Historic Waterfront Home on the New River!!

M shaped roof for McGuire-an amazing house
M shaped roof for McGuire-an amazing houseKayaking the New River near the houseHot tub, hammock & grill-what could be better!!Cosy living roomGranite tle countertops in kitchenView from across the New RiverDining roomGame room with satTV,movies,DVD, Xbox, board gamesRock on the front porch & watch the riverGame table with pool, air hockey & fooseballMaster bedroomHuge ensuite bathroomTwin bedsDouble story decks in backGood fly fishing in front of the houseToysThe New River for fishing, kayaking & tubingThe Blue Ridge Parkway overlook 15min. awayRivergirl Fishing in Todd for lessons or rentalsFamous cover
“ Excellent ”
10 Reviews

From $140 / night



Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 10
Type: Home
Per night: $140
Per week: $950
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Todd vacation home rental
Incredible views from the two porches of the river and mountains and fishing, kayaking, biking in front of this amazing home just down the road from Boone It has been recently renovated with high end furnishings and updated kitchen and bathrooms. The house has a complimentary computer with DSL Internet and there is WiFi throughout. It sits nestled between hills on 5.5 acres over looking the beautiful New River. A bubbling creek runs down from the big barn past the deck with the waterfall hot tub and hammocks, across to join the New River. Fish, swim or tube right in front or just relax and watch the river from a rocking chair on the front or upstairs porches. The house is famous too - it is on the cover of the best selling novel Nobody's Fool by Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Russo.

PS No pet policy due to allergies

FIRST FLOOR has cork, wood & carpet floors.
LIVING-ROOM with gel fireplace, game side table, business desk, pull out sofabed
DINING-ROOM with table & chairs - sitting for 8
GAME ROOM with gel fireplace,sat TV,Xbox,PH,DVD,CD/stereo, a/c window unit library,computer,printer,fax,pull out sofa bed
BREAKFAST AREA with table & chairs - seating for 6,door to back deck & hot tub
KITCHEN large open room with Granite countertops and Breakfast Bar,PH
BATHROOM with walk-in shower.

MASTER BEDROOM with view to river,(1)King size bed,satTV,DVD,PH,Radio,gel fireplace,walk-in closet connected to Bathroom & a/c window unit
BATHROOM large room with granite,garden tub and walk in shower.
BEDROOM #2 (1)Queen size bed,gel fireplace,dresser,alarm clock/radio & a/c window unit
BEDROOM #3 (2)Twin beds,gel fireplace,alarm clock/radio
HALL with game table with Fooseball,Air Hockey,Pool & Ping Pong

Fishing,swimming & kayaking from your front yard
Double storey porches in the front and decks in back
Bubbling creek running the length of the property
Security system.
Free local calls.
Satellite TV and extensive DVD library
Spring fed drinking water
Todd Park across the street

The house is located:
5 minutes to Todd with general store & Rivergirl Fishing Co. adventure rental business
20 minutes to Boone with restaurants & shopping
30-45 minutes to ski hills.

Hot tub
Computer, Internet/modem, fax, printer
Gas Barbeque
2 Fishing rods
2 bikes
Library of books
2 tubes
DVD collection
XBox & games
Chess board and board games

Hike the property, fish or launch a kayak off the shores of the New River. Take a bike ride along the river or head to nearby Blue Ridge Parkway for hiking trails to waterfalls and lookouts. The Todd Park is across the street and the quaint town of Todd is down the road while Boone is only 20 minutes away with ski mountains, shopping and restaurants. The house is off a plowed road, so it has easy access in all types of weather.
Area Information
Nearby activities and attractions in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains are available in all seasons. From October Though November enjoy the vibrant colors of leaf season, December thru March brings winter skiing,tubing and Christmas tree selections, April Through September is perfect for hiking the Parkway or to the top of Grandfather Mountain and in Summer, head down the road to the Todd Depot for renting kayaks, tubes for the river or bikes for the trail. Visit the historic Todd Mercantile and General store for home made treats or quaint shops and restaurants in Boone, Banner Elk or Blowing Rock.

