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USA North Carolina Western North Carolina Cullowhee Listing #23436

Along the River Cottage - Cullowhee, NC

13 reviews
Max occupancy: 7 2 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Twin Bed 2 bedrooms  plus loft 2 bathrooms 1 dog max 
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  • At least 7 days before check-in: You can reschedule your trip, or cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit.
  • At least 30 days before check-in: You also have the option to cancel for a refund (minus the booking fee).

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Quiet pet-friendly riverfront house with large back deck, hot tub, fireplace

In the town of Cullowhee, at an elevation of 2400 feet, this riverfront cottage has 180 feet of river frontage. Free from the bustle of hurried living, relax among the tall trees that surround the home. Take in a morning cup of coffee while rocking on the porch that overlooks the river. Listen to the birds sing and relax in the cool mountain air. A stone fire pit is located behind the cottage. Kick back in front of the fireplace or take a soak in the hot tub on the back deck.

What’s nearby:
Come visit this Smoky Mountain home where you have access to hiking, fishing, golfing, whitewater rafting, tubing, skiing, shopping, dining & gambling. The home is located between Sylva and Cashiers, 15 minutes to Dillsboro and the Smoky Mountain Railroad. Enjoy trout fishing, swimming or tubing from your backyard on the Tuckasegee River.

Things to know:
Full kitchen (no dishwasher)
Free WiFi
1 dog maximum
Fireplace only available from October through March
Maximum parking spaces: 2
Limited cell service and GPS

This property is managed by Vacasa North Carolina LLC.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.

AMENITIES

Features

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Fireplace

Gas fireplace

Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Location

Water view

Waterfront

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Dock

Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Patio

Deck

Firepit

Lanai

Theme

Snowbird-friendly

13 reviews

Carrie T. Nov 2020
The house was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the fireplace, hot tub, river and fire pit. The setting was beautiful and quiet. The only complaints are internet connectivity through the wifi (it was ok for us, but don't expect to work remotely) and the well water had a metallic taste and smell. We came with bottled water, which was a blessing. We had a few neighboring dogs come for a visit which was a plus for us. Overall, great experience and would stay again.
Michelle F. Nov 2020
The cottage is cute and perfect for 6 people. The beds were comfortable. Hot tub and fire pit were used nightly. The road noise wasn’t that bad. Didn’t hear anything at night. Very little light pollution so the stars are extremely bright. Close to dry falls and the highlands. Nice little community.
Tracy H. Oct 2020
Perfect location. Easy access to the home on a river. However, well water had a strong smell of iron. All sinks had bad rust stains. Loud noise from the busy road (hwy 107) at all hours that drowned out the ambience of the river behind the house.
Manager response:
Hi, Tracy! Thank you for letting us know about your Vacasa experience. We do have a lot of iron and minerals in our water in the mountain; this causes a strong odor as well as iron stains that can look similar to rust stains. We do treat the water as we can to combat this. We hope to see you again!
Jonathan W. Oct 2020
I came to Along the River with high hopes – they were dashed. The stay was relatively expensive (I know that it was peak season for the leaves, but still) and just was not worth it. The location is reasonably nice (semi-private and pretty), but right across the river is a road. I had seen the road from the aerial photo – what I didn’t see was that it was the main drag for the area. I’ve been near Interstates that were less noisy (that continued throughout the stay). The physical (frame, deck, etc.) was in good repair. However, the cabin overall needs a deep clean (there was dust everywhere), and the kitchenware was filthy and the cookware needs to be thrown out and replaced. Then, we discovered just HOW MUCH iron there was in the water (too much to drink and cook with comfortably, bring some water with you if you come) – also, be aware that washing light clothes in iron water will turn them brown (making the washer/dryer not too useful). There were issues with the hot tub (we were able to resolve since we had had a hot tub and knew how to use the chemicals). Be aware that there was NO cell service (Verizon or AT&T, don’t know about Sprint), the Internet was both slow and VERY intermittent. We ended up leaving a day early just to not have to deal with it anymore. It just was not worth the price we paid.
Manager response:
We appreciate your input, Jonathan. We are sorry to read you were so unhappy you left early. We will be replacing the pots and pans and discussing the housekeeping oversights with our team. The water is normal for many mountain homes, and we do apologize if it caused you any stress. Thank you for staying with us!
Karen N. Oct 2020
The river cottage was clean and comfy. Nice location to area activities and could be fishing, hiking, shopping, or eating within minutes.
Ishri J. Sep 2020
The cleanliness, homey feeling, hot tub and overall openness of the inside. Children will luv the games.

Only issue was the well water quality. Needed softening and filler to take the smell off.
Manager response:
Hello Ishri, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We apologize for the issues with the well and have notified our local team to look into this. We hope we have the chance to host you again in the future.
Amy W. Sep 2020
The cabin was roomy and the a/c a welcome feature considering the high temps. Off the beaten path but directly across from busy highway. Not a problem for us but some may be deterred. Thankfully the housekeeper was still on site because I never received the email about entrance code & it wasn’t on the app. She told us code & no worries. My only complaint was the property needs a deep cleaning. I’m not saying it wasn’t clean but kitchen cabinets & drawers were messy, window over sink needed cleaning inside & out. Deck could have used a quick cleaning. I understand it’s on the water but a bi-annual deep clean would be awesome. The deck was plenty big for evening drinks and morning coffee. We didn’t use the hot tub but seemed like it was well maintained. The waterfront could use some attention, wobbly railing that kept us from using the deck. Those are the ONLY criticisms. The cabin is tucked away on the Tuck, close to town & with easy access to the water for floating, fishing or kayaking. Isn’t that what we come to Western NC for anyway. TV & internet worked fine, a plus during Covid at home work! Hope this review helps.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Amy. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our home. We have reached out to our local manager with your comments and suggestions. Thank you for bringing them to our attention. We hope to host you again soon!
Melissa G. Aug 2020
Outside porch swing on deck and hot tube . Loved the fire pit and fishing pier and easy access to fish
Casey C. Mar 2020
My fiancé and I chose this spot as a long weekend getaway. We absolutely loved the cottage along the river and All the amenities that came with it. The cottage was very clean and cozy and offered everything we needed. There is plenty to do within a short distance and lots of delicious restaurants. We also really enjoyed booking with vacasa as they allowed us options like early check-in and late check-out! Would definitely stay again!
Jennifer M. Dec 2019
Fishing, shopping, hiking High Falls trail, horseback riding on the reservation, flea marketing, grilling steaks and burgers, relaxing hot tub. Cottage had everything we needed for an 8 day vacation away from it all.
Tina T. Aug 2019
We loved it!
Donna F. Jul 2019
Had an awesome time. Loved this place and enjoyed the river.
Jessica H. Jun 2019
Great location and central to SO many fishing spots (lakes and rivers). Will definitely stay again! Thank you so much!