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Asheville Area Riverfront Getaway - Flyfishing..Friends..Family..Fun!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Accessible Riverfront Lodge, 6 BR + Detached Units, 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 24)

Rivers Ridge Lodge and the cities of Black Mountain and Asheville offer something for everyone from Waterfalls to first class Spas, Craft Breweries & Wineries, award-winning Restaurants, Scenic Drives, Folk Art, Rock Climbing, Performing Arts, Music, Shopping, The Quilt Trail, unique History, etc. Planning a wedding or event? Check out photos on our facebook page. Not sure about local activities and events? Our website’s own EXPLORE WNC or EXPLORE ASHEVILLE pages have tons of ideas for you...

Fly Fish Rivers Ridge Lodge’s 3000 feet of private waters (probably best for beginners to those with mid range skills) with family or friends. For the expert fly fishing group, we’ll help you schedule an expedition to one of Western North Carolina’s beloved fly fishing destinations. There are many within easy driving distance, and we know great local guides.

Does your group crave competition? Because of its proximity to Pisgah National Forest, the area features ambitious races of all types, most notably those bordering on the crazy or zany...think Black Mountain Marathon/Mount Mitchell Challenge or Assault on Mount Mitchell.

Is golf the game of choice? Western NC is a golfer’s paradise offering a wide variety of well known courses. 

Weather not conducive to fishing or golf? Home to 11 craft breweries, Asheville boasts about 50 local beers. Asheville has more breweries per capita than any other US city! Wine vineyards have thrived in Western NC because of the area’s excellent conditions for growing grapes at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are six excellent wineries just east of Rivers Ridge Lodge and the vineyards and winery on The Biltmore Estate in Asheville.

Did you know that Western NC has a rich Revolutionary and Civil War history? Reenactments are celebrated and many sites are commonly visited. There are famous literary personalities with museums and memorials in the area...Fred Chappell, Gail Godwin, O. Henry, Carl Sandburg, Thomas Wolfe. Whatever the focus, we’ll help you create an exciting getaway.

Where luxury and style meet the Blue Ridge Mountains. Rivers Ridge Lodge is a custom built, 5,000 SF, 6 bedroom, 5.5 bath log home nestled into 3000+ feet of river frontage on 17 undeveloped acres. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Western North Carolina from the 5,000+ SF deck that wraps the Lodge on 3 sides and juts over the edge of the widest span in the river. The open gourmet kitchen/living room, with its 16 ft stone fireplace and antler chandelier, will warmly welcome your extended family, friends or colleagues and comfortably accommodate them. Sleep and relax in any of 3 Master Suites on the main level. We have also crafted ramps, a barrier free shower and widened doorways to make the main floor and deck of the Lodge wheelchair friendly so everyone is included. The Lodge will sleep 20+ and the exterior bunkhouses add space for 5-6 more. 

Very private, yet only minutes away from Interstate 40 (Exit 75), Rivers Ridge Lodge is an ideal spot for year-round vacations and events.

Popular day trips include: Pisgah National Forest, within minutes; Black Mountain, 10 mins; Blue Ridge Parkway, 12 min; Lake James, Lake Lure, and Chimney Rock, 30 mins; downtown Asheville's Biltmore Estate and Grove Park Inn, 25 min; Linville Caverns, 40 mins; Mount Mitchell, 50 mins; Sugar and Beech Mountain (skiing), 60-70 min. Access tons of information about favored locales, special events and interesting diversions by visiting our website's EXPLORE ASHEVILLE and EXPLORE WNC pages or our Facebook page. Rivers Ridge Lodge, we’ve tried to think of everything.


Keywords: Asheville rental home, outdoor wedding, mountain lodge, vacation rental, fly fishing lodge, girls getaway, retreat, reunion, Rivers Ridge Lodge.

More Details

Property Manager
Lana Massey
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We love this house! We want to thank Lana for making our stay so personal. Our family enjoyed being together, sharing old memories, and making new memories. We so enjoyed our special 50th wedding anniversary in this beautiful place. Our family wants to do this again next year.
Jun 2013
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Old Fort House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • King size beds (2) Aspen Suite, Cherokee Suite, Queen size Beds (3) Scuppernong Suite, Loblolly Room, Appaloosa Room , Twin or Single Beds (8) Tandem Bunk with 2 heavy-duty foam mattresses in Train Room, 2 heavy-duty foam mattresses in Appaloosa Room Loft, 4 Memory Foam Mattress pads may be used in any room., Child Beds (1) Child's built-in bed in Loblolly Room, Baby Cribs (1) I rolling crib may be placed in any room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 Queen size sleep sofas (in Den and Cherokee Suite), Bunk Beds (5) Within Rivers Ridge Lodge: Double over Queen Bunk Bed in Appaloosa Room, Single over Single Bunk Bed in Loblolly Room. In detached bunkhouses: 1 Single over Double Bunk Bed in Arbor Knot Bunkhouse, 1 Single over Single Bunk Bed and 1 separate Single Bunk in Hornets' Nest Bunkhouse.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Wireless high speed Internet available but no computer provided, 3 Gas Log Fireplaces, 4 oven AGA Storage Cookstove, 2 Refrigerators, Generator, Deck Dining Furniture for 24, plus 4 Chaise Lounge Chairs, 4 Rockers and Wagon Wheel Benches also on deck, Reading Library, Bumper Pool/Poker Table, Regulation Pool Table, Bar, space available for Conference/Meeting set up. Sorry, no smoking and no pets.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Asheville Area Riverfront Getaway - Flyfishing..Friends..Family..Fun!
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews

Spring Family Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

Such a great place to relax - lots of room, comfortable furnishings, HUGE deck overlooking the river - the perfect place to have a family get-away! We took several trips into downtown Asheville to browse the shops, eat at the local restaurants, listen to sidewalk musicians and generally...people watch! It was great fun! The weather was cool at night, warm during the day, and the spring flowers were blooming everywhere - just beautiful.

We will definitely be planning a return trip in the near future. Thanks for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Church Ladies Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful weekend. All 30 of our ladies had a wonderful, relaxing time. Our theme this year was "Got Stress? Get Hope". This beautiful, peaceful, private setting provided everything we could ask for and more. We enjoyed our morning session on the huge deck surrounded by God's beauty. The great room accommodated our evening sessions and the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed for all of us. A few of our ladies have limited mobility and having 3 bedrooms and bathrooms on the main level along with the ramp to get in and out of the house and deck allowed them to be able to participate in all of our activities. We had several young newcomers who took advantage of tubing the creek and the hot tub. Some went shopping and dining in nearby Black Mountain. Others hiked the beautiful Catawba Falls. The private drive into the lodge was a little intimidating but everyone made it. Everyone hopes that we can come back again. Special thanks to Lana for being so helpful and the little extra touches she left to welcome us.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Wedding Location

  • 5 of 5

The wedding celebration this past weekend at RR Lodge was perfect! Family members enjoyed 4 days/3 nights at the lodge and the location was perfect for the wedding down in the meadow near the creek. The large deck accommodated both the rehearsal dinner and reception as well as a large tent. We had many guests from many states who traveled hundreds of miles for the celebration and all were duly impressed with the lodge and its setting. Our thanks for Lana for being so helpful!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA, USA

Beautiful International Wedding

  • 5 of 5

Lovely. Just lovely. We celebrated the marriage of our daughter and her Irish fiancee last weekend at River's Ridge Lodge. We held the rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception at this location and were able to house most of the wedding party! It was awesome having guests from several countries milling about and getting to know each other. It is super private with plenty of parking. No one took advantage of the fishing opportunities or the hot tub but the fire pit hosted a s'mores, music extravaganza that lasted until the wee hours. Love the gazebo with the rocking chairs. Great place for my morning coffee! Would love to come back in the fall when we have more time to explore.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Gathering Place!

  • 5 of 5

We just celebrated a special family event at the River Ridge Lodge, and we had a great time! The lodge is spacious enough for our large family, and there was room for all the family activities--games in the basement, sitting and chatting on the spacious deck, and meals at the large table and surrounding spaces. Cooking was also fun on the Aga--loved it! I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rougemont, NC

All together for an 80th birthday party!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week at River's Ridge. Lana and Chuck were great - gave us all the details and info we needed. AND they left a beautiful bowl of fresh fruit and fresh flowers in vases throughout the house - such a sweet and beautiful touch (we kept those lovely flowers watered!). Our family has celebrated events together at many rental homes, and this is by far the best one we have rented. It was very spacious, leaving room for togetherness and privacy. Those of us playing loud games in the basement late at night were not heard by the early-to-bedders on the floor above. And since the huge basement is on a slope with doors and windows out to the lawn it's actually one of brightest areas of the house. The women gathered most mornings for coffee on the gazebo - sweet spot. And we loved learning how to use the Aga. In Asheville we did the Pubcycle (FUN) and some of us went to the chocolate lounge more than once. In Black Mountain, the Trailhead restaurant and Thai Basil were both very good. We LOVED that Lana and Chuck had a trail and waterfall guide at the house, and we took hikes most days. The Catawba Falls hike is fabulous. Not too strenuous and wonderful waterfalls. Strongly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Old Fort House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Aug 31 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Cleaning fee $300
Tax Rate 11.75%

Rates vary based on number of guests, length of stay, linens supplied, season, event requirements, etc. Please contact us for a custom quote that will fit your needs!

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