5 on September 05, 2016
If you are looking for one of the most beautiful BnBs in the Smokies/Blue Ridge, and for fantastic and amazing service, hard to beat River Dance. Callie and Dave are just the tip of the iceberg, but they certainly are the most amazing hosts you could ever imagine. The House is at the top of ridge, and the views are forever. The rooms are amazing, as is the company. The real bonus is how cool Hot Springs and the rest of Madison County is. Super interesting, particularly since I know nothing at all about it. You would be hard pressed to find a better experience. River Dance was an exceptional experience.
I think there are several things people enjoy about a RiverDance experience. The views, all the outdoor adventure the area has to offer, and a house that is both comfortable and inviting. We really do thoroughly enjoy interacting with our guests, and strive to give a great Bed and Breakfast experience. Thanks so much for choosing RiverDance, and helping to get the word out about your positive experience. Look forward to your return.
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.
5 on May 12, 2012
We loved our stay at Riverdance! Not a typical bed and breakfast since you have some private living space to hang out in. The common areas are wonderful and the view is incredible! We slept with the windows open and the sounds of the Laurel River lulled you to sleep. It is in a great location. We were just 40 minutes from Asheville and the drive down was so pretty. Hot Springs was not that exciting until Callie and Dave (the owners) started telling us about the history of the area. Once you learn a little about Hot Springs you get drawn back into time and into the area. VERY interesting history. Blue Ridge Parkway is close by. Such a pretty area to pack a picnic lunch and just drive around. We left feeling like we had made lifetime friends and can't wait to go back. The review wouldn't be complete without giving a shout out to Midge (their dog). She added to the enjoyment!
4.6 on April 30, 2012
Room and innkeeper were fantastic!!! Would recommend a little more for breakfast, but was sufficient enough! Beautiful place with a great view! Will definitely be back again!!!
4.8 on March 21, 2012
We stayed at RiverDance for two nights at the end of February-- wish we could have stayed for a week longer! My boyfriend and I spent our days hiking and exploring and our evenings relaxing in the hot tub. Callie and Dave were very welcoming and took their time to get to know us. We really enjoyed the personal touch and seeing Callie every morning for breakfast. Reasons we loved RiverDance: -Our dog could stay with us! -Absolutely beautiful and clean home -Hot tub with stunning views -Beautiful outdoor living space complete with a fireplace -Knowledgeable hosts with many recommendations for hiking, dining, and other adventures -In-home massage available (traveling massage therapist) -Relaxing with the windows and doors open -The view from the decks My boyfriend and I would love to invite a few of our family members to join us for a week at RiverDance. We are hoping for sometime this autumn!
5 on March 16, 2012
My fiance and I stayed at Riverdance for two nights and were blown away by the entire experience. Neither of us had stayed at a B&B and did not know what to expect. First off, Callie and Dave were perfect hosts; very friendly and inviting. Their home is amazing; with decks on every level giving way to beautiful views of the mountains and the river down below. It is very open and airy but still maintains a very cozy and private feel. Whether you want to check out the shops in the local area, plan a hike on the Appalachian Trail, or just stay in and relax at the house, Riverdance is the place to go. We could not have asked for a better weekend. We will definately be going back!
4.8 on February 13, 2012
We were not disappointed when we arrived to RiverDance! It was all that we had hoped for and could not have had a nicer stay. We were very warmly received by Callie and Dave and by the time we left, we felt as though we had known them forever! We stayed in the downstairs level and enjoyed plenty of space that was very clean, comfortable and cozy. Our girls loved the hot tub on the deck which was the highlight of their stay. The views were gorgeous and to be honest, it was hard to leave!
5 on November 25, 2011
We experienced the peak of the Fall color in NC here and it was delightful. The hosts made us feel at home and we enjoyed our mornings with them at breakfast. Our dog, Zoe, also was welcomed and had fun playing with their girl, Midge. We were able to make day trips to Asheville, Gatlinburg and hiked to see the amazing waterfalls in the area. Definitely will be returning soon!
