Holston River House - a Sojourn in Serenity...

Entire home hosted by Sharon

  1. 6 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 2 baths
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.


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Natural splendor awaits you at The River House!  Perched on South Fork Holston River, a trout fly fishing mecca, it resonates tranquility.  The home is appointed by the finest in interior furniture and bedding.  Hike, bike, fly fish, tour nearby Mt Rogers, Grayson Highlands, Jefferson National Forest, VA Creeper Trail, or dine in historic Abingdon. Take in small town vibe at First Friday in Marion. Enjoy hot tub, ping pong, billiards, croquet, or lolling by the river. Welcome! Come enjoy!

The space
The River House is a gorgeous, quiet getaway perched sublimely on the banks of the South Fork of the mighty Holston River in the Adwolfe area of pastoral Smyth County, Virginia. Nestled peacefully on five hundred feet of this state-hatchery supported trout stream, you’ll find your cares slipping into oblivion regardless of which riverside Adirondack chair or seat in the hot tub you pick. Here time disappears as your rhythm changes with days dissolving into dusk, sunsets become sunrises and back again. The sound of the river will resonate in your soul. Perfectly placed on a private triangle of land, it commands hundreds of feet on the river. And if you need anything you’re equidistant to Marion or Chilhowie, and even closer to Jefferson National Forest, Mount Rogers, and Grayson Highlands State Park.

Once you’re acclimated to the serene sounds and sights of this constantly coursing stream, you’ll grow to love the subtle and supple quality of The River House. Pulling into the driveway you’ll come first to the covered porch with several seating spaces for those times when the rain washes the valley. Off to the right, along the riverbank is a raised deck, jutting out over the stream. Further down the bank, are a row of inviting Adirondack chairs. As I am in this narrative, you’ll find yourself irresistibly drawn to the outside because of its unique, natural power and beauty. But come inside for a minute. Let’s cross the threshold. Here’s a modest but updated kitchen, replete with a coffee bar beside the front door to accommodate company in the kitchen. From the kitchen window you’ll see a wonderful view of the river wending its way north. Looking left, you’ll see a generous, sunny family room with a café table and six chairs, an exquisite, tufted, Cordovan leather sofa, matching chair, and daybed with trundle for an extra two sleeping berths. Sink your bare feet into the burgundy wool and silk Persian carpet. Walk through this sunny space and you’ll enter the hallway to the sleeping quarters. On the right is the master bedroom appointed with a stout, king-sized furniture suite, another exquisite Persian carpet and carved floral love seat. Across the hall is the guest bedroom with another compelling queen set. Our choice of bedding is the Frontgate Resort line. Linens are from Macy’s Hotel Collection. Bedding is dried “en plein air,” so you’ll slumber in fragrant mountain sunshine. We don’t want to anesthetize you, but you’ll love your slumber as much as your waking hours!

Let’s step down to the lower level and see what’s going on there. Taking the staircase from the kitchen, we alight on the lower level. We think you’ll be delighted with the 8’ Brunswick billiards table appointed nicely with a green and buff Tiffany-style billiards light overhead. Adjacent is an intimate two-chair café table, and wide-screen opposite. Especially in inclement weather this is another nice and separate gathering space. We make it easy for folks to converge and diverge.

Back through the kitchen we come to the large gathering room with full bath. Quietly dominating this space is a scarlet Bokhara Persian carpet – truly art underfoot. The generous leather furnishings, glow of the fireplace and overall ambiance may invite you to linger longer than you intended. In cold weather you’ll love the fireplace radiating warmth and light. With the spa towels and robes in the nearby armoire, it’s tempting to take a turn in the hot tub.

Open the patio doors and step out onto the open deck. Out here you’re going to find your senses beset by a panoply of natural amenities competing for your attention. You’ll see and hear the unique sounds of the river, the trees waving across green meadows in the wafting wind. Depending upon how your day has gone, you may just decide to plop down here on the patio to relax and decide what to do next. That may constitute nothing more than enjoying the experience of the The River House. This open deck is a natural gathering place for sitting, talking, eating and engaging with friends and family surrounded by nature’s bounty and beauty.

Or, grab your towels and robes and head for the spa. Follow the sidewalk to the Jacuzzi six-person spa with lighting, aqua massage jets for a moment of pure relaxation on the banks of the Holston River letting the water work its wonder. Others may prefer relaxing on the river-bank in one of the Adirondack chairs. Recline in these comfy seats and contemplate nothing more than the moving waters. Or light a campfire in the copper pit or carry a basket of goodies down to the picnic table. For group lawn games, you can choose between ping-pong, croquet or bocce ball. You can also access the adjacent storage building with ping pong table and comfortable sofas.
Here you’ll find three easy-mount bicycles for pure holiday fun. And if you’d rather hike, we’re happy to provide a trail map to some of the prettier vantage points on our adjacent 240 acres. You can easily hike 1-5 miles and picnic out in the open with some of Smyth County’s most spectacular views. Check out our trail maps. Did we mention trout fishing! And you can also content yourselves streaming video inside or roaming around outside with our wi-fi music speaker. Just come have fun!

As you can see, The River House is an experience waiting to unfold beautifully and uniquely for all of our guests. Hungry Mother State Park, Virginia Highlands Festival, Mount Rogers Naturalist Rally, Virginia Creeper Trail, Virginia Highlands Horse Trail, Appalachian Trail - endless opportunities for adventure are just minutes away. Experience an outdoor adventure or quiet serenity. Embrace togetherness or seek your own solitude. However, you choose to personalize your own River House revels, we hope you leave with memories for a lifetime and long to return to do it all over again! When you return to reacquaint yourselves with its magic, we’ll have everything ready and waiting for you.

Consider renting the river house for a romantic weekend, or a girlfriends only getaway, or a fly fishermen's holiday, or make up your own reason to spend time at the river house. Maybe the river is calling you!

Where you'll sleep

1 king bed, 1 queen bed, 2 single beds, 2 couches, 1 toddler bed

What this place offers

Mountain view
River view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private hot tub - available all year, open 24 hours
Security cameras on property

7 nights in Marion

Sep 29, 2022 - Oct 6, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars from 12 reviews


Where you’ll be

Marion, Virginia, United States

Adwolfe is a picturesque pastoral valley in the lea of Flat Ridge section of Iron Mountain adjacent historic Mount Rogers. The valley is dominated by the South Fork of the mighty Holston River, a state hatchery supported trout fishing destination. The peace and quite may be overwhelming to city dwellers. The sounds of rippling water over age-old rounded stones, the brilliance of starlight above an open meadow, the smell of newly mowed hay, the tickle of dew-wet grass between your toes, the taste of grilled trout paired with your favorite Sauvignon Blanc...

Where ever your senses carry you, we hope your river house experience will culminate in life-long memories of fun and affection shared with family and friends.

Hosted by Sharon

  1. Joined in July 2018
  • 12 Reviews
  • Identity verified

During your stay

Host lives 5 minutes from The River House. Personal cell number will be shared with confirmed guests upon request.
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy