On The River

On The River 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Cabin in Valle Crucis


Due to COVID-19 we have increased our already rigorous cleaning procedures. In order to protect you, our housekeepers are doing everything they can, while in the cabin, to insure the cabin is cleaned and ready for your use. After cleaning, the housekeepers are sanitizing the entire cabin with a hospital grade disinfectant that is EPA approved for COVID-19. We're doing everything we can to help you stay safe! No-contact check-in/out process available upon request.
Valle Crucis, Boone NC Cabin Rental


After a long absence we return to the river with our newest cabin On The River! Right here in Valle Crucis, just minutes to the Original Mast Store, The Mast Store Annex, the Valle Crucis Park and just ten minutes to Boone. A perfect cabin and a perfect location, three bedrooms, two baths, open kitchen, dining room and family room with gas log fireplace. Out side the view of the river from the covered porch and a separate screened in porch. Additionally you'll find a gas grill and lazy day porch swing. On the main floor you'll find one Queen bedroom and an additional bedroom with two Twin beds. Between the two is a full bath with shower/tub combination. Upstairs is a third bedroom with a Double bed and bath with jetted tub. This pet friendly, WiFi ready property is your long awaited home away from home. On The River is about as peaceful as you can get ... so come on up and enjoy!!!
Only three car maximum capacity.
Dog friendly (pet fee per pet.)
4 wheel drive recommended in winter conditions.

Rooms & Amenities

Property Type Cabin / Bungalow , 2 Story
Unit Code OTR
Beds 1 Queen, 2 Twin, 1 Full
Bathrooms 2 Bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 6 , 1 loft
Pets Dogs
Standard Amenities
Living Ceiling Fans, Linens, Washer & Dryer, Ironing Board, High Speed Internet, Fireplace
Business Nearby ATM, Nearby Post Office, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Bank
Convenience Nearby Medical Services, Nearby Grocery, Outlet Shopping, Movie Theatres, Golf Course
Outdoor Deck, Gas Grill
Geographic Close to Town
Entertainment Cable TV, DVD Player

34 Reviews

Overall satisfaction
Property condition

91.18% of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.


Anonymous from Trent woods, NC
Stayed 9 days ending October 2022

Our 3rd stay in this cabin. Love it!

A neighbor's recommendation was everything we expected.

Mia F. from Catawba, SC
Stayed 11 days ending July 2022

The cabin was lovely. First time we have ever done anything like this and can't wait to do it again.

Also Great The Second Time Around!

Terry D. from Bunn, NC,
Stayed 5 days ending November 2021

Second time enjoying this wonderful, well maintained cabin on the river for family Thanksgiving celebration including dinner. Great location convenient to Boone and Banner Elk. Perfect outdoor space for our pup including gated porch and back yard facing river. Beautiful river view and walk just a little up the road for perfect mountain views. Heat control in each room allows guests to customize to their liking. Gas logs work perfect but can make the upstairs area including the loft too warm so you will need to plan for bed time to be comfortable up there. Driveway is steep with a sharp curve but easily navigated. Plenty of parking but more than two cars requires planning on which you will use next. VCCR customer service has always been admirable, pleasant and easy going They respond quickly to e-mail and answer the phone. Highly recommend them and this property. Would stay here a third time without hesitation.

Beauty in Valle Crusis

Gwen B. from Charlotte, NC,
Stayed 3 days ending January 2022

Three adults and two children enjoyed 3 wonderful nights in this cozy home. Loved the gas fireplace and layout of the house. Had everything we needed including the needle and thread that was required. The river was beautiful and the snow added to the beauty. Valle Crusis Rentals provided all the necessary information and very easy to work with. Everything was clean and the snow shoveled for easy entry. We hope to visit in the summer when we can enjoy the wonderful porch and screened in sitting area. The driveway does have a steep turn that could be a little difficult negotiating in snow & ice but our Subaru did fine. Only suggestion, King size bed in the master - but that's just a personal preference. Thanks for being pet friendly and providing the many TV stations and strong Wifi.

Great cabin!

Martha G. from Greensboro, NC
Stayed 2 days ending May 2022

We have stayed at this cabin for 2 years for 2 kids graduating from App State. It is just a short drive to campus but away from all the busyness of Boone. The kitchen is well stocked, but our favorite place is the porch. We spent most of our evenings there, rocking in the chair and enjoying the peace and quiet of the back yard. Next time we will need to come for an actual vacation!

A Wonderful Retreat

Amy W. from ROCKY MOUNT, NC,
Stayed 2 days ending March 2022


On the River

Louise F. from Tucson, AZ
Stayed 21 days ending July 2021

Bucolic setting, easy living....down by the riverside
Backyard landscape very lush and welcoming for bird life
Only complaint is that the bedding needs upgrade

Manager Responded on 9/6/2021

Louise, thanks for your stay at On The River. We appreciate your comments and rating. We look forward to your return, Jim

on the river cabin

Anonymous from Seminole, FL
Stayed 10 days ending September 2021

We have been renting from Valle Crucis Log Cabin Rental for over 10 years. the above cabin was nice & good location. There were a few cons. Owner didn't have enough towels or face cloths. living room furniture was uncomfortable (old) Main bed was high off floor - not good for older people. we wanted to stay at this place & we did. We will pick another cabin next time.

