I needed a weekend getaway for some R&R. And, I brought my dog, Xena, along. Callie and Dave and their dog, Midge, were the best hosts. Made us feel right at home. They provided the ideal mix of good company and complete privacy. They felt like friends from the start.
Because they had a full house that weekend, they gave me their suite. It was terrific-- very comfortable and spacious and very clean, with a scenic view of the mountains and river down below. I had my own bathroom and a sitting area with a couch and a table where I set up my laptop.
When I was planning my "escape" I checked many different sites for B&B's, cabin rentals, etc., but River Dance stood out for me because of the location, (close to Asheville, where I live and close to various hiking trails) the price, and the pictures of the house itself and the setting it was in. And, being a woman, and travelling alone, I was looking for a place where I could feel safe and bring my dog.
Callie is a very gracious hostess. Her continental breakfast spreads are delicious with varieties of breads, cereals, yogurts, jams- something for everyone. And, you can make your own breakfasts in her "open" kitchen. While I was there, a family of four, with special dietary needs, made their own breakfasts and dinners, too.
My special memories will be taking a walk down by the river below the house with Callie and Midge and my dog, Xena and seeing the beautiful and dramatic location of their house.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- RiverDancenc is a captivating blend of the best in a traditional Vacation Rental and an upscale Bed and Breakfast. Recently featured on the national TV show, Wheel of Fortune. See what made Pat and Vanna swoon. 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