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Secluded, Serene. Mountain Chalet on the Laurel River

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Roomy Bedroom with closets, 2 full baths, Sleeps up to 8,

Unique, extraordinary location. Very comfortable, beautifully appointed, artistically decorated, and fully equipped, directly off Highway 25-70, five miles from Hot Springs, NC where the Appalachian Trail intersects, and just 25 miles north of downtown Asheville. Laurel River Retreat sits on the bank of the scenic Laurel River in a 110 acre undeveloped forest. Secluded and serene, this is a place to hike, fish for trout, watch birds, sit on the large screened porch, patio or front deck and read, meditate, be. For those who enjoy nature, the forest, birds, wildlife, and the mountain climate. The house is located in a river gorge, canopied in trees and sits on a hill overlooking the Laurel River.

Location: Laurel River Retreat is well known locally for its magnificent setting, on a hill overlooking the Laurel River in undeveloped forest. The Laurel River Trail along the river is at the bottom of the hill and runs for three miles to where the Laurel intersects with the French Broad River. This is one of the most popular and beautiful trails in the region. It is literally at the front door of Laurel River Retreat.

Hot Springs: Hot Springs is a charming little town just 10 minutes drive from Laurel River Retreat. It is one of the few cities in America intersected by the Appalachian Trail. Visitors from all over world pass through the town as they hike the trail. It offers three nice restaurants, a hiking/camp store and several good hardware stores. It is famous for the Hot Springs Spas, a real treat for visitors - clean, well run and affordable. Hot Springs also has a medical clinic.

Asheville: Asheville, NC is a scenic 40 minute drive from Laurel River Retreat. This is a jewel in the mountains. It has many fine restaurants, antique shops, theaters, malls, and shops and large Many people enjoy visiting the Biltmore mansion and grounds. Asheville is also nationally known for its many fine art galleries.

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Robert FitzPatrick
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2017


Marshall House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly remodeled
    Upstairs - toilet , shower , Beautifully remodeled with walk-in shower, forest view.
  • The downstairs bathroom was remodeled in 2010 with ceramic tile floor, decorator lighting, and stone counter top. The upstairs bathroom had an extreme makeover in 2011 – Cermaic tiled, large shower with forest views, stained glass shower wall.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Downstairs #1 - 1 queen , Large window facing river
    Upstairs #3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Windows over screen porch
    Upstairs #2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Balcony over stone patio
  • All three bedrooms are roomy, have closets and are carpeted. One upstairs bedroom has a charming little balcony overlooking the stone patio area with a beautiful view of the river and surrounding forest. The sounds of the river rapids are heard throughout the house.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Water is from our well is pure and delicious. New Ikea mattresses. Quiet and secluded; guests report their best nights of sleep in years. The Laurel River Trail offers spectacular river gorge views. Resident hummingbirds come daily to feeder on deck in spring and summer. Firewood available in fall and winter. Cleaning service is included in the rental. Wonderful for children. For more photos of the property see website, - inquire...704-334-2047


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(4 traveler reviews)

Secluded, Serene. Mountain Chalet on the Laurel River
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

You will be hard-pressed to find a cabin with a better location or host. Right on the Laurel River, secluded & private, close to Hot Springs. We return every year.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely phenomenal!

  • 5 of 5

This chalet and property on the Laurel River is absolutely phenomenal for a restful, secluded break. The woods and river are truly quiet and peaceful. There's only foot traffic along the river during the daytime. The evenings are dark - free of light pollution, and the chorus of the tree frogs and cicadas, etc. at night is the only sound over the rushing of the river below. The home, itself, is the perfect balance of modern convenience and rustic character. We spent our days hiking the trail while hubby fished the river. It was lovely in the early spring so we didn't avail ourselves of the deck, firepit or grill because of the chilly weather, but this is as close to a perfect retreat as one can get - fully equipped for a great time in a sylvan setting! Hot Springs is a quaint town just a few minutes up the road on the Appalachian Trail, with eclectic dining and shopping. I can't say enough about this property and location - it is truly a hidden gem for folks that want some quality alone time with family/friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

If you want secluded, woodsy, beautiful, homey, and relaxing, this is your place! I've been coming to the Laurel River to hike and swim for over 10 years, but this is the first time I've been able to stay out there, and it was dream come true. The owners obviously love the property, and it's filled with personal touches from personal art (very good art) on the walls to little decorative touches everywhere. The upstairs bathroom is awesome. Our party of 6 adults and 1 active baby/toddler were very comfortable. The porch is amazing. Really nothing wasn't perfect. We were talking about going back for a week next year by the first morning. Would love to be there in winter too, use the fire pit and explore the river in quieter times. As it was thought, we tubed and splashed and had a wonderful time. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We LOVED it!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We took a chance on this property since it had no prior reviews.....and boy am I glad we did! It's just as described, very secluded and hidden in the woods, basically built into the side of a mountain overlooking the river. We opened the windows at night and nature delivered us the best nites of sleep we've all had in awhile. Loved the nature trail that ran a couple of miles alongside the river. Owner was very helpful with any questions.......would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Car: necessary

Laurel River Retreat is located on the Laurel River near Hot Springs, NC, famous for river rafting and hiking the Appalachian Trail. The Hot Springs Spa is also located there with natural hot spring water whirlpool tubs situated along the French Broad River. It is a popular attraction, not expensive and quite nice.


Rates & Availability

Marshall House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Pet Fee $75

3 night weekends are $700; midweek $500; 1 week(7 nights) is $1425, 4 nights over weekend - $900
Special pricing on weekdays. Some specials and lower rates are offered for return guests and to others depending on availablity. Please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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