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Log home on the river with mountain views

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Treat yourself to a truly serene mountain river retreat filled with soothing river sounds and magnificent mountain views. Spend the day rafting, kayaking or just floating in the pristine Broad River just down the stairs in the backyard and then relax on the top deck to a spectacular sunset.

This custom cedar log home built in 2007 features 4 bedrooms and a loft, 3 baths, 3 queens, 2 twins, 1 futon, 2 wrap-around decks, backyard fire pit seating area, wood-burning fireplace, gas grill, WIFI, Apple TV with 52 inch Sony flat screen TV and surround sound (no cable), new washer/dryer, instant water heater, garage with remote garage door opener, hammock, log rocking chairs, and a ping pong table! It is pet friendly inside and out with a mesh-wire and rail fenced backyard and a gated upper deck. The extra large kitchen and is fully equipped with all new appliances and cook-ware and comfortably accommodates multiple cooks.

Amenities include:

 6* river tubes

 Extra canvas folding chairs at house and river

 All bath linens – but no beach towels

 Gas grill on upper deck

 Espresso machine

 Kuerig Coffee maker

 Regular coffer maker

 Coffee grinder

 Blender

 Juicer

 Toaster

 Crockpot

 Microwave

 Gas stove

 Dishwasher

 Refrigerator with large ice maker

 Fully-equipped kitchen with plenty of pots and pans and cooking utensils and serving sets for 10

 Spices provided

 Dish soap provided

 Paper towels and toilet paper provided

 Washer/Dryer available in the garage

 Wood provided for fireplace

 Sony 52” flat screen with surround sound

 DVD player and movies in the cabinet below the player

 Apple TV with Netflix, Airplay and more (no cable)

 Card and board games

 Full size ping pong table in the garage

Minutes from boating, fishing, rafting, canoeing, tubing, zipline, golf, hiking, sandy lake beaches and excellent dining, Without a doubt this is the ideal NC mountain location as either a romantic getaway or a fun family gathering. Hope to see you soon!

More Details

Jeff Hayes
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Jeff Hayes

Retired IT professional, musician, lover of nature and all things these beautiful North Carolina mountains!

Jeff Hayes purchased this house in 2012

Why Jeff Hayes chose Lake Lure

Solid cedar log construction ideally located on the Broad River but with beautiful mountain views and sunsets off the upper deck.

What makes this house unique

Perfect location for a relaxing retreat or a fun-filled family gathering. The soothing sounds of the river with the magnificent mountain sunsets provide a serene retreat from the hectic city life. At the same time the opportunities for fun and adventure with the river, lake ,hiking trails, fishing, boating and Asheville excursions provide an endless source of excitement.


Lake Lure House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Log home on the river with mountain views
average rating of 4.814815 based on 27 reviews

Nice property

  • 4 of 5

Everything was nice besides the doors! We spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to lock the doors, especially the ones that you enter in and out of. The two bedroom doors up top did not lock at all and neither did the bathroom on the main floor. One room had dog hairs on the sheets. Overall the property was beautiful and we really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A peaceful, beautiful get away

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful. The house wonderful. Jeff was very easy to work with. It was a wonderful weekend with our mom and her friend.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was amazing! The house is beautiful and very clean. Jeff had everything ready to go when we got there. It is very well stocked and the few groceries we needed we got at the grocery store right down the road. The neighborhood is beautiful and quiet and is close to a lot of fun stuff! I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Much character!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was well designed, beautiful and clean. Love the huge multi-level decks facing the backyard mountain view while listening to the broad river. Stairs to river, as noted, are quite a hike but nice to be so close to the river. Love that it was pet friendly and Jeff was very easy to work with. Hope to be back to visit this beautiful cabin again.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabin was completely "vacation ready". We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

I visited the cabin recently with my 4 adult children (and 2 dogs!). We had a great time relaxing on the back porch after days spent hiking area trails and kayaking on Lake Lure. We cooked dinner each night in the large, well-equipped kitchen. The cabin had everything you could want for an enjoyable vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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House is beautiful....BUT

  • 3 of 5

Upon arrival we noticed beautiful wood floors with coating of dust. The furniture was all dusty. Then the kitchen...needed completely wiped down top to bottom. I understand log homes may get dustier, but this was from a long period of accumilation. The walls had spider webs and dust top to bottom. The upstairs bathroom smelled of urine the entire week. Then there was the intertubing. I really wanted to spend the week intertubing. We got ready, located the tubes, then had to fill everyone of them up with air. Walked down 171 steep steps only to find the water was moving so swiftly there is no possible way to get in it. You would have no idea where you would end up or how to even get stopped to get out of the water. Too dangerous. Then we had to climb back up the 171 steep steps and thought I would die by the time I got to the top. So all in all I didn't get to relax as much as I would have liked. Then no real TV and only one....boring! Lastly, the worst lighting I had ever seen in any home, bathrooms so dimly lit could barely tell how makeup looked (probably to not highlight the dust) But we tried to play cards every night at the crowded kitchen table and could barely see. We bought T-bone steaks to grill one night for everyone, and the gas ran out on the grill. By the time they found replacement tank, the steaks were ruined. I think the home is beautiful, but needs some attention.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry to hear of your bad experience. The river does flow and the flow does vary. I recommend putting in upstream and floating back to the house. There is great spot within the Riverbend property to put in at the Old Swimming Hole which is located just inside the main gate less than a mile from the house for a 30-45 minute easy ride. For a more challenging ride you can put in at Canopy Ridge Farm just down 74a about a mile from the main gate. Under normal conditions you can float in the deep pool just left of the large rock landing at the bottom of the steps. The cleaning service has been instructed to do more frequent dusting. I did offer to have them out to do more cleaning when you reported the dusty condition. The listing does specify that there is a 55" Sony flatscreen with Bose surround sound and Apple TV with Netflix but no cable. As for the lighting each bathroom has an overhead light as well as lights over the mirrors. It is unfortunate that the gas ran out while you were cooking. I do always keep a spare tank in the garage. Again I am very sorry for your bad experience and will continue to work on improving the experience for everyone.
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Beach
6.5 Miles
Lake Lure Beachfront
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $300

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

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