- Barbara , Posted: 08/05/2023
Cannot express how glad we are that we picked this location. Quiet, beautiful, well kept property. Will definitely stay here if we are back in this area. Such a peaceful setting.
- Wendy , Posted: 10/20/2022
House was a good size for 2 couples. The cabin was clean and well stocked with everything we needed.
- Katina , Posted: 08/02/2022
This cabin is remote, but not really. There are neighbors, but you cannot see them from the cabin. The hot tub and the view were definitely perks! We will definitely rent again. During the winter months, if there is snow, traveling up to the cabin may be a bit troublesome. The only thing I wish was available is pet gates for the stairs inside and the stairs on the top deck.
- Candice , Posted: 07/17/2022
Had an awesome time! Loved the house and surrounding area! Will define back!'
- Meghann , Posted: 07/14/2022
The cabin was well equipped and clean. Everything was in working order. I noticed a leak in the downstairs bathroom, and sent an email. I have already had a return email thanking me and letting me know that it is being addressed. The customer service I get with this company is top notch, and I will ALWAYS want to stay in one of your rentals. I will recommend you guys to all of my family and friends, and I am grateful to have learned of you earlier this year.
- Lori , Posted: 06/13/2022
We had a great time! Loved the location and the Cabin
- Melissa , Posted: 01/31/2022
It was nice The driveway was cleared and the house was very clean.
- Mahamantra , Posted: 11/28/2021
The cabin space and location was perfect for our family. It served as a cozy place to spend time with each other, as well as a launching point for local hikes and exploring.
- Sherry , Posted: 11/08/2021
The property was as described, very cozy. I wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy the hot tub and outdoor amenities. Location is remote and I don’t recommend arriving after dark if you are unfamiliar with the roads in the area. Great weekend!
- Richard , Posted: 09/25/2021
Great view from balcony. Close to town and sightseeing. Hot tub was great addition.
- Joanna , Posted: 08/26/2021
Wonderful house. Property management is very responsive and friendly.
- Susan , Posted: 07/25/2021
This was the second time renting this cabin. We love it. Close to town and tubing. Private. 20 minutes from west jefferson nc. Great views.
- Tayler , Posted: 06/16/2021
nice experience. the location feels remote and private but is not too far out of the way from hiking/shopping amenities. quiet, no frills experience.
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! For future guests, this property now has a new grill.
- George , Posted: 05/21/2021
We really enjoyed the property. It rained all weekend but the cabin was the perfect place to just read and relax. The only problem was the gas grill. One leg and door was broken and it was a pain to light, so we did without.
- Khanrad , Posted: 04/27/2021
Beautiful view, nice peaceful location. Short drive to Grayson Highlands and Jefferson. Easy rental process
- Elizabeth Jane M from Bath, NC, Posted: 02/23/2021
A little remote, but that’s what we wanted. Hot tub was perfect! House was cozy and clean, downstairs is heated with small space heaters, but got warm very quickly. Stairs are steep, so might not be great for elderly people, and would recommend bringing a baby gate for small children. Management very responsive when gas logs didn’t work.
- Jim & Lisa S from Pittsboro, NC, Posted: 02/02/2021
I was nice, had snow, relaxed all weekend, shopped in town.
- Maksim T from Miami, FL, Posted: 01/21/2021
We live in Miami and travel up north twice a year usually to Gatlinburg area. This time we decided to go to Blue Ridge Mountain Area. There were 6 of us including 4 kids + 2 small dogs(French bulldog and Chinese Crested). The cabin was very spacious. Beds were extremely comfortable. Kitchen was well equipped(kitchenware and appliances, etc.) We had good time both in the cabin and in the area. Appalachian Ski Mountain was 1 hour drive down south and we visited it twice and had a lot of fun! Overall, I'd definitely recommend this cabin for family vacation.
STOPPED WORKING AND NO ONE CAME TO FIX IT. THE LAST TWO DAYS WERE TERRIBLY HOT!!
- TRACY M from GASTONIA, NC, Posted: 07/29/2020
IT WAS A GREAT VACATION EXCEPT FOR THE AIR CONDITIONER
- Irene c from naples, FL, Posted: 07/14/2020
After being in quarantine for more than a month, it was nice to be in a great place, fresh air, nice weather. The cabin was in a great location, away from everyone!! Nice,quiet!!!
