My husband planned a surprise 6 day get-a-way to River Dance for our 40th wedding anniversary. I told him, as we headed out of Ohio, that all I hoped for was that we were going to a place that had a terrific view. As we got closer, traveling along a breathtaking river, and making a turn into the gated entrance, the excitement really started to build. Then we were on our assent up to the top of a beautiful mountain—reaching River Dance---and the VIEW was spectacular!!! My husband had found a real “winner”. Callie and Dave are two special people, who are really cut out for this type of serving of body, mind, and soul. They truly love their “piece of heaven”, and share it so lovingly with their guests. I so enjoyed reading many of the reviews written here, and am in agreement with all the praises poured out for this B & B…..so won’t reiterate. I will bring to light though, that there are many, fun, nearby places to go for day adventures while at this location. We spent 8 hours at the phenomenal Biltmore, exploring the mansion and grounds, and having a delicious lunch at the Stable Café. One day was spent at the N.C. Arboretum, taking in so much natural beauty, and hiking on trails. Another day we were off to Grovewood Galleries (what incredible works of art), that is next to the historic Grove Park Inn that we also explored. We had an extraordinary gourmet meal, sitting on the back porch of the Magnolia Inn, in Hot Springs. Callie and Dave also gave us some good suggestions on places to explore, and we found all these to be most enjoyable. Of course, just being at River Dance, absorbing the beauty of our space, the singing Big Laurel Creek below, and the majesty of the mountains have created a memory of this anniversary that will never be forgotten.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- RiverDance is a captivating blend of the best in a traditional Vacation Rental and an upscale Bed and Breakfast. As our guests, nestled on a quiet mountainside, high above the river, you will find your home away from home. Experience the outdoors at its best, day or night, from our Carolina Porch with its barn board fireplace Relax in front of the massive Arts and Crafts fireplace in the inviting great room, and rest comfortably in your own private quarters. RiverDance offers two separate suites, TreeTops and RiverRock. Enter the Tree Tops Suite (upper level) via the heavy timber stairs. There you will find two spacious bedrooms, a full bath and a sitting area with a comfy leather couch and TV. The Hickory bedroom has two twin beds which can be converted to a King, while Beech has a queen bed with a full futon. Access the River Rock Suite (lower level) from your own private entrance off of the parking area. It's perfect if you have man's best friend with you. This inviting living space also provides two sleeping areas and a full bath. The Holly bedroom has a queen bed while the Laurel room has a kitchenette, media area with big screen TV and sleeps two comfortably. River Rock has its own private deck, seating area and easy access to the Hot Tub. To assure your privacy we will only rent each suite of rooms to a single group. ... more less