Scenic Mills River Apartment < 20 Mi to Asheville

Property ID: 355964Mills RiverNCUS
Sleeps 63 BR1 BA
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Spend your mornings sipping coffee in the gorgeous garden and your nights roasting s'mores over the fire pit. At this 3-bedroom, 1-bath Mills River vacation rental, nestled in the French Broad River Valley, relaxation will come easily and comfort is abounding. Enjoy the apartment's homey furnishings, outdoor entertainment space, and fenced-in yard, perfect for your furry friend. This is the ideal home base as you discover waterfalls, explore Pisgah National Forest, and site hop in Asheville.


  • Private Hot Tub
  • Essentials
  • Kitchen
  • Pets Allowed
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Central Heating
  • Central Air Conditioning


Location Details

EXPLORE NATURE: Pisgah National Forest (1.4 miles), Mills River Park (1.5 miles), Westfeldt Park (4.0 miles), Lake Julian Park (9.0 miles), Jump Off Rock (11.3 miles), DuPont State Recreational Forest (16.9 miles), Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower (25.4 miles)

WATERFALLS: Laughing Falls (11.5 miles), Looking Glass Falls (16.9 miles), Hooker Falls (17.6 miles), Triple Falls (17.6 miles), Sliding Rock (19.0 miles), High Falls (19.2 miles), Raven Cliff Falls (25.7 miles)

FAMILY FRIENDLY: Western North Carolina Nature Center (4.3 miles), Elijah Mountain Gem Mine (7.3 miles), The North Carolina Arboretum (8.9 miles)

ASHEVILLE: Biltmore (15.9 miles), Asheville Pinball Museum (17.8 miles), Botanical Gardens at Asheville (19.3 miles), Folk Art Center (29.3 miles)

GREENVILLE: Paris Mountain State Park (47.2 miles), The Children's Museum of the Upstate (50.5 miles), Falls Park on the Reedy (51.2 miles), Greenville Zoo (52.2 miles)

AIRPORT: Asheville Regional Airport (5.1 miles)


70 reviews
  • Nice spot outside of Asheville


    Overall we (family of four + a dog) had a good stay here. The owner met us when we arrived and she was very nice. The location is great; close to a couple of good breweries and good food and a pretty easy drive into Asheville. Also 15-30 minutes to decent trails and waterfalls. The fenced in yard was great for the pup and the space is comfortable enough. The only thing we really didn't like was that we know someone was in the apartment while we were gone; a sweatshirt was left on the couch and the tv was on a different channel than when we left. No concerns beyond that, but that made us a bit uncomfortable.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published April 10, 2024
  • Never had an experience quite like this one!


    When we arrived, everything looked great. The owner came immediately and introduced herself to us. She explained the area and was very kind. Once we started unpacking, we were a little shocked at some of the things we found. The hot tub was full of hair clumps and debris. There were used panties laying outside the hot tub. We weren't able to use the firepit at all, as it had been piled full (a mountain) of green briars. Once back inside for the night, I went to prepare dinner, I found black olives and debris in the sink drain and moldy coffee grounds in the coffee filter. Then, I went to dry the hot tub towels, so we could reuse them, I found unfinished laundry in both the washer and the dryer. I have pictures of all of this to prove this is exactly how I found the property and would be glad to submit them. On the last day of our stay, my son pooped in the toilet and it wouldn't flush. Owner had a plumber come out and found a toilet paper roll flushed down the toilet. She tried to get us to pay for the plumber, even though the only roll of toilet paper we touched was still in the bathroom and wasn't empty. She was extremely rude and was adamant that we leave at 9am on the date of check-out when our reservation wasn't up until 11am.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published March 21, 2024
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Jessica, we take guest feedback seriously and passed your comments on to the homeowner who would like to share the following:
    - Thank you for sharing your concerns regarding your recent stay. We take all feedback seriously and strive to address any issues to ensure a positive experience for our guests.
    Upon reviewing your comments, we would like to provide some clarification:
    - We were not aware of any coffee grounds in the coffee filter. However, we take cleanliness seriously, and any oversights will be addressed promptly.
    - We understand your concern regarding the discovery of women's underwear near the hot tub. However, we assure you that they were not present during our pre-stay inspection, so we were perplexed by this comment. Our priority is to maintain a clean and comfortable environment for our guests.
    - The condition of the hot tub after your first night's use was unexpected. It is important to note that the surrounding area had been seeded, and during your use of the hot tub you placed the cover on the seeded surface. This caused debris to get into the hot tub when recovered. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Our records show that the hot tub was not scheduled for draining for another month, but due to the situation, we had to drain it early and incur additional expenses for its maintenance.
    - We regret the inconvenience caused by the clogged toilet on the morning of your departure. Our immediate concern was to resolve the issue to maintain hygiene standards. We apologize if our communication came across as abrupt, as our priority was to address the situation promptly.
    We do all we can to make the best possible stay, and we look forward to this property hosting many satisfied guests.

  • Garden Getaway


    Stayed for 3 nights to check out State parks in the area. Visited Table Rock, DuPont, and Chimney Rock. All were beautiful and had great trails to hike with our Labradoodle.

    The apartment was a great location and very quiet. The yard was like a giant garden (even in February) and totally fenced in, making it perfect for our dog.

    We enjoyed the hot tub each evening after a day of hiking. The apartment itself was very comfortable and met all our needs.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published February 24, 2024
  • Very easy to access and extremely comfortable!


    We visited family in the area. Great location, beautifully furnished and super easy to access, no steps! We will be staying again, Kathy is a lovely hostess. The apartment and fenced in yard are spacious and made for families snd their fur babies. Thank you, Kathy. Wevare looking forward to staying with you again, very soon.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published January 11, 2024
  • We keep coming back


    Kathy continues to deliver on cleanliness and ease of stay! We’ve stayed at this location multiple times now. You can go anywhere or do anything from here. I don’t know what brings us back the most: awesome property owner, the location, the fire pit, the hot-tub, the awesome king bed (so comfortable!), the fact that we can bring our Boykin spaniel, or the Amazing Pizza Company (yes, it’s actually called that!) and brewing companies just down the road (literally).

    This is our home away from home in Mills River. Period.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published October 30, 2023
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