- Anonymous from Cranford, NJ, Posted: 07/12/2020
We had a fun stay at the house. It was quiet with great mountain views and a beautiful sunset. We are a family of 5 with a small dog and had plenty of room. The hot tub was nice, and the grill was convenient (despite needing some upgrade as the starter does not work). It is not near anything, and you need to travel some unpaved bumpy roads to get anywhere, but that is how you get the peace and quiet! Over all, a very pleasant experience.
- daniel o from Carrboro, NC, Posted: 06/23/2020
Perfect for a weekend getaway.
- Anonymous from Fort Mill, SC, Posted: 05/27/2020
Thank you for the wonderful review. We're so glad you decided to give our River Bend Retreat a try! Future guests, we're always happy to answer any questions about previous reviews. We look forward to hosting you all again soon!
- Stay Blue Ridge Vacations staff, Posted: 05/18/2021
After reading many complaints about this cabin, I still looked forward to visiting. It was everything we expected and better from the pictures. The road was easy to find, long, bendy, and scenery everything I would expect. It was clean and gave a relaxing feeling when you walk through the door. All the appliances worked well. The cabin is nicely secluded at the end of the road. The stay was too short! The memories are much appreciated. I would definitely visit again!
- Anonymous from Phoenixville, PA, Posted: 09/03/2019
Thank you very much for taking the time to tell us about your visit to River Bend Retreat. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and are looking forward to visiting again. Please feel free to let us know about any repairs necessary to make your stay more enjoyable. Thank you for choosing River Bend Retreat and Stay Blue Ridge! We hope you return very soon!
- Stay Blue Ridge Vacations staff, Posted: 05/18/2021
Loved the cabin. Great Setting. Kitchen had all the basics we needed. We will be looking forward to another stay in the mountains. The outside fire pit and table were enjoyed. There were a few things we did find that were not the best: the road back to the cabin would be good for an off road vehicle. There were no drawers or closets to put clothes in the downstairs bedroom. It was hard to regulate the temperature between upstairs and downstairs. We did notice the cabin could use a little repair is a couple of spots. We would do it again.
- Anonymous from Salisbury, NC, Posted: 08/21/2019
Great location. Remote, but close enough to dip into town for supplies with plenty of close by opportunities for outdoor adventures.
- Timothy H from Garner, NC, Posted: 06/14/2019
The cabin was perfect.
- Anonymous from Kinston, NC, Posted: 06/13/2019
Great location and very private, we enjoyed our stay.
- Daniel C from charlotte, NC, Posted: 03/26/2019
excellent place to vacation
- Anonymous from Dothan , AL, Posted: 03/12/2019
Cabin was very nice, comfortable beds and very friendly staff
- Marcus V from Fuquay varina, NC, Posted: 02/20/2019
Nice cozy cabin, well maintained with great views
- Anonymous from Mouth of Wilson, VA, Posted: 07/18/2018
Very nice cabin. Everything was clean and comfortable. I enjoyed my morning coffee on the porch watching the squirrels play in the trees and evenings in the hot tub. The 3rd step on the outside does need some attention as it is not level and made trips up and down a little difficult. Also would have been nice to had a non slip mat in the showers because they are very slick. Other than that everything was great.
- Anonymous from Beaufort, NC, Posted: 07/08/2018
We were looking for a rental in the northern part of mountains that was a little remote! And we found it!
- Danielle A from Statesville, NC, Posted: 02/07/2018
The cabin was clean and nice for the most part. The kitchen does lack some supplies. Their was no television in the upstairs den area; only downstairs. The WiFi is not good but that could have just been the mountains.
The most dissatisfing part are all the house rules and extra fees. You can only leave 2 loads of laundry. Anything beyond that is a fee, the washer there is tiny. It wouldn't wash more than 5 towels at a time. If you use all 3 beds and each person uses 1 towel then that accounts for 4 loads of laundry which means you pay a fee or your stuck doing laundry before you leave. That was disappointing.
- Anonymous from Raleigh, NC, Posted: 11/09/2016
The view is the best part of this cabin. It's nestled into a beautiful area at the end of a dirt path. The path is quiet and not much traffic. The cabin is quaint. The bedrooms are a good size but both living rooms and the kitchen are very small. The TV is located downstairs which isn't a huge deal. We wanted to watch a movie but the space was too cramped and had 1 couch.
- Anonymous from Statesville, NC, Posted: 08/07/2016
Nicely appointed home base for exploring the area. Very comfortable.
- Michael R from HAMPTON, Virginia, Posted: 07/18/2016
The first week was active with the grand children. The second week was restful without them. The house was in a perfect location to access town but not hear traffic at night. It worked great for 7 people.
