9 BEDROOM BEAUTIFUL RIVERFRONT HOME (SLEEPS 18-22)

Rondi Jennings

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9 BEDROOM BEAUTIFUL RIVERFRONT HOME (SLEEPS 18-22)

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House, 9 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 18-22), welcomes newborns to age 91+

The River House is a large home located in Chimney Rock and is within walking distance of Chimney Rock Village, NC, the Chimney Rock State Park entrance, and beautiful Lake Lure, NC, where Dirty Dancing was filmed. The River House can host large groups/families of up to 22 people (children/babies, seniors, and all age groups are welcome!) with lots of room for everyone to relax and enjoy the Rocky Broad River (you can swim in the river right behind the house and there are plenty of big rocks to play on and/or lay out in the sun!) and all the fun activities nearby (ziplining, horseback riding, rock climbing, and hiking in Chimney Rock State Park, just to name a few of the activities) WHEN THE WHOLE HOUSE IS NOT RENTED, WE OPERATE AS A BED AND BREAKFAST. The River House is available to be rented out by a group/family and closed to the public when the whole house is rented. You can check the calender for when the whole house is rented. If the dates are not reserved on the calender for a large group, then it is renting during that time period as a Bed and Breakfast or still available for a family reunion. I know this can be confusing so if you have any questions at all or for more information, please feel free to call me on my listed contact number, 941-730-1183. If I don't answer, please leave a message and your call will be returned promptly!

This home originally belonged to friends who operated it as a Bed & Breakfast. They have since retired. (We originally stayed as guests in the 1980's). The B&B was sold twice, went into foreclosure, and sat vacant for four years. We were thrilled to be able to rescue the inn when my husband was serving in Afghanistan and have lovingly restored it. The restoration took ten months and we continue to work on it and make improvements every year.

We are offering the entire home for rent for family reunions, get togethers, golf groups, women's shopping/antique trips, and more. If you have an idea for a gathering and need information about amenities, restaurants, activities, etc...please feel free to ask...we can help you plan an event. We also have a fulltime caretaker who lives nearby and is available to assist you during your stay. When the whole house is not rented by a group, it is operated as a Bed and Breakfast Inn.

The River House is built on the river. There are three levels and a sub-basement. The lowest level has three bedrooms, each with a private bath and a separate entrance to a deck at river level. The main floor at street level has a cozy living room with a fireplace, a kitchen and a 9 foot dining room table with lots of room for a large family. The kitchen and dining room each have double french doors which open to a large and spacious riverfront private deck. This deck has a large grill and has plenty of outdoor tables, rockers, and nine foot umbrellas that make it perfect sitting outside visiting and listening to the river below. The main floor also has a large master bedroom and bath. This room has a huge picture window and sitting area perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening while watching the beautiful Rocky Broad River out the window. The second floor includes five bedrooms and two bathrooms. Two of these bedrooms can be combined into a suite with its own door and bathroom. The other end of the hall has 3 bedrooms (2 you can open the windows and sleep with the sound of the river at night) and one bath and can be closed off as a suite.

The hardwood floors on all levels have been newly refinished and the main floor living room includes a beautiful rock fireplace for chilly evenings. The main floor deck, accessible from the kitchen and dining room, overlooks the Rocky Broad River and sits beneath Chimney Rock. It's perfect for outdoor dining and relaxing after a fun day on the lake, hiking, cycling, or simply putting the computer and cellphone away and reading a book. There are multiple views of the river and Chimney Rock from the bedrooms and decks of the RIver House. You 'll also enjoy the serenity and calming sound of the Rocky Broad River.

We have three bedrooms with king size beds, one room with two twin beds (they can be pushed together if necessary for a couple), and the rest of the bedrooms have queen size beds. Most of the bedrooms have a great view of the river and you can sleep with the windows open at night and hear the river outside your window. The kitchen has been renovated and has stainless steel appliances and reclaimed wood countertops. We utilized reclaimed wood throughout the renovation, including the fireplace mantle and the kitchen and dining room tables. The original heart pine floors are also restored to bring out the beauty of the natural wood grain. Concepts of reuse, recycle, and re-purpose have been incorporated to make our home as green as possible. We have also strived to make our home a comfortable and relaxing retreat and getaway!

