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Romantic NC Mountainside & Riverside Cabin Suite on Vineyard Property

Traphill, NC, USA
  • Lodge800 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Gorgeous 3 Room-Suite with upscale furnishings and outstanding mountain setting

***"If you are making a reservation on behalf of someone else, then the information in the reservation needs to be for the person staying in the unit since we must have a way to communicate. The person paying only has to supply the credit card number and the security deposit will be returned to that credit Card. Thank You"****

The Lodgings at Roaring River Vineyards (RRV) - the hidden gems in the NC mountains. Located just two miles from Stone Mountain State Park, in the Yadkin Valley Wine Appellation in the heart of NC Wine Country, home of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the NC foothills, and overlooking the Roaring River as far as the eye can see.

The Lodgings are comprised of several vacation rentals consisting of Aspen (437203)

the unit you inquired about, Birch (437950), and the Serendipity Cabin (513211). These are located on a vineyard estate reminiscent of a French mountain Vineyard on the banks of the Roaring River. There are not too many units that can boast having all that in one place!

This historic place was inhabited by the early settlers to the mountains, but also paleolithic people who roamed this land 8,000 years ago. The most recent people built a gristmill (on the right side of the river), a sawmill and the miller's cabin on the other side of the river, both were operated by a dam that was destroyed during a large flood in June 1940.

Although built recently, every effort has been made to preserve the history of this amazing place. The Miller's cabin dating back to 1793 still stands near the vestiges of the sawmill. From the Aspen unit you can see the remains of the dam on each side of the mountain that fed the ancient gristmill (now the future site of our wine tasting room due to open January 2016).

Aspen is a 3-room unit (1 bedroom with office area, 1 bathroom with tub and shower, a large closet, and an open room that holds the living room, dinette area, fully equipped in-suite full size kitchen, with stainless steel appliances, and equipped to cook standard meals. There are also items such as spices, coffee, oil and vinegar that are on hand at all times. TV with premium channels, WIFI, and wrap around porch that offers amenities such as: rug covered sitting area, a bistro set for two a bistro table, individual BBQ grill and fire pit, and while sitting there, literally six feet from the bluff that overlooks the river. Enjoy this lovely setting while having coffee or sipping a glass of wine while listening to the sounds of the Roaring River as it rushes down from Stone Mountain. This sound is so calming and relaxing and draws you in.

We have included many amenities inside the unit as well as outside anticipating our guest's needs and comfort. The furnishing and linens are of nice quality, and attention to detail is evident. There are also a number of attractions on the vineyard property such as: private fishing, private riverside beach, with table and lounge chairs, lawn games (croquet, horseshoes, bocce ball, corn hole toss). There also additional building that offer an alfresco sitting area near an outdoor fireplace - this is a common areas where guest can mingle together and socialize over a glass of wine or roasting S'Mores (yes, there are roasting sticks for that purpose, wood, and a lighter just awaiting your presence. Least but not last, we are in the process of building an in-ground spa, with a wrap around deck (projected completion date: end of October 2015).

The private fishing takes place on our ponds and on a stretch of the Roaring River that is private - only the owners and guests are allowed to fish there. Fishing is catch and release, using barbless hooks. The river has trouts (brown, brook and rainbow trouts) as well as small muth bass. The ponds have bass and bottom feeders. The overall setting on the mountainside vineyard and riverside accommodations are just magnificent. All the vineyards in the area have bragging rights about one thing or another but you will have to travel far and wide to find everything that we have to offer on this particular vineyard and that is what makes is so special. Other vineyards may have a river but you might have to hike to get to it -- not here -it is in your backyard. Some vineyards only have a wine-tasting room. We will be opening ours very soon, but in addition to that, we also have tan event venue, and a number of accommodations. With a few more planned in the near future. When you consider all our property has to offer we are destined to become a destination point as word gets out about us. When people realize where we are located -- near one of the most visited parks in NC. Stone Mountain State Park receives 800,000 visitors each year. We are in the heart of NC Wine country, in the Yadkin Valley Wien Appellation. For the last three years we have been making wine and building up our wine inventory to prepare for our Wine Tasting Room's Grand Opening.

