$114 / night
Total guests, Nights

RiverDance Lodge : Upper, Riverfront Waterfalls, Got it all! - Why pay more! – Home 2294598 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 5 nights min stay

RiverDance Lodge : Upper, Riverfront Waterfalls, Got it all! - Why pay more! – Home 2294598

  • House
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


We are happy to offer you the perfect location. A fine riverfront home in the heart of the Smokies, near numerous waterfalls. Well positioned for spending time indoors or outdoors, enjoying the Smoky Mts, exploring the Cullasaja River Gorge.

- Easy to find, paved to the door. It is heated and air conditioned, and available for rental all year. Each season has its charm and appeal.

- Its a great season to be in the Smoky Mts!

- We provide floats to 'Tube' the river, when conditions permit, below the falls, at your own risk.

- Our rates are very competitive for the vacation that awaits you.

- Riverfront living with 300 ft frontage on the Cullasaja River, up to 80 ft across here. Shallow enough for kids to play safely, under parental control. Great mountain views are common as you come and go to the store, or restaurant, etc, but prime riverfront is rare.

- Quiet, except for the river, and the song birds.

- Enjoy a morning coffee on the deck, relax in the rocker, or view the river from the recliner thru the oversize patio door.

- All of the comforts of the city, yet a relaxed mountain country atmosphere. The murmur of the river will lull you to dreamland, awaken to the songbirds, with beautiful views of the river, and forested hills beyond. Ducks, geese, and sometimes a beaver, frequent our section of the river.

- Its perfect for two couples, or a family with some kids. It sleeps 4 easily, with 2 bedrooms with ensuite baths.

- For larger groups both units could be booked, total of 4br and 3 baths - will sleep 8. Contact owner.

- New San Lucas Sofa by Ashley Fine Furniture.

- Lay back on the double hammock by the river.

- Picnic or sit around the fire near the river. There is a picnic table, with two portable benches, next to the fire ring. Guests may use dead wood found on property, or buy firewood at Bilo, Walmart, Tractor Supply, or Ingles.

- Now has new gas log fireplace, that lights with a click of the remote, for a cozy fire.- In warm weather try our virtual fireplace dvd on large flat screen tv, shot in HD, with the ambiance of a fire, without the heat.

- Fall and winter offer a relaxing indoor experience. Its warm and cozy. The entertainment center has a large flat-screen tv, connected to satellite dish, and to the internet wifi, where we share NetFlix movies.

- We have added Roku, for endless movies and entertainment.

- Enjoy the blueberries in season, and the flowering trees and shrubs recently added.

- We are dedicated with making sure that our guests have a relaxing good time, and experience as much as possible of the fun and scenery of this special place.

- There are numerous marked trails for hiking, alone, or with a group. Rock Shops and antique stores abound.

- The property is at near 2100 feet elevation, warm days and cool nights, without the severity of being higher.

- Try your luck at the Harrah Casino in Cherokee, or at Murphy. Spend a fun day at Standing Indian Campgrounds, or visiting Bavarian Helen, or Tallulah Falls.

- The road to the home is scenic highway 28/64, take a drive to Highlands, Cashiers, or Dillard. The waterfalls are along this road. Nearby are Cullasaja Falls, Dry Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Whitewater Falls, and Glen Falls. Biltmore Mansion is just over an hour away.

-**** Due to concerns for safety due to Covid 19, 4 Night Minimum! We block day before and after each booking for safety. Social distancing, and masks in crowds may still be smart for a while after this reopening. By booking, guests agree that owners are not liable for covid 19 related matters. This may need adjusted to fit conditions. ****


*** Special Season Rates! ***

- We Can Offer The 2/2 [sleeps 4] For as low as $75/nt. - $85 Cleaning Fee.

- $150 Refundable Security Deposit.

- Local Taxes 9.75%

- 3 Night Minimum

- In after 4pm, Out by 12pm.

- Parking for 2 cars max, no rv or trailer.

- Rates can change at any time until booked.

- Be sure to tell upfront the correct number of guests. No Smoking in the house, but permitted on deck, if no mess.

- Please do not leave the door open with AC on, mice and bugs can enter.


- The Greenway offers a walk along the Little Tennessee River of nearly five miles, a mountain bike trail, picnic shelters, playgrounds, disc golf, a boat ramp, canoe put-in, fishing spots, historic bridges, interesting flora and fauna, and things to be discovered. Its a great thing to do!

- Several Waterfalls within 10 miles

- For high adventure try the thrilling ziplines at highlands aerial park.

- The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

- Historic Franklin and Nikwasi Mound - 3 miles

- Discoverfranklinnc com Map

- Ruby mining Cowee Valley - 8 miles.