One of the members of our family is terrified of heights and the drive to the cabin for her was not pleasant. On our first night she said she would not leave the cabin for the entire week, but she found the courage and we were able to enjoy all the great activities North Carolina has to offer. I will say the roads take some getting used to as it is a one lane road up the mountain to the cabin. (Note: there were rarely any other cars on the road). I recommend arriving during the day so that you get the lay of the land.
During our stay we had a small issue with one of the locks, we called and within an hour or two someone had come to fix it. One thing I would say is the plumbing can be a bit of a hassle; we tried not to flush paper down as to avoid any issues.
Overall, we had a great experience!
- Anonymous from Miami, FL, Posted: 01/04/2016
Our family was very comfortable in this cabin. It had all the amenities you would need for a stay in the mountains. We were 7 in total plus a dog. The description on the site is accurate; the cabin is very private. Our three teenagers loved exploring the wooded area around the property during the day. At night they would hang out on the porch and howl because they could hear the animals respond from the woods.
- Anonymous from Birmingham, AL, Posted: 11/30/2015
Our family had such a happy thanksgiving together in the Riverbend Retreat. All seven of us were able to sleep comfortably ( although we would definitely recommend a new mattress for the pullout sofa) while enjoying days filled with long walks, good food and games. The view was spectacular!
- Tracy C from Thomasville, NC, Posted: 09/01/2015
My family and I absolutely loved our weekend in this beautiful cabin. It was a great time of peace and solitude.
- Gene W from Oak Island, NC, Posted: 07/21/2015
LOVELY HOME WITH ALL THE AMENITIES. ANY CONCERNS WE EXPERIENCED WHEN WE ARRIVED WERE QUICKLY MET AND TAKEN CARE OF. JUDY AND JERRITA FROM THE REALTY CO. WERE JUST THE GREATEST! BEAUTIFUL VIEW, GREAT HOT TUB, BREEZY AND COOL. HATED TO RETURN TO OUR HOME ON THE NC COAST!! WELCOME 99 DEGREES. AND LOTS OF TOURIST. THANKS ASHE HIGH COUNTRY FOR A RESTFUL AND FUN 3 WEEKS.
- Dina F from Torrance, CA, Posted: 07/06/2015
The cabin was perfect for our family vacation. It was clean and cozy in a picturesque location. Very nicely decorated. The hot tub cover is very old and should probably be replaced; the ends are torn and the clips are broken...not a big deal as it was still functional. The location is a bit hard to get to, which is great for privacy..I recommend traveling to there in daylight.
Like I said, the cabin was exactly what the picture and description portrayed.
- Mary f from san diego , ca, Posted: 06/03/2015
Overall, we loved the place! Very secluded and quiet. Two things I would like to mention: Google Maps does a great job of getting you there but doesn't tell you to turn left onto the road that the cabin is actually on. It'd be nice if you would include that extra step into the email instructions. The second thing is the hot water heater wasn't turned on and we didn't realize it until late on our 2nd night so we took cold showers the whole time we stayed.
- Hillary S from Salisbury, nc, Posted: 03/17/2015
Had a great weekend in this quite cabin. Absolutely will rent again.would recommend to anyone. Love the hot tub.
- Anonymous from Louisville, KY, Posted: 02/17/2015
We really enjoyed our weekend in Crumpler. The Healing Springs on the way to the cabin were really neat, and the cabin itself had everything we needed. The house was clean and well appointed. We had a little trouble getting the fireplace to light but the staff was very helpful, and though we nearly got snowed in the staff extended our checkout time to allow us safe departure. We'd happily stay here again.
- Anonymous from Salisbury, North Carolina, Posted: 01/05/2015
Loved the privacy and the hot tub, well stocked and appreciated owners just replaced the old TV with a new Flat Screen. We will be back!
- Luz A G , Posted: 10/21/2014
I truly loved this place. The management company is very attentive if you need something, or if you need to report damage in the cabin. The place looks pretty in the pics but it's actually beautiful in person. Cleaned, just a little outdated. Very peaceful and I would definitely go again! My whole family loved it.
- claude phillip s from HICKORY, NC, Posted: 10/12/2014
Really enjoyed our stay at Riverbend love sitting on front porch very secluded away from all the stress very peaceful however don't plan on watching TV not your average channels I actually didn't recognize any of them but really enjoyed hot tub that being said I would definitely go back property manager was great
- Sandra K from Woodbridge, VA, Posted: 09/16/2014
Cozy cabin, welcoming. Quiet and secluded. Love the personal touches. Only downside is a 20 year old tv that barely works. Only 1 on lower level. No tv in living room on top floor. No cable. Satellite dish but service wasn't activated. Wifi works to stream on your device. A front door that doesn't block view would be a good idea as well.
