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Cottage On River With Huge Backyard & Fire Pit

Fish in River Right Behind Cottage
5.0 of 5 bubbles
10 reviews
Fish in River Right Behind Cottage
Front of Cottage with stone work
Living Area with leather sectional sofa
Open plan living and dining area.  Beautiful heart pine floors.
Open plan dining area and kitchen with stainless steel appliances.
Fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances.
French doors in dining area lead to screen porch overlooking river.
Screen porch off dining area with rocking chairs & furnished for dining.
Master suite has king bed & screened balcony overlooking river
Another view of master bedroom with king size sleigh bed
Master Bath with walk-in shower
Full Guest Bath on Main Floor with tub/shower combination
Gas grill and rocking chairs on deck
Enjoy the fire pit down on the river.  Firewood provided.
Romantic balcony overlooking the river
River View from back yard balcony
Back of cottage and arbor on path leading to river
Separate entrance to downstairs suite with screen porch & rocking chairs.
Queen Bedroom in Downstairs Suite
Sitting Room in Downstairs Suite with Sleeper Chair
Third Bedroom with Daybed with pop-up trundle, mini fridge & Wii video game
Wide screen TV, Wii Video Game and coffee service in daybed room on lower floor
Take a boat cruise on Lake Lure only 3-1/2 miles from cottage.
Hiking in Chimney Rock State Park is only 3 miles from cottage.
Zip lining at Canopy Ridge Farms in only 9 miles from cottage.
Lake Lure Marina and Beach and Lake Lure Inn is only 3-1/2 miles from cottage.
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Bat Cave, North Carolina
Grist Mill River Cottage is located on the Rocky Broad River only 3 miles from Chimney Rock State Park and Lake Lure Marina and Beach. The cottage offers great fly fishing and a huge backyard with a stone fire pit just steps from the back door. Beautifully decorated with high quality furniture, it's cozy enough for 2, but easily sleeps a family or group of 7 people. The views and wonderful sounds of the rushing river can be enjoyed from the screened-in balcony off the master bedroom and from 2 screen porches.

Grist Mill River Cottage had its beginnings in the 1920's as one of Bat Cave, North Carolina's first grist mills on the Rocky Broad River. Completely rebuilt and restored in 2011 and then updated again in 2014 with all new furnishings and fixtures, Grist Mill River Cottage now has modern amenities never envisioned b...
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About the Owner, Sharon R
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 9 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 82 reviews and 10 properties
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Listing #FKN3202734
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Kathy B
Aiken, South Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Our family (husband and I, two of our daughters, son-in-law, and 3 young grandchildren (5 yrs, 3 yrs, 8 mos) stayed at Grist Mill River Cottage in Bat Cave, NC. The property is gorgeous, conveniently located, large enough for a family to be comfortable, has all the amenities, and is located right on the river. Big yard, beautiful decks, a private balcony off the master suite that overlooks the river, Great firepit by the river....

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Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of Grist Mill River Cottage. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and all the amenities at the cottage. We've worked hard to make this cottage stand out above all other vacation homes so we're extremely pleased when our guests appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you...


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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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We just returned after a short time in North Carolina. This was our first time and we could not have picked a nicer place. Sharon was a wonderful host - made all the arrangements easy and the house was waiting to greet us even though we got in late due to bad weather in Chicago. The photos do not do justice to this beautiful property..while there is a 2nd unit on the lower level, it...

Management response:

Wow! What a wonderful review. You covered every aspect of the cottage and this area. We're delighted that you got to experience all this area has to offer. We agree it's wonderful and we love living here and helping our guests have a wonderful vacation. Only one thing you missed - zip lining! So now you have an excuse to...


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Carole R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Perfect location for a multigenerational getaway. The large backyard was great for our 2 young grandsons to run and play. The adults loved the fire pit, fishing & the sounds of the rushing river. The house was clean and well appointed. The check in and out process was simple and seamless. Thank you Sharon & Heather. We look forward to our next visit.

Management response:

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of Grist Mill River Cottage. We're so glad your grandsons enjoyed the big back yard. We agree the fire pit right down on the river is wonderful! Hope to see you and your family again, maybe in the spring or summer. Best wishes, Sharon and Heather


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (7)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Porch
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
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  • Property Protection Fee: $45 / stay - Fee
  • Reservation Fee: $40 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
$40 Nonrefundable Reservation Fee plus 11.75% Sales/Occupancy Tax on rent and fees. $45 fee for Property Protection which covers accidental damage to property by tenants and their guests. Major holiday weeks are at High Season Rates. 5-day minimum rental in the summer. Major holidays require a 3-night stay. But PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO INQUIRE AS SOMETIMES SHORTER STAYS ARE AVAILABLE BECAUSE OF HOW OTHER RESERVATIONS FALL. We will try to accommodate your schedule whenever possible. Please call to make a reservation or you may book online on our secure website. 50% of total rent, fees and taxes required to confirm reservation. Major credit cards accepted. Balance due 31 days prior to arrival. N.C. Vacation Rental Agreement required, which is emailed to tenant to agree to once contact info and credit card info is given. We rent to families and groups of mature, responsible adults only over the age of 25, and we may require proof of age at check-in at our discretion. We do not ren... more
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About the neighborhood
Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and Bat Cave, NC have long been the destination for wonderful outdoor vacations, weddings, and family gatherings. There is swimming, boating and fishing on Lake Lure and fishing in the Rocky Broad River, which is right out your back door at Grist Mill River Cottage. We also have zip lining, horse back riding, championship golf courses, gem mining and hiking trails.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Asheville, NC: 21.7 mi
In addition to the Asheville airport, you can also fly into Greenville/Spartanburg, SC airport (GSP), which is a small airport. It is approximately 1-1/2 hours from the cottage.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.0 mi.
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