NEED A BAA-CATION? Come play with baby miniature goats!
Escape to The River's Call Inn, a one-of-a-kind barn house experience just feet away from the Hungry River, nestled in the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains of Flat Rock, North Carolina. Enjoy playing with the miniature goats, fishing for rainbow trout, and tubing down the river...all while on the property!
ATTENTION: We would like to note that we are still open for business and accepting reservations. We are taking precautions to keep our home extra sanitized, and as always, sparkling clean and with clean white bed linens and washed-every-time duvet covers. If you are going to need to stay cooped up, it might as well be in a beautiful barn house in the county right? :D
A SIMPLER TIME
Relax and let the river's song sooth your soul from every bit of the 10.5 acre property. Enjoy the pattering of the evening rain on the tin roof, while rockin' away your blues with river-front views on the large old-fashioned covered porch – complete with Adirondack rocking chairs and a delightful moonshine bar. With 734 feet of private river frontage, take an exhilarating dip to cool off, or explore the river bed to hunt for arrowheads or stack rocks. Play a fun-filled game of cornhole, or test your lassoing skills with a lariat and practice steer head. Under a starry-filled night share stories and memories around the fire pit, or join in on an entertaining game of giant black-light Jenga. Escape to the large old-fashioned back porch for a relaxing soak in the hot tub, large enough for five.
Enjoy a 1940's barn renovated into a unique 4 bedroom, 2 bath getaway. Its clean, farmhouse charm creates the perfect home away from home. Downstairs is a family room with sofa bed and two large master suites – each with a queen bed and shared full bathroom. Upstairs has a kitchen w/ island seating, a full bathroom, living room with sofa bed, dining table, and two bedrooms – each with a full-sized bed. Snuggle up into plush white linens, and crack open your window for nature's own river lullaby. Wake up to a cheerful kitchen stocked with all of the comfort amenities of home. Grab a cup of coffee or tea, and take a seat at one of the bistro tables on the upstairs porch for a tree-top view of the river while being serenaded by a morning chorus of birds.
THE SMALL TOUCHES
Inside you'll find fun farmhouse decor showcasing barn animals, tasteful lamps, and whitewashed details against crisp, fresh water blue walls. Every bedroom comes with four cushy pillows, an extra blanket, alarm clock, tissues, clothes hangers, trash can, and ceiling fan. Each side of the bed has an end table, lamp, and USB charging port for your phone. A Smart TV is upstairs in the living room with complimentary Netflix and ability to login to other personal streaming accounts. DVD player is provided, as well various movies. Coffee tables lift up for easy dining on each couch. Both the upstairs and downstairs have hair dryers and ironing boards with irons. Shampoo, conditioner, and body wash is supplied, and there are several full-length mirrors. Plush white bath towels are provided, as well large outdoor towels for the river and picnics. Many board games and card games are provided for entertainment. Giant black light Jenga and cornhole is available for outdoor fun, as well as a lasso with practice steer head. Unique moonshine bar on porch provides extra seating and is a terrific backdrop for photos. Fire pit includes eight comfortable adirondack chairs with side tables to easy place your drinks or smores ingredients. Gas grill includes propane and grilling utensils.
The River's Call Inn is on a 10.5 acre park-like setting that includes river frontage, towering trees, and forested mountains. Have fun exploring the grounds! You'll find chickens, a rooster named Elvis, three adorable miniature goats, and two sweet outdoor cats! Depending on the season you'll find blueberries, mulberries, peaches, cone flowers, mint, sage, shiitake mushrooms, morel mushrooms, giant hibiscus, colorful Japanese maple trees, wildflowers and more. Some of the local wild critters include trout, crawfish, fireflies, turtles, wild turkeys, ducks, squirrels, deer, ground hogs, rabbits, and beautiful birds. Keep an eye out for the morning heron by the river. Rare but possible bear, snake, and bob cat sightings as well!
