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Magnificent 6BR Luxury Riverfront Mountain Top 'Big House

Bedrooms 6
Space 5,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms + 1 Convertible sofa, 5 Baths (Sleeps - 14)

Magnificent Mountain Home Work of Art - A wonderful place to gather friends and family for that special event...A perfect home away from home to relax and soak up the beautiful mountain views right along the Pigeon river. To date over ten couples have picked our home for their wedding celebration.!...Like other luxury mountain top homes, as you approach this home you will appreciate the home’s picturesque presentation and obvious beauty. The view is clear and almost forever as you gaze across the expansive vista. However, the similarity to other homes ends as you cross the entry threshold and suffer the complete loss of breath one typically experiences on a first visit to this magnificent work of art. You immediately notice and can never forget the hand carved stair railings and beams, finished and polished by hand but in their natural state. Across a voluminous huge room filled with furniture, windows and light, you notice the hand selected stone fireplace filling the end of the room. A work of art in itself.

Off to the left is a Gourmet’s delight of a kitchen, spacious and filled with granite and stainless and everything necessary to prepare a gourmet meal for two or thirty. As you begin to wander and look, you soon discover that this is the collective work of artisans and old school craftsmen who painstakingly excelled, an owner with a profound appreciation of nature and art combined with an unlimited budget all who collectively felt challenged with the task of building much more than a luxury home, but more a magnificent work of art, the likes of which most people have never had an opportunity to behold. And you among the fortunate are now standing here. As you continue to explore its 6 bedrooms and 5 baths, you remain amazed at the attention to detail framed in the most usual ways, such as a whole tree trunk, hand hollowed and polished to accommodate plumbing for its use as a sink base in lieu of the typical cabinet...One of many unique, small details that you will soon discover as you explore. Tile work abounds everywhere also displaying and embellishing the beauty and uniqueness of this fine work of art. You will discover a wine cellar with a tasting room and a home gym to work out if you have the energy. A steam room, heated bathroom floors, the list goes on and on. A study with a magnificent sound system will draw you in and capture you for hours. The home could virtually be in contention for a Noble Peace Prize for the amount of tranquility it bestows on its visitors if it were not for the continued arousal of curiosity of true art lovers. If you happen to be an architect, designer, builder, curator, art collector, nature lover, you do yourself a disservice by not experiencing this work of art.

And by day, if you wander outside onto the natural stone terrace, you’ll see a commanding view that looks far beyond any horizon or down to a lovely rushing river filled with the sound of water splashing on the rocks. Perhaps tubing or trout fishing kindle your youthful spirit. At night sitting in rocking chairs by a huge outdoor stone fireplace with a glass of wine will kindle your imagination or looking up to the same star filled sky that Van Gogh was so inspired by but a night sky more clear and bright than you’ve ever experienced.

Whatever you do, don’t miss this opportunity to spend a week or two living within a true work of art. Who knows when the Owner may say no more, and it’s gone from all of us forever. In the meantime if you are fortunate enough to stay here, I assure you that you will leave amazed and truly blessed by a memorable experience in this mountain top work of art.

More Details

Thad Williams
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time in your beautiful cabin! I plan to leave a review so everyone knows how great it is!

Thanks for allowing us to stay,

Apr 2013
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River Ridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 -
    Full 2 -
    Full 3 -
    Full 4 -
    Full 5 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Magnificent 6BR Luxury Riverfront Mountain Top 'Big House
average rating of 4.8125 based on 33 reviews

Great visit

  • 5 of 5

Spacious house with expansive mountian views

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Special spot in my heart

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I reserved the Big House in September for our small elopement style wedding with 12 of our closest family and friends. We are from Wisconsin and do not get the views that we saw while here back at home. When we arrived I could not contain my excitement, the house was just too beautiful! Everything was clean and well kept, and I can not begin to explain how amazing the views are from the balcony. Watching the clouds set down in the mountains in the evening, and rise in the morning was so cool to see. Thad was so helpful with any questions I had, and even supplied us with complimentary wine. I can honestly say we had the best weekend of our life in that house, and everyone was sad to leave. I only hope someday we can visit it again. You really will thank yourself for reserving this one.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carencro, LA

The Big House

  • 5 of 5

I agree with another review - - - the pictures of this house doesn't do it justice. It's absolutely beautiful and the view is amazing! There were 8 adult family members from Louisiana and Florida; the ones from Louisiana had never experienced the Fall foliage before and it was awesome. Even though we were hoping for better weather, it certainly didn't stop us from sightseeing. Some of us toured the Biltmore Estate, traveled to Bryson City for a train ride to Dillsboro, NC, some went ziplining, and we also took a trolley tour of Asheville. The amenities were very accomodating and at the end of the week, we got to use and enjoyed sitting by the outdoor fireplace before we left. We all enjoyed our stay very much and hopefully we will be able to return in a couple of years.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you enjoyed your stay...It is reviews like yours that keeps us going... Thanks, THad
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Franklin, TN

We hope to Return!

