RUSHING RIVERFRONT 3 STORY LOG HOME ON 20 SECLUDED ACRES

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Bedrooms 4
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RUSHING RIVERFRONT 3 STORY LOG HOME ON 20 SECLUDED ACRES

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4 Bdrm, 3 Bath Sleeps 11 comfortably! Up to 13 with air mattress!

A rushing river as far as the eye can see from this 20 acre luxury log cabin retreat. No houses in sight. No neighbors in sight. Only 20 wildly wooded acres on the banks of the Little River. Don't let the name fool you. This is not a creek or a stream. It is a rushing river filled with trout.

Riverbend Mountain Retreat has it all from luxury accommodations to romantic river views from nearly every room in the house. Minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, the log home is equipped for everything from a romantic restful getaway to an outdoor family adventure retreat.

Trout fish from the front yard then throw the fish directly into the rock fire pit. Too rustic? Cook your catch on the gas grill and dine on the panoramic front porch - views from every rocker. Mountain bike in Galax. Hike the Stone Mountain Summit. Horseback ride at Billings Way Farms. Canoe or Kayak the New River, the world's second oldest river. Or just listen to the rush of the river in the cool mountain breeze.

Don't settle! : Don't settle for a great view and an average house or a stunning house and an average view. When you look at other properties in the area, ask them this question... 'How much land do you have?' Most of them have a great picture but they are on a tiny slice of land. We are on 20 acres. Ask them, 'are you right on the water?' The river is our front yard for as far as the eye can see! Don't settle. This place is spectacular!

Real Entries in Guest Book: 'I really can't put into words how wonderful this whole experience has been. The cabin is beautiful and the amenities excellent. We brought folding chairs with us and sat them in the river. On hot days the river water was cool and the sound of it rushing over the rocks was soothing to the stressed out soul. My greatest joy was watching my 10 year old daughter fishing with her father or just walking in the river with her dog... We had a wonderful visit.' Nance Family, Beaufort, NC.. 'Riverbend is wonderful! We brought our disciple yough bible study class up for our end of study retreat. The kids all loved the beauty and seclusion of the cabin and it really provided the perfect setting for all of us to reflect on God's majesty. Thanks for making Riverbend and it's wonders available to us. We loved it and will tell others about it.' The Helts... 'This place is amazing. I love everything about it, esp. the way it makes me feel. God's beauty has blessed this place.' Mt. Pisgah

Real Entries in Guest Book: 'This was our third trip to Riverbend and we chose this beautiful spot to renew our marriage vows... This place is very special... call us if you decide to sell it!' Vosburg Family, Greensboro... 'You can't find a nicer place this secluded.. it is definitely on our A list and we look forward to our return.' The Coventry Family, Durham... 'This was the ultimate getaway, and the perfect spot to decompress after a year at war... Please don't change a thing, it is perfect in every way. This IS America!' Rich Robles... 'Your cabin is a dream!.. Everything is beautiful, the inside sumptuous and richly decorated, the porch is a slice of heaven, watching and listening to the river...' Barbara, Charlotte... 'We did so much.. hiking at Stone Mt, Grandfather Mt, tubing on the New and Little rivers, horseback riding, visiting wineries, exploring the parkway.. We are already making plans for next year.' Gonzalez family, St. Pete FL... 'This cabin is magnificent.' Owen Family, Apopka FL

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Susan - email preferred

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Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Property Reviews

22 Reviews Write a Review
Rushing Riverfront 3 story Log Home on 20 Secluded Acres
average rating of 4.952381 based on 22 reviews
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Rushing Riverfront 3 story Log Home on 20 Secluded Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p122930
336 852-3140
Sparta High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Mint Hill
5

A Time to Remember

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
Our annual girl's weekend was once again "delightful, restful, and divine" at our beloved "Riverbend". Each visit has enabled us to draw closer to each other and to our Lord as we enjoy His beauty in this wonderful place. If the setting, surroundings and views were not enough... the owners continue to make improvements each time we come and it just gets better and better...My favorite things are the wood burning fireplace, gorgeous views of the river and woods, and the very comfy beds. Did I mention how very clean and well equipped it is too? Yes, I give it 5 stars!!! We have made many wonderful memories at Riverbend over the years. I highly recommend this charming and spacious cabin...it is a very special place that refreshes the soul and restores your peace. Experience it once and you will return. Until next time Riverbend....
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
Rushing Riverfront 3 story Log Home on 20 Secluded Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p122930
336 852-3140
Sparta High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Raleigh
5

Riverbend 11/14-11/21

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
We've stayed at Riverbend so many times now that I'm loosing count. We keep coming back for many reasons, among which are the location, the views and the amenities.

