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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 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 4.9787235 based on 47 reviews

Excellent place for a gathering

  • 5 of 5

My immediate family and I shared this home for 5 nights before and following my wedding in Marshall, NC. The location is perfect - close to Asheville but feels far away. We used the deck to eat the first night, grilled twice, used the kitchen for all breakfasts, and were able to fit all 12 of us around the indoor table when it was too hot outside. We loved, loved this stay. It is true to the pictures. On the first night one of the fire alarms needed a new battery and the owners sent over someone to fix the problem quickly. Everything was perfect! What a great home.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for our family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Our family hosted a reunion here and couldn't have been happier with the location! Absolutely amazing spot right on the river! We were able to enjoy the nature from right on the water, in the large grassy area next to the house, on both patios, and on the deck. There were enough seats for all 16 adults and 1 kiddo in two places outside (deck upstairs and tables on lower patio) as well as inside with their innovative fold-out table added to the main dining table. The beds and pillows were super comfortable. Owners were extremely responsive and I don't think ever went more than a few minutes with responses while we were there and not over a day when we were planning the trip. Will absolutely rent this house again if we ever make it to NC for another reunion! Thank you for sharing your beautifully modern and updated home with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful modern house in picturesque setting.

  • 5 of 5

The French Broad River Lodge was an absolutely beautiful place to host our family gathering. We had 12 adults in the house and nearly 30 additional family friends in the campground next door. The house was recently remodeled and is stunning. Lots of outdoor seating with umbrellas, great for every kind of weather. There are two fire pits, one near the house and one right on the river. We used both and loved each one. Lots of shade in the yard and easy river access when the water is not too high.

The location is great, only 10 minutes north of town with amenities close by.

The proper owners were very responsive. Thank you Jason for all your help!

I would highly recommend this home. We would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wedding with 50 in attendance, and multiple friends and family members noted that it was the most beautiful wedding they'd ever witnessed. We said our vows right on the banks of the ancient French Broad River and enjoyed delicious, organic, catered fare in this stunning, modern villa. We've all collectively agreed to seek this same property for future family reunions. I cannot recommend the French Broad River Lodge more... If 10 stars were available, I would give it all 10!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Reunion Site

  • 5 of 5

Everyone at our family reunion loved this beautiful home. The area restaurants were enjoyable since we did not cook in much, and we all enjoyed the attractions near by. We would love to come again. We had family from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland, Tennessee and Georgia.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful visit with wonderful friends at a wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

The house was great. It was perfect for our group trip. The ride to downtown Asheville was 15 min or a $12 Uber ride. I highly suggest staying here for your trip to Asheville.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 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

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $195 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

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.
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