  • 4 of 5

My husband, our five adult children, two in-laws, two grandchildren and myself just spent Christmas week in this lovely house. There was plenty of room to be together or to be apart. We loved the big room/kitchen area with the gas fireplace. The owner had put up a Christmas tree for us--such a treat. The views are gorgeous, and there are many windows to show them off. Much more beautiful than the photos can show. The dining table was plenty big enough for all of us including a high chair for the baby! We had someone come in and cook for us and she enjoyed the kitchen. There is a record player that plays old 75's which we used every day. It was so much fun to listen to those old sounds! There is a pool table downstairs which turned out to be quite the entertainment. Christmas day was rather chilly and sunny, and we took full advantage of the fabulous outdoor fireplace. We had trips to the Biltmore and the Polar Express planned. Be aware that you will not get anywhere in short order. This place is tucked away, but definitely do not let that stop you! We also drove to hike in the Great Smokey Mt. State Park, and you really must do the Boogerman trail! It's not for the timid soul! I do recommend this house especially if you have a large family as we do. You will have plenty of breathing room!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming and staying with us for Christmas. We are glad it fulfilled your needs and desires and that you hope to come back again someday..!!! Positive reviews nourish the soul...
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Charlotte, nc

Perfect house for a large group

  • 5 of 5

My extended family spent a week here to celebrate my parents' 60th wedding anniversary. There were 13 of us and the house could not have been better! Thad was very accomodating and welcoming. Any questions we had, he answered right away. There are plenty of spaces to be together but also areas to be apart if you need some quiet time. The view is gorgeous and so peaceful.

On the top level, there is a large great room with 2 dining areas which were plenty large enough for the 13 of us to eat together and even converse back and forth between the 2 tables when needed. The master suite is large and beautiful. We used the study as a room for the 2 little ones. It has a sofa bed which the 4 year old slept on and the 2 year old slept in her portacrib. Across the hall from the study is a bedroom with a king sized bed and a bathroom. The master is also on this level.

The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and pots and pans. We cooked almost every meal and appreciated the great kitchen. That would be the only drawback if you do not want to cook. The location is gorgeous but somewhat secluded and is a 20 - 30 minute drive from Waynesville. We all took turns cooking so it was not an issue for us. There is also a small kitchen downstairs with another full refrigerator, dishwasher, and 2 wine fridges. We were able to accommodate all of the food and drinks for 13 people in the available fridge space without any real issues.

There is a large porch and a screened porch also on the main level which give you wonderful views of the mountains and the cows. The little ones especially enjoyed seeing all of the cows. We even had a double rainbow one afternoon!

On the lower level, there are 3 more bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. A large game room with a poker table and a pool table. The media room is very comfortable and we watched movies in there a couple of nights.

Outside on the lower level are more covered porches, a gas grill, and a fire place with nice wooden chairs to pull up to the fireplace.

In the garage was a pingpong table and above the garage is another bedroom and bathroom. We also had no difficulty in parking 5 cars and getting them in and out.

We would definitely love to come and stay here again. It was a great location to spend time as a family.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tallahassee, FL

Best stay ever!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about this house and it's owners! We had the best experience of any house we have rented. The house is gorgeous (the pictures don't do it justice!), incredibly well stocked and has the softest sheets I have ever slept on! Thad and Marilyn are wonderful people and were kind enough to join us for dinner one night. Thad is an accomplished conga drum player and even joined in on our back porch jam session. So fun!

We had a large group of family and friends and the house was large enough that we each felt that we could have some private space if needed. The little ones enjoyed walking down to the river and playing foosball. Our favorite part was sitting around the great outdoor fireplace at night. The entire stay was perfect!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

River Ridge House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 10 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
breakage insurance/$1000 $100 + Tax
Cleaning $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

From $650/nt min. 4 nt stay US Dollars
All rates subject to 11% accommodations tax, $250 cleaning fee and $100 damage insurance.
Holidays and October have a 20% surcharge.
There will be a fee of $30 per night for each person over 12 who stay at the property.
Daily Rates are 4 day minimum at $650/night.
Weekly Rates are $4200.
10% discount - 2 WKS;


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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