Having Sparta 15 minutes away is a huge convenience in such a rural area. It's a great place for a stroll, a little window shopping and to grab a bite to eat on a crisp autumn afternoon.

We had a nice picnic on the Parkway another afternoon. We spent an afternoon at Mount Rogers as well. It's wonderful to be at either place on a weekday when you can almost have the mountains to yourself.

We missed the height of the fall colors this time, but the views of the river from Riverbend really open up with the leaves gone. It's special to be able to take advantage of that view - and the sound - from almost any room in the house!

We always try to spend a few hours roaming the property in good weather. I've never been so close to a flock of wild turkeys before this visit. Apparently they live on the property or somewhere nearby because we saw them several times. Of course the deer and smaller wildlife were plentiful as usual.

We were also lucky enough to have several cold and rainy days. A rainy day inside of Riverbend is almost as good as a nice day tromping around outside. A good meal and a warm fire certainly take your mind off of the dampness outside. A special thank you to the owners for supplying the firewood!

This was the first time we have used the WiFi capabilites and found that easy and very convenient as well. It's nice to have it if you want - and to be able to shut it off if you don't!

Riverbend has always met our expectations as advertised. We have recommended it to friends and will continue to do so. We plan to visit again as soon as possible!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/5
business
Rushing Riverfront 3 story Log Home on 20 Secluded Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p122930
336 852-3140
Sparta High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Charlotte, NC
5

Girl's Weekend Retreat

Girl's Weekend Retreat
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2009
  • Stayed: Jan 2009
This is the most FABULOUS cabin ever! Six of us girlfriends spent the weekend at Riverbend and had the time of our lives. The kitchen was wonderful and very well equipped. We cooked homemade "zuppa Tuscana" and barbequed Asian steak on the huge gas grill! Fireplace was AWESOME as was the fire pit beside the New River. Ample wood supply already cut and stacked!!! Bathrooms are beautiful and we loved the jacuzzi tub! Everything, from furniture to appliances to decor is impecable! The owners have lovingly made this into a home, not just some rental. I'm sure many great memories have been made here! I'll definitely be back, next time with my hubby and three sons!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 6/6
business
Rushing Riverfront 3 story Log Home on 20 Secluded Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p122930
336 852-3140
Sparta High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Charlotte, NC
5

A wonderful peek among in the mountains

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2008
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
What a wonderful place to get away from it all in the North Carolina mountains. If you want to get away to rest, read and recline this place has it. If you want to take a crew and play you will find plenty of toys for all to be entertained. If you like to play in the great outdoors there are several attractions nearby.

My wife and I have gone alone, we have taken our children, and we have gone with other friends and family, and every time we have had a blast. We always look forward to being there and enjoying the company of others and the surroundings.

The river is wonderful. You can see and hear it from the house. There is a great place down by the river to sit around a campfire and talk, roast marshmellows or hot dogs.

You will just have to go there to see it for yourself. I am very confident you will come away reluctantly, and return frequently.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4
business
Rushing Riverfront 3 story Log Home on 20 Secluded Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p122930
336 852-3140
Sparta High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Severna Park, MD
5

Spectacular Retreat!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
We just spent a week at Riverbend with our family (husband/wife and three young children), and hated to leave! The cabin is incredible with every amenity possible, to include ping pong, board games, a great DVD selection, and an extensive kitchenware selection. You could never step foot outside of the great front porch and your vacation would be a blast.

However, you would miss out on the rushing river, the gorgeous mountains, the wildlife, and all the other fun stuff the area has to offer. We spent hours tubing, fishing, and just playing the river, which is just about right outside your front door. The kids loved catching crayfish and the other interesting water creatures that abound.

