River Rest - Lake Lure NC

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Guests 12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 3.5
Allows Pets Yes


There is a reason people return to this vacation rental again and again!

River Rest perfectly describes this pet-friendly vacation getaway! Part of the Riverbend at Lake Lure community, but located outside of the gates, this inviting home has beautiful mountain views and 200 feet of Broad River frontage all on a two-acre lot. Step out the back door and you will be in awe of the surroundings. The sounds of the rushing river will soothe your soul and will seem to transport you to a place far from the hectic pace of everyday life. This home is 5.9 miles to the Beach at Lake Lure, 7.2 miles to Chimney Rock State Park, and 14.9 miles to the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC).

Enjoy the Natural Surroundings

The fun seems to be from an earlier time. There is no need for video games and iPads here; you can find enjoyment connecting with nature:

  • Go tubing in the river (it is so much fun)
  • Dip your toes in the water or go for a swim
  • Grab a pole and fish (license required)
  • The two-acre lot provides a lot of room for the two- and four-legged kids to play
Just imagine, all of this right from the backyard!

You can also enjoy all the amenities Riverbend has to offer:

  • Swim or canoe in Mirror Lake (canoe provided)
  • Build sand castles on Mirror Lake Beach (there is a play area for children)
  • Have a meal at the covered picnic site complete with picnic tables, rocking chairs, stone fireplaces, restrooms, and spectacular views
  • Hike, bike, or run one of the many trails
  • Sit and relax by the waterfall and river

Near Lake Lure and Chimney Rock

Plus, the home is only 10 minutes from the Lake Lure beach and Chimney Rock. There are plenty of Lake Lure water sport rental options and pontoon boat tours. Chimney Rock State Park and Village are definitely worth visiting. The park was rated a Blue Ridge Mountain favorite and there are unique shops and plenty of restaurants. See the Amenities and Notes for just a sampling of what is available in Lake Lure/Chimney Rock and in the surrounding communities.

Perfect for Small Groups and Family Gatherings

This classic home will accommodate 2 as comfortably as 12, It has 6 bedrooms, and 3.5 baths. There are 2 master bedrooms (one has a king and the other has a queen bed) on the first floor with private bathrooms. Another bedroom located on the first floor has access to the half bath directly across the hall. On the second floor there is another master bedroom (queen bed) with a private bath. The loft bedroom has a full (double) bed. The attic bedroom has two twin beds. There is also a sleeper sofa in the den. With so many bedrooms, we have provided a basic floor plan.

The fully equipped kitchen has the conveniences of home: dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, cookware, dinnerware, cookware, and utensils. All you need are groceries and there is an Ingles Market a five (5) minute drive from the home! Dine in or enjoy your meal on the deck overlooking the river.

Be Our Guest

No matter the season, this mountain home and the Lake Lure/Chimney Rock area have so much to offer. whether it is plentiful choices of restaurants or shopping, or a fun outdoor adventure you and your loved ones will never forget! If you stay at River Rest, we are confident that you will return again and again. We look forward to you and your four-legged family members being our guests.

Smoking is prohibited in all our of our vacation rental homes.

Dogs (up to 2) are welcome in this home. Guests are required to clean up after their pets to avoid additional charges.

Parking for multiple vehicles. Only two (2) vehicles allowed in gated portion of Riverbend at Lake Lure.

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. local time or anytime later.
Check-out time is 10:00 a.m. local time or anytime earlier.

$50.00 minimum fee will be assessed for failure to properly remove/dispose of garbage from home (to avoid this fee, simply follow the Arrival/Departure Instruction sheet provided upon check-in and posted at the home)

Cancellation / Transfer Policy: 
If a confirmed reservation is canceled or transferred at least 30 days prior to arrival, a processing fee of $50.00 plus applicable North Carolina State Sales Tax will be charged against the Advance Deposit. If the cancellation occurs less than 30 days prior to arrival, all funds received will be forfeited, unless the property can be re-rented for the canceled period for the full amount.


Dogs (1-2) welcome with non-refundable fee. We do offer a number of other pet-friendly accommodations as well. 



