Riverside Memories Luxe Riverfront Cabin & Guest Cottage; Fire pit; Game Room; Disc Golf; King Beds

  • Spend Christmas at our decorated cabin.
    Spend Christmas at our decorated cabin.
  • The riverside fire pit is a treat all year long.
    The riverside fire pit is a treat all year long.
  • Twilight is a beautiful time to enjoy Riverside Memories.
    Twilight is a beautiful time to enjoy Riverside Memories.
  • Sitting on the boulders in the river allows you to enjoy serene views.
    Sitting on the boulders in the river allows you to enjoy serene views.
  • Pull up a seat and listen to the river babble by.
    Pull up a seat and listen to the river babble by.
  • Don't forget we have a disc golf course.
    Don't forget we have a disc golf course.
  • Luxury awaits after you're done exploring outside.
    Luxury awaits after you're done exploring outside.
  • Our basement game room is enjoyed by the young and young at heart.
    Our basement game room is enjoyed by the young and young at heart.
  • Property grounds
    Property grounds
  • This is the floor plan for the main cabin.   The guest house is extra.
    This is the floor plan for the main cabin. The guest house is extra.
  • Private kitchen
    Private kitchen
  • Dining
  • Private kitchen
    Private kitchen
  • Dining
  • Private kitchen
    Private kitchen
  • Room
  • Bathroom
  • Bathroom
  • Room
  • View from property
    View from property
  • Room
  • Room
  • Bathroom
  • Bathroom
  • Room
  • Living area
    Living area
  • Living area
    Living area
  • Living area
    Living area
  • Food and drink
    Food and drink
  • Living area
    Living area
  • Interior
  • Interior
  • Living area
    Living area
  • Lobby
  • Property grounds
    Property grounds
  • Pool
  • Pool
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    Property grounds
  • Terrace/patio
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    Property grounds
  • Interior
  • Game room
    Game room
  • Bathroom
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Pool
  • Pool
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Property grounds
    Property grounds
  • Property grounds
    Property grounds
  • Outdoor dining
    Outdoor dining
  • Outdoor spa tub
    Outdoor spa tub
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    Property grounds
  • Property grounds
    Property grounds
  • Property grounds
    Property grounds
  • Exterior
  • Spa
  • Property grounds
    Property grounds
  • Property grounds
    Property grounds
  • Property grounds
    Property grounds
  • Property grounds
    Property grounds
3 Bedrooms • 3 Baths • Sleeps 5-10
Allows pets Internet River Private Pool (more...)

“This property is amazing! Anything you could possibly need or imagine is provided. Has all the essentials plus more.” -Sara G, June 2023

Brand New Guest Cottage will be available as of December 10, 2023. Photographs will be added by mid December. King Bed and Full Bathroom and small kitchenette located directly next door to Main House.

*Direct Private Riverfront access for playing and fishing

*Dogs Welcome

*King Beds

*Game room for kids and adults AND play room for littles.

*Fire pit

*Corn hole and private disc golf course

*Fully stocked kitchen and grill
*Strong wifi and full Spectrum cable package including sports channels

Welcome to Riverside Memories in Mt Airy, NC. This riverfront oasis is our family’s newest addition to the NCEscapes suite of vacation rentals. This true log cabin situated on 3 wooded private acres was meticulously and tastefully remodeled in 2023 providing our guests with an elevated nature escape with dreamy views, direct private access to the Ararat River and located only 2.5 miles from all the shops and restaurants downtown Mt Airy has to offer.

Our professionally designed private Disc Golf Course is going to be a hit with all the disc golfers in your group. If you are more experienced than a novice, please message us for more information.

We have a full Spectrum cable package including all of the sports channels and Spectrum GIG Internet with a mesh network for strong Wifi everywhere in the home. Cell signal is spotty so we recommended turning on Wifi calling on your phone settings. Verizon is stronger on the property than AT&T.

The UNheated in-ground swimming pool is open from May 1-October 31 every year. Keep in mind, pool water temperatures are directly related to the weather and subject to change daily.

We began hosting guests at Riverside Memories in June of 2023 and are thrilled it’s been so well received!

