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“Perfect Mountain Retreat” 5 of 5 stars
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179 Deer Leap, Hot Springs, NC   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hot Springs B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Boynton Beach, Florida
2 reviews
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“Perfect Mountain Retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of staying two nights at RiverDance with our 1 1/2 year old pup, Wilson. From the moment we arrived we felt right at home. The house has absolutely breathtaking views and Callie and Dave's warm hospitality made us feel very welcomed. We had the whole upstairs of the home which consists of two bedrooms, a living room area and nicely sized bathroom all opened to the downstairs which is very tastefully decorated. There is a sliding door that you can shut if you'd like more privacy. Callie and Dave are very knowledgable of the area and have a good amount of pamphlets and books of things to do and see in the area. All in all we had a wonderful stay and hope to come back again!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Greensboro, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Right from the start, Callie and Dave were very welcoming. We got there a little early and they kept in constant communication prior to arrival. Once we arrived, they were very warm and unbelievably hospitable. From the wide array of breakfast options to the sincere conversations in the morning, they were the best hosts. They offered as much privacy as you wanted, but also were there to converse if you liked. The views are spectacular from the home and the hot tub. Thanks to Callie and Dave for making our weekend wedding anniversary getaway an excellent time.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Many B&B's offer traditional comfort and coziness but often feel a little confining. Riverdance is different. The modern style, post-and-beam construction, light from the huge windows, and beautiful wood and stone interior erase the boundary between inside and out and make you feel like you're part of the earth. From their vantage point on the mountain, you can look out above the treetops to the mist at sunrise and the distant peaks in the afternoon. Any time of day you can see and hear the creek far below. One day we looked down on an eagle.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Hinsdale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My wife and 9 month old Golden stayed at Riverdance on our drive from Chicago to Hilton Head Is. I had the good fortune to know Callie since we were kids and just had to check out her mountain retreat.

Well, we had good weather, great accommodations, fabulous scenery, a wonderful breakfast, and the walk along the river is to die for...a top-notch stay.

We loved it.....Thanks Callie and Dave :)

Room Tip: The owners gave up their own suite...so, we had the best of the best :)
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Just stayed 3 nights and we are ages 60, 65 and 19 yr old daughter. We were surprised by the huge size of the bottom floor. As others have said if you want complete privacy you could, but Callie and Dave make you feel like old friends from the start and you will easily enjoy joining them for chats about how they came to the area. Callie has tons of brochures and will you depending on your interests. Daughter wanted to zipline and Callie suggested Navitat which was just the challenging experience she wanted while dragging a less than eager dad along. Hot Springs is 15 minutes away and an all day whitewater was fun for us all with Hot Springs Whitewater Co. Sandy Bottom horseback riding is also less than 30 min's away with over 500 acres. Last day we had to leave at 2:00am cause daughter became ill with complications of her neurological condition, and we were able to and in got her into Mission Hospital ER in Asheville in short time. Texted Callie about our leaving and she was going to drive in to hospital to see us but daughter was released shortly thereafter with meds and prompt care to rule out anything very serious. Callie let us know we could return to Riverdance if needed right away for an extra night but we were able to move on to our next reservation in Asheville to allow for rest. Missed touring Asheville but def want to return. All this to say, you feel worlds away from it all, but you are close to help if you need it. Callie and Dave make this the Excellent place it is. The beauty of the house is evident from photos, but it is the people that make it such a special place.

Room Tip: Did not see the upper floors but the bottom level is huge.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Stayed with Callie and David and some friends for three days in mid-April. Comfortable place with wonderful breakfasts, a great location, and magnificent views. Quiet and friendly hosts who shared with us the secrets of the region. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

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.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 179 Deer Leap, Hot Springs, NC
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Hot Springs
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Hot Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
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 

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