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Magnificent 6BR Luxury Riverfront Mountain Top 'Big House

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Space 5,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Thad Williams
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

Why Thad Williams chose Waynesville

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

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,



Lisa
Apr 2013
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Amenities

River Ridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Water View
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 -
    Full 2 -
    Full 3 -
    Full 4 -
    Full 5 -
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Magnificent 6BR Luxury Riverfront Mountain Top 'Big House
average rating of 4.7941175 based on 35 reviews
4

Excellent Property in the Smokey Mountains

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Eastern Pennsylvania
5

Tranquility at its best!!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great visit

  • 5 of 5

Spacious house with expansive mountian views

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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
5

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
4

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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $100

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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