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6 Per.Hot Tub 20ft Above River, F/Place.Gameroom Rivr Mtn View

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Close to Asheville

D.B.A Bat Cave River Cottages

Local owner operated

Established in 2008


Romance is in the air LARGE REAR DECK with 6 Person PRIVATE HOT TUB just above the river with Trillion $ views & a Fire Place to snuggle in Front of for Late Night. Memories for all!! 1800 Sq.Ft. House.

Bat Cave has 300 people, No RedLights, 2 Stop Signs, No Town, No Grocery Store (is 8 miles away) 2 Bridges & 1 Post Office.

Bat Cave is like the old Route 66 it was the Old Traders Trail in the 1800s from Asheville to Charlotte & Columbia until the Interstate system was developed. It had a Horse Exchange & the only drinking spot on the route. We are at the cross roads of 64, 74 & 9. A 2 lane nice paved road now.

This is truly a classic. This home was built back in the early 30's, and you will enjoy it's character. Was the first BAT CAVE POST OFFICE. With a newly modern kitchen featuring granite counter tops and all modern ammenities. We also kept the old time feeling in the home which allows you to get back to the good life that is easy, relaxing and peaceful. The complete inside of the home has rough cut pine boards on all ceilings and walls just as it was when it was built so long ago.

Seating on the private back deck accommodates up to 12 people, and makes for a lot of fun. The 6 person hot tub was installed April of 2008 on the deck just above the river.

You sleep at night with the peacefulness of the flowing river and the 4 foot waterfall right behind the home. The view is breath taking in all directions.

Trout fishing is a lot of fun with a river stocking taking place once a week. Only 1/8th of a mile north and 1/0th of a mile south, you are sure to enjoy the catch of the day, hopfully for all to see. Personal steps that lead to the river are for our guests with the brand new decks on each level. We recommend water shoes for everyone to wear.

Come, sit and relax by reading a book or watching all the wildlife here.

We invite you to come and relax and enjoy the beauty of the NC Mountains.

And enjoy our own LITTLE WATER PARK & Try SKIING on the river in your back yard??

ASK about IT!!

Keywords: Private 6 Person HOT TUB 20ft above the river 1/4 mi View up the RIVER sitting on Large rear deck or in HOT TUB, RIVER and MOUNTAIN VIEW, FIRE PLACE, GAMEROOM

More Details

Bruce & Marion Baker
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Bruce & Marion Baker

Marion & I have been married for over 38 Years *To each other* Yea! We were Cellular Phone Authorized Agents back in 1987 in the early stages of Cellular Phones, Have worked together Side by Side 24/7. We have moved built & sold a few Cellular locations.

We are from the Lakeland FL. area, Have lived in TX.& SC. Now we live in the small town of about 400 people Bat Cave NC. Have visited & traveled many areas of the USA & not found another place we like as much as here in Bat Cave NC. on the RIVER with the *Isothermal weather Region* we have always been Blessed where ever we are.

We enjoy riding our Motorcycles in the Mountains of Western NC. telling & showing the sights off the beaten path. We rode our Bikes in 1999 & took 3 Months & circled the US, British Columbia & Canada 28,000 Miles it was an adventure to remember.

Our *Motto is ( Enjoy life treat others as you would want to be treated )

Thank You!

May God Bless all You Do.

Bruce & Marion Baker Owner Operated

Bruce & Marion Baker purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Bruce & Marion Baker chose Asheville Area

We have looked all over, You Can Find Mountain top's anywhere can Build a Lake ,

But you CAN NOT build a river!

What makes this cottage unique

We have Mink, Otter, Beaver, Duck's, & Geese


Bat Cave Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) New Temper Pedic & Pillow Top, Twin or Single Beds (1) We have 1 single roll out bed, Baby Cribs (1) Play Station, & Child Gate Upon Request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The Futon in the living room can sleep one extra couple, or children if needed.
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
There is a REAL Bat Cave. If you like hiking, it is approx. 1/2 mile from the cottage. Tours take about 45 min to hike up to the cave. They give a lot of information on nature and animals in the area.2mi. Chimney Rock Park,& 3 Mi. to Lake Lure & play in the RIVER in the Back Yard!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

6 Per.Hot Tub 20ft Above River, F/Place.Gameroom Rivr Mtn View
average rating of 4.97561 based on 41 reviews

Tri- family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Bat Cave. We had six adults and two children and were plenty comfortable. The hot tub was nice,the kitchen was modern, the massage chair was great. The beds were some of the best we've ever had in a rental. Bruce was always available when we had questions and was very nice. I would highly recommend staying with BatCave river cottages.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You! for sending in a review, We always ask but don't get as many as we ask for. Thanks again Bruce & Marion Owner (Operated Makes a BIG difference)
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Saint Augustine, FL.