5 on September 21, 2011
A great place to stay – up in the mountains of NC; rooms private and spacious; hosts helpful, accommodating, and well-informed; the views breathtaking. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this is the place to come. We highly recommend this wonderful establishment – try it and see for yourself!
4.6 on September 04, 2011
Callie and Dave have an awesome set-up with the most amazing view of God' glory. The hospitality was real...you know that genuine stuff..personable and caring. If you were on the bottom or third floors and you did not want to access the common areas, you did not have too. You could enter and exit without even being seen. We were given their master suite b/c they were booked and it was great! If you have AT&T, it will not work. We wil definitely return with the family! Awesome experience!
4.8 on September 01, 2011
River Dance is AWESOME! We loved the views. The property itself is at the top of a residential neighborhood, but you really feel like you are in the mountains. The house is magnificent and the rooms are immaculate, private, spacious and very comfortable with all conveniences of home if only your home was in such a magnificent location. The owners, Dave and Callie are very accommodating, providing perfect directions and helpful information and suggestions for exploring the towns and trails in western North Carolina. The location is close to restaurants and shopping as well as downtown Asheville and the local attractions. Callie is wonderful to work with and makes you feel so welcome. The hosts even provided a basket filled with yummy snacks to enjoy while there. From making the reservations to checking out, everything went smoothly. They were extremely prompt and thorough in all their communications and were wonderful "hosts" - I wish a typical hotel had half their thoughtfulness and attention to detail! We were impressed with the care and attention that Dave and Callie had taken to see that we had everything we needed to make our stay perfect. We felt pampered and welcomed, and I do not hesitate to recommend their accommodations to everyone. Thank you, Callie for everything.
4.8 on August 16, 2011
A great place to get comfortable with nature's beauty all around. A gorgeous view of the stream beneath...witness the misty clouds appear and then disappear in the near mountains from your bedroom window or the beautiful deck. Hosts Callie and Dave Wellendorf are most personable and, like others that have submitted their reviews said...it's like you have known them all your life. A perfect get-away with all the amenities of home. You'll not be disappointed!
5 on July 23, 2011
The accommodations are first rate (the bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in) and Dave and Callie are great hosts. the River Rock suite includes a bedroom, very large living room and huge bathroom. And the view from your own deck is absolutely amazing. Great hiking and biking is right down the road.
5 on July 05, 2011
When my husband found River Dance online, I just knew it was where we had to go for our getaway weekend together. Callie and Dave were amazing, welcoming us into their home like they had known us for years. From the moment we walked in, we felt like we belonged there. The lodge itself is amazing - timber built and majestic, yet warm and cozy at the same time. Our room was refreshing and beautiful, and had a sitting area with huge windows overlooking the mountains. Each morning when we woke up, the mountains were the first thing we saw, it was glorious. The garden tub/spa in our bathroom was so relaxing. The back deck was our favorite place to be - sitting in the large rockers, high on the mountain, overlooking the river below. The sound of the rushing river was so soothing, and we could have sat there for hours listening to it. Breakfast was wonderful, with a variety of foods - including chocolate scones the first morning, and decadent cinnamon buns the next. Callie and Dave payed such attention to detail, and they made our stay very personal. Callie even had special local chocolates waiting for us on our pillow when we returned home from hiking on Saturday evening. We enjoyed talking with Callie and Dave, and they were great about giving us privacy too. River Dance is the complete package - location, view, hosts, room and atmosphere, we will definitely be returning!
