Relax and unwind on your own 20 plus acres in a 2800 square foot luxury log cabin
right on the Little River in Ennice [Sparta], North Carolina.
As you travel to the cabin, the road meanders between horse pastures, woodlands, and a few year-round and summer homes. It’s quite typical to come across wild deer, turkey and rabbit as you journey closer to the bend in the river. Once you enter Riverbend’s long private drive, not another house can be seen. Riverbend's driveway is a bit like a journey into the 100 Acre Woods -- it is a slow beautiful descent from an elevation above the river to a gorgeous clearing on the riverfront. The ride through the dense woods on scissor-like turns is absolutely beautiful!
The Little River runs in front of this luxury 2800 square foot North Carolina cabin (over 1,000' of river frontage) and is literally a stone's throw from the front porch. There is a terraced path from the house to the river, terraced seating areas below the house looking out onto the water and a wide-open flat lawn. The lawn is decked out with a professional stone masonry fire pit for barbecues, bon fires and hangouts; custom benches; sitting areas; hammocks; a wood bench swing, and lots of play space. Our guest book is filled with great fishing stories. And while some of our guests may be skilled fishermen, we believe that they have success, in part, because this part of the river is pretty darn inaccessible.
Aside from the state of relaxation you are sure to experience, you can also be in two U.S. states at once. The Virginia/North Carolina state line runs right through our garage!
The King Aspen Master Suite encompasses an entire floor and has an imported King Aspen grandfather bed, huge beam ceilings and beautiful wood all around, a large private bath with an over-sized jetted tub, and a secret kid's sleeping nook with two additional queen floor mattresses tucked behind the master suite. The founders added these hideaway beds for toddlers who don't want to be far from Mama and Papa bear. The Wagon Wheel King Bedroom features an antique wagon wheel king sized bed made from a real wagon, a large closet, dresser and a relaxing reading chair. The Queen's Quarters comes furnished with a full poster bed, large closets, a dresser and a dressing mirror.
Our 1,000 square foot Bunk Room is a youth heaven. On its own private floor with tree trunks coming through the ground and into the wood beamed ceiling, the bunk room sleeps five. It features three built-in Swiss bunks, a queen log futon and a fully stocked game room. French doors open to a rocking chair-filled patio overlooking the river! It also includes a 42" plasma television, dvd player, and ping-pong table.
Riverbend of Alleghany is fully supplied with linens including towels and bedding.
Enjoy a fully stocked kitchen with refrigerator with built in ice maker in freezer, coffee maker, cooking utensils, dishes, serving platters, glassware, 4 piece toaster, blender, crock pot, microwave, hand mixer, electric knife, oven, stove top, an outdoor smoker, BBQ grill with propane and so much more. Enjoy elegant indoor dining or eat on the open air deck with gas grill & picnic table overlooking the river. Or head down to the stone fire pit by the river and eat at the water's edge.
Nestle up to a wood fire and relax in the giant great room with our stone fireplace and 52” plasma tv (satellite). Cabin comes equipped with hi speed internet and wifi, Direct TV, CD and DVD player, VCR [remember those!], telephone [local only] and FAX (you must bring a calling card to make long distance calls), a huge flat screen TV in the bunk room, and a game room with large ping pong table, family friendly DVD's, a Nintendo 64 with several games for younger kids, cards, board games and a large selection of books.
Read a book on the covered porch with rocking chairs overlooking the river or chillax in the hammocks or the chair swing as you listen to the river sing. Enjoy lawn games like horseshoes, corn hole, and croquet in the giant riverfront yard or relax by the pro stone fire pit that has rustic outdoor seating. Fly fish or bank fish or wade fish from the Little River or put your camping chairs in the shallows of the river and let the water wash away your stress. Hike the property and the area leading into Riverbend, getting refreshed in nature as you pass by idyllic stables on White Pine Drive nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Washer & Dryer:
The cabin also comes equipped with a large capacity washer and dryer, separate laundry room and various soaps.
Well Behaved Pet Policy:
The owners, who have a dog of their own, pride themselves on offering Riverbend without any visible or invisible [sniff, sniff] signs that pets sometimes visit our property. We pay our cleaning people extra for a deeper clean after a pet has been on property. In short, we want non-dog people to be just as happy when they stay with us, and that means Riverbend must remain pristine and damage/odor free. That said, we love dogs at Riverbend. We allow guests to bring a maximum of two well-behaved, well-groomed, well-trained dogs. We personally love cats, but due to allergy concerns, we do not allow them at Riverbend. Our non-refundable pet fees are cheaper than a boarding facility. You must certify that your pet has current shots, is safe, house broken, won't chew, won't climb on furniture, and doesn't bite.
Normal arrival is 3 pm and departure is 11 am; however, if we don't have back-to-back reservations with yours, we sometimes allow arrival as early as you'd like and departure as late as you'd like. Please ask about this when you make your inquiry!