Rushing Wataga River just 50 feet below the many decks of A River Mist Too.

In season, try your hands at catching some of the native brook, brown and rainbow trout.

  A River Mist

Dear Guest,

My wife and I traveled through the Boone area for the first time about 30 years ago while on vacation.  We fell in love with the area and continued visiting on and off for the next 20 years.  Nevertheless, we wanted to explore the rest of the country, so we traveled to more than thirty states over those twenty years looking for something better. We never found it!  We kept coming back to Boone, Valle Cruses, Banner Elk, Sugar Grove and Blowing Rock. We are from Florida where the summers are very hot and Boone’s average high in the summer is 76 degrees Fahrenheit.  Perfect.

Well, when we decided to buy a vacation home, there really was no other choice for us; this area was it.  We then spent two years searching for the perfect cabin on a river or on a large stream. This venture was harder than we thought. There weren’t many with a big stream or a river, and the ones we found had something wrong, such as being too close to the highway, too hard to get to or too far from town.  We finally found this property by total luck.  It was a pocket listing that was not in the MLS. The moment we saw it, we knew we had found our place, even though the cabin was pretty run down. The setting was truly “one of a kind”.  I think people use that term too loosely, but we haven’t seen anything in the area quite like this property before or since.

We then spent almost two years refurbishing and remodeling the cabin; I initially wanted to tear it down and build a new cabin but my wife said, “It has good bones”  I am glad we decided to keep the original.  We fell in love with the cabin, named it “A River Mist” and kept visiting every chance we could.  Every visit to A River Mist inspired us to keep adding little details here and there.  It became a work of love that renewed our souls with every visit; the cabin is enchanted!  Since we still work most of the year, we decided to share A River Mist with others.  Fortunately, we found Blue Ridge Mountain Rentals, which happens to be the leading vacation rental agency in the area.  Steve and his staff are great and take care of the rental process in the manner we like our guests to be treated.  If our property is not for you, Blue Ridge Rental has something for everyone.  Sharing our cabin with others has been very gratifying; the guests inspire us time and again with wonderful comments, recommendations and repeat visits. 

The property is over seven acres with a perfect spot right on the river and another well-positioned spot overlooking a pond.  I could not live without building other cabins on such a beautiful property.  So, we spent the last two years building two additional cabins: “A River Mist Too” and “A River Mist Walk”.  We designed them in the spirit of the original “ A River Mist”  and made all bedrooms king master suites. We recalled our own experiences vacationing with family and friends, when only one couple would get a master bedroom and the rest would get small bedrooms without a bath.  This is why all the bedrooms are king master suites.  We also welcome the four-legged members of the family.  We included bidets, fire pits with unlimited firewood, hot tubs, fully furnished gourmet kitchens and we pay attention to details to make the stay the best possible experience.

We absolutely love A River Mist and we hope you will too.  Enjoy and make it your own.  We sure hope to retire there some day.


Nick and Elena   cell phone: 305-297-7381   email: nstroud@epoxytec.com