4.8 on May 31, 2011
My friends and I stayed at Riverdance for our "Girls Weekend." This was a great experience. Our hosts, Callie and Dave couldn't have been more accommodating. Riverdance is a respite. The views are fantastic. We loved our suite of rooms. If you are in western North Carolina, don't miss this B&B - we have great memories. Noel from Illinois
4.6 on May 11, 2011
If you want a real bed and breakfast experience, lots of ample space within a new home and one of the best views ever, this is the place for you. As someone else said photos can't do this place justice as you are surrounded by pristine mountains and a river below adding to the scenery and sound. The area lends itself to all sorts of activities. Close at hand you have hiking, horse riding and the great little (traditional and friendly) town of Hot Springs with some decent restaurants and the hot-spring baths. If you are not so adventurous, well there are great driving routes through the smokey mountains and the blue ridge parkway. But RiverDance is ideal to relax with its views, space, hot-tub and very gracious hosts that provide great guidance on things to do in the area and make you feel very welcomed into their wonderful household. Great variety of healthy items for breakfast and kitchen facilities very much appreciated on a long road trip. Would definitely recommend as fantastic place to stay in comfortable surroundings for an extended period of time in a part of the US that has a lot to offer. Great amenities and excellent sleep as quiet and beds great too. Car essential though for getting around.
5 on May 09, 2011
My husband and I just spent our anniversary weekend there...the owners were not there, but they had a wonderful hostess (Ann Marie) substituting. She did a fantastic job. We felt welcomed and at home the minute we pulled in the parking lot. I couldn't believe how quiet and peaceful it was. Exceptionally clean. Honestly the best value I have ever experienced for a room. They even welcomed our dog and did not charge extra, which is hard to find. The hot tub was very clean and perfect temperature. The view from the patio is amazing! Breakfast was outstanding...Simple, yet thoughtful and delicious. Yummy coffee, which i enjoyed on their spacious patio. We are already planning our next trip back there. Thanks!!!
5 on May 01, 2011
Riverdance is exceptional and its hosts Callie and Dave were wonderful! It has the feel of an upscale B&B with the homey comfort of a favorite cabin in the woods. Myself and two friends stayed at Riverdance during a recent AT hike. Callie and Dave were helpful, kind, and entertaining—from helping with direction, making sure we were comfortable, and shuttling us to trail heads. Riverdance is clean, well-maintained, and comfortable with breathtaking views!
5 on April 22, 2011
From the moment we arrived we were awestruck by the gorgeous view from the home's back balcony. Photos just do not do it justice. The hosts and owners of the home, along with their wonderful dog, Midge, were also so warm and inviting. They graciously assisted us with directions, suggestions, brochures, and area maps. This home is a beautiful piece of artwork in itself, perched upon a scenic hillside with views that are breathtaking. We decided upon RiverDance because we wanted to hike nearby Max Patch Mountain. This turned out to be the perfect choice for our daytime hikes. The location of the home is very private, yet just a short drive back down the mountain to Hot Springs and a number of trail heads. The breakfast of fruits, scones, cereals, breads, and juices was also wonderful. We were even given a gift basket with treats for our hike! At one point my husband asked me if I was sure that the amount we were paying per night was accurate, because it seemed like such an incredible deal! We were pleasantly surprised all around and plan to return again soon.
5 on April 21, 2011
This is truly the best value out there! The Innkeepers Callie and Dave a wonderful and the house is just gorgeous. Perfect blend of privacy and hospitality, the rooms/suites are just amazing. We loved our stay and will recommend it to everyone!
4.8 on April 17, 2011
RiverDance is a great option for lodging in Western North Carolina. We would recommend it to anyone looking at vacationing in the area. The rooms are beautiful as is the whole house. And the view is incomparable. The house itself offers a very quiet and private setting. Hosts Callie and Dave (and Midge) are experts at making guests welcome in their home. Their hospitality is second to none! There is a comfortable, welcoming feeling at RiverDance. We loved having use of the full kitchen, making it possible to prepare and serve a family dinner. You can have as much privacy or as much interaction as you desire. It is a great place to stay with kids, and the housing arrangements would make it a perfect place for a family reunion. Callie and Dave are great at offering help and suggestions as to what to do and see in the area. The only thing I regretted about our stay at RiverDance was that we couldn’t have stayed longer!
