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Lazy Bear Lodge, a newly built luxury lakefront cabin is nestled in the NC Mountains (at over 3000 foot of elevation) & embedded within the primitive Nantahala National Forest on the cleanest, most pristine lake east of the Rockies, Lake Nantahala. Over 4000 sq. ft. of living space, plus two levels of covered decks allows for making memories on a perfect family vacation, reunion, or even a retreat. Sleep peacefully in one of 4 bedrooms (4 bath), a 6 person bunk room or in the loft with up to 16 of your favorite people! Awaken to wilderness sounds, talk a morning stroll onto the private 26 X 20 dock or retreat to the screened porch. Be embraced by the enveloping Smokey Mountains as you wind down your evening by the fire pit, have dinner in the screened in porch or family time in the media room. A bar, shuffle board, & 60 inch movie screen awaits you! Two washer dryers are available for large groups and a double oven to accomodate large events. An actual front yard (rare in these parts) allows for outdoor games or children's play. A picnic table can be enjoyed on the covered deck and the incline to the lake is unusally non-strenuous for this area. The Are there hikers in your crew? The Appalachian Trail is a mile hike from our front door and that is only the beginning of what you may experience in the surrounding area Lake Nantahala is conveniently located a 2.5 hour drive from Atlanta, & 2 hours from Chattanooga, Asheville, and Knoxville. Knoxville Airport is closest. Hiking, biking, great fishing in lake or rivers, boating, whitewater rafting, tubing, antique shopping, snow skiing or water skiing are only some of the activities to enjoy...the possibilities are endless .....
High Lake Season May 18 - Aug 22, 2015 3 night min stay
$495 Fri, Sat, Sun
High Season 2016 Aug 23 - Jan 7, 2017 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
$595 Fri, Sat, Sun
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$500
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Lake Nantahala is conveniently located a 2.5 hour drive from Atlanta, & 2 hours from Chattanooga, Asheville, and Knoxville. Knoxville Airport is closest.
Hiking, biking, great fishing in lake or rivers, boating, whitewater rafting, tubing, antique shopping, snow skiing or water skiing are only some of the activities to enjoy...the possibilities are endless .....
Lake Nantahala has 3,800 surface acres and over 42 miles of shoreline, of which 97% is Nantahala National Forest. The Nantahala National Forest consists of 4 forests, the Pisgah, Nantahala, Uwharrie, and Croatan which all together make up 1.2 million acres. Nantahala National Forest consists of a hiker's paradise with over 1,300 miles of hiking trails, numerous waterfalls, more than 800 campsites, 490 picnic sites, 7 swimming beaches, 11 wilderness areas, numerous lakes, plus hundreds of miles of rivers and streams, including two nationally recognized wild and scenic rivers. Lake Nantahala has the 2nd highest surface elevation east of the Mississippi at 3,100 foot of elevation.
Fisherman: Trout fishing, fly fishing or spin casting in the Nantahala River is excellent all season. The Nantahala was the host river for the 2011 USA National Fly Fishing Championships The river is located less than 10 minutes from away. (A North Carolina fishing license and Trout stamp is required.)
Rafting: Nantahala Outdoor is less than 20 minutes from the Lodge & was voted by Good Morning America and National Geographic Adventure Magazine as the #1 family vacation spot in America for vacations with a splash. The Nantahala River will play host to the 2013 World Freestyle Kayaking Championships with athletes from over 50 Countries participating on September 2-8th is located about 30 minutes away. There are several nice loop trips where you can view peak season leave colors.
The Smoky Mountain National Park eastern entrance and the Southern entrance by Cades Cove are both less than an hour away
Close by attractions:
• Wayah Bald, elevation 5,385 ft (approx. 15 minutes)
• Smokey Mountain National Forest (approx. 30 minutes)
• Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the Great Smokey Mountains at 6,643 ft of elevation and offers great views of the mountain and surrounding states (approx. 1 hr)
• Mountain Water Scenic Byway, 61 miles winding through the Southern Appalachians Hardwood Forest, numerous waterfalls, lakes, and two river gorges (approx. 45 minutes)
• Nantahala National Forest Surrounds the Entire Lake
• Nantahala Outdoor Center Whitewater Rafting (approx. 20 minutes)
• The Great Smokey Mountain Railroads (approx. 30 minutes)
• Cherokee Harrah's Casino (approx. 30 minutes)
• Bartram Trail (approx. 5 minutes)
• Appalachian Trail (approx. 10 minutes)
• The Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway, 649 miles of scenic roadway (approx. 30 minutes)
• Ocoee Whitewater Rafting Center (approx. 45 minutes)
• Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
• Pisgah National Forest (approx. 30 minutes)
• Numerous waterfalls
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: We live in Atlanta but plan to spend as much time at the cabin as possible.
Why the Owner Chose Lake Nantahala: We fell in love with this lake, the surrounding area and we feel you will do the same.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin: Lazy Bear Lodge is uniquely built close to the waters edge to provide amazing views of Lake Nantahala in our own private cove