Riverside Escapes



Good place for some Rest and Relaxation  

We recently spent a weekend at this wonderful cottage on the French Broad River. It is loaded with things to do such as relaxing in the hammock, tubing on the river, and watching the sunset in the hot tub. If that's not enough for a relaxing weekend you can head to Asheville which is a short ride away and enjoy the sights as well as the wonderful food and service. Liz was a gracious host with tons of information about the area and tips on things to do. The house was very well maintained with beautiful hand crafted wood furniture and attention to detail. We will be returning soon!

Stayed: May 2016 Submitted: May 30, 2016

John N.    May 30, 2016  
Great place to stay, even when it rained every day  

My wife and I met friends and spent 3 great nights and days. The cabin had everything we needed, we ate in three nights, including cooking beer can chicken on the grill in the rain. Cabin was very comfortable, clean and what we liked most - quiet. Would return!!

George S.    October 8, 2015  
Riverside on the Island in the cabin... ahhhhhhh.  

We brought our 11 week young baby over the rope ladder to the cabin and we all slept like babies. Sitting by our camp fire watching the river flow, we connected like never before. This is truly a beautiful place. Thanks for that!

Mi    June 20, 2015  
Very cozy and comfortable cabin with beautiful river views!!  

The beds were comfortable and the cabin was clean. The owners are very friendly and right next door. We loved the fresh eggs and our toddlers loved playing outside in the spacious grass. The bathrooms are nice and the upstairs room is like walking into a spa. It's very nice with a private balcony and beautiful views. We enjoyed our stay. It took about 30 minutes to get to the biltmore estate.

Katelyn F.    April 28, 2016  
Cabin was cozy and delightful.  

It was refreshing to have a cabin that actually gave you more than the picture offered. We enjoyed the breathtaking view of the French Board River and the special amenities that you don't receive everywhere you travel. The living room furniture was not comfortable, but everything else was perfect. My family really enjoyed this enchanted cabin.

Sharon C.    July 8, 2016  
Perfect getaway for a relaxing holiday  

I stayed here over thanksgiving with my husband and 10 month old daughter. The cabin was perfect. Everything was well maintained with little extras all over the place, basket of s'more making material, tray of toiletries in case we'd forgotten any and a Kuereg and filtered water station upstairs. Beautiful location and just a short drive to Asheville. We loved sitting in the hot tub and watching the river.

Beth F.    December 1, 2015  
Great Cabin on the French Broad River  

Spent 3 nights here with my best friend. This place is amazing! Loved the river views, large grounds to roam, hot tub and balcony's. We really enjoyed the fire pit and making smores under the stars. We waded out into the river and loved being at the river's edge. It was fun going out to the Tom Sawyer island to explore across the walking bridge. The owners live right next door and couldn't be nicer. They made sure we had plenty of firewood and anything we needed. We made breakfast every morning with fresh eggs they provided. It's a short drive into Weaverville for fine dining, shopping or anything you might need. Drove to Hot Springs and walked along the Appalachian Trail. We travel a lot and this place is very special. Can't wait to return.

Laurie P.    October 9, 2015  

We so enjoyed our stay in your Log Cabin over New Years on the French Broad! It was so quiet and peaceful! And one of the cleanest rentals we have ever stayed in! Thank you! Loved it! And thanks Liz for letting us use your crock pot!

Susan I.    February 1, 2016  
Great somewhat-secluded getaway  

Great property. Perfect spot to disconnect and relax. Like other poster mentioned, do not plan on using your cell or much wifi - but that makes it a more relaxing stay anyway. Make sure you spend at least one night using the firepit and some time in the hot tub, even in the cold winter! About 25 minutes to downtown Asheville.

Leisure traveller    January 18, 2015  
Exceptional Secluded Cabin - Great Place on the River  

We so enjoyed staying here. We were here for a family wedding. The cabin is close to everything that Asheville has to offer, yet secluded enough to feel we were on our own private oasis. The cabin is well appointed and was very clean and well kept. We had 4 adults and one toddler and it was perfect. The upstairs room, "the nest" had a fantastic view and we really enjoyed the bird feeder which was host to several varieties of birds. The downstairs also had great views of the river and a cozy living area with a gas fireplace that we enjoyed every evening.

Liz was a great hostess - even leaving fresh farm eggs (DELICIOUS) and a S'mores basket. How thoughtful! And, we even borrowed a stick of butter from them so we wouldn't have to return to the store - THANK YOU!

The property is gorgeous and we especially enjoyed the fly fishing (although no luck in catching anything), the suspension bridge with an island to explore, and our grandson found his first frog.

It was absolutely perfect for our long weekend trip. We highly recommend visiting the Biltmore!

Don't plan on having continuous internet service - it is rural. But, isn't that why you choose a location like this?

