Lovely Lake James cabin at the Linville River

Exterior ViewLake JamesEat In KitchenBedroom w/ double bedbedroom w/ queen bedlivingroom w/ fireplaceKitchen countersDenVery comfortable couch that turns into great bedDen w/ TV & dvd libraryDeck over looking Linville RiverLinville River behind cabinhi efficiency washer-dryerbathroomLinville Gorge
“ Excellent ”
9 Reviews
6736 Riverside St, Lake James, NC 28761



Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps 6
Per night $125
Per week $750
Type: Cabin
Description of the Lake James vacation cabin rental
Stoney River Cabin is a private vacation rental retreat located in a small residential community near Lake James within the Pisgah National Forest. We are at the end of the Linville Gorge, just before the Linville River enters Lake James. This cozy stone cabin we recently restored and updated to meet modern needs. We are just 2 miles by road to the Linville public/boat access on Lake James and a 1/2 mile by river to the lake via your own kayak. The Linville River is just behind the house where you are welcome to swim, fish, canoe and kayak.

Stoney river cabin is a great vacation rental for couples or small families who love the outdoors and are looking for a convenient get-away.

The cabin is fully furnished with hardwood floors, a living room with a wood burning fireplace, Internet wi-fi service, two bedrooms, a den with satellite TV, a DVD and CD player, one full bath (shower, no tub), screened side porch area, and a fully equipped kitchen with microwave and coffee maker.

The cabin can sleep up to 6 people with a queen & full sized bed in the bedrooms and a full sized couch that converts to a surprisingly comfortable bed. There is a campfire circle just outside and deck where you can watch the river go by.

Karen Hennesse

Area Info
The cabin is on the Pisgah Loop Scenic Byway, close to Shortoff, Hawksbill and Table Rock mountains, Linville Falls, the Linville Gorge. If you are looking for city life, we are an easy 1 hour drive to Asheville. We are 45 minutes to the ski slopes in the winter. The City of Morganton is a 15 minute drive with grocery stores, video rentals, convenience shopping, off road bike paths along beautiful greenways and a thriving small downtown with a free festival every Friday night in the summers and lovely restaurants year round.


There is plenty to do around the area-

* You can go boating and swimming at Lake James, hiking one or more of the many scenic trails, drive the Pisgah Loop Scenic Highway or bike the Morganton Greenway. Drive on the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway or play tennis and golf overlooking Lake James.

* Relax and see a movie at a local theater.

* Take a guided horseback ride on the trails at the Longtown Livery.

* Experience the Lake James Boat Excursion on the Harbour Queen. The boat leaves Mtn. Harbour Marina at 2pm daily.

* Live theater at Comma- City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium

* Picnic at Lake James State Park.
* Paddle the Catawba river

* 18 hole disc golf course at Catawba Meadows-220 Catawba Meadows Drive
* Old Rock School - 400 West Main Street, Valdese, NC/ Site of bluegrass concerts, art galleries model train museum, and Valdese Travel and Tourism.

* Take a tour of Grandfather Mtn by air from the Morganton airport.

* Play Putt Putt golf, practice golf on a driving range, play with bicycles and ride Go-karts at Riverside Family Entertainment Center in Morganton.

* Enjoy local area artisans and crafters as well as antique vendors in historic Valdese. Check out the historic Trail of Faith & Waldensian Heritage Museum.

* Visit a local apple orchard and pick your own. Enjoy fresh cider, jellies and jams at country store-
Apple Hill Orchard and Cider Mill

* Experience a wide variety of pines, hardwoods, rolling terrain clear streams & talking trees at the Tuttle Educational State Forest.


Local wineries- Lake James Cellars/ Waldensian Heritage Wines

Linville Caverns

Linville Falls

South Mountain State Park-mountain biking, hiking, picnicking, 3,000 ft waterfall

Lake James State Park- only 10 minutes away.


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2014 Dec 31 2015 - - $750 - 1 Week
Jan 01 2014 Dec 31 2015 $125 $125 - - 2 Nights
: 3 p.m. : 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 11.75%
Deposits: There is a $300 fully refundable security deposit on short term rentals.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: $15 per night pet rent (Please let us know if you would like to bring a pet.) $70 cleaning fee for all stays.


Reviews for this vacation cabin rental in Lake James, North Carolina

Karen Mohr

Karen Mohr

Climax ,North Carolina

Beautiful fall trip

October 21, 2014

We rented this cabin so we could explore Lake James and the Linville Gorge. The cabin was clean and neat. Beds are comfortable. The owners have all the information and maps and direction in an organized book so you can pick what you want to see and have the information. We also enjoyed the fire ring and being right on the river with our kayaks. We will return .

Owner's reply:

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and was able to explore our beautiful lake and mountains! With Fall in full swing, this is one of the best times to hike and experience the change of season with the lovely leaves. Please come and visit again soon, Thanks!

Trey Christianson

Trey Christianson

Charlotte, NC

Neat little spot

September 5, 2014

Pretty little house nestled in a small community just off the lake. Not as close to the water as we would have liked, but just a stones throw from the Linville River repleat with a GREAT swimming hole and place where you can read books in the rapids. Teri is awesome to deal with, and the house reflects her sweat disposition. Very comfortable and charming.

