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Quaint Log Cabin - Private River Access to French Broad River nearby

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 at $60 cleaning fee)

If you have been looking for the perfect log cabin rental in the Hot Springs and Asheville area, YOU HAVE FOUND IT!!! Our mountain getaway is surrounded by the Pisgah and Cherokee National Forests. The French Broad River flows just below the small bluff upon which we perch overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, and you have private access to the river! (Paint Rock Cabin does NOT have an open view to the river. You can see the river in places, especially during Winter months, but we have chosen to keep hidden from the River Road traffic). We are a 6 mile, scenic, flat, straight drive along the river to the town of Hot Springs. (3 of the 6 miles along River Rd. are gravel). The drive to Asheville is an easy, 45 minutes of beautiful mountain farm land scenery. This is not a sterile vacation rental; this log cabin is filled with unique finishing touches designed to give you a true North Carolina mountain getaway experience.

Enjoy a sunny deck or a screened porch with fans as you relax in the privacy Paint Rock Cabin offers. Linens and kitchenware are provided, and well-behaved pets are welcome to enjoy the mountains. The master bedroom offers a Queen sized bed and a Jacuzzi Tub, while the downstairs room offers two daybeds with trundles that can be configured in multiple ways, including 4 twins or two kings or the kid favorite, Giant Super Bed. Terraced garden beds are landscaped with different flowers blooming throughout the growing season. A fire pit is located in the woods, and a hammock always begs for a breezy nap.

Our private access to the river includes 5 acres of shoreland where you can peacefully enjoy our calm French Broad river pool. This is the perfect location to bring your fishing rod and picnic, build a fire, and enjoy a slower pace everybody deserves. You can also easily launch a river vessel here to enjoy the casual flow of the river. Kayaks, rafts, tubes, and canoes all work well in the French Broad and make for perfect afternoon fun.

Paint Rock Cabin is THE place to enjoy the North Carolina Blue Ridge mountains. Pull out your calendar and find the time to book a truly unique and relaxing vacation cabin experience.

ADVENTURE DISCLAIMER- *****PLEASE NOTE*****: The French Broad River has flooded about 6 times in the last two years (2013 was a record flood year for this area/ NOT normal), and when it floods, River Road floods. Of course we have no control over this happening. Usually, guests can exit one of 2 back ways into Tennessee which adds an additional 45 minutes to the trip back to Asheville; however, if the river is exceptionally high, you will be flooded in both ways. Good news is the river recedes quickly, but this could mean an extra one or more unexpected days if you are already there, or it could mean you not being able to get to the cabin for check-in. We, of course, would be in touch with river gauges to notify you, but we just need to know our guests have a sense of adventure when they book our cabin! If this sounds like a nightmare to you, you probably should book something in town. We keep extra gallons of water at the cabin, wifi has never gone out during flooding, and there's a woodstove with firewood provided should it happen during the Winter along with a storm that knocks out power too! (Yes, it has happened!) We will help you rebook closer to town and apply your Paint Rock Cabin money towards a comparable rental or give you credit to come stay with us another time should flooding affect your arrival. Normal cancellation policies will apply if the road is not flooded and you simply decide not to come to Hot Springs.

Keywords: Log Cabin, privacy, vacation rental, mountain getaway, Hot Springs NC lodging, western north Carolina rentals

More Details

GeGe Sinclair
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, Basic to Intermediate French
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017

About GeGe Sinclair

Bryan & GeGe and Ava love the great outdoors and places that are not too 'developed'. Great locals here in Hot Springs and not a single red light in town.

GeGe Sinclair purchased this cabin in 2001

Why GeGe Sinclair chose Asheville Area

Awesome little town with natural hot springs, Appalachian Trail, French Broad River and convenient to Asheville.

What makes this cabin unique

Privacy, private river access, unlimited hiking trails just behind the cabin, dogs love it... Cabin full of personal touches- warm & inviting! No sterile rental cabin here!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a really great time and enjoyed your cabin. It was well stocked with all the things you needed to enjoy your stay. First night, we stayed in, cooked on the grill, played board games and watched movies. This was a much needed getaway. The cabin is far enough away from town, but close enough if you need anything. We also hiked to Lovers Leap and drove up to Max Patch. Max Patch was the best 360 degree view I have seen in awhile/ I wish we knew about the 5 mile gravel drive up, but it was well worth it. We ate at Iron Horse Station and one of the other Taverns in town- both great. Hot Springs is a cool little town. Overall, great stay."
Nov 2013
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Hot Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Yes, hot water
    Master bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Handheld shower attachment in tub & shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Bed (1) Master BR, Twin or Single Beds (1) 4 twins in group room (2 daybeds with trundles that pop up to make 2 Kings); 1 twin daybed in Master Bedroom,
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Quaint Log Cabin - Private River Access to French Broad River nearby
average rating of 4.9574466 based on 51 reviews
Adairsville, Georgia

Amazing and beautiful

  • 5 of 5
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Loved the place. No complaints at all. There was a nice yard that the dogs could play in. Very private and very clean! Master bedroom was awesome! The petroglyphs were very neat to see!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great dog friendly cabin!

