The Cabin is a clean new construction with a warm wooden interior, a porch and two decks with river/mountain views. The cabin has a wood stove in addition to central heat and AC. There is a fire pit outside. Guests have access to 20 acres of land with walking paths, as well as horses. There are Kayak, canoes and paddling trails landing nearby. It is 20 minutes to Asheville and 8 minutes to Weaverville. 8 minutes to the grocery store.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Cabin on 20 acres of land. 20 mins from Asheville, 5 mins to the river.
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- within a few hours
- English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 21, 2018
About Claire Fradin
I am French born in the Alpes. I relocated in the US in 2000. I have lived in Asheville for the last 8 years. My partner and I live on 30 acres of land with our three daughters. We love outdoors, riding horses, doing archery and also cooking and reading...
Claire Fradin purchased this Cabin in 2010
Why Claire Fradin chose Alexander
This cabin is very sweet. It is the exact place for a couple retreat. It is secluded and has a gorgeous view of the mountains and the French Broad River.
What makes this Cabin unique
You can access and walk the rest of the land: 20 acres with paths and horses. You can walk down to the river. There are kayak and canoe landing nearby.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Secluded cabin, lovely stay!
We enjoyed our stay at the cabin very much. It is the perfect size for a couple, we loved it. The bed was comfy, we explored the land a little, and it was very clean. Unfortunately, it rained a lot during our stay making one of our planned activities not possible. However, listening to the rain on the tin roof each night was a plus. I slept so well while we were there. We’d love to come back and see more of the city. Thanks for everything, Claire!
Cozy and lovely
We had a really great time in the cabin! The cabin itself was lovely, clean and efficient and the location was amazing. Great views and great hiking without even getting in your car, through Claire's lovely farm. Well-stocked kitchen, beautiful decks, sound of the river below.
The driveway is a little bit tricky to navigate and made us just a bit nervous, and the mattress could use a replacement.
Overall, though, lovely, peaceful, beautiful, close to Asheville, easy to find, and a lot of fun with a curious dog.
Thank you for the lovely review and for taking the time to make suggestions.
We have heard that some of you think the mattress should be more comfortable. Since it is still very new, we decided to add a lush mattress topper. Hopefully it does help.
We are happy when our guests enjoy the place and we thrive to work with their concerns.
And on the fun side, we are about to add a hammock.
Claire was a very accomodating hostess. Cabin is very cozy and clean. Outdoor space is nice; loved the small deck where you can sit and enjoy a meal or coffee and see the river. Cabin is secluded enough we could let our dog run free. Just a note: there is no satellite or cable, but there is a smart TV in the bedroom (upstairs) that you can use for Netflix and other online services. The internet speed is very good; no issues running Netflix. We didn't really miss the TV because we were able to sit outside and stream podcasts.
Smaller than expected, uncomfortable, but could hear the river
We booked this cabin for our honeymoon/mini vacation. I would've liked to have been informed about the lack of or NO turn around space for only 1 vehicle. Had to do an 8 point turn about every time we left, on the side of a drop off. We had to hang a towel over the bathroom window which was facing the driveway and other cabin (there wasn't a curtain). The shower head didn't adjust downward, making us have to squish our bodies against the side of the shower to get clean and rinsed.The photos in the ad make the cabin seem more roomy than what it is. The mattress was terrible, definitely needs to be replaced. We both came home and went to have an adjustment done from the chiropractors office. We didn't sleep well at all because of the mattress and contemplated going to a hotel but we had already spent the money on the cabin. Make sure you bring a device so you can actually use the smart TV. We ended up driving an hour away to a friend's cabin to get ready for our wedding due to the lack of space in this cabin. I hate to say that the only thing we enjoyed about our stay at this cabin was hearing the river, when there wasn't a lot of traffic.
As the owner I feel truly sorry that these guests had such a terrible stay. It is the third anniversary of the Cabin by the River, and we have more than 150 five stars reviews across sites and even more for all the sweet handwritten notes that we get from our guests.
We are extremely proud to say that one of the most common trait they emphasize about us is that we truly care for our guests. We are truly committed to make each of our guests happy and comfortable. It is unfortunate that the guests did not call me when they arrived or the next day to let me know of their discomfort or that this booking was not what they had hoped for. If you are dissatisfied, we will take care of you while you are here, once you are gone and we never heard of your complaints, we cannot do anything anymore.
I am well known to have anything in the cabin that doesn't work well fix the same day if I can. I will make sure to look at the shower head.
It also gives me an opportunity to establish that yes, the cabin is tiny. And it sits on a 30 acres land whose mission is to nurture our relationship as humans with nature and each other. We thrive to help people unwind and connect. We may be more successful in pleasing those who want to have access to 20 acres of land, pet a horse, meet a baby lamb or walk in a forest. We do not have the latest TV accessories.
Amazing!! Would definitely recommend. Secluded but close to asheville and many hikes. Loved this cabin
Spectacular! We'll definitely be back!
Everything we'd hoped for and more!