Owner's reply:

Thanks for you kind words Trey. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. No, we are not on Lake James, but the house has easy access to the lake and of course the river behind the house. Nothing like floating down the river on a hot summer afternoon. We are happy you enjoyed hiking as well. Take care and we hope you visit again soon.

Kathleen Backman

Kathleen Backman

Lake Worth, Florida USA

Hidden Gem!

July 12, 2014

Wow! What a fun time we had! My husband and I took our 3 boys (9, 11, and 13 yrs) on an "outdoor" family vacation but had no idea how much of a great time was ahead of us. This Cabin is so charming and comfortable with all of the amenities PLUS. We absolutely loved the river in the back of the house and boys had hours of fun tubing down it. The neighbors were all so nice/welcoming and helpful. My boys loved using the mountain bikes from the shed and roasting s'mores on the fire at night! The cabin is located so close to everything including Lake James State Park with a ton of things to do! Morganton is very close and such a sweet town. Don't forget to check out the Linville Caverns and Falls and if you want more thrills, ziplining at the Beanstalk Journey in Catawba Meadows or tubing/Kayaking down 6 miles on Green River Cove, so much fun! Thank you to Teri the owner who recommended most of our activities and made our summer vacation one to remember! What a hidden little gem, highly recommended and absolutely receives a stamp of approval by this family! We definitely plan on revisiting... Thank you!!!

Owner's reply:

Thanks so much for your kind words Kathleen. It was really a joy to host you and it makes us so happy when guests really utilize all the fun outdoor things to do in the area and the come home to relax at the cabin! I can't imagine a more enjoyable way to spend time....:) You all are super welcome back. We hope to see you soon.

Nancy Cook

Nancy Cook


Excellent stay

October 21, 2013

This cabin is just simply stunning!! Not only is the cabin charming, but so is the surrounding area. The river is beautiful, great for kyaking and swimming. The cabin was well stocked with amenities, and the bathroom had a full size washer and dryer. We are planning on renting again this coming summer. The owners are fantastic to work with, and graciously answered my many questions. The cabin is in a secluded area, yet is within 15 miles of downtown Morganton. Morganton has many local artisian galleries, stores, and great locally owned restaurants, coffee shops, and even 2 breweries. We can not wait to come back!!

Owner's reply:

Hi Nancy - So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. We agree, this area is about the best for outdoor activities in North Carolina, especially so close to amenities and I-40. Can't wait to host you all again. So very happy you enjoyed the cabin. We try to provide everything you need for a magical stay.

Michelle Feix

Michelle Feix

Charleston, SC

Quaint Cabin

October 7, 2013

This was a quaint cabin located in a quiet setting. Not as private as we had hoped, but had river views and a great firepit area.

Owner's reply:

Thanks for visiting Michelle. We hope you will come again. We do have some lovely neighbors who live in our community year round. Best wishes to you.

Dawn Burns

Dawn Burns

Lancaster SC

Very Charming

May 30, 2012

This cabin is so relaxing to stay in. The kitchen has everything you could need. The owners made sure you know of all the local sites and things to do in the area. It was so nice to fall asleep to the sound of the river flowing out back of the cabin. The pictures do not do this cute cabin justice, by cute I do not mean small. There is room for everyone here and you will not be on top of one another. The stone walls are awesome and some history of the cabin would be appreciated. The bathroom is modern and spacious with a great washer and dryer to wash your clothes from all the hiking, swimming, and biking you can do practically in the backyard. The owners have done a great job of making their home feel like your home. You never want to leave. If you and your family want to get away from it all this is the place to go. Or if you want to get together with family you haven't seen in a while this is also the place to go. Our family really enjoyed staying here and will in the future stay here again. Thank you Terry and Jo for sharing your little piece of heaven with us.

Owner's reply:

Thanks Dawn. So glad you guys enjoyed your stay. Yes, the cabin is bigger than it looks over 1,300 square feet, the living spaces feel large. We are so lucky to be located in the middle of some of the best hiking in the state. Being both in the mountains and near the lake is really special, something for everyone in the Lake James area. Hope to see you back again soon!!



Greensboro, NC

Comfortable and Quiet

September 6, 2011

Very comfortable cabin. Enjoyed fishing in the river and Lake James. The neighbors were very friendly and helpful.

Owner's reply:

So glad you enjoyed it Jason. Our neighbors are one of our biggest assets! It is an old fashioned community here! Hope you come again soon.

missy Butler

missy Butler

north carolina

rustic, but okay for the money

June 24, 2011

great location with river out back, friendly neighbors and lake close by. older cabin with partial round stone construction could use some more updating and work to rid of musty interior odor. Owners very prompt, accommadating and available to meet any needs.

Carol Duprez

Carol Duprez

Fort Mill, SC

Nice Cabin

October 20, 2009

The cabin was comfortable and the location was exactly where we wanted to stay.

Owner's reply:

So glad we could host you Carol. Yes, it is a great location, close to all good things outdoors, swimming, hiking, biking, and still pretty undiscovered by the masses.

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