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2 bedroom riverside cottage. Private hot tub. Sleeps 4

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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2 - 3 nights


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Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4,Max. capacity 6)

This is a two bedroom, two bath cottage in the small, quiet community of Bat Cave, NC. House has huge deck on the back overlooking river with a private 6 person hot tub. A large lower deck has been added just steps from the river. It is located just minutes from Chimney Rock and Lake Lure, less than 1/2 hour from Asheville and Black Mountain. Beautiful views, quiet walks and relaxing sounds of the river.


* large deck with private hot tub overlooking river

* bed, bath, kitchen, den & deck accessible from main level

* river right behind house

* fully stocked kitchen

* Den with large, flat screen tv w/ cable

We are the proud and blessed owners of this modern but quaint mountain cottage. The Rocky Broad River runs past the back of the house.


* enjoy private covered hot tub

* eat/play games @ large table w/ chairs

* sunbathe/read/relax

* listen to birds/river

* watch kids play in river

* enjoy beautiful sunsets

* take in the beautiful mountain views


* fish

* cool off in river

* enjoy a quiet walk

* build a campfire

* watch wildlife

* tubing

*play Corn Hole

River is stocked regularly during spring/summer for fishing.


* all types of water activities

* Churches

* restaurants

* Shopping

* Lake Lure

* Chimney Rock State Park

* Biltmore Estate

* Asheville

* Black Mountain

* visit a real wolf sanctuary/rescue

*rock climbing/repelling/ziplines/hiking/boating/skiing

Bat Cave is small community in the mountains of North Carolina. You can enjoy beautiful winters and warm summers. The community is named for a rare breed of bats the inhabit a nearby cave. Guided tours to the mouth of the cave can be scheduled in the Spring and Summer. This is a beautiful place to get away from the 'busy-ness' of everyday life and enjoy a slower pace where people are friendly and life is calm.

Keywords: 2 bedroom, 2 bath cottage on RIVER, PRIVATE HOT TUB on HUGE deck facing river.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Sherri Smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Sherri Smith

Jon and I were married in 1988. We spent our honeymoon in nearby Chimney Rock. We reside in Kernersville, NC where we were both born and raised. We are parents to 3 wonderful children; Owen, Hannah and Molly. Jon has been employed with Tyco Electronics since 1994. He is a drummer and has played with several bands over the years. He now enjoys playing in our praise and worship band at church. I have spent most of our married life as an at-home mom. I have been blessed to provide child care for some precious children who have touched my life deeply. I have taught pre-school, worked as a substitute teacher in our local schools and worked full time with special needs children where God taught me things I would never have learned otherwise. I am participated in my first international mission trip in the summer of 2012. I accompanied a small group from my local church to Malawi, Africa where we worked with orphans, widows, and special needs children.I returned in the spring of 2014. These trips have been amazing and I hope to be able to return many more times. Jon and I have been greatly blessed and look forward to the opportunity to share our blessings with you.

Sherri Smith purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Sherri Smith chose Asheville Area

We had always vacationed at Ocean Isle Beach. Because Jon loves the mountains so much I decided to try something different the summer of 2011. I began to search online for places in the mountains that still provided swimming and sunbathing opportunities. While browsing on VRBO one day I came across a house in Bat Cave. I booked it for a long weekend and we were hooked! We booked a second visit and it was during that visit that we discovered the little house for sale. We fell in love with it and purchased it several months later. We love the fact that there is so much to do in the area. Our daughter loves to visit the nearby wolf sanctuary/rescue. There is swimming, horseback riding, kayaking,hiking,rock climbing, repelling, ziplining, shopping, and so much more.

What makes this cottage unique

We love the quiet, peaceful surroundings. The colors of fall are spectacular! Spring is beautiful and full of color. The wildlife is abundant. We leave all our cares at home!


based on 38 traveler reviews

2 bedroom riverside cottage. Private hot tub. Sleeps 4
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 38 reviews
West Union

Relaxing getaway! Perfect for one or two couples.

