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Family And Pet Friendly Riverside Mountain Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8-10

This is a beautiful four-bedroom, three-bath home on 300 ft. of private river frontage on the South Toe River. Sleeps 8 to 10. Within walking distance of Roaring Fork Waterfall and Mt. Mitchell clubhouse and restaurant. Two miles from Blue Ridge Parkway and one hour from Asheville, N.C. Other nearby attractions include Grandfather Mountain (less than an hour away), Linville Falls (less than an hour), and Linville Caverns (45 minutes)

Huge master bedroom with large double-closet and tile shower with three shower-heads. Covered wrap-around covered porch and deck with grill, hammock, picnic table and porch swing. Level lot with circular driveway and parking pad on one-acre of lovely hardwoods, rhododendron and wild flowers, ideal for nature lovers. With both A/C and heat, the house is ideal for vacationing during any season.

The beautiful Mount Mitchell Golf Course, rated 4 1/2 stars by the prestigious Golf Digest Magazine is less than 1/2 a mile away. Check with the Pro Shop about any specials or deals.

Numerous walking/hiking trails abound, two miles from Black Mountain Campground, Carolina Hemlocks Campground with Ole Swimming Hole and Clear Creek Ranch. Outstanding trout fishing in one of NC's premier trout rivers, brimming with rainbow and brown trout.

In addition to fishing, the shallow river area behind the house is great for wading, swimming and tubing. It's a wonderful place place for children and families who enjoy the outdoors.

More Details

Dale Justus
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Dale Justus

I was born and raised in the Hendersonville area of NC, and have spent nearly all my life in the state. My favorite part of the state has always been and forever will be, the mountains.

Dale Justus purchased this house in 2007

Why Dale Justus chose Burnsville

When my wife and I started our search for a mountain retreat, we visited and fell in love with the Mount Mitchell area early on. After a number of visits and after looking at what seemed like 'hundreds' of potential places in this area, we fell in love with the River's Edge property the moment we saw it.

Our immediate and extended family, and grandchildren have spent hours of enjoyment in this house making unforgettable memories that included a White Christmas, my oldest grandson's first trout on a fly rod, and countless Thanksgiving get together.

My grandchildren like this area so much, that they bring a few friends each year as part of their birthday, and spend a long weekend fishing, tubing, swimming, and horseback riding. It's become a tradition with them. You know it's a special place if it can get teenage boys to give up cell phones and Xbox for a weekend.

This property holds a special place for me, and I hope you will find that it does the same for you and your family.

What makes this house unique

Boy, where do I start? We fell in love with this place for so many reasons:

River front - 300 feet of private river frontage makes for awesome fishing, tubing, and wading. Just down the river from our house, the Mount Mitchell Golf course beings to maintain the river. Although a special permit is required to fish there, that area has some world class, trophy brown and rainbow trout.

Relaxation - This is an area and house where you can choose just how 'engaged' you want to be. Should you decide, you can step away from technology for a bit and embrace the outdoors, of, if you prefer stay connected. I should warn you though, you won't find a better house for a nice afternoon nap with the sound of the river running gently in the background.

Activities - There are so many unique and interesting activities to do in this area that it really never gets boring.

Master shower - The master shower is certainly not anything that you'd expect in a mountain getaway. Wall to ceiling Italian tile with a sitting area and dual European shower heads.


Burnsville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower
    2nd bathroom - Main floor - toilet , shower , This shower also features a European showerhead
    Bathroom 3 - -Downstairs - toilet , shower
  • The house features 3 bathrooms, with two on the main floor and another full bathroom downstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king
    2nd bedroom - Main floor - 1 queen
    4th bedroom - downstairs - 2 twin/ single
    3rd bedroom - downstairs - 1 queen
  • Large master bedroom features a full king bed with a down comforter. Features an attached spacious master bathroom with a large walk-in shower (with 2 European shower heads and a sitting bench) finished in Italian granite. The house features the master and a 2nd bedroom on the main floor, and two bedrooms downstairs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Binoculars Telescope for star-gazing


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(53 traveler reviews)

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Family And Pet Friendly Riverside Mountain Retreat
average rating of 4.8490567 based on 53 reviews

Christmas in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

The only thing missing from this wonderful trip to the mountains was snow! We had a great time at River's Edge and our dogs thoroughly enjoyed themselves! The master bedroom is spectacular! We had wonderful fires every night including one down by the river. We love the S. Toe River area and this house was a perfect way to enjoy it. We hiked to Roaring Fork Falls from the house! We cooked all of our meals there-the kitchen was very well stocked. Really appreciated the firewood already there for us as well! We had a couple of questions about the heat and lights and the owners were very responsive. We will definitely plan a return trip!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice property...

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, clean plenty of room.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the house. Beautiful setting. Didn't realize it was quite so high up the hill,but we learned to work around the 45 min. trip to town. Had trouble with reception on my phone, but kids phones worked just fine. Would consider staying here again. Husband was suprised at how much we didn't spend compared to hotels.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Riverfront Home

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully appointed home located directly on a pristine river in the mountains of western North Carolina. The owners were a dream to work with! Thank you for letting us stay in your gorgeous home!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Weekend in the Mountains

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property to enjoy a weekend with some friends in the mountains. It really met our expectations. The property is made up really lovely, enough room for 10 people and the surrounding area is perfect to relax, go hiking and have a barbeque. To communicate with the owner was easy and he responded to every single question we had. We felt really good renting this house and had a wonderful weekend in an amazing area.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable home in a great location with a well-equipped kitchen.

  • 5 of 5

This property is in an excellent location for nature lovers. The river in front of the property is serene and beautiful. We enjoyed the fire pit that overlooks the river and also enjoyed putting our tailgating chairs in the flow of the river while we read.

The house is lovely and extremely comfortable. Please know that it is 30 minutes to a grocery so it is best to stock up on your way in. When you go into Burnsville, check out the Blind Squirrel Brewery for great food and locally made, delicious beers.

The house sits adjacent to Pisgah National Forest and there is excellent trout fishing all around. We used Brown's Fishing (Jake) as guides and they were wonderful. Mt. Mitchell (highest peak in NC) is a 15 minute drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the trails there are diverse in both level of challenge and atmosphere.

Mt. Mitchell golf course is a two minute walk from the property. While we are not golfers, this would be a great perk for those who are.

We had a small hiccup upon arrival and Brad and Dale (the host's son and the host himself) handled it beautifully. They are super nice, responsive hosts who truly care that you enjoy your stay at their mountain home. A big thank you to both of them for making our stay super special and for offering their home for a fantastic escape from the Columbia, SC heat!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mount Mitchell Clubhouse Restaurant
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mount Mitchell Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 80
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mount Mitchell Clubhouse Restaurant
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $55
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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