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8 BR/8 Bath--Blue Boar Retreat Large Group Rental at Lake Santeetlah

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Last updated: 12/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Robbinsville lodge description

Rent the Entire Woodlands Retreat
Special Offering (formerly operated as Blue Boar Inn, B & B)

Is your home not big enough to accommodate everyone on your guest list for your special gathering?
The Blue Boar Retreat may be rented year-round, without the Innkeeper or staff,
for special group or family gatherings.
Plan a holiday retreat or winter get-a-way for your family and friends. Springtime arrives late March, when the old growth trees begin to green and daffodils start to bloom. By Summer, the weather is warm during the day, perfect for all of the outdoor activities and the mountains are green. Fall begins to arrive early October at the higher elevations and throughout the month into late November, the foliage colors are orange, red, and gold everywhere you look. The fall air is crisp & sunny during the day and at night, the fire pit is the best place to sit. Winter is great for gathering inside around the fireplace and celebrating the Holidays with family and friends. Each season offers something special for your group to make memories!

The Retreat has 8 guest rooms, living room with fireplace, dining room facilities,
and a large commercial kitchen for you to cook your favorite meals. Outdoor covered deck and fire pit. Trout Pond. Boat dock on Lake Santeetlah. Swimming in lake. A catering service can be recommended for special occasions or festivities.
There are 4 bedrooms with King beds and 4 bedrooms with 2 Queen beds each. Each bedroom has a private bath, sitting area and porch. TV and wireless internet service is available.
The Retreat is fully provisioned with linens, cooking ware, tableware, silverware and everything you need to make your stay comfortable. Just bring your personal items and food to prepare. Housekeeping services are not provided.
You can fish in the trout pond or use our canoes and kayaks on the Lake Santeetlah..
Enjoy the great hiking trails in the Joyce Kilmer Forest and ride the Cherohala Skyway or Tail of the Dragon.
A two-night minimum stay is required.
The Retreat is children friendly.
Pets welcome with fee and prior permission.
$600 -$900 per night plus 9.75% tax and a security deposit (refunded) of $500.00
Additional cleaning fee of $300.00 required.
Two night minimum. Weekly & Monthly Discounts
Call or e-mail Innkeeper for details and book early.
Please visit Blue Boar Retreat, Robbinsville, NC website for a preview. Also look on YouTube for Blue Boar Retreat, Lake Santeetlah, Graham County NC, Joyce Kilmer Forest and Cherohala Skyway.

What to expect in the surrounding area.

Graham County is located in the far reaches of Western North Carolina in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains of the southern Appalachians. This region is home to the some of the highest and most remote mountains east of the Mississippi with elevations ranging from 1177 to 5560 feet. Graham County is nestled among hundreds of thousands of acres of wilderness full of stunning mountain landscapes and many breathtaking views.
Graham County is practically enclosed by rugged towering mountains on all sides. The western range of the Great Smoky Mountains separating Graham from Tennessee is called the Unicoi Mountains. The southern boundary is the Snowbird Mountains circling to Red Marble Gap, then swinging northward to Cheoah Bald. The northern border is the Little Tennessee River inundated by Fontana Lake. The Cheoah range and the Yellow Creek Mountains traverse the northern part of the county completely boxing in Graham County on all sides with the exception of the rocky gorge of the Cheoah River below Lake Santeetlah where the Little Tennessee enters Tennessee. It is then indeed little wonder that this region was one of the last regions of Western North Carolina to be settled by the white men. Graham County, a part of the Cherokee treaty lands, was not opened to settlement until President Jackson ordered the removal of the Indians in 1838.

Thousands of hiking trails surround Santeetlah Lake amidst extremely biodiverse flora, awe-inspiring landscapes and intriguing wildlife. In addition to the encircling Nantahala National Forest, the Appalachian Trail can be reached to the east in less than ten miles. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park forms the northern border of Graham County providing visitors with popular camping, backpacking, fishing, wildlife viewing, and auto touring experiences. The 10,000 acres of the Snowbird Backcountry Area, where a group of Cherokee Native Americans hid from persecution on the Trail of Tears, is located south of the lake. Hunting, native trout fishing, primitive camping, and cascading waterfalls make this area a favorite among visitors. The Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is immediately situated on the western side of the lake. The protected area is a stunning preserve of forest that has never been harvested by man. Twenty-foot wide poplars and giant red oaks, silent in their ancientness, are among some of the magnificent specimen of life you will see.

Elevation of Blue Boar Woodlands Retreat is 2100 ft.

Keywords: Vacation Rental, Group Retreat, Lake Santeetlah, Family Get-a-way, Lakeside, private dock, woodlands setting.

(Formerly operated as Blue Boar Inn)


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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 5500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Events Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            must be 21 to rent...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking outside only...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Special comfortable heated and air conditioned area for your pet to relax when you are away from the Retreat or at night. Part of the Retreat building with pet beds, plenty of windows . Pets not allowed in the Retreat proper or bedrooms. Extra charge applies. Prior approval needed....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:


          Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24, Beds for 16-24

          Bathrooms: 8 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Trout Pond, Fire Pit, canoes and kayaks, dock and access to Lake Santeetlah. 8 miles from Robbinsville for grocery shopping. Nearby whitewater rafting, Fontana Dam, Ziplines, Cherokee, Joyce Kilmer Forest, Stecoah Valley Center with handcrafted items from over 135 local and regional artists. Marina on lake for boat rentals. Horseback riding nearby. The 2800 acrea Lake Santeetlah is surrounded by the Nantahala Forest. The fish population is comprised of walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout, bluegill, and large and smallmouth bass. The lake also has a swimming beach, and several boat ramps. Nantahala Forest presents visitors with a variety of excellent hiking opportunities. Also nearby is whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River, access to the Appalachian Trail, and Fontana Dam, the largest dam on the Eastern Seaboard. Mountain Biking, the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, and the scenic Cherohala Skyway stretching from Robbinsville to Tellico Plains, TN....moreless


