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Charming NC Mountainside & Riverside Cabin In A Serene Vineyard Setting

Bedrooms 1
Space 340 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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.


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.


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.










More Details

Josephine Silvey, Thomas Silvey
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Josephine 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 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 Silvey, Thomas Silvey purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Josephine Silvey, Thomas Silvey chose Stone Mountain State Park

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.


Traphill Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 340 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Clean BBQ grill? Yes, with red rags found under kitchen sink and grill cleaner
  • Bath towels on Beach? No, use the provided red and white striped beach towels.
  • Glassware by spa or beach? No, use plastic glassware provided.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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
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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Charming NC Mountainside & Riverside Cabin In A Serene Vineyard Setting
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  • 5 of 5

Tom and Josephine are marvelous hosts! They graciously gave us suggestions for hikes and exploration and kindly offered access to the vineyard, fishing, springs, etc. The sweet little cabin was very clean. The kitchen had everything needed. We really liked that it only has one room and forced us to use the outdoors as our living space! We enjoyed meals on the porch, reading by the river, and playing games in the common space. The entire property is beautifully maintained! Although the cabin is small, the venue offers multiple places to comfortably view and easily access the river. This was the quiet restful weekend we had hoped to find. We are very thankful.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Absolutely, totally, awesome, beautiful, perfect, getaway for my my wife and I. We will be back!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife Amy and I spent 4 nights/5 days the first of August 2017 at this beautiful venue nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Tom and Josephine were the perfect host, showing us around the property, spending time with us, and giving us some history about the area. The accommodations were near perfect and the property is absolutely beautiful. This is a place you have to see for yourself. It is quiet, beautiful, shady, cool, peaceful, everything we needed for a short getaway. I am a saltwater fishing guide on the coast and I still had to get in that river and do a little fishing. Amy is a teacher and this was a nice ending to her summer before she goes back to school. The sound of the Roaring River was so refreshing and I spent at least a couple of hours a day wading in the river and fishing for small mouth bass and rainbow trout. It was August and I knew the fishing would be tough. I still caught my first rainbow trout and several smallmouth bass. Amy sat along the river, reading, and just relaxing. We went hiking on nearby Stone Mountain and went to the cool little town of West Jefferson. We were going to take the short drive to Blowing Rock for a day but we wanted to just stay on the property and relax. We brought our groceries in from the Shiloh, a Amish store in nearby Hamptonville. We had a couple meals at the restaurant on the property, and had lunch at Boondocks in West Jefferson. The weather was perfect, cool in the mornings, lots of shade, and much cooler than the coast where we live for this time of year. The restaurant, tasting room, gathering room, and our cabin were decorated beautifully. Tom and Josephine had apparently put in a lot of hard work, time and money to make this venue so nice. Can't wait to get back.

Jeff and Amy Wolfe

Wilmington, NC

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Clemmons, NC

Wonderful weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I surprised my husband with a weekend getaway for his birthday and he simply loved it!! He must have thanked me 10 times over the weekend because he loved it so much. We stayed in the Serendipity Cabin... which was just perfect for us. It's small, but super cozy, super clean and very comfortable. We didn't need for anything (it is very well stocked) and we loved the "closeness" it gave us.

The vineyard itself is super cute and the wine is surprisingly good for NC wines (hubby is a bit of a wine snob... usually only likes Napa Cabs... but liked their Cab a lot). We both really enjoyed getting to know the owners (Josephine and Tom) and just wandering around the grounds checking everything out. Sitting down by the river drinking wine was so peaceful and relaxing. It was just what we both needed to de-stress!

Hubby and I are determined to make this a required getaway a couple of times a year. It's the perfect mini-vacay!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful quiet visit in the NC mountains

  • 5 of 5

Our two night stay at the Roaring River winery cabin was quiet and peaceful. We had a relaxing stay. Tom and his wife have done a magnificent job with their winery and the riverside cabins. The chardonnay was wonderful! Very close to beautiful Stone Mountain State Park where we hiked and enjoyed the tremendous view from the top of the Blue Ridge mountains. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Winston-Salem, NC

Great place if you are looking to relax and have some down time.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our visit to the Roaring River Vineyards and the Serendipity Cabin. The place was quiet and remote. Stone Mountain State Park is just around the corner. Hosts were very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Peaceful weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cabin was really nice, clean and well furnished. Barry loved the fishing in the steam and the ponds. Especially lots of fun catching the bass. Would recommend the Roaring River Vineyards rentals to anyone wanting peace, quiet and relaxation. The host, Tom and Josephine, were so kind and friendly. Thanks for a great mini-vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Piedmont Triad International Airport
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Stone Mountain Golf Club
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Charlotte, NC
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Heaven's scent Restaurant, Elkin, NC
Nearest Ski
35 Miles

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 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35
Damage Deposit $50

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.

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.