Nearby Activities/Entertainment:

200 Feet of Broad River Frontage

Coffee Maker

Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC)

Mountain Views


Lake Lure Beach/Boat Tours & Rentals


Electric Range

Chimney Rock State Park/Village



Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

Central Heat/Air Conditioning

Refrigerator (ice maker in freezer)

Unique Stores/Shops

Gas-Log Fireplace



Ceiling Fans

Dining Table Seats 6



Living Area Table Seats 4

Ski/Tube/Wake Board and More

Maximum Occupancy: 12

Kitchen Counter Seats 2


Sleeping in Beds for 12:

Deck Dining Set Seats 6

Gem and Gold Mining

King Bed 1 (main level)

Deck Dining Set Seats 2

Hiking Trails/Fishing Spots

Queen Beds 3 (2 main level, 1 2nd)



Full Bed 1 (3rd level)


Tennis/Basketball Courts

Twin Beds 2 (4th level crow’s nest)


Golf/Mini Golf



Museums/KidSenses Activity Center



River Tubing/Rafting

Televisions 3 (living, family, bedroom)



DirecTV (basic channels)

Bed, Bath, and Kitchen Linens

Area Conveniences:

DVD Player


Grocery/Dollar Store

CD Player

Ironing Board

Urgent Care






United States Post Office

Riverside Deck

Telephone (local calls only)

Gas Stations

Deck Furniture


ABC Liquor Store

Charcoal Grill

Extra Parking

Fruit/Vegetable Stands

Fire Pit

2-Acre Lot

Recycling/Trash Drop-Off Centers*


Riverbend at Lake Lure Amenities



(including Mirror Lake access,

Area Houses of Worship:


nature trails, picnic areas, and

Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist,



Presbyterian, Non-Denominational Churches



Synagogue in Hendersonville, NC

*In addition to the Riverbend at Lake Lure community dumpsters, the nearest recycling/waste drop-off centers are:
Rutherford County Bills Creek Center, 2130 Bills Creek Road, Lake Lure, NC
Mon.-Fri. 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sat. 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Sun. closed
Polk County Transfer Station, 322 Landfill Rd, Mill Spring, NC
Mon.-Sat. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sun. closed

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* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options or fees.
Vacation Rental Standard Pricing Night     Min Nights
Winter | Low Season $170     2
Spring | Mid Season $260     2
Summer/Fall | Peak Season $280     2
Holiday Season $330     2
Season Start End Night Min Nights
Christmas/New Year Holiday12/21/20181/1/2019$3303
Low Season11/26/201812/20/2018$1702
Thanksgiving Holiday11/18/201811/25/2018$3303
Low Season11/13/201811/17/2018$1702
Fall Color Display10/12/201811/12/2018$2802
Mid Season10/1/201810/11/2018$2602
World Equestrian Games9/24/20189/30/2018$6602
World Equestrian Games - Week 2 events9/17/20189/23/2018$4,620 Per Week7 (Mon-Mon)
World Equestrian Games - Week 1 events9/10/20189/16/2018$4,620 Per Week7 (Mon-Mon)
World Equestrian Games9/5/20189/9/2018$6602
Labor Day Holiday8/31/20189/4/2018$3303
Peak7/7/20188/17/2018$1,960 Per Week7 (Sat-Sat)
July 4th Holiday6/30/20187/6/2018$2,350 Per Week7 (Sat-Sat)
Peak6/2/20186/29/2018$1,960 Per Week7 (Sat-Sat)
Mid Season5/29/20186/1/2018$2602
Memorial Holiday5/25/20185/28/2018$3303
Mid Season3/17/20185/24/2018$2602


