Cozy Hot Springs Cottage w/ Deck & River Access!

City: Hot Springs, North Carolina Property ID: 415445

grand total: From $120 total Per Night

    Book an outdoor escape at 'RiverWalk Studio,’ a 1-bedroom, 1-loft, 1.5-bath vacation rental which sleeps 6, and has frontage on the French Broad River! This 1.5-story zen mountain cottage has it all: cozy great room, equipped kitchen, deck with a grill, hammocks, faerie garden, private pavilion with grill and a fire pit. Whether you're here to be inspired by nature’s beauty or enjoy white water, hiking, cycling or a festival, this is an ideal NC mountain-river getaway!

    -- THE PROPERTY --

    Bedroom: 2 Twin Beds | Loft: King Bed w/ TEMPUR-ProForm Mattress Topper | Living Room: Deluxe Memory Foam Queen Sleeper Sofa

    Nestled between the scenic Pisgah and Cherokee National Forests and the French Broad River, the 'RiverWalk Studio' offers a zen option to 'be' fully immersed in the woods as well as the waters of the mountains. Balance the peaceful serenity of the Eastern songbirds with the delight of the old laughing river full of life! Hop in the refreshing French Broad River by day then wet your whistle on a cool local brew with fresh mountain trout at a Hot Springs’ eatery afterward.

    Step inside this colorful residential studio with high wraparound windows offering cathedral views of the tall oaks and maples nearby. The hardwood and pine floors add contrast to the vibrant interiors reflecting the abundant natural sunlight.

    Spend a sunny afternoon with your (river-wet) companions at our community’s covered pavilion on the French Broad River. You certainly will want to bring your own kayaks, tubes, rafts, or fishing poles to use throughout your trip! There's no better way to finish a day on the river than roasting hot dogs and s'mores at the fire pit.

    If you’re lucky, prep your catch-of-the-day in the studio galley kitchen with an outdoor grill and all of the essentials - a blender for daiquiris, smoothies or a choice of K-cups! Dine in the spacious great room or al fresco under the umbrella and canopy of tall hardwoods!

    When you're ready to call it a night, you'll have your choice between the 2 twin beds, a king-sized bed with TEMPUR-ProForm mattress topper in the loft, or the deluxe memory-foam queen sleeper sofa in the main floor living room.

    Don’t forget to make memories with the young-at-heart by meandering through the Faerie Garden (faerie attire included) - and exploring the forests. Or, hide in one of our hammocks to catch up on your favorite book or sneak a relaxing nature nap? Enjoy an uncontaminated starry night sky by rolling out the SKY MAT in the grass to see stars not seen in the city night skies. Every season brings new beauty to the 'RiverWalk Studio,' and we hope you love the peacefulness and tranquility found as much as we do!

    -- THE LOCATION --

    'RiverWalk Studio' is a 'Certified Wildlife Habitat' from the National Wildlife Federation. There is a great diversity of birds, wildlife and plant families in this Chestnut Oak Ecosystem along this ancient river valley!

    After you arrive, you’ll want to walk down to be near the waters of the French Broad River and spend your day lounging riverside! This quaint riverfront area is perfect for a refreshing float in an inner tube or paddling around the islands. If you’re not a strong swimmer, you’ll want to connect to one of the ropes to keep you close to the shore.

    Don’t miss a leisurely 1.5-mile walk (or ride) down the historic river trade route to see the 4500+ year-old Native American pictographs on “Paint Rock.” If you’re a climber, you’ll love the high look-out river views on the state line at Historic Paint Rock. (You may want to take a ride up to the swimming hole with picnic tables, bathrooms, waterfalls and hiking trails in Cherokee National Forest Recreation Area).

    You will also want to explore the historic town of Hot Springs and enjoy the historic Spa. And enjoy some of the local cafes, gift and gear shops, and the original Gentry Hardware. The best place to start is at the Visitor Center (where you can get hiking maps and directions to Max Patch and Trust.


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    Key Residence Features:
    - Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, spacious great room, loft, private deck with an umbrella table for 6, hammocks, gas grill, board games as well as arts and crafts, a flat-screen HDMI cable TV w/ a DVD player, free WiFi (can be sporadic), faerie garden play-time basket, a star-gazing mat, reserved parking, and more!
    - The Riverside area offers guests a covered pavilion with picnic tables, a fire pit, games, river put-in and take-out, and a grill. The gate codes will be available to drive down with your snacks and equipment to park.
    - Fantastic Hot Springs location - 'RiverWalk Studio' is 6 miles downriver from the famous old railroad town of Hot Springs which boasts a historic spa, multiple festivals, plenty of hiking, and easy access to the Appalachian Trail. Hot Springs also has plenty of tubing and kayaking, (fly-) fishing, zip-lines, trail rides, gem mines, rivers, and mountain biking. The town also has a variety of year-round gift and gear shops, Gentry Hardware and local eateries with live music! It's best to start at the visitor center!
    - The 'RiverWalk Studio' is in the Pisgah National Forest, 1.5 miles (gentle walk) downriver to Historic Paint Rock and the look-out area (paved road begins) in the Cherokee National Forest Recreation Park!
    - Airports:
    AVL: Asheville Regional Airport (~52 miles away)
    GSP: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (~113 miles away)

