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A Luxurious Cottage on the Shores of Lake Santeetlah, NC

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Outdoor Living Room with Views of Lake Santeetlah and National Forest Lands

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  • Pets considered:Yes
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Property description

Overlooking pristine Lake Santeetlah and the Snowbird Mountains, the Dragonfly Cottage is an intimate retreat and the epitome of rustic luxury mountain living.

Cradled by tall oak and maple trees, the Adirondack-inspired wooden home also enjoys the constant sounds of water from the nearby mountain stream, offering second home buyers a luxurious abode in a serene environment in the Smoky Mountains.

Featuring an elegant rustic mountain-style décor, The Dragonfly Cottage exemplifies luxurious mountain living and the Great Camps experience. In addition to enjoying exclusive services, guests will be attended by a wilderness concierge who can organize customized outdoor activities that suits everyone’s preferences and levels.

From whitewater rafting and mountain biking to fly fishing and hiking, Graham County offers a range of authentic adventure recreational activities. And with Lake Santeetlah right at the doorstep, families and friends can spend quality time on the beautiful mountain lake that has more than 80 miles of shoreline, 90 percent of which is preserved in National Forest.

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Why VRBO

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Lake Santeetlah is a 3,000 acre wilderness lake with over 90 miles of protected shoreline. It is one of the most beautiful lakes in the North Carolina Smokies... a headwaters lake, clear and pristine, nestled among tall mountains, and surrounded by the preserved shorelines of the Nantahala National Forest and the Slickrock Wilderness. In the midst of the lush, green mountain slopes, Lake Santeetlah’s expansive waters and wilderness setting are ideal for boating, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. Here, where nature resides and bald eagles nest, and you can lose yourself among the myriad of coves and inlets. 

Long recognized as one of the best fishing lakes in North Carolina, the lake’s finger-shaped configuration and minimal boat traffic provide for ideal water recreational activities.  In addition, some of the nation’s best whitewater rivers, hiking, and horse trails, fly fishing streams, mountain biking trails, and driving roads are all located within close proximity.

With over 80% of the land protected as National Forest, Nature Conservancy, or National Wilderness, this area is not only the most beautiful and scenic area in the Smokies, but also has the greatest scarcity of private land...making it an adventure wonderland for nature enthusiasts.

White Water Rafting

Located within easy reach are five outstanding white water experiences: The Nantahala (Class II & III), The Ocoee (Class III & IV).The Chatooga (Class III & IV), The Nolachokee (Class III & IV), and the Cheoah (Class IV & V), located 10 miles from Wildsprings and considered the “top white water river in the Eastern US”. 

Mountain Biking & Horse Trails

A 15 minute drive from Walnut Cove, the Tsali Recreational area offers four spectacular and challenging mountain biking and horse trails along ridges with spectacular views of Lake Fontana and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Tsali is one of the top mountain biking destinations in the  eastern US. The trails are also open to hikers.

Fishing

The seclusion and unspoiled nature of Lake Santeetlah make it a fishing paradise. Teeming with largemouth and smallmouth bass, lake trout, walleye, bream, and crappy, the lake is destination to many enthusiasts, and until recently boasted the state records for walleye and largemouth bass. Two of the top ten trout streams in the eastern US flow into Lake Santeetlah, the Big Snowbird Creek and the Little Santeetlah Creek. A third, the upper Nantahala River is within 20 minutes of the lake. 

All these streams combine unimaginable beauty, challenging waters, rewarding catches, and are among the most biologically diverse settings in the world. Western North Carolina has over 2000 miles of streams and rivers. These fishing areas range in size from small back-country brook trout streams to large tailrace rivers. Wild Rainbow, Brown and native Brook trout inhabit the many cool mountain streams throughout The Great Smoky Mountains, where the many trails in the National Park, the Nantahala National Forest and the Joyce Kilmer Memorial forest offer endless opportunities for back-country fishing.

Boating

Canoeing, kayaking, water-skiing, jet-skiing, and wake-boarding are some of the many boating activities you can enjoy on Lake Santeetlah. The still water coves are perfect for beginner and advanced skiers alike. Take a leisurely tour in a pontoon boat through wild country. With close to 80 miles of the total shoreline of the lake in  immaculate condition, chances are you could spot a bald eagle soaring over the waters or a deer swimming across a cove. This is your backyard, protected forever.

Hiking and Trail Camping

In addition to the Nantahala National Forest, the area is surrounded by hundreds of miles of hiking trails, including the Appalachian Trail, which extends into Great Smoky Mountains National Park and provides access to some of the most beautiful terrain on earth. It is a unique place to enjoy the peace and wonder of nature, whatever your hiking ability.

Lakeside Camping

Pitch your tent by the shore of the Lake Santeetlah, under more stars than you knew existed. Sit around a campfire long into the night telling tales and roasting marshmallows. The Forest Service maintains over fifty primitive campsites on the shore of Lake Santeetlah, many only accessible by boat. Most of these sites are equipped with a picnic table, fire ring, grill, lantern posts, and cleared area for pitching your tents. Once you stake a site it can be occupied for up to two weeks with no fee or permit required.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The Dragonfly Cottage is located within the Great Camps of The Smokies communities.


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Photos

  • Outdoor Living Room with Views of Lake Santeetlah and National Forest Lands

    Outdoor Living Room with Views of Lake Santeetlah and National Forest Lands

  • The Great Room and Kitchen

    The Great Room and Kitchen

  • Views of 3,000 Acre Lake Santeetlah from Main Level Deck

    Views of 3,000 Acre Lake Santeetlah from Main Level Deck

  • Dragonfly Dining Room

    Dragonfly Dining Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Every season has its own particular charm at the Dragonfly Cottage

    Every season has its own particular charm at the Dragonfly Cottage

  • Upstairs Guest Room

    Upstairs Guest Room

  • One of the many panoramic views of beautiful Lake Santeetlah from Outdoor Deck

    One of the many panoramic views of beautiful Lake Santeetlah from Outdoor Deck

  • Lake Santeetlah is a 3,000 acre lake with over 90 miles of protected shoreline

    Lake Santeetlah is a 3,000 acre lake with over 90 miles of protected shoreline

  • View from the Lake of the Dragonfly Cottage

    View from the Lake of the Dragonfly Cottage

  • The perfect spot for celebrating/meditating.

    The perfect spot for celebrating/meditating.

  • Our state of the art kitchen...which opens up the Great Room

    Our state of the art kitchen...which opens up the Great Room

  • The Smoky Mountains

    The Smoky Mountains

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