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'River Rose' Historical 1920's Cottage on Rocky Broad River

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

River Rose Cottage is a charming cottage on a dead-end street that runs along the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock, North Carolina. Just a short walk over the bridge and you are in downtown Chimney Rock. Lake Lure Marina and Beach is only a mile from the cottage. Built in 1921, the cottage retains many charming elements from its past, such as 10 foot bead-board ceilings and a natural stone fireplace with gas logs for chilly mountain evenings. River Rose Cottage has been upgraded and renovated with modern amenities, including a new fully renovated bathroom in 2016.


The cottage has three porches furnished for outdoor living and dining, complete with rocking chairs and ceiling fans. The back screened porch overlooks the river and the open front porch is directly below Chimney Rock, affording a beautiful view of 'The Rock' which is dramatically illuminated in the evenings. However, our guests say their favorite spot for reading and relaxing is the large screened side porch where the sounds of the rushing river often lull you to sleep.

The Rocky Broad River is excellent for fly fishing, wading and tubing and is just steps from your back door! It's a River Rose Cottage tradition to spend an evening with family and friends around a campfire roasting hot dogs and marshmallows down by the river. Located within walking distance to village shops and restaurants and less than a mile from Lake Lure, River Rose Cottage is perfect for a family vacation, or a romantic getaway for two.

PLEASE NOTE: We have a 5-night minimum in the busy summer months and a 2-night minimum the rest of the year. Some holidays require a 3-night minimum. We turn over on Sat or Sun in the summer. However, sometimes scheduling allows us to accept less than a 5-night minimum in summer, so please don't hesitate to inquire. However, we always have a 2-night minimum. We are sorry, but we are unable to accept one-night rentals.


Keywords: waterfront, riverfront, cottage rental, Chimney Rock rental, Chimney Rock State Park, Lake Lure Marina, family friendly, vacation rental

More Details

Property Manager
Sharon Ryan
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Sharon Ryan

Our family enjoys staying at River Rose Cottage because it is located on a charming village lane and is just a short walk over the bridge to Chimney Rock Village. We enjoy visiting the shops, sampling the family oriented restaurants, gem mining, and walking along the River Walk. We play mini golf in the village and enjoy the beautiful mountain and river views. And fishing in the Rocky Broad River is right out the back door.

Sharon Ryan purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Sharon Ryan chose Asheville Area

We love outdoor activities and they are abundant here. You can walk down to the river in the back of the cottage to fish, wade or tube. Hiking and exploring Chimney Rock State Park is lots of fun and the entrance to the Park is very close by. The Lake Lure Marina is just a mile away where you can take a run (or walk) on the pedestrian trail, rent a canoe, play a game of tennis while the kids enjoy the playground equipment, or swim and enjoy water games at the Lake Lure Beach,

What makes this cottage unique

First thing in the morning, we walk to the Lake Lure Marina and run on the pedestrian trial that weaves along the shoreline of Lake Lure. On the way back to the cottage, we walk along the beautiful Flowering Bridge that spans the river. At the cottage, we have breakfast on the screen porch overlooking the river. If we are in the mood for hiking, we pack a picnic lunch and hike in Chimney Rock State Park. Our sons really enjoy the rock climbing tower there. After a strenuous day hiking, my wife enjoys a soak in the Jacuzzi tub that we recently installed when we renovated one of the bathrooms. We have dinner in one of the lakefront restaurants in Lake Lure and sample the local trout. However, if we're feeling lazy, we just enjoy spending the day reading while sitting in one of the rockers on the screen porch and listening to the soothing sounds of the Rocky Broad River, right out the back door.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Rated excellent in every category! "This house was lovely. Clean and great location. A very relaxing atmosphere. I loved the framed vintage post cards."
Jun 2017
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Chimney Rock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Jetted tub and separate shower.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , This bathroom was fully renovated in 2016.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Daybed with pull-out trundle - like 2 twin beds
  • Queen size Beds (2), Day bed with pull out trundle - like 2 twins. Pack N Play available at additional charge.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Walk right out the back door to fish in the Rocky Broad River, which is stocked with trout.


