Reviews of River Magic.

  • Micael J.

    Breathtaking! Ultimate relaxation from the moment your eyes meet the views!

    There are no words to describe just how incredible River Magic truly is. When we stepped on the porch and walked slowly towards the back railing, our breath was taken away. The sounds of the river helped you escape into ultimate relaxation. The inside of the home is spectacular. The owners have thought of everything. Each detail well thought out and with the guest in mind.

    Everything was well stocked and what a nice surprise to find plush robes and slippers in the bedroom to enjoy by the hot tub! We enjoyed cooking meals and preparing snacks in the kitchen, playing board games by the fire, reading in the lounge chair and especially soaking in the hot tub! Don’t think twice – schedule your home away from home – now! We plan to go back and can’t wait to return!

  • Pete F.

    OUTSTANDING vacation rental and views

    I cannot think of the last time I gave a vacation rental or hotel 5 stars and I travel frequently for business. I was so moved by the experience of this getaway that even though my wife already posted a review I felt the need to add my own.

    We are very particular and have extremely high standards for cleanliness, location, amenities, and functional design. My wife and I have designed and built a number of custom homes and are acutely sensitive to design details. This rental was over the top and I could think of very few things I would have done differently if I had built this place myself.

    We spent a lot of time admiring the view down the river from both the upper and lower decks. Amazing, peaceful view. Skip the restaurants. You’ll want to stay “home” and eat out on the upper deck as the sun goes down. No restaurant in town can compete with this view and experience.

    We dined at the Iron Horse the first night, the Mountain Magnolia Inn the second night, and stayed at the cabin and had steaks, veggies and wine the third night. That third night was the best by far (due more to the view than my grill skills). The interior of this spacious cabin was impeccable and the wood floors, walls, and ceilings gave off a wonderful smell of wood from which it is all constructed.

    Everything was solid, tight, well-built. Very peaceful, well-decorated and stocked, excellent location, great/comfortable furnishings. And yes, very romantic and very private on the backside of the cabin facing the river view. I didn’t think about my corporate job for one moment that weekend. Perfect weekend getaway.

  • Katherine H.

    Unmatched Beauty

    My husband and I celebrated our 10th anniversary here and were swept away from the moment we arrived. The view from River Magic is unmatched and the cabin is just lovely, and is very clean. The beautiful kitchen has everything you need for cooking.

    We spent our honeymoon in Hot Springs so it was a real gift to relive some of those memories as we enjoyed a glass of wine while overlooking the French Broad from the deck of the River Magic.

    We will be back and highly recommend this cabin to anyone needing to pull away to take a moment to refresh and relax.

  • Chris W.

    Could not have been better!

    We had been looking forward to spending Christmas in a beautiful, romantic setting and we could not have been in a better place than River Magic! From the moment we walked in we loved this place. The photos are very true to life and in fact, it is even better in person. The decor is perfect and the view amazing. It had been quite rainy so the river was very full and the sound was just as lulling as being by the ocean.

    Our host had done some holiday decorating which enhanced the beauty of the big stone fireplace and the decks. We brought lots of food and cooked every meal in the well-equipped kitchen. We did not have a chance to use the hot tub. But the deck was fantastic. We enjoyed sitting out there pondering the view with a glass of wine

    . We also went into town and enjoyed meandering through the local hardware/general store. The cabin is very quiet with only one nearby house that you hardly notice. The driveway is a little steep but we had no problem navigating it in our SUV. Booking and making arrangements were easy and the host was great about accommodating the changes to our schedule. She was kind enough to text that we could arrive a little early although we had not left early enough to do so.

    I can’t say enough about this beautiful cabin and highly recommend it for couples.

  • Valerie F.

    Paradise Nestled Into The Mountainside

    We can’t possibly write a review that could clearly express how much we absolutely loved this amazing cabin and the week we spent there on our honeymoon.

    Privacy ? You got it – there is only one nearby property within view only seen from the front side of the house. The entire time we were there a pickup truck was parked the driveway that we never saw moved. We only passed a vehicle on the very secluded road on the way up to the cabin once during the entire week.

    View from the Cabin? Holy Cow – the first thing you notice when you walk up the steps to the deck is the jaw dropping view. It’s so incredibly beautiful you find yourself looking for the fake backdrop…it is absolutely unreal and every morning when you wake up and step out of your bedroom door you see that.The photographs truly can not do that justice.

    Luxury? Check – From the fully equipped – everything you need to make a great meal at home, Chef’s kitchen…to the very well decorated, cozy, comfy but beautiful decor…. and the smell of that amazing wood. You will find everything you need here plus a few very thoughtful extras, like hangers in the closet, laundry detergent for the front loading washing machine and dryer sheets, makeup remover wipes & q-tips in the master bath, bug spray in the bathroom, a first aid kit ….etc.

    Things to do? Check – even if you never left the cabin – it comes equipped with several DVD’s, book, and even a couple of board games. You also have satellite WIFI which works well as long as only one person is on at a time – it can be spotty if the weather is bad or more than one person is using it which is understandable in this location where our cell phone service was very spotty. We certainly appreciated what we had and it was more than enough for us to use the internet for what we needed….which of course was posting photos of our amazing honeymoon on Facebook 😉

    Restaurants? Check – the cabin actually looks down into the town of Hot Springs which had enough restaurants there We were able to have a unique meal whenever we desired. If you would rather cook for yourself there is both a small grocery store and a dollar general with some staple items.

    Forget Something? – The Dollar General is handy for that stuff and if you need hiking gear there is an awesome outdoor outfitter in town as well.

    Shopping? There is some limited shopping in town – we found some good postcards and a very unique hand made pair of earrings.


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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Weekly
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2 night minimum stay
$185 $195 $1,135
3 night minimum stay
$205 n/a $1,235
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