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Josephine P. Silvey

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, german

Charming NC Mountainside & Riverside Cabin In A Serene Vineyard Setting

25 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Traphill Cabin Rental Photos and Description

1 Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

The Lodgings at Roaring River Vineyards has three rental units. The Serendipity Cabin, and the 3-room suites in the larger cabin (we call it the lodge). Serendipity is a cozy little cabin with an upscale mountain decor. Our guests really love it and it stays rented almost every weekend. IN THE EVENT THAT IT IS UNAVAILABLE OR IF YOU NEED SLIGHTLY LARGER ACCOMMODATIONS WE RECOMMEND OUR TWO OTHER UNITS: ASPEN: 437203 or BIRCH 437950.

BACK TO THE SERENDIPITY CABIN (513211)

The unit has an (1) open room +1 bathroom. The open space has a Queen size bed, in-suite fully equipped kitchenette, SS appliances, flat screen TV, and compact dinette set. Please note -- this unit does not have a living room. There is, however, a side deck with a bistro dinette set, private BBQ grill, and a covered porch with two rocking chairs. The river views are from the deck. This cabin is ideal for romantic getaways, a weekend spent outdoors either wine tasting, hiking Stone Mountain, or enjoying "private" fishing on the Roaring River. If you plan to spend a lot of time indoors, or want to watch a lot of TV - you will definitely need a living room. In that case I would recommend the 2-room suites - either the Aspen unit (43720)3 or the Birch unit (437950)). These are bigger units that have a wrap-around porch, indoor and outdoor sofas, fire pit, and they overlook the river literally just 6 feet away from the edge of the bluff that drops down to the river. These units are very close to the river, up about 10 to 14 feet, but about 6 feet away from the edt of the bluff that drops down to the river. This is also a great place for extended stays of a week or more. These units are very comfortable and well appointed for the most discriminating taste.

Back to the cabin-- it is also riverside, situated near our outdoor event venue, the side deck has the river views. Guests love the privacy this unit offers- as it is away from the other units.

Amenities included WiFi, TV, and many on-site attractions such as: Bocce ball court, horseshoe court, croquet, corn-hole toss, private fishing year-round, bow and arrow hunting permitted for guests, riverside beach and swimming hole that our guests love in the summer, and picnic amongst the grapevines.

OTHER ATTRACTIONS:

The vineyards also offers an event venue that can host weddings, private parties, business events, and much more. When someone books a wedding they also book the vacation rentals and make a weekend out of it. This way, events do not affect our rental guests since they would not be on site. We are in the heart of wine country surrounded by many wineries, near the Blue Ridge Parkway, and a few miles from Stone Mountain State Park. We are also in the process of building our wine tasting room which is due to be completed by January 2016 and to that extent, have been making wine for the last three years. We will not be able to sell wine until wilkes county deems the building to be completed. Then we will have to apply for a liquor's license. We will be there in no time!

The area is very historic with many museums, music events such as Merle Fest,(3rd week in April) and historic buildings such as grist mills and much more. The area is very well known for its scenic vistas, a flourishing film industry, foliage viewing, and much more. Please see the NC Tourism website, NC Visitor Center, Wilkes Chamber of Commerce, Walker Center In Wilkesboro, and for more information about the area.

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PLEASE BE ADVISED OF THE FOLLOWING:

THE CALENDAR IS ACCURATE. NO NEED TO SEND AN INQUIRY. IF YOU LIKE THE UNIT AND IT IS AVAILABLE PLEASE GO STRAIGHT TOTHE "BOOKIN IT NOW"BUTTON. AVAILABILITY IS CLEARLY SHOWN ON THE CALENDAR AND SYSTEM WILL NOT DOUBLE BOOK. RESERVATIONS.

NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE FOLLOWING:

1) A 2 DAY MINIMUM STAY IS REQUIRED

2) CAPACITY LIMITED TO 2 ADULTS PER UNIT,

3) NO DOGS ALLOWED

4) NO CHILDREN (MOUNTAIN AND RIVER SETTING NOT SUITABLE FOR SMALL CHILDREN,)

5) NO SMOKING ON THE ENTIRE VINEYARD

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Josephine P. Silvey (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german

About Josephine P. 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 two grand-daughters so fa. 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 purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Josephine P. 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. Recommended for adults, romantic getaways, sports retreat, and economic getaway.

What makes this cabin unique

You have the opportunity to stay in lovely cabin just feet from the river. The cabin is 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 follow the directional signs up a the access road, first passing a large mountain home, and the event venue called 'The Gathering Place' to the cabin on the river bank literally just 20 feet away from the Roaring River. Nearby are the ruins of the dam that served the gristmill and sawmill across the river. The miller's cabin (17930 is still intact and we hope to refurbish it in the near future. The Gathering Place's indoor site can be rented for events or for guest use when they rent all the available units and wish to eat and spend time together. 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. Also, you are in the heart of wine country and can easily go from one winery to another, enjoy Stone Mountain State Park with all it has to offer.

Reviews

4.9
based on 25 traveler reviews

Charming NC Mountainside & Riverside Cabin In A Serene Vineyard Setting
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
5

Perfect getaway - lovely location - excellent accomodations!

  • 5 of 5

We loved spending time at Serendipity Cabin. The cabin and grounds were absolutely perfect for our mini vacation. Tom and Josephine are wonderful hosts who went all out to be sure we had a lovely stay on their property. We will certainly be back to spend more time. And by the way, the wine is delicious! Thank you Tom and Josephine!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had an awesome weekend together! We visited multiple wineries close by the cabin, then we got to come home to a quiet, peaceful setting at our lovely cabin! There was also multiple amenities at roaring river as well! There were games, a tire swing over the river, fireplace, and a hot tub! We would love to come back and stay again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful riverside vineyard with accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Lovely vineyard right on the river...loved hearing it flow any time we were outside. Serendipity is perfect for a weekend stay and is just charming. It has everything you need. We loved sitting on the beachy area of the river reading or sitting on the deck of the tasting room with a class of wine overlooking the water.

The owners are so warm and friendly and go the extra mile to interact with their guests and make sure they have everything they need.

Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Mill SC
4

High level experience

  • 4 of 5

Roaring River cabins are a terrific example of very creative use of space with lovely finishes. As others have indicated, every possible need is thought of and provided for. We found the grounds landscaped and relaxing. The wine tasting room is now open. That was a fun experience and the 'small' plate offerings quite tasty . Apparently there are plans to expand to a full restaurant in the need future. The owners were very friendly and easy to be around. If you're looking for a quiet, comfortable retreat that is close to several small mountain communities I believe you'll enjoy this experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lenoir,NC
5

Cute cabin with great fishing!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was one of the cleanest we had ever stayed in, everything you need is in there! Josephine and Tom are terrific too. We were given a tour of the Vineyard which is spectacular to say the least. This is a very special place if you need to get away from the real world. My favorite part was the fishing...this brought my husband and I back to doing something we both enjoyed doing together. Love, love, loved it all!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the cabin and your stay with us. We also enjoyed meeting you and were so glad you caught so many fish. We appreciate the kind things you said in your review as it will help future travelers know that our place is as described in our information about the The lodgings at Roaring River accommodations: 513211, 437203 and 437950.
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North Carolina
5

Beautiful Riverside Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Tom and Joey for our wonderful stay in the Serendipity Cabin. You have a beautiful, peaceful place to relax and unwind. Jeff really enjoyed fishing in the river and the ponds and I enjoyed relaxing at the Gathering Place. The cabin was spotless and the kitchen had everything you could possibly need or want to cook with. Everything about the cabin was well thought out to make your guest feel at home. I can’t say enough good things about it. We both loved it! And we really enjoyed our last night when Tom showed us around the property. You both have put a lot of hard work in making your grounds, vineyards, lodgings and venue a special place. You are very special people that truly care about your guest. We enjoyed spending time with you both. You made us feel so at home and we are very thankful we found your amazing place!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When our guests interact with us we really love it. We take cues from them as to what they need and they let us know. Since we live on the property and are "out and about" on different areas of the vineyard resort we run into them as they come and go, or use the amenities that are available such as the sitting areas, the fishing on the ponds and river, the natural river beach with table s and chairs, the spa area, and of course showing off our latest project. They love being the first ones to tour our new tasting room, they get a very private tour of the entire building. There is so much to do around here that a mere two days may not be enough based on their feedback and desire to return for a longer stay. We are happy when our guests are happy! And they always are!
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Piedmont Triad International Airport
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Elkin
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Stone Mountain Golf Club
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Charlotte, NC
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
I77
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Heaven's scent Restaurant, Elkin, NC
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Boone

Lodgings are on the banks of the Roaring River, inside Roaring River Vineyards, in a beautiful natural setting, just two 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 river, 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.There is an event venue ideal for weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, family reunions and business events. Lodgings available during Merle Fest and other events.

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Rates & Availability

Traphill Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
In Season
Apr 15 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$110
$660
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$110
$660
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$99
$594
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $50
Cleaning Fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Once you have signed the contract and paid in-full there are no refunds available. You may want to buy private cancellation insurance for longer stays.

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Amenities

Traphill Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 340 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has a shower, a storage unit with slide out shelves that contain extra towels, beach towels, and other needed items. There is a closet, with ironing board and iron, and a broom and vaccuum cleaner. A brown wood vanity with storage and mirror. There is an extra heater in the bathroom, and plenty of towel holders.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • This is a one room open cabin. The open room has the queen size bed on one side, a wall mounted flat screen TV with all the prime channels, wifi, and a compact dinette set, that has a side that can be moved into place to make the table larger and comes with two stools. This can be moved into the open area for more dining space or you can use the outdoor metal bistro dinette set. The bedroom is decorated with a country quilt, and is elevated to store luggage under the bed.There are two luggage storage units on rollers for this purpose. On the other side of the room is the kitchenette with sink, dishwasher, range, microwave, and refrigerator. It is a well equipped kitchen. There are two chairs that can be used to watch TV but there is not living room. The bathroom in located in a separate room. A very good value especially for people who plan to spend their getaway enjoying winery hopping or spend their time enjoying the outdoors! A great place to come home to when away from home!
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
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). Many lawn games are also available. In the future we plan to add an outdoor jacuzzi and build our wine tasting room. They are currently under construction and will be available soon. Spa in 6 weeks. Wine tasting Room Fall 2015.

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