Write a Review
Chester, US
Reviewed: May 7, 2018
Property Manager
Very quick to respond to questions and calls. Wonderful place to stay and they were very helpful.
The view is worth it all. Loved spending time on the large deck listening to the river and seeing it. Thanks for the use of your home. We are coming back in the fall. Beautiful home with all we needed. Great place for large groups. Plenty of space.
Bogart, US
Reviewed: Mar 26, 2018
Property Manager
Whiteville, US
Reviewed: Feb 12, 2018
Property Manager
The team was very helpful and kept me in the know all the time. Very clean and updated property.
Family vacation would have been great if it hadn't rained the entire time. The property has been updated and is just the right size and has plenty of bathrooms.
Reviewed: Dec 28, 2017
Property Manager
Our experience in working with your team was just fine. Check in process was easy and communication was good.
Like I stated previously the river rest house needs maintenance and updating. I would not recommend it for that reason. I feel if you are going to rent homes out for vacations that they must be properly maintained for safety and functionality. River Rest is definitely at the point where it needs all of this. Property fit our size needs and overall was beautiful. However the house is definitely in need of maintenance. The kitchen floors are horribly cracked with loose tiles and tiles missing. The solution was to cover it with a rug by the island. It was raining and we found there is a roof leak in the dining area. There is a lot of rotten wood on the decks and roof areas. The tubs have cheap fixtures which makes you feel like you are going to break them when you are just trying to turn on your shower. The hot water in the sink in the master bathroom does not even turn on. So we could only use cold. The gas was not refilled for the fireplace so we only got one fire before it ran out. We do appreciate the timely response and refill of the tank. All in all it is time for the house to get some much needed maintenance and refreshing. NOTE: From Carolina Properties: Flooring and fixtures are scheduled to be completed in early January, we will also be doing some painting and other updates, we tried to get them there before the holidays but couldn't. We apologize they were not completed for your stay and we sincerely apologize :(
Raleigh, US
Reviewed: Dec 6, 2017
Property Manager
Super friendly & easy to talk to! The property was as advertised, it was very easy to communicate with Carolina Properties, and nothing went wrong.
River Rest was a perfect fit for our group-- everyone had their own space and the kitchen & living room areas are open and great for hanging out together. The location was convenient to everything we wanted to see, the parking was easy, and there were no environmental disruptions. Hopefully will return!
Fort Mill, US
Reviewed: Oct 26, 2017
Property Manager
The members of the team were always available by phone and were extremely helpful when I had questions. The service was superb.
There were 8 adults staying at this time. We all enjoyed the views from this property. The character of the property was wonderful. We enjoyed the rustic feel of the place. It was very spacious.
Earlysville, US
Reviewed: Jul 23, 2017
Property Manager
Very accommodating, wonderful setting by the river, great house Only con was ants in the kitchen , & yellow jackets on & around the deck which I don't know if anything can be done about that this time of year Overall great
Whiteville, US
Reviewed: Jan 24, 2017
Property Manager
Asheboro, US
Reviewed: Oct 20, 2016
Property Manager
It is a beautiful place, especially being next to the lake. Anything we needed for cooking was there. It was a lot of room. If I had to say anything negative it would be, that there is no door upstairs separating those to bedrooms.
Kings Mountain , US
Reviewed: Sep 27, 2016
Property Manager
A pleasure. Thanks Valerie
As always, we had a blast. We have been to this property many times. We love it.
Lugoff, US
Reviewed: Jul 18, 2016
Property Manager
house needs updating
Spartanburg, US
Reviewed: Jun 6, 2016
Property Manager
Had a great time. Thank you for making it happen!
It was beautiful!
Cape Coral, US
Reviewed: May 10, 2016
Property Manager
Bear creek, US
Reviewed: Feb 17, 2016
Property Manager
I had a great experience with this rental place. They were very friendly, very accommodating, and extremely quick at replying to emails and answering questions.
I loved our stay! Such a great price and neat location. The living, dining, and kitchen area was very open and big--we had a large group! It was a little misleading, the house is not lake front but it IS riverfront and the river was SO BEAUTIFUL! The lake is in walking distance though. We are definitely coming back this summer!


Conveniently Located

River Rest is only 10 minutes from the Lake Lure beach and Chimney Rock State Park and Village. Lake Lure was ranked by National Geographic Magazine as one of the top scenic lakes in the world. There are water sport rental options (kayaks, wake boards, boats, etc.) and pontoon tours of the lake.

The iconic Chimney Rock, for which the State Park was named, was featured on Arthur Frommer's Sept/Oct 2012 issue of Budget Travel magazine. The park received the platinum award for Favorite State Park in Blue Ridge Country’s 2013 Best of the Mountains travel poll, with voting every five years and covering seven southern states in the Appalachian Mountains. There are also several excellent golf courses nearby, including Apple Valley Golf Course, Bald Mountain Golf Course, and Etowah Valley Country Club and Golf Resort, which Golf Digest rated as one of the top 50 golf destinations in the US.

This cozy home is centrally located just 15 minutes from Bat Cave; 35 minutes from Hendersonville; 50 minutes from Asheville; and about 2 hours from Charlotte, North Carolina. Also nearby are Pisgah National Forest (less an 1 hour from Lake Lure), which has over 500,000 acres of protected forest, and DuPont State Recreational Forest (1.25 hours from Lake Lure) with over 10,000 acres. These forests feature hundreds of miles of hiking, biking, and horse trails, exquisite waterfalls, and beautiful mountaintop views. If you and/or your children are fans of The Hunger Games book and movie, a scene with Katniss and Gale was shot at the Pisgah National Forest. A few small but significant scenes were also filmed at the DuPont State Recreational Forest.

The Lake Lure/Chimney Rock area is conveniently situated for an outdoor adventure including horseback riding, tubing, water sports, and hiking; museums and theater; the Biltmore Estate and Village; shopping and restaurants; and so much more. For additional information and activities, just click our Local Area Guide.

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