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

Bedrooms 6
Space 529 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Thad Williams
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2018

Why Thad Williams chose River Ridge

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,

Apr 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in River Ridge, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 529 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 -
    Full 2 -
    Full 3 -
    Full 4 -
    Full 5 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • conservatory
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wooden decking
Pool / Spa:
  • jacuzzi
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Riverfront 6BR Luxury Mountain Top 'Big House, HOT TUB, Weddings and more...!!!
average rating of 4.783784 based on 38 reviews

Beautiful Propery - Awesome views. Great for Families.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 26/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice! Lots of sleeping areas!

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 10/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful spaces and awesome views!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 30/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 29/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Eastern Pennsylvania

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!

  • Review Submitted: 29/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great visit

  • 5 of 5

Spacious house with expansive mountian views

  • Review Submitted: 06/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in River Ridge, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
25 Aug 2017 - 2 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
3 Apr 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$318.57 + Tax
Pet Fee AU$127.43
breakage insurance/$1000 AU$127.43 + 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

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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