The house had everything you need for a comfortable stay on the East Fork of the French Broad River. Very modern kitchen. The best part was sitting around with the family in the screened in porch with a fire going listing to the river.
This is our third year at the Riverfront Cottage. My husband lives the easy access to the top class trout fishing just across the road. I can be on the screened porch and warch him fish while I paint at my easel. Heaven! Evenings are spent at Brevard Music Center for world class concerts. For us, a perfect vacation blending culture and our favorite hobbies. Owner Jim Sloan is the best, always calling on arrival day to check on us. The furnishings are top notch and the house is always immaculate and well maintained. The road runs just in front but traffic is low and not a problem.
This cottage is decorated beautifully! We really enjoyed the screened porch with fireplace. It overlooks the river. The bedrooms are downstairs and if you leave windows open you can hear the river:) The owners are amazing to work with and very responsive. It is a special place! We enjoyed a waterfall tour with a guide that Jim recommended and even went to the Brevard music festival one night.
Booked for my husband's 40th birthday. We brought our 4 year old daughter and his sister brought her 5 and 8 year old daughters. Weather was cool for August (60's) and we had a cozy fire in the fireplace, which had kindling and wood ready to go (awesome touch!). Hubby fly fished right out front in the gurgling river, while I read about 3 "beach novels" laying on the screened porch in front of the fire, occasionally the sound of the river lulling me into a deep nap. We booked a young-children-friendly waterfall tour with Craig Miller, he came to the cottage and we drove around to waterfalls which are not "on the map" and which at the most, required a mile hike up and down a mountain trail (and so worth it). You will need room enough in your car to drive him around so he can give you some good history of the area, including a view of the Continental Divide, where a river runs both ways. You've got to see it to believe it and it's amazing. Great kitchen, stocked with lots of spices and dishes and the grill is fantastic. Just remember to turn the gas on the left side before trying to light it. We traveled 6 hours to get here and stayed several nights, long drive but it was so worth it. Also, if you are a beer drinker, go into Brevard to the Brewery and get yourself a growler or two, interesting artwork and some books, games, local newspapers. We are looking to buy a place up there and will come back to stay at the cottage while we search to buy (or build) something comparable. One more thing, there is a road that runs in between the cottage and the river but it is really a non-issue. It doesn't impede the view or the sound of the river and the hillside.
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