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River House

Grassy Creek, NC 28631 USA (Show map)
3 Reviews
$125 - $195
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Much, much more than a Bed and Breakfast, River House is a full-service inn on the North Fork of the New River, near West Jefferson and not far from Boone. Located in the northwest corner of North Carolina four miles south of VA Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, we are far from the bustle of everyday life. There's a mile of riverfront for strolling, wading, tubing, canoeing and fishing. Brown trout and rainbows abound. Walking trails wind through 170 acres. Our uniquely decorated guestrooms are converted farm buildings and feature king-size beds, private bathrooms, Jacuzzis, art, books and country antiques. Awake each morning to coffee at your door followed by breakfast in the main house. For dinner, our restaurant offers exquisite regional cuisine, an international wine list, and a full-service bar with all ABC permits. For on property outdoor adventure we have nine kayaks, two canoes, six tubes and for the land lovers eight miles of hiking trails right out the back door. Visit nearby sites such as New River State Park, Grayson Highlands, Mt. Jefferson and Stone Mountain. Drive the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. Bike the popular Creeper Trail. Ride horseback at Burnt Hill Stables. Play golf at Mountain Aire Golf Course. Shop for antiques, art and pottery. One of the most popular things to do is absolutely nothing! Relax in a rocking chair on the front porch overlooking the river, visit with other guests, and stroll around the property. River House is ideal for a romantic stay. In fact, you can even get married here! Come to one of many special culinary evenings. Our Sunday afternoon salons, featured on UNC-TV, showcase a wide variety of musicians and other artists from near and far.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service5
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining5

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When can we go back?!?!

4.8 on March 18, 2012

The River House is fabulous! Lovely, calming and classy! We loved our visit - our room was great, the art was beautiful and the breakfast was fantastic! Hours can tick away when you sit in the rocking chairs on the front porch watching the river go by! I was impressed with how clean our room was! Worth the journey!

Perfect 30th wedding anniversary stay

5 on August 30, 2010

The Nayar House was perfect for us. Enjoyed a 4 hour kayak paddle down the New River, the Sunday Salon was a wonderful experience. The staff treated you like family. Atmosphere was casual elegance.

Unexpected Surprise

4.6 on November 17, 2008

The River House is an unexpected surprise in the mountains of NC. With the New River flowing beside you and the charm of the restored property, you leave feeling like you were a very special guest. If you are going to get away from the paces of everyday life, this is the place for you. Best time to visit would be in the spring if you are looking for an active get-a-way as they offer canoeing trips and the property is filled with amazing wildlife and scenic beauty for hiking and picnics. But anytime you go, you will leave feeling refreshed and relaxed. The staff and owners make you feel quite at home. When you arrive and are greeted by Paula with a warm southern welcome and are taken care of by Sherman in his hopes to make your stay a delightful one, you feel like you have known them all your life. The air is thick with history and a well kept landscape invites you to explore. The dinner served is impecable and the breakfast is a welcome way to start the day. The room we stayed in was wonderful and the tub was a nice way to unwind and relax with the complimentary bottle of champagne. I think this was a wonderful get-a-way for our anniversary.

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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Blue Ridge Parkway, Stone Mountain, Grayson Highlands State Park, New River State Park, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Country Inn

On-site amenities

Internet Service, Wi-Fi , 9 kayaks with transport up river, 2 canoes/six tubes, wireless access in some rooms and the entire house, Wireless access on the front porch and library, eight miles of hiking trails out the back door

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library

On-site activities

Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Sight-seeing

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  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: None. Credit card number required and charged at checkout.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation Policy is 24 prior.



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  • Serving Location: Dining Room

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1896 Old Field Creek Road , Grassy Creek, NC 28631 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $60 gift card with a $300+ purchase