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A River Runs Through It

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Short-range river view of the cabin
The Watauga River on the property
Hot tub with privacy wall
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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
Cabin Holiday Rental
"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it."  - Norman MacLean  The Watauga River begins its 60 mile journey on the northern slopes of Grandfather Mountain and flows generally north and west into Watauga Lake on the North Carolina/ Tennessee border. The word "Watauga" is derived from the Cherokee word "Watagi" meaning "beautiful waters" or "whispering waters." This dynamic riparian zone is actually a migration corridor for many varieties of fish, birds and animals and plays a significant role in preserving biodiversity. During good weather you can explore the river or try your luck at catching a variety of trout such as brook, brown or rainbow. This section of the Watauga River is now privately stocked and is exceptional for fly fishing! ALL fishing is single ar..."Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it."  - Norman MacLean  The Watauga River begins its 60 mile journey on the northern slopes of Grandfather Mountain and flows generally north and west into Watauga Lake on the North Carolina/ Tennessee border. The word "Watauga" is derived from the Cherokee word "Watagi" meaning "beautiful waters" or "whispering waters." This dynamic riparian zone is actually a migration corridor for many varieties of fish, birds and animals and plays a significant role in preserving biodiversity. During good weather you can explore the river or try your luck at catching a variety of trout such as brook, brown or rainbow. This section of the Watauga River is now privately stocked and is exceptional for fly fishing! ALL fishing is single artificial lure, catch & release only (no live or scented baits or corn please). Fly fishing guide services are available upon request. When it rains, the river rises and the kayakers come out to shoot the rapids. A River Runs Through It is situated on 2.75 acres with the Watauga River running through the center of the property. The cabin was built of hand-hewn hemlock from Washington State and pine paneling from Watauga County. Access to the property is a tree-lined gravel road that was once a portion of the railroad bed of the Western North Carolina- East Tennessee Railroad. A circular driveway winds around Rhododendron and welcomes you to A River Runs Through It. On the covered entrance deck you will find plenty of rocking chairs and a limited stack of firewood. This cabin provides a cozy feeling with hand-hewn hemlock logs and beams, leather furniture, oak floors, area rugs and a stone fireplace with firewood provided. Original artwork and pottery along with track lighting with dimmers accent the main level. A surround sound TV/DVD/CD system with streaming services and SlingTV for regular programming and high speed wireless internet provide entertainment. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. One bedroom with a king size bed, flat screen TV and a full bath with a granite top double sink vanity and Jacuzzi tub complete this floor inside. Upstairs you will find a large bedroom furnished with antiques, quilts and a flat screen TV, along with another full bath, and the air hockey game room with a Queen sized air mattress tucked in the closet. A cell booster has been added to the home for enhanced cell reception. Step from the kitchen onto the new deck and use the grill, table and chairs to dine on the river; or enjoy the six-person Hot Springs spa with moto-massage and a fountain. Stairs lead from the deck to the river. Outside is a fire pit for guests to enjoy, as well. A River Runs Through It is conveniently located near a main artery that connects the ski slopes of Avery County with the exceptional antique shops of Foscoe with the rich history of Valle Crucis with the great dining and entertainment of Boone and Blowing Rock. Several whitewater and fishing guide services are also located nearby.  OFF-PEAK SPECIAL: Stay longer than the minimum number of nights and automatically receive a 5-15% Discount - Excluding Holidays. (limited firewood provided) PET RENT: $25/nt per pet MATURE DOGS ONLY PLEASE Guests returning to A River Runs Through It may have a 10% discount, not to be combined with other discounts to the rent. Additional amenities: Full Kitchen, Games, PlaygroundMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
About the Manager
Blue Ridge Mountain Rentals
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:55%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:September 2010
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Reviews (5)
msully0
msully0
Morehead City, NC1 contribution
This is a perfect cozy cabin to enjoy mountain time, complete with the loveliest stream right out front. Highly recommended! We will be back!!
Visited May 2018
Written 15 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Mobile633464
Hi, Thank you for the review. We are happy to hear you found this cabin perfect and you enjoyed your time with us here in the mountains. We are also glad to hear you highly recommend and plan on coming back. Our staff is looking forward to working with you again soon. Kind Regards, Brooklin
Written 20 June 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

B_and_J133
B_and_J133
Chocowinity, NC6 contributions
We have rented this cabin 5 times and we absolutely love it! It is beautifully decorated, private, very well equipped and extremely comfortable. Looking forward to a return visit.
Visited August 2011 Travelled as a couple
Written 31 August 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mountain Therapy -:- Charlotte
Exceptional location and accommodations. Beautiful view of the Watagua River. Soothing sounds of the flowing river makes relaxing easy and stress disappear.
Visited April 2011
Written 12 May 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

James & Patti -:- Winston Salem, NC
Not sure I can even put in to words how wonderful our stay was at a River Runs Through It! The cabin was absolutely perfect and we felt at home the minute we walked in the door. It was very private and secluded! No hidden surprises when we drove up or walked in! If you dream of a perfect spot to escape the craziness of life and feel relaxed from your head to your toes... just walk into to"A River Runs Through It"!!
Visited March 2011
Written 25 March 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Michelle -:- Spartanburg SC
Cabin was awesome. Great accomadations. Beautiful view. I could live there!
Visited February 2011
Written 24 February 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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About the neighbourhood
'Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.'  - Norman MacLean  The Watauga River begins its 60 mile journey on the northern slopes of Grandfather Mountain and flows generally north and west into Watauga Lake on the North Carolina/ Tennessee border. The word 'Watauga' is derived from the Cherokee word 'Watagi' meaning 'beautiful waters' or 'whispering waters.' This dynamic riparian zone is actually a migration corridor for many varieties of fish, birds and animals and plays a significant role in preserving biodiversity. During good weather you can explore the river or try your luck at catching a variety of trout such as brook, brown or rainbow. This section of the Watauga River is now privately stocked and is exceptional for fly fishing! ALL fishing is single ar...
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

A River Runs Through It has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

A River Runs Through It has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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