- Denise W from Monroe, NC, Posted: 09/08/2014
We had a few glitches with our stay but overall it was a wonderful holiday. We had a lovely day out on the river and that evening our AC went out and with all the sunburn and heat exhaustion that was not much fun to be without for the night as it was very warm and muggy, then we had an afternoon where showers were being taken and the water just cut off and we had to search out a breaker to restart the water. Things like this give your holiday a bit of character and give you something funny to chuckle about.
- Anonymous from wilmington, NC, Posted: 08/25/2014
During booking and time on location the property management was very professional and responsive.The location was great for privacy and proximity to canoeing and tubing.Also it was very close to Shatley Springs restaurant and only 20 minutes from Jefferson. The views from the deck at sunset kept me on the deck in the evening. The hot tub was a great way to end the day. The WiFI was ample to support video streaming which saved our evening entertainment since the TV was an old 90,s model and the Satellite only offered 5 channels. Also the gas grill on the deck worked but needs replacing since the handle and dial was broke. Still we had an enjoyable week and if nature and relaxation are your goal this is a great vacation place.
- Valerie H from Roanoke, VA, Posted: 08/15/2014
- Brenda M from Kannapolis, NC, Posted: 07/18/2014
Overall this rental was as described. Very out of the way, private, and peaceful. The road in could use a little work and there were a few cleaning issues that we had to take care of, but other than that we were very pleased. This is the place to go if you want to get away from it all. We will definitely stay again! I imagine the fall is gorgeous from here!
- Joey V from Oakboro, NC, Posted: 01/21/2014
Property is very private and you're only 20 minutes from downtown West Jefferson for dinning, shopping and more! TV is being upgraded.
- Stay Blue Ridge Vacations staff, Posted: 05/18/2021
The cabin was very nice, clean and simple. The Tv halfway worked and was very small but spent most of the down time there in the hot tub which was awesome.
- Manuel Z from Coral Springs, fl, Posted: 01/04/2014
The place is beautiful, we had a good time with the family. Was excited to hear bear sounds nearby.
- gloria g from Selma, nc, Posted: 10/29/2013
It was great, I was in peace and will return again.
- Anonymous from Salisbury, NC, Posted: 09/24/2013
Quiet relaxing weekend.
- Anonymous from york, sc, Posted: 09/10/2013
Google maps had a sharp left turn on 16 just past Wilkesboro that didn't exist but I found the house anyway. Great house, I'll definitely go back.
- Judith D from Warner Robins, GA, Posted: 08/13/2013
We stayed over the weekend and had a nice time. The cabin was a bit smaller than we anticipated.
- Laurie W from Clemmons, NC, Posted: 05/29/2013
The cabin was clean and comfortable for our group. We had a very nice, relaxing visit to the mountains. There was a problem with carpenter ants and one of the beds was not useable because of the "sawdust" sprinkling down from the wooden ceiling.
- Alexis S from Tarpon Springs, FL, Posted: 01/08/2013
Our trip was great and the cabin was amazing! It was perfectly nestled in the mountains and boasted breathtaking views of the beautiful scenery. Jerrita was so helpful and was really a pleasure to work with.
Jerrita was most helpful in booking our vacation.
- Anonymous from Matthews, NC, Posted: 12/01/2012
Our anniversary and Thanksgiving get-away was just great. With daughter and granddaughter we really enjoyed the cute and cozy cabin. The owner had provided everything we needed. Riverbend Retreat was a perfect location for all the activites we planned in the area-especially near Shatley Springs (Yum, yum).
- Jesse H from Fremont, Ohio, Posted: 08/29/2012
This place was amazing! With plenty of room inside to spread out,everyone had their own space. Outside the yard was very big and well kept. The hot tub was a wonderful place to relax and watch the Perseids meteor shower. The mountain veiw was also amazing,especially in the early morning having coffee on the upper deck, and late evening as the sun set over the ridge. We also enjoyed the 4hr. float trip on the New River. We had a wonderful time at Riverbend Retreat and are thinking of making it an annual destination. Thanks for a great vacation, and we hope to return soon.
- Tommy T from Indian Land, SC, Posted: 07/12/2012
Refrigerator has been repaired and refund given for the inconvenience.
- Stay Blue Ridge Vacations staff, Posted: 05/18/2021
Only issue was the refrigerator went out on Saturday and we were forced to leave Sunday morning vs Monday morning. Still waiting to hear back from agent about refunding Sunday night. Other than that, the stay was great. Very quiet and relaxing.
