Very cozy and beautiful cabin. Loved the views. Overall an amazing place. Having everything you needed was supplied. Love that. Great stay and relaxing. Would love to come back for another stay. Kids enjoyed the games and their own play room…Thank you for opening your home up to us.
I have never seen a better view anywhere. We sat on the porch in the incredibly comfortable rockers and just sucked it in. Everything about the house was fabulous. The kids loved the "camproom" and the playroom and also enjoyed the deer trails. We saw wild turkey just strolling around the yard. The bedrooms were sooo comfortable and we slept with the windows open with the lovely cool mountain air, perfect quiet, and looked out at the night stars throughout the night. What a great place.
What can I say?? The house was just perfect for our vacation. It's beautiful, the view is breathtaking, the home is decorated just beautifully, the kitchen is very well-stocked, it's roomy, yet cozy...it's just awesome!! Our children loved it...especially the game room. Our daughter (8) kept asking if we could come back there? She wants to come every year...me too!! We will definitely be back to this wonderful home in the mountains. We had an absolutely wonderful vacation. The home is just lovely. We enjoyed meals on the porch. We enjoyed nights by the fire outside. It was just wonderful. Thank you for helping to make our vacation so special and memorable!!
Rhys' River Valley - Valle Crucis Area NC Rental
There are those who clearly want something a little bit more special than what the typical seasonal rental house offers. Everything about Rhys' River Valley has been carefully thought out for the vacationer's pleasure.
This beautiful home has many extras, from the hand-hewn logs, hand-made rhododendron porch railings, tongue & groove paneled wall and ceilings in every room, stacked-stone wood-burning fireplace, and wormy hardwood floors.
This impressive 2300 square foot log cabin is absolutely beautiful both inside and out. The exterior, what with its log and chinked walls and exposed hand-hewn beams on the fifteen foot high cathedral ceiling porch, makes for a truly wonderful appearance. The porch has wickerwork rockers, chaise-lounge, a few occasional chairs and a lovely dining area that features an 8’x3’x4” solid polished tree-section table. Its greatest asset though, is one of the most beautiful views in the High Country mountain region. Stand on the porch and look out into the distance or closer in enjoy the river and horse pasture views. Its South-facing perspective ensures a sunny day including impressive sunsets. Depending when you visit, a clear sky will usually be a moonlit one right in front of you. With such rich vegetation on the surrounding 23 acres, your stay will more than likely include a visit by passing deer and wild turkey. So far no sign of any bears!
The interior has also been thoroughly and thoughtfully designed with the comfort and pleasure of the vacationer in mind. Rhys’ River Valley is a spacious home, especially important when more than one family is staying in the home. There are four sleeping areas, two with en suite bathrooms and each with a view, decorated in mountain decor with attractive quilts, goose down comforters, upgraded mattresses and interior pine walls – all quite cozy. In total there are four full bathrooms, all with imported tile, cherry cabinets, and the master bathroom has a Whirlpool tub. There are two queen beds, one king, and three single beds for sleeping. There is also a queen sleeper sofa and a roll-away bed for extra guests. The children’s room has a camping theme, with the three beds (two arranged in bunk-bed form) finished in tree bark and the furnishings and trimmings having a distinct outdoors feel.
For entertainment the large playroom has a pool table with ping-pong top plus an air hockey table, along with a TV with Amazon Fire stick, and video game system. It, too, has a great view from its two sets of double windows.
The upstairs living room is wonderful with its high cathedral ceiling and hand-hewn beams, stacked-stone wood-burning fireplace, wormy hardwood floors and best of all, its two pairs of French doors and floor to ceiling central windows provide a very light and airy feel as well as, of course, the spectacular view. This large and inviting room is the perfect gathering place for the whole family. Cuddle up by the roaring fire or sit at the large dining room table and chat with the chef in the gourmet kitchen featuring cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and unique Penta-Gold granite counter-tops.
Outside there is a large hot tub in a private setting which commands the view and night sky – just try to count all the stars on a clear night! This is the perfect place for solitude and peace. To the front, there is one-half acre of grassy flat land including a few shade trees (remember, it’s South facing) that support a few swings and other playground features for the kids. This house has it all and mere words will not do it justice. Within a short drive or hike is the Watauga River for fishing, tubing or playing in the water. Two popular swimming holes are also located approximately ten minutes down the main road for summer fun!
Rhys' River Valley has convenient paved access all the way to its private drive.
Please note: This home is accessed by a steep gravel road. Access to this home may not be suitable for vehicles with rear wheel drive, limited ground clearance, or motorcycles even during summer months. In times of snowfall, chains are needed. We are happy to help you find the home with the access you are most comfortable with, any time of year!
Guests access this home through the lower level.
***All linens and towels included in home***
Dogs welcome, $25/night each
|Master Queen||Queen||Full Bath
|Queen Room||Queen||Full Bath||Main Level|
|Master King||King||Full Bath||Lower Level|
|Bunk Room||Bunk Bed
|Full Bath||Lower Level w/ 3 twin beds|
|Family Room||Sleeper Sofa||Lower Level w/ queen sleeper sofa|
Rates & availability subject to change. Call to speak with a reservation specialist for the most up to date rates, availability and special offers.