“We had plans to do several things close by but only ended up leaving once for a quick ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway (only 32 minutes from the house!). With the river, the large pool, disc golf, foosball table, old-school Ms. Pac-Man, the Wii, the board games and the quiet secluded atmosphere - none of us wanted to leave and go anywhere else!“ – Lesley J, June 2023

Please check out our other current properties for a long history of reviews:

VRBO 1362857 - 160+ reviews 5.0 average

VRBO 2347162 - 50+ reviews 5.0 average

VRBO 2696062 - 48+ reviews 4.9 average

VRBO 2593943 - 28+ reviews 5.0 average

***Riverfront access*** The property is wooded, rustic and natural. It is a fairly steep descent to access the river traversing a cleared but natural clearing. Those with mobility issues will have a difficult time. Fit individuals will find this reasonably easy to navigate. Please note there are no steps, handrails, pavers, or other manmade aids to access the riverfront area from the main home.

We highly recommend grippy water shoes if you plan on fishing or playing in the river as the riverbed and rocks can be really slippery.

You can fish in the river and the river is stocked with trout about 10 miles upriver, just across the VA/NC border. You can swim and play at your own risk. We find the water very clear and refreshing. Of course, the river will look muddy or murky after a storm when the riverbed gets stirred up. You can bring rafts, kayaks, and other flotation devices and float downstream and get picked up at any number of locations down-river. Please plan ahead for the best experience.

***Wildlife*** This property is home to several families of deer and you will often see them walking through. As it is a heavily wooded area you will see any number of outdoor critters and insects. Our guests love experiencing nature while having all modern conveniences inside and being so close to town.

“The home is located on a river and the kids loved fishing the river. I personally loved hiking up or down river as it was just so beautiful. Then later in the middle of the day we had this wonderful pool to enjoy. I loved cooking on the grill and watching everyone have the best of times!! “ – Michael T, June 2023


We have three common spaces for you and your group to enjoy and of course we have central AC and heat for your comfort.

Main floor living room boasts a gas fireplace, 65” Samsung Smart TV, two full sized leather sofas and a cozy recliner.

Second floor open loft space doubles as a quiet reading nook loading with books for ages 1-100 and as a play space for the littles in your group. We have a road rug, toys, a play kitchen with plenty of pots and pans, a play tee pee and two nuggets. What’s a nugget? Glad you asked! The Nugget is part furniture and part toy. This play couch is made of four foam pieces. It’s soft, squishy and sturdy and kids of all ages love it because it can be reconfigured in countless ways into the best couch forts. Check out NuggetComfort for build ideas. Please note that the second floor loft is open to the main floor and does not have it’s own HVAC vents – it does get warm on hot days but is very comfortable at all other times. We have a tower fan to keep you more comfortable.

The basement game room is a dream on rainy days! Two full size leather sofas allow you to enjoy the 70” Samsung Smart TV in comfort. We also have countless board games, an old school Ms Pac Man stand up arcade loaded with lots of other games, a foosball table and an old school Wii with countless games.

*Kitchen and Dining*

Riverside Memories boasts a handmade 8’ black walnut river table with 10 matching dining chairs. Your entire group can sit around one table. Our newly remodeled kitchen boasts brand new stainless steel appliances, a gas stove with built in griddle, granite countertops and a small island with 4 stools in addition to our famous Pay-It-Forward Kitchen pantry.

Kitchen Amenities include:

* Drip Coffee Maker/ Keurig / Electric Water Kettle

* Dishes & Utensils

* Pots, pans and skillets of every size and shape

* Baking and cooking tools

* Mugs / Glasses / Wine Glasses – both glass and plastic

* Kids plates/cups/utensils

* Dishwasher

* Microwave

* Paper Towels

* Gas Range

* Refrigerator/ Ice Maker / Filtered Water Dispenser

* Spices and Stocked Pantry

* Toaster / Blender / Crock Pot / Waffle Maker / Hand Mixer


All 3 bedrooms have Samsung Smart TVs in addition to the two large ones in the living rooms.

