Rivermont Cottage Guestbook

October 2, 2010
We had a great week of R&R. your house was perfect!
Marcia & Gunter, Concord, NC

Had tons of fun with my cousins & grandparents at the cabin. It was a beautiful place to stay in. We went gem mining and it was so much fun. Great trip! BEARS!
Lindsay Thompson, Kansas City, KS

June 7-14, 2010
Loved the hummingbirds! Saw some wild turkeys and Chip n Dale on the lower level garden. Went to some incredible art galleries - Jenny Lou Scherberne in Bakersville our favorite! Hiked Linville Falls and just had a great time.
Janine & John, Indian Trail NC http://www.paws-orderdogtrainingnc.com

Memorial Day 2010
What a nice trip. This is the best yet and that's saying alot! We put up the hummingbird feeder and couldn't believe the "show" they gave us - beautiful! R&R abundant as always. Rivermont Cottage is heaven on earth to us. Thank you for sharing it. See you again this fall!
Joe and Nancy P., Lake Wylie, SC

Oct 25 – 29 2009

Great, as usual! Loved the creek. I recommend the orange marmalade duck at the Chalet restaurant in Little Switzerland. Had great fun gem panning at Emerald Village.

Sue and Paul W., Cary NC


Oct 18-29, 2009

Lovely, relaxing home with all comforts one could want. I’m bringing my kids back here in the summer. Already looking forward to it. Thanks!

Gina W., Orlando, FL


Oct. 2 – 11, 2009

Loved our stay at Rivermont even more than a year ago! John caught some trout and hiked one of the peaks near Mount Mitchell. Nemo loves to skirt the edge of the Toe River and play in the water. Laci and I toured some shops. Most restful vacation we’ve had in years. Thanks again for Rivermont – a most enchanting mountain retreat!

Stella, John, Nemo and Laci B.


Sept 23 -26, 2009

The house was wonderful, it was so nice to listen to the river – so relaxing and peaceful. We had such a wonderful visit here. You have everything imaginable to feel totally at home. Can’t wait to come back. Thanks for everything!

Jennie and Brian D., Naples, FL


Sept. 11 – 14, 2009

Our second visit in 2 weeks. This time to celebrate our friends 40th wedding anniversary. Very wonderful, hiked to falls, read and relaxed. Thanks for your wonderful getaway place!

Bill & Nancy G., Carol & Gary R., Asheville, NC


Sept. 4 – Sept 7, 2009

We loved the house and the dogs loved the river! Rivermont was a wonderful discovery and we hope to return soon.

Maureen, Emily, Brianna, Bentley and Golden, Charlotte, NC

Aug 28 –
Sept 1, 2009
We fished twice (caught one), golfed twice, skipped rocks on the river,  spent hours catching up on each others lives while relaxing in the gazebo – no mosquitos! Just a GREAT place. Lots of good info and a great selection of movies too. You’ve put a lot of thought into making Rivermont wonderful – thanks!
Gary, Carol, Jamie, David & Christina R. Asheville, Los Angeles, and Athens, GA

 August 18 – 25, 2009
We just loved the place! We especially enjoyed sitting in the screened gazebo and listening to the creek. Everything was beautiful inside and out at your cottage. We loved our stay!
Stephen, Sarah and Franny C., Poquoson, VA

 Aug 4 – 18, 2009
We enjoyed 2 relaxing weeks exploring Burnsville & the surrounding area. The house is very comfortable and well stocked. We loved the screened gazebo and ate all our meals outdoors. We will be back! Thanks for making us feel right at home, you’re wonderful hosts!
Nancy and Art D., Nokomis,

 We had a great time at Rivermont Cottage. It was such a joy to get together as a family and have a break from the world. Thanks so much Becky, we would like  to come back!
John, Melinda and Morgan O., John S.

August 1, 2009

This place was great, thank you so much! The river is beautiful and very fun to play in. The beds are really comfortable to sleep in and everyone slept great every night! Hope to come back next year. Thanks and keep up the good work!

The Youngs, Greenville, SC

Just what the doctor ordered – peace and quiet! Bill is retired, I’m not. He loves rainy mountain weather & I love a quiet and relaxed time. So this was the perfect place. Enjoyed our stay, thanks for letting us use the cottage!
Bill & Kathy O., Raleigh, NC
 July 4 – 11, 2009
Loved the cottage! The boys and dog loved the river. They caught several fish on different days. Loved the sound of the river. The cottage was comfortable and homey – loved the gift bag! Thanks for providing such a wonderful place. Hope to come back soon!
Dale & Donna M., boys & Ladybird, Martinez, GA
 June 27 – July 4, 2009
Loved our stay! Cottage was great in every respect – everything provided that we needed! We fished a lot – everyday – and caught a lot of trout. We hope to come back next year. Thanks again for providing a great place to stay.
Dave S., family & friends, St. Pete, FL

Oct. 15 – 18, 2008
We had a wonderful and relaxing stay at Rivermont. Especially enjoyed our walks and coming back to have breakfast in the enclosed porch over the river. Loved the sound of the river. The welcome package was such a nice touch. The fall colors were beautiful and each day they seemed to be a little bighter. Your house was very warm and inviting and the perfect location for doing day trips. We would love to come back again some day.
Tim, Martha, Ed & Mary, Dayton, OH

Beautiful, comfortable homey, convenient – just the perfect place to get away from it all. Thanks for sharing your lovely home and your hospitality. Hope to return some day soon to this lovely place with all it’s natural beauty and charm.

John, Stella, Lacy & Nemo

Thanks again Becky! Just as good as it was in 2006, but this time we are husband and wife! The warmer weather this time made our motorcycle trips more pleasant. The Rivermont Cottage was just as charming second time around and we will be back again!
John and Wendy A., Apopka, FL

 Truly a wonderful time. Everything comfortable and relaxing. Fishing, walking and deer-spotting all successful. Thank you for your generosity and hospitality.
Alex, Glynn, Adrian and Roselyn C.
Greenville, SC

 Really enjoyed our stay at Rivermont! We plan to return one day. Great place on the river—thanks for sharing!
Nick, Ashley, Isaac, Taylors SC

 Enjoyed our time at Rivermont. Very relaxing.. our daughters loved playing in the river. Great place. Thanks for sharing.
Tony, Daina, Erin S., Dalton, GA

 July 3-6, 2008
What a wonderful, relaxing weekend we had at your beautiful cabin! Thank you so much for sharing Rivermont Cottage with us!
Eric & Vaulty S., Black Mountain, NC

 June 22-28, 2008
We loved the cottage – our favorite was dining in the screened room with the radio playing softly and hearing the sound of the river. Very relaxing. Wonderful family time!
Joddie, Karen, Kayla, Morgan and Abbey P., Lexington, SC

 May 16-19, 2008
We loved this place the first time we were here and we love it even more now! The addition of the wireless Internet is just great. The river is so lovely. One day we hiked and one day it was raining so we got to cozy up and watch movies and the rain. A lovely place, lots of thoughtful touches – we appreciate all your thought and care!
Jehanne, David & Sam, Durham NC

October 25 – 28, 2007

Watching the river bounce over the rocks, sparkle with the afternoon sun and chatter to its visitors was heavenly. But greatest of all was catching sight of the “Giant Kingfisher.” The binoculars, provided here, gave a close up view of this fabulous bird. Thanks for such a well-stocked cottage. Right down to the dog biscuits…
Donal, Karen and Pippin, Charlotte, NC
October 19-22, 2007
This place is now very special to us! We spent out 1 year wedding anniversary here and we feel so at home. We would love to come back every year! It is so peaceful, scenic and cozy. The river is amazing and JB loved all his walks around.
Mike, Emily Sue and JB, Raleigh, NC

October 11-14, 2007

Our home away from home! The Rivermont is a special place. Relaxing warm feeling. The sound of the river is the most peaceful sound of all! Thank you for another wonderful stay and the gift. We’ll be back next year!

Nancy & Joe, Lake Wylie, SC

August 2007
Great time, wonderful location, very relaxing, hung up the hummingbird feeder with sugar water- it’s fun to watch!!!
Hoffmans, Seminole, FL
August 13-16, 2007
We enjoyed the screened in area while the kids had a blast in the South Toe River! One evening we enjoyed the Hilltop Restaurant in Burnsville and then caught a movie at the Yancey Theater next door. Note: Sally’s Kitchen is no longer open! Roaring Fork falls is beautiful! Thank you for the welcome gift!
Din & Lisa, Charlotte NC
August, 2007
We have been camping in this area for 40 years and love the scenery. I especially enjoyed having a :cabin” this year. Your house is warm and inviting, I look forward to returning again. Thank you for the gift.
Betty & Frank, Sanford NC

August 3-10, 2007

We had a wonderful time. Everything was perfect, especially dining in the screened area.

