Casa Alcoa - Cruise Cherohala & Tail of the Dragon in the Spring
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Spring is coming. Special early bird discounts. Four nights -- $600 and seven nights -- $975 (including cleaning fee).
Due to construction in our downstairs area, only the upstairs three bedrooms and one bath are in use. We sleep 6 guests in upstairs bedrooms (2 queen beds and 2 twin beds). Additional sleeper sofa in the living room.
Casa Alcoa is located within 30 minutes of Deals Gap Tail of the Dragon, Nantahala River whitewater rafting, and hiking on the great forest trails of the Appalachian Trail, Joyce Kilmer Forest, and the Great Smoky Mountains.
This wonderfully funky, lake view home is located in the mountains of western North Carolina. Casa Alcoa is 60's retro in the woods. It's not fancy -- just a quite retreat in the mountains.
A comfortable, three-bedroom, mountain getaway, tucked into the trees, overlooking beautiful Lake Santeetlah at Thunderbird Mountain Resort. It's surrounded by the Smoky Mountains, Snowbird Mountains and Nantahala Forest. Lake Santeetlah is like the sapphire jewels found in these mountains.
Highway 129 is 'Nirvana' for motorcycle enthusiasts. Deals Gap offers 311 turns in 11 miles! The Miata and Porche clubs prefer nearby Cherohala Skyway. This road to nowhere rivals the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The home was built in 1965 by an Alcoa Aluminum executive. The owners have had fun collecting the 60's retro decor to complement it. Each room has a theme. Elvis, Marilyn, the 'Cleaver boys' and favorite cowboys have their own bedrooms. There is also the 'Beatles bathroom' and 'dining with Warhol.'
Two bedrooms have queen beds and one has two twin beds. Bathroom with tub/shower. One bedroom has glass slider door opening to screened porch and lake view.
Robbinsville, North Carolina, just five minutes away, provides a grocery store, fresh vegetable market, and a few restaurants. Robbinsville was featured as a location in the movie 'Nell' with Jodi Foster. Our Graham County rescue squad had 15 minutes of fame in 'The Fugitive' with Harrison Ford. That's the Cheoah Dam Dr. Kimball jumps from.
For culture, head 90 minutes east to Asheville, North Carolina. It's as much a vortex for today's most creative, artistic, and spiritual folk as it was 100 years ago when George Vanderbilt was host at the Biltmore Estate.
Casa Alcoa provides a great base from which to explore the southeastern Appalachian Mountains. However, you may also be inclined to just relax on the screened porch and read a good book.
- 2 story
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 1
- 1 queen
- Bedroom 2
- 1 queen
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 1
- combination tub/shower
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Linens Provided
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Lake View
- Mountain View
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
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4 night min stay
Discounts: 8 nights or more $140 nightly
Additional information about rental rates
50% deposit required to confirm reservation. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival date.
Cancellation policy: $50 fee if cancelled 60+ days prior to arrival. $150 fee 59-30 days prior to arrival. No refund if less than 30 days prior to arrival. If resold for reserved dates, money will be refunded less $150 fee.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
$100 cleaning fee
$50 pet fee
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Year Purchased: 1990
About the owner: Joe and Diana live in Decatur, Georgia, just east of Atlanta. We have restored an historic farmhouse built in 1900. Discovered it was a lot of house for just the two of us and started hosting guests as a bed and breakfast in 2006. Love meeting new people from all over the world. We are lucky to have two vacation homes in our favorite places. Our other home is in on the beach in beautiful Akumal, south of Cancun, Mexico.
Why the Owner Chose Lake Santeetlah:
We discovered lovely Lake Santeetlah while whitewater rafting the Nantahala River. A lovely lake with minimal development was just the right combination for a retreat from urban Atlanta living. Built in the '60's gave us a fun canvas to decorate in mid-century kitsch. Nothing fancy, just fun.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
It's a wonderful base for exploring the Great Smoky and Snowbird Mountains. Scenic drives along rivers and mountain tops. Hiking, rafting and boating are minutes away. We provide maps of the area. Our resort neighborhood has winding one-way streets that are good for walking, riding bikes or razors. Nearby Robbinsville may be short on dining options but has a nice grocery store. We like to cook and grill, so this suits us well. The house is in the tree tops, so great for bird watching from the porch or living room. The screened porch is a wonderful spot to settle into with a good book on a raining day.
- Primary: (404) 508-6060 (Georgia, USA)
Cherohala Skyway view of Snowbird mountains near Casa Alcoa
Marilyn tends bar at Casa Alcoa
'Elvis' bedroom with queen bed opens to screen porch
'Marilyn' bedroom with queen bed
downstairs 'cowboy' bedroom with queen bed opens to covered patio
giant poplar trees in Joyce Kilmer Forest
View of Lake Santeetlah and Snowbird mountains
Living room with lake views at Casa Alcoa
Dining with Andy Warhol
Screened porch overlooking Lake Santeetlah
'Beaver & Wally' bedroom with twin beds
Screened porch overlooking Lake Santeetlah
Cherohala Skyway view
April wildflowers along Joyce Kilmer Forest trail
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