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Luxury, Breathtaking Mountain/River Views & Privacy Await You

Marshall, NC, USA
  • Cabin4500 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps16
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights

Cabin, 5 Bedrooms + Office (queen fold out couch), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14-16)

Home completed in spring 2008, perched overlooking French Broad River w/ panoramic views of Mt. Mitchell on one side and Mt. Pisgah on the other, half hour north of Asheville. This is the perfect get away from it all destination yet it's only 10 minutes from the county seat of Marshall and 15 from full service grocery store.

Home sits on over 20 acres, providing lots of room for hiking. There are 3 floors (4200+ square feet) to accommodate family gatherings and was professionally decorated with comfort and luxury in mind.

There are 3 stone fireplaces, 2 large screen TV's and 5 others in the office and bedrooms. Recreation room in the bottom level with bar and pool table, plus 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths (master w/Jacuzzi and walk in shower) w/heated floors and washer/dryer. Main floor has full kitchen, laundry room, great room, master bed/bath with Jacuzzi, walk in shower and deck. Top floor has 2 bedrooms(one king, other w/2 doubles) plus full bath & office. 7 person hot tub & 2 dining tables on deck to enjoy one of kind views of the mountains and French Broad River.

Keywords: Log Cabin


joan bowen

Member Since 2007
Premier Partner
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        2 double
      • Bedroom 4
        1 king
      • Bedroom 5
        4 twin/ single
      • king on main floor and king on bottom floor have own private bath. King upstairs shares bath with bedroom with double beds. Downstairs with 4 singles (2 are part of bunk bed) has full bath nearby.


      • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, double sink
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, double sink
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, double sink
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, combination tub/shower

        Location Type

          • Mountain
            vistas of both Mt. Mitchell and Mt. Piscah from the main deck
          • Mountain View
          • River
            cabin overlooks French Broad River
          • Rural
          • Water View
            overlooking French Broad River


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Local Maps
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        full sized on main floor and apartment combo on bottom floor
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Fireplace
                        2 wood, 2 gas
                      • Gas Fireplace
                        on bottom floor and on sunporch
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        central heat
                      • Internet
                        wireless throughout home
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                        plenty of towels for all bathrooms, plus extra set of linens for each bed
                      • Living Room
                        great room with leather couches and stone woodburning fireplace.
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Air Conditioning
                        central air; thermometers on top and main levels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                        parking for up to 7-8 cars in front of cabin
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        road to property may not be appropriate for large rv
                      • Security System
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Telephone
                        handsets on each floor
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        full sized on main floor, and apartment combo on bottom floor
                      • Water Cooler
                      • Wireless Internet
                        no password necessary;
                      • Wood Fireplace
                        on main floor; one in great room, other in master bedroom


                          • Ice Maker
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Coffee Maker
                            1 full sized on kitchen counter; large crowd sized one in master bedroom closet, small one downstairs in bar area. Also have coffee grinder in kitchen
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            variety of utensils for all cooking needs
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            place settings for large crowd
                          • Dishwasher
                            new in 2013, full sized and is low decibel
                          • Freezer
                            part of refrigerator; has ice maker
                          • Grill
                          • Blender
                          • Kitchen
                            Full kitchen with cooking island, large counter area, variety of cookware, 2 dozen place settings.
                          • Microwave
                            standard, above oven and framed by stone
                          • Oven
                            standard sized, framed by stone
                          • Pantry Items
                            prior guests have left spices, which are in pantry. We supply paper towels and toilet paper
                          • Refrigerator
                            full sized refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            glass cook top with 4 eyes
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster
                            full sized with 4 slots in kitchen; smaller one downstairs in bar area


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                can pull up 2 additional chairs, plus there is a game table and a card table, with chairs for more seating
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                    mostly adult, some for younger readers
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Game Room
                                  • Games
                                    children's board games in coat closet on main floor
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Pool Table
                                    full sized pool table next to bar on bottom floor
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Directv services with expanded package
                                  • Television
                                    4 of 5 bedrooms have own tv, plus large screen tvs on bottom and middle levels


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        wrap around deck on main level, with sitting around dining table and around hot tub
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        full sized outdoor grill on deck off kitchen
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Terrace
                                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • Low Allergen Environment
                                          • suitable for elderly or infirm

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                                full sized hot tub off master bedroom with views of mountains on 2 sides
                                              • Jacuzzi
                                              • Outdoor Hot Tub


                                                  • autumn foliage
                                                  • forests
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • waterfalls

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • golf privileges optional
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • ski privileges optional
                                                              • water tubing
                                                              • whitewater rafting

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

                                                                66 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Wonderful! Wonderful!

