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   -


Page: 2 of 2 Write a Review
Reviewed: Dec 18, 2017
Property Manager
A shady retreat was amazing for our girls weekend, clean well decorated just overall amazing!!! We got Lost on our way up and Valerie was super helpful to get us where we needed to be.
Gastonia, US
Reviewed: Sep 25, 2017
Property Manager
Very friendly & knowledgeable. Great service & a great place to stay.
AWESOME !!! We did not want to leave. A Shady Retreat is a beautiful place to stay. It was very clean & well maintained. My family & I really enjoyed our stay.
Tega Cay, US
Reviewed: Sep 25, 2017
Property Manager
Super easy process, great service!! Friendly staff!!
Excellent!!! Everything was perfect, super clean, so much beautiful decor. Attention to detail throughout every space of the home. We cant wait to go back!!! AMAZING retreat for our family!!! Everything was absolutely PERFECT!!!
Lenoir, US
Reviewed: Sep 23, 2017
Property Manager
We had a small issue with the TV's being locked by parental controls. Your team member emailed the owner and resolved our issue in a few minutes. That is excellent service!
The only negative from the entire stay is that the armoire in the upstairs bedroom had not been dusted. I opened the doors to place some clothing on the shelves and they were covered in dust. It was not a huge deal as I cleaned them myself - I just wanted to bring it to your attention. The selection of properties to choose from is great! We had a hard time deciding on the one for our stay. The cabin was MUCH cleaner than ones we have stayed in previously (in other areas of NC & TN). This cabin is beautiful - from the decorations to the antler handles! The owners have done a fabulous job with it - we found it very hard to leave! My boys absolutely loved the bean bag chair/pillows downstairs & I fell in love with the faux fur throw (I'll be getting one for myself!)
Hickory, US
Reviewed: Sep 4, 2017
Property Manager
Staff was very helpful in notifying power company of storm outage.
Great visit. Clear communication, realistic description of property, ease of check in, return of keys. Lovely! Well equipped, nearby attractions, beautiful surroundings
Hershey, US
Reviewed: Jul 29, 2017
Property Manager
We had a wonderful experience. You all are the best. Be on the look out for a chocolate package from Hershey. :)
Thank you so much! There was great response time and very friendly staff. :) The cabin was incredible. Everything was neat and clean. We felt right at home. We loved the gameroom and the loft was a perfect artistic spot. We felt very safe in the gated community. The views are worth the whole trip.
Reviewed: Jul 23, 2017
Property Manager
We had clear and detailed instructions regarding our stay. In fact, between this and the perfect cabin, there was not a need for additional contact with the team. The rental process was convenient, simple yet thorough, and organinzed.
Our family of four absolutely loved this cabin! It was secluded enough to provide tranquility and privacy; yet safe in a gated community. The views were breathtaking! The cabin was beautiful, clean, and large. The attention to detail was evident in the decorations, linen, and all of the equipment and supplies provided to us. We also loved the location of this cabin and it's close proximity to Lake Lure Beach, Chimney Rock State Park, Asheville, and Black Mountain. Overall, we had an amazing vacation and look forward to returning .
Graniteville, US
Reviewed: Jul 10, 2017
Property Manager
Very easy to work with.
We had a great time.
Chardon, US
Reviewed: Jul 3, 2017
Property Manager
On the phone the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would have liked to see staff working at check out on Saturday, though the drop off for keys was easy.
The property was beautiful and very clean. We would definitely stay there again!


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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