  • 5 of 5
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Comfortable and quiet weekend with our Bassett. Esp appreciate the clear directions, instructions and tips. Had plenty of room, with the trundle beds, for our group to watch the game.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5
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This is my third stay over the past ten years at Paint Rock Cabin and it seems to get better every time! The cabin is so comfortable with all creature comforts such as a fully stocked kitchen, comfy furniture and bedding, and amazing location next to the river. The info book inside has information about hikes in the area, many options right from the cabin. We loved hearing the river and sitting on the deck, enjoying the moon and stars, as well as roasting marshmallows over the fire pit. The cabin is truly pet friendly with plenty of room for pups to roam without worrying about bothering any neighbors. Easy 10-15 minute drive to town with beautiful river scenery along the way. Hope we can visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville, SC

Awesome Getaway.

  • 5 of 5
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We spent a wonderful weekend enjoying a peaceful retreat at the cabin. The cabin had everything we needed including a master bedroom with updated bath and great decorating throughout. We loved being close enough to town to check out the local restaurants (cookies and pastries at the Convenience Store across from Hot Springs Resort; great salads at Iron Horse; wine selection at ArtiSun Gallery; and breakfast at Smoky Mountain Diner), while still being away from the crowd.

We enjoyed a relaxing hike on part of the AT for part of our trip. Great to be so close. We saw a big wild turkey in the yard this morning and a group of them on the road as we headed out. One of my favorite parts of any trip to see the local wildlife.

The shared river access is a beautiful piece of property to sit and enjoy the water or fish if you are feeling a little more energetic.

We look forward to a return visit when we can stay a little longer.

Thank you for sharing your place with us!

Cindy & Bubber

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wish we stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5
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We very much enjoyed our stay! The cabin was warm & inviting, with modern amenities (thanks for ESPN on a big SEC weekend!). Plenty of room, great outdoors space, & nearby nature attractions (trails, four-wheeling, river, etc) were stunning. My family & I have already talked about planning a return trip & for a longer duration! Further, the home (beyond being clean, well-maintained & with friendly service) had many personal touches to where you felt like you were at a relative's cabin for the weekend. Thank you for such a wonderful weekend!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and seculed cabin!

  • 4 of 5
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Enjoy the seclusion of the property. Clean, quiet and nestled in nature. Hiking areas right outside your doors. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Smoky Mountain Diner
ArtiSun Gallery and Marketplace
"Don't miss stopping in to shop wide variety of crafts, gifts, wine, coffee & tea. Oh, and lo..."
Gentry Hardware
Bluff Mountain Outfitters
Hot Springs Resort and Spa
"We don't have a hot tub because you really can't beat the uniqueness of this place! Take wi..."
The Iron Horse Restaurant and Tavern
Max Patch Bald Mountain
"Winding and narrow road to get there is worth the view!"
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Asheville, NC or Tri-Cities, TN
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Several in Hot Springs
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Greenville, TN or Asheville, NC
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Hwy 25/70
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Several in Hot Springs
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Wolf Lauren Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Hiking on AT which runs directly through town of Hot Springs, mineral bath soak at Hot Springs Spa, located in pristine Paint Rock Corridor offering swimming holes, fishing pond, stocked trout fishing, unlimited hiking in Cherokee National Forest.

WHERE ARE WE IN RELATION TO DOWNTOWN HOT SPRINGS? We are on the 'Marshall/Weaverville' side of the Hot Springs bridge- turn AT THE FRENCH BROAD RIVER BRIDGE onto RIVER ROAD and find us 6 miles downriver.


Downtown Hot Springs to Paint Rock Cabin is 6 miles downriver and will take you 10 minutes to drive. The drive is 3 miles of pavement and 3 miles of gravel through the protected bio-diverse section of River Rd. This is a flat, straight (a few slight curves) and scenic drive that follows the French Broad River downriver into TN. You will see our cabin sign on the right side of River Rd at the 6-mile point. Our shared river-access land is 1/4 mile beyond our driveway at the red park-like gate marked River Road Retreat Homeowners Association (on the left side of River Road). You are free to walk in or drive your car in with our gate access code and utilize the pavilion, fire circle, and outhouse there.


Rates & Availability

Hot Springs Cabin Rental Rates

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Winter Rates 2016
Feb 11 2017 - Mar 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60
Pet Fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.75%

VRBO splits fees into 2 payments, time of booking (minus the security deposit), then remainder including security deposit 1 week prior to your stay. Will consider discounts for stays of a week or longer during slow times. Three night minimum desired for holiday weekends; owner will attempt to book 3-night minimum until 2 weeks prior to holiday date, then drop to 2-night inquiries.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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