March of Dimes Real Estate Breakfast Award....the event was a huge success because of your generosity and support. We highly recommend visiting the property and hope to be able to come back to Rivers Ridge Lodge again one day.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests! We will look forward to having you and your family return to the Lodge!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $800
Tax Rate 11.75%

Rates vary based on number of guests, length of stay, linens supplied, season, event requirements, etc. Please contact us for a custom quote that will fit your needs!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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