- Derick R from Raleigh, NC, Posted: 06/26/2012
This place was great, our teenage girls loved it!
- Amber W from Wilmington, NC, Posted: 03/06/2012
It was a great time with 3 couples. We had a blast! We would absolutely stay there again.
- matthew a from christiansburg , va, Posted: 02/23/2012
it was a wonderful time my family and i loved staying there.the only problem was after the snow fell it was a little tricky getting down the driveway but the view before and after the snow was perfect thank you for a great stay
- Anonymous from Charlotte, NC, Posted: 02/15/2012
enjoyed very much
- Nicholas P from Washington, NC, Posted: 11/22/2011
My wife and I, along with two other couples, stay at Riverbend Retreat for the weekend. This house was absolutely fabulous. The entire house was well stocked with everything you could possibly need. Wonderful!! We will be coming back soon, the weekend went by way too fast.
- Tommy S from Pfafftown, NC, Posted: 11/08/2011
My wife and I had a blast at the Riverbend Retreat. Everything was prepared for our arrival and we were within ten minutes of Shatley Springs. The seclusion was much needed and the view was great. We were able to completely relax for two days. We WILL be back.
- Anonymous from Germontown, NC, Posted: 10/08/2011
We enjoyed it - the cabin is well stocked. It would be nice to have one more tv either in the bedroom or upstairs, but it was also nice to have some piece and quiet...
- Anonymous from Richmond, va, Posted: 10/04/2011
My friends and I had a great time staying at this house on our girls' weekend. The house was clean and comfortable and the view was beautiful. The weather wasn't great, so it was nice that we were so comfortable in the house!
of of the grill cooked our food and it was too hot it burned our food and the other half there wasnt any flame. Other than this minor issue there is nothing that would ever prevent me from coming back and I will def be recommending your cabins to freinds and
family and we are already thinking about our next trip, hopefully in the summer of 2012!!!
- Kristina N from Jacksonville, NC, Posted: 09/20/2011
We had a wonderful time the cabin we chose was very family friendly, I loved the selection of chidrens movies for my kids especially since saturday was a rainy day. The only thing we had issues with was the grill, it was rusted and weathered and only half
- Anonymous from LEXINGTON, NC, Posted: 08/23/2011
My family and I were very pleased with our stay at the Riverbend Retreat. The Cabin was great and the location was great as well. We are looking forward to another stay with Ash County Realty.
- Tam S from China Grove, NC, Posted: 08/02/2011
We provide the initial supply of paper products to get you started but if you are staying for several days with a big group plan ahead or grab some extra at the store. There's a great general store right down the road only 5 minutes away.
- Stay Blue Ridge Vacations staff, Posted: 05/18/2021
There was no extra toilet paper. Other than that everything was outstanding!
- Patrick C from Troutman,, NC, Posted: 07/30/2011
Really nice place & great location. However we had two issues that kept me from rating the stay a "5 Star". Issue #1: We were given the wrong security code to get into the lock box. There was no AT&T cell coverage in the area so we had to drive 20 miles to get the correct lock box code. #2 there was only one roll of toilet paper per bathroom. Our family of six used them up & we had to go buy our own, also the light light in the master bathroom did not work & we had to replace it. Over all we were very pleased with the rental. Hopefully these comments will help the rental agency make this a "5 Star" property in the future.
- Lawrence M from Douglasville, GA, Posted: 06/27/2011
A great starting point for rides in N. Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Try state routes old 16,88, 194 and of course the Blue Ridge NC. Routes 421 and 67 in western TN, and route 58 across SW VA as well as the Pkwy and Pipers Gap Rd. (620) to Mt. Airy and 678 and 691 back to the Pkwy. at Orchard Gap.
- Anonymous from Carrboro, NC, Posted: 10/05/2010
We enjoyed the hot tub!
- Anonymous from Moravian Falls, NC, Posted: 09/07/2010
We were there for our Honeymoon, it was very nice and the house was very beautiful. We expectually liked the Dog, that we named Rosco, (a hound dog of some sort). He is a neighbors dog, very friendly and will leave shortly after he get's you all settled in.Very sweet! We took a canoe ride down the New River(we suggest a 2 hr ride)we took the 4 hr ride and it was very long but nice. The view from the house on the porch was lovely if we could do it again it would be a must. very private, no one around, you are the only house on the street. we had a wonderful time and thanks for it being so enjoyable.