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Secluded Cabin by the River

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin on 20 acres of land. 20 mins from Asheville, 5 mins to the river.

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.

Claire Fradin
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 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.


Alexander Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , up in the loft
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

Cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Smaller than expected, uncomfortable, but could hear the river

  • 2 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. Claire, owner.
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing!! Would definitely recommend. Secluded but close to asheville and many hikes. Loved this cabin

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leesville, SC

Spectacular! We'll definitely be back!

  • 5 of 5

Everything we'd hoped for and more!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chattanooga, TN

Amazing cabin escape

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing gem!

This place is 20 minutes from Asheville and has a gorgeous view of the river below.

The two of us stayed over Christmas and had a lovely cabin getaway.

I'd love to visit again when it's warmer. Definitely hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin by the river was great!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, cozy cabin in an amazing location! We loved getting to visit the animals on the property!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
The Bywater
Nearest Golf
9.6 Miles
Reems Creek Golf Club
Nearest Train
71.1 Miles
Amrak Station
Nearest Motorway
14.2 Miles
Blue Ridge Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
5.5 Miles
Soba Sushi and Noodles
Nearest Ski
26.5 Miles
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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