Enjoy great golf courses, rafting, fishing, mountain climbing, hiking, horseback riding, spectacular views, Blue Ridge Parkway, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Falls, Valle Crucis, Sugar Mountain Ski Resort, Hawksnest Ski Resort, Beech Mountain Ski Resort, gem mining, Tweetsie Railroad.

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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 31 2014 Dec 31 2016 $140 $140 $950 - 2 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 p.m.
Lodging tax: 9.75%
Deposits: $200 refundable deposit.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Additional reservation fee of $25 and $60 for housekeeping.



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 2 Sofa Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Kayak
  • Pool Table
  • Balcony
  • Game Room
  • Lanai
  • Porch
  • Beach Towels
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Mountains)
  • Bikes
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Water)
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Waterfront
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • TV (Antenna)
  • Blender
  • Fax Machine
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Computer
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Restaurant
    (2 miles)
  • Bowling
    (10 miles)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    (15 miles)
  • Boating
  • Shopping Area
    (2 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (10 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (15 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Horseback Riding
    (3 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (10 miles)
  • Golf
    (15 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Playground
    (5 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (10 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (15 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Tennis
    (5 miles)
  • Pool
    (10 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (15 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Zoo
    (5 miles)
  • Snowmobiling
    (10 miles)
  • Whitewater Rafting
    (20 miles)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Basketball Court
    (10 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (15 miles)
  • Winery
    (20 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (2 miles)

Reviews (10)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Todd, North Carolina

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“ Excellent ”
10 reviews
Dawn D'Ann Bowden Brown

Dawn D'Ann Bowden Brown

Hillsborough NC

The Brown-Hawkins clan and a mighty fine time!

August 19, 2014

I have nothing bad to say about this house. It was just wonderful. It is an older house...so don't expect perfection but this was pretty darn close to it. It's laid out nicely for having that family time and for when you need some alone time. Open the windows and doors and let the air blow through! The only thing I can say negative about the house would be it doesn't have a yard for "playing children" but you have to remember....you're in the mountains the yard slants. But our 2 year old grandson still had a great time, we all did. There was 6 of us total and we had plenty of room! Wonderful, wonderful place. I can't wait to go back!

April Rynearson

April Rynearson

Clayton, NC

Excellent place to stay

June 28, 2014

We greatly enjoyed our stay at the McGuire house. We love the house inside and out. We spent a lot of our time outdoors at the river. The town was very small and conveniently located right outside of Boone and not far from the Parkway.

Christine Escobar

Christine Escobar

Chicago, IL

Beautiful, quaint antique house, lovely setting

June 3, 2014

My family of four stayed for two nights at the Historic McGuire House and are already hoping to return again soon. The location was absolute tranquility far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Furnishings were comfy and in great shape. House had all we needed and Todd is a wonderful area to explore. Lots to do in this part of NC. A very unique stay.

Betty Roberts

Betty Roberts

Mt Olive, North Carolina

roberts vacation

September 4, 2013

we drove you on Friday the 30th of Aug and spend 3 nights and 2 full days at the house. We found it to be a very homey, warm place and we enjoyed it a great deal. we do hope to go back again. it was a very nice, relaxing time in Todd we were able to go rafting down the river, take in all the surrounding activities that were offered in the area; the people were very friendly and the country side was beautiful we were able to go to all the surrounding areas within a few minutes which gave us a chance to branch out to Boone, Banner Elk, Linville and all they had a lot to offer as well. my Son being a photographer he was able to branch out on his own and take all types of pictures for display once we returned home, a lot of hiking. one way to sum it up was simply wonderful, we do hope to go back next year; the house itself was so clean and nicely furnished, it was like being home in a sense

