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6 Per Hot Tub,F/Place,16x40 Covered Deck,10ft from River Water

52 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Bat Cave Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)


This brand new 1 Bedroom Bungalo GETAWAY is located right on the Rocky Broad River. This home was built in the early 30's and with the new remodel, GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, TILE FLOORS,Living room & Bath, Large throw rug in living room, you have all comforts of home. The peacefulness of the river lulls you to sleep at night. Sliding Glass doors with Blinds in the glass open up to your Large Rear Deck.

There is a 40 x 16 private covered rear deck with a 6 person private Hot Tub W/Waterfall overlooking the river. Just added a Human Touch FULL Massage Chair Hot Tub then a Massage GREAT! There is an area down by river for Bon Fires, ask desk for details.

There is WiFi available for those with a computer. There is a table inside for eating also for 4 & a table for 4 on the rear deck.

Bat Cave has 400 people No Red Lights, 2 Stop signs, No Town,

No Gas Station, No Grocery store( is 8mi. away) 2 Bridges &

1 Post Office.

Bat Cave is like the Old Route 66 it was the Old Trader's Trail or Post Road 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 set at the crossroads of 64,74 & 9

2 Lane nice paved road now.

If you just need a romantic get away, we have the place for you! The Queen size bed features a new Tempur Pedic foam mattress. There is also a full living room area to sit and relax in. With a New 37In. VIZIO FLAT SCREEN TV & DVD, Casset (Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket & Stereo. Or you have a spectacular view on your private patio with swings or a small bistro table to sit at and enjoy a nice lunch or dinner.

Just steps from the river makes a great time for swimming or fishing. Trout fishing is a lot of fun with a river stocking taking place once a week. Only a 1/8 mile up stream or 1/10 mile down stream you are sure to enjoy throwing your line out to see what you pull in. Sit and relax by reading a book or watching the bats and birds feed, Otter, Mink, Muskrat, Beaver, Herring, Ducks, White Squrril, along with other wildlife.

We are 12 miles from Hendersonville, and only 22 miles from Asheville. Asheville Airport is appox. 19 miles from the property or Black Mountain is 18 miles. Chimney Rock is just 2 miles fom us and a great little town to go shopping in. Lake Lure 3miles

The area is great for Motorcycles, and group tours are available (ask for more details). We ride and have circled the US on our bikes back in 1999 28,000 Mi. in 3 months. It was a trip that we will never forget and have met some of the nicest people by just getting away. Many have become life long friends. This area in the mountains has so many hidden treasures, come and let us show you just a few.

* In the end it is not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years*

Abraham Lincoln



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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Bruce & Marion Baker
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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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 300 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 2007

Why Bruce & Marion Baker chose Asheville Area

We always love to ride the mountains, When we came across this available property I said you can buy on a mountain , Build a lake BUT you can not build a River.

What makes this cottage unique

We have Mink, Beaver, Otter, Duck's , Geese, And all the White Water Sound and a nice cool breeze off the river, Can't be duplicated.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was great to have Judy enjoy the River Raft & also leave some River Rock Art on the rocks below. Thanks for the nice review.
Aug 2011
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6 Per Hot Tub,F/Place,16x40 Covered Deck,10ft from River Water
average rating of 5.0 based on 55 reviews

Peaceful & Romantic

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect for a romantic getaway or small family vacation. The sound of the river at your back door is so captivating! My husband and I just sat on the expansive deck and watched and listened to it. The hot tub is roomy and private. It felt so soothing to relax in after our hike to Chimney Rock. Inside is updated, comfortable and clean. We fell in love with the area. There is so much to do within a short driving distance. BEAUTIFUL SCENERY!!! The owners were a pleasure to work with. I definitely recommend this property. It was our first experience staying in a VRBO property and we were not disappointed!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Juanita, We were glad you left us a GREAT review, A lot of people will tell us that but don't leave a review so we Thank You! that makes us know we are doing it right.. Owner Operated makes a difference Thank You! again Bruce
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Amazing romantics getaway ON THE RIVER

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved this place and I will be back again very soon! I loved that it was a hop skip and a jump away from Chimney Rock and Lake Lure. Also super close to Burntshirt Vineyards and Black Mountain which has the best brunch place on the entire east coast, Louise's. That is a 20 minute drive from the cottage but I highly recommend that you try. The cottage is right off the main road which I love and it overlooks the river which is so very beautiful. The hot tub is amazing, private and secluded. It is on the deck right above the river. I just love it. The inside of the cottage was small but cozy. The bed was super comfy and the owner was very easy to deal with. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a quick rental they were going to Paris for an anniversary had a house fire cancelled, there trip, and came to Bat Cave instead I am glad they enjoy the time at Bat Cave River Cottages , & the reason they left a review we also have another renter that is a professor in ST. Augustine FL. of French that has stayed 2-weeks at a time for 3 years in a row and said they liked this better than France, I told her they have never left a review,, I ASKED Please leave a review and she said she would I asked her to an she said she would . I thank Her now. I ask many guest to leave but most don't? I have guest tell me Trip advisor asks for to much personal information, So in the past year I have quit asking for then ! We talked about this up front and she followed through because she also has a beach house she rents on the Beach. I Thank you again! Bruce Owner Operated makes difference only 1 Mile away if problems We have NO Problems But we are close, a big difference When Owner Operated 1 Mile away! I thank you! again she did what she said she would T always ask some don't happen. if bad they would.
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Greeneville, TN