We will be open year round for our vacation rentals and wine tasting room. The outdoor event venue will be open from from April 15 through October 31st.

We are the hidden gem in the NC wine country surrounded by magnificent views all around.

… in your backyard, yet a world away from it all!

The main lodge has three rental units: Aspen, Birch and Cedar

Aspen (437203)/ Birch (437950) are 3-room suites located on the first floor of the main lodge. Each suite has a bedroom with a Queen size bed with a small office area, 1 bathroom, a large closet, and an open area with a kitchen, dinette area, and living room. The kitchen has standard size SS appliances and the necessary equipment to make meal preparation a cinch even for the gourmet cooks among us!

The rustic décor is elegant and sure to please. All units come with WIFI, Premium TV Channels, and an outdoor grill.

The covered patio has a bistro dining set, an outdoor settee, and private fire-pit. Imagine yourself having a candlelight diner or sipping a glass of wine while admiring the beautiful mountain vistas and listening to the sounds of the Roaring River as it flows by just a few feet away from you. Yes, it is that close! It just doesn’t get better than that!

The amenities are so numerous that this vineyard is becoming a destination in and of itself. There is a private beach, a swim hole, private fishing on the river and in the ponds. There is also bow-hunting in season. There are a number of lawn games such as Bocce Ball, Corn Hole Toss, Horseshoe Pits, and Croquet. Another fun activity is to picnic amongst the grapevines, or for that matter, anywhere on the 50-acre vineyard estate.








Note: The Cedar Unit – is a two-story unit that is currently occupied for a long-term period. When it becomes available it can be rented as a single unit. There is the potential of renting all three units (the entire lodge) for special events.

There are many festivals in the area: Merle Fest takes place the 3rd week in April, wine festivals also abound in the region many taking place in May. Winery offer music and food events. We have two wineries within a few miles: McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks, and Jones Von Drehle Winery and very soon we'll open the doors to our very own wine tasting room! But son't wait until then, come and check out our vineyard as it stands today and come back many times to see all the changes that are taking place over time.

There are a number of historical sites in the area as well as fishing, canoeing, hiking, biking, For full details, photos, and actual testimonials from our guest book, visit our VRBO and read our guest reviews.

You can also follow us on Facebook under Roaring River Vineyards.


Josephine P. Silvey, Thomas Silvey

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english, french, german
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About Josephine P. Silvey, Thomas Silvey

Josephine speaking: I was born in France of German parents, and moved to the States when I was 15 years. Graduated from San Jose State University with BS in Business Administration. I worked for IBM for 17 years, and was transferred about every 3 years to a new location, including oversees assignment in Tokyo, Japan for 3 years. After that, I worked in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) at First Union Bank (now Wells Fargo Bank). My husband and I now live on our vineyard. Tom Silvey's Speaking: I am from Harriman, TN and grew up on my beloved mountains, overlooking a beautiful lake. I graduated from Le Tourneau University with an Engineering degree, and have been working for Westinghouse which later became Siemens. I had to work on numerous projects which required extensive travel abroad (China, Japan and in Europe). I developed a taste for traveling and was happy that Josephine loves traveling as well. Josephine and I met in Charlotte and got married in 1993. Both of us were married before so we blended our children into our new family (Josephine‘s daughter and my two daughters and son). We are now empty-nesters, but the family keeps growing with the addition of grandchildren, three grand-sons, and a grand-daughter so far and another on the way. Since acquiring the vineyard, we have traveled extensively to wine growing regions to develop our knowledge of viticulture and enology. Our knowledge must include best practices used, not only in our region, but also in other parts of the world.

Josephine P. Silvey, Thomas Silvey purchased this Lodge in 2011

Why Josephine P. Silvey, Thomas Silvey chose Traphill

The setting of this property is gorgeous and reminiscent of French riverbank hillside vineyards. We knew we had a gem as soon as we saw the property, and soon after that the dream was born. We wanted others to discover what we had found, an area rich in history, of moonshine and NASCAR, close to Stone Mountain State Park, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and dotted with many wineries along the NC Wine Route. People come here from all over to enjoy the foliage in fall, to hike, fish, hunt, and partake of all the things the region has to offer. We are in the country but close to both Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Charlotte and to the VA border.

