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Secluded and Peaceful W/ Spectacular Smokey Mountain Views on Lake Nantahala

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Sunset over the Nantahala National Forest backyard. Can you see the cabin?

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Last updated: 10/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lake Nantahala cabin description

We can't adequately describe how peaceful it is to sit on the deck of our little cabin and listen to the birds and the wind through the trees as you watch the sun set over the Smokey Mountains. Watch our YouTube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shC-jOXTYe4 to get short glimpse of the experience. With the Nantahala National Forest literally as our back yard, this new log cabin is the perfect secluded nature getaway! After getting one of the best night’s sleep you've ever had in our pillow top bed, you'll have the energy to try Fly Fishing or White Water Rafting the Nantahala River, or Water Skiing on the glassy water of the highest elevation lake east of the Mississippi (Nantahala Lake is just 1 mile down the road from the cabin) or hike the nearby Appalachian and Bartram Trails. Area activities also include mountain biking, kayaking, hunting, golfing, swimming, sight-seeing, and more. We've got some DVD’s at the cabin in case it rains. The cabin is stocked with everything you'd have at your own kitchen plus a propane grill on the deck. The quaint little towns of Andrews and Murphy are just a short drive away - if you don’t want to cook your own meals.
Our renters continually tell us how peaceful and therapeutic it is to stay at our cabin. They mention having great plans to visit touristic attractions and outdoor adventures - but are so lured by the peace and beauty surrounding the cabin that they end up spending most the day kicked back on the deck enjoying the views or sitting at the fire pit watching the stars illuminate the sky.
NOTE: While mountain roads are sometimes steep and curvy they are well maintained paved roads and completely accessible. We have gone to great lengths to make the cabin as accessible as possible, but our gravel driveway is EXTREMELY steep. Therefore, we REQUIRE all renters to either have 4 wheel drive or all-wheel drive. If you don’t have such a vehicle we require you to park at the bottom and hike up. This is a typical request for mountain cabins and not an unreasonable expectation unless you're unwilling to hike the last 800 ft.
Renting Online: If you're reading this then you're ahead of the game when it comes to online renting. We have tried to make the process as simple as possible. Feel free to call us at any time if you have any questions about the process - but we ask that you still use the 'Contact the owner' link on this page to “book online”. We'll then email you back a PDF file that contains our rental rules which will also outline the process from there on. You will then receive a final phone call from me to get the payment information. Once we have received confirmation of the payment we will email you a very detailed set of directions to the cabin which also include the 'key box code' for entry into the cabin.

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 3 child bed, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Our 3 foot sleeping loft is great for kids! We have 3 kid's size sleeping bags and pillows up there and they love the Batman and Fantastic Four themes. We also have some toys and books up there. Pillows for 8. Extra sheets, blankets, and plush pillows provided for the futon. They're great for sleeping on - or cuddling with while watching a DVD or the sun setting out over the deck....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Great water pressure - you'll never want to leave the shower. Endless Hot Water. Extra Large Soft towels for 8....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Smoking is not allowed indoors. Bring your own Coffee and Filters if you drink coffee - we have provided a coffee maker. No pets. There is no phone at the cabin, no internet, no cell reception, no cable TV. If you require those things on a vacation to the mountains - we suggest you rent someone else's cabin...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Radio
              • Television
              • Toys
              • Video Game Console
              • Video Games
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Pond
              • Restaurants
              • Waterfalls

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Groceries

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • Lake:

                    Nantahala Lake is famous for its White Water Rafting river - but kayaking, jet skiing, fishing, or canoeing this fresh water lake is an unmistakable experience. ...moreless

                  • Mountain:

                    The Appalachian and Bartram hiking trails intersect less than 5 miles from our cabin. Hike on our own mountain - or explore the Nantahala National Forest....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Breathtaking and expansive views of the Smokey Mountains. Take the short hike behind the cabin on the marked trail we have created to give you an even bigger view of the Nantahala National Forest....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rafting
                  • Spelunking
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing

                  Dining

                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Firewood
                  • Heating
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Kitchen
                  • Kitchenette
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Canoe with Paddles and Life Jackets available for use....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Water Sports Gear
                  • Wood Deck

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card
                       

                      Reviews

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                      1 night min stay
                      $100 $100
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $700

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                      Fees:

                      • One time Cleaning Fee $75
                      • Taxes Included

                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 10/23/2014
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                      Location

                      • Nantahala Outdoor Center

                        "A MUST do if you've never rafted the Nantahala River. Take the time to eat at their restaur..."

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                      • Nantahala River

                        "Raft it! Hike the trails alongside it! Or do my favorite - FLY FISHING!"

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                      • Lakes End Marina LLC

                        "The only place I know of to rent a pontoon boat and play for a day on Nantahala Lake. Also ..."

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                      • Monte Alban Restaurante Mxcn

                        "Tell them it's your birthday (if it is) and you'll end up wearing a Sombrero and a special t..."

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                      • Lonesome Dove Stables

                        "The closest horseback riding place near the cabin. A unique adventure in the mountains. "

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                      152 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Monte Alban Mexican Restaurant

                      Car: Necessary

                      Our cozy little log cabin is nestled in the mountains bordering the Nantahala National Forest on the edge of Nantahala Lake - between Franklin and Andrews North Carolina. We are in an ideal location for hiking, fishing, boating, and swimming. We’re literally within 5 minutes of the Appalachian and Bartram Hiking trails, several mountain bike trails, and lots of little stream crossings. If you’re into scenic drives or motorcycling the area is flooded with world famous drives - including the infamous 'Tail of the Dragon', Cherahola Skyway, and the Smokey Mountain Parkway. Hunting season is incredible around this area. Wild Turkey, Deer, and Black Bear are just a few of the choices. If you’d rather be outdoors than anywhere else, then this is the area for you. Other than our other property in Alaska, I can’t think of a more beautiful place. Oh, if you don’t like to cook your own meals or forgot a favorite fishing lure, the town of Andrews is only 10 miles away.