4.0 on February 18, 2011
Dave and Callie, the InnKeepers at RiverDance were so accomodating when we asked if we could get married at their B&B. They provided us with a minister and Midge their dog was our "flower girl". We had a wonderful time and have a lifetime of memories that we will always cherish. We felt completely at home with our new friends and would highly recommend this getaway for all. The views are spectacular and the atmosphere perfect! Marc & Vicki
5 on February 14, 2011
This was my first time staying in a bed and breakfast, and let me tell you, it was magnificent!!! The couple that owns it, make such great hosts! We felt so relaxed and at home! And who could pass up the view they have! They have THE best view in the entire housing community!!! It over looks a river, that you can hear so well, which I love that! Beautiful place, very comfortable beds, hot tub on the back deck with the view of the river...what more could you ask for!!! We WILL be visiting again!
5 on February 13, 2011
Breathless, enchanting, comforting, frienship, etc... These are all of the things you will experience when visiting Callie and Dave at their fabulous home, RiverDance.Nesteld away in the mountains and overlooking the horseshoe flow of the Laural River! This view can be captured from both of the decks of RiverDance. Both decks are adorned with rocking chairs and sitting areas, the 2nd level deck also includes an outside fireplace with patio seeting and gas grill in which my husband and I can not wait to take advantage of the next time we visit! My husband and I first found RiverDance when deciding on a place to spend our 9th Anniversary. Let me just tell you, this place is fabulous! We loved RiverDance so much that we decided to make reservations and stay two weeks later! We were greeted by Callie, Dave, and their dog Midge upon our arrival. We instantly felt like close friends or relatives. Callie set up private massages for both myself and my husband. After our massages, we fixed ourselves dinner and sat by the living room fireplace. We later retreated to our downstairs guest space (yes, it was like having our own guest house including a luxurious bedroom, bathroom, living room w/ big screen tv, private deck and hot tub). When morning arrived, we were awakened by the beautiful sun beaming through the windows. We went upstairs to be greeted by Callie, Dave, and Midge along with a fabulous array of breakfast items. So much to choose from. Not to mention the extraordinary hosts that occompanied us. A new friendship was built as we chatted all morning about our lives, and the ventures that Callie and Dave have taken and been through. Our visits have been enlightening and we have truly felt like we were close friends stopping in for a weekend visit. My husband and I truly love Callie and Dave's place and would recommend anyone wanting to get away for the weekend or even a night to look up RiverDance, and make reservations to stay! I promise you won't regret it!
5 on February 10, 2011
What a wonderful getaway location! Secluded enough for privacy, but close enough to enjoy all the hot spots and "city" conveniences. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in the Hot Springs, NC area!
4.2 on February 06, 2011
Callie was a wonderful host. She went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable in their home. We took the trip up to Marshall with another couple to cut down our Christmas tree. Callie recommended some places for trees and dinner. The house is in a great location.
4.4 on January 22, 2011
My family really enjoyed our stay at Riverdance. The mixture of vacation rental and Bed and Breakfast is a great combo. We had the opportunity to visit with Callie and Dave, two wonderful people (as well as some great new friends we met there too)over a dinner all of the guest worked together (with prior planning) to prepare. We got to know Midge the Boxer/Beagle and enjoy a restful time with spectacular views. We have stayed in many bed and breakfasts, and we would rank the unique experience that Riverdance offers as one of the best.
4.6 on January 03, 2011
Callie and Dave's home is perfect for a secluded getaway for a couple or as a group of friends. We fit 10 people in there for a weekend and it was a squeeze but worth it. Their home is cozy, clean, and gives you the cabin feel. The nearest grocery store is about 20 minutes with not much of anything between. Callie and Dave are a very sweet and accommodating couple. We were a rather large and loud group of young adults and Callie and Dave were just fine with whatever we wanted to do during the day and night. They were very caring and wonderful to talk to. They made us feel like their home was our home for the weekend and we were free to do as we please. The rooms were spacious and beds were comfy. You can get to Asheville in 40-45 min or so. Overall, it was a great time!
5 on January 03, 2011
Callie and Dave were amazing hosts, the house was beautiful, the view was amazing, breakfast was so good, and the coffee was PHEnomenal!!