Beautiful views from the very private deck. Very peaceful setting. Enjoyed listening to the birds. If you want to get away and have some quiet time, this is the perfect house. I also loved the fact that they allow dogs. We had a great visit.- Patricia, Posted: 08/28/2017
We stayed at Rhy's River Cabin and absolutely loved the view and hot tub! We played many games of ping-pong and billiards and enjoyed the indoor fireplace in the evening. Cozy home and perfect for a mountain vacation!- Jess, Posted: 04/04/2018
The Rhys' River Valley cabin was a relaxing getaway for our family vacation. We were pleasantly surprised how convenient it was to get to from Boone, yet it seemed to be in its own world. The view from the cabin included distant green pasture land, forest covered mountains, and the winding river. We spent much of our time on the deck chairs absorbing the scenery and sounds. A hummingbird visited a couple times to some cut flowers we had on the deck and we also saw an indigo bunting perched on a nearby tree. We cooked together in the modern kitchen and then enjoyed it while still getting the full panoramic view. The furniture was extremely comfortable, so much that, during one afternoon, I fell asleep on the deck while my wife napped in the living room. The bedroom décor was welcoming and the beds so comfortable it was tempting to sleep in a bit. One morning the fog rolled in across the valley, which was fun to watch it give way to the sunshine. In the evening we talked, read, and also played pool and ping pong, which brought back some nice memories. The hot tub was a special hit for our daughter where she spent much time floating about. We will cherish the memories from this vacation.- Glenn, Posted: 05/09/2018
Everything was great! I especially appreciated that all the rooms were stocked with appropriate items throughout our stay. Thanks again!- Michael, Posted: 06/11/2018
We really enjoyed our stay.the view was awesome.the bedrooms and beds were very comfortable.the kitchen was great. Thanks again for our stay.if we go back to the mountains again we will definitely booked one of your properties.- Robert, Posted: 07/25/2018
Just a quick note to say we enjoyed the house. It was laid out wonderfully to accommodate everyone in our family.- Sandra, Posted: 07/30/2018
The process was very easy and everyone was super friendly. The property was beautiful and not too far from Boone. You really can't beat the view on the deck in the morning or the evening.- Garrett, Posted: 10/24/2019
Great location! Made for an amazing winter get away. Awesome holiday decorations. Super easy check-in/out process. Definitely a do-over!- Ricardo, Posted: 12/20/2019
Wonderful home in a great location.- Jessica, Posted: 02/11/2020
Great property! The view itself was enough to book this house! Absolutely gorgeous sitting on the huge porch!! We also loved that the backyard was fenced in for our pup and the deck had a gate too! This was a great place for us to getaway and spend time together. We would definitely stay here again.- Kelsea, Posted: 06/16/2020
This is a wonderful place tucked away off the road and down from Boone. Scenery from the deck is gorgeous. Location is close enough to Boone and hikes to make it a central point to go in several directions. Quiet and peaceful at the home with all the things you need to cook and relax. Just loved it. A great break and change of pace especially during these times.- Jeff, Posted: 07/27/2020
We loved our stay. The porch was a perfect spot to eat, read, and simply sit and enjoy the view. We traveled with our 2 and 4 year old and they loved looking at the mountains, eating s'mores, and the little swing set. Highly recommend- Kate, Posted: 08/25/2020
Cozy mountain home with a great porch offering beautiful views and a great outdoor fireplace for relaxing and s'more making! The house was well-stocked and was very comfortable. Excellent time location close to Boone and easy drive to Grandfather Mountain / Grandfather Winery!- Abigail, Posted: 10/05/2020
This house was a perfect private and quaint escape. Great views, close to hiking, and the fenced in yard is great for kids or dogs.- Robert, Posted: 12/07/2020
Great stay!- Anne, Posted: 12/21/2020
Thank you for having us!- Jessica, Posted: 01/12/2021
Great place, we had 3 families 11 guest and the set up as perfect. Such a cozy place with a great view!!- Catherine, Posted: 02/02/2021
Great place, great views, close to Boone and ski slopes- Brandon, Posted: 02/09/2021
Great spot for kids!!! We loved the location and the little market at the bottom of the hill (great sandwiches!!). The water in the showers was a little inconsistent, but had bath tubs for the kids. Be careful if you small children in the showers. Definitely would recommend for families as it had a great outdoor space for the kids to run!!- Stacey, Posted: 02/23/2021
Wonderful stay!- Carey, Posted: 03/08/2021
Great place and views to die for- Robert, Posted: 03/19/2021
Property was beautiful and well kept. We enjoyed sitting outside overall the view of the mountains and a night fire inside the cabin. Nice weekend retreat- Lucy, Posted: 03/24/2021
Amazing property! The views were gorgeous, and we had immediate support when the fuses blew during a rainstorm which was awesome! Hiking was fun and that hot tub was super relaxing. Highly recommend!- K, Posted: 04/15/2021