Bat Cave paradise

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to go relax and not be bothered by anything except the soothing sound of the nearby river while sitting in the hot tub. We did have to personally retrieve our own adult beverages, but atleast they were just footsteps away. Much to do in nearby areas to include hiking, golfing, activities on Lake Lure, and towns nearby such as Asheville and Hendersonville, NC. A fantastic getaway location.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Will see Jeff mid Aug. he has already put a deposit & reserved the 3Br. I will check into that PRIVATE Bartender but I don't think you will like the additional charges. Bruce & Marion owners, We are close by but not that close.
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Apex, NC

Relaxation at its finest!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent Easter weekend at this cottage and absolutely loved it! Between the hot tub, fireplace and rushing river, we were in Heaven. The cottage is absoutely adorable and has everything we needed during our stay and Bruce and Marion were so nice and helpful to us that we felt like we were staying with family! We didn't want to leave on Monday but unfortunately the "real" world was calling BUT we're already making plans to come back over the summer. See you soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to see them have a good time
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  • 5 of 5

This was the nicest place we have EVER taken a vacation to. We needed to get away from the hustle and bustle for awhile and spend some quite time together. This was most definitely the place. Bruce and Marion was the sweetest hosts. They have really put alot of thought as to how to make your stay great. The cottage was spotless and so cozy, supplied with everything you need to have a pleasant stay. The huge deck overlooking the water along with the hot tub will never leave our mind. We are ready to book a stay again for the spring. And who knows maybe this time invite the kids. If you are looking for a great getaway--you need look any farther--its right here.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alpharetta, Ga


  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the one-bedroom cottage and it is fantastic! It has a wonderful view overlooking the river and the sound of the rushing water was so peaceful that we even left a bedroom window open at night listening to the amazing sounds of Mother Nature. The cottage has so much to offer, it's like "home-away from-home."

The hot tub is so awesome, so relaxing and once out sitting on the deck afterwards is just so enjoyable and romantic...making you feel lost in the moment. Great location...So convenient that you can visit Hendersonville, Chimney Rock, Lake Lure, and Black Mountain. The cottage was so awesome and made our trip even more special. Thank you, Bruce & Marion (owner operated) for the spectacular view and adorable cottage. Ray & Peggy

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time, Sure we will see you again. Bruce & Marion Owner Operated
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
chimney Rock Tiki Bar
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Lake Lure Country Club
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
I 26
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Town of Chimney Rock About 8 place
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lake Lure
Car: recommended

We are only 1/2 Mi. to the real BAT CAVE, 2 Mi. from CHIMNEY ROCK PARK & 3 Mi. from LAKE LURE!! Take the guided Lake Tour, 22 Mi. from ASHEVILLE,BILTMORE & 12 Mi. from HENDERSONVILLE. Being so close to the water, you can really see nature at it's best. This REAR DECK is my favorite place on all of the property. Watching the river go by sitting on the swing that is on the deck or standing and watching the CHIPMONKS, OTTER, MINK, HERRING, DUCKS, BIRDS,BEAVER, WHITE SQURRILLS looking for their daily feeding is great. Peaceful and beautiful all at the same time.

If you like fishing, you are as close as you can get. A NC. Fishing license is required you can call a 800 # to get if you forget. Hendersonville at our local Wal-Mart only 12 miles from the property. You are 2 miles from the town of Chimney Rock, great for shopping, or going up to Chimney Rock for the spectacular views of our area, or grabbing a bite to eat. You are 22 miles from Asheville (Biltmore House), or only 18 miles from Black Mountain.


Rates & Availability

Bat Cave Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
HOT TUB & Massage Chair
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
HOT TUB & Massage Chair
Nov 1 2016 - Jan 4 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.75%

We ONLY due direct bookings through the Owner, FOR the reason if you book through VRBO they add a Booking fee of 5-10% added to your rate, We do not allow that!!
Due to Instant Quote being INCORRECT most times please contact us by Email for correct INFO.
Morning Coffee in Hot Tub for 20-Minutes & 20-Minutes in Massage Chair start your day Right, Not just for night!

Note- Sometimes if the 1Br. is already reserved and it is short notice * We will rent the 3Br. for the same as the 1Br. rate for 2-People

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Bat Cave Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) This Queen size bed features a Pillow Top Mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in living room area can sleep extra couple or the kids
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • 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
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Your Private 6 Person Hot Tub is sitting on your Private 16ft.X40ft. Covered Deck that sits Just 10ft above & 10ft from the river water. You have 3 ceiling Fans w/Lights spaced along the Deck. We also have 2 Flood Lights that are Pointed at the river at Night & also Motion Detector Lights on 1 end of Deck by stairs & Solar lights pointed on the steps, We also have wooden steps that go from the Deck down to the water edge so you are not put in a DANGEROUS Position getting to the water. GAME WARDEN said remove raft because of Kayakers ? Your on little water park just behind the rental unit.

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