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French Broad River Lodge - Riverfront Setting With Upscale Amenities

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

6 bedroom, 5.5 baths (4 en-suite), river views captured by 3 stories of windows

Welcome to the French Broad River Lodge! An elegant escape nestled on the French Broad River, just North of Asheville, North Carolina, this property features magnificent accommodations within easy reach of all the city’s diverse attractions. With easy freeway access and close proximity to local shopping and restaurants, the property gets high marks for convenience. But it is its picturesque setting that makes it irresistible.

Recently renovated and updated with modern amenities, the house features six bedrooms, sleeping up to 18 in bedrooms. Four of the bedrooms feature en suite baths, and all five and a half bathrooms were redesigned and updated with luxurious spa features.

Dramatic walls of windows span the house’s three levels, and with views of the river from every room, this is a house for all seasons. Enjoy the surrounding lush green foliage of spring and summer, the vibrant hues of autumn, and the canyon views of winter. Relax on one of the house’s three deck spaces or explore the hundreds of feet of private river bank to enjoy the views and sounds of the river. Cozy up inside beside the fireplace, or build a campfire on the river bank and make s’mores. Better yet, do it all!

Here’s a quick tour of the house:

Top Level

• Bedroom 1 - Queen Sleep Number bed with en-suite bath, twin daybed with trundle

• Bedroom 2 - Queen memory foam bed with en-suite bath, twin daybed with trundle

• Balcony with desk above 2nd level living area

Middle Level

• Living area with fireplace and two stories of floor to ceiling windows

• Kitchen with easy access to dining room and huge outdoor living space

• Dining Room with over-sized, 9-foot dining table

• Outdoor living area with gas grill and dining tables.

• Bedroom 3 - King memory foam bed, en-suite bath with custom shower, free-standing tub, and dual sinks, connects to side balcony.

Lower level

• Family room with 55' flat screen TV and DVD player

• Game rooms with ping pong table and foosball table

• Bedroom 4 - Queen sleep number bed

• Bedroom 5 - King memory foam bed, en-suite bath with custom shower and dual sinks, pass through entrance to bath from family/game room

• Bedroom 6 – Two double memory foam beds

• Shared bathroom with huge custom shower

• Laundry room

• Outdoor patio with separate entrance and views/access to the river

Other amenities: Well-equipped kitchen, gas indoor fireplace, gas grill, flat screen TVs with cable/DVRs, bluetooth stereo/CD player, DVD/Blue-Ray Players, High-speed wireless internet, landline phone with free local and long distance within US, board games, portable crib/bassinet, paved/covered parking, paved road access, cell coverage from the property for major carriers.


• This property is riverfront on a whitewater river. All access and use of the river is at your own risk. You must be prepared to closely watch your children (and husbands/boyfriends)!

• Like all major rivers, the French Broad river canyon also serves as a transportation artery. This includes the road that this home is located on and a rail line across the river. There are no crossings, so the trains do not blow their whistles or ring bells... you'll occasionally hear the romantic rumble of the trains over the sound of the river. This is a minor trade-off to being on the riverfront, but we believe you'll agree it's a worthy one.

More Details

Jason Graves
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Jason Graves

We are two families that are long-time friends and co-workers. Between us we have kids ranging in age from toddlers to teenagers, and we love to travel to the Asheville area. We have rented a number of the available properties, but wanted to find the ideal spot... so we decided to create it ourselves. If we weren't busy working (as environmental engineers, a Realtor/former NASA flight operations engineer, and a microcontroller product engineer, turned author) we'd be fighting over which family would get to move in full-time!

Jason Graves purchased this house in 2014

Why Jason Graves chose Asheville Area

In short, the RIVER!!!! After sharing another property as a vacation rental last year, and seeing that we weren't the only ones seeking out the perfect property, we thought we should try to find another ideal vacation home and vacation rental. When we found this home, we immediately saw the potential. After undergoing an extensive renovation completed in 2015, it had the attributes we were looking for: multiple master bedrooms, great views, completely modernized amenities, and ideal convenience to all that the Asheville area has to offer.

What makes this house unique

Key benefits of River House are:

- Riverfront property this close to downtown!