Perfect! We will definitely be back if our travel plans bring us to this area.

Thank you!

Jane C.    April 29, 2016  

Roughing It!  

What a cute place!!! Really enjoyed my time in this cabin. It was very cozy and romantic. This was roughing it a bit since the water was pumped from jugs, an incinerator toilet and outdoor shower. The shower was a bit cold even after pumping it for a while, but that is what happens when it gets cool in October. Liz and Paul were kind enough to allow me to shower in their home since it did get chilly, but I roughed it and managed without inconveniencing them While, this all may sound negative, it truly wasn't since this was all advertised and part of the true 'one with nature' theme. There is nothing I would have changed about this trip. It was a couple steps up from camping with an AMAZING location. While it was a bit from Asheville, it was totally worth the drive for the location. Hearing the train along the french broad river did wake us up in the nights, but we actually really enjoyed that. We used the fire pit to cook our meals and made good use of the stove to keep warm. Also, there were heating pads in the bed which were lifesavers!! The touches they added to this cabin made us feel right at home. They even left our dog some treats which was so nice! We had a great time!!! Hope to see you again, maybe in summer!!

Lara    November 10, 2010  
Relaxing & Rewarding Rustic Retreat  

We stayed at the Americana for five days, using it as a home base to hike, whitewater raft, and enjoy Asheville. We're on the younger side, and felt the amenities were perfect for a low-tech, basic retreat (yet extremely comfortable for cooking, sleeping, and relaxing). The owners were gracious and instructive, and it felt wonderfully remote from our busy lives. Couldn't recommend more highly for anyone who enjoys rustic mountain living.

TJ    September 16, 2013  
Wonderful views and extremely relaxing!  

My wife and I stayed for three nights on this cozy island and loved every minute. The only drawback was that it was so relaxing and beautiful that each time we went to Asheville, we wanted to go back to the cabin so we ended up seeing very little of Asheville. Highly, highly recommended.

Lisandro    October 29, 2012  
Unique Rental  

We were looking for a unique place to stay in the Asheville area and found it! Even with the cooler weather, this place was still comfortable and fun. We really wanted to relax away from our computers, phones, work, etc. and this was perfect.

My husband and I enjoyed our fires in the pit every night and loved the sound of the river rushing by. The cabin was just as described in this listing and although the property is "away from it all" we still drove into downtown every day and it didn't seem far at all.

Becky P.    October 30, 2013  
Perfect honeymoon  

Thank you Liz and Paul for a wonderful honeymoon at your sweet little cabin. We can't imagine a more perfect place to start a marriage. It was a much needed break from the day to day grind. Nature therapy! Absolutely beautiful property. Many thoughtful details in the cabin. Owners have thought of every detail to make this a relaxing escape for their guests. We were greeted with a basket of s'mores and a honeymoon goodie bag - thank you guys! We can't wait to get back! Highly recommended.

Kristi F.    July 7, 2013  
Perfect getaway !!!  

Ok so I must say I am not necessarily the "outdoorsy" type but this place was perfect! If you enjoy a nice campfire and the sound of the river and some relaxation!!! We will definitely come back here , the toilet is different and the outdoor shower can get a little cool but the feeling you get after a long weekend here is well worth it! It is far enough out to be secluded but close enough in to visit the Biltmore and downtown Asheville! The owners are very easy to work with and very thoughtful having smores and eggs at our cabin waiting on us! Definitely worth it!! Thanks so much for a wonderful long weekend !!

Stacy    April 20, 2016  
Exactly what we were looking for!  

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The cabin was the perfect combination of rustic charm and modern convenience, therefore, satisfying myself and my husband! The river offered a peaceful backdrop to our campfire and live entertainment with the Blue Heron's daily visits. Our plan was to use the cabin as our home base for trips into Asheville and some day trips, however, we found ourselves anxious to get back and just sit around the campfire! We can't wait to come back.

Leslie L.    October 5, 2015  
Perfect weekend in a beautiful setting.  

We had a wonderful weekend at the cabin. Greeted with every charming amenity, clean, and cozy.

Kelly W.    July 7, 2016  
Mike Y  

Wow, If you are looking for a place to unwind, this is it. Sitting down by the river enjoying a cup of coffee first thing in the morning was absolutely wonderful. Clean comfortable cabin . I highly recommend it for a romantic getaway.

Mike Y.    June 29, 2015  
Pure Serenity!  

What a relaxing, fun experience!! Absolutely loved the rustic cabin....the bed was super comfortable! Sitting on the porch watching my hubby fish, enjoying the hummingbirds that came to visit, tubing, campfires, relaxing on the hammock.....couldnt have been more relaxing and refreshing! Our wonderful hosts provided everything we could have needed and some very sweet extras! We can't wait to go back!

Jessie H.    August 3, 2015