Quiet Riverfront Escape with Deck & Fly Fishing!

Sleeps 63 BR3.5 BA


Looking for a secluded escape with outdoor adventure around every corner? Here at this 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom vacation rental nestled among the trees in Sapphire, you are sure to find just that! The spacious home is perched looking over the Horsepasture River, featuring 3 decks that are tastefully furnished and allow you to soak up the stunning scenery. After a long day of exploring nearby waterfalls and national forests, return home to get cozy by the fireplace and enjoy a movie night in!


  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Essentials
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Community Pool
  • Deck
  • Central Heating
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Washer
  • Kitchen


Location Details

GET OUTSIDE: Whisper Lake - swimming (walking distance), Fairfield Lake - kayaking & swimming (3.8 miles), Sapphire Valley Resort - golfing, lake access, skiing, tubing, swimming pools, and various other amenities (4.1 miles), Gorges State Park (6.1 miles), Lake Toxaway (8.3 miles), Southern Highlands Reserve (11.0 miles), Whitewater Equestrian Center (11.6 miles), Lake Glenville (13.5 miles)

HIKES + WATERFALLS: Panthertown Valley Trail & School House Falls (6.0 miles), Rainbow Falls & Turtleback Falls (6.8 miles), High Falls Trail Head (8.8 miles), Wilderness Falls (10.6 miles), Silver Run Falls Trailhead (11.0 miles), Frolictown Falls (11.3 miles), Whiteside Mountain Trail (12.1 miles), Whitewater Falls (13.3 miles), Pisgah National Forest & Looking Glass Falls (32.0 miles), DuPont State Forest (30.0 miles)

ATTRACTIONS: Whiteside Brewing Company (7.1 miles), Village of Cashiers - dining & shopping (7 miles), Highlands - dining & shopping (17 miles), Brevard - dining, shopping & music (23 miles), Biltmore Estate (57.0 miles), Asheville - dining & shopping (57.6 miles)

AIRPORT: Asheville Regional Airport (42.5 miles)


13 reviews
  • Even Better Than Expected


    This was a rare occasion where our entire group felt that this property was even nicer than the pictures portrayed. Beautiful home and setting! We loved watching and listening to the river. Everything we needed or wanted was provided. Would definitely stay again!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Ward T.
    Published March 8, 2022
  • Beautiful home and property. Stocked with all your needs. Property manager was great.


    Did not want to leave.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Robin M.
    Published November 22, 2021
  • Mountain haven


    River Ridge Retreat was perfect in every way! The location was ideal for driving to the nearest towns of Sapphire and Cashiers, and Highlands and Brevard were within easy driving distance. Seeing gorgeous mountain vistas and waterfalls from this location was very easy.The house is in a stunning woodland setting with views from every window of the rushing river below. This home is beautifully decorated with interesting art pieces and is equipped with every amenity one could possibly want. The lovely kitchen has every piece of culinary equpment available, with a great breakfast bar. Having 3 separate bed/bath suites would be very convenient for families or groups traveling together.We enjoyed the screened porch and deck, both with fabulous views of the woods and river. Good wifi, TV streaming channels, and good cell service were very helpful. The beds were very comfortable with good quality bedding, and the bathrooms were well equipped with toiletries and fluffy towels, like a luxury hotel.We felt very safe with the keyless door locks, and very friendly, welcoming communication from both the local assistant as well as the owner was an unexpected pleasure. Help with a minor repair issue was very swift, and lovely welcome basket of goodies was a delightful surprise! We felt quite pampered here and would highly recommend this superb and spotless property. We hope to come back soon!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Donna W.
    Published October 26, 2021
  • Outstanding !


    What a wonderful and truly zen experience to listen to the Horsepasture River from the decks. The owners have spared no expense to deliver a tastefully and beautifully decorated home. We have booked many vacation homes but River Ridge Retreat surpasses them all. Centrally situated for trips to Cashiers, Dillsboro and even the Blue Ridge Parkway makes this home a perfect base to explore. Christy is an attentive rental liaison who was available for any questions - thanks Christy. The welcome basket was a pleasant surprise indeed. Many thanks for sharing this amazing home.

    Published October 25, 2021
  • Ready to return!


    Comfortable home away from home. We loved the outdoor spaces and opening the windows to let in the cool fall air. The basket of throw blankets near the fire place was a nice touch. The suggestions for hikes were appreciated. The location is excellent - close to good hiking, shopping, the rec center at Sapphire Valley resort, etc - and the property Itself has room to explore and play outside. We trekked down to the river multiple times each day. We also enjoyed the kayaks at Fairfield Lake. This is a great home for a multi-generational trip.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Helen P.
    Published October 20, 2021
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