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Recent Fontana Lake reviews

  • Most relaxing vacation yet

    "This was definitely an adventure. Our family of four (two ten year old girls) spent a week enjoying the serenity of being surrounded by the Smoky Mountains (in front of you) and the Nantahala National Forest behind us. Steve gave us a brief intro on how to use the technology in the house (it took maybe 30 minutes, and you do need to pay attention). After that, we were truly off the grid. The water was amazing. It was easy to see 10-15 down into the lake and fun to watch our daughters neon suits almost glow. Most of our days were spent tubing behind the pontoon boat (not fast, but fun) and casting a line in the water. We boated to different locations around the park and spent time hiking in the Park, rarely seeing other boaters. We hit the rope swing down the river on a daily basis and enjoyed flinging ourselves out into the water. We caught numerous fish from the dock and ate them right away. We didn't get to fish out on the lake with Bobby, but we enjoyed his visits and his fishing advice from the house. And, the light pole he helped us erect for night fishing was a huge pastime. The TV was available, but rarely on. Like others, we ate every meal at the house -- which was a treat for us. Do NOT rely on the marinas for food or groceries. You do need to plan ahead with your supplies, but the kitchen was well-stocked. We loved eating dinner on the decking next to the house and watching the hummingbirds and scouting for bald eagles. It helped us that we had someone join us mid-week who brought additional food so we didn't have to leave the house for groceries. We rarely ran the electricity during the day and found the breeze to be pleasant enough to not need the AC provided, or the heat (we were starting to get chilly one night, which was a blessing). The bedding and towels provided were good quality and there were plenty of them. You are showering in lake water but it was clean and Steve provided plenty of drinking water and replenished extra ice throughout the week. The cell phone connection, as indicated, worked best in the lake but also worked at certain sweet spots on the deck and at night. We are strong swimmers. I wouldn't recommend this house for anyone who isn't very comfortable on the water. The house was stable and you barely felt it rocking in the gentle waves (which were mostly from the very few boats that went by). You do need to plan ahead to bring what you need and appreciate what you have. It was a true respite from reality."
    Guest: Ann C. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 13, 2014
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  • Great Lake Fontana vacation

    "We spent 10 days with our baby and dogs. We loved the area, and we loved the lake. The house was clean, comfortable, and the view from the deck was spectacular. We rented a pontoon boat from the marina around the corner and used it for tubing, fishing and a trip to the Dam. The boathouses on the lake add eclectic local flavor. Most of the lake is unspoiled, however, due to the fact it is surrounded by forest service lands. The kitchen was fully stocked with pots and utensils for cooking. The furniture and beds were comfortable. The deck is perfect for cocktails and dining "al fresco." The dock was a short golf cart ride away. Can't say enough about this rental and Lake Fontana!"
    Guest: Sarah K. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 2, 2014
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  • Cozy Cabin in the Woods!

    "I book this cabin for my Tail of the Dragon Adventures. The Cabin is located about 15 to 18 minutes from fontana village and about 30 minutes or so from the Tail of the Dragon. The first thing you should know is if you do have a lowered car be cautious of the driveway. The driveway is a trail of grass and gravel to the cabin. My lowered car was able to make the trip but it was not the most comfortable. This was the only thing I would say to be careful about. The rest of the cabin was flawless! Everything was turned on for us when we arrived. The Woods were quiet and the beds were extremely comfortable. Gary was excellent at communication and was very helpful in all aspects of my stay! Also keep in mind there is 0 Cell service! I will be coming here again very soon, definitely worth booking over and over again!"
    Guest: Sapan D. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 14, 2014
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  • 50th Anniversary

    "Guest: Sue & Ron, Franklin, VA Date of stay: 6/28-7/4/14 Review submitted: 8/10/14 We had a wonderful 50th Anniversary celebration with our family of 14 at Fontana Passion Lake Lodge. We all agreed it was the most relaxing and fun vacation we have had. The cabin is beautiful and extremely well furnished and equipped. Our family gave us a surprise party and everything they needed to entertain was right there. Our 6 grandchildren (ages 7-15) loved being right on the lake and they spent hours from dawn to dusk fishing, kayaking and tubing. Having the well equipped floating dock for our boat was wonderful. The setting is so peaceful and there was very little boat traffic. The evening found everyone either watching a movie in the great little theatre, roasting marshmallows over the campfire or soaking in the hot tub. We never heard the children say they were bored and by the end of the day they were worn out and ready for bed. On the last day they did not want to leave and even wanted us to ask Gaylene if we could buy the lodge. Wish we could!"
    Guest: Ron & Sue Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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