Best Family Vacation Yet

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Bat Cave River Cottage 3 bedroom on 6/25-6/29/2015. It was amazing. There were 6 of us in the house. 4 adults and 2 children (ages 6&7). From the moment we arrived we just knew the good times that were ahead of us. The house is situated in the PERFECT spot. Directly on the Broad River literally. The sound of that river alone made the trip. Three wonderful bedrooms and two bathrooms made everything effortless. We cooked all but 3 meals in the house. The kitchen is loaded so there is nothing that you need except what you want to cook. The house is super clean and well kept. The best part to us was the deck out back. Between the hot tub, grill, and river that seems to be where we were most of the time. At night there were so many lightning bugs that the whole outside sparkled. I honestly can not say enough good things about this house of the homeowners. I will definitely be returning to this house!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anne, Told me she was going to send in a review, She had such a good time. It is hard to get people to put in a review if it is GREAT, Now if it is Bad in a Heart beat, Thank You for such a great review. Bruce & Marion Owners, Owner Operated makes a BIG Difference ?
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North Carolina


  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage! We stayed here for Christmas and it was a fabulous time had by all. The cottage is just as described. The hot tub is wonderful and in a perfect spot to watch the beautiful stream below. The kitchen had everything we needed. The living room is spacious but still very cozy. It was private but owners were there to help if we needed anything. We will definitely recommend this cottage to friends and family. We can't wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Was glad to see Hannah & family enjoy Christmas on the river!
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The Barges

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in our very short stay. The owners were very accommodating during our stay. The house has a lot of history and the upgrades are beautiful. I enjoyed walking down to the water with my lab until sunset. The weather was perfect for it being the end of their season. We highly recommend this as a great place to get away too. Thank you both and have a great winter.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gald they had a great time, We will be in your neck of the woods come Jan. 4th. Thanks for the great review! Bruce & Marion Owner Operated
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Harker Heights, Tx

Better than described!

  • 5 of 5

How does one describe one of the best getaways ever? My eyes had trouble taking in all the beauty. The blue sky and different hues of green all was breathtaking. My ears sensitive to the sounds of the river. Rushing white water over the rocks and yet it was so peacefully quiet in its own way. The smell of fresh mountain air makes me want to bottle it somehow. The home feels like we were home. Very clean and shows how dedicated Bruce and Marion are to keeping it well maintained. The kitchen has everything you could want. If you run out of pepper...Bruce comes over to the rescue. If you get cold and didn't bring a sweatshirt....Marion to the rescue. The master bed is more comfortable then the TempurPedic we have a home. Now the living room is as homey as it gets. They have thought of everything from the big tv to games and even a deck of cards. One step inside and you fall in love, not just with the home but the owners as well. They are one of a kind. Even the neighbors are a blast. This is the perfect place to bring families or just a personal getaway. Thank you once more, Bruce and Marion. We will never forget all you have done for us....especially me...the other Marian. We look forward to coming back "home". ---- God Bless, Marian & Scott

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Some people just don't care about all the sites to see and just want to kick back and relax, Others just want the serenity and relaxation. If they want to mingle with the local neighbors it is not hard to do. We enjoyed having Scott & Marian very out going and interesting. Good Luck in a new adventure. Bruce & Marion Owners
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Lincolnton, NC

River Side Oasis

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I went here to celebrate our anniversary and we loved it! The view of the river could not be more perfect. We enjoyed sitting in the hottub and listening to the falls of the river. During the day my husband fished the river while I floated on the tube. It was very relaxing. The house was nicely decorated and had everything we needed plus more. We played air hockey and enjoyed using the nice grill provided. It is close enough to Chimney Rock and Lake Lure for entertainment as well. Would highly recommend the Bat Cave River Cottage and Bruce was super nice and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It did get warm last weekend but that new covered deck is 110% better now. They were the 1st. to cook on the all Stainless Steel Weber Grill. I will be the 2nd tonight my Daughter & Our 2 Grand sons are up till Thur. because it is rented again for the weekend. Bruce & Marion Owners
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Chimney Rock Tiki Bar
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Lake Lure Golf course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Hendersonville NC.
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
I 26
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Chimney Rock must be 8 of them
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lake Lure
Nearest Point of Interest
Bat Cave Post Office
Nearest Point of Interest
Chimney Rock Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Lure
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

Close to Asheville, Lake Lure 3 Miles, Chimney Rock 2 Miles from the property where shopping, mini golf or going up to Chimney Rock can be a full days adventure. Or Just sit back & Enjoy our on little WATER PARK in your own back yard. Shopping can also be enjoyed in Hendersonville only 12 miles, or Asheville 22 miles (Biltmore House) as well as in Black Mountain 18 miles. The Asheville Airport is approx 19 miles from us. This area is great for Motorcycles, and group tours are available (ask for more details). It's a great place to get away and just relax, or if you want to go and do things, you are just moments away.


Rates & Availability

Bat Cave Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 13 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2017 - Feb 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Feb 8 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%

As the Site says you book directly with me the Owner, If I LET THEM VRBO, book my rentals you would see a convenience fee the charge is 5-10% added to my rates? You can see I have been a member since 2008 !

We have a 1,2 & 3Br shown on this VRBO All have Hot Tubs & on the river, site if we can assist you just let us Know.

No Clean fee charged if left clean at check out,
Due to VRBO Rate Quotes being INCORRECT please get final price from owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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