Keywords: Lodge, inn, retreat

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

Rondi Jennings

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We are a blended family of five with a mom and a dad and three high school and college age sons. We have a spotted daschund named Bella who loves running up and down the stairs of the River House! My husband and I are high school sweethearts who reunited after 36 years apart. He has served our country overseas with his last tour of duty in Afghanistan ending last year. He is now retired from the Army and is working in Tampa, Florida until our youngest graduates in two years. We plan to move to Chimney Rock and become fulltime innkeepers. We renovated this inn top to bottom and you can check out the 'before' photos on the Facebook listing, 'River House at Chimney Rock' or on our Pinterest Page...River House at Chimney Rock. I have recently added more 'before' photos. It has been a true labor of love to work on this charming home that belonged to my dear friends, the Shermans, and to carry on all the happy memories and see more families use and enjoy a home that means so much to me personally.

Rondi Jennings purchased this house in 2011

We bought the River House because I used to live in this area year-round with my son and love the area and love all the activities it has to offer. I think it is one of the most beautiful areas in the country and I find it relaxing and wonderful to spend time there. I also love that there is something for everyone...activities for every type person from a hiker/boater/to a shopper/antiquer or a golfer or boater!

There are so many things to do when staying at the River House. You can go zip lining, white water rafting, inner-tubing down the Green River, rock climb, hike, horseback ride, or you can just curl up riverside with a good book and then walk one block into town for dinner. Fill the days with activities or just relax and rejuvenate!

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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9 Bedroom Beautiful Riverfront Home (Sleeps 18-22)
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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9 Bedroom Beautiful Riverfront Home (Sleeps 18-22)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414879vb
9417301183
Lake Lure Asheville Area
Kannapolis, NC
5

FAMILY RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
In June of this year (2014) our family spent a week at the River House in Chimney Rock. There were 17 of us, including 5 youngsters. The 9 bedrooms in the house were beautiful and the perfect number to accommodate us all. The River House was absolutely charming, as were the owners Rondi, Jay, and house manager, Christie. We couldn't have felt more at home. The location was convenient to shopping, restaurants, and beautiful Lake Lure. Even better, they were all within an easy walk. We chose to eat most of our meals at the residence and found the kitchen equipped with everything we needed for meal preparation. The Rocky Broad River was just behind the house and kept us entertained by providing tubing fun by day and lullabies at night. All the decks around the house gave us beautiful views and opportunities to enjoy the soothing sounds of the river as well. It was a great week and we wouldn't hesitate to visit the River House again.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Phyllis and Family,
We loved meeting your wonderful family and so thrilled to see you all enjoying the river so much with tubes/floats. With our home being built right on the river, it is great to see families out swimming and tubing in it! You have such a wonderful family and it was our pleasure to have you stay in our home! Thank you for taking the time to post this review. Jay and I both really appreciate it! Warm regards, Rondi Jennings
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9 Bedroom Beautiful Riverfront Home (Sleeps 18-22)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414879vb
9417301183
Lake Lure Asheville Area
Knoxville, Tennessee
5

GREAT FAMILY VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
The River House was wonderful! Exactly as described and pictured. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and all of the activities that Chimney Rock Village has to offer. There is truly something for everyone of all ages to enjoy. We enjoyed hiking to Chimney Rock with the beautiful views, boating, fishing, kayaking, swimming at Lake Lure Beach and behind the house in the river, gem mining, seeing the flowering bridge, and walking throughout the village area. We played miniature golf next door to the house with our grandson. The deck views from the house are phenomenal, of both the river and Chimney Rock. The sound of the river is so relaxing. We would highly recommend this home for a vacation stay. Rondi and Jay have truly thought of everything to make your stay an absolute pleasure. Thanks so much to both of them and to Chrissie, who manages the house. Upon our arrival, she met us and gave us a tour of the home, to orient us to it and the area. She made herself readily available to answer any questions during our stay, and was very prompt to call back, with any questions we had. We will have many fond memories of the River House and our family vacation there. Thank-you again!