                      Other Activities: Watching the night sky and finding new constellations never seen under city lights

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About the owner: As a child I would come to this property on extended family reunions. My mother was raised on that mountain when there was no running water or electricity. My father found the stories of her childhood enchanting and loved visiting her family and hiking the mountains with my Uncles. When my Grandfather passed away in the 1980's my family inherited a parcel of that land. I shared my father's vision of developing and building on our 'family' land in North Carolina with my wife when we first got married. Even as we were finishing our degrees at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah we began saving. In 2003 I joined the Air Force and was stationed at Warner Robins, GA. We practically raised our boys on the weekends hiking up and down those mountains trying to find the right spot for a cabin. In 2005 my Uncle Frank granted us 4.88 acres of his inheritance and we eventually built what you see now. In 2007 we were transferred to Alaska. After 6 heavenly years there we received orders and in 2013 we made the epic journey from Alaska to Virginia - via 17 National Parks to our current duty station at Langley AFB, VA. We hope you will enjoy our cabin in the Mountains as much as we do.

                      Why the Owner Chose Lake Nantahala:
                      If you want to watch TV, talk on your Cell Phone, check your Email, and surf the Internet - then you should look for a different cabin. If you'd like to get away from all of that - then this is the PERFECT cabin for you. Read the reviews. Watch the YouTube Video. Then take that leap of faith and enjoy the life changing memories you'll make in the Mountains.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                      Rest, Relaxation, Serenity, Calm, Quiet, Secluded.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, spanish

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                      Photos

                      • Sunset over the Nantahala National Forest backyard.  Can you see the cabin?

                        Sunset over the Nantahala National Forest backyard. Can you see the cabin?

                      • Kids LOVE the sleeping Loft!

                        Kids LOVE the sleeping Loft!

                      • Queen Size Futon

                        Queen Size Futon

                      • Master Bedroom - Watch the stars at night and the sunrise each morning.

                        Master Bedroom - Watch the stars at night and the sunrise each morning.

                      • Knee Boarding on Nantahala Lake - the highest elevation lake East of the Miss.

                        Knee Boarding on Nantahala Lake - the highest elevation lake East of the Miss.

                      • The 'overview' of our Little Choga Rd.  Each home pictured belongs to a relative

                        The 'overview' of our Little Choga Rd. Each home pictured belongs to a relative

                      • 2010 photo of the cabin - we've since added a Canoe, hiking trail, & Deck Table

                        2010 photo of the cabin - we've since added a Canoe, hiking trail, & Deck Table

                      • Nantahala Lake view from a short hike on my dad's side of the mountain

                        Nantahala Lake view from a short hike on my dad's side of the mountain

                      • Boys playing at the Dock on Lake Nantahala

                        Boys playing at the Dock on Lake Nantahala

                      • Creek from trail behind cabin

                        Creek from trail behind cabin

                      • Daring each other at the local Swimming Hole Spillway

                        Daring each other at the local Swimming Hole Spillway

                      • Steep Driveway in Winter

                        Steep Driveway in Winter

                      • Hang the Life Jackets to Dry and Enjoy a picnic lunch or BBQ at the fire pit

                        Hang the Life Jackets to Dry and Enjoy a picnic lunch or BBQ at the fire pit

                      • You can't get more immersed in the mountains unless you hike the Appalachian Tr.

                        You can't get more immersed in the mountains unless you hike the Appalachian Tr.

                      • The View from our Deck is simply breathtaking.  You'll LOVE eating dinner here.

                        The View from our Deck is simply breathtaking. You'll LOVE eating dinner here.

                      • Sunset reflecting off the mist of my Dad's side of the mountain.

                        Sunset reflecting off the mist of my Dad's side of the mountain.

                      • In the Canoe on the way to 'Rabbit Island' on Nantahala Lake

                        In the Canoe on the way to 'Rabbit Island' on Nantahala Lake

                      • We've tried to make it feel like a Helicopter just dropped the cabin here.

                        We've tried to make it feel like a Helicopter just dropped the cabin here.

                      • Nantahala Lake Rope Swing -my older brother is in the air - I'm in the water

                        Nantahala Lake Rope Swing -my older brother is in the air - I'm in the water

                      • Aerial Photo of my Dad's side of the Mountain of Little Choga and Nantahala Lake

                        Aerial Photo of my Dad's side of the Mountain of Little Choga and Nantahala Lake

                      • Our Drive Way in fall - better have 4x4 - it's STEEP and Gravel

                        Our Drive Way in fall - better have 4x4 - it's STEEP and Gravel

                      • Fly Fishing the Nantahala River is AMAZING!

                        Fly Fishing the Nantahala River is AMAZING!

                      • Snow on Chogi

                        Snow on Chogi

                      $100 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

                      View calendar: Updated 10/23/14
                      Minimum stay: 1 nights
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                      Member since: 2005
                      Speaks: english, spanish
                      • Calendar last updated 10/23/2014
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