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Riverfront 6BR Luxury Mountain Top 'Big House, HOT TUB, Weddings and more...!!!

River Ridge, Waynesville, NC, USA
  • House5700 sqft
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

6 Bedrooms + 1 Queen futon, 5 Baths (Sleeps - 14) (Shorter stays upon request)

Magnificent Mountain Home Work of Art - With a brand new HOT TUB 2018, 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 twenty-five 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.


Thad Williams

Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 02, 2018
Why Thad Williams chose Iron Duff

We built this cabin with a fabulous craftsman who we let loose on creative detail which shows to all our guests...beautifully...!!!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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


        • 5 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Mountain View
              • Resort
              • Water View


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Covered Parking
                      • Fireplace
                      • Garage
                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Mobile Phone
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Fireplace


                          • Microwave
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Regular drip pot and Keurig single cup brewer...!!!
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Food Processor and blender provided
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area


                                  • Pool Table
                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Foosball
                                  • Music Library
                                  • Ping Pong Table
                                  • CD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Outdoor Entertainment Area
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Tubes for rafting provided free of charge...!!!
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • not suitable for children

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • jetted tub


                                                  • museums
                                                  • arboretum
                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • forests
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • autumn foliage
                                                  • 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

                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • golf privileges optional
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • racquetball
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • ski privileges optional
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snowmobiling
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water tubing
                                                              • whitewater rafting

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: Flexible

                                                                Check-out: Flexible

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                37 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Beautiful Propery - Awesome views. Great for Families.

                                                                Theresa L.

                                                                We were hoping to rent a picturesque place with plenty of room for our Family for Christmas. This property did not disappoint. All the amenities we wanted were there, from accommodations to views to entertainment. We enjoyed the nice weather on the many decks and porches, got a chance to get in some exercise walking down to the river and running up the hills (better than any interval training on a treadmill). Plenty of space for multiple activities like reading a book, watching a movie, sitting outside or playing a game of pool. It was nice to be able to make meals together for the entire family in a well appointed kitchen. The only thing I can think of that was missing was a pad of paper and pen to write out our grocery list. Our dogs had a great time too, especially our GSD - he loved running up and down the hills. When we are back in the area and have family coming with us, we will most defiantly keep this property in mind. Thanks Thad for offering such a great property to rent.

                                                                Very nice! Lots of sleeping areas!

                                                                Coni S.Gainesville ,fl.

                                                                Beautiful home! Some repairs needed. Electrical outlets, fireplace control needs wiring adjustments, water pressure weak, WiFi temperamental & weak, carpet in bedrooms needs replacing.

                                                                Wonderful spaces and awesome views!

                                                                jim&kalen h.

                                                                A perfect house for large groups; the accommodations are spacious and the rooms are comfortable and well appointed. Just bring your friends, some food and beverage and enjoy the fresh mountain air. Everything else you need is already here. Thad was responsive and easy to work with throughout the entire process.

                                                                Excellent Property in the Smokey Mountains

                                                                Jim M.NH

                                                                This is an excellent property, located in the Smokey Mountains just west of Asheville. It is a 6 bedroom house (5 in main house, 1 over garage) which accommodated the seven of us staying there. The views off the back porch were outstanding and very relaxing. Amenities were as advertised and all worked. The beds were all comfortable and most of us had our own bathroom. The owners provided a nice wine selection, even asking us if there was anything special we'd like which they provided us.

                                                                We did have to turn the A/C way down in order for the house to cool off, but once we did it stayed at a comfortable temp.

                                                                We also had some trouble with the DVD player in the main living room but got it working by hooking up a player from another room.

                                                                This property would get a 5 if it weren't for two things: the exhaust hood over the stove was filthy and needed a serious cleaning; and they have a mouse problem, as we found a couple of mousetraps in the house, one of which had a dead mouse caught in it that we had to dispose of.

                                                                Tranquility at its best!!

                                                                Nancy D.North Eastern Pennsylvania

                                                                From the moment you drive down the driveway you can understand why this house is so special. If BBQ and Beer were not calling our names, we would have been content to stay at the property our whole vacation.

                                                                When you walk into the front foyer and look into the great room and see the magnificent view of the Smokey Mountains…..all your cares fade away. Your biggest decision at that point is which of the 6 bedrooms you will choose for your stay. We were lucky enough to stay in the master suite….such a beautiful suite that shows amazing attention to detail.

                                                                The Kitchen is well equipped with anything you might need (except food) and a grocery store is only a 15 minute drive away. There is a breakfast nook which has a table for 6 (and a great view) and then there is a large wooden table that has enough seating for at least another 12 people.

                                                                The great room has a big leather couch that is very comfortable and which faces a big screen TV with surround sound….so if you feel the need to stay “home” ……

                                                                Downstairs is a game room, a media room, another kitchen and 3 more bedrooms…..and access to the outdoor fireplace. Our niece had a great time catching fire flies while us “big kids” enjoyed the fire.

                                                                We seemed to spend most of our time on the back porch enjoying the view (and the rocking chairs). Fortunately we brought binoculars so we were able to be a little voyeuristic……lots of cows to spy on!!!

                                                                Certain places invoke feelings ……. The Big House brings back happy and tranquil feelings. Just what a vacation should do!!

                                                                Thank You Thad for making our North Carolina experience a happy one!

                                                                Great visit

                                                                Darren F.

                                                                Spacious house with expansive mountian views


                                                                River Ridge, Waynesville, NC, USA

                                                                Rates & Availability

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                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                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; $1000 EVENT FEE FOR WEDDINGS AND GROUP EVENTS WITH OWNER PERMISSION CANCELLATION - 100% 90 DAYS GREATER - NO REFUND WITHIN 90 DAYS

                                                                37 Reviews
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