About Above The River Vacation Cabin Rental
SPACIOUS CABIN WITH RIVER ACCESSbr/>
- Wooded wonderland, 5 minutes from the river
- Huge deck with hot tub and grill
- Private picnic area and fire pit directly on the river's edge
- Stone fireplace for extra ambiance
- King bed master suite in loft
- Family game room includes foosball table and sleeper sofa - great for kids!
- 15 minutes to downtown West Jefferson & Minutes Blue Ridge Parkway
THE RIVER, THE WOODS, THE PERFECT FAMILY VACATION
This is the get-away spot you've been dreaming of. Enjoy private, direct river access, just a 5 to 7 minute hike away from your lovely, three-level "cabin" in the woods. This spacious home offers great indoor and outdoor living, with amazing floor-to-ceiling windows, a towering cathedral ceiling and a wide wrap-around deck. Everything here is built for your comfort, from the king-size master suite in the loft to the separate family room on the bottom level. On the main level in between you'll find an open-concept floorplan and fully-equipped kitchen - perfect for entertaining - as well as two more bedrooms. One of these bedrooms has a full-size bed and the other has two twins. These rooms share a full bath with a tub-shower combination. Downstairs in the family room kids can spread out and relax in their own space, which also offers a sleeper sofa and a bathroom, to accommodate additional guests.
Although the home interior is inviting and loaded with amenities, you'll probably spend a lot of time outdoors, enjoying the river and the woods, as you escape the heat of the city. The New River is wide, shallow and slow-moving - great for swimming, fishing, tubing, kayaking, hiking and picnicking. It's a 5 to 7 minute hike down to the New River. Please note that coming back to the house is going uphill for 5-7 minutes. You'll also enjoy hanging out near home, communing with nature from the big deck. Fire up the grill and have a family cook-out! Or do some amazing star-gazing at night, from the hot tub. Afterwards, come inside and play games by the fireplace or watch a little TV. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Above the River is conveniently located near Glendale Springs, in the heart of the High Country. From this home base you can easily explore a huge variety of attractions and outdoor recreation or you can stick around home and play on the river every day!
The town of West Jefferson is only a 15-minute drive from your rental cabin. This is small-town Americana at its finest, with a wonderful combination of quaintness, culture, restaurants, and shopping options. Here you'll find antique stores, art galleries, wine tasting and the famous Ashe Co. Cheese Factory. Their old-fashioned country store also offers delicacies like homemade fudge, ice cream, salsas and local jams. Explore our town, and you'll feel like you've stepped back in time. Golf, hiking, movies, festivals, scenic drives! We have it all!
Drive a little further to Boone or Blowing Rock, for an even wider assortment of dining, entertainment and shopping options. And remember that here in Blue Ridge Country, the journey is as satisfying as the destination, with gorgeous scenery at every turn. Don't miss your photo, hiking or biking opportunities along the legendary Blue Ridge Parkway.
In the winter enjoy skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing or ice skating at one of the many area resorts. Warmer months are also a perfect time for horseback riding, and fun family sightseeing adventures. Mine for gems, attend a craft festival, or ride the Tweetsie Railroad!
Sloping Gravel Driveway - 4WD / AWD is recommended if you're not accustomed to driving on gravel, mountain roads, especially during fall and winter. Additional parking is available at the top of the driveway, approx.. 50 yards downhill to the house and uphill back to the car.
$50 per pet fee, up to 2 dogs.
StayBlueRidge, located in downtown West Jefferson, offers over 50 quality vacation rentals in West Jefferson, Boone and surrounding areas.
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Recent Reviews About This Property
"Enjoyed our stay. The property was clean and the hot tub perfect. "
"Very nice cabin,we hope to come back at some point. This year for Thanksgiving it was just my immediate family of 4 on our annual mountain trip, so we switched to Above the River cabin and were very pleased. It was perfect size, the downstairs rec room was added space we didn't need, but we enjoyed the air hockey. Especially loved the short hike to the river and the walk along the river road. beautiful setting, felt like we were the only ones there most of the time. Enjoyed the fire pit outside and the gas fire inside. Kitchen had just about everything we needed to cook our Thanksgiving meal and we were certainly able to improvise with what was available. Would suggest additional spoons (teaspoons, seemed to be short spoons in the silverware set.) and some measuring cups, but again we could improvise. House very comfortable and well located, enjoyed hike at New River park and a coffee in West Jefferson. Was really our first real vacation/trip since Covid hit and we felt very relaxed. Thank you."