What makes this Lodge unique

You have the opportunity to stay in an upscale apartment located on on a 50-acre estate, at the Roaring River Vineyards. You enter the property through an elegant stone entrance, with two fishing ponds on each side, and see the vineyards going up the slope in front of you. You drive to the apartment situated on the river bank, literally just feet away of the Roaring River. The three-story home has a two-storywrap-around porch that offers great views of the river, the grist-mill ruins, and the 'The Gathering Place', an event venue that can be rented or for use by the guests when they rent all the available rental units. The beauty of the setting slowly registers with you, as you take in the view. You hear the sounds of the river cascading over large boulders, and the next thing you know you’re fishing and hoping to catch that “prize winning” trout. If you are not in the mood for fishing you might decide instead to relax on the sandy river beach, catch-up on some reading, cool-off in the river or picnic amongst the grapevines. Nature lovers will enjoy the sightings of the abundant wildlife. You can do whatever you want when you are here. You can just relax or you may want to engage in as many activities as the region has to offer, it’s up to you! One of the benefits of being on a private estate is that you can fish on our private ponds year-round without a license. We also allow bow-hunting on our grounds. For those of you “wannabe” grape-growers, you can pick the grapes at harvest time or help crush grapes. We are open to that! Who knows, there may be a budding winemaker among you! We have our own attractions on the estate such as skeet-shooting, archery, target practice and many other lawn games: horseshoe, croquet, bocce ball, and corn toss.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Beautifully appointed bedroom with adjoining office area. Decorated with rustic furniture, a Hickory Queen size Bed, and reclaimed-wood nightstands. The designer bedding ensemble has a mountain feel that will please the most discerning guest.


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Lovely bathroom with shower/tub combination, mountain style shower curtain. Sink base with open storage and supply drawer, and matching etagere. Upscale towels. Bath supplies.

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              We are located in the foothills of the NC mountains. Our vineyard is reminiscent of a french mountain vineyard. The owner was born and educated in French of German descent and speaks both languages.
            • Resort
              Roaring River Vineyards is a resort that offers vacation rentals, an event venue, a wine tasting room, vineyards and a truffle field. Chez Josephine is the onsite restaurant, wine/beer tasting room.
            • Rural
              Located in NC Wine Country, near the Blue Ridge Parkway and Stone Mountain State Park (NC), on a beautiful vineyard estate surrounded by mountains, and located on the banks of the Roaring River.
            • Village
              Located in the village of Traphill, NC near Stone Mountain State Park.
            • Waterfront
              The house is on the banks of the Roaring River. There is a private beach on the river and private fishing.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fireplace
                          The unit comes with an outdoor firepit. There is also an outdoor fireplace in the alfresco sitting area.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                          Linens and beddings include Queen sheets, pillows, pillow cases, coverlet with coordinated bedskirt, accessory pillows.
                        • Living Room
                          Open Living Room
                        • Parking
                          Outdoor parking, on private property
                        • Towels Provided
                          Soft Designer towels (large supply)


                            • Microwave
                              Stainless steel, standard size.
                            • Coffee Maker
                              10 cup coffeemaker, with coffee, tea, sweeteners, and creamer.
                            • Dishwasher
                              Stainless steel, standard size.
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Kitchen
                              Fully stocked in-suite kitchen with standard size stainless steel appliances
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Fully equipped for long term stay.
                            • Oven
                              self-cleaning oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Offering the basic cooking supplies, spices, condiments, coffee/tea, and paper products However you are in the high country and are advised to stock up on groceries before your arrival.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Stainless steel, standard size.
                            • Stove
                              Stainless steel range, with glass cooking surface, standard size.
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Bar-height dining set in open area between kitchen and living room.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 2 people


                                    • Games
                                      Outdoor lawn Games: Croquet, Bocce Ball, horseshoe, corn-hole (Free). Skeet Shooting and Archery for a fee.
                                    • Music Library
                                      Music part of the TV suscription Premium Package
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Direct TV with premium channels such as HBO, Starz, Showtime, and music channels
                                    • Television
                                      flat screen TV in living room with remote control.


