- Liz , Posted: 07/26/2023
A lovely cabin in the mountains. Close to the river, sitting on the deck feels like sitting in the tree tops. Driveway was very steep but it's in the mountains so you have to expect it, plus there is a parking spot at the top if you need to use it instead. The cabin was well equipped and very clean. So happy we got to take our dog with us - he loved it. Very quiet spot but close enough to get places. We would definitely return.
- Dana , Posted: 04/13/2023
We had a great time at Above the River. The home was clean and comfortable. Pam at Stay Blue Ridge was so helpful in answering all my questions.
- Gary , Posted: 12/11/2022
The cabin was perfect for what we needed. Great amenities close to town great experience.
- Tiffany , Posted: 11/01/2022
The cabin was gorgeous and absolutely perfect for our needs. We loved the floor plan and how generously stocked the kitchen was. It was a great stay and we will definitely stay again.
- Brittany , Posted: 08/21/2022
Above The River is a beautiful three story cabin that is appropriately named as it is situated on the side of the mountain above the river. The river is close enough that you can hear it if the environment is quite. Our stay was in August. You could see glimpses of the river from the back deck through the trees if you made it a point to look for it. The river would be very visible if you were there when the trees were without their leaves. We tubed in the river which was so clear and beautiful. There was plenty of games, puzzles, books and movies for when we were inside. We enjoyed making memories and we would definitely stay at this rental again.
"Very nice all my family liked it a lot next year we would be back very good place very clean and very welcoming I recommend it"
- Luis , Posted: 08/15/2022
Muy lindo todo mi familia le gusto mucho el siguiente año estaríamos de regreso muy buen lugar muy limpio y bien acogedor lo recomiendo
- Laura , Posted: 08/03/2022
Very cozy, comfortable home. Loved the wrap around deck, especially on a rainy night relaxing with family. The driveway was a bit of a challenge but we made it with a running start! Clean and well equipped, I would be happy to stay again!
- Nick , Posted: 07/19/2022
Our family enjoyed the mountain getaway! A nice quiet escape with plenty of space. The walk down to the river is a nice walk through the woods and is the five minutes indicated. The walk back up may take a few minutes longer, but still a great amenity to be so close to the water and able to walk through nature. The recommendation for 4WD would definitely be necessary for the driveway in the winter, but was very doable - but that was the only spot we felt it would be needed. Great spot - enjoyed the stay!
- Jennifer , Posted: 07/04/2022
We loved the cabin and scenery! Everything was clean and neat!
- Anne , Posted: 06/28/2022
Beautiful, peaceful place. We had a wonderful time, I wish we could have stayed longer.
- Rose , Posted: 06/21/2022
Yes we really enjoyed our stay and we're planning on coming back in October. Thank You ?
- Justin , Posted: 04/05/2022
The cabin was great and we had a great time.
- Jessica , Posted: 03/23/2022
Perfect place to get the family together, relax, cool, eat, fish, swim, play games. It's so peaceful, clean, fully equipped! We all had a great time together, we will definitely come again!
- Dustin , Posted: 03/06/2022
Had a great time! Beautiful place and so peaceful
- Elizabeth , Posted: 11/29/2021
We loved this cabin, it was beautiful, spacious, comfortable and in such a peaceful setting. Plus, it was one of the cleanest rentals we've ever stayed at! The hot tub worked great. The access to and view of the river was an added bonus. The rental agency responded quickly to all questions and requests. We would definitely rent this cabin again!
- Henry , Posted: 11/11/2021
This was a great place!
- Julie , Posted: 11/10/2021
My family and I had a great time. The cabin had everything we needed. The town was close with a lot of shops and restaurants. Would definitely recommend this place.
- Grant , Posted: 11/01/2021
Overall, nice, clean, spacious home with excellent amenities and comfortable furniture. Quiet, peaceful retreat. Some of the cookware could be updated a bit, but otherwise no complaints. The short hike to the river was nice.
- Paul , Posted: 10/18/2021
We loved our stay. The cabin was awesome. The hike to the river is tough and would not recommend for the elderly. House was super clean. Great fishing spots close by. We hung out on the huge deck everynight. Made some great family memories. River access point was not the greatest fishing spot but we did our best. Highly encourage others to make the trip to river girl in Todd NC and go on a paddle trip. This place really put us back in touch with Nature yet had all the modern conveniences of home.
- Ashley , Posted: 10/16/2021
We had a wonderful stay! The house had everything we needed to keep kids entertained! We seriously did not want to leave. Amazing wildlife in the area. Saw deer everyday, one day watched them play in the river down from the property. The river is a short walk, but we are a hiking family so that did not phase us at all including my 3 year old. Loved the separation of the down stair den from the rest of the house. Beds were comfy. It gave my teens separate places to chill and watch what they wanted on tv. A lot to do within an hour drive. The only complaint was the floors were not very clean when we arrived, but everything else was spotless so we didn’t sweat that too much. Would love to come back!
