Reviews of River Magic.

  • Mary Ellen M.

    Absolutely loved it! Gorgeous!

    Exceeded all expectations. Beautiful designer details in the furnishings, yet extremely comfortable. The home (not rustic cabin) was obviously built with great talent. Craftsmanship, & excellent taste. Couldn’t believe it. I wish it was my place!

  • Cynthia B.

    This was honestly the best cabin we have ever rented.

    Everything was thought of and provided, not to mention beautiful. I loved the back yard and the area beside the river. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked. Coffee, which I always forget was even provided. We love Hot Springs as a get away and we will do our best to best to rent this cabin. Highly recommended!

  • Jennifer N.

    An AMAZING slice of Heaven!!!

    What a wonderful slice of heaven!!! We wish we had more time to spend in this gorgeous, newly built log home on the French Broad River, but this was meant to be a spontaneous getaway for us to celebrate Valentine’s Day, my birthday, and our upcoming five year anniversary! We never realized how hard it would be to leave this beautifully decorated and well stocked home! The house was immaculately clean an inviting upon our late night arrival (kudos to the cleaning crew!)

    Everything was thought of in this home-away-from-home, and nothing left to be desired! The view and privacy was exactly what we were looking for, for our weekend of celebration and relaxation! Truly cozy and romantic, we enjoyed cooking meals together in the gourmet kitchen, snuggling on the comfy couch watching movies in front of a warm fire, soaking in the hot tub on the private back deck, and retiring in the beautiful king sleigh bed at the end of the day!

    We ventured into town Saturday afternoon to walk around and do some shopping, since the weather was absolutely amazingly warm for February in the mountains! We also enjoyed a cocktail on the screened-in front porch while taking in the sounds and view of the river.

    Every amenity is thought of in this cozy home as if it were lived in everyday by the owner themselves! We have even discussed coming back and bring our 12 & 10 year old daughters for a week of fun on the river this summer, as well as another Ellen’s getaway with our best friends! We are definitely going to return, and are counting the days until our return! Our only regret is that we ran out of time and were unable to add an entry into the guest book!

  • Carol H.


    I can understand why this place gets 5 star reviews. From the moment we walked in to the time we left there was nothing to want for at this cabin. Everything was very well thought out when designing this place. The kitchen was better stocked than my own kitchen. The beds were very comfortable and the living room was a great place to kick back. The screened in front porch was great for sitting on and listening to the river. The hot tub was clean and very relaxing.

    We even got a few pictures of some wild turkey and a deer. It’s close to town but peaceful enough that you feel you’re out by yourself in the mountains. Directions were spot on. If you’re looking for an amazing and clean place to stay this is it. Hopefully we’ll be back soon.

  • Anonymous

    We could live in this house; it was so well designed & had every amenity!

    We travel a lot and have stayed in many a vacation rental. This cabin is the best one ever. We spent hours on the screened porch watching the river go by. Has to be one of the best located cabins around.The cabin is luxurious, clean and stocked with everything you might need. There is lots to do in Hot Springs but we were always glad to return to the cabin and enjoy it he ambiance.

  • Dennis R.

    The epitamy of gracious hospitality!

    The hosts of MoonDance River Cabin are the most gracious, genuine people I have met in a long while. My wife and I felt like we were in someone’s home. The hosts ensured that we were wishing for NOTHING!! We found more amenities then we have at home. Brand new and beautifully decorated in such a way that it constantly reminds you that you are right in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. Hot Springs is a super quaint town that has a couple great spots for wine and great food. Don’t forget your swimsuit, the hot tub is always ready for you in a super private setting. Thank you again MoonDance River Cabin for a spectacular vacation, we can’t wait to return!

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Weekly
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2 night minimum stay
$185 $195 $1,135
3 night minimum stay
$205 n/a $1,235
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