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Each apartment has a covered patio and The Gathering Place allows you to meet in larger groups when you rent multiple units.
                                        • Golf
                                          There are several golf courses nearby but not on the property itself.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • not suitable for children
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible
                                              The entire area is a mountainous area, with uneven terrain, gravel roads and parking lots. The lodge has a step-down that can makes it inaccessible.

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Hot Tub


                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • museums
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • photography
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • sledding
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • cross country skiing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • snowboarding
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • water tubing


                                                                    • There is also a sandy beach on the river that can be used for sunbathing and bathing. You can make reservations for a picnic basket and blanket anywhere on the 50 acre vineyard property. There is also trout fishing and bow hunting (in season).

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      43 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Quiet, relaxing time on the river

                                                                      richard f.

                                                                      Having a little time off in mid-April, we were looking for a nice, quiet, off-the beaten path place to stay during the middle of the week. My reasons for choosing the Traphill, NC area were pretty selfish. I wanted a place that was on the river so that I could have on-site fishing and be close to Stone Mountain State Park. My wife’s reason was to be in a quiet, relaxing setting so that she could enjoy somewhere while I was out fishing or hiking. We chose the Lodgings at Roaring River Vineyards because it meet my needs and my wife’s reason to come along with me.

                                                                      Driving up to the lodging and passing over the Roaring River, we see the property on the left. Immediately driving onto the property, we pass between two ponds while viewing the vineyard in front of us. The land on which the property sits on is beautiful. Making a left turn, we arrive at the restaurant and tasting room. This building is just a beautiful as the surrounding land.

                                                                      To the right, we get our first glimpse of the lodging. Another beautiful building that sets upon the beautiful landscape.

                                                                      The Aspen Suite, located on the first floor, is very accessible. Opening the front door, we immediately see that the suite is spacious, nicely decorated, and spotless. Opening the back door, the Roaring River can be heard and seen.

                                                                      The fishing on this section of the Roaring River was great. One morning I used a lightweight spin casting setup, while on the second morning I used a small fly-fishing setup. Both mornings were very productive since this section of the river is on private property and sees very light fishing pressure. As I waded upstream for a ½ mile, I had the river to myself.

                                                                      While I was out fishing / hiking, my wife spent time on the back porch / seating area to read and relax. She loved the quietness and beauty of the surroundings, while being able to sit on a comfortable outdoor couch listening to the sounds of the river.

                                                                      Other pluses with staying here include:

                                                                      • WiFi

                                                                      • A lot of TV stations, if you watch TV

                                                                      • Able to walk around the property for exercise or seeing what is around

                                                                      • Small, private “beach” area on the river

                                                                      • Pond fishing

                                                                      • Restaurant and wine tasting (opened depending on time of year the property is visited)

                                                                      • The owners are extremely helpful, friendly, accommodating and give you a tour of the property / information to make you feel right at home

                                                                      Although this was the first time for us to stay here, we can say that this was a perfect choice for a place

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Love hearing that our guest enjoyed their stay! Loved the fact that they wrote a beautiful review much better than I could ever have written myself. Thank you for letting future guests know what we are all about!


                                                                      Diane G.

                                                                      We had a relaxing weekend getaway and stayed at the Aspen. Even though it rained most of the weekend, it was still enjoyable and the sound of the river was extremely soothing. We ate at Chez Josephine both nights, good food and wine. We look forward to visiting again in warmer weather and would highly recommend it.

                                                                      As usual...Awesome!

                                                                      Robert J.

                                                                      Another return stay for us to this beautiful property. We enjoy getting away and the streamside setting is gorgeous. Josephine and Tom are great host....and by the way, we are not typically fans of NC wines...However...the wines HERE are extremely good (our favorites are the Chardonnay and Chambourein) and we will be back for Chez Josephine's openning this month! Keep us posted as to the progress on the cabin across the stream! Bob & Elizabeth Jones

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      We always love to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay and that they loved our restaurant "Chez Josephine" and our wines. We just received our new vintages of Traminette and a brand new wine "Le Petit Rose" that we are excited to introduce to our guests. The grand opening of our expanded menu and operating hours will occur on 1.12.2018. Reservations are flowing in and I think it is going to be a super night. We definitely will keep you posted on when the new cabin will be ready for rentals. We are excited to be offering a new vacation rental that will be pet friendly and child friendly. This is something we had in mind for quite some time as many people want to stay with us but we did not have a pet friendly unit. So this new construction will fill that gap! It was lovely seeing you again you are part of a growing number of returning guests. We appreciate choosing us for your weekend retreat and look forward to your next visit.