    -- POLICIES --

    - No smoking
    - No pets allowed
    - No gunfire or target shooting
    - Ideal for 1-3 couples, small retreats or a family
    - Bright-eyed children pre-K and up are welcome
    - No events, parties or large gatherings
    - If you're traveling with more than 6 guests, check the availability of the additional 2-bedroom vacation rental near the property (listing #338957 on the Evolve website) Please inquire with Evolve about renting both properties together
    - NOTE: Guests are prohibited from sleeping in the tent at the pavilion
    - Must be at least 25 years old to book
    - Additional fees and taxes may apply
    - Photo ID may be required upon check-in

  • Location

    Area Activities

    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Downhill/Alpine Skiing
    • Eco Tourism
    • Farmers Market
    • Festivals
    • Fishing
    • Fly Fishing
    • Golf
    • Health/Beauty Spa
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
    • Kayaking
    • Mountain Biking
    • Museums
    • Nightlife
    • Playground
    • Rafting
    • Restaurants
    • Rock Climbing
    • Shopping
    • Sledding/Tubing
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Wildlife Viewing

    Inside Amenities

    • Air-Conditioning
    • Kitchen

    Key Amenities

    • Carbon Monoxide Detector
    • Coffeemaker
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • First Aid Kit
    • Hair Dryer
    • Smoke Detector
    • Trash Bags/Paper Towels
    • Wireless Internet (WIFI)

    Kitchen Equipment

    • Dishware and Flatware
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove/Oven
    • Toaster

    Nearby Amenities

    • Garden View
    • Mountain View
    • Riverfront

    Other Amenities

    • Parking

    Outdoor Amenities

    • Fire Pit
    • Garden
    • Gas Grill
    • Outdoor Dining Area
    • Patio
    • Patio Furniture

    Property Amenities

    • Books
    • Central Heating
    • Games
    • Internet Connection
    • Keyless Entry
    • Linens Provided
    • Towels Provided


    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non Smoking
    • Suitable for Children
    • Suitable for Elderly
  • Guest Reviews (11)
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    European gateway.

    Reviewed by: Julia B. on


    We love this troll house, cozy and comfy.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in October2019

    Lovely woodsy home

    Reviewed by: Judy A. on


    This is truly a lovely property, but very isolated, 5+ miles off a highway. The was overall clean, however, there were ants in the kitchen and roaches upstairs in the bathroom, and downstairs.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in September2019

    Reviewed by: Nicole on


    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in July 2019

    Gem in the woods.

    Reviewed by: Jackie C. on


    We loved our stay in Hot Springs. The house is so nice and tucked away for much privacy. We enjoying the board games the house has on our rainy evening. The only con is the wifi connection but we were there to unplug as much as possible.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2019

    Weekend Escape

    Reviewed by: Mark T. on


    Lovely, cozy stay. Very clean and quite relaxing. The king bed is unique but we found it incredibly comfortable.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in May 2019

    Nice mt getaway!

    Reviewed by: Jenny B. on


    Beautiful new property! Stocked with everything! Just be prepared to drive down a long three mile narrow gravel road. Don't come after dark. It's not marked great. We drove right by and into Tennessee. I was told to not come after dark but we couldn't get there earlier. Besides that, the kids loved it!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in May 2019

    Reviewed by: Christopher on


    Amazing space on an amazing property. If you want to unplug, this is a great place to do it while still being very comfortable.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in April 2019

    Reviewed by: Francesca on


    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in November 2018

    Reviewed by: McKenzie on


    The studio is lovely and way up on a ridge, very private (assuming nobody rents the house right next to it). The fire pit is way down the hill next to the river. Be sure to print or screenshot ALL instructions before you arrive, especially if you're arriving after dark (4:30pm in winter). No cell service at the house, use landline for phone calls. Shower only, no bath. Beds are okay, mattresses are the plastic covered kind. We enjoyed the home but will look elsewhere next time.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in November 2018

    Reviewed by: Cecilia on


    I loved my time there. The space was gorgeous and the scenery stunning, but for what I paid, I was hoping for something more. Nice touches, like the free bottle of wine, didn't quite make up for the downside. The bed was more than a let down; it was downright uncomfortable. Putting two full mattresses together and calling it a king or queen is misleading at best. Something was nesting in the BBQ with scat in the grill. Otherwise, a well stocked kitchen.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in October 2018

    Reviewed by: Madison on


    This place could not be more perfect. Great use of space. Amazingly built and maintained. Clean and cozy.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in October 2018