4.4 on November 25, 2010
After finding RiverDance online from searching the Hot Springs area accomodations, I knew we had to stay there. We are so glad we did! The Owners, Callie and Dave Wellendorf, were very accomodating and were just like family. We were traveling with my mother who has a few health issues and they were so caring and very willing to assists her in changing the room we had reserved and in making her stay a very pleasant one instead of a struggle. Our rooms were very comfortable, clean and welcoming, just as the photos and descriptions are that were posted online. The area is centrally located to the wonderful, natural mineral baths of Hot Springs, the excitement and activity of Gatlinburg and shopping of Pigeon Forge and Ashville. The views are breathtaking and the gentle rushing of the river below is such a wonderful and calming way to spend an evening. We just wish we could have stayed longer. Just make sure you copy and print the entire e-mail for reaching the house after entering the property. We had good directions from mapquest but I had forgotton what Callie said to do after you get through the gate to get to the house. Thanks to Verizon, we were able to use the cell phone for more instructions but most usually can't get service. If you like being out in the woods- it's like a remote camping trek, only you have all the comforts of home!
4.6 on November 07, 2010
Our experience at RiverDance was absolutely wonderful We could'nt have asked for more. The mountain home was so beautiful and the hospitality of Callie and Dave was unmatched. Nestled atop the mountain, the views of the gorge below, with the glistening waters and the bend in the river, were breathtaking. The value was unbelievable. For less than what we would have paid for a hotel, our accomodations included a two-room suite, private bathroom and a nice healthy breakfast the next morning. I don't any hotel where you can get all this including a "Smidge of Midge"! I almost regret leaving such a generous review because I would like to keep this place "our little secret". Once the word is out, it may be hard to get reservations!! Thanks again Callie, Dave and Midge for sharing your home with us. Hope to see you again soon! ~Cindy and Justin
5 on October 18, 2010
Exceptional is the only way to describe our stay here at Riverdance......the view, atmosphere, hospitality of the owners and the sense of tranquiltiy is the best we have ever experienced in our many travels. Callie and Dave are such wonderful people to open up their home and to make you feel so welcome and comfortable. They even invited us to dinner one night to share the experience of eating on the outside porch in front of the new outdoor fireplace. I would highly recommend Riverdance for anyone wanting to connect with nature and beauty and wanting a more personable vacation. A definite memory maker.
4.4 on October 09, 2010
My husband and I took a short spur of the moment trip to the Hot springs area. We were lucky enough to find Riverdance available that evening. Riverdance would be our first B&B experience. This home has spectacular views, beautiful accomodations, and honestly the most hospitable couple we have ever met. We felt immediately welcomed and just like family. We would highly recommend it to ANYONE!
3.2 on August 30, 2010
We enjoyed the peace and quiet and Callie and Dave couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. They both have that special "inn-keeper" personality, calm, cheerful and friendly. It was a restful few days away from it all.
4.6 on August 28, 2010
My husband and I decided on the spur of the moment to spend a weekend in the Smokey's. We love B&B's and I discovered that they are few and far between in the area. I stumbled upon Riverdance on the internet and decided to give it a go. From the instant I spoke to Callie on the phone I knew I had made the right choice. She was warm, welcoming and helpful. Meeting her and Dave in person was a delight. They are both warm, friendly and attentive without being intrusive.They could not do enough to make our stay enjoyable. We had a wonderful weekend in their beautiful home. We stayed in the Tree Top Suite on the upper level. It was spacious, clean and private. As promised, although we were only two people, the entire suite was for our exclusive use. We spent the evening sitting on the spacious Carolina porch sipping sundowners with our hosts, The view from the porch is spectacular and we found ourselves settling in comfortably for longer than we had intended! The home is ideal for people wanting a quiet and relaxing getaway in idyllic surroundings. We fully intend to return and this time will take some close friends with us. I would not recommend it to rowdy party-goers, We would like to thank Callie and Dave for their warmth and hospitality. You made our weekend very special.