Love the river

Sandy C. from Oakboro, NC
Stayed 3 days ending June 2021

Love the view. So peaceful “On the River”.

Manager Responded on 9/6/2021

Sandy, thanks for your stay at On The River. We appreciate your comments and rating. We look forward to your return, Jim

Great Place - 2nd Visit to Cabin & Loved it Again!

Sean D. from Pittsboro, NC,
Stayed 9 days ending September 2021

Fantastic experience as always. The cabin is cosy, with a stunningly landscaped backyard with the Watauga River running in the back yard. Walking distance (along the river) to a great park (Valle Crucis Park). Centrally located for many other activities including hiking, skiing and dinners out.

Wonderful Cabins and Rental Agency!

Phyllis L. from Rich Square, NC
Stayed 4 days ending October 2021

We have rented this cabin twice and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. One of the most well stocked places we have ever rented and such a great location. I can't say enough about Valle Crucis Log Cabin Rentals. They are so gracious and helpful! We had to cut our last stay with them short due to illness and they were so kind about it. Plus they were able to rent the cabin again on very short notice and were very prompt about refunding our money for the two nights we lost. Again, you will love this cabin with it's amenities and the wonderful porch facing the river. We highly recommend dealing with this agency - the best we have ever dealt with in western North Carolina!!


Anonymous from Fuquay Varina, NC
Stayed 2 days ending June 2021

Perfect cottage by the water for a short weekend in the mountains.

Manager Responded on 9/6/2021

Jill, thanks for your stay at On The River. We appreciate your comments and rating. We look forward to your return, Jim

A Great Place to Get Away

Kay L. from Winston-Salem, NC
Stayed 4 days ending September 2021

We very much enjoyed our stay in "On the River." The house was in good order and Valle Crucis Log Cabin Rentals readily answered our questions and made us feel comfortable (we were there during a hurricane - very exciting!) We look forward to returning as soon a possible.

enjoyed our days on the river

Janice T. from Bladenboro, NC
Stayed 2 days ending October 2021

Really enjoyed our days at the house on the river. It was very easy to get to which we really liked and usually have trouble finding. Our only complaint is that your view to the river was somewhat obstructed by the overgrown bushes. Would love to stay there again. Staff was very nice and helpful.

weekend away

Fred M. from Bald Head Island, NC
Stayed 3 days ending February 2020

Excellent from the the first phone call, throughout the entire stay!

very dated cabin for the price

Theresa P. from Hope Mills, NC, US
Stayed 3 days ending January 2020

We were a bit disappointed with the cabin On the river....the furniture was uncomfortable and very dated. For the price we paid for three nights we would like more updated. Grill gave us issues but rental company fixed that as soon as we called. Unfortunately the night we wanted to cook steaks it was raining cell reception was poor and we didn't want to bring anyone out in a storm.

Wonderful and Peaceful

Sean D. from Pittsboro, NC,
Stayed 13 days ending June 2020

Fantastic little cabin on the river, perfect for a couple of weeks get away. We were able to quarantine ourselves in a different location (the mountains) for 2 weeks giving ourselves a different view! We brought most of our supplies, but found it easy to get to a store when we needed to as well as plenty to do as far as hikes, tubing on the river, or walking our dog through the neighborhoods.

The house was clean and comfortable, actually used the fireplace the first couple of days, but then it warmed up. It is well shaded and with doors and windows open stays a consistent temperature, even on hot days. The upstairs small bedroom has a little air conditioner that works great!

Summer Vacation 2020

Elizabeth T. from Cameron, NC
Stayed 7 days ending August 2020

Loved the screened in porch area with the ceiling fan. Spent a lot of time there. For the hot weeks of summer air conditioning would have made things better. Unable to cook indoors due to the heat. Loved being on the river and the back yard was nice and level.

Lovely Cabin

Greg P. from Cary, NC,
Stayed 7 days ending July 2020

"On the River" is a lovely cabin in a great location. Folks were tubing and fly fishing in the creek. My advice would be to bring a folding lounge because there is no place to lie outside and to the owner, replace the mattresses, they are very uncomfortable. You can get relativley inexpensive memory foam ones and your visitors will leave 5 stars instead of four.

Love the river veiw.

James L. from Rolesville, NC
Stayed 4 days ending September 2020

Good property with a few was in a neighberhood with a very unpleasant full time resident next door who had to mow his lawn at 8:00 am. We also shared a drive way with them. Also they were working on the outside chimney which cut into the very small parking area... w We were not notified by the property manage,ment until we were ALMOST there...Also the beds were fairly uncomfortable,time for new bedding.
Pluses were the open living, dining room area.The view of the river.