Marion & Jim, Raleigh, NC

July 26-August 1, 2007
We normally stay at the 12th Tee Lodge but my sister and I as well as the family enjoyed the river and scenery! Loved playing golf and enjoyed every bit of our stay. We saw a HUGE bear across the river!
Wood Family, Charlotte NC

July 17-14, 2007

This is just what be both hoped for and needed. A lovely, peaceful stay in these beautiful mountains. The stream is SO nice to listen to and play in. Thank you for the little gifts and for sharing this wonderful spot of heaven. Riding our motorcycle on the Blue Ridge Parkway has been fun too, it’s always new and ever-changing.

Steve & Chris, Odessa, FL

June 30-July 7, 2007
Thank you for sharing the beautiful cottage. We had a great time seeing all of our old friends that are so dear to us. We had a lot of catching up to do since we moved in 1980. A lot has changed since then but it is still and always will be HOME. Thanks again!
The MacNeill family, Cameron, NC
June 21-24, 2007
Thank you for sharing your wonderful habitat! We love the Rivermont Cottage! The return trip was as nice as the first. The laurel blooming was just perfect. Our little mini-daschunds loved it too! We had a great 19th wedding anniversary—looking forward to returning this fall! Thanks again!
Nancy & Joe, Lake Wylie, SC
June 8-11, 2007
This made my 38th birthday just great! The river was so much fun to play in, brought back memories of my childhood in Oregon. My children really enjoyed being here also. I know we will be back and looking forward to returning.
The Varners, Dothan, AL

May 25-28, 2007

A beautiful, peaceful, inspiring getaway! Your home not only provided the ideal base for a weekend of adventuring, but also was full of delightful touches and wonderful sensibility toward its natural surroundings.

The Shea Family, Charlotte NC

Easter, 2007
Wow! What a wonderful home. Exceeded our expectations! We had snow to start your 2007 season. It was beautiful and serene. Thank you for creating such a warm “cottage” and for haring it. You have thought of everything! We loved the river and the screened porch and look forward to our anniversary trip in June. Thanks again for the perfection and for Rivermont!
Nancy and Joe, Lake Wylie, SC
Nov.4-6, 2006
We loved your cottage! Our motorcycle ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway, horseback riding and dinner at the Hilltop Restaurant. Thanks for a great time – we will be back!
John and Wendy, Apopka, FL

October 25-29, 2006
What a cute cottage! My husband enjoyed the comfy bed and our dog had a blast playing in the water. Even if it was a bit cold! The hiking was great- we caught both the waterfalls and when it rained on Friday we just kicked back, worked a puzzle and enjoyed the view. Bailey is already planning our next trip! JThanks for sharing your home.
Dianne & Dana, Greenville SC

Oct 22, 2006

The river was nice and it was relaxing to watch the river. Our dog enjoyed running up the deck & didn’t want to come inside. The riber was fun to play in even though it was very chilly. Thanks for sharing your cabin!

Freed Family, Atlanta, GA

October 16, 2006
The river was very low, surprised how high it got by Tuesday morning! Has been raining, hope for a clear last day. With that said, this has been a very relaxing, beautiful trip. The sound of the river, the changing leaves and the people we met have been wonderful. Rivermont is cozy, warm & welcoming.
Dean and Punky, Pomona Park, FL
Oct7-14, 2006
Thanks! House was well-equipped and comfortable. Great fireplace! You have thought of everything. The welcome package was much appreciated. Nice touch. Thanks again!
Sheri & Lou, Plantation, FL
Oct. 2006
Thank you! We spent a perfect 3 days here. The sound of running water was so peaceful; a deer came right up on the lawn; the house is amazingly comfortable and delightful-it is well cared for! And it had everything we need for a comfortable, fun stay- a true delight. Our thanks We hope to be back!
Jehanne and Sam, Durham NC
September, 2006
Your cottage is wonderful! It has something for everyone. The grandkids had a ball in the water. Greatgrandpa loved the screen porch. We enjoyed the time away from home. Hope to be back next summer.
Bill & Connie, Rob & Dawn, Grace

July 22-29, 2006

We enjoyed ourselves very much. The house was comfortable and we spent most of our time out in the screen porch. Fishing was great as was the biking, waterfalls and playing in the river!