  • 5 of 5

I reserved this lovely house for a weekend retreat for my husband and I with our best friends. The hot tub was a big attraction along with the river.

The river delivered as expected. Very peaceful, beautiful and true to the name, ROCKY!

We were disappointed to turn on the hot tub only to hear the breaker trip off instantly. I e-mailed the owner and within a short time, an electrician showed up. By that evening, the hot tub was the perfect temperature. Yay!

The house was clean, hot tub was pristine, kitchen fully stocked, hot water was HOT, air conditioning was cool... all we needed for a perfect weekend.

We will be back. Possibly this winter to enjoy the fire pit.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hate to see our guests disappointed in any way and always try to take care of any issue as soon as possible. We were so glad that the electrician was able to get there so quickly and these nice folks could enjoy their visit!
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Short getaway

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, relaxing and inviting home. Loved the hot tub and the sounds of the creek. All the items you need provided for an at home feel.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte NC

The Riverhouse with a View

  • 4 of 5

This was an excellent riverfront house. The sound of the river rustling behind the house was enough to make you want to extend your stay indefinitely. The view was breathtaking and the accommodations are great for four adults. If you have children they could sleep in the loft area on the futon. The owners made it so simple for you to feel at home with the great selection of dvds for your viewing pleasure and the fully equipped kitchen. Now about the decks...just know that if you go out you will not want to come back in. We stayed in the hot tub whenever we got a chance because the weather was great the weekend after Christmas. Chimney Rock National Park was very very close and the shopping spots were plentiful. If you get a chance you must experience this place for yourself.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couple's Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I came here for some relaxing adult time. We're so busy with our kids, sports & church, we needed some "Us" time. The house is in a great location, lots of antiquing, sights to see & things to do. It is very cozy & fully stocked, just bring your food, they supply the rest. They even had firewood for the fire pit downstairs. It has a beautiful view of the river, especially relaxing while stretched out in the large hot tub. Also loved warming by a fire that's right at the waters edge! Loved our trip & loved this home!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent place

  • 5 of 5

Great place on the river, very relaxing and lots of cool local things to do. Asheville only 20 mins away, this place was everything you want for a relaxing vacation! We recommend this place and hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy house with a great view!

  • 5 of 5

Great house with an amazing view of the river! The deck is very well-done. It feels very serene, perfect for a weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Chimney Rock Village
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Chimney Rock Village

Marvel at amazing Biltmore Estate and Gardens along with fine dining and entertainment in nearby Asheville, get the thrill of your life ziplineing in nearby Hendersonville, visit Full Moon Farms which is a real life wolf sanctuary offering tours just minutes away, visit the famous Mast Gerneral Store while touring historic downtown Hendersonville, enjoy beautiful hymns wafting through the valley every Sunday morning and (if you're lucky enough) the occasional serenading sounds of bagpipes being played from the mountain high above, 'Polar Plunge' for charity at Lake Lure in the winter, see 'Johnny's cabin' from the original Dirty Dancing movie in Lake Lure, pick your own apples in the fall or enjoy the many varieties of apples grown and harvested by local farmers, enjoy a boat tour of Lake Lure, or just drive or walk and enjoy the beauty surrounding you.


Rates & Availability

Bat Cave Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
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Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
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Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

We offer cleaning for a fee of $65. You may choose to pay this fee and perform just a few simple tasks before checking out. Or you may choose to waive it by leaving the house as you found it (guidelines posted on fridge).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Bat Cave Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Tub/shower in each bathroom. Please bring your own personal hygiene products as they are not supplied. Towels, washcloths, hand towels are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2) Linens are provided.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
River practically at back door, shopping nearby, fishing, gift shops within walking distance pure relaxation. Bring your swimsuits , water shoes and fishing poles for the river! Please bring separate swimsuits for the river and the hot tub.

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