Relax by the river!

Heather B. from Rocky Face, Georgia
Stayed 2 days ending September 2020

Wonderful cabin..we loved the open kitchen/dining/living area. Staying right by the river was so peaceful and serene. We would definitely stay here again.

"On the River" met and surpassed our expectations!

Anonymous from Winston-Salem, NC
Stayed 6 days ending September 2020

We were really looking forward to a week away this fall and we were not disappointed. Staying in a cabin right on the river was very special and the cabin only enhanced our enjoyment.
The cabin is rustic but fully furnished with all necessary appliances as well as a Smart TV. The furniture was comfortable and the setting was cozy. We had lunch on the screened porch and enjoyed the rocking chairs on the porch as well.
The property was clean and well maintained and the managers even helped us retrieve something we forgot. We really appreciated their help!
We will definitely be returning to "On the River" and I certainly recommend it to fellow travelers!

Peaceful location close to town

Dawn G. from Chapel Hill, NC
Stayed 2 days ending October 2020

The location on the river was so peaceful. Pros: Closet to town. Spacious cabin. Lovely backyard and covered porch. Quiet neighborhood. Cons: Mattresses were thin and uncomfortable. Heat was difficult to regulate. Cabin lighting was pretty dark. Used towel was hanging behind master bedroom door.

Cozy Cabin on the River

Faye C. from Hillsborough, North Carolina,
Stayed 4 days ending November 2020

The cabin was very cozy. There was some very cold windy weather that came through but we loved the fireplace! Our dogs did too! The cabin was very clean. We didn’t need the upstairs but there was plenty of great open space downstairs. Nice view of the river. Quiet area.
Our only disappointment was the lack of usable cook ware. Very scratched up and old.

On The River Snow Days

Thomas D. from Charlotte, NC
Stayed 3 days ending January 2021

We came up to bring 91 year old mom to see the snow. Arrived before it started and she sat by sliding door watching it snow for two days.

Fantastic mountain river rental

Liza M. from Boone, North Carolina,
Stayed 2 days ending February 2021

I rent houses year round, and this is truly a Great place, especially if you have dogs! Affordable, Extremely clean, and very well stocked with kitchen supplies for cooking your own meals. The cabin is much more spacious than the pictures make it seem. Yard, deck, and driveway all have plenty of space. The only thing missing was paper towels, but that's the ONLY thing I can think of that wasn't perfect with this place. Highly recommend.

18th Bday celebration

Leigh C. from Wilmington, NC
Stayed 5 days ending February 2021

We took our son, a couple of friends, his 75 year old meme and our doggie to celebrate his 18th birthday! The cabin was perfect. Living space is great for games and sit down meals (we cooked breakfast each morning before heading out and dinner all but one night the entire week! Our dog enjoyed roaming the yard and walking down to the bridge to watch the water roll! If a great hang-out place is what your looking for in a great location, you won’t go wrong with this cabin! We’ve rented from Valle Crusis Cabins 3 or 4 times now they are ALWAYS great!

Relax and recharge

Anonymous from Winder, GA
Stayed 3 days ending April 2021

We went for a little R&R and were not disappointed. The cabin was large, clean and in a great location. Has everything you need. Would definately stay again.

Truly "Right On The River" in Valle Crucis

Terry D. from Bunn, NC,
Stayed 9 days ending May 2021

Wonderful cabin and location in Valle Crucis. Easy access to main road meant going to Boone, Banner Elk and Zionville (for our new granddaughter!) was a breeze, also very close to Mast General Store and Annex. Being right on the river was very serene. Loved having the gates on the porch to keep our dog corralled when she needed a break from us:) Cabin had everything we needed from the kitchen to the bathroom. Large TV with YouTube TV was great. Would definitely stay here again. Have used Valle Crucis Cabins twice now with much success - very friendly and helpful staff including prompt communications!

Cute Cabin

Anonymous from Trent woods, NC
Stayed 4 days ending May 2021

This cabin was perfect for our family. Great location, close to a beautiful park for small children, and easy access to Boone, Blowing Rock, and the Parkway. We had such a great time we extended our stay by one night.

Great Place

Nathan E. from Spring Hope, NC
Stayed 4 days ending May 2019

This is a great place to stay. Very relaxing. Can't beat hearing the birds and the river when you wake up in the morning.

On the River

Dan H. from Charlotte, NC,
Stayed 3 days ending November 2019

Very relaxing

On the River

Anonymous from Goldsboro, NC
Stayed 2 days ending August 2019

Awesome! Will definitely be back

Three days of peace and quiet

ANNELIESE F. from Charlotte, NC,
Stayed 2 days ending August 2019

I rentes a similar cabin at the same street two years ago, being near the river is a special treat.
By compararon this cabinas was superior, very pleasant


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