                                                                      Absolutely beautiful! Great hosts!

                                                                      Joe S.

                                                                      Snow, roaring river, fire pit, Vineyard, bistro! Perfect for Anniversary weekend!

                                                                      Great combination!

                                                                      Stuart (Dean) T.Charlotte, NC

                                                                      This spot offers a great combination of river, vineyard, trout and small mouth bass, wine-tasting, simple but good eats, well-furnished suites, and very friendly people. Great trips can be made to Stone Mountain park and museum, and the mountain city of Elken. We will be back.

                                                                      Unique Setting, Nice Accommodations

                                                                      Ted P.

                                                                      We never thought Traphill, NC would be a place we'd spend a weekend getaway, but it was surprisingly nice. Our rental was right next to one of the branches of the Roaring River and across the river from the ruins of an old mill. The sound of the river was great, especially in the quiet evening.

                                                                      Our unit was clean and well maintained. The bed and furnishings were very comfortable and homey. The unit had a full size kitchen which made it easy to make breakfast. The Roaring River Winery is located just across the parking lot. Not only was wine and beer available, there is also a restaurant for lunch. Given the secluded nature of the location, it would have been nice if the restaurant had been open for dinner, but the staff was willing to take an order from us and leave it in our cabin so it would be there when we returned at dinnertime. We didn't take them up on this but it was a really nice and unexpected offer.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for your lovely review of our unit. Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that we have been working on expanding the restaurant's hours and menu. We have been working on it for about six months now and the construction and remodeling is finished. We are now waiting for the final inspections to receive our certificate of occupancy for the remodeled kitchen. Then it will take a few weeks to hire and train additional staff and to make the final preparations. Thanks for mentioning that the restaurant being open at night would have been great. We will be ready for your next visit.


                                                                      Traphill, NC, USA

                                                                      The cabin is situated in Traphill, NC on the banks of the Roaring River, inside a picturesque vineyard estate named "Roaring River Vineyards," in a beautiful natural setting, just three miles from beautiful Stone Mountain State Park (NC), close to the Blue Ridge Mountains and scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. Bird-Watching, wildlife observing, and foliage viewing are popular activities. Year-round fishing available on stocked private ponds (no-license required), and bow-hunting on the private estate. Arrowhead hunting is also a great pastime - we recently found an Indian arrowhead dating back to 8,000 B.C.in perfect condition. There are many idyllic spots perfect for a picnic: among the grapevines, along a babbling brook, or on the banks of the river. Or you can lounge on a sandy beach along the river, and relish the tranquility of the place, or just cool off on a hot summer day in the refreshing water of the river. And last but not least, experience the great wines produced around us, in the Yadkin Valley Appellation, at numerous wineries on the NC Wine Route. Chez Josephine is our restaurant and tasting room offering small plates during the day. In Starting in December (to be announced), it will feature and expanded hours on Friday and Saturday nights, and a brunch menu on Sundays. Perched 3-stories over the river and offering views of the Brewer Mill historic sawmill and miner's cabin.The event venue is available for weddings, rehearsal dinners, family reunions and business events. Lodgings available year-round and during Merle Fest and other events. Recipients of reader's choice award sponsored by the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce for: Best Vineyard, Best Event Venue, and Best Catering Chef. Private riverside beach with table and chairs, lawn games, outdoor fireplace, and private fishing - make this a great place to visit and book a getaway weekend or vacation.


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                                                                      Once you have signed the contract and paid in-full the refunds are as stated in the rental agreement. Please be sure to read the agreement. Failure to read the agreement is not a valid reason to request a refund. You may want to buy private cancellation insurance for reservations that are far out in advance.

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