- Robert , Posted: 08/09/2021
This was a perfect fit for me and my family. Surrounded by trees and nature. The game room was a favorite for my grandchildren. We had plenty of room to lounge and relax. Plenty of kitchen items as we cooked each morning and evening. The master is a loft not a private room, but it is set back enough you cannot see from upstairs.
- Seth , Posted: 05/24/2021
The cabin was nice and clean. It’s was just a short 5 min walk down to the river.
- Carole , Posted: 05/13/2021
This was a great home in a wooded area - its a short walk to the river and very peaceful. The house has a lot of space!
- Sandra L from Pantego, NC, Posted: 04/19/2021
We had a great stay! Loved the cabin. It is so quiet we heard the rain hit the leaves.Just what I needed to relax. Cabin us close to many great restaurants. Put your vehicle in 2nd gear to get up the driveway and you will have no problem, my 16 year old did great. Hike to river is moderate level and worth it when you get there.
- Paul Y from Valley City, OH, Posted: 01/13/2021
Enjoyed our stay. The property was clean and the hot tub perfect.
- Anonymous from Charlotte, NC, Posted: 12/01/2020
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.
- Lester O from Huntersville, NC, Posted: 11/17/2020
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!
- Anonymous from Lexington, NC, Posted: 07/12/2020
This is the perfect place to unwind.
- Anonymous from Indian Trail, NC, Posted: 06/28/2020
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.
- Novah Rebekah S from Mooresville, NC, Posted: 06/04/2020
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.
- Charles M from Pensacola, FL, Posted: 03/27/2020
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.
- Kimberly D from Charlotte, NC, Posted: 01/21/2020
Great place. The only complaint was the fireplace would not work, Still had a great time.
- Anonymous from Fremont, NC, Posted: 11/26/2019
Wonderful time in the North Carolina mountains!
- Charles Harris W from Farmville, NC, Posted: 10/26/2019
We had an awesome stay, property was clean and in excellent shape. Would highly recommend to anyone.
- Paul L from Rocky Mount, NC, Posted: 02/20/2019
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.
- Marcelle H M from Miami, FL, Posted: 01/18/2019
Thank you for choosing Stay Blue Ridge. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
- Stay Blue Ridge Vacations staff, Posted: 05/18/2021
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.
Only comment is the throw rugs needed to be cleaned, everthing else was great !
- Anonymous from Winston Salem, NC, Posted: 11/27/2018
Five of us had a great stay they house and view were great. Will rent again.
- Anonymous from Thomasville, NC, Posted: 10/02/2018
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.
- William F C from Jacksonville, NC, Posted: 09/21/2018
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.
- Steven F from Leesburg, FL, Posted: 07/23/2018
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 !
- Barbara P from CARY, NC, Posted: 07/10/2018
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!
- Bruce L from Charlotte, NC, Posted: 06/19/2018
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.
- Anonymous from Lewisville, NC, Posted: 06/12/2018
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.
- Stay Blue Ridge Vacations staff, Posted: 05/18/2021
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.
- Marcus V from Fuquay varina, NC, Posted: 04/17/2018
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
- christy e from Concord, NC, Posted: 04/08/2018
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!
- Robert W from Knoxville, TN, Posted: 04/03/2018
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.
- Benjamin C from Bristol, VA, Posted: 03/10/2018
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!
- Laura L from New Bern, NC, Posted: 01/05/2018
- Robin H from Liberty, NC, Posted: 11/07/2017
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..
- Anonymous from Yadkinville, NC, Posted: 09/27/2017
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.
- Yania V from Tampa, FL, Posted: 09/14/2017
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.
- Anonymous from Raleigh, NC, Posted: 08/31/2017
- Bryan C from Maiden, NC, Posted: 08/08/2017
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!!
Would visit again....hopefully soon.
- Anonymous from York, SC, Posted: 08/05/2017
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!
- Haley J from Wilmington, NC, Posted: 07/05/2017
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!
- Sandra B from MYRTLE BEACH, SC, Posted: 06/20/2017
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.
- Patricia C from Sylvester, GA, Posted: 05/30/2017
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.
- Shannon L from Raleigh, NC, Posted: 05/15/2017
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.
- Christy M from Louisburg, NC, Posted: 01/29/2017
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!
- Hope B from Largo, FL, Posted: 01/03/2017
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
- Anonymous from Louisburg, NC, Posted: 11/22/2016
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.
- Heather C from Durham, NC, Posted: 11/22/2016
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!!
- Anonymous from Zebulon, NC, Posted: 10/07/2016
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.
- Stay Blue Ridge Vacations staff, Posted: 05/18/2021
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.
- Anonymous from Lexington, NC, Posted: 10/03/2016
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!
- Stay Blue Ridge Vacations staff, Posted: 05/18/2021
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!!