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Rocky Falls Retreat (Water Falls, Hiking, Outdoor Scenery)

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Marion House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 queen sleeper sofa, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 4-6

Huge rock pillars hold you on the side of the mountain. Be lulled to sleep by the sound of the cool water stream cascading over waterfalls. Awaken to the sight of a glorious sunrise over the mountains beyond and below. Several decks available pick to suit your mood. Never had a tree house as a child? We have the perfect deck for you. If you are a person who enjoys the outdoors this is the place for you.

The retreat is on a 14.3 acre property so you will not see your next door neighbor. We also have a trail next to the house which leads to several waterfalls. Over one of these falls there is an additional deck with a table and chairs to enjoy lunch. Not only does this deck overlook the falls, but it affords a spectacular view of a wall of rock and rhododendron. The locals call the house the 'Round House' which is actually a 15-sided house supported by the 15 massive rock pillars.

The following pictures will show you that we have furnished the house with American made Lexington and Bob Timberlake pieces as well as made in the USA accessories wherever possible. We have a diverse selection of books and games for you to use as well as a satellite TV with VHS and DVD players. There is also a CD/radio player. The kitchen has most of the general things needed. Additional dishes are located in the antique pine cupboard. Adjacent to the kitchen area on the large deck outside is a gas grill and a large table with six chairs. The gas cylinders are provided.

The master bedroom has a connected private bath with a Jacuzzi tub. The other bath is accessible from the main hall. There are two bedrooms and one sleeper sofa. Linens and towels are located in the closet across from the washer dryer. The house will accommodate 4 to 6 people.

We must tell you about the locals. Turkeys love to hang out near Rocky Falls. On sunny days they usually appear in twos, but on a misty morning whole flocks can be heard hiding undercover. Our Pileated woodpecker is often heard, sometimes seen. This is the one that looks like Woody Woodpecker and was recently seen on the tree next to the house. We have lots of warblers, always fun to watch, some of them disappear and reappear like magicians. A little Carolina wren trusted us enough to leave her eggs and babies in the house on the deck this spring. Watching mom and dad feed their brood was lovely entertainment. Deer are around, but not as abundant here as in grassier locations. We have built a little bear fortress for our recycles and trash. Bear have been sighted nearby, so we are very careful not to leave anything out that might attract them. Our raccoon friend is sneaky. He usually steal only one sneaker if you leave sneakers on the porch. The sneaker can usually be found in the stream near the house. Contact us for further detail and discount rates ( www.rockyfallsretreat.com ).

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Gary Budd
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Rocky Falls Retreat (Water Falls, Hiking, Outdoor Scenery)
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews
5

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We spent our honeymoon in September 2002. We had a wonderful experience in this home. Everything they say about it is absolutely true, it is an amazing place to spend time. We highly recommed it to everyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2005
  • Stayed: Jul 2005
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Property was as discribed, beautiful, clean, and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Property was as described. Gary was very easy to deal with, friendly, and accommodating.

Had a few things I had to verify with him about, never a problem when I called him. Very friendly, and courteous.

Gave us hits on activities in the area, and places to see.

All in all a very delightful stay, with a gorgeous view.

Thank You Gary!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Secluded Property

  • 4 of 5

A great property for the price, however, we feel the need to clarify some of the descriptions. A political junkie, imagine my surprise when we discovered there was no satellite TV. In fact, it's an over the air antenna pointed at Charlotte yielding about 25 working channels. Only the majors ABC, CBS and NBC. No dish and no satellite. Additionally, no internet service. It's in a dead spot and the owner advises you to use your phone to access "hot spots" for service. Works sporatically for email and Facebook but no internet whatsoever! Directions cold be more clear, but the beds were comfortable and everything works. Decks were great and the "falls" sounded amazing but steps down were dangerous and the climb up is steep.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These renters were the worst we have ever had in 20 years of rentals. They were rude and obviously ignored the signs to the falls that advised “CAUTION: FALLS ARE SLIPPERY PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK”. This couple also went beyond ropes to destroy vegetation near the falls. We do not advertise satellite TV, most people are happy with 25 channels. As to the internet access, we do not advertise this either, but we helped this party use their phone to do just that and they were able to connect to the internet just fine.. We cannot be expected to educate the ignorant. They disregarded the main rule, “LEAVE THE HOUSE AS YOU FOUND IT !”. Gluey stickers were left on the floor, dirty linens everywhere, 6 huge bags of garbage (for 2 people), broken wooden cutting board, rearranged furniture and dishes, bagged up contents of cupboards and left excrement on bathroom wall.
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Rocky Falls Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Amazing! The cabin is wonderful, well decorate, very, very clean, modern, fresh, and cozy. The views from the cabin are astonishing. We had there everything that we need. From the cabin we could go to many places in Blue Ridge Parkway, as well as near to Asheville. All the places we visited were wonderful. We strongly recommend to stay in this cabin and visit the places surrounding it. We are really satisfied with our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

Rocky Falls is a great place to stay! The cabin is furnished with everything you need, has a gorgeous view, and the property is great to get out and walk. We watched the sunrise while sitting in front of the fire! Lots to do close by - Little Switzerland, Blue Ridge Parkway, Spruce Pine just to name a few. Gary the owner was very helpful and available if needed.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Comfy Retreat"

  • 4 of 5

Our visit to Rocky Falls was relaxing and the views were wonderful. It is clean and well maintained. It's proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway is a plus. The hiking at Linville Falls and Crabtree Falls created special memories. It's also nice that the cabin is just a short drive from either Blowing Rock or Asheville. Would love to visit during the laurel and rhododendron season.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Local interest: Writers, potters, glass makers, all manner of craftspersons who often open their galleries to the public. Gem mining, fishing, golfing, hiking, and rafting are also available.

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Rates & Availability

Marion House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Nov 5 2016 - Apr 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$130
$690
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$130
$750
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 11.75%

$590-650/week , $120/night (depending on season)
$120/night - 3 to 6 night minimum (depending on season)

Additional accommodations available, only in conjunction with rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Marion House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , jetted tub
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Jacuzzi tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
15 sided Eagle Nest house. 2 outside porches. Trail from house leads to outside deck overlooking falls.

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