4.8 on August 28, 2010
We were very lucky to find accommodations at Riverdance at the last minute. What an oasis! We stayed in the Treetop suite. It was so comfortable for our family of 4. Two bedrooms, beautiful, large bathroom and a livingroom. Very comfortable and clean. We were welcomed immediately as Callie opened the door giving us all big hugs! The view is breathtaking off the deck and the hot tub rejuvenating. Callie and Dave welcome you into their home and extend beyond the call of duty to make you comfortable. Nearby are wonderful things to do – horsebackriding, zipline tour, whitewater rafting and kayaking, hot springs and the lovely town of Marshall (live, local music). Thanks Callie and Dave for the fantastic hospitality!
4.0 on August 27, 2010
My wife & I loved the balcony, the incredibly wide view of the mountains and river below. The Wellendorf's were great hosts to share our experience with. They offered to provide anything we needed. You will find the area terrific to explore as well. We plan to invite friends next time.
5 on August 23, 2010
We recently returned from our second visit to River Dance. It was even nicer than our first stay. Dave and Callie have created an oasis in the mountains, far away from the commercial hotels but not too far from the attractions of Asheville. River Dance is private, comfortable, with magnificent views of the mountains from the multiple deck levels and the hot tub. With attentive hosts, River Dance is a wonderful diversion from the chain hotels located in Asheville and the surrounding area. While only a little more than a half hour from the Biltmore Estate and other Asheville attractions, River Dance is a quiet retreat after a busy day of activities in western North Carolina.
5 on August 10, 2010
My husband and I stayed here Aug 8,2010 and I must say that Callie and Dave really made it enjoyable and relaxing.The hospitality, the snacks, breakfast,breathtaking views were just amazing.Our room was wonderful and Riverdance is just gorgeous!We felt so at home here and couldn't have asked for more.The fact that they let us have our dog Darla was also a plus. We recommend this to anyone that wants a nice time away and the comforts of like being home.The price affordable and well worth it! We will be looking forward to staying again here in the future. Daniel and Sharon Hill
4.4 on August 08, 2010
Callie and Dave create an environment of welcome into an amazing setting of beauty and respite from the hectic pace of life. It is truly a place of refreshment for the weary soul. The panoramic vistas are breathtaking and the comfort of the home is perfect. Rather it's soaking in the hot tub or lazing in a rocker while listening to the crickets, it's a great place to connect with a significant other or just be quiet with God. For those of us who may want to do more than lounge on the sofa, not far from the house is a variety of options including white water rafting, horseback riding and amazing food.
5 on August 08, 2010
RiverDance was recommended to me as a great place to stay in the Marshall, NC area. Callie and Dave were absolutely wonderful hosts and, as a dog lover, I also enjoyed having Midge around. The view from my bedroom window and from the deck just outside my bedroom was incredible! I had all the privacy I wanted, yet Callie and Dave were right there in case I needed anything. I will definitely go back and have already been talking with some friends about a "girls" weekend there.
4.8 on August 08, 2010
This amazing home is literally on the side of the mountain. We have never stayed anywhere like this before. The owners, Callie and Dave were exceptionally friendly, provided everything necessary for a comfortable stay. We ate breakfast out on the back porch, so peaceful and quiet. The views from this house are breath taking. This is a must-see, must-do experience. The pictures do not do the place justice. You will love it!
4.2 on August 08, 2010
Amazing views, spacious and private accommodations that exceeded our expectations. Huge private porch overlooking mountains with spa tub. Very romantic and felt private. A great surprise and value and just a couple of minutes to the Hot Springs. We are sure to go back.
4.4 on July 07, 2010
Riverdance is an experience instead of a stay! From the minute we arrived, we were made to feel at home. There were 4 of us (2 couples) and we had plenty of room on the top level to sit and watch TV or go downstairs to the living area and sit out on the porch. The kitchen was ours if we wanted to cook and they provided the continental breakfast which was very good. The view was breathtaking, overlooking the Laural River and mountain ranges across the way. We took a picnic down to the Laural River and picked wild blackberries. It was a perfect time to relax, renew old friendships and make new ones with our hosts, Dave and Callie and Midge (their sweet dog). We will definately go back and take friends with us. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to get away to the mountains and relax!