"Our family of 5 stayed in this wonderfully appointed cabin (full of so many amenities) and had an incredible time! The short hike down to the river was a great little adventure. There is so much to do both in the cabin and outside in the surrounding area that we are looking forward to coming back soon! "
"This is the perfect place to unwind. "
"Nice place, nice deck. Bring river towels, they dont provide them. If you're expecting a river view,theres not one but the short walk is worth it. Look out for poison ivy."
"We loved the location and features of this cabin. Gorgeous river, wonderful hot tub and game room, well appointed kitchen, very convenient to stores and restaurants yet private. Wonderful cabin for dogs and children to enjoy and spread out. I think it needs to be pointed out to future guests that the master is actually an open loft with no privacy. Also the upstairs shower has very low pressure and limited hot water and could hopefully be fixed. "
"We enjoyed our stay tremendously. This cabin was very clean and well-maintained. There is a good trail down to the river that was easy to walk. There are plenty of places to shop for food in the area that are close, but not too close. We saw small deer every day from the kitchen window. It was very peaceful. The driveway is a little steep and I had a little difficulty getting out when the ground was wet, but that won’t keep me from returning again. "
"Great place. The only complaint was the fireplace would not work, Still had a great time."
"Wonderful time in the North Carolina mountains!"
"We had an awesome stay, property was clean and in excellent shape. Would highly recommend to anyone.
"We stayed here for 3 nights and the house was exactly as described. The home was clean and everything was just as pictured and advertised. The cable TV was clear and the internet was fast. My speed test obtained speeds around 80mb. There was plenty of room for 8 people without feeling cramped. The hot tub was on the small size. There is one TV on the main floor that has HDMI but the one in the basement is an old tube TV and has no HDMI inputs."
"We enjoyed our vacation very much! We had contact with nature, we meditated daily by the river, the cabin was cosy and we had exploring trips to downtown West Jefferson, WJ Park, Linville Falls, Beach Mountain and Banner Elk as well as Boone. We love the High Country NC area. Thank you so much for your hospitality. "
Response from StayBlueRidge:Thank you for choosing Stay Blue Ridge. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
"Five of us had a great stay they house and view were great. Will rent again.
Only comment is the throw rugs needed to be cleaned, everthing else was great !"
"The property description was accurate. Our grandsons loved the basement game room but they were too young to do much playing in the river since it was too swift. The management office was gracious. The note on the door says the key is beside the door. The key is actually on a post across from the door. The house was clean, the kitchen was well stocked and the fire pit was great. I would recommend Above The River. "
"My entire family was forced to leave our home due to Hurricane Florence. We couldn’t stay at a hotel because we had to many people and our pet with us. I went online and found this wonderful cabin in West Jefferson. From start to finish we was treated like family. The cabin was amazing. The views were amazing as well. Cable, WiFi, games for the kids, hot tub. We almost forgot about the hurricane it was so nice."
"Everything was really great. The location, the cabin and the weather. Short drive to a supermarket that had more to offer than most markets and the food in downtown West Jefferson at Boondock's Brewery was great. We will definitely do it again ! "
"The cabin was VERY nice. The only problem we had was that the grill only lit on one of the back burners, which made it impossible to use. Needs some light bulbs and batteries for remotes. Otherwise, GREAT!"
"Peaceful cabin near the New River. Well appointed and comfortable. Just a quick hike down to the river. 5 quick miles to the grocery store and West Jefferson."
"Beautiful, well maintained and clean house in the woods. Had everything we needed except for a lighter for the grill. The river front area is nice and shady, but it really needs a way to get into the water - steep muddy bank made it impossible. Overall a quiet and lovely location - no river view from the house. "
Response from StayBlueRidge:We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Above the River! We really appreciate your feedback. The owner is planning to put steps at the river area for the easier access, but due to unusually rainy spring and high level of the river, the plan to do so was delayed. This improvement will be done as soon as possible.
"The overall condition of the u it was very nice. Layout was cozy for lounging and the views and easy walk to the river made it a great location for us. Only thing that I would change is the water in the shower upstairs got warm but not really hot but this was a minor issue"
"We found the cabin to be clean, comfortable and well stocked. Our kids loved the game room, hot tub and shopping/dining in West Jefferson! We would definitely recommend Above the River! "
"We really enjoyed the cabin. The cabin was very clean and the beds were very comfortable. We used the hot tub several times a day with the kids. We also walked to the river several times to fish. Enjoyed s'mores by the fire at night. Would recommend trip into West Jefferson. Great town with lots of shopping and restaurants. Overall had a great trip and would recommend this cabin to anyone looking to get away and relax."
"We rented the cabin with several other couples for a valentine's weekend getaway. Great spot near a lovely town with great accommodations. We were all pleasantly surprised! Very few complaints: There was a lot of trash in the woods from previous guests (we cleaned it up); The pool table is a bit lackluster, but otherwise everything is great!"