                                                                Fans of N.C. Georgetown, Tx

                                                                We stayed in this beautiful home the last week in Oct. and it was more than we expected. The pictures are great, but really don't do it justice. It snowed the 2nd morning we were there. Didn't eat in Marshall, but heard the Bistro was very good. The drive to Ashville is about 25 minutes. We took the train trip out of Bryson, but if I had it to do again, I probably wouldn't as the views from the deck at the house are prettier than any we saw on that trip. Joan has put much thought in the comfort of her guest.

                                                                Marilyn & Bob


                                                                Stephanie B.

                                                                The online pictures, while stunning, do this property no justice. It’s SO spacious. We had plenty of room for all 16 of us. All the beds slept great. The view is phenomenal. The trek up to the home was a little nerve wracking as it’s one lane (and most of the drops off either side do not look fun) and a we had oncoming vehicles a couple of times. But it all worked out and we truly enjoyed our stay at Riversky. Joan was responsive to all messages and gave us great tips. It was about 40 minutes to Biltmore.

                                                                MLK Weekend Family Vacation

                                                                Chris P.Mount Pleasant, SC

                                                                Fantastic mountain home! Beautiful views for the French Broad River, and the surrounding mountains. The home was very large and spacious, yet felt very cozy at the same time. This house has all the amenities one could ask for.

                                                                Absolutely amazing!

                                                                Brett S.

                                                                Joan is a great host to her beautiful home in Marshall, NC! Her home was more than we asked for and the snowfall made the trip that much better! We had about a foot of snow leaving the gorgeous land just covered in an Xmas kind of feeling. Would absolutely recommend to friends and look forward to my next stay at Riversky!

                                                                Massive luxury cabin for extended families

                                                                Melissa P.Atlanta, GA

                                                                Joan’s place was a breath of fresh air—literally! Perched on a high hilltop overlooking the French Broad River and surrounded by forested mountains, this deceptively large log cabin and its surrounding acreage are more likely to offer views of grazing cows or wild turkeys than humans or cars. RiverSky is at the end of a bumpy gravel road that winds and rises above the horizon, passing only a dozen or so small homes before dead-ending at a circular driveway. If necessary, I imagine you could fit 10 cars in this driveway without trouble. Accordingly, the cabin could easily house 16 people before even the moodiest teenagers would long for privacy. This place advertises five bedrooms, but that excludes the office with the pull-out coach and the sunporch with the massive lounge chair and fireplace—not to mention the sprawling den downstairs, several couches, and a few air mattresses. If your goal is to gather an extended family for a murder-free vacation, look no further.

                                                                In the spirit of objectivity, here are goals that might be better served elsewhere:

                                                                1. Quick, convenient access to town (that gravel road I mentioned has a speed limit of 15 mph max, and it’s quite long)

                                                                2. Miles of easy hiking directly from the property (much of RiverSky’s 22 acres is heavily foliage’s and not easily trekable, plus a tad steep at spots)

                                                                3. A rustic mountaintop excursion (from towel warmers to jacuzzi tubs, RiverSky doesn’t lack much in luxury)

                                                                One other note: This house is on well water, so sometimes the water has a bit of a sulphuric odor when it’s running. When it’s not running, you can’t smell it. However, if a member of your party is pregnant, autistic, or otherwise very sensitive to smells, this might bother them.

                                                                Weekend girls trip.

                                                                Grace H.

                                                                The house is beautiful and very comfortable. The view is even better!!


                                                                Marshall, NC, USA

                                                                Our home is 10 minutes from downtown Marshall and 25 from Hot Springs. Madison County. Breathtaking views of the French Broad River, Mt. Piscah and Mt Mitchell are yours off our deck. You can sign up for a white water rafting trip down the French Broad at Hot Springs. If you'd rather visit all that Asheville has to offer, you can be downtown in 45 minutes.


                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Thanksgiving, Christmas weeks $100 extra, available weekly only.

                                                                66 Reviews
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