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The River House - Sylva, NC

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61 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 2 Queen Bed, 1 Futon 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom 4 dog max 
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Waterfront mountain home right on the river with ample space! Dogs OK!

Find both adventure and relaxation at this riverfront home and create memories here that will last a lifetime! Curl up in front of the gas fireplace and watch your favorite TV shows as you warm on those chilly nights. The fully-equipped kitchen, with beautiful granite countertops, will bring the inner chef out of you! Dine outside on the deck and enjoy lawn and river views! This cedar home offers an outdoor firepit, ample parking for all your guests, and even a brand new, six-foot privacy fence around the entire backyard.

What's nearby:
The home is within a short drive of charming towns like Sylva and Dillsboro, which have a number of options for shopping, dining, and enjoying the local culture. The surrounding mountains offer many opportunities for hiking, biking, rafting, fishing, and other activities for lovers of the outdoors.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen with a dishwasher
This cabin is located within hatchery supported Trout waters and fishing is typically closed during the month of March

This property is managed by Vacasa North Carolina LLC.

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




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

House rules


Kitchen & dining







Water view


Mountain view


Internet : Other



Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions


Golf nearby


Gas grill : Private




61 reviews

Wanda S. Nov 2022
Wonderful location, very clean and well stocked. Loved the fireplace! Would definitely love to stay again.
Josiah C. Oct 2022
Wonderful house by the Tuckaseegee River. We loved hanging out in the gazebo and on the upper deck. You can easily walk into Dillsboro, which we did often. House was clean and well-appointed, although we couldn't figure out how to get network channels on the TV. Very comfortable. We plan to come back!
Anita B. Oct 2022
I loved this house so much I wish it was mine. It was clean and very dog friendly. The fenced in back yard and the gates on the porch kept them where I could see them and we could relax on the porch. The river is beautiful and very relaxing. I love the swings and the hammock chairs. It was a nice walk into town down the railroad tracks and my dogs loved that too. The house is well stocked with essentials. I hope I get to stay here again.
Julie S. Sep 2022
Super clean, Great location except for sound of nearby highway traffic. Charming property right on the river.
Dale B. Sep 2022
It was clean and very accommodating. And The View was wonderful. We loved the river in the backyard and watching some kayakers and rafters going down. The back porch was a plus. Only downside was some traffic noise as the main road was very close. Also love the idea of the porch access to the backyard for our dog.
DAVID M. Sep 2022
We had a relaxing time at the River House. Defintly Pet Friendly and well stocked with anything you may need. The house was very clean and the grounds are as beautiful as the pictures. The only complaint which others have stated is the truck noise on the highway (the state should prohibit air brakes in this area of Hwy 441 and the problem would almost entirely be elimimated) just my thoughts. Would definlty book again. We appreciate the owners sharing their slice of Heaven with us.
Manager response:
Hi, David! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry to hear of any disruptions you encountered during your stay due to the highway noise. Please know we strive to provide every guest with a relaxing stay, however surrounding noise is often out of our control. We look forward to hosting you again.
David M. Jul 2022
We very much enjoyed relaxing on the front deck, watching the tubers and rafters going down the “”Tuck”. The River House was a perfect base for exploring WNC area. The home was clean, inviting, well stocked and very pet friendly.
Sherry B. Jul 2022
Loved being on the river!
Jill H. Jun 2022
