A Shady Retreat

  8 guests
  3 bedrooms
  3 full bathrooms
  2330 sq. ft.

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

Main Level Bedroom
1 Queen
Upper Master Bedroom
1 King
Lower Level Bedroom
1 King
Common Space
1 Sofa Bed


- no pets - 

Mountain Majesty ..   
A Shady Retreat is a beautiful log home, surrounded by picturesque forest with a private lake a short walk or drive from the cabin. It has sunny and shady porches overlooking lovely mountain vistas in the private, gated community of Riverbend at Lake Lure. This cabin is 7.5 miles from the Lake Lure Beach, 8.5 miles to Chimney Rock State Park and 19 miles to the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC).

Spend your day tubing down the river, swimming at the lake in the common area, or just relax on the porch and enjoy the view! Enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The location offers easy access to nearby restaurants, zip lines, hiking, fishing, boating, swimming. It is a short drive to the Lake Lure beach and Chimney Rock State Park; quaint shops in Chimney Rock and Hendersonville; and music and theater in Brevard and Flat Rock.

More Comforts than Home
This family-friendly (sorry, no four-legged family members) home-away-from-home has 3 bedrooms, plus a loft, and a game room all set for air hockey and movie-watching. It is well-equipped with all the comforts of home plus some!

The main level has a nice great room with gas-log fireplace, fully equipped kitchen with upgraded appliances, super cozy bedroom with queen bed and full bath with access from hall and bedroom, there is also a laundry room with large capacity washer and dryer. The upper level has a comfortable and private master bedroom with king size bed and full private bath. This level also has an open loft with comfortable seating area, sofa that opens into a queen size bed and also a sunny deck to enjoy the view. The lower level has a cozy family room with large TV, comfortable furniture to relax and be comfortable, games and books, an air hockey table, a bath with shower, and a very comfortable private bedroom with king size bed - bath is accessible from the bedroom and family/game room area. The family room also has patio access with outside seating and corn hole game boards for family fun. Lots of room for everyone!  A Shady Retreat has endless options! Go tubing in the river, jump in for a swim, or grab a pole and fish—all within minutes from the cabin in common area in the community.  

Riverbend at Lake Lure Amenities
In addition, you can also enjoy all the amenities Riverbend has to offer: swim in Mirror Lake, build sand castles on Mirror Lake Beach (there’s a play area for children); have a meal at the covered picnic site complete with picnic tables, rocking chairs, stone fireplaces to BBQ lunch, restrooms and spectacular views; hike, bike, or jog one of the many trails; or just sit and relax by the waterfall and river. The fishing is excellent and there is a bait shop just across the road near the main entrance.

Perfect Year Round
A Shady Retreat is perfect for every season! Enjoy the beautiful snowy weather in the winter where a cozy cottage feels just right. Visit in the summer when the weather is perfect all the time and you can enjoy the soothing summer breezes and beautiful sunsets from every window, not to mention the awesome mountain views. In the spring everything is beginning to bloom and the area is known for the beauty of its autumn colors.
No matter the season, this mountain home, our beautiful area, and Lake Lure 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!

Be Our Guest
Pick up some groceries (an Ingles Market is 4 miles from the home), kick back, and enjoy all this home, Riverbend at Lake Lure, and the area have to offer. See the Amenities and Notes for just a sampling of what is available. If you visit once we are confident you’ll return again and again for the rest, beauty, fun, comfort, and hospitality. We look forward to you being our guest!

Smoking is prohibited in all our of our vacation rental homes.
Pets are not allowed in this home or on the property.

Parking for two (2-3) vehicles only

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. local time (or later if you prefer).
Check-out time is 10:00 a.m. local time (or earlier if you prefer).


Sorry, no exceptions. We do offer a number of pet-friendly accommodations.



Nearby Activities/Entertainment:

Mountain Views

Coffee Maker

Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC)



Lake Lure Beach/Boat Tours & Rentals


Electric Range

Chimney Rock State Park/Village

Central Heat/Air Conditioning

Toaster Oven

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

Gas Fireplace (for use in cold weather)


Unique Stores/Shops

Ceiling Fans




Dining Table Seats 6


Maximum Occupancy: 8

Kitchen Bar Seats 2

Ski/Tube/Wake Board and More

Sleeping in Beds for 8:



King Beds 2 (main level and lower level)


Gem and Gold Mining

Queen Bed 1 (main level)


Hiking Trails/Fishing Spots

Queen Sleeper Sofa (upper level loft)





Tennis/Basketball Courts



Golf/Mini Golf

Televisions 5 (living and family rooms)

Bed, Bath, and Kitchen Linens

Museums/KidSenses Activity Center

DVD Player 1 (a few movies/bring own)


River Tubing/Rafting

DirecTV (basic channels)

Ironing Board


Air Hockey Table


Area Conveniences:

Corn Hole Set (back patio)


Grocery/Dollar Store


Wood Floors

Urgent Care


Riverbend at Lake Lure Amenities




United States Post Office

Deck/Porch Furniture


Gas Stations

Adirondack Chairs


ABC Liquor Store

Rocking Chairs


Fruit/Vegetable Stands

Gas Grill


Recycling/Trash Drop-Off Centers*






Area Houses of Worship:



Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist,



Presbyterian, Non-Denominational Churches



Synagogue in Hendersonville

*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 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Weekly   Min Nights
Winter | Low Season $150 $150 $150 $150 $150 $150 $150 $1,050   -
Spring | Mid Season $170 $170 $170 $170 $170 $170 $170 $1,190   -
Summer/Fall | Peak Season $210 $210 $210 $210 $210 $210 $210 $1,470   -
Holiday Season $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $1,645   -


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Concord, US
Reviewed: Jul 6, 2020
Property Manager
Carolina Properties has a wonderful selection of rental homes.
A Shady Retreat was very clean, well stocked and very private. Beautiful home!
Waxhaw , US
Reviewed: May 26, 2020
Property Manager
We contacted a staff member when we had difficulty with the directions to the cabin. The staff member helped us in a timely manner. We were very pleased with our rental experience. Communication with Carolina Properties was great.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay a A Shady Retreat and would love to return in the future. The cabin was beautiful and exceeded our needs. It was very clean. We love the location and ability to use the community fishing and swimming spots.
Ridgeville, US
Reviewed: Mar 10, 2020
Property Manager
Very helpful when needed.
Very happy with the home and our stay. The house was very comfortable and made a very pleasant stay.
Reviewed: Dec 3, 2019
Property Manager
House was amazing and very cozy!
House was amazing with incredible views. Only down side to the experience was having only one gate key to get in and out community. Not an issue with single car familys but cause a little more planning when 2 vehicle's were there.
Denver, US
Reviewed: Sep 10, 2019
Property Manager
One of the best experiences I have ever had. Great people , very knowledgeable. Helped our group save money on a beautiful home.
Great getaway. Hurricane Dorian interfered with our annual beach trip, but the mountains saved our vacation. Beautiful home. Lots of room. Stocked with great games, entertainment. Comfortable beds
Reviewed: Aug 20, 2019
Property Manager
Everyone was well informed and easy to deal with.
House was all I hoped it would be and we loved mirror lake so convenient to the house we all enjoyed it. Thanks.
Ft pierce, US
Reviewed: Aug 11, 2019
Property Manager
Reviewed: Jul 25, 2019
Property Manager
Reviewed: Jul 3, 2019
Property Manager
Valerie genuinely wanted to insure our experience with Carolina Properties was over the top. She was extremely professional and available. Airbnb pulled the house we had booked and Carolina Properties bent over backwards to find us a new place to stay. They gave us 5 new places to choose from and went out of their way to insure we were satisfied.
Our family vacation was the best ever! This house was beautifully furnished. The kitchen was well stocked. TV's in every room. Internet worked great. The view of the mountains on the wraparound porches was spectacular. Even had a gas grill that was huge. All appliances were better than average which made our stay a true vacation. Lots of room with every amenity you would ever need.
Chester, US
Reviewed: May 28, 2019
Property Manager
Customer service was excellent and we did not have any issues with booking or upon entry to the Riverbend subdivision. We did not encounter any issues with Carolina Properties and would highly recommend them to friends and family. We plan on booking through them again. The directions on the site were perfect and needed since our GPS took us to the wrong gate. The information given made it easy upon arrival and departure to know what to expect. Thank you!
This was the best cabin we've stayed at so far. We love the Riverbend subdivision as well! The cabin was large, but cozy. The view was perfect. We loved the large porch that wrapped around to the back of the house. Getting in and out of the driveway was easy. The fans were great!! The water was hot for showers. This cabin still looks brand new and we loved that so much. The only negatives are minor and solely opinion-based. We would've enjoyed a hot tub, one extra couch in the living room and more pots and pans. Other than that we would highly recommend this cabin to everyone and plan on staying here again in the future. This cabin was perfect! Beds were comfortable, it was very clean, and the view was awesome. Best cabin we've stayed at so far. We loved the air hockey table and played corn hole every day. Our phone service worked great, too!
Batesburg , US
Reviewed: Apr 29, 2019
Property Manager
We only communicated via vrbo app and email, but received all the information I needed. Everything was great. Loved the house.
Please advise renters about GPS will take you the back way. (Hard) Also, power was out at main gate after hours and we could not get in because we didn't have a code. Please advise as of what to do in that situation. Other than that, stay was perfect. The house was beautiful. Everything was clean. We had everything we needed.
Lexington, US
Reviewed: Apr 17, 2019
Property Manager