Dean, Bonnie, Colleen, Kaitlin Matthew & Sport


July 18-22, 2006

Thank you for allowing us to return to the Rivermont. It is the closest place to heaven we have found! The addition of the screen porch is wonderful. This is the “perfect” place. Many thanks until our next trip!

Cyndi & Chris, Apex, NC

June 3-24, 2006
Rivermont is charming. The river and mountains are mesmerizing…
Rich and Donna, Sarasota, FL
May 20-27, 2006
The cottage was great. Better than expected and better than any other we’ve rented! The river, mountains & the peace & quiet were everything that we needed. Many thanks!
Norm & Diane, Strongsville OH

We had a delightful stay- the sounds and the beauty of the river are almost overwhelmingly peaceful. Everything here was perfect!

Jane and Jean-Marie, Charleston SC

Nov. 19 2005
We have had a wonderful time! Thursday low 19 degrees, Friday low 290 degrees- snow id predicted Sunday night and I am sorry we’ll miss it! The cottage is great- clean & we enjoyed a fire every night. We are rock-hounds so we enjoyed the area very much! Hope to return in the spring! We have so much more to see!
Barbara & Bob, Tampa FL

Our stay here was very restful & peaceful – much needed. A great place to meet our son and his friend who are at Mars Hill College! We loved the river.

Sid, Delilah, Trey, Matt. Belmont, NC

October 2005
We had a great stay! Loved hiking to the falls, both of them! Cottage is great and well-equipped. We had a fire every night, it was a great change from FL. Hope to come back again! Thanks!
Maureen & Ray, Naples FL
June 12-18, 2005
Lots of rain with tropical storm Arlene when we arrived. The skies cleared and we had a great time hiking, eating and relaxing. Loved the falls. We had time to catch up on family news and lots of card games. The grill was great!
Al, Kate, Michael, Rhonda, Riley
June 10-12, 2005
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were here when it rained most of the time. This is a very relaxing, pleasant getaway cottage. It is completely stocked with the necessities. It’s great to have access to a washer & dryer also. Thanks!
Linda, Charlotte NC
Love the river and the golf course was great. Thanks guys!
Mike & Erika, Charlotte NC

June 12, 2005

Great place to stay and relax. Rainy all weekend, but still had a great time. Loved the running river, helps you sleep! Enjoyed myself very much!

PJ, Charlotte, NC

June, 2005
PICTURE PERFECT! What a wonderful & relaxing cottage! Loved the view and the running river. The weather was wet, but still had an awesome time. Thanks for having a wonderful, well-stocked get-away. Will return for more memorable moments! Thanks again.
Suzie, Charlotte NC
June 6-10, 2005
Clean & neat, close to Mt Mitchell – A big Plus – we caught 5 trout in 30 minutes down by Carolina Hemlocks (checked by a friendly game warden)!! Hiked many wonderful trails. Roan mountain was beautiful. Rained every day but it didn’t stop us. Lovely place – left it clean – thanks!
Clint, Cindy, Josh, Nick,
Goldsboro, NC

June 4-6, 2005

Wonderful weekend getaway prior to Afghanistan deployment. Jess & I were able to just relax and focus on each other surrounded by the mountain beauty. Thanks for the hospitality. We’ll be back!

Rob & Jessica, Fayetteville NC

May 7-12, 2005
What a wonderful home! It was perfect in every way. We happened to come just as everything began to leaf out and bloom. So pretty! When can we come back again!?
Vanessa, Holden, Michelle, Largo, FL
Oct 29-31, 2004
Thank you for sharing this peaceful place! Enjoyed the birds, the running stream and the fireplace over the weekend.
The Vergins & the Furrs, Charlotte NC
October 19, 2004

What a fantastic place. Enjoyed everything! It rained, but we will come again!
Chuck, Belinda, Maggie, Charlotte, NC

October 14-17,2004

What am incredible place! Thank you for allowing us to share a bit of heaven by the river. The house has everything we needed. We enjoyed the BBQ and listening to the river on the deck. The fall colors were extraordinary! This was the perfect place for a long weekend away from it all! Thank you again for the wonderful opportunity to share your adorable home. We’ll be back!