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'River Rose' Historical 1920's Cottage on Rocky Broad River
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 31 reviews
Germantown, TN

We loved our visit!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Chimney Rock and are already planning our next trip. The River Rose cottage was perfect for us and even included a great spot to see the eclipse 😊�. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of River Rose Cottage. We're delighted you enjoyed the cottage and we appreciate you taking such good care of it during your stay. You're welcome back any time! Sharon, Heather and the Distinctive Mountain Lodging Family
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at River Rose cottage!! It was only my husband and I so we didn't use much of the house. The cottage was cozy, comfortable and clean. Loved being right on the river. My husband caught plenty of trout. We were lucky with absolutely beautiful weather the 5 days we were there so we spent much of our time outside. We would definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for writing such a great review of River Rose Cottage. We're always delighted when our guests take the time to write a review for us. Glad your husband caught a lot of trout. It's great to be able to walk right out the back door and fish in the river. Come visit us again soon! Sharon and Heather
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Cayce, SC


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came with our two girls and his parents. We all enjoyed the stay so much. Our girls especially loved the house and the river behind it. We adults loved the views and the location was perfect for us. We took this trip because my father-in-law has a terminal illness and we wanted to be able to take a trip with him to make some lasting memories and give him his wish of seeing the mountains at least one last time. We would really like to come back for a longer stay in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of River Rose Cottage. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with your family. We were honored you chose our little cottage and hope that you and your father-in-law will have fond memories of your visit. Blessings to you all. Sharon and Heather
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Huntsville, AL

Restful and full of fun

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was all we expected and had hoped for. Everything we needed was there. The river was a magnet for the morning coffee drinking and the afternoon adult beverage! The TV and the radio were there, but we never used them, we spent those pleasant evenings on the side porch listening to the river and chattering away about the day we had and the day we were going to have tomorrow. We had great evening meals at La Strada and Larkins on the lake and several good breakfasts at Medina's! All in all, a great trip and we are making our plans for another visit in the fall!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay at River Rose Cottage. We're so glad you enjoyed the cottage. We agree that it's wonderful to be right on the river so that you can enjoy its soothing sounds while dining or relaxing on the porches. We hope you're able to come back in the summer or fall. We have lots of activities and festivals here in the summer and the fall foliage is absolutely beautiful. Hope to see you again soon! Sharon and Heather
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  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed in River Rose cottage a week, and we all left loving it.

Since I enjoy furniture restoration and love old houses, this 1920's built home was even more special than many nice Bed & Breakfast places I have stayed in Charleston, Savannah or elswhere. Having Chimney Rock mountain itself directly off our front porch was amazing. It rained every day but we had a beautiful Tuesday afternoon that we spent at the city park/marina/pavillion on Lake Lure just around the cove from where scenes of the movie Dirty Dancing was filmed. We caught a lot of nice size perch and met a lot of nice local residents out walking. One young fly fishing guy even later in the week took some members of our party to his own favorite fishing spots. The Ingles grocery store a few minutes away was more than excellent as were its friendly workers. I was surprised to see a large group of about 25 elementary school kids maybe 5, 6 or 7 being led from area to area in the store with the different workers in the meat department and pharmamacy demonstrating to the kids what their departments were about. I've never seen a field trip to a grocery store before. We also were impressed to later later learn that actor Nick Nolte has a house around Lake Lure and frequently shops at that same Ingles. I walked to several of the gift shops in Chimney Rock Village and was pleased to find that the gift shop items were reasonlably priced and the employees were very friendly. We didn't meet a single person we didn't like the whole week. We also appreciated how well stocked our cottage was, the remote control gas logs, the two wonderful screened in porches and beautiful surrounding area with all the dogwood, red maple and others trees and gorgeous white, pink and dark red azaela bushes. All in all a memorable time.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Don, Thanks so much for writing such a wonderful and detailed review of your stay at River Rose Cottage. We so glad you enjoyed the cottage and got to spend some time in the village of Chimney Rock. Hopefully, you can come back in the summer and enjoy some of our outdoor activities such as zip lining, hiking and boating on Lake Lure. We hope to see you again! Sharon and Heather
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Piney Cree, NC

River Rose April 10-12

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed being on the river and within walking distance to town. Even though main street was just across the river we hardly ever heard traffic noises. The sound of the river and most especially the birds was very calming. We would definitely recommend this cottage and rental agency.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for writing a review of your stay in River Rose Cottage. We are so glad you enjoyed the cottage and walking into our charming little village. We agree it is a very special place. Hope to see you again. Sharon and Heather
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy. 64/74A
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Medina's Village Bistro
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Lure
Car: necessary

Hiking in Chimney Rock Park, wading, tubing in Rocky Broad River, Antique and Craft shopping, 2 Championship Golf Courses, Gem Mining, Swimming at the Beach at Lake Lure. If you have a large group check out the Crimson Cottage also located on the same street and available for renting through VRBO. Combined, the two cottages can sleep a maximum of 14 people. Great for a family reunion!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

PropertyProtectnCoverage $45 + Tax
Reservation Fee $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%

We require Property Protection Coverage for a fee of $45 which covers up to $1,500 of accidental damage, subject to exclusions. Malicious or willful damage, misuse or abuse of property are not covered. Any damage above $1500 is the responsibility of Tenants. We do not charge a cleaning fee as long as cottage is left neat & orderly. Minimum age for renters is 25. Sorry, no pets.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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