River Refuge on the South Fork

Location: Ashe County Type: Home View: Forest View
3 Sleeping Areas 2 Baths Sleeps 8 Yes
Welcome to our River Refuge on the South Fork!  If you are looking for a convenient, comfortable, kid friendly, quality home that you wouldn’t expect from a short term rental, you are in the right place. 

Less than three hours drive from Raleigh-Durham international airport you will find this wonderful three bedroom, 2,000 square-foot house.  Just a half mile walk from the south fork of the New River and Railroad Grade Road, you can walk or bike to your heart’s content without having to get in your car.  At just 20 minutes to either Boone or West Jefferson and situated on 4 acres of land, you’re close to all the action while feeling a million miles away. 

Relax under the vaulted ceilings in the magnificent great room while you have coffee, read, or enjoy a fire in the wood burning fireplace.  Down the hall is a second full living area, complete with 65 inch smart TV and extra deep sectional for curling up or stretching out. 500 MBPS Wi-Fi is available throughout the house and a desk with two external monitors plus a docking station for easy connectivity makes for easy remote work during an extended stay.

The kitchen comes with the things you wish more short term rentals have: sharp kitchen knives (our knife block has a built in sharpener), French press, drip coffee maker and an electric kettle, matching, clean pots & pans and cutlery - and even a few surprises like an electric waffle maker!

If you’re traveling with kids (or even if you aren’t!) the house is stocked with puzzles, games and kids books. Outside, guests can take a relaxing dip in the brand new hot tub or catch up on your reading while laying in the hammock. With two queen bedrooms plus a third with bunkbeds, a daybed and a trundle (four twin mattresses total), the River Refuge on the South Fork is excellent for a family, pairs of families vacationing together, couples and more. We hope you enjoy the high country!

Nearby must see attractions include:
Ashe County Cheese - see cheese being made and enjoy delicious ice cream! (18 minutes away!)
Molly Chomper Cidery (35 minutes away!)
Ashe County Farmers Market every Saturday from 8am to 1pm from April to October!
Mount Jefferson State Park - great place for family photos. Stunning views! (22 minutes away!)
Grayson Highlands State Park - Excellent hiking with scenic views, more than 5,000 feet in elevation. See wild horses! (55 minutes away!)
Old Barn Winery - Live music, food trucks, perfect atmosphere! (15 minutes away!)
Saloon Studios - Experience a 19th century Western town replica including an 1860s style saloon offering live music, festivals, Civil War presentations, gunfights, and much more! (17 minutes away!)
Enjoy a sunny day on the New River using Zaloo's Canoes, Kayaks, and Tubes. Public put-in locations are nearby, as well for those bringing their own kayaks! 

Additional Notes:
- Repeat guests returning to River Refuge can receive a 10% discount.
- All BRMR homes offer well stocked kitchens with all utensils needed to cook meals. There is also a "starter set" of paper products at the house: a roll of toilet paper per bath, a couple garbage bags, a small vial of dishwashing liquid, a few tablets of dishwasher detergent, some laundry pods, a roll of paper towels, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and some makeup remover cloths. There are enough of these items for one night, or maybe two. 
- Firewood may be purchased at the time of booking or with a week's notice. You receive two wrapped, kiln-dried bundles and a firestarter for $25 plus tax.
- Towels and linens will be provided for you.
- This property is pet friendly with a limit of 2 dogs. Dogs must be kept leashed due to the neighboring horse farm.
- AWD or 4WD vehicles are required during winter months. The main road leading to this home is paved and very easy to access!
- Paved parking space for up to 4 vehicles 

CANCELLATION POLICY - Bookings canceled 60+ days before arrival will receive a refund of the deposit. Bookings canceled between 31-59 days before arrival will receive a refund of half of the deposit. Bookings canceled within 30 days of arrival are not entitled to a refund unless the reservation dates are rebooked to another guest. All bookings are subject to a $50 cancellation fee.
Room Beds Baths Room Features Comments
Master Bedroom Queen Shower
Full Bath - Attached
Main Level
Bedroom 2 Bunk Bed
Twin Trundle
Shared Bath
Full Bath - In hallway
Main Level
Bedroom 3 Queen Shared Bath
Full Bath - In hallway
Main Level

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
  • Fire Pit
  • Gas Grill
  • HighDef TV
  • Hot Tub
  • Large Dogs OK
  • Pet Friendly
  • Primary Bedroom on Main Level
  • River/Creek/Pond
  • Walk to Water
  • Washer / Dryer
  • WiFi
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
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