We cannot wait to come back. I wish we had more time to spend here!!! The cabin was very clean. The furniture and beds were comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked. The best part was the location. The views were beautiful, yet we were close to a grocery store, activities and restaurants. Many of our friends and colleagues have families who vacation here and this is the perfect place for families to stay.
Reviewed: Mar 21, 2019
Property Manager
Valerie and Dexter were very prompt and curtious during the booking process. I had made a mistake and canceled the reservation the same day In was trying to book it and they were very helpful and understanding and helped me through the rebooking process. Thank you!
My family enjoyed the property and the surrounding areas. River Bend is a lovely community. We will come again when we get the chance.
North, US
Reviewed: Jan 15, 2019
Property Manager
prompt responses
Wonderful and very clean and beautiful
Miami Lakes, US
Reviewed: Dec 30, 2018
Property Manager
This is not our first time traveling to North Carolina, and it is been always really good working with Carolina Properties for wonderful holidays in the mountains. Working with the staff searching a cabin for our needs and location, as well as making the reservation is a pleasant experience. All the information provided is useful and the constant open communication keeps us comfortable knowing the they are ready to help.
All cabins you have, are very well maintained, in great locations with beautiful views, safe, and perfectly equipped with everything needed. Thank you for another great experience! Happy New Year! The Conde Family
Youngsville, US
Reviewed: Dec 17, 2018
Property Manager
Friendly staff, helpful, quick response. Easy booking, clear instructions, variety of properties.
Loved it! Will definitely be back!! Beautiful cabin, amazing views, plenty of room, clean, great for families.
Fort Pierce, US
Reviewed: Oct 30, 2018
Property Manager
Excellent communication by email, and a wonderful conversation on the phone answered all our questions. Beautiful, well-maintained properties!
We love this place and will likely want to rent it again next year! A great cabin with one of the best views.
Columbia, US
Reviewed: Oct 26, 2018
Property Manager
The staff was very helpful with answering questions and returning e-mails in a timely manner.
My mother, sister, husband, two year old daughter and I stayed at this property and we had a wonderful time. The cabin was clean and looked exactly like the pictures. Also the area was very quiet which allowed us all to get some much needed rest and relaxation. We loved that the cabin has three levels which allowed everyone to have their own space. We would definitely stay here again.
Six Mile , US
Reviewed: Aug 27, 2018
Property Manager
Charlotte, US
Reviewed: Aug 6, 2018
Property Manager
They was there every time we call for help they was great
Me and my friends loved it, going back soon.
Myrtle Beach, US
Reviewed: Jul 10, 2018
Property Manager
friendly, prompt service, clear, concise instructions, great properties, competitive rental fees
A Shady Retreat offered us a lovely vacation rental experience. The property was very clean, there was lots of room for guests, nice amenities, close proximity to fun, outdoor activities, beautiful view and overall exceptional space to relax. The one drawback was that the Riverbend Community does not have paved roads so it was a dusty bumpy trail up to the cabin. I would highly recommend this rental property.
Warner Robins, US
Reviewed: Jun 4, 2018
Property Manager
I only spoke on the phone, but both times, my experience was positive. This was my first time using VRBO, and Carolina Properties, I will seek you out again.
A Shady Retreat was the perfect getaway home. We hope to book this home again with my brothers in law and their families. Amazing stay.
Fountain Inn, US
Reviewed: May 15, 2018
Property Manager
It really is imperative that you disclose the road issue to renters. This would be a huge issue with someone who wasn't prepared and drove a care that could not make it up the hill. The cottage was AMAZING and we would go back in a heartbeat and also tell friends....but our only issue is that the gravel road up to the cottage was destroyed. We barely got up the hill in our SUV and had a couple scary moments trying not to slide down....this was very unsettling. If we had any kind of small car with little engine power we would have been in trouble...I cannot recommend this place until that road is addressed. NOTE - from Manager: Road was graded and smoothed out the day after guest departure, we wish it could have happened sooner but we cannot control that. Guests in all types of vehicles including low to the ground sports cars have enjoyed staying in this home and it is normally just a gravel road but was a little rougher than normal for this guest :(
Cary, US
Reviewed: May 14, 2018
Property Manager
Charlotte, US
Reviewed: Apr 23, 2018
Property Manager


Conveniently Located

A Shady Retreat is about 15 minutes from the Lake Lure beach and Chimney Rock State Park and Village. Lake Lure was ranked by National Geographic 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.

If you enjoy scenic drives, head out of Lake Lure on Alt-US 74 (curvy and scenic Memorial Highway) through Chimney Rock Village, Bat Cave, Gerton, Fairview, toward Asheville to pick up what many consider the most beautiful length of road in this country, the Blue Ridge Parkway. If you have not traveled any stretch of road, it is something to add to your bucket list.

This lovely 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 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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