Cyndi & Chris, Holly Springs NC

Sept 10 -17, 2004
Great place! Exceeded our expectations!
Ron & Connie, The Villages, FL
August 21, 2004
Great place. Enjoyed the bird feeder & the quiet. Very comfortable and quiet. Will bring the family back sometime!
Nils & Kathy, Matthews, NC
Had a wonderful, relaxing time. Thank you! Hope to come back again soon.
Phil & Mary, Safety Harbour, FL

August 2-7, 2004

The fresh mountain air, the flwoing stream, beautiful views, long vigorous walks were all that we expected. Oh, and the quiet cell phones! Enjoyed God’s beauty very much! Thank you for sharing.

Ed & Patsy, Rickmond, KY

July 26-August 2, 2004
Perfect vacation for the family. The sound of the river and the birds are so peaceful, even the baby (Jackie) slept well.
John, Sara, Taylor & Jacqueline, Bonita Springs, FL

July 23-26, 2004

We enjoyed your clean and comfortable home. Had a great time on the deck listening to the creek. Great views and walks. Thank you for providing every convenience!

James & Christine, Jacksonville, FL

July 17-23, 2004
Thanks for making our “homecoming” so great! The weather, golf & food at Albert’s was wonderful. Seems like the house had everything we forgot! Thanks so much.
Jim & Bennia, Paul & Janice, Roanoke, VA
July 10-17, 2004
The cottage was very well-deicted on the website, comfortable and beautifully located. The children loved playing in the river & my mother enjoyed waking to the birds in the feeder. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Leman family, New Orleans, LA
April 22-24, 2004
Absolutely beautiful- the sound of the river can’t be beat. Never have we been in a home more friendly, well-equipped and just plain comfortable than yours. Thank you! We hope to be back for a winter snow.
Caren & Ted, Greensboro, NC

July 4, 2003

Heaven seems a little closer in a house beside the water & mountains!

John and Joyce, Greensboro, NC


June 20-22, 2003

BEAUTIFUL location! We really enjoyed our visit.

Mark, Tina, Jane, Charles, Columbia, SC

 June 5-8, 2003
Loved your home. Weather wasn’t good, but we had a great time. Thank you!
Gooch & Broward, Jacksonville, FL

October 6, 2002

Beautiful, by the stream! We have a cabin in the Sierra’s, such a difference. Your greta 17th hole especially. Looks like you like birds, we are birders too! Thank you!

Bill & Sue, Piedmont, CA


July 13-21, 2002

This is our 3rd year to visit Mt Mitchell and probably our best trip ever! Weather was great, golf was unbeatable, and the scenery is beautiful. Your home is a great rental, very well-equipped and comfortable. We hope to be back again next year.

Kathy & Lou, Poland OH

May, 2002
This is a beautiful spot on the Toe- and one of the closest places to our heart. We thought your home to be so comfortable and had a lovely memorial day getaway. Hope to have our own place up here some day!
Carter & Angelina, Tyrone GA
Oct 16-21, 2001
Beautiful home- thanks for it’s use. Did a lot of trout fishing! Caught a few. Now headed to the ocean. Weather wonderful & cool.
Philip & Kathleen, Decathur, IL
July 2001
What a delightful home. We enjoyed 5 days here by the river. Your home is so well furnished, equipped and clean that we hate to leave.
Elaine & Jack, Wilmington NC

May 25-17, 2001
What a great cottage. We enjoyed the lovely view, so much better than a condo. It was so nice to have this lovely place to stay for a few days. We hope to be back this fall, with friends! Thank you!
Dee & Chuck, Laudon, TN

October 16-20, 2000

We really enjoyed our visit to your area. The cottage was very comfortable – the deck on the river was the best part. I especially appreciated your thoughtful equipping of the kitchen – down to the seasonings, which I used!

Jean and Ray, Athens, GA

Sept 30-Oct 3, 200
Wonderful place – everything perfect! Golf wonderful. We hope to come again!
Trip & Rita, Tyler, TX