PRIVATE ISLAND *** COOL RUSTIC CABIN ON FRENCH BROAD RIVER

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Liz and Paul Wiederhold

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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PRIVATE ISLAND *** COOL RUSTIC CABIN ON FRENCH BROAD RIVER

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Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Rent an island for your vacation! This one of a kind camp style cabin, situated on a beautiful private island in the French Broad River, offers a unique opportunity to 'get away from it all'. Restored one room (plus modified bath) rustic cabin with large partially covered porch to enjoy the 'middle of nowhere' feeling of being on an island. Our Island Retreat is designed for the adventurous. This rustic retreat provides the ideal quarters for fishermen, authors, bikers, hikers and the free spirited looking to get close to nature… but not too close!

Fish the French Broad, cook your catch over on the open fire pit grill, experience an outdoor rain fed shower, and watch the fireflies light up the mountainside. Bring your bike and enjoy the level ride along historic Old Marshall Highway. Catch some rays on your private riverfront beach or just relax in the porch hammock. Spend evenings by the campfire toasting smores and listening to the wildlife serenade. Day trip to kayak, whitewater raft, tube the river, hike or horseback ride. Explore history with a visit to the Biltmore Estate, Grove Arcade, historic downtown Asheville or the Vance Birthplace. Drive the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway and have lunch on top of Mount Pisgah.

This is the only cabin on the island with incredible privacy and isolation, but just 15 minutes from Asheville, 10 minutes to Weaverville, and 10 minutes to the historic town of Marshall.

PLEASE scroll down to view all of our photos, click on 'comments from previous guests' to see what visitors think, and view our WEBSITE (see link below) for more details!

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Liz and Paul Wiederhold

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Paul and Liz Wiederhold moved to 'the river' in 2006 to follow their dreams. Their incredible new riverfront location begged to be shared... and 'Riverside Escapes' was born. More than vacation rentals, the future of Riverside Escapes will include riverfront weddings, family reunions, corporate retreats, and more. The Wiederholds were married on the property's island and live onsite where they provide personal service for their guests. The property is full of animals; Diamond - our very friendly campus mascot dog, a flock of very pampered free range chickens, a pair of mallard ducks who have taken up voluntary residency, and lots of other birds and critters. Paul owns a high end roofing company specializing in slate, tile, copper and metal roofs, and copper gutters. When not working, Paul loves to fish, kayak and generally enjoy the river. Liz enjoys hostessing and working 'hands on' at Riverside Escapes including fixing and building things, as well as designing, decorating, sewing and landscaping.

Liz and Paul Wiederhold purchased this cabin in 2006

The French Broad River is a spectacular river meandering through a spectacular town. 'Broad' is a descriptive name for this large, majestic river which is largely unspoiled by development. Yet, just down river, Asheville offers all of the excitement, arts, fine dining, nightlife, and eclectic culture that anyone could seek. The Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail and so many other natural gifts are just a short drive away. Madison County offers some of the beautiful whitewater rafting locations, unspoiled mountain land, and even snow skiing in Wolf Laurel. Our location is ideally located just north of Asheville and south of Madison County. It is truly the best of both worlds.

Riverside Escapes offers the only island vacation rental in the area and one of just a few riverfront properties. Guests are encouraged to walk the swinging bridge, fish from the shores, sit by the riverside campfire, and generally immerse themselves in the incredible natural beauty of the property. There is something for everyone here. For the more adventurous type, our island cabin offers the feel of remote camping, but none of the hassles. For those seeking more luxury, our mainland cabin has all the comforts of home and more with a hot tub, custom tile showers, coffee bar, wireless internet access, and more.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 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:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Property Reviews

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Private Island *** Cool Rustic Cabin on French Broad River
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
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Private Island *** Cool Rustic Cabin on French Broad River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p138512vb
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Weaverville Asheville Area
5

Unique Rental

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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.

You should stay here if you want a great memory.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Private Island *** Cool Rustic Cabin on French Broad River
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Weaverville Asheville Area
New York City
5

Relaxing & Rewarding Rustic Retreat

Relaxing & Rewarding Rustic Retreat
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Private Island *** Cool Rustic Cabin on French Broad River
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Weaverville Asheville Area
Lincolnton, NC
5

Perfect honeymoon

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Private Island *** Cool Rustic Cabin on French Broad River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p138512vb
+1 844-775-7355
Weaverville Asheville Area
OBX
5

Roughing It!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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!!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly
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Private Island *** Cool Rustic Cabin on French Broad River
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+1 844-775-7355
Weaverville Asheville Area
Atlanta
5

Wonderful views and extremely relaxing!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Asheville Regional
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Longnecks
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort, Wolf Laurel
Nearest Restaurant
Stoney Knob Cafe
Car: necessary

Private island, campfire, 20 minutes to Appalachian Trail, 20 minutes to Biltmore Estate, 15 minutes to Vance Birthplace, 15 minutes to Blue Ridge Parkway, 20 minutes to Hot Springs

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Availability & Rates

Weaverville Cabin Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100.00
Cleaning/linen fee $40.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $40.00 + Tax
50% of total required to reserve, balance due 30 days prior to rental period.
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Credit card payments welcome through Paypal.
Security deposit and pet deposit required, but fully refundable.
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Amenities

Weaverville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin cot available for parties with 3 guests.
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Cabin is situated on a Private island in the beautiful French Broad River and feels like it's a world away! Cooking is over fire pit with campfire grill, on deck gas grill, on wood stove top, or on induction burner in cabin. Shower is private outdoor rain barrel fed. A very special experience awaits our guests in this rustic, semi-camp setting where the only neighbors closeby are birds, fish and squirrels!
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