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“Amazing Family Reunion” 5 of 5 stars
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3056 Old Marshall Highway, Alexander, NC 28701   |  
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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“Amazing Family Reunion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

We had a wonderful, huge family reunion at Riverside Escapes hosted by Liz and Paul, The property and facilities excellent. Each detail is carefully thought our and they do an amazing job with large groups looking for a great party site. The venue is awesome. We had over 60 people at a riverfront party with many staying on site and others in nearby locations. The grounds and river offer an outstanding location for lots of happy memories. Our hosts were so accommodating and creative in developing a perfect party!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2010

The Americana Cabin is a perfect blend of rustic and comfort! There are enough ammenities to make it cozy and comfortable in bad weather, but in good weather you can enjoy the hammock, cook on the campfire, and fall asleep to the sound of the river. Our dog loved exploring the island and if the water had been a bit warmer, we would have happily joined him splashing around after geese!

This is a great spot for outdoorsy folks who want the luxuries of a shower after a long hike and a bottle of wine around the campfire!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2010

Where do I start? Being originally from The Ozarks, but now living in Boston - I've been missing the woods. Three of us converged on the Asheville area from different parts of the country and stayed at Riverside Escapes Americana Cabin. This was the best 6 nights I've had in a long time.

The host, Liz is a peach (and a Realtor to boot - so she has tons of area information). You'll begin your mornings to the sound of the rushing river punctuated by the family rooster. He clucks orders to the hens to get crackin' - and they do. We had some of the most beautiful eggs all week. Those are the hardest working chickens in show business. Seriously though, it's perfect and bucolic on the island. Warning: the river makes it almost impossible to avoid midday naps! Heed my warning - or you will succumb to the River!

It only takes about 15 minutes to get to the island from Asheville and there is parking right on the street. The 100ft suspension bridge is a few hundred feet from the parking. it's a ton of fun to walk across. It becomes a little more challenging with a good buzz - but just hold on to the rail.

The island is in total seclusion - which is nice. There's an outdoor shower fed by rain barrels (tip: pump the pedal about 5 times real slow to get the water warm) which is so much fun! There's also a beautiful firepit with grate for cooking and enjoying the fire. The owners supply good wood.

Way off in the distance on the other side of the river a train passes a couple times a day. It's such a neat, fun place. It's really special. We felt like Huck Finn hiding out on the Mississippi. Don't miss an opportunity to stay at Riverside. Oh yeah, everything is close. We hiked Max Patch Bald, Mount Cammerer and Mount Mitchell. Also white water rafting out of Hot Springs, kayaked through the Biltmore Estate and went to Asheville a lot.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Riverside Escapes

Address: 3056 Old Marshall Highway, Alexander, NC 28701
Location: United States > North Carolina > Alexander
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Alexander
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If your idea of “getting away” is fly-fishing, camping, kayaking, or just sipping lemonade on the deck, Riverside Escapes has a place for you… Choose the cozy, private island fishing cottage or the new mainland log cabin for a vacation you won’t forget. Both are located directly on Section 8 of the French Broad River, just a ten minute drive from Weaverville and a scenic twenty minute drive from the center of downtown Asheville. ... more   less 

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