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Lake James Mountain Getaway with Private Dock and Kayaks
Located 50 miles east of Asheville and 80 miles west of Charlotte, Lake James is a 6800+acre lake nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountain. Go swimming and kayaking or enjoy a quiet picnic on the private dock. Rent a boat, water ski or fish in the lake's cool mountain waters, or take a hike through one of the many trails in the nearby Lake James State Park. Avid golfers can check out the local Marion Lake Club Golf Course, a beautiful public golf course with lake views and an active railroad running through it! Enjoy nearby mountain activities such as gem mining, hiking, white water rafting, ziplining, and mountain biking, outlet shopping. Day trips abound with plenty of excursions to choose from: the Biltmore Estate in Asheville with shops and a winery, Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock, Chimney Rock, Linville Falls and Caverns, and Grandfather Mountain. Fall and Spring offer beautiful color changes along the Blue Ridge Parkway, apple festivals, and local fairs. In the winter take advantage of the close proximity to Sugar, Beech, and Appalachian Ski areas for snow skiing and tubing. The master bedroom and bath of this 3 bedroom/2 bath home is located downstairs with 2 additional bedrooms and a bath upstairs. Natural, local materials are used throughout the home including reclaimed wide plank wood floors throughout the main living areas and local stone for the chimney, hearth and outdoor columns. The main living area with vaulted ceiling and exposed wood beams has a wood-burning fireplace. The 1.6 acre lot includes a meandering path down to the private dock on the lake where there are sweeping views of the widest part of Lake James. Enjoy the 2 kayaks on the dock to explore the lake and the island across from the property. Boat rentals are also available from several nearby marinas. Snowbirds welcome.
?Keywords: Lake House, Lake James NC, Blue Ridge Mountains USA, (45 mins.from Asheville NC & 1.5 hrs from Charlotte NC), Marion NC, Nebo NC
Small events such as family reunions or work retreats may be scheduled during your stay, however guests should be limited to under 25 and can only be present during the day. The home is only designed for 8 overnight guests. No weddings....moreless
No pets allowed. All fees and deposits are subject to 12.75% tax, even refundable deposit.
Deposit of half of total stay is required within 3 business days of booking to secure reservation.
Balance is due at least 15 business days from check in.
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About: Originally from Florida we missed being near the water and sought out a lake front home getaway in the mountains. We found just what we were looking for just 90 minutes from Charlotte. We bought the property in 1999 and built on it 2002. While many a family and friend have stayed here with us, we opened it for rental in Spring 2014 as our 3 children were getting older and commitments were keeping us in town. We hope you will enjoy Lake James as much as we do!
Why Morganton: We love the view this piece of property has. We look out onto the widest part of the lake and yet because we are at the entrance of a cove, we get very little boat traffic. We also love that the land on the opposite side of the lake has been designated state park area and will not be built on.
The Unique Benefits at this House: We feel like we are in the best of both worlds here- we are on the lake but in the foothills of the mountains. In addition, each season brings us spectacular views and events. In the winter we ski and cut down our Christmas tree up here. In the spring we hike the Blue Ridge and see the budding flowers. Summer is spent on the lake swimming, water skiing, wakeboarding, and hosting family get-togethers. The fall brings the beautiful fall foliage. We absolutely love it here!