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River of Dreams - Whittier, NC

15 reviews
Max occupancy: 12 2 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
956 Double Bridge Road, Whittier, NC 28789

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Large home with river access, fireplace & covered porch - nearby fishing!

This home is nestled on 15 acres of beautiful trees, rhododendrons, and the Tuckasegee River. Gorgeous views of the mountains are available throughout its interior. The living room has comfortable seating along with a fireplace and TV. There is a loft play area for children as well as a large den downstairs. Sit on the covered porch while listening to the river and watch the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad trains pass by. Sit by a nighttime fire down by the river or within the screened porch off the kitchen.

What’s nearby:
Located off Highway 74, between Dillsboro and Cherokee. Just a short drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and surrounding towns. The cabin is located within Hatchery Supported Trout Waters where fishing is typically closed during the month of March.

Things to know:
Full kitchen
Free WiFi
Gravel road with incline
Fireplace only available from October thorough March (firewood not supplied)
Not motorcycle accessible
Maximum parking spaces: 4
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.



Jetted tub


Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Water view





Cable : Dish Network

DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

On-site activities

Ping-pong table


Gas grill : Private



15 reviews

Garrett E. Jun 2020
We had a wonderful time at this house! Very spacious and beautifully situated on the river. We had a small glitch with the refrigerator not staying cold, but we contacted Vacasa and the property manager promptly came out and fixed it! Only complaints are the polyester sheets in one of the room upstairs that we couldn’t switch out because there weren’t any extra linens anywhere and the basement smelled really really musty, making it hard to sleep down there. We also thought that the cleaning service could have done a better job at cleaning the upstairs area. The downstairs common areas were spotless, but there were other parts of the house that were dusty/not been cleaned well.

We did two tubing trips from the house, launching from there. We parked some cars past the bridge at a public boat launch and we’re able to easily get off the river and drive back to the house with our tubes. Really enjoyed this home, very beautiful and quiet, the perfect getaway. Wish we could have stayed longer!
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Garrett. We will inform the local manager about the musty smell in the basement. We hope to host you again soon!
Haley H. Mar 2020
Great interior, exterior, parking, scenery, view... I could go on and on. It was plenty big enough for our group of 9. I think we'll all cherish the time we spent here for a long time.
Vera B. Feb 2020
House was beautiful the scenery the river and also the class of turkeys doing there morning walks
Sherry M. Jan 2020
We had a wonderful time at the River of Dreams Cabin. The scenery was beautiful as well as the cabin. We can’t wait to come back in the spring.

If you are worried about the train, no worries. We saw the train go by twice and it was really quite for being so close.

I did not have 4 wheel drive and there was only rain but the road to the cabin was not bad. There was approximately 20 feet of the road that had pot holes and had gravel filling them. I would have trouble with traction in those spots since the gravel was loose but other wise better than I expected.

Fred G. Jan 2020
When waking into this house it is much bigger than pictured. We loved the layout, plenty of room for everyone. Great views! We had such a great time. 3 families coming together. Few minor things needing fixed such as light bulbs and kitchen supplies but we made due and had a great time! We had no issues with the road getting to and from main roads.
Pam H. Dec 2019
We had a wonderful time at the beautiful River of Dreams. We had 5 adults and 5 children and it was perfect for all. The house was big enough and very comfortable and the children could play outside and we felt very safe. It was close to the Polar Express and the Gem Mines and walking trails. It was a perfect fit for us.
Jason N. Nov 2019
iris p. Nov 2019
4 generations under one roof. Everyone found a space to call their own-- The play room upstairs for the littles, the front porch and rocking chairs for the reflective types, the ping pong table for the active and THAT KITCHEN for the creative ones. River of Dreams gave us all exactly what we were looking for and needed in our family vacation.
We were close enough to enjoy a trip on the Polar Express, contribute a little money to the Casino in Cherokee, retail therapy at the Outlet Mall in Asheville and tour a fully decorated Biltmore House.
We had 1 minor event that merited a few phone calls back and forth with Property management but I will say that everything was handled quickly and efficiently. The only thing that our family was surprised not to find was a few extra blankets.
Loved it and hope to return again!
Todd B. Nov 2019
River of dreams is great cabin. The kitchen is awesome!
Smith G. Oct 2019
All great. Wonderful house
Malissa H. Sep 2019
My group (4 adults, 8 children) really enjoyed staying at the "River of Dreams" home. The home was true to the pictures on the vrbo site and was very clean. We really enjoyed all the natural light and views from the beautiful windows all throughout the home. Some sections of the gravel road up to the home were severly poor in spots, but passable with a good vehicle and driver. We would definitely recommend this home and will look into to staying here again!
Joel W. Aug 2019
I really cant say enough good things about the house and property. The kitchen is amazing and has everything you need to make great meals at the house. The house is clean and decorated perfectly. The bedrooms are separate and provide plenty of space when coming with a big family. We ordered water tubes from Amazon and floated everyday on the Tuckasegee River that's right on property. We would float until we got to the walk over bridge and someone would stay back and pick us up in a truck afterwards. On property they have a rope swing and playground as well. The owners couldn't have built and maintained a better home for large families. Were hoping to come back every year.
Joe C. Jul 2019
I've probably stayed in 10+ cabins in the area over the last 5 years (used a few different rental companies). When choosing a property I always use the internet and hope the pictures, reviews, and description are accurate. This property was better than expected. The owners thought of every little detail and the reservation process was a breeze. This was my 9 year old daughter’s first mountain cabin stay and she is now converted! Around day 2, she said, "Mommy we're coming back here! This is the best vacation ever”. Thanks for making our stay memorable.
Martha T. May 2019
Thanks for having us. really enjoyed