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Gorgeous NC Mountainside Retreat Overlooking Roaring River In Vineyard Estate

Josephine Silvey

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, we have spanish speaking help.
Bedrooms 1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Josephine Silvey

Member since: 2012
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Gorgeous NC Mountainside Retreat Overlooking Roaring River In Vineyard Estate

Bedrooms 1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Traphill Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful 3 Room-Suite in Mountain Lodge, with patio, grill, and private fishing

The Lodgings at Roaring River Vineyards (RRV) are the hidden gems in the NC mountains. Located just two miles from Stone Mountain State Park, in the Yadkin Valley Wine Appellation in the heart of NC Wine Country. Home of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the surrounding mountains.

The Lodgings are comprised of several vacation rentals consisting of a main lodge with multiple suites and a small cabin located on an vineyard estate reminiscent of a French mountain Vineyard.

There are many amenities and activities on the vineyard property such as: private fishing, private riverside beach, lawn games, outdoor fireplace, common areas where guest can assemble.

The fishing on our ponds and river (catch and release, using barbless hooks).

Information can be found on our website (Roaring River Vineyards) in NC. We have recently added an outdoor event venue for weddings, private events, and business events. This is available from April 15 through October 31st. We plan to add concerts and plays in the near future. We are also in the process of building our own wine-tasting room that will be available in Fall 2015.

What makes our place standout from the others is that we are located in the mountains, besides a cold mountain stream that has some of the best trout fishing in the NC foothills. The Roaring River flows down from Stone Mountain State Park (NC), just two miles from our location. The stream flows steadily year-round, and is well stocked. There are three varieties of trout: rainbow, brown, and brook trouts. There are also small-mouth bass and other fish. The fishing is private and we have a mile and a half of riverbanks. We are in the center of the NC Wine Country in the Yadkin Valley Wine Appellation. We are making our own wine and will be ready to offer them to the public when our wine-tasting is open. We are a hidden gem in wine country, the views are just beautiful, one of the best in wine country!

… in your backyard, yet a world away from it all!

The main lodge has three rental units: Aspen, Birch and Cedar

Aspen (437203)/ Birch (437950) are 3-room suites located on the first floor of the main lodge. Each suite has a bedroom with a Queen size bed with a small office area, 1 bathroom, a large closet, and an open area with a kitchen, dinette area, and living room. The kitchen has standard size SS appliances and the necessary equipment to make meal preparation a cinch even for the gourmet cooks among us!

The rustic décor is elegant and sure to please. All units come with WIFI, Premium TV Channels, and an outdoor grill.

The covered patio has a bistro dining set, an outdoor settee, and private fire-pit. Imagine yourself having a candlelight diner or sipping a glass of wine while admiring the beautiful mountain vistas and listening to the sounds of the Roaring River as it flows by just a few feet away from you. Yes, it is that close! It just doesn’t get better than that!

The amenities are so numerous that this vineyard is becoming a destination in and of itself. There is a private beach, a swim hole, private fishing on the river and in the ponds. There is also bow-hunting in season. There are a number of lawn games such as Bocce Ball, Corn Hole Toss, Horseshoe Pits, and Croquet. Another fun activity is to picnic amongst the grapevines, or for that matter, anywhere on the 50-acre vineyard estate.

Note: The Cedar Unit – is a two-story unit that is currently occupied for a long-term period. When it becomes available it can be rented as a single unit. There is the potential of renting all three units (the entire lodge) for special events.

There are many festivals in the area: Merle Fest takes place the 3rd week in April, wine festivals also abound in the region many taking place in May. Winery offer music and food events (go to website. For more information). We have two wineries within a few miles: McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks, and Jones Von Drehle Winery. And coming in 4th quarter 2015 you’ll be able to taste our very own wines in the wine-tasting room that soon will be under construction. We hope you’ll come back to sample these. There are a number of historical sites in the area as well as fishing, canoeing, hiking, biking, For full details, photos, and actual testimonials from our guest book, visit our website by clicking on our website.

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More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Josephine Silvey (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, we have spanish speaking help.
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About Josephine Silvey

Josephine speaking: I was born in France of German parents, and moved to the States when I was 15 years. Graduated from San Jose State University with BS in Business Administration. I worked for IBM for 17 years, and was transferred about every 3 years to a new location, including oversees assignment in Tokyo, Japan for 3 years. After that, I worked in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) at First Union Bank (now Wells Fargo Bank). My husband and I now live on our vineyard.