Thank you River House for providing such a wonderful property for my family to enjoy June 23-26. From the moment we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised by the property's location, amenities, and cleanliness. The online pictures don't capture just how picturesque this property is. The interior of the home was comfortable and had everything we needed. Two queen beds were also equally comfortable. An added perk for the fur baby families is the owners equipped the home with a pet pen that was super convenient when we were out exploring without the dogs. FYI - If you aren't a pet lover you would never know this is a pet-friendly property. The exterior amenities of the home were outstanding with so many options to enjoy the outdoors. Our favorite was the large deck with two porch swings overlooking the river. We enjoyed watching and waving to tourists on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad that passed through once or twice per day. An added touch - because the tracks are only used for the tourist trip you can easily walk the tracks to Dillsboro in under 5 minutes. It was certainly faster than driving the car. Dillsboro Brewing was our favorite locations due to its beautiful outdoor spaces/patios overlooking the river - great beer selections also! During our stay we drove to Mingo Falls, which was about 30 minutes from the cabin and definitely worth the trip. We spent one afternoon walking downtown Sylva. We stopped in the Dillsboro's Sylva location (again another great outdoor space) and ordered pizza from Pie Times Pizza Company. The pizzas are wood-fired pizza crusts and absolutely delicious. Pie Times will even walk the pizzas to your table at Dillsboro Brewing. We had an excellent stay and wish we could have taken advantage of the tubing company just across the river. We will definitely book River House when we return to the area. River House you exceeded our expectations. Thank you!!!
Glen F. Jun 2022
The house was immaculate, warm, cozy and inviting. The home had all you needed to have a wonderful stay. We loved and put to good use the Keurig coffee pot. The outsider deck was a favorite and so was the little sitting area by the lake. Very impressed with this home and would highly recommend this for smaller family gatherings. We enjoyed our stay very much!
Olga T. May 2022
Overall, this was a very nice, comfortable stay. I was timid at first since it is dog friendly (I am allergic to animals) but it was exceptionally clean. The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, and electric kettle. I would return to stay in the River House.
Duane B. May 2022
This is the second time staying here in two years. The house is clean and nicely furnished, 5 stars. The electronic door lock quit, same as last year. Couldn't get in and then couldn't lock the door. Fortunately after a phone call I was given access to the lockbox for another key until it was fixed a day later. Same issue coincidentally, as last year. Down to 4 stars. It's the driveway after the railroad tracks that is the killer. Unless you have 4-wheel drive you'll be spinning gravel and deepening the two-track rut, washboard, even at creeping speed coming up the hill. It needs a concrete or asphalt repair. A length of 6-10 feet in both tracks would do it.
Alison A. May 2022
Just what my family needed!! Loved the home and the beautiful view of the river and mountains!!! Can’t wait to come back.
Naomi H. Apr 2022
Great location for water adventures. The house is comfy with a great kitchen and grill for family meals, large deck overlooking river, and fenced in back yard for dogs. We fished from the river bank and put in our kayaks at Scott creek right next to house to play/practice in rocky waters close by. From house to Barkers Creek access downstream is 4.7 miles with class II to III rapids. Dillsboro River Co. is across river from house for guided river trips. From Barkers Creek access to Whittier access, 6.2 miles of relaxing paddling with Class I water. Only downside staying here was traffic noise. Hwy 23 bridge to one side of house with lots of tractor trailer traffic and across the river is a road to the quarry. Lots of dump truck noise during the day. Despite this one downside, the family had a fantastic time. Great restaurants close by in Dillsboro and Sylva.
Jena H. Apr 2022
Stayed here 4 times so far and love it!
Jena H. Mar 2022
The house, the view, the neighborhood is amazing! This is my third time here and I don’t want to leave.
Laura R. Mar 2022
We always stay here, several times a year. It’s beautiful, comfy, and great location.
Susan G. Feb 2022
We had a great mini vacation here at River House. Will definitely be booking a longer star in the spring.
Catherine T. Jan 2022
My husband and I were looking for a quiet get away and we found it! It is tough to find a pet friendly home so clean and well maintained. The river view was lovely and just what we needed.
Michael Earl M. Nov 2021
The cabin was very clean and modern with all the conveniences. The gas fireplace and deck were great amenities. It is also very close to downtown Dillsboro and restaurants. One issue that is not a fault of the cabin is the road leading to the cabin. It was difficult to think of Younge Ln as a road-it looked like a one-lane driveway and was steep at one spot. A low-slung car would probably scrape on the railroad tracks. The beds were a bit hard for my taste but to each his own. Overall, the cabin itself was a delight and we would not hesitate to stay there again.
Susan C. Nov 2021
Relaxing cabin on the River. We will be back! Vacasa made our trip even better with quick response on extended our stay for an extra night.
Laura R. Oct 2021
We have stayed there three times in less than a year. It’s very private, clean, and comfortable.
James R. Jul 2021
We look forward to staying again
Barbara B. Jun 2021
This was our second stay at the house and again, it was perfect for a getaway. The location is great for restaurants and outdoor activities. The house is well equipped and very comfortable.
Nicholas B. Jun 2021
Riverside pergola , watching the duckies swim and visit, breakfast on the covered porch. Grilling out after hiking watching the river and kayakers go by. Clean well appointed and loved home .
Duane B. May 2021
Look on Google Maps first. Otherwise it’s difficult to picture Younge Lane from a driveway. There’s then a paved single lane down to the RR tracks and then a dirt two track down to another graveled drive. The dirt has washed out leaving a deep rut on one side. That definitely needs gravel. Watch out! It will bounce you around coming back up. The house was clean and bright, but minimally equipped. No toaster. Had to turn a metal baking pan upside down, raised near the broiler elements to make toast.
Tandra W. May 2021
We very much enjoyed our time at The River House. The home was immaculate and had everything we needed for a wonderful weekend. We enjoyed being right at the River yet being so close to Dillsboro, Sylva and Cullowhee for graduation. Will definitely be back......
Dana Nancy E. May 2021
This was a wonderful getaway! Lovely cabin right on the river. Great covered porch and grounds. We had a relaxing, enjoyable stay!
Alessia D. Apr 2021
Clean and well furnished house, wifi works perfectly. Well maintained property. The only minor issue we had was with the nearby highway, which can be used quite noisy at times.
Benjamin L. Mar 2021
Already tryin
Barbara B. Feb 2021
The house had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The location by the river is beautiful and close to lots of restaurants. We will definitely be back.
Phil S. Jan 2021
This home is in a great location to enjoy the Smokey Mountains. Extremely clean. Really enjoyed the covered porch with a view of the river and mountains. Highly recommended.
Edas Z. Dec 2020
Lovely home, great location, everything we needed for a short Christmas gateway. Best regards to Vacasa and the homeowners for a perfect rental.
James B. Oct 2020
Second time here and it was excellent. Well stocked with utensils and dishware. Plenty of paper products. Clean and fresh. This is a great location, right on the river.
Pamela U. Oct 2020
What a great home! A well equipped kitchen, and a fully fenced yard for our dog was an unexpected pleasure. Our COVID concerns were put to rest as soon as we walked in and saw how immaculate the home was. We spent a lot of time on the porch watching kayakers and rafters on the river. The gas fireplace was perfect to take the chill off after sleeping with windows open. And speaking of sleeping, the beds were so comfortable, we felt refreshed every morning. We couldn’t be happier that we chose the River House!
Deborah C. Sep 2020
Wonderful stay with Mom (87) and family. We all needed this getaway and it was everything we hoped for. Beautiful view and extremely neat and clean.
Chris T. Sep 2020
This is our second time staying at the River House and we loved it just as much as last time. Awesome location and great for kayakers like us. You’re able to launch right from the cabin!
Donna J. Sep 2020
I have rented places & didn't really care if I spent waking time there. That was not the case at the River House! I really didn't want to leave to sight see! The cabin itself is so comfortable, nicely furnished, & very clean. The pergola on the river was a lovely treat. We sat in the swings & watched the river ramble by. this place had everything we needed.