📍 Flat Rock Village, NC (5-8 mi.): Dining, Shops, The Park at Flat Rock, Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (includes Museum, Goat Farm, and Hiking), Free Parking
📍 Downtown Hendersonville, NC (9 mi.): Restaurants, Bars, Live Music, Shops, Performing Arts Theatre, Festivals, Free Parking
📍 Asheville, NC (18-32 mi.): Regional Airport, Biltmore Estate, Downtown, Rivers Arts District, West Asheville, Festivals
📍 Pisgah Forest, NC (20 mi.): Pisgah National Forest, Hiking, Waterfalls, Free Parking
📍 Chimney Rock, NC (18 mi.): Chimney Rock State Park, Chimney Rock Village, Lake Lure, Free Parking
📍 Blue Ridge Parkway (23 mi.): Scenic Driving
📍 Tryon, NC (28 mi.): Tyon International Equestrian Center, Free Parking
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STAY 5-6 NIGHTS – get 1 FREE load of wash & fold laundry service
STAY 7 NIGHTS or more – 2 FREE loads of wash & fold laundry service
Q & A:
WE DO NOT ALLOW people to drop to visit. We consider anyone that comes on the property to be a nightly guest booked for the full stay, so please let us know the total amount of people that will be coming over before your check-in day so we can update your reservation. The maximum number of people allowed on the property is twelve. Each person over 4 people is $25/night + taxes + VRBO fees - up to 12 people total.
Rates change based on market demand. Once booked your rates and details (including price for extra people) is locked in.
This is a fantastic place for families, but children need to be supervised at all times. Property and home is not child-safe. Extra caution with wildlife, farm animals, stairs, bridge, river, springs, fire pit, hot tub, furniture, and decor. Parents assume all responsibility.
The barnhouse is pet-free to help keep it clean and hypoallergenic. You will probably see two adorable cats out roaming the grounds - Shino and Miss Marilyn. They love to be pet and held, but please don't invite them inside. They have been loving the great outdoors for over 14 years now! You might also see Mark or Katrina out walking Blu, an adorable Australian Shepherd.
The Hungry River
The river that runs along the property is called The Hungry River. On an average day, it is crystal clear and ranges from about 1 foot to 3 feet deep. During a heavy rain it can quickly rise temporarily. When the river as at a normal height, feel free to tube down the river to the bridge as well as play in the swimming hole, stack rocks, and fish for rainbow trout. Down the driveway by the bridge to the property is a popular spot for local fly fishermen. Any person 16 or older will need a NC fishing license that can be purchased at the N.C. Wildlife website. Along and in the river you may find beautiful rocks, arrowheads, crawfish, turtles, frogs, rainbow trout, snakes, otters, ground hogs, birds, deer, and more!
WIFI + LANDLINE
WIFI is included. Connection is usually good, but is slow and can be spotty, especially during storms. WIFI connection is shared with hosts' home. Cell phone signal is not available, but WIFI calling can easily be activated for most cell phone calls. Instructions will be provided. A landline phone is available for emergencies as well.
Five to six vehicles can park comfortably next to the barnhouse. There is additional parking on the property as well if more is needed.
You're first bundle of firewood is complementary, and then $7 a bundle. Feel free to collect fallen sticks and branches from the forest as well. We have a long lighter for you to use, and usually some starter sticks on hand.
The grill has two tanks so that you do not run out of propane. Please let us know if you go through the first tank, so we will know to fill it.
There is a single serve k-cup machine with complimentary k-cups in a variety flavors (usually a mix of coffee, decaf, tea, and cocoa), plus a refillable k-cup to put grounds in. We also have a small coffee pot with coffee filters, plus coffee grounds and powdered creamer in the cabinet.
For 5-6 night bookings, hosts will wash and fold a load of laundry for you complimentary. 7 night bookings get two loads complimentary. Any additional are $10 a load. There is a really nice laundry mat in Downtown Hendersonville with wash and fold available as well. There is no washer and dryer in the barnhouse. There are plenty of extra hooks inside and outside to dry wet clothes and towels from a day of playing in the river.
Things to Bring
Water shoes to protect your feet in the river, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, inner tubes (if tubing), and fire starter sticks (or you can use sticks around the property).
Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, ear swabs, face wipes, cotton balls, wash cloths, hand towels, bath towels, two hair dryers, toilet paper, tissues, outdoor towels, coffee, linens, pillows, throw blankets, two irons, two ironing boards, clothes hangers, small safe, filtered water, ice, fully-equipped kitchen, Netflix, DVDs, board games, outdoor games, and your first bundle of firewood.
The hot tub is set at its max. temp. of 104 degrees (which is nice and hot). Occasionally the power will go out, and it will temporarily be lower as it heats up again. Feel free to adjust it as you wish, but please turn temperature all the way back up the night before check-out.
Closest Grocery Store
Ingles - 220 N Highland Lake Rd, Flat Rock, NC 28731
About 35 min. in normal traffic. Uber and Lyft are available to and from the barn house.Get the full listing »