Two full bathroom are located on the main level and one full bathroom is located in the basement. The basement bathroom is most convenient to use when outside at the pool or river.

-Ensuite - King bedroom suite, desk, rocking chair, ensuite bathroom with custom shower and double vanity

-Bedroom 2 - king bedroom suite

-Bedroom 3 - Custom built adult bunk - Twin XL over Queen with Twin XL trundle

Bedroom 2 & 3 share a full hall bathroom located on the main floor just off the kitchen in between the 2 bedrooms.

Two luxury folding twin beds are located in the closet across from the full bathroom in the basement for additional sleeping options. We find our guests much prefer this option to a sleeper sofa.

Guest Cottage is a "tiny home" and is our 4th bedroom and bathroom.

Bathroom Amenities include:

* Hair Dryers

* Hand Soaps, Body Wash

* Linens and Towels provided

* Shampoo & Conditioners

* Toilet Paper

Laundry Amenities:

* Washer/Dryer

* Detergent

* Iron & Ironing Board


Amenities include:

* Large Unheated Inground Pool with a deep end overlooking the river open May 1- October 31

* 9 Disc Golf Baskets throughout the property. If you are an intermediate or expert player, please ask us about our 18 hole professionally designed private course.

* Fire Pit overlooking the river – plenty of sticks and fallen branches on the property

* Charcoal Grill / Grill Tools (Charcoal is part of the Pay-It-Forward program. Guests will need to bring their own.)

* Picnic Table located by the river for riverfront picnics.

* 6 Adirondacks facing the river

* Cornhole set

* Dining Table with 8 dining chairs plus multiple loungers, chairs and rockers throughout the decks and porches

* Camping chairs located in the deck box

* Private Driveway can accommodate at least 8 cars easily


* Carbon monoxide detector

* Deadbolt lock

* Exterior lighting

* Fire extinguisher

* Smoke detector

Please note - there is a small, unused/unoccupied cottage on the property.

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns prior to booking. We welcome friends and family, and the primary renter for each group must be 25 years or older.

We will consider up to 2 well-behaved, house-trained dogs for an additional refundable fee of $200. Tell us about your dog(s) and let’s decide together if he/she is a good fit for our home. We’re sorry that we’re unable to allow cats.

No smoking or vaping.

Please note that this is NOT a party house and we ask that guests be respectful of our neighbors and observe the community quiet hours of 10pm - 8am. Thanks for understanding!

Suitability / Accessibility:

* Minimum Age Limit for Renters - 25, no guests under 25 without a parent present.
* Wheelchair inaccessible.
* Outdoor features most suited for fit individuals that enjoy nature

Riverside Memories is located in Mt Airy, NC on the Ararat River just 2.5 miles from downtown and Main Street. Most guests have a personal vehicle. The closest major airport is Charlotte.

We’re excited to host you so don’t hesitate to reach us through the VRBO app!

My family and I started hosting guests in 2016 on Topsail Island. We enjoyed sharing our love of travel and creating family and friend memories we continued to add to our NCEscapes family. Riverside Memories is a combination of my husband's love of log cabins and the mountains/ forested areas with my love of water both with the river and the inground pool overlooking the river.

Mt Airy, North Carolina

Property Type Cabin
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Limited accessibility
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets welcome
Setting & View
  • Water View
  • River
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • River View
  • Internet
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Private Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Blender
  • Kettle
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Mini Fridge
Bathrooms 3 Baths
  • Bathroom 1 – Shower, Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 – Combination Tub/Shower, Shower, Toilet, Tub
  • Bathroom 3 – Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 5-10
  • Bedroom 2 – 1 King bed
  • Bunk Room - Twin Xl over Queen with Twin XL trundle – 1 Queen bed, 1 Bunk Bed
  • Ensuite – 1 King bed
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Video Library
  • Video Games
  • Games/Board Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Game Room
  • Foosball
  • Smart TV
  • Pack N Play/Travel Crib
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Veranda
  • Beach Essentials
  • Fire Pit
  • Private Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Parking
Sports & Adventure
  • Golf
Season Rate
1/1 - 12/31
$188 - $738
Weekend Night
$188 - $922