River's Edge at Todd, NC Inn

6945 Railroad Grade Road , Todd, NC 28684 USA (Show map)


Relax on the New River near the peaceful mountain village of Todd and experience the conviviality of a Chambre d ' hotes ( guest room ) in the French tradition . You and your party will be the only guest ( s) in our home . Stay in one of our two comfortable and beautifully appointed rooms which sleep up to 3 people ( a couple and one child ) The Reve Bleu is a charming and elegantly furnished bedroom with antiques , French artwork and lovely bed covers in the shades of blue .it is our most romantic bedroom with River and mountains views from a south facing window and with en suite bathroom . The Mimosas room is a spacious bedroom delightfully decorated in yellow shades , antiques and ;French artwork with a north facing window with river and mountain views. 13;You will sleep in finely pressed luxury 600 Thread count sheets . elegance and refinement is what await you in our home . Our cabin is located right on the New River so bring your fishing poles . Railroad Grade Road is perfect for some easy and all levels bike rides . Or just relax in the yard or on the decks with a good book . Upon your arrival a welcome drink will be offered and the next morning you will start your day with a delicious gourmet French continental breakfast , using the finest ingredients .



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining5.0

Warmth and charm at a most lovely inn

5 on September 01, 2016

We had a wonderful visit to River ' s Edge Inn. Christine and Tom tended to every detail and made our experience special. What a delight.

Fantastic getaway

5 on August 31, 2016

Excellent hospitality in a beautiful home with great breakfast

Amazing visit at a beautiful B&B

5 on August 30, 2016

Thank you Tom and Christine for the wonderful hospitality .The inn was very cozy and welcoming .we loved Casper as well . The breakfast was amazing . We hope to visit again in the future

What a Treat!

5 on August 22, 2016

We needed a special treat to celebrate a special birthday. Our room was lovely and the attention to detail to make us feel welcome was exceptional. Christine put together a special french dessert (with perfect dessert wine!) on the back porch lit with festive lights and overlooking the fireflies dancing on the river ...for the most beautiful and intimate dining setting we have experienced. We could not stop smiling it was so delightful! Breakfasts were exceptional and exceeded our expectations...even after reading the rave reviews of her delightful french cooking! Tom helped us work around the weather and we had a lovely kayak ride down the river.. Such a quick hop over to Boone and Blowing Rock, we had a great time exploring while we were there. Such a perfect retreat! Thank you! We are so glad we found you.We will absolutely be back!

Beautiful and peaceful

5 on August 22, 2016

Picture yourself seated on the back porch of the River ' s Edge Inn . A morning breeze whispers by and you hear the burbling of the river just a few hundred feet away . Before you a fresh , homemade French - inspired breakfast waits on fine china to be tasted . Little birds eat their breakfast as well on the hanging bird feeders near two Adirondack chairs for sitting and viewing the river . A tasty repast and icturesque location is only one aspect of our stay at Tom and Christine ' s . We came in for a one night stay on short notice and Tom and Christine were more then ready ! Everything was clean and fresh , from the firm mattress to fresh pillows .Our room was artfully decorated with French paintings and other fine ornaments . Christine showed us such hospitality : she offered us some fine French wine with some treats as we sat on the porch and they told great stories . One highlight was taking Tom up on the opportunity to kayak . He graciously drove us to a nearby bridge , let us borrow his kayaks and other equipment and send us downriver to pick us up later . When we capsized soon after putting in , he kindly helped us back up again ! We will remember a dozen precious details about this special place : the morning sunshine , the ongoing scrabble game between Tom and his son , Christine ' s art , a bike ride by the river , seeing an otter while kayacking , their friendly cat Casper , dinner with live music downtown West Jefferson , seeing shooting stars at night and more . They truly welcomed us into their home . Thank you again for a great ( and much needed ) stay .

Fantastic spot in a great locations

4.8 on August 01, 2016

Christine and Tom's cabin on the New River is perfectly decorated and accommodating. Christine's breakfast was honestly one of the best breakfasts my husband and I have ever had. Everything was clean and welcoming. Casper the cat was a great addition to our stay because we love having a cat around the house. The only thing that would have made it absolutely perfect is if it was a little cooler upstairs. We are used to sleeping in a cold house. This did not keep us from having a great time and we would definitely stay here again!