Truly the only thing I may have liked was a longer chair to lay in the sun by the river.
Mechelle S. Aug 2020
The River House is a great stay on the Tuckasegee River. There were some amenities possibly not listed like: Keurig coffee maker with pods(regular and decaf), fans in the bedroom closet to use for noise if needed, and a very quiet setting when we were there. The gazebo on the rivers’ edge was nice with the two swings. You can walk to the town by railroad tracks ( not used often) and many outdoor opportunities close by. We thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing stay as the house is immaculate and seemingly quite new. Thanks River House for an awesome getaway!
heather r. Aug 2020
great little get away. Right on the river, ckose to town with a woodsy feel. House equipped with most everything you need. Love the porch swings by the river and the wrap around porch!
Jim B. Aug 2020
This is a really nice house, at a great location. Everything was clean and fresh. Both indoor and outdoor spaces were excellent. Nice furnishings throughout. Had an issue with internet/cable but a call to Vacasa and it was taken care of it very quickly, Nice staff to deal with. This place has three TVs. They replaced the coffee maker while we were there with a Keurig, the one that was there was a 4 cup, so check before you go to see if they put a different coffee maker in. All the appliances work very well. First time shower use (it is a great shower) floor was a little slick could have been the cleaner they used, we have a similar problem with ours, really need to rinse well or put a mat down. We will used this property again and Vacasa as well.
Nicole M. Aug 2020
Very scenic. Plenty of room for 4 of us. Walking distance to Dillsbo. It is right next to the highway so a little loud.
Ann M. Aug 2020
This house was perfect for us as were in town to move our daughter into Western Carolina. It was so conveniently located to campus and to Dillsboro/Sylva. After a long and hectic day we enjoyed unwinding by the river on the gazebo! House was neat and cozy! I would definitely book this house in the future!
Brian K. Jul 2020
The River House was the perfect place for our week of relaxing and unwinding. The house feels brand new, was very clean, and had all the amenities we could ask for. Being fairly secluded and right on the river was perfect. We'll definitely be back!
ROBYNE C. Jun 2020
The house appeared new. Was on the river but across from busy rafting company and very swift water. At the bridge that at times was noisy! A lot of yard great if have a dog although neighbors in back let dogs run loose. Beds are hard and too small. Sheets did not fit bed. Plus was home is new but furnishings were not the most comfortable.
Manager response:
Robyne, We apologize that your experience in our home was not the vacation for which you had planned and for which we strive to provide our guests. Please know that the comfort and satisfaction of our guests is our priority and the experience you had is certainly not commonplace, nor is it indicative of our level of service. Please note our 24-hour customer service line is here to assist at all times with any type of issues guests have in our homes. We hope you will consider us when you plan your next stay. Thank you!
Julie H. Jun 2020
River House was everything we were looking for - along the Tuck, close proximity to Bryson City & Cullowhee, quiet, tasteful, and equipped with necessities.
Bobbie W. Jun 2020
Our stay was absolutely wonderful, there was everything at the cabin we needed to make our vacation relaxing, stress free, and joyful.
Ps. With it being a pet friendly cabin I would invest in furniture that is pet hair resistant, but all in all I would definitely book again!!!
Melissa R. Mar 2020
The home is cozy, clean and convenient to two cute towns. I highly recommend the River House.
Angela G. Feb 2020
We loved this house! Great little house right on the river. Lots of upgrades!! Everything we needed including fast internet and satellite TV!!
We had a small issue with the heater, but they were very quick to come out, on a Sunday, to fix it!
Highly recommend!!
Margaret M. Feb 2020
Felt right at home, loved loved the fenced in back yard was great for the fur babies. Very quite
Máire R. Feb 2020
Location was super. Warm, cosy home.
Kevin G. Jan 2020
This was a great cozy getaway house to spend a few days with family. The house is very new with great amenities and views. We will be back.
Rebecca S. Dec 2019
The house was lovely and it was in a beautiful location right on the river. It had a wonderful firepit outside for the cold nights and the porch was delightful to sit on and relax.

They had basically everything you needed including at least a little bit of soap for dishes, washing machine, and dishwasher as well as towels, linens, etc.
Lorie J. Dec 2019
Small home in Dillsboro. Easy to get to. We had a nice time.
Barry H. Nov 2019
Seems brand new, really nice construction and furnishings. Awesome location with Gazebo on the river. Could use some pots, pans and coffee mugs to complete the kitchen.
Manager response:
Thank you for your feedback. The manager is restocking the kitchen and is ready for future guests. We hope you will stay again soon!
Emma D. Oct 2019
Great location, nice new house! Beautiful river views. Convenient to Dillsboro.