"Excellent stay "
"This place is wonderful nice view and love the river close to the cabin. Very clean and enjoyed the hot tub. Really enjoyed our stay there to relax.. "
"This is an amazing cabin. It has lots of room and privacy. If it had the river view , it would be perfect. We were a little freaked out the main floor and basement didn't have blinds. That would have been nice at night. "
"The cabin was beautiful, spacious and clean, had everything you might need. Beds were confortable and provides lots of blankets and pillows. Breath taking views and exceptional location for forest and mountain lovers and total get away. Very close to Walmart, cvs, Wendy's. Friendly staff and very approachable and kind. "
"very clean and lots of room. Fun for everyone. Only problem was the trail down to the river had not been cut back and there was poison oak everywhere. Needs landscaping on the trail!!"
"Totally enjoyed our brief stay. The cabin was spacious & well kept. All the accessories we needed, except for a hair dryer. Bad hair for a couple days!
Would visit again....hopefully soon."
"We arrived to the cabin on a Friday evening and were immediately thrilled for the weekend to come! All the furniture was comfortable, cabin was clean, and the views were beautiful! We had a couple little hiccups along the way, the fridge wasn't cooling like it should, but we contacted the management company and they had someone out quickly and were so pleasant to deal with! The game room downstairs was definitely my favorite! So nice to hang out down there in the evenings, playing cards, listening to music with the view of the woods out the windows. All around wonderful stay! Would recommend!"
"Everything went great. The cabin was spacious and private and there was a short trail down to the river. We enjoyed hiking and local trips. We taught my grandkids about identifying tracks at the river, large raccoon and deer tracks. We could see the trout in the river. We had a great, fun, and peaceful family vacation. Would stay there again."
"This is a wonderful house and we found it suited our needs perfectly with three couples and two children. It was very clean and had everything we needed. We would definitely stay here again."
"The property was as described. As always we would have loved to have stayed longer. We were visiting to look for our own slice of heaven. The staff was very helpful with all of our rental and realtor needs.
"Our family really enjoyed our extended weekend. The weather was very unusual for January in the mountains. It actually rained instead of snowing. Luckily there were enough things to do at the cabin to keep the kids entertained. Our only wish was that the hot tub would have been on a covered porch. We still enjoyed it, just used our golf umbrellas. We look forward to going back! "
"everything was very nice I will say one of the fans in the 1ST bedroom is out of balance and had a death wobble when i gets up to speed ..and a loose kitchen faucet knob in the kitchen..but over all beautiful home ..close to Boone and the ski resorts "
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We found the cabin to be comfortable and clean. It was only a short drive to West Jefferson and the Blue Ridge Parkway for the leaves. We will be back again."
"This cabin was very nice and we got a great deal on it. It was very spacious and fit our needs perfectly. It was clean. It was kind of far away from everything, but there was an awesome view that made up for it right on the river. I would stay there again for sure!!"
"The vacation house was nice but have a couple of disappointments. Games missing pieces, hockey table's cord was cut, light bulbs out or flicking, driveway is a pain, no master bedroom it was open to the below living room and kitchen. The house was clean and neatly labeled. Since the house does not have trash collection we had to take it. So with a fully loaded car my wife had to ride with with the trash in the passenger seat. There was no location given on where to take the trash so I ended traveling a whole town over to find a dumpster. The driveway is very steep, very. it needs to be paved or at least packed. The loose gravel caused us to get get suck twice when trying to leave. To make a place for my mother to join us at the firepit I had to dig out a level spot, the whole thing was on the side of a hill. The house is nice but just needs some finishing touches and fixes. "
Response from StayBlueRidge:We're very sorry to hear about this disappointment. It's a bit of a surprise after the first rave review as this is a new property to our rental program and a beautiful, well equipped one at that. Unfortunately Ashe County does not offer trash pick up service. There are local convenience centers located throughout the area and detailed instructions, along with closest address, map and operating hours are included in the property binder. There is a steep incline at the end of the driveway and we recommend you follow the instructions on how to navigate that section which are posted as well. Steep, gravel roads are very common in our mountainous area. We're always happy to discuss check out details or give recommendations at any point during your stay, please reach out to us so we can help. We wish these guests would have touched base so we could better assist them as well as remedy some of the other issues.
"We really enjoyed our short getaway. It was relaxing and peaceful. The house was very clean and super nice and it had everything we needed! Property management were very nice and helpful. Hope to visit again soon!! "
Response from StayBlueRidge:Thank you for your response. We are happy that you had a wonderful relaxing and peaceful vacation. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you soon!
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