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River Magic, Romantic Luxury Log Cabin with Hot Tub

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Hot Springs Cabin Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths, sleeps 4

River Magic is nestled on 4 acres with amazing river and majestic mountain views. A spectacular setting! Enjoy sweeping mountain and river views from the large hot tub in beautiful privacy! New Craftsman authentic log cabin with cathedral beamed ceilings, spacious great room and beautiful stone wood burning fireplace. Large fully equipped gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and Corian countertops. Romantic master suite with handcrafted log bed and luxurious mattress. HDTV, blu-ray, stereo/IPOD dock and high speed WIFI internet throughout. Designer linens, spa robes and comfortable furnishings to give you a first class mountain vacation experience! Large covered porch and open deck with outdoor furniture for you to relax and look out to the stunning mountain and river views. The Cabin is in a spectacular and unique location with easy access. River Magic is truly a perfect place for a honeymoon, celebrate an anniversary, or to enjoy a special and memorable romantic escape!

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
River Magic
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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About River Magic

We have lived in the mountains here for many years and enjoy the beauty and serenity this special area affords. We built River Magic Cabin so that our guests can also share this experience and relax and be refreshed in the beauty of the mountains and river.

Steve and Cindy

River Magic purchased this cabin in 2012

Why River Magic chose Asheville Area

River Magic Has the most captivating and amazing views! The location is so special overlooking the French Broad River. It is a mere 1/2 mile from the town of Hot Springs, in a tranquil, quiet setting. It gives a great place to relax and enjoy the river, woods and trails. Come back to the cabin and sit back in the hot tub looking out to the awe inspiring river and mountain views!

You can be to restaurants and shops in less than 5 minutes. The Hot Springs Spa is close by also where you soak in the amazing natural mineral water and have a massage. A great place to ride your bike, fish or boat.

Our desire is to create a quality cabin which reflects all the charm and style of the mountains combined with the comforts and amenities to make your vacation enjoyable and a special experience.

The combination of the majestic river and mountain views is captivating and mesmerizing. What a beautiful place to sit back, relax and take in the views!

What makes this cabin unique

Unique private location. Just outside the town of Hot Springs with the National Forest, Appalachian Trail, white water rafting, horse back riding, whitewater rafting, kayaking, biking, fishing, etc. all at your doorstep.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This place was pure magic! We walked into the cabin and wished our reservation was longer! The views are so spectacular and the cabin was oh, so cozy! It was the perfect honeymoon! We enjoyed a night and morning soak in the Hot Springs Resort Spa and the hot stone massage. All were wonderful! Last but not least was dinner at the Mountain Magnolia which was out of this world! Highly recommended. We are already planning our next trip to Hot Springs and River Magic!
Sep 2013
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based on 27 traveler reviews

River Magic, Romantic Luxury Log Cabin with Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 29 reviews

OUTSTANDING vacation rental and views

  • 5 of 5

I cannot think of the last time I gave a vacation rental or hotel 5 stars and I travel frequently for business. I was so moved by the experience of this getaway that even though my wife already posted a review I felt the need to add my own. We are very particular and have extremely high standards for cleanliness, location, amenities, and functional design. My wife and I have designed and built a number of custom homes and are acutely sensitive to design details. This rental was over the top and I could think of very few things I would have done differently if I had built this place myself. We spent a lot of time admiring the view down the river from both the upper and lower decks. Amazing, peaceful view. Skip the restaurants. You'll want to stay "home" and eat out on the upper deck as the sun goes down. No restaurant in town can compete with this view and experience. We dined at the Iron Horse the first night, the Mountain Magnolia Inn the second night, and stayed at the cabin and had steaks, veggies and wine the third night. That third night was the best by far (due more to the view than my grill skills). The interior of this spacious cabin was impeccable and the wood floors, walls, and ceilings gave off a wonderful smell of wood from which it is all constructed. Everything was solid, tight, well-built. Very peaceful, well-decorated and stocked, excellent location, great/comfortable furnishings. And yes, very romantic and very private on the backside of the cabin facing the river view. I didn't think about my corporate job for one moment that weekend. Perfect weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Thank you! for sharing your thoughts. We strive hard to make River Magic a truly special experience for everyone. Hope you will return again some day! Steve & Cindy DuBose
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Privacy and amazing views -very romantic

  • 5 of 5

Other reviewers noted that the views and cabin are even more amazing in person. It's hard to capture the experience and views in a photo.

The owners have stocked the cabin with everything you would want for a romantic getaway. Very clean.

You can see one house from the kitchen window but it's rather far away and we never saw traffic on the tiny road that serves just a few cabins. The cabin sits on 4 acres. So lots of privacy.

Nice outdoor grill. Kitchen was well stocked. There was a large laundry room off the kitchen with tons of shelves for pantry food, supplies, etc. Great layout with attention to detail.