I would recommend taking a long drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway and exploring a quiet side of life that is rare these days. From a trip to Grandfather Mountain to going to the Farmer's Market in Galax, VA on Saturday morning, the area has it all (except crowds, annoying traffic, and high priced junk souvenirs)!

Other "must do's" include catfish and trout fishing in the stocked ponds in Sparta, a trip to Mt. Airy to see the original Mayberry town (don't miss the world-famous pork chop sandwiches at Snappy Lunch), gem mining in Little Switzerland, and the great but strenuous waterfall path hike at Stone Mountain Park. We also enjoyed the Foggy Ridge Cider orchard and "factory" in Dugspur, VA where they make and bottle the best hard apple cider I have ever had, making s'mores at the great campfire site next to the river, and just reading in the two hammocks next to the river.

This vacation allowed our family to reconnect, enjoy nature, and to see a side of life as it existed years ago in term of small town living. While it was a rustic area, the cabin is first-class all the way, and allows you to step inside from the forest to extreme luxury.

We also had the pleasure of meeting the owners, and they are great people who I think really want to make sure you are well taken care of and that you enjoy your stay as their guest. Simply put, you can't go wrong with Riverbend!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 6/6

Map

Nearest Airport
113 Miles
Charlotte Douglas
Nearest Ski
62 Miles
Boone
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Old Beau, Roaring Gap, and others
Nearest Restaurant
10.6 Miles
Lots in Sparta, also in Galax

We are minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Stone Mountain State Park is in Alleghany County. The hikes are spectacular as are the views, wildlife and adventure. The New River is the second oldest river in the world (second to the Nile). Canoe or Kayak on mild rapids and gorgeous river. Fishing is great right in the front yard. The river in front of the cabin is full of fish. 30 minutes from famous Mt. Airy, home to Andy Griffith.

There are several shoals which make the loud rushing sound day and night. There is a family of otters who live in one of the rock formations across the river. Wild turkeys visit us regularly and deer have made their home here. Mountain Bike in famous Galax Virgina, just minutes from our cabin.

Antique. Shop. Golf. There are two public courses within 20 minutes of the cabin. We are stocked with games, movies, books and more. Couples will find no reason to leave the cabin unless they really want to. Families on adventure will find every reason to venture

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Availability & Rates

Sparta House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.75%
Cleaning $100

Notes

  • $1350-2100/week [seasonal], $250-375/night
  • Range of rates: $250-$375 per night or $1500-$2100 per week

    PRIME TIME RATES: June 14 - Jan 2 plus New Years week, Spring Break/Easter week, Thanksgiving week, Christmas Week and holidays (2,100/week or 375/night up to 6 guests, $15/night per guest extra, email us for pet fees, deposits, etc)

    NON PRIME RATES: Jan 3 - June 13, except holidays and prime weeks listed above. ($250/night or $1,500/week up to 6 guests, $15/night per guest extra, email us for pet fees, deposits, etc)
  • Rates subject to change until time of booking and receipt of deposit. Rates are for up to 6 guests. Email us even if you see the cabin is booked. We have periodical cancellations and run specials. Once you rent Riverbend, we know you'll be back! We've built our business on great repeat customers like you.

Amenities

Sparta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Local Maps
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove
  • Ice Maker
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Giant Jacuzzi tub in Master suite.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Guest One - 1 king
    Guest Two - 1 queen
    Bunk Room - 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bunk room
    Extra sleep space - 2 queen , see photos
  • Added in 2006: The 1,000 square foot Bunk Room is an entire floor with a private full bath, game room and laundry room, entertainment area and three fun bunks. The queen sleeper sofa sleeps two comfortably. A queen sized air mattress is available for the kids to pile up.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
  • 9 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • winery tours
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • equestrian events
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
Notes:
Ping pong, bonfire pit by river with seating for 12, hammocks down by river, wrap around rocking porch, horseshoes, croquet, blender, games, puzzles, books, movies, unbelievable sound from the rushing river 24 hours a day.