5 on July 04, 2010
The views from the deck are breathtaking. The rooms are spacious, clean and bright. Everything you need is there - cooking facilities, private bath, media room - even a hot tub. So many places to explore - Asheville, Burnsville, Black Mountain, etc. So many things to do - spa treatments, rafting, hiking, etc. Our pups loved playing in the Laurel River which you can view from the deck. We were worried at first staying in someone's home - but you have your privacy and at the same time you have Dave and Callie to get tips and aid from. They are consummate hosts - making you feel welcome and cared for. We came for a month and stayed for six weeks and I guess that says it all. We'll be back and if you are looking for a wonderful, relaxing place to stay - you will visit too!
4.8 on April 26, 2010
I think anywhere else we stay from now on will always be compared to RiverDance. I imagine we will say things like "this place is nice, but it's no RiverDance". RiverDance set the bar high when it comes to combining beauty, comfort, and hospitality. No special amenities are needed when you stay here....you are instantly taken by the sheer beauty and majesty of the view...and the home. Callie, Dave and Midge are warm and welcoming.....good for conversation and local tips. I'm not a morning person, but I couldn't wait to wake up every day at RiverDance! Delicious cinnamon bread, hot raspberry tea and the morning sun warming my face as I enjoyed the view from the porch were the perfect start to each day. Our room was beautiful and had a wonderful view, it was comfy and cozy.....the towels were thick and soft...everything was simple and clean. RiverDance was like home, but better. :o) I can't wait to go back!
4.2 on March 06, 2010
We made a last minute decision to come to Asheville for the weekend and Callie and Dave were so very accomodating - even though they were booked for Saturday they put us up on Friday and called around to find us a Saturday rental. I'm not sure how they do it, but from the moment we arrived we felt like we were visiting old friends. Maybe it was the surprise birthday cake they had ready for our daughter...or possibly the warm fire and the easy conversation as we wound down from our road trip. Waking up on Saturday, we were amazed by the view - it is truly spectacular! It was so nice to soak up the February sun on their porch - it made us realize how much we needed it! RiverDance is truly a relaxing and welcoming place and we hope to return - not only for the beauty but to visit with our new friends - Callie and Dave!
4.8 on February 26, 2010
You will love this place. It is peaceful, relaxing and surrounded by beauty. The owners are very friendly and accomodating. You will feel like you are at home here. This would be a great place for a ladies retreat or even a small wedding. The outside deck area is lovely with a great backdrop for pictures. We will definitely be back.
4.6 on January 30, 2010
From the moment that we arrived, it felt like we had come home. From the warmth of the fire and the warmth of the rich wooden timber frame that makes the house so intriguingly beautiful to the welcoming smiles and hugs that met us at the door (from Callie and Dave), we felt like we were home. We have three young children and were nervous about our kids fitting in and not being too loud but they were welcomed like grandchildren and now have another set of adults that they tenderly adore. We didn't come prepared with things to do locally but Callie had a number of pamphlets, maps and suggestions for us to use. We can't wait to go back and visit when the weather is a little warmer and we can enjoy the splendid porches and amazing view.
4.8 on January 24, 2010
My boyfriend and I stayed at this wonderful getaway in the mountains just after New Years at is was everything we hoped for and more! We were greeted by Callie, one of the best innkeepers I have ever encountered. Her and her husband, Dave, were very friendly and helpful, making sure throughout our stay we were comfortable and all our needs were met. The house was beautiful and tastefully decorated. We enjoyed our privacy in this secluded, cozy getaway as we enjoyed the mountain view off the porch. I have already recommended this gem of a place to friends and family, and we can't wait to visit again and explore more of what the area has to offer. Thanks again for such a wonderful experience! -Amanda & Martin