- Cliffside Lake Recreation Area to swim, fish, and hike.

- Cherokee Harrah Casino - 20 miles, second Casino near Murphy NC.

- Dollywood Theme Parks, with Splash Country Water Park is only 45 miles away, with scenic highway. Save big on cabin rates with us! 3 water parks near Greenville SC.

- Great Smoky Mts NP - 25 miles

- Blueridge Parkway NP - 20 miles

- Bryson City Great Smoky Mt Railroad - combine with - Nantahala River Rafting - 20 miles

- Biltmore Mansion Asheville - 55 miles

- Tallulah Falls and Park - 30 miles

- Nantahala Hiking Club offers local Hikes. The Appalachian Trail and the Bartram Trail are nearby.

- Dillard House Stables Riding Stables.

- Lake Glenville has Andrews Park, swim, boating, bass fishing, amid great scenery.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
  • 2 Attached (ensuites)


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

We recognize that guests like privacy, and may come late, so there is a key lockbox on the door. We do not always meet them, but are there when needed.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $200.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

- No loud parties. Smoking outside only.
- Do not disturb owners or other guests after 8pm.
- Store hammock and floats indoors when not in use.
- 4 guests max, 2 cars max, no rv or trailer, no pets, or its Breach of Lease.
- Allow 5 minutes between changes to thermostat.
- Gas log fireplace is unvented. Do not leave fireplace on when away, with AC on, or when sleeping. Short operation only.
- Do not tamper with smoke detectors, tv cabling, settings, or passwords.


About the owner

Michael White / Y.

Tourist License

Average reply time:
23 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May 2022
Years listed:
Based in:
United States
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





Very Good
26 reviews

Very Good

“Great location close to sites and town.”

Reviewed 23 Jul 2020

Quaint home had everything you could need or want, beautiful location on the river. Yaya and Mike were super easy to work with and very responsive to our needs. Would most definitely stay here again… More

Response from the owner You are such good guests! you have helped doing so many cleaning works for us before you left. Thank you so much! Welcome back to stay in the future!


Reviewed 29 May 2019

My third time to rent River dance. Everything that I need for a week. Convenient to Fraklin and other cities within an hour of driving. Good location and easy to find.

“A gem on the Mountain”

Reviewed 20 Aug 2018

Our second visit to Riverdance was just as beautiful as the first time even though it rained and flash flooded all the days we visited except for one. The hummingbird show on the top porch alone was … More

“A wonderful relaxing Place”

Reviewed 29 Jul 2018

RiverDance is a very comfortable place when visiting this area. The location is convenient to most anywhere you want to tour. Highlands, Bryson City and Dillard are place we visited while on our vacat… More

Response from the owner Thanks for the wonderful review James. We try to do all that we can to make sure that our guests have a wonderful vacation with us. 5 star reviews are necessary to stay competitive, and to continue in business. You folks are always welcome at RiverDance Lodge! .

“Great location!Easy Access!”

Reviewed 30 Apr 2018

Great location!Easy Access!We just spent two days in this p[roperty.The unit nis very clean and neat.There is everything you need;the beds are soft and comfortable.We enjoyed sitting on the deck,BBQ,a… More

“Wonderful stay at Riverdance”

Reviewed 10 Apr 2018

We had a wonderful time during our four night three day stay at Riverdane. Located about as center as possible to waterfalls and Historic Franklin and Highlands. Seeing the waterfalls and sitting on … More


Reviewed 11 Oct 2017

I have not yet made it to this beautiful location - but wanted to give a GOLD STAR rating to the owners ... who went above and beyond to accommodate me during my need to cancel my original vacation da… More

“First Visit”

Reviewed 7 Oct 2017

We enjoyed our stay at RiverDance. The backyard was clean and the sounds of the rumning water were very relaxing. Rooms were clean. The only things that would add to the unit would be to add more cha… More


Reviewed 25 Sep 2017

We had such a great time. The house was very nice. Just enough room for us. They had everything we needed. Couldn't have ask for a better place to stay. We loved the town and the shops. We will … More

Response from the owner Thank you Colleen, your words mean a lot to us. As a returning guest, remind us next trip that you qualify for a 5% loyalty discount! mike & yaya riverdance lodge

“Great place to stay!”

Reviewed 31 Aug 2017

I loved Franklin, NC and this is a great place to stay while visiting. I had more than everything I needed for my stay and it was nice and peaceful. I can't wait to visit again.

Review 1-10 of 26


How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Michael White / (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Michael White / (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Michael White / (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Michael White / the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Michael White / (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Michael White / (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

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How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Michael White / (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Michael White / (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

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You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Michael White / (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Michael White / (the owner) a message.

If Michael White / (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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