Tom Silvey's Speaking: I am from Harriman, TN and grew up on my beloved mountains, overlooking a beautiful lake. I graduated from Le Tourneau University with an Engineering degree, and have been working for Westinghouse which later became Siemens. I had to work on numerous projects which required extensive travel abroad (China, Japan and in Europe). I developed a taste for traveling and was happy that Josephine loves traveling as well.

Josephine and I met in Charlotte and got married in 1993. Both of us were married before so we blended our children into our new family (Josephine‘s daughter and my two daughters and son). We are now empty-nesters, but the family keeps growing with the addition of grandchildren, three grand-sons, and a grand-daughter so far and another on the way.

Since acquiring the vineyard, we have traveled extensively to wine growing regions to develop our knowledge of viticulture and enology. Our knowledge must include best practices used, not only in our region, but also in other parts of the world.

Josephine Silvey purchased this lodge in 2011

Why Josephine Silvey chose Traphill

The setting of this property is gorgeous and reminiscent of French riverbank hillside vineyards. We knew we had a gem as soon as we saw the property, and soon after that the dream was born. We wanted others to discover what we had found, an area rich in history, of moonshine and NASCAR, close to Stone Mountain State Park, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and dotted with many wineries along the NC Wine Route. People come here from all over to enjoy the foliage in fall, to hike, fish, hunt, and partake of all the things the region has to offer. We are in the country but close to both Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Charlotte and to the VA border.

What makes this lodge unique

You have the opportunity to stay in an upscale apartment located on on a 50-acre estate, at the Roaring River Vineyards. You enter the property through an elegant stone entrance, with two fishing ponds on each side, and see the vineyards going up the slope in front of you. You drive to the apartment situated on the river bank, literally just feet away of the Roaring River. The three-story home has a two-storywrap-around porch that offers great views of the river, the grist-mill ruins, and the 'The Gathering Place', an event venue that can be rented or for use by the guests when they rent all the available rental units. The beauty of the setting slowly registers with you, as you take in the view. You hear the sounds of the river cascading over large boulders, and the next thing you know you’re fishing and hoping to catch that “prize winning” trout. If you are not in the mood for fishing you might decide instead to relax on the sandy river beach, catch-up on some reading, cool-off in the river or picnic amongst the grapevines. Nature lovers will enjoy the sightings of the abundant wildlife. You can do whatever you want when you are here. You can just relax or you may want to engage in as many activities as the region has to offer, it’s up to you! One of the benefits of being on a private estate is that you can fish on our private ponds year-round without a license. We also allow bow-hunting on our grounds. For those of you “wannabe” grape-growers, you can pick the grapes at harvest time or help crush grapes. We are open to that! Who knows, there may be a budding winemaker among you! We have our own attractions on the estate such as skeet-shooting, archery, target practice and many other lawn games: horseshoe, croquet, bocce ball, and corn toss.

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Gorgeous NC Mountainside Retreat Overlooking Roaring River In Vineyard Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Raleigh, NC

Beyond expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 2 nights in "Aspen" and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Josephine greeted us and gave us a grand tour upon arrival. She was very warm and welcoming. Entering our suite, we immediately were enthralled by the comfort and attention to detail provided by the owners. The river is directly outside the back door and adds to the ambience. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Best Week-end Get-away EVER!

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with our accommodations (Aspen Suite) - clean, well appointed, very comfortable. The pictures on the listing could not really do justice to how nice it really is. The location beside the river is spectacular - beautiful to see and wonderfully relaxing to hear the water. We slept like babies.

We loved having breakfast on the patio listening to the water. At night we snuggled on the glider on the patio while having a glass of wine. Perfect!

We visited Stone Mountain Park and were absolutely enthralled. We did a wine tasting at Elkin Creek Winery and had the most delicious pizza from their brick fired oven.

The owners of The Lodgings at Roaring River Vineyards are the most delightful and gracious hosts. They made sure every aspect of our stay was comfortable and pleasant. Top notch folks!!

I have told all our family and friends what a great place and what wonderful folks combined to create a perfect destination. We plan to return as soon as possible!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can I say? We just happen to have the most amazing guests ever. We just had a wonderful time visiting with them when they returned from their family reunion and when we were out and about on the vineyard property. Sandra and Robert were the perfect guests. It is music to our ears when our guests compliment our setting, our rental unit, the river, in fact everything. Is was a loverly experience to share our place with them. I look forward to their many visits in the future. Sandra makes the best NY style cheesecake! OH so good, especially when eaten on the deck overlooking the river!
Wilmington NC

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place....great relaxing time...owners are very hospitable...cottages have everything you could possibly have a want for...all the way down to plastic cupcake cups in the kitchen. Have been daydreaming of when we can listen to the running stream in the background and fall asleep to the fire pit blazing!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love the feedback we get on our vacation rentals. We decorated and outfitted the rentals with upscale bedding and furniture -- to make it feel like home (your home away from home!). We are glad that you appreciated the little extras that we put in our kitchen in terms of utensils and food item we keep on hand such as coffee, fresh creamer, oil and vinegar, spices, a few food items in case you forgot to bring something. These little touches do not go unnoticed. The beauty of the river, the sound it makes as it descends from Stone Mountain down to our vineyards is just amazing. I can look and listen to it all day long. There is always something new - a pair of beavers swimming upstream, the changes in the water level after a good rain- these I always enjoy. I love the reaction of our guests when they experience it. Just delightful. It is the same comment from everyone that sees it for the first time i.e. "The Lodgings at Roaring River Vineyards are very nice, well equipped and nicely decorated, and the setting is really beautiful. You have a gorgeous place!" We never tire of hearing this and really appreciate the feedback. Thank you for sharing.

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing!! From private river acsess to outdoor fireplace gathering area it was seriously picture perfect. The owner was very hospitable and gracious and gave us a lovely tour and told us all about the property history. She left us a list of events and activities to check out and we had everything we could possibly need in the apartment. Although the owners are curently and temporarily staying in the top floor I did not feel affected by their presence, it still felt very private, and I barely noticed they were there. A few improvements I might make would be maybe a throw blanket for the couch, ceiling fan in living room, a sturdier bed frame, and a tv in the bedroom as well. Other than that every single detail of this rental were pretty amazing and I wished I never had to leave by the end of the weekend. I just can't thank Josephine enough for letting us into her little vineyard paradise for the weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted when our guests appreciate the historic property with the old gristmill and sawmill and the Miller's cabin that is still intact to this day. We enjoy meeting our guests and give them a tour of the property so that they get a sense of its historic value. We are in the process of completing our vineyard model, making wine, and building our wine tasting room. We are in transition right now and will live briefly in our large two story penthouse in the lodge while we build our new home on top of the vineyard. We give our guest all the privacy they need but are available if they need us. We have thoroughly enjoyed the quality of guests that we receive and could not be more pleased with the results. 2015 is the turnaround year, when thirteen years of planning and implementing will result in a "Fait Accompli" as our vineyards business plan is fully completed. We plan to have our Grand Opening in Summer 2015. Our next guest will have that throw blanket. Things happen from time to time even when you male every effort to think of everything. Our suites are outfitted very well, we try to think of every detail. We leave fresh cream in the fridge before out guests arrive and leave pasta and sauce, spices, and condiments in case the guest forget to make a grocery stop - that way they can have a meal if they wish to stay in. Even though the suites have been cleaned, we go back and do a last check before each guest arrives to make sure everything is as it should be. I think our guests really appreciate the little touches that are above and beyond what is expected. We love what we do, and we love our property! Our guests do as well!

Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

We found this property while searching for a place to stay near Stone Mountain State Park, and we're glad we did! The owner, Josephine was helpful on the phone while setting up our reservation and very welcoming when we arrived. The vacation apartments (currently 2 units I think) are located on the Roaring River Vineyards property, which is pretty far from restaurants and town, but only two miles from the state park. The apartment was very well maintained and cozy with a comfortable bedroom and living room. The decor was tasteful. We used the fully equipped kitchen every day, and we even used the grill on the patio one night. The patio had a small cafe-style table and chair set, perfect for a romantic dinner for two. It was also equipped with a comfortable outdoor-type sofa. The river is located just a few steps and several feet down from the back patio of the apartment. I would not recommend this property for families with small children because of the proximity to the river and the lack of fence, but for a couple, it was perfect. One thing we would change is to somehow put more windows or a sliding glass door to the back patio so more of the beautiful view could be enjoyed from inside the apartment as well. If more glass is not possible, it would be nice to have a screen door on the back door so you could leave the door open and enjoy the sounds of nature. We would definitely stay here again if our travels take us to this part of NC in the future. Highly recommended for people who like to get away but still enjoy the comforts of home.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our vacation rentals are situated on the historic site of the Brewer grist mill and saw mill both now in ruins.There is a lot of history on this site and across the river where the miller's cabin is located (still intact and part of our property). There was a dam that was destroyed in the great flood of June 1940. Our wine-tasting room will be located on the site of the old grist mill and our architect is completing the design as we speak. Construction will be started in the near future and is slated for completion 1st quarter 2015. We are located in the mountains, on a river, in the heart of wine country, and we are a vineyard. As such our vacation rentals are adult oriented and accommodate two adults. Due to the natural contours and elevation of the riverbanks these vacation rentals are not suitable for children (as stated in the rental listing). This is also the very reason our guests select our lodging because they are avid fishermen and love our private fishing on the ponds and on the Roaring River that flows down from Stone Mountain (we are two miles from Stone Mountain and are part of that mountain range, a massive granite outcropping!). There are all sorts of trout in the river: brown, brook, and rainbow trouts as well as small mouth bass. The fishing is catch and release. Others love the outdoors - taking advantage of mountain biking, rock climbing, exploring the smoky mountains, touring the Blue Ridge Parkway. Wine-tasting tours are another popular pastime. We are located in the epicenter of all these attractions! In addition to that Roaring River Vineyards has many on-site attractions as well. Our guest suggested installing a screen door on the all-glass door leading to the back patio to allow the breathe off the river to come into the unit and bring the outdoor in! What a lovely idea and we will implement this immediately. The all-glass patio door has wood blinds that can be retracted completely to enjoy the view and when closed provide the necessary privacy. A screen door would make it even more enjoyable. Our rentals your backyard yet away from it all!