              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                Satellite service tv in one living area...moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Ruins
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Lakefront:

                Lake Santeetlah and our boat dock within 5 minute walk....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                surrounded by Nantahala Forest with short walk to Lake Santeetlah waterfront and dock. Boat launch area for small watercraft....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting


              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 30 people


              • Air Conditioning:

                Each bedroom and main living areas individually controlled...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Located in basement...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                fireplace in living room...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                One in main living area, one in front lobby...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                each bedroom and main living areas individually controlled...moreless

              • Internet:

                high speed dsl...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                All bed linens, towels, facecloths, bathmats...moreless

              • Living Room:

                large gathering area with fireplace, game table, seating overlooking trout pond....moreless

              • Mobile Phone:

                Verizon service is most reliable...moreless

              • Parking:

                uncovered parking available...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Plenty of parking for motorcyles trailers, RV's, boat trailers...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Plenty of parking area for RV/Boat?trailers...moreless

              • Telephone:

                outside line provided to emergency calls and incoming calls...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Located in basement...moreless

              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace:

                Fire pit on outside patio ...moreless


              • Coffee Maker:

                Bunn commercial coffee maker...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                All pots, pans and cookware provided...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher:

                dish washer...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                full commercial kitchen with convection oven, regular oven, flat grill, gas grill, 2 large commercial refrigerators, freezer, all utensils, cookingware and servingware....moreless

              • Microwave:

                2 microwave...moreless

              • Oven:

                convectional and conventional...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                basic staples...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                2 large commercial refrigerators...moreless

              • Stove:

                southland commercial stove with 6 burners, 2 ovens, and flat grill...moreless

              • Toaster


              • Balcony:

                all rooms with private porch/outside entrance...moreless

              • Boat:

                canoes and kayaks available...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                covered deck overlooking garden, woods, and trout pond....moreless

              • Gazebo:

                Covered outside deck with firepit in open area...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                canoes and kayaks available for use on Lake Santeetlah...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                mature landscaping, woodlands setting, trout pont...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:


              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa


              Write a review 4.9
              from 18 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Memorial Day
              May 21 - May 25, 2015
              3 night min stay
              July 4th
              Jul 2 - Jul 6, 2015
              3 night min stay
              Jul 7 - Aug 31, 2015
              2 night min stay
              Labor Day
              Sep 3 - Sep 7, 2015
              3 night min stay
              Nov 25 - Nov 30, 2015
              4 night min stay
              Christmas 2015
              Dec 23 - Dec 28, 2015
              4 night min stay
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Pet Fee $100
              • cleaning service fee $300
              • Tax Rate 9.75%


              Rates subject to change for longer stays and month of the year.

              One night's rental fee due at booking and signing rental contract. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival.

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              Last updated: 12/02/2014
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              60 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Knoxville, TN

              White water rafting, birding, wildflower viewing, fly fishing, canoeing, scenic drives, Tail of the Dragon, Deals Gap, Nantahala Gorge, boat rentals for lake Santeetlah. Local arts and crafts. Cherokee History information. Area draws motorcycle and sports car enthusiasts from all over the country to ride the Tail of the Dragon, an 11 mile stretch of road with 318 curves. Graham is known its for car gatherings and motorcycle rallies.

              Lake Santeetlah is the most scenic and least visited of any lake on the eastern seaboard. With approximately 75% of the shoreline either USFS lands or in conservation easements, you will always enjoy a guiet boating experience. The mountains rise right out of the shoreline and there are long range views from just about anywhere on the lake. And this area looks much the same as the first European Settlers found it when they drove their wagons across the 5,000 foot high mountain divides to get here.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1998

              About the owner: I purchased this property in 1998 when it was still an old hunting lodge built in the 1950's and spent a year renovating to create an updated rental property. I ran the facility as a bed and breakfast for 13 years before offering it as simply a large group vacation rental home.

              Why the Owner Chose Robbinsville:
              Lake Santeetlah is a lake surrounded 75% by National Forest and is not crowded with lakefront homes and boat traffic. The property is surrounded by woodlands but has access to the lake with a permitted boat dock. It is out of the way and serene.

              The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
              We have our own stocked trout pond, access to the lake, and space for many people to sleep comfortably with 8 private bedrooms with baths. The local Ingles grocery store is just 8 miles. There are 2 marinas on the lake for boat and jet ski rentals. I can recommend a private catering service for your special festivities.

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              Speaks: english



              • View of Retreat from trout pond

                View of Retreat from trout pond

              • Gathering room

                Gathering room

              • Drive to Inn along Lake Santeetlah

                Drive to Inn along Lake Santeetlah

              • Deck and fire Pit

                Deck and fire Pit

              • Relax on the pack patio

                Relax on the pack patio

              • Lake Santeetlah landing area

                Lake Santeetlah landing area

              • Lake Santeetlah--Gem of the Smokies

                Lake Santeetlah--Gem of the Smokies

              • Blue Boar Retreat Dining Room

                Blue Boar Retreat Dining Room

              • Garden Entry to Rooms

                Garden Entry to Rooms

              VRBO #327394

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              This listing was first published here in 2010.

              Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

              $700 - $800 per night (USD)

              8 Bedroom / 8 Bathroom
              Sleeps 24

              View calendar: Updated 12/02/14
              Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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              Member since: 2010
              Speaks: english
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              Robbinsville #327394

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