Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

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

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 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:
August 14, 2017

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
  • 1 of 23


Old Fort House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Asheville Area Riverfront Getaway - Flyfishing..Friends..Family..Fun!
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews

Great for a large group!

  • 5 of 5

My high school friends and I planned a reunion here with our families and had a fantastic time! This is truly a log cabin deep in the mountains. Be prepared that you are about 10-30 minutes from the action so renting a car is a must to get around. But it is very easy to get to Asheville and all the nearby hiking spots. The lodge is comfortable and spacious, and the deck is huge! We traveled with 12 children, all 6 and under and they had a ton of fun in the creek and making smores at the fire pit by the river. We never felt cramped for space, and really enjoyed our time!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jennifer! I am so glad you and your family had a good time! I will look forward to hopefully having you again as guests in the future.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Charleston, WV

Absolutely Incredible Wedding Venue

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this cabin to have our wedding in, and honestly, it could not have been a more magical and special weekend.

To begin with, the booking process was a delight. The property manager, Lana, is spectacular. She helped us through the process of getting the cabin rented, and letting us know what to expect with our visit. When we called with a large list of questions, not only was she there to answer them, she had just the answers we were looking for. They have hosted many weddings, and are prepared for so many of the needs that come up! We planned ours in a few weeks, and the extra assistance provided really helped us out so, so much.

Our wedding was about 35 people including children. We had about 24 stay in the cabin, and not once did it ever feel crammed. The humongous deck would have held 6 times that amount without being filled up. This property is very spacious, but still has that very intimate feeling we were looking for.

The property itself is perfect. The cabin overlooks a beautiful NC stream, and is not near any neighbors to taint the experience. It was immaculately clean, and furnished with everything and more that we could have needed for the weekend. The rooms are large and styled wonderfully, and the bunk houses are a nice addition to allow even more people to stay on the property. The deck is incredible, and played host to our ceremony, rehearsal dinner, reception, and late night shenanigans. From the pool table to the Jacuzzi to the AGA range to the gazebo, the property was fantastic!

Lana was a delight to work with. She made great recommendations for local vendors, made sure we were well taken care of for the event, and followed up with us to ensure we enjoyed our stay. I swear she would have literally bent over backwards for us if we needed her too. She even found an heirloom silver handheld mirror a guest had left, and had it shipped back to them. I haven't dealt with any other property managers that I've been so pleased with.

My mother in law went from wanting everyone to come back in ten years to experience it again, to five years, to one year by the time we left the property.

Thank you, Lana, and I plan on working with you again for another visit in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Travis for your wonderfully detailed review of the Lodge! I am so happy to have been a part of your very special event and am always happy to assist in any way possible to make things go smoothly. I will be looking forward to having you and your family back for another stay in the future! (Next year sounds great!) Thank you for being great guests!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect mountain getaway

  • 5 of 5

I recently rented this cabin for our Girl Scout troops end of the year trip. We had 30 girls and moms enjoy the space, the creek, the views and would highly recommend this property for a group get away! We were all comfortable and had plenty to do right on property for the weekend. The girls loved playing in the creek and the moms enjoyed the gazebo and mountain views from the deck! We had plenty of space to spread out and the deck was perfect for our sunrise yoga practice. Our hosts were super helpful providing details before our trip and answering questions quickly!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Amazing spot for our honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

I can't speak highly enough about this lodge. My husband and I went for a honeymoon weekend and it was the most relaxing, peaceful weekend we've had in a long time. The deck overlooking the river on all sides of the lodge took my breath away. We really enjoyed cooking nice meals and eating while sipping wine and listening to the river flowing. We also enjoyed going into nearby Asheville for brewery tours! The lodge itself is so luxurious and the hot tub was incredible. We would highly recommend the lodge for ANYONE. Amazing time that we will never forget!!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Spring Family Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

Such a great place to relax - lots of room, comfortable furnishings, HUGE deck overlooking the river - the perfect place to have a family get-away! We took several trips into downtown Asheville to browse the shops, eat at the local restaurants, listen to sidewalk musicians and generally...people watch! It was great fun! The weather was cool at night, warm during the day, and the spring flowers were blooming everywhere - just beautiful.

We will definitely be planning a return trip in the near future. Thanks for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Church Ladies Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful weekend. All 30 of our ladies had a wonderful, relaxing time. Our theme this year was "Got Stress? Get Hope". This beautiful, peaceful, private setting provided everything we could ask for and more. We enjoyed our morning session on the huge deck surrounded by God's beauty. The great room accommodated our evening sessions and the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed for all of us. A few of our ladies have limited mobility and having 3 bedrooms and bathrooms on the main level along with the ramp to get in and out of the house and deck allowed them to be able to participate in all of our activities. We had several young newcomers who took advantage of tubing the creek and the hot tub. Some went shopping and dining in nearby Black Mountain. Others hiked the beautiful Catawba Falls. The private drive into the lodge was a little intimidating but everyone made it. Everyone hopes that we can come back again. Special thanks to Lana for being so helpful and the little extra touches she left to welcome us.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 1


Car: necessary

Linville Cavern, Grandfather Mountain, Biltmore Estate, Asheville, Black Mountain, Chimney Rock, Lake Lure, Lake James, Sugar Mountain, Beech Mountain, Little Switzerland, Grove Park Inn & Spa


Rates & Availability

Old Fort House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 31 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
May 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
Aug 30 2018 - Oct 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov 16 2018 - Nov 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2018 - Jan 5 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Deposit $800

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