tripAdvisor's #1 B&B in Hot Springs RiverDance is a captivating blend of the best in a traditional Vacation Rental and an upscale Bed and Breakfast. As our guests, nestled on a quiet mountainside, 300 feet above the river, you will find your home away from home. Experience the outdoors at its best, day or night, from our Carolina Porch with its barn board fireplace. Relax in front of the massive Arts and Crafts fireplace in the inviting great room, and rest comfortably in your own private suite. Complete your evening with a soak in the hot tub under the stars.
5 on September 02, 2013
It takes a special kind of person to invite you into their home and treat you like family. Dave & Callie not only welcomed my wife and I like we were blood relations, they gave us the run of their homestead as well. I couldn't have been more pleased with our stay, and yes, I would place a return visit high on my bucket list. Did I mention the house and scenery were spectacular? - Paul M. and Marianne F.
4.6 on August 19, 2013
We just spent the most relaxing weekend we've had in some time at River Dance! Dave and Callie have created an incredible Bed & Breakfast with an amazing view! It is so easy to relax as you sit on one of the beautiful porches and admire the view, sit beside the outdoor fireplace and become mesmerized in the flames, soak in the hot tub while looking out over the mountains, rock in one of the rocking chairs while listening to the sounds of nature and the babbling stream below, or simply resting in your room looking out the windows at the incredible scenic view. Callie and Dave frequently checked to make sure we had everything we needed, offered their kitchen and grill for our use, and made great recommendations for activities and restaurants in the area. It was a great place to get away from the business of our everyday lives and still have easy access to Hot Springs, hiking trails and rafting. We can't wait to go back again! Mark & Carla Charlotte
5 on June 25, 2013
Our first visit to RiverDance was for our 35th anniversary! It was phenomenal! We stayed on the lower level in the River Rock Suite. Dave and Callie weren't there, but Callie let me know before we got there, that they may not be. When I text her we were there, she called to make sure everything was ok and asked if we needed anything. They even invited us to go to town with them that night. The whole visit was like that. We felt at home the moment we arrived. Our suite was great, the view from the bedroom and porch was amazing. It was nice having a refrigerator, we ate dinner on the deck/porch the first night, awesome view while dining! The breakfasts were wonderful, if you went away hungry, it was your fault. We did a lot of hiking, so we stayed to ourselves mostly when were were "home", but we look forward to going back and visiting with Dave and Callie some more. This is a great value and I highly recommend it !
5 on June 09, 2013
To say that our stay at RiverDance was enjoyable is truly an understatement. Dave and Callie’s home is more, much more than just a Bed & Breakfast. Surely, as the website pictures reveal, the house is spectacular and the view is phenomenal, but what made the stay so wonderful for us was the warmth of their welcome and the pure pleasure of the time spent with them in Christian fellowship. Without question, we will not only return to enjoy the Spa at Hot Springs, but will do so only when they have room for us in their home.
5 on March 10, 2013
Callie and Dave make you feel like family by welcoming you into their home to share all the amenities. Callie present sumptuous breakfast treats each morning. Choose from fresh fruit, yogurts, granola and a variety of baked goods. The hot tub is awesome and well placed on the property with a great view. Enjoy it at night with a beverage of your choice. You can tell the placement of the tub is well thought out. It is not easy to get a hot tub installed in the side of a mountain. Very ingenious Dave! We stayed in the lower level suite which had plenty of space for the two of us. There is a nice living room with big screen TV, desk, kitchenette with sink, frig. microwave and a toaster oven. This is a great getaway, with a great view and great accommodations. And it’s a Great Value too! Just a great place to kick back, reflect and enjoy life. Jeff & Lee
5 on January 30, 2013
My fiancee and I stayed there last summer while I was 7 months pregnant and we had an amazing time. The B&B was so relaxing and had warm and fuzzy vibes. We woke up to a healthy homemade breakfast and gorgeous view every morning. Callie, her husband and dog were wonderful hosts. We can't wait to go back, this place is a total gem :)
4.6 on November 26, 2012
RiverDance sits high atop a mountain between two small, quaint towns in North Carolina. The rooms and deck look down at the bend of Big Laurel Creek. RiverDance has exceptional views, is peaceful, and is the perfect get-away. I can't wait till Spring to return and spend all my time in front of the fireplace on the deck and just soak in the beauty.
4.2 on October 30, 2012
Used the whole house for a business retreat. Absolutely perfect!
5 on October 16, 2012
We were warmly welcomed to RiverDance. The beds were really comfortable, the rooms were beautiful and the breakfast excellent. Not only that, but the river was amazing for fly fishing. We are definitely planning to return. Callie and Dave are delightful and mailed our forgotten wash bags without hesitation. Excellent.
5 on May 25, 2012
Within minutes of meeting the owners, we felt completely at home. Their Southern Hospitality complemented by a touch of Northern Seasoning made this a perfect selection for our 4 day visit. The views from the house are breathtaking. Photos cannot capture the spell of the mountains and the river below. Mesmerizing tranquility. The location is perfect as a base for exploring the Marshal - Asheville area. The rooms and living spaces are immaculate, amenities plentiful and thoughtfully presented. Breakfast had too many delicious offerings. Calli and Dave were the ultimate gracious hosts. We stayed in the lower level with the most direct access to the parking area. Although the ceilings are not 'lofty' as in the upper levels, it felt very comfy. We did not feel like we were intruding. We had our own home away from home. We look forward to our next visit and will not stay anywhere else. We had avoided B&B's after an unfortunate experience in Europe. RiverDance and the Wellendorfs have proven that private home stays can be a delightful experience with beautiful, peaceful surroundings presented by welcoming, accommodating, gracious hosts.
The River Rocks Suite is a cozy apartment that contains a queen bedroom, and media/sitting room with a dining table and kitchenette. River Rocks has its own private deck to look out over our amazing views and offers convenient access to the parking areas. It can't be beat when you have man's best friend along for your visit. The queen bedroom features an antique bed, views overlooking the Big Laurel and the Pisgah National Forest along with convenient access to your own private deck and the Hot Tub. Open the windows to hear the constant sounds of the Big Laurel below or snuggle up under the duvet for a well deserved rest. If your group is large (or you simply have someone who snores way to loud like recent guests), we can always attach our multipurpose room to the River Rocks Suite. This room is used for a variety of purposes such as Massage, ..., but also features a comfy queen Murphy bed that can easily be lowered when its time for bed.
Nightly Rate: $115 - $115
Hot Springs, Appalachian Trail, river rafting, Countryside, Mountains, Small town
Asheville, NC (AVL) 38 miles
From Asheville take future I26 North to exit 19. Follow the Hot Springs signs onto US 25/70. Continue North on US 25/70 about 20 miles till you go onto NC 208. Take NC 208 North about 1 mile to the entrance of Bear River Lodge. Take the entrance road up the hill and turn right onto the blacktop. Deer Leap is the third road on the left and RiverDance is the second house on the right.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River
Air conditioning, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Microwave
Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Whitewater Rafting
Callie and Dave Wellendorf
Playing with our dog Marley, taking walks, visiting friends and working on RiverDance. Involvement with the community.
Vegetarian , Gluten free on request
Along with delicious granola, locally sourced pastries and many other goodies.