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Cozy Cottage on Lake Santeetlah in the Smoky Mountains

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Last updated: 01/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lake Santeetlah cottage description

Our cozy cottage on Lake Santeetlah is great for families to relax and unwind. Lake Santeetlah is located in Graham County, just south of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and in the Nantahala National Forest. Lake Santeetlah is a pristine and clear 3000 acre lake with a 1939 foot lake elevation, with an average depth of 56 feet and a maximum of 213’. About 80% of the lake shoreline is national park, with only 20% developed.

The Cottage has 2 bedrooms, living room, bath, screened in porch and a brand-new dock. The first bedroom has a queen bed with great views of the lake. The second bedroom has a bunk bed with twin beds - great for kids. Dinner on the screened in porch, followed by a board or card game is a great way to end the day after a long day in the lake swimming, tubing, boating or playing.

There is a canoe available on the property and two kayaks, along with a few noodles and other lake toys. The lake is deep and clear. You can see the fish swimming around the dock! Bring your own boat and launch it at the public boat ramp or rent a boat at the Lake Santeetlah Marina. The water at our dock is very deep and will allow almost any size boat to be docked there. There is fresh water fishing in the lake, with all different types of bass: largemouth, smallmouth, spotted, white and striped bass. Walleye, catfish and crappie are also caught on the lake. Fly fishing for trout is just off the lake in the creeks leading to the lake, with Buffalo Creek, Big Snowbird Creek and Yellow Creek local favorite places. Some rivers are hatchery supported and some only have wild trout.

The area around the cottage has a lot to offer to explore or for a rainy day. Cherokee is about 1 hour north on Hwy 74/441. Scenic train rides take you around the mountains starting in Bryson City. Tsali Recreation Area is nationally known for its mountain bike rides, with 42 miles of trails. Closer to home, the famous Tail of the Dragon starts just outside of Town, along with Moonshiner Highway (Rt 28) and the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest has trees so large it takes a group of people to put their arms all the way around a single tree. The Appalachian Trail is just 8 miles from Lake Santeetlah along with other shorter hikes to waterfalls and beautiful creeks. And yes, there are bears in the area, so be aware! There is also white water rafting on the Nantahala River or the Little Tennessee River just outside of Town.

Come, enjoy your stay, relax, have fun and make memories!


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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome:

                Not suitable for very small children as the lake is deep at our dock and there are steps to the water....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                Pets are considered with a small deposit and assurance that your pet is well mannered....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

              • Bedroom 2: 1 bunk bed

                One set of twin bunk beds - great for kids...moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Great views of the lake from the bedroom...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower



              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Television
              • Video Library


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities


              • Churches
              • Marina
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Groceries

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • Lake View
                  • Lakefront:

                    Our Cottage on the Lake is directly on Lake Santeetlah, in a beautiful cove with long range views and deepwater dock....moreless

                  • Mountain View
                  • Waterfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rafting
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting


                      • Dining Area


                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Central heat and air, though most days have been beautiful and air conditioning has not been needed so far this year....moreless

                      • Heating
                      • Internet:

                        Wifi available...moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        Please bring your own sheets (1 queen & 2 twins) and towels. Each bed has a quilt and there are extra blankets for snuggling on cool nights....moreless

                      • Living Room
                      • Parking


                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Very important and is included. Just bring your favorite coffee and sit on the dock or the porch and relax....moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen:

                        The kitchen has everything you need to prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner. Coffee pot and slow-cooker also provided....moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        There is a canoe and two kayaks available for guests to use. Please be careful and wear the life preservers....moreless

                      • Water Sports Gear:

                        Noodles and other toys for the lake are available....moreless



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                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay

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                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Pet Fee $50
                      • Administrative fee $25
                      • Cleaning Fee $75
                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Tax Rate 3%


                      There is also a cleaning fee of $75.00 per stay.

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                      Last updated: 01/27/2015
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                      Car: Necessary


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2014

                      About the owner: Our family has rented cottages on different lakes on the East Coast, and Lake Santeetlah is the only lake that we have returned to more than once. The lake and the views are unbelievable. I love having coffee on the dock and watching the 'smoke' roll over the mountains in the morning. The nights are very quiet and the stars seem close enough to touch. Earlier this year, we purchased this cottage. It was unexpected as we hadn't been looking to buy at this time, as we are just sending our last child off to college and have summer plans. So, we are listing it for rent so other families can enjoy the lake as we have done in the past.

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                      • Morning view from dock

                        Morning view from dock

                      • Living room

                        Living room

                      • Living room and kitchen

                        Living room and kitchen

                      • Bedroom 1 - queen bed

                        Bedroom 1 - queen bed

                      • Screened in porch

                        Screened in porch

                      • Bunk beds - bedroom 2

                        Bunk beds - bedroom 2

                      • Another beautiful day on the lake!

                        Another beautiful day on the lake!

                      • Dock for Cottage

                        Dock for Cottage

                      • Living room, with views of lake

                        Living room, with views of lake

                      • kitchen


                      • View from Bedroom 1

                        View from Bedroom 1

                      • View from screened-in porch

                        View from screened-in porch

                      • Beautiful view from the dock

                        Beautiful view from the dock

                      • View of Cottage from dock

                        View of Cottage from dock

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                      Date last modified - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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