Rooms & Cabins

The nightly rates listed - "off-peak" / "peak" (June 1- October 31) - are for two people and include full breakfast. Add $25 for an extra guest.

Two-night minimum stay for all holidays and for peak-season weekends.

Pets are welcome if they are clean and quiet and can hold their liquor. There is a pet fee of $25 per visit. Guests are responsible for picking up their “litter.”

Our guest rooms are all in converted farm buildings behind the main house. We’d much prefer to be less literal – to have you open a creaky old door and be surprised to find the king-size bed, the big Jacuzzi, the gas-log fireplace, the art, the books – but since you insist …


Room 1: Just down the walk from the main house, this had been Dr. Ballou’s office where he saw patients and stored medical supplies in earlier days. Now we "store" books in a cabinet which formerly served as private club/speakeasy liquor lockers. Three misty watercolor nudes gracefully replace anatomy charts.

$120/150 Sunday-Thursday nights, $150/175 weekends/holidays



Room 2: Next door to Room 1 behind the stone wall was part of Doc's office. You may have to duck when you enter the bathroom because we used a great old door that is not standard issue. Anyway, that brings you down to the level of the Lilliputian lavatory in a little antique vanity. Don’t worry, the shower is Brobdingnagian.

$120/150 Sunday-Thursday nights, $150/175 weekends/holidays



Across the driveway are Rooms 5, 6, and 7 in what we call The Caretaker’s Cottage. This was the home of Dr. Ballou’s nephew and his family, who cared for the property and for Dr. and Mrs. Ballou who had no children. The Gallery featuring paintings and Craven hand-built porcelain is on the "garden" level.


Room 5 is in the front of the Caretaker’s Cottage. Originally the living room, dining room and kitchen, it boasts three distinct spaces: living room/library, bedroom and bathroom. (Incidentally, if there are two or three couples, the living room can connect with Room 6 and/or 7.) Outside, the little private porch, complete with swing and rocking chairs, looks over a giant boxwood to the New River.

$150/175 Sunday-Thursday nights, $175/195 weekends/holidays



Room 6 is at the back of the Caretaker’s Cottage. It looks up the hill toward the barns
and you may be able to park right next to the entrance. Can connect to Room 5 living room if desired.

$120/150 Sunday-Thursday nights, $150/175 weekends/holidays



Room 7 is the upstairs of the Caretaker’s Cottage. It has wood-lined walls, original watercolors, pen and ink drawings, and prints. Downstairs there is a long porch with views of the mountains, the river - and the other buildings.

$120/150 Sunday-Thursday nights, $150/175 weekends/holidays



The Carriage House stands alone half-way up the hill. It really did house a black leather carriage for a time, and besides Carriage House sounds better than “Garage” which it was. (The colorful old gas pump now sits outside the window of Room 1.) Two steps up from the bedroom/sitting area are two bathrooms. Lots of books plus collections of Gourmet Magazine and Architectural Digest.

$150/175 Sunday-Thursday nights, $175/195 weekends/holidays



The Chicken House up the hill on the right is a favorite nesting place. It is a long narrow building all by itself, with a small private deck and views of both the river and the mountains. It really was a chicken house. The mantel over the fireplace is a bank of nests and the coffee table is a chicken coop. In addition to the king-size bed there is a twin bed which also serves as a sofa. With two bathrooms, a small refrigerator, a bar sink and a coffee-maker, it frequently serves as a honeymoon roost (preferably for two.) Of course there are eggs in the morning!

$175/195 Sunday-Thursday nights, $195/225 weekends/holidays


The Milk Parlor is located on the lower level of the Dairy Barn, the big concrete and block structure just uphill from the Chicken House. A spacious room with private bath (no jacuzzi), a king-size bed and a sitting area with a twin bed.
Lots of art.

$120/150 Sunday-Thursday nights, $150/175 weekends/holidays



The Weigh Station is up the hill on the left. In its former incarnation, the whole floor was a scale for weighing cattle as they arrived or exited the farm. Like the Chicken House, it was one layer of boards with cracks you could see through. Private and very cozy - we tell people to unpack their jammies and put the suitcase back in the car – it is the only room with a queen-size bed rather than a king. Behind the headboard is a “crazy” quilt handmade by Gayle’s mom. There is a nifty view of the wooded hillside – beautiful when it snows! (Should you plan to get snowed in, the refrigerator, bar sink and coffee-maker may be handy.)

$95/125 Sunday-Thursday nights, $125/150 weekends/holidays


NC Mountain Cabin Rental

NC Mountain Cabin Rental

NC Mountain Cabin Rental

NC Mountain Cabin Rental

About 4/10th of a mile up a winding driveway, the Wee Cabin in the Woods features a California King bed, whirlpool tub, gas-log fireplace, mini-kitchen and spacious covered deck with a gas grill. No phone (although your cell may work here) or internet but there is a DVD player and screen for movies.
During off-peak season, the self-sufficient Wee Cabin may be available week-long or longer at special rates.

$195 Sunday-Thursday; $225 Weekends/Holidays


The "Granary” at Gayle's Great-Grandpa’s farm is about 7 miles from River House. Just go to Virginia and turn left. The farm is 40 acres of rolling hills and woods to explore, plus a pond with catfish and bass and carp for watching. Behind the old house with the double porch, the Granary has a king-size bed, black leather sofa and chairs, a gas-log fireplace, a spacious bathroom with large jacuzzi, small refrigerator, coffee-maker, microwave and toaster oven. There is a little patio and a gas grill for the grilling.

$195 Sunday-Thursday; $225 Weekends/Holidays


The Apple House, also at Gayle’s Great-Grandpa’s farm, is teensy-tiny, a former root cellar. But there is a full bath, a queen-size bed and a window wall which faces east to catch the early sun and the family of deer wandering by every morning. Other pets welcome.

$99

 

 

 

 

River House Country Inn & Restaurant
More than a Bed and Breakfast.
In the Blue Ridge Mountains on the New River near Boone & West Jefferson.
1896 Old Field Creek Road, Grassy Creek, NC 28631
336-982-2109 | riverhouse@skybest.com