The Lanza Family
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Pat,
Thank you so much for such a great review and we are so happy that you all enjoyed our home so much! We love the river ourselves and are happy you enjoyed it, too. Thank you for choosing to spend your family reunion at the River House. Warm regards, Jay and Rondi Jennings
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9 Bedroom Beautiful Riverfront Home (Sleeps 18-22)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414879vb
9417301183
Lake Lure Asheville Area
United States
5

FAMILY REUNION

  • 5 of 5
We were looking for a house in the Lake Lure area that would sleep at least 18 people. We were fortunate enough to find Rondi and Jay's wonderful River house. There was ample space for all of us including our nephew in a wheelchair. We spent most of our time on the outside deck that overlooked the river. The rooms were very comfortable and the sound of the river put us to sleep every night. We grilled on the deck every night. The large dinning table came in quite handy for breakfast. It is a very comfortable house with upgraded features. Each bedroom is unique and furnished quite nicely. We would highly recommend this property for any large group or a couple looking for a place to stay in that area. Romeo and Melody Robichaud
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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9 Bedroom Beautiful Riverfront Home (Sleeps 18-22)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414879vb
9417301183
Lake Lure Asheville Area
Tampa
5

PERFECT GETAWAY FOR A FAMILY REUNION

  • 5 of 5
We rented the River House for our family reunion. We were four families plus our parents, a total of 17 people in all spanning the ages of 4 and 78 years old!

The River House was perfect. The house has 9 rooms in total so everyone has enough space to do their own thing. The large patio with grill was perfect for cooking outdoors.

The unique configuration of all the rooms makes this a perfect place for large families, small groups, or just couples as they also run as a B&B when the whole house isn't rented.

Conveniently located within walking distance of Chimney Rock and Lake Lure.

The owner, Rondi, is great to work with as is her assistant Chrisie.

Highly Recommended.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Love all our families who rent from us, but the Patels were especially great to work with! The ideal guests and I thank them for writing this lovely review and consider it a high compliment from such a nice family. We hope they come visit again! Rondi Jennings/Owner/River House at Chimney Rock
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9 Bedroom Beautiful Riverfront Home (Sleeps 18-22)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414879vb
9417301183
Lake Lure Asheville Area
Vero Beach
5

RIVER HOUSE AT CHIMNEY ROCK

  • 5 of 5
The River House was excellent, everyone from the owner to the staff did more than expected to make our stay special. The house is convenient to all activities in the area. The river provided a relaxing gathering place for my large family. Grand kids had a ball playing in the river while the guys fished. We also enjoyed zip lining, boating at Lake Lure and hiking area trails including Chimney Rock. Would highly recommend this rental for large groups.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so glad to have hosted your family, Dr. Gordon, and hope you all will come again. We appreciate how nicely you treated our home and the condition you returned it to us. Please come again soon! Jay and Rondi Jennings
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9 Bedroom Beautiful Riverfront Home (Sleeps 18-22)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414879vb
9417301183
Lake Lure Asheville Area
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5

WE LOVED THIS HOME.

  • 5 of 5
The owners, Rondi and Jay, were awesome. Rondi was so helpful prior to our arrival. She provided a great description of the home and area, and even sent a few brochures to local activities. Upon arrival, she and Jay gave a great tour of the home including it's history and recent renovation. The amenities and decor were great. It's a beautiful home and was perfect for our family reunion. From 15 years old to 87, all 16 of us loved the place. The decks on both sides of the home gave us lots of room to relax and a sense of privacy. The trees and sound of the river were perfect. The home is in Chimney Rock Village with quaint shops and restaurants within walking distance. Chimney Rock can be seen from the property. We loved everything about our stay and highly recommend this home... especially if you're hosting a large family.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The River House at Chimney Rock is perfect for family reunions, business retreats, and other large gatherings. We also host women's shopping/antiquing/home furnishing trips complete with airport transportation and guided trips. All you have to do is fly in and we do the rest. We know all the great places to antique and will even ship things home for you. The perfect trip for a group of women looking to get away, relax, and have some fun times doing a variety of activities of your choice. We are also conveniently located near Asheville, North Carolina, home to the Biltmore Estate, wonderful restaurants, art galleries, and much more. For golfers, we have many golf courses near our property which enables us to host golf groups, too. Please contact us for more information on these activities and much more.

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Pet Fee $100.00
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Amenities

Lake Lure House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 6
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (5), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • whitewater rafting
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • fishing
  • rafting
  • hunting
  • tennis
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