There are only a few places to eat in town but it's nearby.

This is the quintessential romantic cabin for a couple wanting to getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I have been together for 5 years and had never been on a trip without the kids, so this was our first real vacation just her and I and I must say it was amazing and I can't wait to do it again. The property is very well maintained and taken care of and everything that you see in the pictures is what you will see when you get there but pictures aren't enough to put in perspective the absolute beauty of this property. From the minute we arrived we could not believe the amazing view of the river from the deck and the hot tub which was downstairs. We both said it looked like you were looking at a picture. We enjoyed the piece and quiet and loved waking up early and sitting on the deck watching the sunrise over the mountains and at night just being able to look up and see every star in the sky was just wonderful. We did have a bear on the property the first night of our stay, although we never saw him we saw his footprints and knocked over the trash can and a few lights that were outside. We did go horseback riding at Sandy Bottom Trail Rides which I highly recommend for anyone that is going to be visiting in that area, its decently priced and great for all levels of riders. Also it is a must that you have dinner at Iron Horse Station the food and the service are out of this world. I do believe we will come back again and try to stay longer to explore the town a bit more. Be sure to print out the directions to the cabin before you leave and not just follow GPS there is no cell phone service once you start driving up the mountain. The roads are fairly easy to follow just be mindful of the steep driveway leading up to the cabin but any standard car should do fine as long as the weather is permitting. There is WiFi and cable in the cabin so you wont miss out on much but you wont need it once you see the amazing views. It was a great trip and I would highly recommend and couple to go just to experience it, it doesn't have to be any special occasion just a nice get away and trust me you wont regret spending your money on it.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved River Magic! The views are incredible. The pictures don't do the cabin justice!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for sharing your experience and we hope to see you back in the future! Steve & Cindy Dubose
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Unmatched Beauty

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated our 10th anniversary here and were swept away from the moment we arrived. The view from River Magic is unmatched and the cabin is just lovely, and is very clean. The beautiful kitchen has everything you need for cooking.

We spent our honeymoon in Hot Springs so it was a real gift to relive some of those memories as we enjoyed a glass of wine while overlooking the French Broad from the deck of the River Magic.

We will be back and highly recommend this cabin to anyone needing to pull away to take a moment to refresh and relax.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and we look forward to your return. Steve & Cindy Dubose
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Could Not Have Been Better!

  • 5 of 5

We had been looking forward to spending Christmas in a beautiful, romantic setting and we could not have been in a better place than River Magic! From the moment we walked in we loved this place. The photos are very true to life and in fact, it is even better in person. The decor is perfect and the view amazing. It had been quite rainy so the river was very full and the sound was just as lulling as being by the ocean. Our host had done some holiday decorating which enhanced the beauty of the big stone fireplace and the decks. We brought lots of food and cooked every meal in the well-equipped kitchen. We did not have a chance to use the hot tub. But the deck was fantastic. We enjoyed sitting out there pondering the view with a glass of wine. We also went into town and enjoyed meandering through the local hardware/general store. The cabin is very quiet with only one nearby house that you hardly notice. The driveway is a little steep but we had no problem navigating it in our SUV. Booking and making arrangements were easy and the host was great about accommodating the changes to our schedule. She was kind enough to text that we could arrive a little early although we had not left early enough to do so. I can't say enough about this beautiful cabin and highly recommend it for couples.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Iron Horse, Spring Creek Tavern
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Reems Creek
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy. 25-70
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mountain Magnolia, Iron Horse, Spring Creek Tavern
Nearest Ski
38 Miles
Wolf Laurel
Car: necessary

River Magic Cabin is located in Hot Springs, NC. This is a quaint mountain town with many recreational activities. The Appalachian Trail runs through the town and also the French Broad River with great white water rafting, kayaking, tube floating and swimming. The Pisgah National Forest surrounds the town for additional exploration on the many trails through the beautiful woods, along the river and the famous Lover's Leap. Enjoy mountain biking and horse back trail riding in the area. You can also enjoy the many nearby pristine creeks and rivers for fly fishing. There are real natural hot springs here to soak in, a wonderful private and natural experience just a mile from River Magic. For a nearby day trip you can take in Asheville and the Biltmore Estate. You can walk from the Cabin to the trails of National Forest including the Appalachian Trail. Then you may just want to sit back and relax in comfort at River Magic Cabin, an amazing experience in a beautiful, scenic and peaceful setting!.


Rates & Availability

Hot Springs Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Year's
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Valentine's Day
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $65 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.75%

$185 per week night $195.00 per weekend night, two night minimum no exceptions
$1135.00 Weekly Rate except Holidays
Holiday rates: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New years & Valentines:
$205 per night. three night minimum. $1235.00 per week.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Hot Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Double sink vanity, large shower with seat
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Romantic master suite with designer linens and very comfortable bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Comfortable futon in family room.

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