Rhys' River Valley

Location: Valle Crucis Type: Log Homes
4 Sleeping Areas 4 Baths Sleeps 12 Yes

2023 Specials!

2023 Specials! ANY new booking arriving before 6/15 gets 23% off, and new arrivals between 6/15-6/28 get 15% off!* 

New reservations arriving between May 1 and June 28, 2023 are eligible. Memorial Day weekend INCLUDED!

Discount will be automatically applied when booking online or reserving over the phone. 

Not able to be stacked with other discounts off the rental rate including last minute or off-season discounts. Returning guests may still receive half off the processing fee upon verification of past bookings.
Special offer is only valid at time of booking and may NOT be retroactively added to any existing reservations.

Remember that property owners may choose to join this special at any time at their own discretion, so if the Specials banner was not displayed on the listing for your dates at the time of reservation creation it will not be added at a later date to your booking. 

* Discount applies to select properties only. If you see this banner on the home, it applies. 

Offer expires 06/28/2023 and you must book your vacation between 05/01/2023 and 06/28/2023.


Sleeping Accommodations: Rhys River Valley has three bedrooms, but one additional private sleeping area.
Main Level: 
Master Queen, Queen Room
Lower Level: Master King, Bunk Room with three Twins, Room with Queen Sleeper Sofa

Hike or take a short drive to the river from this popular 2300 sq ft custom log cabin surrounded by 20 acres close to downtown Boone, with pool table, air hockey, outdoor fireplace, central AC, hot tub and kids play area overlooking the valley.

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 streaming abilities, 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. 
Firewood may be added by reaching out to us more than a week in advance. You get two wrapped bundles and a firestarter for $25/night.
***All linens and towels included in home***

Dogs welcome, $25/night each, max of three dogs.


Room Beds Baths Room Features Comments
Master Queen Queen Full Bath
Jetted Tub
Main Level
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.

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  • Central/Mini-Split Air Conditioning
  • Drip coffee maker
  • Fenced Yard
  • Fire Pit
  • Game Table
  • Gas Grill
  • HighDef TV
  • Hot Tub
  • King Bed
  • Large Dogs OK
  • Master on Main Level
  • Mountain View
  • Pet Friendly
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Washer / Dryer
  • WiFi
  • Wood Burning Fireplace


  • Shuffleboard Game Table


  • Deck/Patio Covered
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