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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 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

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 Chimney Rock

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 4.8965516 based on 34 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for writing such a nice review of River Rose Cottage. You are welcome back any time!
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Delightfully peaceful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This cottage lived up to everything we saw online. We loved sitting on the screened porches and listening to the river tumble over the rocks. We fished in the river, walked into town to eat and shop, and enjoyed quiet time together in the cottage. It was very clean, well maintained and stocked with kitchen items, and the service was outstanding, We highly recommend this as a place to get away for a while. We particularly enjoyed Medina's Bistro - and had both breakfast and dinner there.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of River Rose Cottage. We're glad you enjoyed this very special cottage and its location on the Rocky Broad River. You were wonderful guests and we hope to have you visit us again soon. Sharon and Heather, Distinctive Mountain Lodging
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Perfect Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We booked River Rose Cottage at the last minute and were not disappointed! The location is perfect for a walk to the quaint town of Chimney Rock. The Chimney Rock State Park was right around the corner which was beautiful to hike In. The sounds of the running stream in our backyard made the outdoor porches extra relaxing. And to be able to fish right outside your door! The beds are super comfortable and cottage is very clean and nicely decorated. The owners were sure to have the lights turned on since we were arriving late in the evening which was very welcoming. We would definitely recommend River Rose Cottage and look forward to staying there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of River Rose Cottage. You were wonderful guests and we appreciate you taking such good care of our cottage. You are definitely welcome back any time. Happy Holidays, Sharon, Heather and the Distinctive Mountain Lodging family
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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: August 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: April 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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  • 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: March 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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Chimney Rock State Park
Lake Lure Beach and Water Park
Medina's Village Bistro
"Medina's is walking distance from the cottage and has wonderful food. Breakfast, lunch and ..."
Wasburn Marina and Beach
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

Reservation Fee $30 + Tax
PropertyProtectnCoverage $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.