Katie Peterson

Katie Peterson

Cary, NC USA

Hope to Do This Again

August 21, 2013

Our family all enjoyed the Maguire House. Detailed instructions on getting there and getting in the house were given, so we made it with no problems, even late at night. It was so helpful to have river access literally across the street and tubes at the house to use. We weren't expecting tubing down the river to be part of our trip, but what a bonus! There was a very helpful binder at the house, too, with directions to local things to do. We wouldn't have found the trail to the waterfall without it. The house itself is very charming. There was plenty of room for our family of 6 to spread out and be comfortable. We were able to put the baby's pac--n-play in the room with the canopy bed and the window a/c unit made perfect white noise. He was close to mom and dad, but far enough from the commotion to sleep well. And he did! We were able to save a little money on our trip by cooking our own meals. Everything we needed (plus some things we hadn't expected) was there: colander, cheese grater, oil for the pan, measuring cups and spoons. The house is very old and not quite level anymore. There was a large exercise ball in the upstairs closet. We enjoyed rolling it around the floor and seeing which way it would go. Really, the house is just charming. We couldn't figure out the upstairs television though. It might be helpful to have some instructions on DVD/satellite viewing. I felt that the location and proximity to attractions was great. It took a few minutes to get anywhere, but not 30-45 minutes as I expected, more like 15-30. It really was not far at all to Boone. One caution: we could not get cell phone coverage inside the house. We needed to call the zip line company at one point and the cell phone wouldn't work. The the house phone also wouldn't work because for some reason it was a long distance number. But after my husband drove about a mile down the road, he had bars again and called them. The complimentary computer (and printer!) and internet access were really helpful. We will miss the Maguire House. We had a LOT of fun and we made some great memories with our kids. Thanks!

Constance Spencer

Owner's reply:

I am so glad that your family enjoyed the house and the area! Nice to hear of a baby in the house as well - so please do come back any time! Connie

Amy Oxendine

Amy Oxendine

Shannon, NC USA

My Time at the Historical McGuire House

August 5, 2013

I really enjoyed my trip. The river was right in front of the house and so was a little park. The front porch had a great view of the river. I would take the kids to the park daily to play in the water. My older son had fun floating on his river rat inner tube on the river. It was in a nice location to enjoy a bike ride. The house was nice. It had a lot of its historic charm.

Constance Spencer

Owner's reply:


I am so glad that you enjoyed the McGuire house!!

Darren Whitaker

Darren Whitaker

Winston-Salem NC

great house

August 22, 2012

private back yard, nice river views, had fun weekend

Constance Spencer

Owner's reply:


We are so glad that you had a good time at the McGuire House! The backyard is cetainly private - surrounded by hills on each side and a pine forrest behind. I love the setting myself!

We hope that you return some time, Connie

margaret summersell

margaret summersell

Birmingham, AL

Amazing Place!

August 12, 2012

This is one of my favorite places I have ever stayed. A half hour from Boone, on the New River (great for tubing and kayaking), and in a beautiful part of the mountains. Right across the street is a beautiful park and behind the house is the barn, chicken coop, and outhouse. The owners kindly leave tubes, bikes, and other stuff in a outbuilding beside the house. The house itself is beautiful, though not often used (we had to knock down some spiderwebs when walking through the house). The ceilings are very high and the doorways are very low. The entertainment room has tons of movies, magazines, and books, plus wi-fi and a computer. The upstairs beds were very comfortable. And the hot tub... ooh! It rocks. The only negatives were these: -The tiny water heater. You had to fill the tub halfway, wait 30 minutes for it to warm up, and then fill the other half -No central AC (but it wasn't really much of a problem). -The chairs at the bar in the kitchen were way too low. -The wi-fi signal was incredibly weak, and sometimes stopped working altogether. In conclusion, this place was great! Sure, it has its quirks, but they are hardly noticeable. I would totally recommend you stay here.

Constance Spencer

Owner's reply:


Thanks so much for the great review - we appreciate it! I am so glad that you enjoyed the house. We just love it and all the wonderful people in this beautiful pocket of the mountains! We will also look into getting taller stools :) - but we have installed more a/c units already.

Hope that you come back again, Connie

kathy schrell

kathy schrell

Fort Mill, SC

Perfect week in the NC mountains

July 8, 2010

We spent a perfect week 2 hours from Charlotte, 10 degrees cooler! Cyling was outstanding - plenty of hills and enough flat roads for a more leisurely ride. We rented kayaks right down the street to float down the New River. Hiking in Linville or Grandfather mountain was less than 1 hour away. Great restaurants in Boone and Blowing Rock.




Heaven in NC Hill Country

May 27, 2010

Shhh. It is the best kept secret. 2hrs. from Charlotte and you are heaven. With camera, bikes and paddles we are always in bliss while staying at the McGuire House and playing in Todd. What a beautiful spot overlooking the gentle river where we love kayaking and biking the country roads.

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