River's Edge Inn

5 on July 19, 2016

Best place ever. And I'm retired. Exquisitely decorated bedrooms upstairs in private home. Everything perfect, wonderful hosts, gourmet breakfast. By the New River murmuring in the background, with the occasional flotilla of rafters headed down river.

Amazing home B&B

5 on July 13, 2016

Gracious , thoughtful and helpful hosts await you at River ' s Edge Inn in Todd NC . We stayed with Christine and Tom during our visit to the NC High Country in search for a second home . We found what we were searching for and the best NC High Country B&B in the bargain . What a joy ! Christine and Tom are emblematic of the region -colorful , friendly wonderful hosts . You won ' t find a better France - inspired breakfast ( Christine is obviously French ) then that served ! The Inn is right on the New River surrounded by breath taking mountain scenery and minutes away from Boone and West Jefferson .we asked for and accepted their advice on everything from dining choices to interesting places to visit . Tom and Christine know the area intimately . Restful evenings in a cozy bed and tastefully decorated room prepared us for very busy and fun days to follow . We will return to and plan to stay at River ' s Edge Inn again . Plus their cat Casper rocks .....

Gracious hosts made the stay

5 on July 03, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at River's Edge Inn. Christine and Tom were very gracious hosts and very attentive to our needs, including a few special requests we had. They were able to provide great information on local sights and attractions, including great restaurant recommendations -- even for cities a couple hours away! The breakfasts that Christine made were fresh and excellent. When my wife described something she loved from France, Christine even surprised her and made it for breakfast one day! The room was immaculate every day, and the surroundings were superb. We would go back again, and will recommend it to our friends. Thanks again, Christine and Tom, for all the hospitality.

Wonderful Mountain Retreat

5 on July 02, 2016

I would say come here for the food alone but there is so much more! This beautiful mountain chalet on the banks of the New River is just the thing for a weekend getaway with that special someone or a "girls get together" which can be accommodated in the spacious upstairs suite. The rooms are charming, comfortable and reminiscent of a French country inn. The hosts Tom and Christine treat you like family and provide an atmosphere for a fun and enjoyable weekend. Bring your bike and ride (or hike) the beautiful hills along the river or stroll into Todd for a cup of coffee at the local bakery. There is also ample opportunities for kayaking and tubing on the river. Oh and did I mention the food? Christine is a true French chef who cooks up unbelievably delicious meals with fresh ingredients from the area and from Tom's garden. You will want to return as we did to this wonderful place in the mountains. Thanks, Tom and Christine, for an unforgettable weekend.

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Rooms & Rates

Reve Bleu

Romantic bedroom for one or 2 persons , furnished with fine antiques , four poster bed , French artwork , luxury and refinement in every details are what is expecting you in Reve Bleu . Have an ensuite bathroom

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $140 - $140


Family room sleeping up to 3 persons . Tastefully furnished , fine art work , oriental rugs .

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $140 - $140

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Asheville, NC (AVL) 90 miles

Directions to property:

google maps or gps: 6945 Railroad Grade Road, Todd, NC 28684

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Virginia Creeper Bicycle Trail, Grayson Highlands, VA., Grandfather Mountain, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Homestay

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Fireplace, Internet Service, Radio, Telephone, Washer/dryer , Porches with swing and rocking chairs, Bocce Balls, Firepit, Kayaks and bicycles, Ping pong table, Finely pressed luxury Egyptian cotton sheets

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Library, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Frees use of kayacks with shuttle service, Free use of bicycles, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Table Tennis

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children well behaved of responsible parents
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Cash



Christine Goodwin

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Christine bring a French flare and charm to the surroundings and is a gourmet cook who will prepare you exquisite meals and desserts . Tom grew up in San Diego and his hobbies are about anything outdoors .

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  • Time Served: 8.30 - 9.00
  • Serving Location: Deck when weather permit, Breakfast/dining area

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