- multiple master bedrooms with en-suite baths

- 6 bedrooms and 5 and a half baths

- over 2000 square feet of decks/outdoor living space

- walls of windows to view the river

- easy all-paved access to a major freeway

- high speed internet and cell coverage (rare for mountain properties)


Asheville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Custom glass shower, tub, granite counter w/ single sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Custom glass shower, tub, granite counter w/ single sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Custom glass shower, freestanding tub, dual sinks
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Custom glass shower, granite counter w/ dual sinks
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Custom glass shower, granite counter w/ dual sinks
    Half Bath - toilet , Half bath on middle level
  • Custom showers with premium tile, glass enclosures, and granite vanities in all bathrooms. Rainhead shower heads in all baths with separate handheld sprays in all showers and tubs. Thermostatic valve controls in showers. Dual hot water heaters with tank boosters. Private water closets in two of the bathrooms.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Memory foam bed, en-suite w/ shower/tub, twin daybed/trundle
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Memory foam bed, en-suite w/ shower and freestanding tub
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Sleep Number bed
    Gameroom - 2 double , Double bed and double trundle built into ping pong table
    Bedroom 6 - 2 double , Two double memory foam beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Memory foam bed, en-suite w/ shower/tub, twin daybed/trundle
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Sleep Number bed, en-suite w/ shower
  • Sleeping for eighteen in six private bedrooms. House can accommodate 20 with additional double bed and double trundle bed built into custom ping pong table in downstairs game/family room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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French Broad River Lodge - Riverfront Setting With Upscale Amenities
average rating of 4.962963 based on 54 reviews
Greensboro, NC

WOW! What a stunner!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place with all the amenities, in the most picturesque location you could possibly dream up. The slow rumble of a train would occasionally drown out the sound of the river in the most pleasant way. Loved our stay, and are so grateful for Jason's excellent communication. Would definitely return for another visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Eclipse 2017

  • 5 of 5

This home was a great location for our family reunion. We used the house as our "base" and drove to Franklin to view the Eclipse. There was more than enough room for our family of 15. The view of the river right out our front door was fabulous! We enjoyed listening to the river while reading on the front patio or side deck. The hot tub was wonderful. We had a couple of campfires as well. Getting to Asheville was fairly easy, though some members of our group found it simpler to "Uber" there rather than deal with parking in town (especially on a weekend night). Some of the young adults in our group went tubing and zip lining. We discovered the Arts District on this trip, visited a few breweries and finally got to "Shindig on the Green" downtown. It was a great week, and this was a great house for a large group to enjoy being together and experience all that Asheville has to offer!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house

  • 4 of 5

The house worked well for a family of 15 adults. The French Broad River is an added bonus. Many late afternoons we were sitting and watching the river go buy. We did find the air condition hard to adjust on the first floor.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed the home! I'm sure I will have questions about this review, so I will try to answer them here: This home has a ~2 year old state of the art air conditioning and heating system. It is a multi-zone control unit with independent programmable electronic thermostats on each level. Adjusting the level on any of the floors should be as simple as adjusting the temperature on the thermostat. It is possible that the thermostat was confusing for this user, or it is possible that there was a mechanical problem, though we have had no concerns expressed to us from subsequent guests in the house. In either case, always contact the owner if you are having trouble with a system in a house you are staying in. We are here to help troubleshoot any system, and would rather call our AC technician under our 24-hr service contract than have any guest be at all uncomfortable in one of our homes. Please understand that we can't help solve a problem if we hear about it after you have left. Thanks! Jason
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Reunion at French Broad Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Just lovely. Seems far away but is close to all recreation one could want. Well equipped and loads of seating in and out for our family shin-dig.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston, South Carolina

Just got back today and tonight we'll be looking at dates for next year

  • 5 of 5

Really is a great house for a large group. We ended up with 19 people and everyone collectively felt it was perfect for a group that size. Everyone had their own space and was very comfortable. The home sets up very well for the adults to all hang out and party on the upstairs patio off the kitchen and the kids claimed the downstairs fire pit area for themselves. Being ON the river really makes it work even better and the kids loved it. I'm not normally one to write a review but this house really is set up nice and we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Farmville NC

Relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a relaxing vacation at the French Broad River Lodge. Our family of 11 enjoyed sitting on the patio and watching the river rush by. The house is gorgeous, plenty of space for everyone to spread out. The location is perfect for enjoying the area's attractions including tubing, white water rafting, downtown Asheville, and the Blue Ridge parkway.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Thirsty Monk Pub and Brewery
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Country Club of Asheville/Grove Park Country Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Future I-26 also called Highway 25/70/19
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Stoney Knob Cafe
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

About 3 miles from major highway, with easy access to downtown Asheville, restaurants bars, attractions, and surrounding towns.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $195

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed. We do not require a deposit or property damage protection, but renter will be responsible for damages in accordance with the rental agreement. We may approve rentals less than the minimum stay, but a $150 fee will apply for each night below the minimum, unless the rental fills a booking gap.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.