  • 5 of 5

Josephine and Tom were the perfect hosts. After 2 evenings of conversation and shared experiences I had the feeling of being comfortable with true friends. I was very pleased with the clean and well appointed accommodations. SS appliances made meal preparation just like home. Location, location, location. I stayed in the Birch Unit and the river was literally right off the back patio with the relaxing sounds of the rushing waters able to be enjoyed morning, noon and night. Stone Mountain Park was 5 minutes away, Stone Mountain Golf Course was 2 minutes away while trout fishing was 2 seconds away. I will plan to return many times.

Dr. Chuck Balch

  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nikola's Restaurant
"Good place to eat."
Stone Mountain Country Store
"Great family place to eat, get ice cream, listen to music, and buy gifts and fuunny red-neck..."
Mc Grady's Cafe & Catering
"Nice place to eat, inexpensive home cooking and friendly wait staff."
Twenty One & Main
"This is my favorite place to go when I want an upscale eating experience! Good food, nice st..."
"We went to Merle Fest this year and it was great. The music, the bands, the food, and arts ..."
Antique Mall of Foothills
"this is a fun place to look for antiques."
Sanders Ridge Winery & Restaurant
"They have great dinners on Thursday nights."
Mount Airy
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Opie's Candy Store
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Stone Mountain State Park
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Piedmont Triad International Airport
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Cedarbrook Country Club, Elkin, NC
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
21 & Main, Elkin, NC
Car: necessary

Lodgings are on the banks of the Roaring River, inside Roaring River Vineyards, in a beautiful natural setting, just three miles from beautiful Stone Mountain State Park, close to the Blue Ridge Mountains and scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. Bird-Watching, wildlife observing, and foliage viewing are popular activities. Year-round fishing available on stocked private ponds (no-license required), and bow-hunting on the private estate. Arrowhead hunting is also a great pastime - we recently found an Indian arrowhead dating back to 8,000 perfect condition. There are many idyllic spots perfect for a picnic: among the grapevines, along a babbling brook, or on the banks of the river. Or you can lounge on a sandy beach along the river, and relish the tranquility of the place, or just cool off on a hot summer day in the refreshing water of the river. And last but not least, experience the great wines produced around us, in the Yadkin Valley Appellation, at numerous wineries on the NC Wine Route.There is an event venue ideal for weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, family reunions and business events. Lodgings available during Merle Fest and other events.


Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Traphill Lodge Rental Rates

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Apr 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Year End Holiday
Dec 23 2015 - Dec 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Once you have signed the contract and paid in-full the refunds are as stated in the rental agreement. Please be sure to read the agreement. Failure to read the agreement is not a valid reason to request a refund. You may want to buy private cancellation insurance for reservations that are far out in advance.

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Traphill Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Lovely bathroom with shower/tub combination, mountain style shower curtain. Sink base with open storage and supply drawer, and matching etagere. Upscale towels. Bath supplies.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Beautifully appointed bedroom with adjoining office area. Decorated with rustic furniture, a Hickory Queen size Bed, and reclaimed-wood nightstands. The designer bedding ensemble has a mountain feel that will please the most discerning guest.
  • Games ...
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  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
There is also a sandy beach on the river that can be used for sunbathing and bathing. You can make reservations for a picnic basket and blanket anywhere on the 50 acre vineyard property. There is also trout fishing and bow hunting (in season).

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