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Riverfront Log Cabin, Hot Tub, Pet-Friendly, Universal Access

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

We have a 2 riverfront log cabins for rent on a 2 acre tract of land overlooking the River. This one is The Rose. Visit 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 and to book this cabin. Please feel free to Book NOW from our website

Nestled in a picturesque mountain valley in Western North Carolina, our hand built log cabin are 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 one-bedroom log cabin has excellent views, with lots of wide open space around them. 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 nice deck and bench for sitting and a path for strolling.

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 log cabin offers the perfect vacation getaway for couples of all ages, small families, and pet owners. The cabin has a vaulted ceiling in the main room, a private queen bedroom with antique furnishings, a sleeper sofa and a bath with a shower. The large sunny kitchen includes a side-by-side refrigerator, an electric cook stove, a convection oven/toaster, a microwave, and a coffee maker, and has a comfortable dining area. The covered front porch has a slatted wooden glider swing, a roomy hot tub and a gas grill in the yard. Other amenities include full linen service for 4, a satellite TV, A/C in the living room, ceiling fans in the kitchen, bedroom and porch and a gas fireplace. The cabin accommodates up to four 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 — pets as well as people — will appreciate the large level parking areas and entry ramps. Our universal design features include wheelchair access in both the kitchen and bath.


We welcome responsible pet owners and their well-behaved companions. After all, what's a vacation without the family dog?


This is an authentic sawn log cabin we built ourselves with local wood from our own sawmill. The logs used for the main structure are hemlock. We used tongue and groove paneling on the walls and ceilings, and the floors are a fabulous mixture of local hardwoods. 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 on our grandparents’ old family farm.

Keywords: Log Cabin, Riverfront Cabin, Hot Springs Cabin Rental, Pet Friendly, Specials, Asheville Area, Hot Tub, Fireplace, Biltmore Estate, Universal Access, Handicap Access, Mountain View, Pisgah National Forest, French Broad River, Madison County, NC, Kayaker Cabin, Hot Springs NC Log Cabin Rentals, Hot Springs NC Pet Friendly

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Mary Pangle
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Mary Pangle

Mary and Ken Pangle were born and raised in Hot Springs, NC and are active members of their local church. As owners of Pangle’s Construction, LLC, Mary and Ken are involved in road and bridge construction, site development and property management, as well as the River Lodge Log Cabin riverfront rentals. The Pangles operate a sawmill across from their home on Meadow Fork Rd., where they produce custom lumber, including the materials used in building their two riverfront log cabins — The Rock and The Rose.

While Ken’s out on the job, Mary juggles the joys of motherhood and caring for their home with the various office duties of the construction and cabin rental businesses — answering the phones, doing the bookkeeping, reservations, and managing the web site. In addition, Mary oversees the cabin housekeeping, so she still enjoys spending time on the family farm.

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 2008

Why Mary Pangle chose Hot Springs

We built these cabins on this piece of property that my grandparents owned. This is a way of being able to keep this property in the family and for the family to enjoy and remember the good old times. I spent a lot of time here and this place is so dear to my heart.

What makes this cabin unique

Stroll across the lawn to our riverside deck, looking back to enjoy the sight of the mountain rising behind your log cabin, its white rocks glowing in the sun (or the moonlight!).

Sit by the river with the light sparkling on the water as the wind rustles the leaves, watch the cows graze and drink along the opposite bank, and wave to the rafters as they come by.

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, throwing balls for the dog, or just taking in the view to the sound of falling water beside the pond. 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

Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay. Was so wonderful, cabin was perfect. Beautiful view. Everything was just so amazing. Was so nice to have our 2 beloved doggies with us. Thank you very much. We will be returning, thanks again for sharing this very special place.
Apr 2018
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Hot Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No liquids allowed in trash Leave Cabin in the shape you found it in. All dishes are to be cleaned and put back in place.
  • Please -- all pets must be crated if left alone in the cabin. No pets on furniture. Clean up all pet debris inside & out. Sweep up pet hairs.
  • Absolutely No Smoking in Cabin. No moving of Furniture.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full Bath with Walk in Shower, Vent & Heat on Light Switch, Hand soap provided. No other condiments provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1) Private bedroom has queen bed, antique furnishings and ceiling fan., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper sofa in living room will sleep 2 comfortably. Sheets, pillows and cases and blanket provided.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
A garden pond placed in memory of my grandparents divides the property. 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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Riverfront Log Cabin, Hot Tub, Pet-Friendly, Universal Access
average rating of 4.75 based on 22 reviews
Greensboro, NC

Beautiful cabin and serene settings!

  • 4 of 5

I brought my boyfriend to Hot Springs for his 40th birthday and this cabin did not disappoint. It was spacious, clean, and the hot tub on the front porch was phenomenal! Loved the covered gas grill outside. Would come back and suggest to anyone needing to get away from it all. The night time sky was mesmerizing.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our cabins. This place is very special to me also as this is my grandparents place and the memories there are something I will always cherish. We appreciate the great review you left. We hope you return soon.
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Great stay in a great location. So comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

It was friendly, from the moment we drove on the property to the moment we left. The amenities were fantastic and the sound of nature and the smell of fresh air was the best thing I could ask for. The cabin was so well suited and I would highly recommend this to all interested. Mary is a great host!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our cabin. We hope you remember us when you return. Thank you for the great review. Mary Pangle
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Well kept little secret!

  • 5 of 5

Wow... this stay could not have been any more perfect. From the moment we drove into the little river community we were thoroughly impressed!

The cabin was clean, cozy, and had everything we could ever want. The land was beautiful and open, and the river was right across the street. The hot tub was the perfect addition to this sweet little place. Everything was in perfect working order, and we couldn't have asked for a better location, cabin, ammenities, and price!

We will absolutely be coming back!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It has made my day to hear you enjoyed our cabin. We will welcome you coming back to our area and staying with us. Thank you for taking the time to send us such a nice review. Mary
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Excellent property!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay in a quiet little mountain town. It's only 35 minutes to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville. The place felt like we were going to grandma's for the weekend, and I recommend anyone taking a weekend trip to western North Carolina to use these cabins. It has everything, hiking, fishing, relaxation, and a perfect romantic getaway. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review. This place is where I spent a lot of my childhood and this was grandmas place. It has a special place in my heart and it touched me to hear it reminded you of grandmas place. Thank you.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30
Pet Fee $25

Cancellations: 30 + 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.

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